Nearly, Reminder

Amelia Raitt

By Amelia Raitt

on 04.22.11 in Reviews



Basing a record on a recurring dream is a chancey proposition, but when the dream features an emaciated woman rising out of a lake and when the person having the dream is a former drummer for Nine Inch Nails, the risks get cut considerably. Blending eerie, ominous synths with tribal drums and wisps of guitar, the debut album from nearLY (aka Jerome Dillon) plays like an old horror film. There are ominous whooshes and ghostly tones pulsing beneath the ethereal vocals of 12 Rounds 'Claudia Sarne. With a vocal guest spot by Greg Dulli and violin by Petra Haden, Reminder is a who's-who of misery. Sadness has never sounded so sweet.