Another Green World

Another Green World

In Dreams

I just went to the Memphis Bandcamp page looking for some 80s inspired music. I wanted hard hitting drum machines, glittery synths and highly reverberated vocals. It took me a while longer than normal to find something to write about since I had such a specific target, but Another Green World’s album In Dreams totally delivered. Alec West is the man behind this project. He’s been making music of this style since 2007, with In Dreams being released on May 21 of this year. He lists his influences as new wave, synth pop, shoegaze and 80s film soundtracks. It’s all very apparent and very well done.

West calls his target for vocals “dreamlike.” He’s nailing it there. These are totally dreamy. For songs like this, I almost want to be able to think of the vocals as just another texture, and he’s definitely creating that feeling. They blend in to the point where you can listen to the words or just take them as more sounds. That’s impressive considering how great all the electronic sounds already are.

This music is totally dream pop. The title track is probably my favorite, although everything on the album is worth a listen to. Other highlights are “Sleep” and “Lips Like Hers.” You can head over to Another Green World’s Bandcamp page to stream all 10 tracks for free, or you can head over to iTunes to buy them. Either way, give this guy a listen! There’s so much to be heard in music like this!