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Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

04 Apr 2016

Triple J
40

No wonder this guy's rated so highly - this is killer songwriting and even better execution.

No wonder this guy's rated so highly - this is killer songwriting and even better execution.

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Review by David James Young David James Young

04 Jul 2016

Super Reviewer
35

Lot of heart to this one. Loving the guitar tone, in particular - the lead reminds me a lot of The Edge's playing. Just when you think this one's gonna wind down, it picks up steam again. Bloody bonza.

Lot of heart to this one. Loving the guitar tone, in particular - the lead reminds me a lot of The Edge's playing. Just when you think this one's gonna wind down, it picks up steam again. Bloody bonza.

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Review by ImSpencer ImSpencer

25 Aug 2015

Super Reviewer
35

MASSIVE SPRINGSTEEN VIBES. This song is nice. It would play on the radio when I am driving down the highway in summer.

MASSIVE SPRINGSTEEN VIBES. This song is nice. It would play on the radio when I am driving down the highway in summer.

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Tvshow-lover

05 Jun 2017

30

To be honest the song “Dreambox” isn’t usually a song I would normally listen to, it’s an alternative, 90’s, soft rock ballad that has guitar riffs and solos accompanied with a male rock singer. In saying this, the reason behind choosing this song was because I was interested in evaluating a style that I don’t know much about and experimenting with different genres so that I can hav...

To be honest the song “Dreambox” isn’t usually a song I would normally listen to, it’s an alternative, 90’s, soft rock ballad that has guitar riffs and solos accompanied with a male rock singer. In saying this, the reason behind choosing this song was because I was interested in evaluating a style that I don’t know much about and experimenting with different genres so that I can have a better understanding of alternative styles in future.

The piece starts with an electric guitar riff that has a fast tempo that achieves a high pitched sound, however making the song’s start a bit melancholy and deep. As the song progresses into its next phase (the verse) the atmosphere and tone colour of the song changes from sad and deep to a lighter and mellow rock ballad. As well as this, the verse brings with it a new instrument, the drums which is played in a moderately fast tempo adding life to the piece. The drums are playing the melody in a high pitched volume with the strong, consistent beat pulsating throughout the entirety of the song. As the verse goes from the chorus to the bridge, the song’s message becomes more prominent and the song is starting to reach its main theme and last plead to convince and show others what they're song means to them.

Throughout the song the lead vocalist uses his voice to create a story and gives the song history and texture which gives the impression that the song been lived and it’s real feelings and emotions that are being portrayed in the song. He does this by using pizzicato and glissando which gives the song a new element of texture. As the conclusion nears, the song starts to slow down as if it’s reached it’s climax and all of the weight has been lifted and it’s all just a memory or past experience that’s left to show for it.

Overall, the song can be seen as an interesting alternative rock ballad that has may be misjudged or interpreted. I’ll admit that I, at first, judged this song by it’s appearance which was deceiving and assumed it would just be another grundy rock ballad with a raw and hard core feel. But as I listened more and looked deeper I realised that it was much more than that and that this song had a deeper meaning. It ended up becoming mellow and down to earth which really signified the true meaning of the song. I am happy to have I’m perspective altered and to know that some things go deeper than a raw guitar riff.

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