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DADAMAH

THIS IS NOT A DREAM

GRAPEFRUIT


Format: 2xLPs
Cata No: GY10-1
Barcode: 600197610114
This Is Not a Dream is a double album collection of every song released by the legendary Dunedin, New Zealand quartet Dadamah, including the This Is Not A Dream LP, and their three 7-inch singles and one unique compilation track. Grapefruit’s release is a thirteen song collection with the full album on one LP and all the 7-inch and compilation tracks on the other. Inspired by the Kranky label’s CD compilation of Dadamah’s existing catalog in 1994, this vinyl version includes two additional songs from a posthumously released 7-inch and it’s been sequenced and designed by the band. Before Dadamah, Peter Stapleton played in The Terminals, Vacuum and The Victor Dimisich Band as well as The Pin Group with guitarist Roy Montgomery. Singer Kim Pieters and organ / synth player Janine Stagg had never been in a band before Dadamah. Dadamah only played live three times, devoting their efforts to four-track recording. Nevertheless, word managed to get out about the band and they were asked to contribute to the 1991 Drag City single “I Hear the Devil Calling Me” which featured twelve songs hovering around one minute each by a who’s who of the then current New Zealand underground music scene. They released their only album in 1992. Jay Hinman (currently of Dynamite Hemorrhage) noted Dadamah’s solitary place in the NZ underground in his Superdope fanzine: “Dead C. might blare and scrape, the Terminals might twist and wind, but Dadamah positively shimmer with beautifully earthy lo-fi Velvets / Ubu sound.” Limited edition singles on the Seattle-based Majora label followed the LP, earning Dadamah praise as “one of the most overwhelmingly great exponents of layer-shifting drone-on master-rock” in the Forced Exposure catalog. Roy Montgomery’s soaring droning guitars were offset by Janine Stagg’s stabbing organ and gurgling moog synths, and Kim Pieter’s vocals ebbed and flowed, somehow evoking Patti Smith, Ian Curtis, and David Thomas simultaneously. After Dadamah, Roy Montgomery went on to form Dissolve and Hash Jar Tempo as well as maintaining his eclectic solo career which continues to feature intense collaborations like those found in Dadamah (find other Roy Montgomery titles on Grapefruit). Peter Stapleton and Kim Pieters formed Flies Inside The Sun and Stapleton continued his work with The Terminals and his independent label Metonymic which released tons of experimental and underground New Zealand music through 2009. 

Tracks:

1. Limbo Swing 2. Papa Doc 3. Too Hot To Dry 4. Prove 5. Brian?s Children 6. High Tension House 7. Replicant Emotions 8. Nicotine 9. High Time 10. Scratch Sun 11. Radio Brain 12. Absent And Erotic Lives 13. Violet Stains Red

Press:

Complete recordings of Dadamah collected on vinyl for the first time. Massively influential early 90s Dunedin band with VU / Stooges chugs via Xpressway label sound which featured Roy Montgomery, Kim Pieters and Peter Stapleton

 

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JON GIBSON - SONGS & MELODIES JON GIBSON
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KEITH SEATMAN - TIME TO DREAM BUT NEVER SEEN KEITH SEATMAN
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LAVENDER FLU - BARBARIAN DUST LAVENDER FLU
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VARIOUS - EURONOIZE VARIOUS
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WASTED SHIRT - FUNGUS II WASTED SHIRT
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