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Alchemy Through Dreams

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All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
To those who haven't acquired a taste for electronic club music, a technology-based recording might sound like it consists of nothing but a beat techno, jungle, acid house or nothing more than a mood ambient, trance, trip-hop. It's a question of what one does and doesn't comprehend -- however much artistic value an electronic recording might have, there are bound to be those who simply don't understand what they're listening to. Alchemy Through Dreams probably won't win over those who have a hard time understanding electronic music, but those who do understand it will find Mortal Loom's brand of electronica/ambient music rewarding and quite musical. While Mortal Loom ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
To those who haven't acquired a taste for electronic club music, a technology-based recording might sound like it consists of nothing but a beat techno, jungle, acid house or nothing more than a mood ambient, trance, trip-hop. It's a question of what one does and doesn't comprehend -- however much artistic value an electronic recording might have, there are bound to be those who simply don't understand what they're listening to. Alchemy Through Dreams probably won't win over those who have a hard time understanding electronic music, but those who do understand it will find Mortal Loom's brand of electronica/ambient music rewarding and quite musical. While Mortal Loom maintains a haunting mood throughout this mostly instrumental CD, this album isn't one-dimensional or predictable. Depending on what's appropriate on a particular piece, the American group can incorporate anything from trip-hop, trance, and new age to world music and jazz. "Sorry...," in fact, hints at Tutu-era Miles Davis. The disc ends on a surprising note with its only non-instrumental: an ethereal interpretation of the pop standard "Dream a Little Dream of Me," which features singer Judy July. That standard is the last thing one expects to hear at the end of such a futuristic CD. Again, Alchemy Through Dreams is unlikely to convert anyone who insists that he/she doesn't care for electronica, but those who are open to electronic sounds will find a lot to admire about this release.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/26/2002
  • Label: Delvian Records
  • UPC: 675604125628
  • Catalog Number: 41256
  • Sales rank: 311,875

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Mortal Loom Primary Artist, Primary Artist
Norman Mayell Drums, Keyboards
Frederick Troy Guitar, Piano, Drums, Keyboards, Band, Sampling
Adrian Quay Keyboards
L.F. Gray Keyboards, Sampling
Technical Credits
Grace Jones Composer
Dave Wakeling Composer
Ranking Roger Composer
Andy Cox Composer
Charlie Haden Composer
Norman Mayell Programming
Everett Morton Composer
Ira Newborn Composer
Saxa Composer
Mortal Loom Arranger, Producer
Frederick Troy Programming, Remixing
Adrian Quay Programming
David Wright Composer
David Steel Composer
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