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Dial M For Murder! – Fiction Of Her Dreams

Posted in Alternative, Dial M For Murder! on 12/10/2010 by redo



After 2008‘s “Oh No! / The Mourning Comes, The Morning After” vinyl single
stirred up much interest all over Europe, Sweden‘s Dial M For Murder! are back
with a full-length debut album that fulfils all the promises made by that 45 rpm
”Fiction Of Her Dreams” is a powerful and dark manifesto celebrating the
everyday highs and lows of life in Europe‘s North in the first decade of the new
millennium. Winter‘s anxieties, summer‘s confusing adrenaline rush and
springtime‘s yearly hopeful new beginnings are all part and parcel of this
multifaceted album.
References to 80‘s british “Dream Pop” bands such as A.R Kane and Chameleons are
to be found, as well as the aesthetics of classic bands like Joy Division or
current contenders Interpol and Ladytron. This is a pretty raw sound that is all
about mood and expression. Haunting vocals, soaring melodies, fuzzy electric
guitars, mean sounding synths, dirty drumboxes … it‘s all here, it‘s all
Dial M For Murder! is a duo comprised of David Ortenlöf and Andy Lantto.
Stating Alfred Hitchcock, love & hate, low frequency bass, old drum machines,
London and indie fashion as outside influences, Dial M For Murder‘s sense of
style AND purpose comes as no surprise!
Produced by Fredrik Jansson and the band, recorded mostly at night, “Fiction Of
Her Dreams” is a strong post punk/dark wave statement with very cool songs and
attitude in abundance.