There's a shot about a minute and a half into "Animal Dreams," which was filmed on the streets of Toyko, where Sapphire Slows lives, where she's bobbing around in front of a row of vending machines, mashing a portable keyboard and singing into a plastic maraca. The actual vocals in the song are wordless, sedate cooing and the piano line is fairly delicate; there's a drum beat but it's not housey. But you watch this little disconnected performance and all of a sudden the bounce of the bass line comes to the front of your brain and it's like, Man, what is dance music if not everything? "Animal Dreams" is a little sleepy but that's fine. You can just do a little sleepy move! Sapphire Slows' True Breath EP is out today on Not Not Fun.
December 08, 2011