The Universe Inside The Dream Syndicate

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  • 1The Regulator20:27
  • 2The Longing07:36
  • 3Apropos Of Nothing09:32
  • 4Dusting Off The Rust09:55
  • 5The Slowest Rendition10:53
  • Total Runtime58:23

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When one thinks of The Dream Syndicate, it's not just the wild abandon with which singer/guitarist Steve Wynn, drummer Dennis Duck, bassist Mark Walton, and lead guitarist Jason Victor perform - it's the carefully constructed songwriting of Wynn that comes to mind. By now every rock critic in the country has predetermined who he or she feels Wynn reminds them of and what they think of that style of songs. This time, don't! Which brings us to The Universe Inside. Every article or review ever written will claim "this is new and different" - well, it is! Just look at the song lengths: 20:27, 7:36, 8:56, 9:55 and 10:53. Ok, sure - the Syndicate have occasionally committed a long song, "John Coltrane Stereo Blues" was 9 minutes with live versions over the ten-minute mark. For the first time, every song is a group songwriting effort. What seeps in are Dennis Duck's knowledge of European avant-garde music, Jason Victor's passion for 70s prog, Mark Walton's experience in Southern-fried music collectives and Wynn's love of vintage electric jazz. The dazzling display of album cover artwork alone should clue you into the changes. But don't take our word for it. Dive in!

The Dream Syndicate:
Steve Wynn, lead vocals, guitar, harmonica
Jason Victor, guitar
Chris Cacavas, keyboards
Mark Walton, bass
Dennis Duck, drums
Special guests:
Stephen McCarthy, electric sitar, guitar, six-string bass, pedal steel, backing vocals
Marcus Tenney, saxophone, trumpet
Johnny Hott, percussion

Recorded by John Agnello and Adrian Olsen at Montrose Recording (Richmond, VA)

Mixed by Adrian Olsen at Montrose Recording except “The Slowest Rendition” which was mixed by John Agnello at Kaleidoscope Sound (Union City, NJ)

Mastered by Greg Calbi at Sterling Sound
Produced by John Agnello, Adrian Olsen and The Dream Syndicate

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