For nearly a decade, The Love Dimension has been a part of the San Francisco music scene. Known for having a unique and amorphous lineup, The Love Dimension defines themselves as a musical collective and has featured as many as 80 musicians throughout their existence. Every evolution brings new variants to the group’s sound, making for a diverse discography that can’t be placed into any one genre. This March sees the release of Acceptance, a new 5-track EP that showcases The Love Dimension’s wide range of influences and musical abilities.
Acceptance opens with “I’ll Find A Way”, a tight, bass-throbbing track with hints of 70’s prog-rock, 90’s stoner rock, and 60’s psychedelia, combined in a way that sounds modern and new. The musicianship on this track is water-tight, with grandiose builds and wild guitar licks layered over the ultra-heavy foundation laid by the bass and drums. The following track, “Hey Wall Street Man”, is a fun, rock n roll romp with a bluesy progression that’ll get dance floors moving. “Would You Be Willing” and “The Cat Is Out” are both steeped in 60s influences- “Would You Be Willing” features poppy, garage-psych with catchy hooks and melodic basslines; “The Cat is Out” relaxes the sound into a laid-back 60s jam session, tinged with psychedelia.
The EP’s closing track, “On and On”, has a track length as long as nearly all the other tracks combined, clocking in at just over 12 minutes. The track builds slowly, but throughout its duration travels through a vast landscape of varying tempos and sounds, ranging from ethereal to manic. It’s a wild trip that reflects the musical collective that defines The Love Dimension.
Acceptance will be officially released March 30th, 2017 at The Love Dimension’s show at Rickshaw Stop in SF, and will be concurrently available for purchase online via the band’s website.
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Review written by Sheena Salazar for POW Magazine