Kingston, ON’s Dorothea Paas’ four-track Calm Your Body EP is reflective, down-tempo rock streaked with melancholy.
Standout track “A.D.” shows a more furious side to Paas’s otherwise-spare songs. “I see my death in a bunch of places / I see his death in my sleep and can’t wake up” Paas sings, as the song is propelled forward by her snaky guitar and Matthew Steel’s explosive drumming. Paas’s voice delicately swims in the grungy guitar, rising to the surface of the swampy production.
The other songs on Calm Your Body are slower and more deliberate. Paas’ voice echoes and swirls around her guitar on closer “Vessel,” which is a good analogy for how Calm Your Body Down ends, crescendoing with “A.D.” before petering out.