Doveman: “The Conformist”

What Thomas Bartlett lacks in musical imagination, he very nearly makes up for in his dogged commitment to a very personal — and very quiet — vision. It’s a little trick he likely picked up from his friends and frequent collaborators in The National; on his latest album The Conformist, released once again under his Doveman banner, Bartlett hones in on a single aesthetic — one is almost inclined to call it a formula — and he simply works it, less interested in expanding his approach outward than burrowing further inward, mining his chosen sound space for everything in it.

Read the rest at Stereo Subversion.

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