Alien Heat - Awake In A Dream

Awake In A Dream

Alien Heat

Available Formats No. of Tracks   Price Buy
Download Album (mp3) 10 tracks £5.99
Download Album (flac) 10 tracks £6.99
Download Album (wav) 10 tracks £6.99
Download individual tracks   from £0.75

Description

Alien Heat - Awake In A Dream

The debut album by Teemu Elo (Circle, Office Building). Beautiful songs with Syd Barret and J.J. Cale moods with very crafty playing and beautiful arrangements.

Reviews

Dusted Magazine
Alien Heat’s Awake in a Dream (Fonal) also steers clear of the darker, harsher tendencies that typify many of the aforementioned artists. Joined by cohorts that include Paine’s Veli Nuorsaari, guitarist Teemu Elo (ex-Circle, ex-Ektroverde, ex-Office Building) tries his hand at heartfelt, electric folk rock that pays homage to tradition (especially to the poppy side of Barrett-era Pink Floyd) while evidencing plenty of ingenuity and personality. Crystalline female backing vocals and the odd spot of warped fuzztone or Celtic flute add a customized sparkle to the groovy melodies and comfortably familiar chord progressions. Elo reveals himself as a very capable, sentimental balladeer, seasoning ordinary love-struck texts with fanciful allusions to space, religion and nature (“lord of the royal dragonflies/leader of the parasites,” anyone?). Catchy as hell without being cloying, the results are pure sunshine. music.

Jordan Mamone


Psychtropic Zone

This album have been long awaited with devotion… There has been some whispering from around Pori that this will be the next big thing in Finland. There's not that much info available about the band, but I heard that they were looking for a record company already in 1997, so this is not really a new thing. The main figure of the band is Teemu Elo (Ektroverde, ex-Circle, ex-Office Building), who plays guitars and sings on the album. Veli Nuorsaari, who also plays in Kuusumun Profeetta, plays the drums and percussions. Risto Puukko plays bass, Heikki Uimanen guitar. In addition, there are two female singers and a flute player on the album. Somebody also plays a bit of keyboards on a few occasions. The music of Alien Heat might be categorised as mystical psych-pop-folk. Their music is not overtly psychedelic, though. Some of the tracks are cheerful and more up-tempo, others very melancholic. Acoustic guitars and vocals play the most important role most of the time. The mood is similar to a lot of early 70's folk rock bands, for example Magna Carta comes to mind from time to time. "Midnite St." is a bit faster, poppy song and has some hit potential, also including a nice Hawkwindish "space craft take-off" effect. "Silvery Dream" is a slow and sad track with Celtic mystery and beautiful female singing. A very fine track! "Blinded" is a short and pretty one, reminding me a bit of "Julia Dream" by Pink Floyd. One of the strongest tracks is the very catchy "Lord of The Royal Dragonflies". It also has great lyrics, and that goes for the whole album, in fact. One of the best tracks is also "For a Girl", and it is the heaviest, as well. There are no fillers among the 10 tracks on this CD, and the whole album is extremely pleasant experience, and you can listen to it a lot of times.

Tracklisting

Download Album (FR-27)
  1. Alien Heat - Summer's Gone
  2. Alien Heat - Midnight St.  
  3. Alien Heat - If You Feel
  4. Alien Heat - Silvery Dream
  5. Alien Heat - Blinded
  6. Alien Heat - Lord of the Royal Dragonflies
  7. Alien Heat - Like a Child
  8. Alien Heat - These Electric Moments
  9. Alien Heat - For a Girl
  10. Alien Heat - Is It Too Late To Pray?

mp3 downloads

Downloads

Track Number Track NameTrack Length Price Buy
1 Summer's Gone 4m 13s £0.75
2 Midnight St.   4m 1s £0.75
3 If You Feel 4m 13s £0.75
4 Silvery Dream 5m 32s £0.75
5 Blinded 2m 46s £0.75
6 Lord of the Royal Dragonflies 6m 12s £0.75
7 Like a Child 6m 57s £0.75
8 These Electric Moments 4m 27s £0.75
9 For a Girl 4m 16s £0.75
10 Is It Too Late To Pray? 5m 9s £0.75
Entire MP3 Download Album (10 tracks) £5.99
MP3 format technical details
These mp3 tracks have been encoded with LAME using the '--preset extreme' VBR setting, providing you with a very rich listening experience. No DRM or copy protection is built in to the mp3s.

wav downloads

Downloads

Track Number Track NameTrack Length Price Buy
1 Summer's Gone 4m 13s £0.75
2 Midnight St.   4m 1s £0.75
3 If You Feel 4m 13s £0.75
4 Silvery Dream 5m 32s £0.75
5 Blinded 2m 46s £0.75
6 Lord of the Royal Dragonflies 6m 12s £0.75
7 Like a Child 6m 57s £0.75
8 These Electric Moments 4m 27s £0.75
9 For a Girl 4m 16s £0.75
10 Is It Too Late To Pray? 5m 9s £0.75
Entire WAV Download Album (10 tracks) £6.99

flac downloads

Downloads

Track Number Track NameTrack Length Price Buy
1 Summer's Gone 4m 13s £0.75
2 Midnight St.   4m 1s £0.75
3 If You Feel 4m 13s £0.75
4 Silvery Dream 5m 32s £0.75
5 Blinded 2m 46s £0.75
6 Lord of the Royal Dragonflies 6m 12s £0.75
7 Like a Child 6m 57s £0.75
8 These Electric Moments 4m 27s £0.75
9 For a Girl 4m 16s £0.75
10 Is It Too Late To Pray? 5m 9s £0.75
Entire FLAC Download Album (10 tracks) £6.99
FLAC format technical details:
These FLAC tracks are superior to MP3 in that they are compressed without any loss in sound quality. For further technical details or player tips, visit the Help section