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Where Dreams Take Flight

by Imaginary Airship

There is nothing wrong with your phonograph. Do not attempt to adjust the stereo equipment. You are about to participate in a grand adventure, a magical journey through sound. Headphone pop for stargazers.
Genre: Pop: Psychedelic Pop
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1. Where Dreams Take Flight
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2. Closing Down
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3. Kaleidoscope Dream
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4. Mr. Wonderful
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5. Unicorn's Flight
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6. Bright New Day
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7. Kaleidoscope Nightmare
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8. False Gods and Funerals
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9. Existential Question Pt. One for Guitar and Orchestra as Broadca
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10. Ascension/ Where Dreams Take Flight
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Album Notes
After ten years of bands and studio sessions, Jonathan Moore decided to develop his debut solo album under the name Imaginary Airship. The resulting 2007 release is constructed from songs taken from throughout Moore's musical life, enigmatic pieces that never found a home until this production. Produced by ambient electronic artist Mike Alston, what began as one man's solo effort emerged from the hanger of Portland's Sound Ghost Recordings a fully grown project, with contributions from Missi Hegland on vocals, David Turel on bass, and Alston himself bringing in the the synthesizer and additional guitar. With these additions, the warm acoustic strumming that had characterized Moore's solo work found itself supported by a wall of ethereal sound. Mellotron strings, choirs, analog synthesizers, and a Fender Rhodes built the fuzzed-up base. Layers of low-end distortion, delay and reverb spread themselves like a blanket over the album. There's an organ, and flutes, and ripples of psychedelic production tracing through tracks like Kaleidoscope Dream and False Gods & Funerals. The lyrics are of Kaleidoscope Nightmares, yes, but also of Bright New Days, and Moore & Hegland's vocals end up sharing equal time with the music, stepping back when necessary to let the swirls of instrumentation speak for themselves.

There is nothing wrong with your phonograph. Do not attempt to adjust the stereo equipment.


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Lace your boots.
The theater curtains lift. A zephyr is caught in your peripheral as Fair’s keys lure your focus back to the mechanism. You are transported to an abstract vicinity where the likes of Brothers Grimm have written your fate for the time being but time is irrelevant now. You are now envisioned as a tailored protagonist traversing a dangerous journey towards your own version of Emerald City. But in the shadows of a great airship you accept an apple cider handed to you by bassist, Turel. Just as you’re about to ask questions, the voice of Moore acting mulit-insturmentalist on drums lifts you up, up, up into the diaphanous-phere. Kilroy was Here, you think,( at least in concept.) You begin to make new route sketches in your journal, ones’ that denote that nothing is as you thought it was. Nothing is at all even remotely undone either. You feel very full of a mystifying cogency. Lancaster takes your apple cider and you don’t care. You just wonder how he did it while he played his guitar so perfectly. Suddenly, you’ve landed where you stood before and you’re clapping. Any questions?

Innovative and easy to listen to!
This CD is smooth, innovative and flows well. Great to listen to when you're in a contemplative mood or just want to relax. Everyone in our family loves Where Dreams Take Flight. Each song contains raw emotions that are refreshing and real. The musicality shines through- TRUE TALENT! gives Imaginary Airship all the stars they have and staples them permanently to our soul. They give hope of a "Bright New Day". Listening to the album gives strength to keep going and pursue your dreams, even when there is unbelievable pain and disappointment in your life. And it's not just a temporary feeling of joy, but Imaginary Airship leaves a lasting sense of hope. You'll find a 60's psychedelic influenced indie rock sound that competes with the likes of Flaming Lips and Pink Floyd, but offers something new that will take you up into the clouds.


Imaginary Airship
Loved your CD. It's very different then from what I usually listen too. But it's good to have a change. Thanks for the good music.

Upsidedown Cat

I love this album. It is so full of starlight and the ocean. "Bright New Day" always get stuck in my head at exactly the right times, when I'm just about to lose hope. These songs make me want to cry, hug my best friend, play outside in the rain, and fly around in a hot air balloon and touch the clouds.


A C.D. to inspire, plays well with other art forms.
The dream-like melodies of Where Dreams Take Flight has gotten me through writers block, painters block, and collage making block. It is a good tool for inspiration without being abrasively distracting, and yet when listened to with undivided attention, pulls the listener into an emotional yet slightly surreal state. When I listen to the CD I feel as though I'm going somewhere I've seen in a dream, and a friend is leading me there.

Pamela at CD Baby

When an album opens with an acoustic guitar that’s as delicately toned and recorded as the one that starts this album, it’s impossible not to immediately fall in love with it. When the next things you hear are a slow rise of keyboard in the distant background, a tiny arpeggiated synth line, and vocals swelling and welling up in their sad statements, it’s impossible not to think there’s something special waiting for you. While a lot of this album takes influence from more mellow and swirly moments of both Pink Floyd and the Flaming Lips, there’s an overall lamenting sleepiness to this record that allows you to be drawn from acoustic guitar + keyboard songs to the more rare, full-on jaunty rock. The whole package benefits from the psychedelic production and song structures employed from bow to stern of this Imaginary Airship, and come to think of it, there couldn’t be a more perfect name for this band.