Sky Above

Sky Above

by Martin's Dam

CD

Overview

After their eponymous project, Bricklin, was signed and released years earlier by A&M Records, Scott and Brian Bricklin put together a new group, Martin's Dam, and eventually landed a deal with Sire imprint Hybrid Records. This 1998 debut by the band features song-driven alt-rock that is not dissimilar to that of the Philadelphia quartet's prior outfit. On Sky Above, Scott (vocals) and Brian (guitars) Bricklin are joined by drummer Gary Gold and bassist Mark Gorman. The tuneful, slightly subdued alternative material is extremely well-crafted and quite catchy on standout cuts like the opener, "Fear of Flying," and "Come See Julia." Slick and unassuming, Martin's Dam shows off their solid melodic and harmonic abilities that, while soothing and sometimes emotive, lack enough originality or spark to elevate the group (and this release) above the likes of the Gin Blossoms, the Verve Pipe, the Goo Goo Dolls, or the many other '90s MOR alternative specialists.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/06/1998
Label: Hybrid Recordings
UPC: 0614992000728
catalogNumber: 20007

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Martin's Dam   Primary Artist
Brian Bricklin   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,Vocals,Loops
Scott Bricklin   Acoustic Guitar,Percussion,Electric Guitar,Keyboards,Vocals,Loops
Francis Dunnery   Guitar
Mitchell Froom   Hammond Organ,Mellotron
Kevin Killen   Shaker
Shawn Pelton   Drums
Gary Gold   Drums

Technical Credits

Brian Bricklin   Producer,Engineer
Scott Bricklin   Producer
Francis Dunnery   Contributor
Mitchell Froom   Contributor
Kevin Killen   Producer,Engineer
Steve Rosenthal   Engineer
Ian Cross   Producer

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