The Space Lady - On the Street of Dreams
If you are looking to transcend reality, or just a mediocre day, turn to the Space Lady's On the Street of Dreams.
A beloved humble figure in outsider music, the Space Lady (otherwise known as the mysterious Susan Dietrich Schnieder), taps into celestial influence and fuses it with pop melodies. Escape into the record's gently summoning casio refrains and ethereal vox singing nostalgic hits of the past.
The Space Lady's long career performing on the streets of San Francisco and Boston are encapsulated here, where she strips popular songs to their most pure and moving identity. A standout includes the cover of dutch rock band Golden Earring's "Radar Love," that takes on new melancholic beauty when she sings, "I've been driving all night/ My hands wet on the wheel/ There's a voice in my head that drives my heel," echoing out from under layers of transforming synthesizer.