D. Pel is the messenger, mouthpiece, and fall guy for the existential thoughts and narratives of Dan Pelley. The voice of Dan Pelley croons and growls, yells and professes in a manner that belongs naturally to him, honoring his roots, intertwining old-time folk with indie rock. Songs push through solemnity with celebration, and depression with love. The Strange Attractors are a chaotic conglomeration of supportive and talented players and friends. Their accompaniment provides rich texture and compelling dynamics to D. Pel’s intimate and austere approach. The results of such woolgathering and collaborative efforts are both visionary and nostalgic.