Review: Dim Dim – Whip

Thursday, 30 April, 2009

dim-dim-whip Last year I bought Books on tape “dinosaur dinosaur” out of curiosity and without exploring the album or artist any further. It’s an okay album with some fun and light stuff – but not more than that. At least not for me.
Maybe history is repeating itself this year. I just got Dim Dim “Whip” without knowing what I was in to and should expect. I think it’s important to be updated on new music, but also to dive into unfamiliar music.

I must have heard “Sheena” somewhere on a mp3-blog? It’s a good track that doesn’t hesitate at any moment, but just steadily keeps exploring its own peculiarity.
The tunes are very playful and toy-ish, both twisted and cute. One of “Whip”s qualities is that it never gets repetitive. But it might also be one of its flaws. Sometimes it seems like Dim Dim is scared the listener might get bored? But accept the fact and enjoy the 18 short tracks. They are positive, alternative lounge tracks that cartoon figures might like to dance to.
Whip is the 6th record from Jerry Dimmer. I think it’s tight and the samples are never overdone.

At the end of the record it’s just a guitar and a childrens choir playing. At some point surprising, but it’s also a very smooth transition. And a final note to self: Artwork is fancy and fits the mood of the album.