A good album…
Saw You in a Dream starts with the titular track – a melancholy ballad driven by a groovy rhythm section. I think the juxtaposition works. At the forefront are Amber Bain’s airy vocals that make the song, and the rest of the album, all the more a dream-like experience. It’s capped off with a 9-minute journey of a track aptly titled Count to Nine.
Great hooks and vocal melodies across this EP – enough that I can excuse Bain with indulging a bit in that last track – although all the tracks are very similar sonically. I guess that’s just something that comes with dream pop. It’s great when you’re in the mood for it, though.
7.5 / 10
Tracks I play the most: Saw You in a Dream
Tracks I play moderately: Somebody you found, 3/3, Count to Nine
Tracks I usually skip: (none)
A good live performance…
Takuya Kuroda - Actors (Live in New York City)
I might have a thing for frantic trumpets.