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Nightmare on Elmfield Road

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Shifting stylistic gears from the rootsy wallop of her 2018 debut, One Big Nothing, Australia's Kaity Dunstan, aka Cloves, pours herself into the digital alt-rock glow of 2021's Nightmare on Elmfield Road. A loose riff on the classic '80s horror movie A Nightmare on Elm Street, The album finds Cloves crafting a dystopian, claustrophobic pop landscape that feels intentionally like how a teenager in the '90s might've thought the future would sound. There's an arch theatricality to much of Nightmare on Elmfield Road that can come off as performative on first listen, almost like Cloves is playing a character -- which she might be. Given her aesthetic shift from yearning, bluesy diva à la Adele on One Big Nothing to slinky, Shirley Manson-esque anime chanteuse on Elmfield Road, such questions are inevitable. Thankfully, much of Elmfield Road works, and Cloves commits entirely to her '90s final girl persona. Born in 1996, she obviously wasn't old enough to be aware of the alt-rock she's referencing on Elmfield Road when it first arrived. Still, drawing upon such influences as Garbage, Kate Bush, Portishead, and a lot of Tori Amos, she manages to capture the techno-dread atmosphere of the '90s and early 2000s nicely while transforming it into something that sounds fresh. Collaborating with producers like Clarence Coffee, Jr., Hudson Mohawke, Detonate, and others, Cloves drapes her dusky head voice in clipped electronic beats, thick walls of piano, buzzy drone bass, and the occasional squelch of refracted guitar fuzz. Thematically, she riffs on the album's mental health/horror tropes throughout, offering up evocative song titles like "Manic," "Sicko," and "Grudge" -- mini aural horror movies born out of her innermost thoughts. Underlining this notion is a cheeky track called "And now a word from one of the many voices in my head saying something I won't remember later," which plays like a fake phone solicitation for an anxiety medication. While many of these songs have nice hooks -- "Sicko" even manages to slip in a nod to Suzanne Vega's "Tom's Diner" -- Nightmare on Elmfield Road works best listened to as a whole, so the overarching tone of ominously sultry dread can really settle in.
© Matt Collar /TiVo

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1
Manic
00:02:48

Rob Kinelski, Mixer, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Miles Showell, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Davide Rossi, Strings, AssociatedPerformer - Clarence Coffee Jr., ComposerLyricist - Cloves, Vocals, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Nathaniel Ledwidge, Recording Engineer, Programming, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel, ComposerLyricist - DetoNate, Producer - Kaitlyn Dunstan, ComposerLyricist

℗ 2021 Interscope Records

2
Sicko Explicit
00:02:45

Suzanne Vega, ComposerLyricist - Rob Kinelski, Mixer, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Miles Showell, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Hudson Mohawke, Producer, Programming, AssociatedPerformer - Clarence Coffee Jr., ComposerLyricist - Cloves, MainArtist - Nathaniel Ledwidge, Recording Engineer, Programming, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel, ComposerLyricist - DetoNate, Producer - Ross Matthew Birchard, ComposerLyricist - Ed Swinburne, Producer, Additional Producer, Programming, AssociatedPerformer - Kaitlyn Dunstan, ComposerLyricist

℗ 2020 Interscope Records

3
Nightmare
00:03:20

Rob Kinelski, Mixer, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Miles Showell, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Jordan Katz, Trumpet, AssociatedPerformer - David Ralicke, Trombone, AssociatedPerformer - Hudson Mohawke, Producer, Programming, AssociatedPerformer - Paul Pritchard, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Clarence Coffee Jr., Vocal Producer, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Cloves, Vocals, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Nathaniel Ledwidge, Recording Engineer, Programming, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel, ComposerLyricist - DetoNate, Producer - Ross Matthew Birchard, ComposerLyricist - Kaitlyn Dunstan, ComposerLyricist

℗ 2021 Interscope Records

4
And now a word from one of the many voices in my head saying something I won’t remember later
00:00:34

Rob Kinelski, Mixer, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Miles Showell, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Paul Pritchard, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Clarence Coffee Jr., Vocal Producer, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Cloves, Vocalist, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Nathaniel Ledwidge, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Josh Wheatley, Producer, Programming, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Kaitlyn Dunstan, ComposerLyricist - Honor Teideman, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 2021 Interscope Records

5
Dead Explicit
00:03:21

Rob Kinelski, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Miles Showell, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Clarence Coffee Jr., ComposerLyricist - Cloves, MainArtist - Nathaniel Ledwidge, Programming, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - DetoNate, Producer - Kaitlyn Dunstan, ComposerLyricist

℗ 2020 Interscope Records

6
Screws Explicit
00:03:17

Rob Kinelski, Mixer, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Miles Showell, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Paul Pritchard, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Clarence Coffee Jr., Vocal Producer, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Cloves, Vocalist, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Nathaniel Ledwidge, Recording Engineer, Programming, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel, ComposerLyricist - DetoNate, Producer - Kaitlyn Dunstan, ComposerLyricist

℗ 2021 Interscope Records

7
Better
00:02:47

Rob Kinelski, Mixer, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Miles Showell, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Jordan Katz, Trumpet, AssociatedPerformer - David Ralicke, Trombone, AssociatedPerformer - Jacob Portrait, ComposerLyricist - Paul Pritchard, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Clarence Coffee Jr., Vocal Producer, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Cloves, Vocalist, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Nathaniel Ledwidge, Recording Engineer, Programming, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel, ComposerLyricist - DetoNate, Producer - Jake Portrait, Producer, Programming, AssociatedPerformer - Kaitlyn Dunstan, ComposerLyricist

℗ 2021 Interscope Records

8
Paranoid Explicit
00:03:49

Rob Kinelski, Mixer, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Miles Showell, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Davide Rossi, Strings, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Paul Pritchard, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Clarence Coffee Jr., Vocal Producer, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Cloves, Vocalist, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Nathaniel Ledwidge, Recording Engineer, Programming, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel, ComposerLyricist - DetoNate, Producer - Ross Matthew Birchard, ComposerLyricist - Kaitlyn Dunstan, ComposerLyricist

℗ 2021 Interscope Records

9
Grudge Explicit
00:03:17

Rob Kinelski, Mixer, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Miles Showell, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Paul Pritchard, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Clarence Coffee Jr., Vocal Producer, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Cloves, Vocalist, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Nathaniel Ledwidge, Recording Engineer, Programming, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel, ComposerLyricist - DetoNate, Producer - Kaitlyn Dunstan, ComposerLyricist

℗ 2021 Interscope Records

10
Beast
00:02:13

Rob Kinelski, Mixer, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Miles Showell, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Paul Pritchard, Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Clarence Coffee Jr., Vocal Producer, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Cloves, Vocalist, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Nathaniel Ledwidge, Recording Engineer, Programming, AssociatedPerformer, StudioPersonnel, ComposerLyricist - DetoNate, Producer - Kaitlyn Dunstan, ComposerLyricist - Timothy Horner, ComposerLyricist

℗ 2021 Interscope Records

Album Description

Shifting stylistic gears from the rootsy wallop of her 2018 debut, One Big Nothing, Australia's Kaity Dunstan, aka Cloves, pours herself into the digital alt-rock glow of 2021's Nightmare on Elmfield Road. A loose riff on the classic '80s horror movie A Nightmare on Elm Street, The album finds Cloves crafting a dystopian, claustrophobic pop landscape that feels intentionally like how a teenager in the '90s might've thought the future would sound. There's an arch theatricality to much of Nightmare on Elmfield Road that can come off as performative on first listen, almost like Cloves is playing a character -- which she might be. Given her aesthetic shift from yearning, bluesy diva à la Adele on One Big Nothing to slinky, Shirley Manson-esque anime chanteuse on Elmfield Road, such questions are inevitable. Thankfully, much of Elmfield Road works, and Cloves commits entirely to her '90s final girl persona. Born in 1996, she obviously wasn't old enough to be aware of the alt-rock she's referencing on Elmfield Road when it first arrived. Still, drawing upon such influences as Garbage, Kate Bush, Portishead, and a lot of Tori Amos, she manages to capture the techno-dread atmosphere of the '90s and early 2000s nicely while transforming it into something that sounds fresh. Collaborating with producers like Clarence Coffee, Jr., Hudson Mohawke, Detonate, and others, Cloves drapes her dusky head voice in clipped electronic beats, thick walls of piano, buzzy drone bass, and the occasional squelch of refracted guitar fuzz. Thematically, she riffs on the album's mental health/horror tropes throughout, offering up evocative song titles like "Manic," "Sicko," and "Grudge" -- mini aural horror movies born out of her innermost thoughts. Underlining this notion is a cheeky track called "And now a word from one of the many voices in my head saying something I won't remember later," which plays like a fake phone solicitation for an anxiety medication. While many of these songs have nice hooks -- "Sicko" even manages to slip in a nod to Suzanne Vega's "Tom's Diner" -- Nightmare on Elmfield Road works best listened to as a whole, so the overarching tone of ominously sultry dread can really settle in.
© Matt Collar /TiVo

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