Dream Analog Review by Daily Vault

Tom Haugen

Executed with sincerity,
emotion and plenty of universal beauty.

A record largely influenced by some of the most notable songwriters of the ’70s, Grace Gravity’s Dream Analog was captured live in a small home studio and recorded, mixed, and mastered analog. Later on, overdubs of horns, keys, percussion, and backing vocals were added with much meticulousness, giving the album a very warm, crisp feeling.  

The cautious listen leads with the soft acoustic strumming and sweet vocals from Teri Hitt on “It’s Coming On,” which lays the foundation for the remainder of the album. “Go Ahead And Shine” then follows with a soothing, soft-rock quality as Hitt lets her strong pipes shine. “In The Center” continues with harmonizing backing vocals highlighting the folk rock approach. 

The middle of the record offers some of the best tunes, including the reflective “The Long Road,” where brass and piano work together in soulful ways, while “Who U R” picks up the pace with a punchy rock ‘n’ roll feel. “Something New Can Grow,” a standout track, then finds a pretty place to reside as cosmic moments mix with the slow burning introspection.

Deeper in the listen, “Sunny Side Of The Road” moves with light melodies and a breezy formula that’s as timeless as it is memorable, and “Mother Earth” finishes out the listen with some of Hitt’s best vocals, as a dreamy quality enters the very sophisticated landscape. 

A record that definitely brings us back to simpler times, Dream Analog and Grace Gravity herself reminds us of all the things we find appealing about Joni Mitchell, Linda Ronstadt, or Heart.

During these hectic, often heated times, an album like Dream Analog is the perfect antidote to the chaos with its serene, almost meditative quality that would have been as relevant in the ’60s as it likely will be 20 years from now.

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Dream Analog Review by Ermis Madikopoulos

Ermis Madikopoulos is a contributing writer for the Independent/UK

In an era where most records are produced digitally on software such as Logic or Pro Tools, it’s refreshing to hear a record such as ‘Dream Analog’ by Grace Gravity. I produce ambient music on Logic, and I use compression on my tracks. But sometimes, I find that if I use too much, it takes away the original warmth. But that’s beside the point.

Analogue recordings are brilliant because they keep the ambience and warmth that was intended. ‘Dream Analog’ was recorded completely analog. I love how the album cover represents the peaceful tree, but the psychedelic colours create a big atmosphere.

Listening to it on big speakers, it’s a dream because it captures every instrument as it was intended, leaving a beautiful sound reminiscent of the late 60s.

‘Song of the Satellite’ tugs at the emotions because the vocals are achingly beautiful, working very well with the trumpet and the synths. I think there’s a lot of clarity in these instruments that make the first half of the record a peaceful listen. The stunning ‘Go Ahead and Shine’ demonstrates Teri Hitt’s beautiful vocals because they soar in the chorus and the build-up.

I think that Grace Gravity have created an ambitious record that captures the atmosphere extremely well. The vocals are on point, and every instrument has space to breathe. A great listen.

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Press Release

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Teri Hitt’s Grace Gravity sets the Tone for our Modern Times in Her Collection of Smart, Melodic and Uplifting Songs!

(Los Angeles, CA) Individuals decide to become artists / musicians for various reasons. Some will tell you they love the spotlight, while others are seeking their fortune. Yet others will say that they were born that way. “I really don’t know how it happened, I just kind of came in like this,” states singer / songwriter Teri Hitt “Playing music is me…it’s who I am.”

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The Culver City News

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By Cristian Vasquez

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Expressing her soul through music is only part of Teri Hitt’s passion behind the creative process.

With her newest album “Grace Gravity” the Culver City resident hopes that her music can serve as a path “through the gravity to the grace of knowing, of trusting, of feeling the truth, of fully being.”

“When people come eye-to-eye and begin to talk about things, there can be change,” Hitt said. “That is part of what I try to manifest in my life and music.”

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