Soft Walls, “Guided Through”

J. Edward Keyes

By J. Edward Keyes

on 07.22.14 in Listen to This

No Time, the second record from the UK’s Dan Reeves, who records as Soft Walls, is full of songs that obsess over the passage of time. But you’d never guess it from the way they sound: “Guided Through” is a hazy, druggy psych number that doesn’t seem stressed about much of anything. A big, pealing guitar line streaks across the top of the song, and Reeves’ voice is woozy and drowsy. It’s more hallucination than song, a big, rolling cloud ready to envelop everything around it.