Blue Dream *PRE-ORDER*
|CD (w/ MP3) LBJ-206-2 (08/19/2014)||$11.00||pre-order|
|LP (w/ MP3) LBJ-206-1 (08/19/2014)
Blue vinyl includes download card
|Deluxe LP (w/ MP3) LBJ-206-11 (08/19/2014)
Blue and Coke Bottle vinyl includes download card and handmade dream journal (see below). Limited to 100.
|320 Kbps MP3 LBJ-206-3 (08/19/2014)||$9.00||pre-order|
Blue Dream is now available for PRE-ORDER from our online store! The album is not in stores until August 19, but if you order from us, we’ll get it shipped to you on August 5! Also on August 5, your account will also be updated to allow for a full album download.
Please Note: Anything ordered with Blue Dream will be held until the August 5 ship date. We cannot split up orders.
Limited (out of 100) Blue and Coke Bottle vinyl comes with a Blue Dream Dream Journal handmade and inscribed by Orenda. Each blank journal is a hand screen printed original made from vintage re-purposed books.
"Just look at yesterday, and what you were doing, and how important it was, and how nonexistent it is now! How dreamlike it is! Same thing with tomorrow. So where are we living? Tibetans have unbelievably fascinating answers to that. This is what I’m studying because my dog died.” -Laurie Anderson
Orenda was sent this quote by her friend Nina Barnes after Wilson, Orenda’s dog of 16 years, died. That year she found herself on a deeply personal search for the meaning of death. Pieces of answers, coded in riddle, came to her in dreams. Her dreams began to tell a story - about life and death and the afterlife, reality, and the fine line between the conscious and subconscious world. She then spent the next year understanding the experience and filtering it through the musical inspirations of Smog, Violetta Parra, and Kate Bush to craft Blue Dream. The album truly came together at ARC in Omaha, NE with the help of producers Ben Brodin and Todd Fink (The Faint), along with drummer Bill Rieflin (Ministry, Swans, R.E.M., King Crimson).
Lead single “Ace of Cups” starts the album off by using the Tarot symbol of attunement and spirituality to explore the interconnectedness with the world and humanity that even death cannot undo.
The haunting “Holy Holy” examines them directly with lines "We come into this world all alone/and we leave with not much more” and “I lay in bed/collect all my dreams/then I pay/someone to read them to me/the simple ones are just as they seem/but open your eyes/and they say so much more.”
Whereas “All Hearts Will Beat Again” displays ideas Orenda came to understand upon reflection in lines “It's a sign in the eyes/something in your smile/it's a nod and a wave from the darkness/but our hearts will beat again/and the love we gave will come back/but i don't know where or when.”
Writing the album allowed Orenda to contemplate the experiences that precipitated it and explore new perspectives gained over the past year. This process left her with the belief that we can only be truly healed if we find our "interior God." How do you find your interior God? There are many ways, but she believes one of them is through dreams. Dreams being the closest way to have a direct experience with the all-knowing past, present, and future.
|1. Ace of Cups||4:05|
|2. You Can Be Loved||3:27|
|3. This Is a Part of Something Greater||4:35|
|4. You Are a Mystery||2:29|
|5. Holy Holy||3:57|
|6. Blue Dream||4:33|
|7. Sweet Disorder||3:44|
|8. Poor Little Bear||2:27|
|10. All Hearts Will Beat Again||3:14|
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