“O's Notes: The Dream Logic is the Brainchild of Charles Compo, composer arranger, vocalist, guitarist and winds. He assembles a large crew anchored by bassist Jerry Brooks and percussionist Mustafa Ahmed. The sound is throwback 1970s funk with a touch of progressive rock. We found it rather intoxicating and easy to engage in for those willing to experience the retroactivity. Among the best are "I'll Be Right Back", the reggae infused "Mustafa Sunrise", "Spooky Reaction" and "The Criminal".”
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“I’ll tell you what this sounds like. This is like the amazing soundtrack to an otherwise forgettable 1970′s film about what an oppressive place the earth was going to be 233 year in the future. The lead actor in this endeavor would be some kind of celebrity who was famous
as an athlete or musician with a minor hit, and whoever told him he could act, was lying.
And none of that was going to matter when you got the soundtrack home and the stylus reveals some astoundingly deep grooves.
“Quietly Freaky” commands your attention with a subtle funk and then builds on itself. The horns swirl, fall away and reconstitutes before your eyes.
“The Decision” is a stylish strutting funky number which’ll make you wanna get up and prove you got game.
“Mustafa Sunrise” is an Afro-cuban fusion jam from deep in the heart of NYC made to get you on your feet and moving. Dirty horns call and respond with a crisp clean jazz guitar over sweetly seductive samba-ish rhythms. This is the sort o”
“The dream logic has released their self-titled debut album. What we are lucky to get is a high energy, genre-busting musical collective whose freewheeling grooves, fusion, rock, funk and soul combine to create the ultimate jamband experience. There is a screaming, pleading burst of pure rock and roll. Charles Compo, the lead singer, has a wonderful languor, but when he belts he rattles the windows. His voice isn't black and it isn't white. His wordless wails are the definition of rock and roll. Period. -”
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“Quietly Freaky is a warm and inviting introduction for The Dream Logic, while the narrative brought will ensure that listeners stick around. The dynamic achieved by each of the instruments during Quietly Freak showcases another strength; the bass, drums, and guitars create a dense and fulfilling arrangement. What People Say continues to expand The Dream Logic’s palette as the band takes on bold new arrangements and a panoply of different styles.
Spooky Reaction is an epic six and a half minute romp through blues, jazz, and funk; the muted tones of the synthesizer, an emotive guitar, and on-point drums allows this track to resound long after the band has moved onto Emoco. Emoco switches things up considerably, from the variety of styles broached to the overall length of the composition (at 2:47, Emoco is the second shortest track on the album). Blending together hints of Genesis with Elvis Costello and Tom Petty, this track elicits memories of warm summer days. While having a very po”
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““The Dream Logic has ushered forth a fusion album that seemingly says: “Genres, styles and classifications be damned!” Spanning myriad musical styles, the 13-track self-titled album effortlessly blends nuances of Jazz, Rock, Soul and Funk into an amalgam sound where the sum of the parts far surpasses any singular “type” of music making. This liberating collection of tracks also gives credence to what can be accomplished when pursuit of music, any and all music, goes unabated or hindered by restraint. Tight technical command of the instrumentation, flawless production and a fearless approach to music and genre borrowing… what else really needs to be said? This is album isn’t just good; it stands alone.””