by Laura Feeney
In Dreams is an electronic indie-pop band from New Brunswick. Their 2013 Hologram EP caught my ear while I prepped for this week’s East Coast Music Week – it’s nominated for the 2013 electronic recording of the year.
Hologram creates a mesmerizing soundscape by combining high-energy electronic beats with clever, often geeky lyrics and themes. The tracks are playful and upbeat without being overly electronic, and feature ethereal vocals by Susan Colwell.
From the edgier “Corruptable” to the upbeat “Show off”, this album surprised me with it’s variety. If you’re a classic gamer, check out “8-Bit Man”, which, as it’s title suggests, features retro 8-bit music. “Hologram”, the album’s title song, remains my personal favourite because of it’s futuristic feel and beautiful lyrics.
If you’re in Charlottetown this week, you can catch In Dreams performing at Fishbone’s New Brunswick Stage and the Hunter’s Electronic Stage on Friday night.