Published on April 24th, 2012 | by RMX0
A Music Album Review of ‘Choreography’ by Weird Dreams
The genre of power pop is under scrutiny in the album ‘Choreography‘ which was done by the group titled Weird Dreams. The sound will take you back to the old days of ‘real’ music where sound was given the precedence it deserved before the entrance of weird lyrics that completely dominate everything that the artist is attempting to do. The kind of thing that we saw in this review has not been in vogue since 1965 and even then the sales figures are not as impressive as we would like. However it is time to take a chance on this type of music.
The group is made up of 4 members who are based in London. They are tackling a concept that is full of abstract references. Their frontman is Doran Edwards and he gives us an insight into the kind of inspiration that is driving this project. “I live in an empty room where the shadows call my name”; his most endearing love song”. This has given way to the piece ‘Hurts So Bad’. You can already see that they have given deep though to both the lyrics and the sounds that they will be using for the album. For some critics this is akin to ‘emotional masochism’ because you are induced into yearning for something that you can never have. The music industry has moved on and such nostalgia serves little purpose but to make us think about the things that have been lost.
On a purely technical level ‘Choreography‘ by ‘Weird Dreams’ is an album that is capable of competing with the saccharine numbers of today. They have enough sound to capture the attention of a youthful audience that is used to sweet pop on the instant button. We were particularly impressed by the sharp passage work on the guitars. Often bands forget their instruments and it is only the reviews that remind them of this important aspect of their art. Overall you get the feeling that the sweetness has an element of something mischievous and even dark. The Christians might be alarmed by the daring titles of “666.66″ and the “River of the Damned“. However this is far better than music which has nothing to say. The dual guitar formation is an innovation that is worthy of a review in itself. The melodies in ‘Velvet Morning’ are sweet enough to make you cry.
We love the fact that this music is not ordinary at all. They have turned an old genre into something which can be intelligently enjoyed in modern times. Their edition could do with a bit of improvement. They have included some pieces that are not as good as others.