Ochre / A Midsummer Nice Dream
Album: A Midsummer Nice Dream   Collection:General
Artist:Ochre   Added:Jan 2005

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2005-01-23 Pull Date: 2005-03-27 Charts: Electronic, Classical/Experimental
Week Ending: Mar 27 Mar 20 Mar 13 Feb 27 Feb 20 Feb 13 Feb 6 Jan 30
Airplays: 1 1 1 2 1 1 4 2

Recent Airplay
1. Jun 10, 2021: Alphabet Soup
A Midsummer Nice Dream
4. Aug 16, 2007: logic of love
A Midsummer Nice Dream
2. Feb 02, 2015: CLEAN COPPER RADIO
5. May 29, 2007: a sound escape
Summer Lusk
3. Mar 12, 2010: The Decency Flush
6. May 01, 2007: a sound escape
Low Grav Freefall (Mix)

Album Review
Captain Dee
Reviewed 2005-01-23
Yes!! This is one of my favorite releases of 2004. Like most other stuff on the excellent Toytronic label, this can be classified as "glitch-hop": mid-tempo glitchy beats over layers of electronic ambience. It's all very digital on the surface, but the music exudes humanity. Ochre's soundtrack-ish compositions are simply sublime, featuring mega-lush, beautiful melodies (somewhat videogame-ish in nature). And the glitchy beats come across as cute and lifelike rather than cold and calculated. It's all very magical and dreamlike, so the album title is very fitting. Highly recommended, wow!

(Sidenote: Ochre has a kickass remix of the Zelda theme song. It's freely downloadable if you search online)

Recommended Tracks:
The entire album is consistently excellent, but start with 2, 4, 6, 9.

- Captain Dee, Jan 2005

*1. Atmospheric and low-key, pretty melody, bounce-y beat. Reminds me of a diversity of (robotic?) critters in a forest. (5:41)
***2. Stirring ambience, beautiful chiming melodies, Mum-esque clicking beat. Music for a very special moment, perhaps. DOPE! (4:34)
3. Mysterious, slightly ominous, sparkling melody. Music for a dark forest? (6:26)
**4. Epic synth ambience, sick head-nodding beat, rich melody. Lovely. (5:56)
*5. Warm ambience in waves, no beat. Music for the chillest of times. (4:01)
**6. Danciest track on the album. Bass-heavy electronic pulses underneath ambience and ethereal melody. (4:47)
7. Cheerful electronic flute over high-pitched robotic beats and bird noises. (5:31)
*8. Extremely deep ambience. Reminiscent of Eno's Music For Airports. (3:04)
**9. Shimmering melody that is so gorgeous. Stop and start beat. Tempo slows down suddenly later. (5:17)
10. Frigid ambience... a soundtrack for Antarctica? (2:46)
*11. Dreamy, arching notes, more scurrying beats. Cute. (4:38)
*12. Lethargic melody/atmosphere, methodical trip-hop beat. Music for a nostalgic, rainy weekend, perhaps? (4:52)
**13. Dreamy child-like melody, no beat. Appropriate ending track. (2:50)

Track Listing
1. Yugen   7. Involution
2. Low Grav Freefall (Mix)   8. Eleven
3. Revolver   9. Seesoar
4. Rem Sleep Research   10. Satuminer
5. Brancaster Coast   11. Sticklebrick Symphony
6. Drink Malk   12. Summer Lusk
  13. A Midsummer Nice Dream