Common Dream - Gravity
Synthpop I can't think of any Polish electronic band that has made it through in any greater scale. Not here in Sweden anyway. Therefore I was a bit curious of this new signed band from Poland.

Common Dream have earlier been on some German and Polish compilations and early in their career they were support to Dance or Die when they played in Poland 1996.

This Polish band sounds kind of same as many other synthpop bands in the same genre, but with a little personal touch and the singer Konrad lifts the whole project with his fine voice.

My favourite tracks on this album are "Save Me" and "Precious Heart" with a few more. Although there are some songs that are of less quality, in the big perspective this is a well produced record. Still you feel the lyrics are sometimes a little bit alike and this whole album almost seems to be a celebration to songs about heart and pain which is a little bit boring after a while.

Despite this I think Common Dream will with some good promotion have a great chance to place Poland on the map within this genre and therefore make the way for many bands that yet haven't had the opportunity to show themselves.

This review was written 2003 and initially published on Neurozine.com
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Brutal Resonance

Common Dream - Gravity

7.0
"Good"
N/A
Electroracle
Released 2003 by Black Flames Records
I can't think of any Polish electronic band that has made it through in any greater scale. Not here in Sweden anyway. Therefore I was a bit curious of this new signed band from Poland.

Common Dream have earlier been on some German and Polish compilations and early in their career they were support to Dance or Die when they played in Poland 1996.

This Polish band sounds kind of same as many other synthpop bands in the same genre, but with a little personal touch and the singer Konrad lifts the whole project with his fine voice.

My favourite tracks on this album are "Save Me" and "Precious Heart" with a few more. Although there are some songs that are of less quality, in the big perspective this is a well produced record. Still you feel the lyrics are sometimes a little bit alike and this whole album almost seems to be a celebration to songs about heart and pain which is a little bit boring after a while.

Despite this I think Common Dream will with some good promotion have a great chance to place Poland on the map within this genre and therefore make the way for many bands that yet haven't had the opportunity to show themselves.

This review was written 2003 and initially published on Neurozine.com Jan 01 2003

Patrik Lindström

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Founder of Brutal Resonance in 2009, founder of Electroracle and founder of ex Promonetics. Used to write a whole lot for Brutal Resonance and have written over 500 reviews. Nowadays, mostly focusing on the website and paving way for our writers.

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