Chandler Strang is a busy individual, creating music under three separate headings: as a member of Saskatchewan (who released their debut album this past April through Father/Daughter Records), as the man behind Dromes, his outlet for programmed beats and remixes, and as Case Work – a kind of catch-all for the rest of his disparate interests that won’t fit under the other two. There isn’t a lot of output available under the Case Work moniker – a total of six songs populate Case Work’s Soundcloud page – with the recently released “Dancing Shadows” making the seventh.
As Case Work, Strang creates these understated indie pop gems, with hand claps and guitar sounds that would sound at home next to much of The Cure’s catalog. “Dancing Shadows” is equal parts gloom and sunshine, perfect for these winter days when the light is bright but there is a collective disinterest in being outside to bask in it.
It may be that Case Work never amounts to more than Strang’s occasional noodling when the mood strikes him. This is the sort of project that doesn’t need additional attention from the artist in order for it to be compelling enough to warrant following along.