Michael Louis Serafin-Wells



More Praise for "Dream Together"

It's been a very busy few weeks following the release of the band's new album, our sixth, Dream Together, on New Year's Day.


Tracks from the record including "Dream 3", "Thirteen" and "Ever and Ever Forever" have found their way onto the airwaves at WFMU via Irene Trudel and Liz Berg (who calls Dream Together "just a great album for winter!") and the album has spent 5 weeks on the charts out in California on KDVS 90.3fm.


But maybe most exciting of all was the incredibly beautiful review the album received in France. Indiemusic's Raphael Duprez wrote movingly and warmly about the new album and the magazine is following up with a Q&A with Michael and a feature about the band next week. More on all that soon. Meantime, here's an excerpt from Raphael's review translated from the original French:


Review by Raphael Duprez
January 17, 2017
Dans Chroniques
Indiemusic (France)

New York’s Bipolar Explorer offers a new album, their sixth, Dream Together (Slugg Records) which is as much a reverie as a dream burning and crawling gently under our bare skins. In perpetual search for the discovery of the unknown, the trio delivers a work as simple as it is majestic and pure.

The guitars charged with reverb and delay, voices and choruses distant but warm, all in an atmosphere as moist as light, like a refreshing breeze before the storm. Daring and emotionally naked, doubtless this record may undo some. But we must yield to the temptation, the inexorable attraction of these magical and nostalgic, deep and milky songs.

Alternatingly dark ("Thirteen", “View”), angelic and aerial (“Dream 3”), painful and urgent (“She Hears You Calling”), catching and cathartic, the album closes with the ten-minute epic "To The Other Half Of The Sky” - loaded with palpable electricity as well as an ultimate tour de force in softness - the group relaxing its muscles and leaving notes hovering long after its ultimate resonances.

Devilishly endearing, Dream Together offers that rare possibility for us to traverse vast lands, leaving so primordial a place for our imagination, all by means of sonics that are literally enveloping and vibrating. A LP that is drunk, slowly, to better quench thirst. A walk through the clouds, without worrying about the next day.

(excerpt, translated from the original French)