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Powder Blue :: Dream in Black (Dub Ditch Picnic) CASSETTE

$7 CAD
Powder Blue :: Dream in Black (Dub Ditch Picnic) CASSETTE
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Powder Blue :: Dream in Black (Dub Ditch Picnic) CASSETTE

$7 CAD
From the Dub Ditch Picnic Website:

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Four piece Saskatoon femme psychers Powder Blue aim to provide "the soundtrack to your dreams and nightmares" with their debut "A Dream in Black".
These aren't your run of the mill 'giving a speech in your jockeys' nightmares either. Anyone out there seen "Curse of the Crimson Altar"? Yup, that's the sort of dreams we're dealing in here - kinky, diabolical ceremonies, wreathed in multi hued smoke and presided over by an uncomfortable looking green skinned Barbara Steele. For those of a less obscure persuasion who might be getting a little lost and ready to jump ship, what I'm trying to get across here is that "A Dream in Black" is moody, hazy and deeply psychedelic. And way cooler than it has any right to be.
"Go On Forever" is the perfect opener with a lovely, lyrical guitar line emerging from the hazy layers of organ, topped by the dreamiest of vocals, as if your subconscious had been given voice.
The mood remains unspoilt throughout with vocalist / keyboardist Elsa Gebremichael's keyboards a particular treat - bold when they need to be but able to offer plenty of texture as required.
"Hot Fire" is a more playful proposition, with it's sinuous guitar riff suggesting an Americanised Stealing Sheep, while "Turn to Dust" displays their uncanny knack to mix the moody and the melodic with a killer hook.
More please. Now.

- Active Listener

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Listen Here:

http://powderbluemusic.bandcamp.com/album/dream-in-black

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Writing About Music:

This is a female fronted 4 piece band that plays spacey melodic music. Guitarist and vocalist Shelby writes all the songs. Go on Forever starts the side A with an organ before the guitar and stoned groove takes on and the dreamy vocal takes center place. Cool song. The title track is next is more repetitive and later on some cool organ takes the lead and the guitar changes and attempts a bit of interplay before the track fades out. The Haunting starts with a delay guitar and just floats. Nice track. The Side B starts with Hot Fire, which is an uptempo track with the guitar in the front and a cool vocal. It also features short guitar and keyboard solos. All of his love is more straight forward short rock track with no solos. Turn to Dust lets the keyboards take the lead. This is not some commercial rock. It is melodic, sometimes catchy but it always has this low fi, spacey vibe to it.

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