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May 20, 2011

Degrees – New Album Out May-24: “Dream on Dreamy” – Viva Music Review

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01. The Great Big Void * 02. Oakland Mountain High * 03. Boys of Distortion * 04. Beach Loveison * 05. At Least Rock & Roll Won’t Leave A Hole In My Back * 06. Idiot Dreaming * 07. A New Dawn Fades, A New Dawn Waits * 08. Roads Again * 09. Dream On Dreamy

Album review:

Dream on Dreamy” is truly a gem of an album: out on May-24 with Af-music on May-24, it is already available as a digital download from the band’s bandcamp.com account, and can be found in stores in traditional format and also as a limited edition hand-numbered jewel case CD lot of 100.

What is striking from the first seconds of this beautiful album is the serene, almost immobile atmosphere the album transports you to: the small town atmosphere that on the surface suggests unvarnished simplicity and stillness, while deep down the turmoil and the ecstasy are boiling and erupting in a typical Swedish manner. This is how “The Great Big Void” welcomes you to the world of Degrees, a task that is further taken up by the elegant sound of “Oakland Mountain High“. The quietude subsists in subsequent tracks such as “Boys of Distortion” and “Beach Loveison”, which penetrate and drill down layers and layers of sound profusions and portions effectively emotions that are at the same time intimate and delicate. (more…)

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