Led by DJ, producer and artist Arick Woodhead, Doldrums first got attention for being part of Montreal’s warehouse-based electronic music scene along with the likes of blogosphere darlings Grimes, Majical Cloudz and Blue Hawaii. In fact, Doldrum’s 2013 debut effort, Lesser Evil was released to critical praise; however, the much-anticipated follow up, The Air Conditioned Nightmare, which takes its name from Henry Miller’s collection of essays published in 1945, is both a refinement of the sound that first won the attention of the blogosphere and fans, and a change of sonic direction as the material is reportedly comprised of a lot of paranoid sentiment, dystopian imagery and anxiety – in fact much like Miller’s collection of essays, the album’s latest single “Loops,” is a slickly produced, anxious track comprised of layers of staccato, cascading synths, quick-paced four-on-the-floor-like drumming, ambient electronics paired with Woodhead’s ethereal falsetto floating above the mix. 

The official video for the song is comprised of surreal and psychedelic imagery that displays a fever dream-like logic that seems to heighten the song’s sense of anxiety and discomfort.