Red Alder is a female solo artist who makes wonderfully atmospheric lo-fi pop. As the name suggests, the songs on Dissociation are cold, withdrawn and sombre. However, these seven tracks showcase some of the most beautiful and poignant female led pop I’ve heard for quite some time. Through the use of keyboard, percussion, effects and field recordings, Red Alder puts forward music that is both playful and melancholy. Highly recommended.