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August 4th, 2019


Barbed - Dreams Dreams Dreams

Strictly speaking, Dreams Dreams Dreams is not by Barbed. Nobody knows who the performer is, or to be honest what the original title was. It was discovered by the band stuck on the end of an open reel tape they found in a jumble sale. An unknown and particularly genteel woman recites poetry over some reedy and ethereal backing music. She sounds as if she was a 1960s BBC children's television presenter, but her tale of unrequited and obsessive love is far too creepy for such a reserved tone of voice. It's full of a sweetness that resolutely refuses to acknowledge the pain of her situation and this makes for a genuinely rather disturbing listen.

Barbed - Dreams Dreams Dreams