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Dreaming for Hours

Dreaming for Hours


~ Mystics Anonymous

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Mystics Anonymous is the name of singer/songwriter Jeff Steblea's musical project, best defined as eclectic independent rock. "With Mystics," says Steblea, "the whole point was to establish a project where nothing is off-limits." From rootsy acoustic material with jazz elements to harder alternative rock to more experimental, ambient, and score music, Mystics Anonymous has been defined by it's fierce independence and adventurous eclecticism. While Mystics Anonymous draws from an impressive range of influences, Jeff's distinctive voice and songwriting skill are the glue that holds Mystics together and keeps it's sound unique. Jeff's expressive, award-winning baritone and impressive vocal range have drawn comparisons to singers such as David Bowie, Jim Morrison, Nick Cave, and Mike Patton. ----------- Dreaming for Hours is the latest Mystics Anonymous release, featuring 14 compositions and a wide variety of talented collaborators to create a layered, textured, and highly eclectic release that is nonetheless indicative of Jeff's unique songwriting and vocal style. In addition to Jeff playing a wide variety of instruments, the album boasts the talents of Erik Amlee (Paradise Camp 23, Erik Amlee); Pat Garland (Groove Shoes, Fiesta Brava); Andrew Goulet (Salvation Alley String Band, True Value); Daniel Hales (Daniel hales, and the frost heaves, The Ambiguities); Dave Hamilton (Fling, Chafed, Go Figure, Hypnotic Clambake); Ray Keane (Fiesta Brava); Steve Koziol (Span of Sunshine, Something Else); Ken Maiuri (Mark Mulcahy, Young at Heart Chorus, Heather Maloney, Pedro the Lion, School for the Dead, and others); Brian Marchese (Mark Mulcahy, Haunt, School for the Dead, The Aloha Steamtrain, Sitting Next to Brian, The Fawns, and others); Rick Murnane (Rick Murnane Band, Group DeVille); Chris Rea (Fiesta Brava, The Westies, Eleventh Hour); Brandee Simone (Salvation Alley String Band); Matt Silberstein (Violet Clark, Salvation Alley String Band, Swillmerchants); and Matt Snow (Fiesta Brava). Mostly recorded in his Gondwanaland studio, Dreaming for Hours demonstrates Jeff's increasing engineering and production skills, resulting in a textured, layered album that rewards repeated listenings. Stylistically, it ranges from classicist pop (Beatles, XTC) to hard rock to jazz-inflected grooves to folk, but all of it is really ROCK, harkening back to a time when albums took the listener on a journey through several places. Remember the White Album? And this album is a journey, created for optimal listening, with a clear beginning, middle, and end. Give it a listen, and it just might have you dreaming for hours...

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Artist: Mystics Anonymous
Title: Dreaming for Hours
Genre: Rock
Release Date: 1/10/2014
Label: CD Baby
Product Type: CD
Catalog #: 5638197754
UPC: 888174406084
Item #: 1072230X
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