dream pop

Posted Wednesday, December 30, 2015 - 9:13am by Ryan Skaggs

In 2015, there have been a number of great progressive rock albums. Among these releases, none has been more remarkable than Chelsea Wolfe’s Abyss. Abyss, her fifth studio album, dropped in August on the Sargent House label. Abyss is her strongest body of work to date, blending elements of folk, doom metal and electronic music into divinely ethereal concoctions. In an era where irony and kitsch still reign supreme, Chelsea Wolfe offers material that is refreshingly sincere. The sound composures on Abyss range from being delicate to overwhelming. Chelsea Wolfe displays mastery of her craft as Abyss flows from the devastating and haunting to the lush and awe inspiring. Abyss is remarkable from start to finish.     

Category: Album Reviews

Tags: doom metal, folk metal, dark prog, dream pop, Sargent House
Posted Saturday, May 31, 2014 - 2:50pm by Sina Tavoosi

Mammút are one of the most successful indie bands in Iceland, the land that shaped the unmatched imagination of musicians like Björk and Sigur Rós. Their third album Komdu til mín svarta systir ( Come to me dark sister ) is a great example of keeping dignity while giving life to radio-friendly rock music. Their music is more complex than the average rock band, dreamy and dark with lots of blind spots left for you to fill with personal thoughts.

Category: Album Reviews

Tags: Mammút, Iceland, Warpaint, Scandinavian Music Group, Indie Rock, dream pop
Posted Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 4:12pm by Sina Tavoosi

Birds of Passage is an ambient/dream pop project by singer-songwriter Alicia Merz from Waikato, New Zealand. This music of Birds of Passage is full of heartfelt emotions where the only notes played are the most essential ones. This Kindly Slumber is minimal ambient/drone made amicable by a woman's gentle voice and not much else going on  Can that really be enough? 

Category: Album Reviews

Tags: ambient, drone, dream pop, Birds of Passage, minimalist, minimalism
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