Dear Laika EP

by Dear Laika

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James Cockayne A brilliant first record by a great musician and mate. Sorry I stole your nice microphone. I'll be there when you want to play these songs live. Proud of you man, looking forward to more in the future. Favorite track: Dusty Miller (We'll Know It's There).
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the debut self-titled ep from dear laika

singer-songwriter / ambient / dream pop / minimalist / experimental / lo-fi indie / math folk / glitch


released February 16, 2016

dear laika - vocals, guitar, piano, violin, lyrics, composition, subpar production on audacity having recorded on an iphone

sylvia plath - sample on track 1
chargino - sample on track 3
oliver tarney - samples on tracks 3 & 4
cantores episcopi - sample on track 5

charchimedes - art (

thanks to andrew stevenson, james cockayne, oliver maier, deirbhile sharkey, sage hornby, phoenix webb, mel hough, ally hyde, min choi, john kwon, inigo selwood, charchimedes, alison wallis, robin harlow, oliver tarney, kate bush, jonny greenwood, alexander hawkins, sufjan stevens, phil elverum, peter silberman, noah lennox, björk, steve reich, john tavener, arvo pärt, györgy ligeti, john cage, hildegard von bingen, sylvia plath, angus robinson, edward cunningham, jamal sutton, henry websdale, max thackray, jonathan hedley, joe zubier, carl russell, my parents and all my other friends, supporters, and influences... <3



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Dear Laika Cold Ash, UK

19yo english youth plays the progressive neo-psych mathy glitchy ambient chamber dream pop classics

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Track Name: Bathwater
bathwater / underwater

(i shall compose a crisis to stun sky black out)

recitation / asphyxiation

(but no hocus pocus of green angels damasks with dazzle the threadbare eye)
Track Name: Gota Fría
we lie inside your cloudy room
you're shivering though it's barely noon
i hold you tight...

you want to feel warm again

the water laps against the bed
the grey-blue fills your eyes and head
i'm swept aside / but i'm fine

cos i can make you feel warm again
Track Name: My Tears My Love
(my tears)
Track Name: Dusty Miller (We'll Know It's There)
december's over / and i emerge
from dusty miller / and myrtle spurge
the paramedics / open my mouth
whence comes reluctant / a silent shout

(we'll know it's there)

my watercolours / and music speak
but oh there's no / fucking mystique
no morning coffee / and no caffeine
just milligrams / fluoxetine

(we'll know it's there)
Track Name: He Calls Me By The Thunder
(steal away)