Dreamend: Magnesium Light
From the Solo project So I Ate Myself, Bite by Bite of Ryan Graveface of Black Moth Super Rainbow
As Dreamend’s sole member and proprietor behind Graveface Records, an independent label with a sharp focus on hand assembled items and limited editions, Ryan Graveface has a dazzlingly complex album in SIAMByB. Heavy on banjo, bells, guitar, organ and fearlessly honest vocals, this record is relentlessly catchy.
The tale of SIAMBbB will have you reeling and so will its incredible packaging. The label who brought you indie-rock’s first bonafide, hand made pop-up book with Long-Forgotten Friend have upped the ante: the LP version of So I Ate Myself, Bite by Bite, is presented like a phenakistoscope, a classic Victorian animation machine. If you thought picture discs and colored vinyl were cool (both mediums you Graveface aficionados will know a lot about), wait until you get a load of William Schaff’s painstaking, brilliantly delivered design. It’s truly a remarkable accomplishment in the annals of the Album as Artform, which is a hallmark of Graveface Records.