Droned vocals murmur disquietingly guileless anecdotes of discoveries of verity in dismal encounters. The desolate conveyance is contrasted by often times incandescent backgrounds, the foreground being the bleak discoveries, obscuring the luminous with a slap of presence. The present becomes ever more prominent, disguising pristine primitive acknowledgement of only future felicity and masking it beneath the obtrusive immediate. Old Friends is a collection of self described lo-fi synth pop songs by Happy Trends, the project of Dylan Khotin-Foote of Kumon Plaza. Old Friends is released via Orchid Tapes (the limited-cassette based label run by Warren of the brilliant Foxes in Fiction), both Dylan and Warren both being Canadian I presume it’s a given that the inserts for the tapes are color-coded according to NHL team colors. You can download the album (which might I add is a perfect introduction to the new year) at his bandcamp or directly buy one of 50 copies of limited cassettes from Dylan himself at email@example.com.