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dagmar


Country of origin:

U.S.

Type of music generally:

Ethereal folk/ectronica, almost performance art

Status:

Most recent release, Door No. 3 (2010)

See also:

dagmar's Reverbnation page

Meghan McGeary's site

Comparisons:

A folkier yet still experimental Kristeen Young

Covers/own material:

Own

General comments:

Dagmar are an edgy experimental folk band with a theatrical edge fronted by duo, Jim Bauer and Meghan McGeary. I was not at all surprised to read that one of their current projects is a multi-media theatrical production. (sophiagurley@hotmail.com)

Recommended first album:

Door No. 1 is the only one we've heard

Recordings:

  • Door No. 1 (2006)
  • Door No. 2 (2009)
  • Door No. 3 (2010)

Door No. 1

Release info:

2006—Pontoon Records—PTN 0601

Availability:

See dagmar's site

Ecto priority:

Recommended

Group members:

Jim Bauer—vocals, keyboards, harmonica
Meghan McGeary—vocals, flute
Mat Fieldes—bass
Vesselin Gellev—violin
Pablo Rieppi—percussion, vibes (and drums on 1 track
David Rozenblatt—drums, marimba

Produced by:

Jim Bauer, David Rozenblatt

Comments:

Apparently Door No. 1 "is the first of a three-part three-CD song cycle about a boy who can't get out of bed in the morning and an insect goddess who plunges through the ether to rescue him." A strange and interesting debut. Lush, yet stripped-down. The overall sound is theatrical and dark. The vocals are shared. The male lead singer sounds like a weary, resigned folkie (perhaps only articially so as part of the story cycle) and the female lead, Meghan McGeary reminds me somewhat of Kristeen Young. The last track is a almost deconstructed version of R.E.M.'s "Losing My Religion." Dark and arty yet folky, too. I would recommend this to anyone interested in theatrical, arty, intriguing music. (sophiagurley@hotmail.com)


Thanks to Sophia Gurley for work on this entry.

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