New Release: Marine Dreams – “Producer’s Wonderland”

New Release: Marine Dreams – “Producer’s Wonderland”

January 14, 2015 | Posted in: Marine Dreams 0

Ian Kehoe is Marine Dreams. I want to make this clear as he brings us this new and very personal album. Written, performed, recorded, mixed, and mastered by Ian in his home studio, Producer’s Wonderland is the work of a singular vision and a unique mind.

Displaying Ian’s robust commitment to ongoing creativity and continuing development as a songwriter and musician, Producer’s Wonderland is rich in melodic and rhythmic adventures. Vocal harmonies and acoustic guitar textures mix with programmed drums and synths in deep and surprising pop songs.

If this is a new sound for Marine Dreams, it increases my impression that this is an album about personal growth, about learning – there’s even a song called “Learning Experience” that describes the making of Lemon Tree, the previous Marine Dreams album. It’s as if what is being “produced” is not just the music, but also the person making the music. What does it mean to love (“Love(After Eros The Bittersweet)” named for the Anne Carson book), to maintain life-long friendships (the tender and beautiful “Michael”), to live with uncertainty (“No Use”)?

There are big questions asked here, but asked joyfully; posed and arranged in a group of wonderful and magical songs.

Producer’s Wonderland
1. One Question
2. Polished Stone
3. Snake Fish
4. No Use
5. Learning Experience
6. Sunny Starry Moon
7. Love (After “Eros The Bittersweet”)
8. Michael
9. Men Without Grace
10. Prisoner Of Eternity

Please listen to No Use below.

Producer’s Wonderland (YC-021) will be released January 27, 2015 on Limited Edition Cassette and Digital formats.

YCR 5th Anniversary Concerts

YCR 5th Anniversary Concerts

In 2014, You’ve Changed Records is celebrating five years of music, friendship, and joyful persistence with a couple of very special anniversary concerts:

Thursday, May 22 – Toronto, ON – The Horseshoe Tavern
Tickets available at Rotate This, Soundscapes, and through Ticketfly

Friday, May 23 – Ottawa, ON – St. Alban’s Church
Presented by Arboreteum Festival.
Tickets available at Antique Skate Shop, Vertigo Records, and Compact Music

The shows will feature performances from The Weather Station, Shotgun Jimmie, Baby Eagle, Richard Laviolette, and Marine Dreams; special guests may be present and presented too. It is, after all, a birthday party. And we hope you can make it!

In the meantime our Anniversary Sale continues in the Shop with all records priced at $10!

New Release: Marine Dreams – “Lemon Tree”

New Release: Marine Dreams – “Lemon Tree”

March 22, 2014 | Posted in: Marine Dreams 0

I’ve never seen a lemon tree; or, I’ve seen not knowing. It’s entirely possible to look at a tree and, if think at all, think only: “there’s a tree.” To be aware that something exists in all it’s particulars outside of your understanding is a peculiar type of knowing. From something very small, a word perhaps, or a name, the idea takes on weight and shape. It roots and flowers and blooms, bears fruit, seed, and sapling, through multiplying generations of bewilderment.

There’s a cool shade between the lines of trees. A human voice is singing: “I do not know! I do not know!” The sound echoes off the wood; the orchard itself is singing.

Two lovers lie beneath the trees. They decide to look together through the leafy branches for the sky and tell each other what they see: a leafy sky that’s filled with suns! Dark green leaves like holes in the light!

-Steven Lambke

You’ve Changed Records in the Yukon

You’ve Changed Records in the Yukon

September 30, 2013 | Posted in: Baby Eagle, Marine Dreams, Richard Laviolette, Shotgun Jimmie 0

 

You’ve Changed Records is partnering with our good pals at Headless Owl Records for a very special event in the Yukon. Shotgun Jimmie, Baby Eagle, Marine Dreams, and Richard Laviolette will be joining Michael Feuerstack, The Burning Hell, Construction and Destruction, Wax Mannequin, and Kyle Cashen for a meeting of the minds and hearts, a congress of the soul, a numbering of the tribe, a collaborative recording session, and a revue show of spectacular proportions. Shary Boyle is graciously providing projected artwork and elevated vibes.

Friday, October 11 – Yukon Arts Centre, Whitehorse
Saturday, October 12 – KIAC Ballroom, Dawson City

Maybe this whole thing raises some questions: Why the Yukon? Is that a Sasquatch? How many songwriters does it take to change a light bulb? Who’s on bass? How many clowns will fit in that car?

Here’s what I know: We are thrilled beyond thrilled. We are over the moon. We’ve already got our bags packed. Everyone has written killer new songs for the project. And the answer to all questions is, of course, “YES”.

North!

New Release: Marine Dreams – “Corner Of The Eye”

New Release: Marine Dreams – “Corner Of The Eye”

August 13, 2013 | Posted in: Marine Dreams 0

After so many lengthy waits, we’re happy to announce the release of the new album by Marine Dreams, Corner of the Eye on September 24th, 2013. 10 killer tracks on 180 gram vinyl and digital formats, acoustic guitars, sweet bass.

We can’t wait for you to hear this one, so give a listen to the track “Roots Come After Lengthy Waits” to catch a glimpse:

Here’s the official line, straight out of the marketing department:

On Marine Dreams’s self titled debut, Ian Kehoe‘s poetic lyrics and guitar driven production stayed close to his roots in rock and roll and punk music.  Now comes Corner of the Eye, a dreamy, unforced exploration of a musical world of its own invention.

Made quickly in a basement in Welland, ON, with Daniel Romano at the helm and Ross Miller, Ian Romano, and Tamara Lindeman on hand, songs were begun and finished in just a few hours. Passing a book of Henri Rousseau’s paintings around the control room, naive depictions of imaginary lions and jungle blossoms, the friends turned away from drum fills, cymbals, electric guitars. Rather, three part harmony, drum machines, and acrobatic bass create an idiosyncratic sound. Flashes of Lee Perry and Jeff Lynne era Petty. A joyful, complex sense of melody. A surprising focus on groove and rhythm. Kehoe’s lyrics, at first glance dreamy, reveal themselves on repeat listens to contain surprising complexity. The internal is the literal on the this record, love as a force, a thing that ‘goes by, confident in it’s crazy pride.’ Emotion conflates reality. “It’s the corner of the eye that can see the human lines’ sings Kehoe, and the line is fitting. This is a record, and a songwriter, that exist themselves on the margins, looking out.

Pressed on 180 gram vinyl replete with a fin de siecle silhouette of a dancing woman and a prose depiction of an elephant hiding in a cherry tree, Corner Of The Eye is unusual, certainly, but irrepressible. A record for the ages, or for some other age, perhaps, one that never actually existed, some time lost between the unfettered poeticism of the twenties and the musical confidence of the sixties. Or perhaps it is a record only for this age, an act of sincerity by Ian Kehoe, throwing out massive choruses and three key change endings while singing quietly of the state of his soul, the complications of his love, of damp eyes and streets wet with the tears of strangers.

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