Artist: In Every Dream a Nightmare Waits
Label: Seashell Records, 2014
‘Between The Surface and The Sun’ is an album from dark-folk/ambient-folk musician, In Every Dream A Nightmare Waits. Released by Seashell Records, this album has a lot of musician working on it. I was hooked since the first song ‘Transition’ where dark atmospheres beautifully covered up the cello, slide guitar, tribal drumbeat, and thin whispering vocal.
A bit rockin’ on ‘The Vampire Light’ which I think would potentially be grunge if played in a full band format. It is like when you listen to the opening of ‘Track Your Heart’, a thought popped up suddenly, “Alice in Chains?”, Well, no. ‘Praying For You’, which is I’ve listened before in Pluviose compilation, is a song for rainy day. “Are you serious?”, “Hell yeah! Black clouds, dark music with string arrangement, what else?”. You just finally drown in a gloom of ‘Let It Rain’ with no more questions.
Gloomy album, dark atmospheres, you name it. I’d rather call this album ambient folk because every explorations with beat, sound, ambience, linger on a straight line which sounds folkish. However, what’s so important about how you call it. Just enjoy every atmospheres and you know that this album is too dark to be folk, and too folk to be too dark.
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