"In It But Not Of It" CD
Genres: dream pop, indie rock
34 South Portland Ave, Apt. 2
Brooklyn, NY 11217
Feb 17 - 23 2003
Dreams are four guys and a gal from Brooklyn, New York. The
guys tackle the instruments while the gal, Lynda Kady, is their
vocalist. Together, they create their own brand of mellow indie
rock that relies heavily on the ethereal guitar parts.
Songs like "Changes Everything" and "Mercy" are
spacey numbers that run largely on atmosphere, with melodies that are
nice, but not as satisfying as they could be. Lynda's
semi-spunky vocals are interesting, yet don't seem to fit the music
perfectly. However, the band has done a really nice job with
other aspects of their music. On "Mercy," for example,
their gently wavy guitar textures add a pleasant ambiance backing Kady's
vocals, lending the song a really dreamy, warm feel. The viola
part, courtesy of Gene Park, further enhances this sound.
Perhaps the CD's best track is "Elsa," a nice little
track that rocks along steadily, sounding something like an
Americanized Britpop tune. It's instantly catchy, with all the
makings of a tune you'd have in your head for days. It's a bit
less ethereal than tracks like "Mercy," with a bit more
attitude and strength. The hidden track that follows it is also one of the album's highpoints.
Altogether, Loaded Dreams' debut album, In It But Not Of
It is a very satisfying release. Although the band may have
trouble finding a niche (they're too powerful for shoegazer audiences,
but too slow and dreamy for indie rockers), they certainly deserve a
listen, even if it takes awhile to get used to their style.
6 songs, distributed by the
band, released 2002]