Country of origin:
Type of music generally:
Ethereal folk/ectronica, almost performance art
Most recent release, Door No. 3 (2010)
A folkier yet still experimental Kristeen Young
Dagmar are an edgy experimental folk band with a theatrical edge fronted by duo, Jim Bauer and Meghan McGeary. I was not at all surprised to read that one of their current projects is a multi-media theatrical production. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Recommended first album:
Door No. 1 is the only one we've heard
2006—Pontoon Records—PTN 0601
See dagmar's site
Jim Bauer—vocals, keyboards, harmonica
Jim Bauer, David Rozenblatt
Apparently Door No. 1 "is the first of a three-part three-CD song cycle about a boy who can't get out of bed in the morning and an insect goddess who plunges through the ether to rescue him." A strange and interesting debut. Lush, yet stripped-down. The overall sound is theatrical and dark. The vocals are shared. The male lead singer sounds like a weary, resigned folkie (perhaps only articially so as part of the story cycle) and the female lead, Meghan McGeary reminds me somewhat of Kristeen Young. The last track is a almost deconstructed version of R.E.M.'s "Losing My Religion." Dark and arty yet folky, too. I would recommend this to anyone interested in theatrical, arty, intriguing music. (email@example.com)
Thanks to Sophia Gurley for work on this entry.
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