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This Is Not a Dream
This Is Not a Dream
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
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All Artists: Dadamah
Title: This Is Not a Dream
Members Wishing: 3
Total Copies: 0
Label: Kranky
Original Release Date: 1/23/1996
Re-Release Date: 5/26/1995
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 796441800223

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Brooding sounds
D. Godfrey | Seoul | 04/22/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is a compilation of Dadamah's two 7" singles tacked onto the 6 track "This is Not a Dream" LP. Also included is the 1 minute long "Flies Inside the Sun" track originally released on a 7" X/way comp.

The music is moody and dark. Featuring such South Island superstars as Roy Montgomery on guitar and vox, Kim Pieters on bass and (very unique,) vox, Peter Stapelton on drums and the previously unheard of (by me at least,) Janine Stagg on keyboards.

If you know these artists you will have a fairly good idea what to expect. Hazy, narcotic sounding music with dark Stapelton lyrics.

Janine Stagg, although being the lesser known, contributes some great atmospheric keyboards and synth. Somewhat similar to a less psychotic Mick Elborado.

All in all an awesome CD of post-velvets haze."
Matthew Mcgowan | Auckland, New Zealand | 09/22/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)

"I came to this from knowing Roy Montgomery from the New Zealand band, Pin Group. I think for those that get to this record in the same way they will be satisfied. I am pretty bad at describing music in words but to my mind this record is like the Terminals meets Pin Group. My favourite tracks (Too hot to dry, Brian's Children and Radio Brain) are catchy, rhythmic, sort of (dare i say) jangly, guitar-driven songs with some psychedelic moments thrown in, and with an overarching space-gothic feel to it...

The production is unsophisticated, i.e. some of the recordings aren't the clearest, and to me it feels like it was recorded with a fairly basic bedroom setup. But i guess thats part of the charm? Oh, and the levels are a fair bit lower than most other albums i own.

my 0.02"