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Avant dream rock from Laura Ortman and company, using guitar, violin, organ, filtered vocals, ham radio transmission & nature samples, beautiful and haunting songs.

Dust Dive, The
Asleep or Awake Walk

Dust Dive, The : Asleep or Awake Walk (free103.9)
Label: free103.9    
Released in: USA    

"Brooklyn based trio The Dust Dive create a music that is forever locked in the dream world of memory. Their debut album, Asleep or Awake Walk, is a slow concoction of Laura Ortman's perennially descending guitar arpeggios and ghostly violin, mixed with Ken Switzer's plaintive chord organ, and Bryan Zimmerman's sung-spoken poetry, all resting on a bed of Ham radio transmissions and nature samples. Add to this each member's uniquely filtered vocals and counter vocals and you get an extremely subtle music that immediately transports you to forgotten memories, hobo trails, lonely rural nights, and parking lot hangouts. "-Patrick McCarthy

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Product Information:

UPC: 4020796416126

Label: free103.9
Catalog ID: AD022
Squidco Product Code: 9376

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2004
Country: USA
Packaging: Jewel Tray
Recorded and mixed by Jeff Hoskins at Lab Rat, Brooklyn, March-July 2003.


Laura Ortman-electric guitar, violin, vocals, samples, piano

Ken Switzer-organ, vocals

Bryan Zimmerman-vocals, samples, saw

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Track Listing:

1) Olate North Parking Lot

2) Back Porches

3) Can't Afford Much Money

4) Main Street Anthem

5) I'd Rather Not Know

6) Perkins Flag is Getting Ragged

7) Lost Bird

8) Asleep or Awake Walk

9) Sirens in the Park at 11

10) Way Against the Sunlight

11) Daylight

12) Flatbush Adeline