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GIFT OF DREAMS

  • 01. Mandroid
    02. Video Sensation
    03. Fantasy
    04. Sneeky
    05. I Found A Lover
    06. Moonwalk
    07. Sunrise
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    GIFT OF DREAMS

    Mandroid

    [engl] The 1980s were a decade where synthesized music was a hip thing and all the handmade trademarks vanished from the scene. Electronic pop was huge and the charts were blocked by an unspeakable number of productions. But as we all know, the music industry and the whole business cannot be predicted, so despite being on par with the best acts from the electronic pop scene, some projects just fell into obscurity right after having released what I would call a true masterpiece. “Mandroid”, the second album by GIFT OF DREAMS is such a gem. Accessible and also memorable tunes with a long lasting effect on the listener invite you to have a joyful time. The backing tracks are all made up by synthesizers and spread a spacey atmosphere from time to time through some really enchanting melodies. There is a catchy beat with all the tracks here, that makes them perfect dancefloor sweepers. Just in case people get to know them and this used to be a difficult effort due to the degree of rarity of the album. But thanks to EVERLAND MUSIC this gap has been closed now and a beautiful reissue comes our way. This is synthie pop for sure, but with a definite soul music expression coming from the powerful vocals. I mean, the album is a product of the time it has been released. Overloaded with sounds from electronic devices it sounds like the musical vision of a thinking machine. But many melodies are traditional blues and soul with a touch of funk, this cannot be denied. And each song is a little piece of art with so many details in the arrangements on which the vocals ride. Futuristic soul music fort he 22nd century probably. Maybe the crew of Spaceship Enterprise will one day dance to this in the crew lounge while heading for the furthest galaxies. GIFT OF DREAMS do not stop before reggae elements and whatever they can add to their songs to make them unique. Actually this album should have been topping the charts in 1983 and staying in the hearts of mankind as an evergreen for every 1980s party. A must have for 80s synthesized pop fans.
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    12.10.2019
    EAN
    EAN 0710473184779
    Format
    CD
    Release-Datum
    12.08.2019
    EAN
    EAN 0710473184786
     
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    GIFT OF DREAMS

    The Gift

    [engl] One of the greatest soul funk albums of the 80s, and a darn record to find! The tracks are nice and tight, with sort of a smooth modern soul and a good dancefloor groove. Made by a vast collective of musicians in and around LA in the early eighties who recorded for the KMA and Jam-Power labels. Most famous from that collective became Chuckii Booker who went on to solo fame. Gift Of Dreams recorded two full albums for Jam-Power, this being the first and a bit more soulful of the two. Overall there are already many touches of electro, boogie and funk which makes this music being in such high demand. This beautifully restored reissue contains all the info and illustrations of the very first, full colour and pretty artsy LP-sleeve design. Licensed by David Wooley, Jam Power Records
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    22.01.2018
    EAN
    EAN 0710473183659
    Format
    CD
    Release-Datum
    22.01.2018
    EAN
    EAN 0710473183895