Life in Dreaming

Life in Dreaming

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by Hidden in Plain View
     
 

Hidden in Plain View's full-length Drive-Thru debut, Life in Dreaming, rocks a ringing-guitars-and-rousing-choruses sound very similar to fellow East Coasters like Matchbook Romance and Early November. It's a sound borne right out of the label that houses HIPV, with the influence of '90s…  See more details below

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Hidden in Plain View's full-length Drive-Thru debut, Life in Dreaming, rocks a ringing-guitars-and-rousing-choruses sound very similar to fellow East Coasters like Matchbook Romance and Early November. It's a sound borne right out of the label that houses HIPV, with the influence of '90s alt-rockers like Incubus and Foo Fighters thrown in alongside some slightly harsher cues taken from hardcore. But even if it's suggestive of their peers, Hidden in Plain View's Life in Dreaming still blends its furious and gentle sides confidently, and has a lot to offer to fans of this particular pop-punk faction. Vocalist Joe Reo has a huge, syrupy voice that soars and cracks on lines like "If I could take your pain away/I would scream for you" (he sounds a little like A New Found Glory's Jordan Pundik). His vocals blend nicely with those of guitarist Rob Freeman, who handles the screaming punctuations on "Ashes Ashes" and "Minor Detail." "Innocent Ones" and "Point" are softer, with soul-baring lyrics -- "I'll find some way to cut myself open" -- and choruses that teeter at the top of gently cresting guitars and plaintive string interludes. (The album's slick, professional mix leaves no note out of place.) "Memory" mixes in some cool, Helmet-style chording; "Twenty Below" kicks in with a satisfying crunch and has the album's best guitar work; and the Foo influence is strong on "Garden Statement." Life in Dreaming's sonic similarity to HIPV's contemporaries won't be a problem for Drive-Thru devotees. It's these bands' emotional lyrics that fans respond to, as well as their melodic flair, and Hidden in Plain View has these elements to spare.

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Product Details

Release Date:
02/22/2005
Label:
Rodent Popsicle
UPC:
0060768362222
catalogNumber:
83622

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Hidden in Plain View   Primary Artist
Patrick Warren   chamberlain
Andrew McMahon   Piano
Spencer Peterson   Drums,Group Member
Joe Reo   Vocals,Group Member
Mike Saffert   Guitar,Group Member
Track Record   Track Performer
Houston Calls   Track Performer
I Am the Avalanche   Track Performer
Chris Amato   Bass,Group Member
Rob Freeman   Guitar,Vocals,Group Member

Technical Credits

Jim Wirt   Producer,Engineer
P.R. Brown   Paintings
CJ Eiriksson   Engineer,Pro-Tools
Adam Lohrbach   Composer
Hidden in Plain View   Composer
Arthur "Ace" Enders   Composer
Day at the Fair   Composer
Halifax   Composer
Scott Culver   Enhanced CD Audio Creation
Trevor Neiman   Paintings
Sheryl Pierson   Paintings

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