Mcguire, Mark / Sundance Dreams
Album: Sundance Dreams   Collection:General
Artist:Mcguire, Mark   Added:Jul 2018
Label:Self Release  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2018-08-02 Pull Date: 2018-10-04 Charts: Classical/Experimental
Week Ending: Oct 7 Sep 30 Sep 16 Aug 26 Aug 19 Aug 12 Aug 5
Airplays: 1 1 1 1 2 4 3

Recent Airplay
1. Aug 29, 2021: Homeroom (rebroadcast from Aug 2, 2018)
Red Spider & The Orange
4. Sep 15, 2018: Narnia
We Would Have Won
2. Oct 04, 2018: Being as an ocean
The Tower Of Illusion
5. Aug 23, 2018: subwoofer etc etc etc
Southern Heist
3. Sep 29, 2018: Narnia
We Would Have Won
6. Aug 18, 2018: Narnia
Grounded (Free & Flying)

Album Review
Mr. Tumnus
Reviewed 2018-07-27
Ambient/experimental. Lots of flavors of synth from one of the former members of the Emeralds. As Mark describes it, “Sundance Dreams is a 90-minute catalog of night visions which took place in and around ceremonies between 2016 and 2017.” Mark’s albums are great if you like densely layered synth, weird counter-rhythms, and repetition doesn’t faze you. His music feels kind and gentle, though never schmaltzy. Great organic, complicated sound.

Try 8, 6, 9. If you want something drony, 1 is good. For something dissonant, try 3.

1) “Celestial Portal of Creation Woman” (4:06): Peaceful, quiet synth. Harmonic chords.
2) “Web Tuning” (2:40): Nicely unbalanced rhythms, very synthy.
3) “The Lightning Elk” (6:04): More dissonance, screechy synth. Lots of scales and arpeggios pushing against each other from opposite directions.
4) “Just Trust!” (12:16): Lively, repetitive synth. Quite urgent. Densely layered.
5) “Red Spider & The Orange” (9:43): Some piano sneaks into this one, as well as some guitar plucking. Almost waltzlike.
6) “Southern Heist” (7:18): Dreamlike but engaging. Dancelike. Great.
7) “The Tower of Illusion” (3:40): Hurried synth rushes along in the background. Decays and slows down in the second half.
8) “Grounded (Free & Flying)” (9:18): Less dissonant than some of the other tracks. Synth repeats uplifting melody while counterpoints tangle around in the background.
9) “We Would Have Won” (11:53): Cheerful dancing synth which becomes wonkier at the end.
10) “Take It To The Tree” (10:49): Begins with dense, indistinct sound. In the second half, becomes brighter and more shimmering.
11) “Carries Your Problems Away Man” (9:04): Big drifting synth in the beginning. Second half acquires a lot of momentum and has more of a bubbly friendly synth.

-- Mr. Tumnus

Track Listing
1. Celestial Portal Of Creation Woman   6. Southern Heist
2. Web Tuning   7. The Tower Of Illusion
3. The Lightning Elk   8. Grounded (Free & Flying)
4. Just Trust   9. We Would Have Won
5. Red Spider & The Orange   10. Take It To The The Tree
  11. Carries Your Problems Away Man