New updated edition of Martin Kennedy's only solo project originally released on John Kilbey's Karmic Hit label. The album features new artwork and five unreleased bonus tracks. Martin Kennedy is the force behind ambient masters All India Radio and has released an acclaimed album with Steve Kilbey (The Church). The album features guest appearances from Glenn Richards and Kiernan Box from Augie March.
"With the advent, and subsequent popularity, of electronic keyboards and percussion instruments came a new era of music. Although such instruments widely fall into the 'retro' category these days, at the time they were a glimpse of the future; they were the soundtrack to science fiction. Martin Kennedy - he of All India Radio fame - dreams in sounds that recall this vision of the future through music, and has captured its essence better than anyone, with Air and Moby coming close but nowhere near as finely tuned. Often drifting into Jeff Wayne territory, Dream On is the comparative calm and optimism to The War Of The Worlds' mayhem and doom, constructed in such a way as to invite images of ET-like beings who 'come in peace'. Dreamy and ambient, the album flows from track to track as though they were motions in a rock opera, or soundtrack, rather than a pop album, making the experience of continued listening one that is bound by theme, emotion and imagery that is, in itself, commonly bound. Quiet and delicate, Dream On is exactly what one would derive from both the title and the band name, and well worth a listen for anyone who is in the mood for a little bit of fantasy in their head. Lovely stuff." - X-PRESS Magazine, Australia
released 04 January 2005
Written, played and produced by Martin Kennedy. Mixed by Michael Stavrou. Guest vocals from Chloe Hall and Glenn Richards. Keyboards Kiernan Box. Originally released through Karmic Hit Records.
Big Spaceship was a side project from All India Radio's Martin Kennedy. 'Dream On' was released on Karmic Hit records in
2004. 'Dreamy and ambient,quiet and delicate, Dream On is exactly what one would derive from both the title and the band name, and well worth a listen for anyone who is in the mood for a little bit of fantasy in their head. Lovely stuff.' X-RESS MAG...more