“Time Is A Machine Gun”, the new single from Denver, Colorado based A Shoreline Dream is a unique blend of tension and tranquility. This track is the epitome of musical solitude. The anguished melody in the vocals combined with the droning melody of the instrumentation make for a grand mind-trip fit for any musical soul. My best anaology of this song was actually said by the song at it’s conclusion: “This is exploration at it’s greatest…”.
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About A Shoreline Dream:
Originating in Barnum, Colorado A Shoreline Dream is best descibed as a “progressive shoegaze” band combining lush sampled textures, organic instrumentation, and vocals layered like a synth similar in vein to bands such as Ride and Sigur Rós mixed with an early Dead Can Dance production style. Over the past 8 years ASD has churned out numerous releases under their own label (Latenight Weeknight Records), working with legends Ulrich Schnauss and Mark Kramer. Recently they landed distribution by one of the top UK indie labels (Rocket Girl Records) for a song written while visiting Ulrich in Leytonstone, and have even remixed for progressive label gods K-Scope, for a song by Engineers.
With a new album currently in progress, the band has decided to leak the album over the course of it’s production, by giving fans a preview into not only the current production vibe the band is undertaking, but also the timeline in which the album’s tracks were written. Feeling that every song in itself represents specific worldly/personal events as well as the seasons in which they are written, A Shoreline Dream wants to take a different path that doesn’t focus on marketing, selling & landing tons of PR from a full length album. The idea is to share on the fly, almost as if the listeners were observers of the album as it takes shape. Each song is a current event story, and A Shoreline Dream feels giving that story out as it happens makes the most sense… at least this go around.
About “Time Is A Machine Gun”:
“Time is a Machine Gun” is the latest single from US based progressive shoegazers A Shoreline Dream and a start to an explosive album slated to release in 2016. With inspiration coming from a phrase stuck in Ryan Policky’s head since a child, the song focuses on the fact that time and life itself moves faster than we can ever fully grasp. Using space exploration as a backdrop to the layers of ambient dream tones, the message is that all our lives we are driven to explore, trying desperately to find a meaning to it all, much like the early space explorers of Apollo. “Time is a Machine Gun” represents ASD in the fall of 2015…
A Shoreline Dream are:
Ryan Policky – Vocals, Guitar, Keys, Programming
Erik Jeffries – Guitar