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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Song of The Satellite

Check out the latest Single from Dream Analog.

LISTEN on BandCamp to Song of The Satellite

Morning sitting quietly
bring it on home
bring it on home
over and over again
till you make it home
call it your own

Song of the Satellite
streaming overhead
Satellite
streaming overhead
Satellite

In the 2nd dream of the first heaven
book flew open to a page and
the mystery surrounded everything

In the early days of the desert
you were standing by a mirage
of an oasis you created
to keep you warm

Song of the Satellite
streaming overhead
Satellite
streaming overhead
Satellite

This song and the album, Dream Analog, were recorded to tape. That’s Analog! The whole sound wave is recorded. More music in the music. I hope you like it. Feel good!

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