Eddy Dyer | ...Into Doves of Grey

Go To Artist Page

Recommended if You Like
Brian Wilson Syd Barrett

Album Links
Black Locust Entertainment MySpace Eddy Dyer on MySpace Rootsucker Records

More Artists From
United States - NY - Upstate NY

Other Genres You Will Love
Folk: Progressive Folk Rock: Acoustic Moods: Solo Male Artist
There are no items in your wishlist.

...Into Doves of Grey

by Eddy Dyer

Solo acoustic release laden with themes of spirituality, from scathing rants on religious dogma to candid reflections on the human condition, to abstract but potent pagan imagery.
Genre: Folk: Progressive Folk
Release Date: 

We'll ship when it's back in stock

Order now and we'll ship when it's back in stock, or enter your email below to be notified when it's back in stock.
Sign up for the CD Baby Newsletter
Your email address will not be sold for any reason.
Continue Shopping
just a few left.
order now!
Buy 2 or more of this title and get 10% off
Share to Google +1

Tracks

Available as MP3, MP3 320, and FLAC files.

To listen to tracks you will need to either update your browser to a recent version or update your Flash plugin.

Sorry, there has been a problem playing the clip.

  song title
share
time
download
1. There Is No Such a Place
Share this song!
X
3:07 $0.89
2. Snakes Out of Boston
Share this song!
X
1:22 $0.89
3. Jennifer
Share this song!
X
3:18 $0.89
4. Nthru Nbeon
Share this song!
X
1:07 $0.89
5. Mother of Thousands
Share this song!
X
2:20 $0.89
6. Evergreen, I Envy You
Share this song!
X
2:08 $0.89
7. More Than a Drone
Share this song!
X
2:39 $0.89
8. Out At Night
Share this song!
X
2:21 $0.89
9. Jesus Christ
Share this song!
X
1:51 $0.89
10. There Is No Such a Place (Reprise)
Share this song!
X
2:05 $0.89
11. Mote
Share this song!
X
3:50 $0.89
12. Deep Dark Night
Share this song!
X
2:47 $0.89
13. Song for Jamie
Share this song!
X
2:52 $0.89
14. God's Baby Sister
Share this song!
X
1:39 $0.89
preview all songs

ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Rootsucker Records announces the release of “…Into Doves Of Grey”, the latest offering from songsmith Eddy Dyer. Recorded over July 4th weekend in 2007 by Kevin Kandel at Near The Portal Studios, “…Into Doves Of Grey” is a return to the solo-acoustic format of 1999’s “Explosion Alone”, only this time mixed and mastered by Kramer, the legendary innovator behind Daniel Johnston, Galaxy 500, Low, and 1995 “Producer Of The Year” (Rolling Stone Magazine).

With thirteen original tracks augmented by a blistering interpretation of (fellow Kramer alumni) Sonic Youth’s “Mote”, “…Into Doves Of Grey” is laden with themes of spirituality, from scathing rants on religious dogma (“Snakes Out Of Boston”, “Jesus Christ”), to candid reflections on the human condition (“Jennifer”, “Song For Jamie”), to abstract but potent pagan imagery (“God’s Baby Sister” and the album’s first single, “Deep Dark Night”).

The quirky title has roots in the writings of renowned novelist and fellow Lowell native Jack Kerouac – as Dyer explains;

“I think it was in Dr. Sax…anyway I remember reading about a great serpent getting ready to swallow the world, and at the last minute it dissolved into millions of grey doves – that always stuck with me, how, individually we aren’t evil at all, just imperfect – the real evil happens when we form into these big, unthinking entities.”



BACKGROUND

Eddy Dyer released his debut album, Explosion Alone, on Boston’s That Promising Seadog Media label in 1999, an intricate landscape of sound combining blues, folk, and Beat poetry with the spare, psychedelic sounds of Syd Barrett\'s solo work.
His second album, \'BUTTERFLY MEDICINE\', released in 2001 on Smokin Moon Records, showcased Dyer\'s sense of dark whimsy, born of Brian Wilson and The Flaming Lips...
In 2004, Eddy released \'Eddy Dyer and The Walking Shoe Revival\', featuring Eddy\'s most prolific collection of songs to date…
Currently at work on the follow-up to that album with longtime producer Jeff Hall, Dyer is collaborating with guitarist Earl Slick (Bowie, John Lennon fame), and legendary avant-garde jazz pianist Mike Garson (also of Bowie fame, not to mention Stan Getz, Stanley Clark, Nine Inch Nails, The Smashing Pumpkins and most recently The Polyophonic Spree).


Reviews


to write a review

George Koumantzelis

God bless eddy dyer!
03. eddy dyer ... God bless eddy dyer! ... This kid ROCKS! ... eddy attended almost every AEOLIA meditation meeting, and I think he was booked to play an evening set at SEEDS OF SOUND (Lowell Ecology Benefit Concert / ROCK MOUNT TRASHMORE! -which Dave Huckins, Andy Szava-Kovats, myself, and a bunch of other people helped put on.) eddy can play a rockin' rhythm guitar like nobody's business! eddy's been rocking this world hard since before the days of The Reagan Babies, and his politics are right-on! One of the few people to play live on the air on my COSMIC PODUNK college radio program on WUML, 91.5 FM at U-MASS, Lowell, eddy has been a true friend over all these years. ... By the way, I should note that this is a great album from a great musician and songwriter! - George Koumantzelis

Kevin P. O'Brien

A Bar Once Again Raised....
I’ve been waiting for Eddy to do a pared down album that purely showcases his intense lyrics, perfect song structure and emotion-filled style. This album is a bar once again raised in Eddy’s prolific career. You could say this is somewhat of a return to his roots in “Explosion Alone”, but it’s more like when a master chef goes back to cook one of his beginning recipes; it’s now done with so much more depth and understanding of the craft that it’s Universal Nature is palpable.



This ability to touch so many diverse ranges of mood, ideas and style is so often lacking in our genre-specific society. Eddy’s lyrics are at once easy to relate to while remaining smart and omnipotent; never are they dumbed down or contrived.



At times, “Into Doves of Grey” is like slipping into a cool pond to swim at night, alone and naked to the world; at others it is like being in the ocean without any sight of land, a vastness, but without the fear; there is even a comfort in it. Either way, Eddy’s music has always blended perfectly into my life; and “Into Doves of Grey” is a masterfully made piece of music.

Krizzle LaRue

Just so beautiful
~so far, this first track could swallow me whole..it's just so beautiful. thank you eddy. and Jennifer, of course, brought tears like rain--big, healing drops of words that needed to sink back into the earth, that only you could bring..thank you~