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This starts out sounding like everything that's good
about the Brian Jonestown Massacre. Early Brit Pop
leanings, slide guitar, psychedelia. That's where
the comparison ends, and the story of Dead Meadow
I don't have a copy of the album yet, so I am just
going to review the MP3 single. The album comes out
on February 22nd. I've already ordered a copy based
on the strength this song.
This is like a shining dream soundtrack. The guitars
drift almost on their own, but always slide back to
some form of loose melody. All instruments move as
a cohesive whole. This is the first time in a long
time that I can remember listening to a song as a
whole, composite piece rather than a bunch of instruments
side-by-side. I wonder if they record live in the
studio as an entire band rather than one at a time?
But the best part is at approximately 3 1/2 minutes
into the song, when a sly pop melody slides into stream
of consciousness. This reckons back to Live At Pompeii
era Pink Floyd, if they hadn't ditched their pop persona.
Sliding guitar soliliquies meander into a surreal
musical creation. I want to play this song over and
over when I go to sleep so it can be the soundtrack
for the dreams I have at night.