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Eye Candy, Politics and WTF?
June 27, 2006 6:38 PM   Subscribe

Dreamies. It's 1972, and affable salaryman and good husband Bill Holt quits his good job at 3M to become a musical pioneer from the comfort of his own basement. The resulting album, Dreamies, is notable for its generous and ahead-of-its-time use of sampling/plunderphonics and became a highly sought-after lost classic until its re-release this year. Bill now has his own website, also called Dreamies, where he releases Eye Candy and Politics in liberal doses. Some are hypnotic, some are, for want of a better term, 'relaxing', others are anything but. And all of them are subtly infused with the slightly unsettling taste of Huh?
posted by nylon (8 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite

 
This is awesomeness, distilled. I'm thrilled.
posted by jantastic at 7:18 PM on June 27, 2006


sublymonal!
pudding :P
posted by kliuless at 7:28 PM on June 27, 2006


who's that singing Strawberry Fields Forever?
I like the links under each of the, erm, Dreamies.
the Dreamies themselves are, uh, interesting!
more weed, please.
posted by carsonb at 7:41 PM on June 27, 2006


Makes me think of The Residents, but if you're reading this thread then I'm sure the same thought passed through your mind.
posted by furtive at 7:59 PM on June 27, 2006


carsonb: Liza Lee performs "Strawberry Fields Forever" -- at the end of the clip, click on the musical notes at the left side for music info.
posted by potsmokinghippieoverlord at 8:03 PM on June 27, 2006


Wow! Great post!
posted by arse_hat at 9:24 PM on June 27, 2006


Great post Nylon... I love finding stuff like this!
posted by wfrgms at 9:31 PM on June 27, 2006


This is great. Another left of center creative sound organizing that fell through the musical history books.
posted by gcbv at 7:27 AM on June 28, 2006


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