Between Places

Between Places

by Young Dreams

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Overview

Between Places

Young Dreams' debut album, 2013's Between Places, showcases the Norwegian band's knack for mixing a melodic, '60s sunshine pop aesthetic with an '80s-influenced post-punk sound. Showcasing several vocalists who share lead and background vocal duties, Young Dreams feature a variety of harmonized melodies on Between Places that bring to mind such icons of '60s baroque pop as the Beach Boys and Free Design. Which isn't to say you could ever mistake Young Dreams for a retro-pop ensemble. It's as if the band has one ear in the past listening to dusty vinyl pop masterpieces and one ear in the present taking in the most cutting-edge electronic dance sounds. In that sense, Between Places brings to mind the work of such similarly inclined contemporaries as Stereolab and the Flaming Lips. Tracks like the infectious "Fog of War" and echoey, buoyant "Dream Alone, Wake Together" find the band crafting upbeat, melodic lines that rub against club-ready beats, shimmery synths, and unexpected symphonic flourishes, like strings and harps. The album sometimes amazingly sounds as if the Zombies had reunited in 1980 for an album produced by the Buggles' Trevor Horn, resulting in a joyful, 50-minute orgasm of chamber pop jubilation.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/05/2013
Label: Modular
UPC: 0602537146536
catalogNumber: 7146536

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Young Dreams   Primary Artist
Pablo Tellez   Group Member
Matias Tellez   Group Member
Alexander Von Mehren   Vocals
Chris Holm   Group Member
Richard Myklebust   Group Member
Fredrik Vogsborg   Group Member
Rune Vandaskog   Group Member
Per Kristian Slåttli   Group Member
Odd Martin Sklålnes   Group Member
Norsk Riksstudio Orchestra   Guest Appearance
Njål Strøm Paulsberg   Group Member
Marius Erster Bergesen   Group Member
Kim Åge Furuhaug   Group Member
Emilio Sanhueza   Group Member

Technical Credits

David Holmes   Producer
Matias Tellez   Arranger,Producer
E. Sanhueza   Composer
R. Myklebust   Composer
R. Vandaskog   Composer
Eric Zener   Paintings

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