Dreamt for Light Years in the Belly of a Mountain

Dreamt for Light Years in the Belly of a Mountain

by SparklehorseSparklehorse


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It hasn't exactly been "light years" since Mark Linkous last completed a set of new songs, but the Sparklehorse frontman has been off the radar for quite a spell. It's apparent, however, that leading up to this hiatus-breaking disc, Linkous has used every moment of that "down time" to explore the darkest nooks and crannies, as he's outfitted his new tales with the sort of surreal and beautiful sounds that make them all the more unforgettable. At times, Linkous plays the hypno-delic card, as on "See the Light," which envelops the listener in layers of sonic gauze that gradually morph from comforting to claustrophobia-inducing. Elsewhere, he and his compatriots opt to kick out the jams, creating a mood that's undeniably redolent of vintage Crazy Horse -- particularly on the bracingly distorted "It's Not So Hard." Whatever the setting, though, Linkous's fragile delivery of his been-through-the-wringer lyrics is thoroughly compelling -- the woozily soulful "Getting It Wrong" (one of two tracks produced by kindred spirit Danger Mouse) and the quietly sinister "Shade and Honey" bear that out in two drastically different ways. By turns sweet, somber, and scary, Dreamt for Light Years... is the sort of album that will imparting new psychic messages with each new listen.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/26/2006
Label: Imports
UPC: 0094637094624
catalogNumber: 5003208
Rank: 59004

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Sparklehorse   Primary Artist
Tom Waits   Piano
Dave Fridmann   Bass,Bass Guitar,Mellotron,Vibes,chamberlain,Wurlitzer
Mark Linkous   Synthesizer,Bass,Guitar,Strings,Drums,Bass Guitar,Keyboards,Electric Piano,Vocals,Sampling,chamberlain,Pump Organ,E-bow,Optigan,Guitar Loops,Guitar (Baritone)
Scott Minor   Drums,Harmonium,electronics,Casio
Jane Scarpantoni   Cello
Johnny Hott   Piano,Drums
Joan Wasser   Violin
Sofie Michalitsianos   Vocals
Alan Weatherhead   Pump Organ,Lap Steel Guitar
Steven Drozd   Guitar,Drums
Melissa Moore   Bass,Violin
Danger Mouse   Organ,Sampling
Tim Regan   Piano
Matthew Linkous   Guitar
Scott Miner   Drums,electronics
Steven Broad   Drums

Technical Credits

Dave Fridmann   Producer,Engineer
Mark Linkous   Composer,Producer,Engineer,Orchestration,Audio Production,Loop,Instrumentation
John Parrish   Producer
Joel Hamilton   Engineer
Alan Weatherhead   Engineer
Danger Mouse   Producer,Engineer,drum programming
Beau Sorenson   Engineer
Robert Pokorny   Illustrations

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