First off…WOW! …..
This is a very intense album. From the opening of “Entering The Glade”, it takes over. I felt like Alice must have felt when she went through the Looking Glass…
A very complex piece of art, this is. Very much like meeting someone in a dream…someone you have never known outside of your nocturnal travels, but in them, a good friend…..you can feel their pain…their anguish, and their joy…..which, after all the pain, tastes even sweeter.
From a musical standpoint, it is, to me, beautifully avant-garde, yet approachable. For instance: I love Tori Amos. I have since her first album. I heard her on the radio and said to myself, “Wow. Kate Bush has a new song out.” When the D.J. said it was Tori Amos, I rushed to the record store… I went in, rushed up to an employee, and said “Who is Tori Amos and where do I find her?”
However, some of her material is so baroque, so ‘different’ as to be understood only by her, with a sound that sometimes runs me in circles, she can be very un-approachable at times. On “Dream Dance”, this is not the case. Even on the first listen, I was excited to see where the song went next….there are many different aspects of the album that I want to explore in more depth.
But, in short, I love it.