My Country of Illusion / American Dreamlife
Album: American Dreamlife   Collection:General
Artist:My Country of Illusion   Added:Mar 2005
Label:Fire Museum Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2005-11-27 Pull Date: 2006-01-29
Week Ending: Jan 29 Jan 22 Jan 8 Dec 18 Dec 11 Dec 4
Airplays: 1 2 3 1 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. Oct 07, 2010: Pirates: The Lost Recordings
Eyes Off You
4. May 15, 2007: Into The Nada
2. Apr 22, 2010: orangeasm
5. Mar 04, 2006: Music To Sink Ships By
3. Feb 25, 2008: Emphysema For Emphasis
Relaxing, Universe
6. Jan 28, 2006: Not The Time, Nor The Place
Monster, O.B.E

Album Review
Reviewed 2005-11-11

Highly cerebral, sample based rockscapes. Snide and/or nostalgic samples of big band and torch songs played over thick hitting bass and drum loops that sound like slowed techno animal. Wailing, demented guitar falls over almost everything. Contains criticism of American propaganda and idealism. No FCCs.
Picks: 1,2,3,4,7,8,9,12.

*1) Cryptic foreign voice over atmospheric rock.
*2) Simple heavy groove. Thick buzz. Searing guitar.
*3) Samples of train whistle, middle eastern singing over soothing guitar loop.
**4) Wurlitzer organ and crazy A.D.D. guitar give spacey-trippy version of jazz standard Caravan.
**5) Faux slow-dance big-band with hawaiian overtones ala Martin Denny. Deranged guitar on top. Narrator gives hypnotic instructions on relaxing.
6) Soundscape. Quiet atmospheric guitar.
**7) Screwed "I Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You" with bass drums and effects.
*8) French woman singing corny "Bang Bang". hip hop bass underneath.
**9) Super low fuzzed bass beat over corny female vocals from forties or fifties.
10) Child saying "I'm dreaming America" over cheesy 70's Bacharach-like orchestration.
*11) Heavy beat. Mournful African-American a-cappella hymn in background. pro-American snippets from news broadcasts.
*12) Stark heavy beat. Same vein as 2. Wailing guitars.
13) Spanish female vocals. fast but gentle beat takes over.

Track Listing
1. O.B.E   7. Eyes Off You
2. Monster   8. Bang Bang
3. Universe   9. Stargazing
4. Caravan   10. Dreaming America
5. Relaxing   11. Empire
6. My Sonic Memories   12. Propagandada
  13. Mi Pais