Alice Ivy Im Dreaming album coverShe started life in Geelong as Annika Schmarsel. Now, as Alice Ivy, she’s dropped an ultra-cool collection of quirky dreamscapes, incorporating samples from old movies and commercials.

Sophisticated and soulful, it’s an exotic cocktail, with hip hop beats and vocal contributions from Bertie Blackman (Chasing Stars is a standout), Georgia van Etten, RaRa, E^ST and Charlie Threads. Singles such as Almost Here, Get Me A Drink and Be Friends built the hype, and I’m Dreaming delivers.

It’s a terrific trip; file next to The Avalanches, and make sure you listen from start to finish – with the headphones on. Dream into action.

I’m Dreaming is out Feb 16 on vinyl, via Dew Process/Universal.

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