Memory Tapes, the project led by Dayve Hawk, is seeking to end the year with a bang. After the doubts raised last year by the less-than-inspired “ Player Piano” (Carpark, 2011), Hawk will release his third album this 4th December via Carpark. “I've always explained Memory Tapes as pop music field recordings. I decided to showcase a kind of chaotic reaching. I don't think the record is flat-out shooting in all directions though, because I kept trying to rein it in as much as I embraced it. That’s why I called it ‘Grace/Confusion’”, says Hawk cryptically about his new songs. We leave you with one of them, the elaborate “ Sheila”, eight and a half minutes full of twists and turns.