ONE WAY Recommends [Issue
a member of New York trio Ivy, Andy Chase is to blame for their
soft focus songs and bittersweet production, elastic traits that
pervade his solo project, Brookville. A small leap from Ivy's only
slightly more fulsome fare, Brookville is all rainy day dreaming
and consolation, a wrap around blanket to shield you from the world's
cold realities. With support from Eric Matthews, and ex Smashing
Pumpkin James Iha, Wonderfully Nothing can stand alongside such
retro pop classics as the Grays' Ro Sham Bo, Eric Matthews' It's
Heavy In Here and The Divine Comedy's Casanova. Chase offers summery
pop solace like "Summer Parade" and "This Is How
It Ends," and that's not all. "Sample From Heaven"
pairs bossa nova rhythms with moist electronica; "Shine"
moves slowly like a sad walk through Parisian thoroughfares; "Justine"
recreates the droning trip hop of DJ Cam or Amon Tobin. But no matter
the fit, Chase's Brian Wilson-Gainsbourg-Pink Floyd influences overpower
his production veils, and with songs this ethereal, you'll never
leave the comfort of your CD player.