On their debut LP The Dream, Tashaki Miyaki expand beyond the minimalist sound of their acclaimed EP. Lush, sweeping arrangements float around the steady groove of the rhythm section and fierce, atmospheric guitars. The Dream creates a world of its own evoking a feel both classic and futuristic. The album is produced by vocalist/multi-instrumentalist/songwriter Paige Stark. Enlisting the talents of engineer Dan Horne (Cass McCombs, Allah-Las), with appearances by local legend Joel Jerome (Cherry Glazerr, La Sera, Dios), and multi-instrumentalist Jon Brion to help fill out the sound. The Dream is a beautiful and indelible record, firmly establishing Tashaki Miyaki's singular sound and voice. As the Fader once said of the band's sound, "it's so pretty I'm afraid saying anything else might diminish it."
I know this song was available before purchase but I still can't stop revisiting it after playing the album. "Just one more fix!" is how it feels. This album grabs me and keeps me glued, chord by chord, beat by beat and word by word. A dash of magic added to my life!
This record has been a go to for when stress and anxieties are reaching unbearable limits, for when life is alright, and for when first kisses with somebody new have me soaring, it's like celebrating life with the ones I love in my life out on my grandparents farmhouse, cozy but roomy, comfort and killer tunes washing over me. Definitely one of my favorite records period skifigirl27