(dream)

by Chimney Choir

supported by
/
  • Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

     $10 USD  or more

     

  • Compact Disc (CD)

    These limited edition CD cases fold out into a magical dream box. Each case was printed on a 1970's Heidelberger letterpress at Genghis Kern print shop in Denver, Colorado. The art work. specialty paper

    A collection of experiences and investigations. Late night experiments and
    inexplicable fits of laugher. Flash floods followed by long stretches of drought. The dream is a feedback loop with no real beginning or end. Anything said
    or done shows up somewhere else, reflected and remixed. Sometimes the line
    between the dream and the waking world swims, blurs, dissolves. You submerge.
    The surroundings are constantly changing. Seasons come and go. Keep going
    farther out. Where is it all leading? Each answer brings new questions. How
    long has this been going on? The quiet moon is out now. Big yellow stars hang
    down from the ceiling. Close your eyes and take it all in.
    You won’t know it’s a dream until you wake up.

    Includes unlimited streaming of (dream) via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ... more
    ships out within 4 days

     $20 USD or more

     

  • Full Digital Discography

    Get all 7 Chimney Choir releases available on Bandcamp and save 25%.

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality downloads of (dream), Ruby Hill / Quiet Stage, Boomtown, (compass), (ladder), (turtle), and (feather). , and , .

     $37.48 USD or more (25% OFF)

     

1.
00:43
2.
03:41
3.
00:31
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
09:20
12.
00:40
13.

about

Inside of this box there lives a dream. A collection of experiences and investigations. Late night experiments and inexplicable fits of laugher. Flash floods followed by long stretches of drought . The dream is a feedback loop with no real beginning or end. Anything said or done shows up somewhere else, reflected and remixed. Sometimes the line between the dream and the waking world swims, blurs, dissolves. You submerge. The surroundings are constantly changing. Seasons come and go. Keep going farther out. Where is it all leading? Each answer brings new questions. How long has this been going on? The quiet moon is out now. Big yellow stars hang down from the ceiling. Close your eyes and take it all in.
You won’t know it’s a dream until you wake up.

credits

released November 19, 2016

All songs written and produced by Chimney Choir

Recorded at Colorado Spirit Retreat in Black Forest Colorado - coloradospiritretreat.com

Drums recorded @ Silo Sound - silosound.com
Engineered by Todd Divel

Piano recorded @ Mighty Fine Productions - mfpcolorado.com
Engineered by Xandy Whitesel

Mixed by Xandy Whitesel

Mastered by Colin Bricker @ Mighty Fine Productions

Artwork by Tom Varani - instagram: @tomvarani
Layout and book design by Amber Blais - amberjblais.com

This album was funded by our amazing fans through IndieGogo and the Career Advancement Award Grant from Colorado Creative Industries.

Chimney Choir is:
Kris Drickey
David Rynhart
Kevin Larkin
Tom Plassmeyer
Carl Sorensen

tags

license

all rights reserved

feeds

feeds for this album, this artist

about

Chimney Choir Denver, Colorado

Chimney Choir is a Denver based group of multi-instrumentalists, writers, and singers who skillfully interweave genres resulting in a “folk meets world music sound, steeped in psychedelia”. Often changing instruments in between songs, they combine computer synths with traditional acoustic instrumentation and junkyard percussion. ... more

contact / help

Contact Chimney Choir

Streaming and
Download help

Redeem code

Track Name: I Dream
Behind the dawn the stars escape
There’s nothing left to find
We sit and watch the big blue waves
Rolling through the sky
Long ago, this used to be the bottom of the sea

For a little while we drift above
The limitless unknown
There was no good reason, just for fun you
Tried to skip a stone, across the sky
Way down at the bottom of the sea

I dream there is a city where we go every night
That disappears into the sleepy morning

I dream about Colfax Avenue
I dream about the rivers and the mountains too
I dream about making sweet love to you
I dream

I dream about black and white TVs
I dream there was a time that was made for me
I dream about Kerouac and Cassidy
I dream

I dream that I was driving up 285
And the city was an ocean floor that dried up
Into the sky, I know we’re alive
I know we’re alive because we all are swimming
We all are swimming from the 4th of July
Clear through to Thanksgiving
I dream that there is time explore
All the places that our love has never gone before
I dream that’s where we’ll go

And I dream there is a city
And if we go there tonight
I don’t care if I wake up in the morning
Track Name: Magnifying Glass
Awake to see the diamond lake
Is much more still and clear
When you are not here
Something to contemplate
When all is quiet and out of sight
I catch the light and magnify it

Today I’m not afraid to say
I understand what it means
In the language of dreams
Speak in more subtle ways

We look inside
Inquiring minds have a right to know
Somebody shine a light

How much longer must I wait
I’ve had as much as I can take
And then your dark magic secret thrills me
Why do I love what kills me

Then suddenly the mirror shatters
It’s what isn’t said that really matters
And the unspoken lesson we were taught
It’s only crime if you get caught
So where you last Thursday?
I was somewhere else that day
I was miles and miles away
Let’s see how long you last
Under my giant magnifying glass

It’s the age of insecurity
It’s the only true philosophy
It’s the solar luminosity
It’s the hope for all humanity

Can you see me now? I can’t see you
Speak loud, tell the truth

It’s gonna be a straight shot and a long drop

Arise, have you been hypnotized
You’ve got those mercury eyes
There are no words to describe
Speak in more subtle ways, we look inside
Inquiring minds have a right to know
Somebody shine a light
Somebody shine a light
Track Name: Smile and a Handshake
Smile and a handshake
Someday you might make
Me a believer after all
Turn into one who can
Pull out the plug
and then rest for as long as the day is tall

How long will you last
When you’re moving this fast
The days flying past
And I still can’t decide
The lanterns are burning
And the wheels always turning
When you’ve got that look in your Mercury eye

Spin the wheel and guess the weight
Toss a ring up into the air
I’ve changed so much since yesterday
It’s like I wasn't even there
No no no, it’s like he was not there

I turned off the lights and lock up gate for the evening
And then felt a little drop but I did not see the shapes that were forming
High above the ridge, in the darkness and without warning
Until the wind shook the clouds and the stars fell down from ceiling
And the roar was so loud that bells in my ears started ringing
And I grabbed what I could and I just started running
And then suddenly, it was plain to see
I didn’t have to go looking, it just came to me
It just came to me, an epiphany
I was all tied up, and now I’ve broken free

I think I belong with the ducks in the pond
In a trance well beyond repair
I’ve changed so much since yesterday
It’s like I wasn't even there
No no no, it’s like he was not there
Track Name: Turning Century
I skip through time but I forget
Those distant days before we met
Back in the turning century
The story never ends
We watch it spinning through the years
Never listening
Reenacting history
While my life is skipping over me
Track Name: You & I
I was sitting in this gnarly old tree
With the most beautiful girl next to me
When suddenly something tricky caught my eye
It was a mythical Arabic box
I had to pry open its rusted lock
And when it broke, in a cloud of smoke
I awoke in the pedal of a rose and voice spoke
Why do we move so fast?
Everybody else I see is slipping side by side
Living to scrape by always in the past

We blew a wish in a dandelion
It scattered ten thousand ways
While on the path to the garden we wound up
In an impossible maze
An impossible maze
We left a life of security
Learned to improvise
We snuck into the forbidden city
In a humble disguise
So we have learned from the wise
You and I
I say I’m doing it all for you
You say I’m never around
We made a puzzle so difficult
We couldn’t figure it out
We couldn’t figure it out

One bright little light in the cellar broke
Deep down underground look around in
the vanishing smoke
Where are you?
What did the feather to the mountain say?
What a beautiful day to blow away
You and I
Track Name: Vitruvian Man
Just as it began
I was waiting for the end
I noticed that I was suspended in the air
In a circle in a square
Two hands above my shoulders
Two hands by side
Exactly in the style
Of tomorrow’s Vitruvian Man

So why wouldn’t we play
A little pointless little game
Without a direction
We are spiraling in space
When I spin too far away
I can follow a melody home

So if you lose your way
Between the cradle
And the grave
I left a song for you