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The Love Dimension - Another Hundred Suns - Review 

In the track “Another Hundred Suns”, crunchy acid riffs hover along with the hot wind, picking up the dynamic pace, making your speakers exert themselves and putting a strain on your neck.

The Love Dimension gives the right amount of energy through the imperishable vintage transformer. If in the wild, desolate defect of the space-time continuum, Birth Control and Primal Scream had collided, “Another Hundred Suns” would have been born. Hallucinogenic sandy fuzz, a dense drum thread and a combination of twisting vocals make it absolutely clear what sound pressure is.

On January 18, The Love Dimension dropped their fourth LP “Dream Decibels”, full of soulful melodies and quaint action, where grunge, garage rock, surf and much more are patched with psychedelic Californian shreds from the 60's. Read more

From the Editor 

http://www.whatsuppub.com/columns/letters_from_the_publisher/article_581743e4-252d-11e7-bbb7-1b603957c208.html

by Victoria G. Molinar

It’s always cool having an intern who’s into music, but never did I anticipate that my intern would be recruited by one of her interviewees! 

This past Easter Sunday at The Lowbrow Palace, our intern Andrea Sandoval performed with L.A.-based singer-songwriter and guitarist Vanessa Silberman and Jimmy Dias, guitarist and founder of San Francisco psychedelic rock outfit The Love Dimension. While interviewing the two for us last month, they both asked her if she could play bass. A yes turned into a double yes when they asked if she’d like to join them on stage. 

I really commend Andrea, not only charging forward with the decision on a whim, but for also squeezing in practice between working, interning for us and attending classes at UTEP, where she double majors in creative writing and multimedia journalism. Plus, she performed a late show on a school night! 

The performances were packed with energy, Vanessa and Jimmy were genuinely friendly – and most importantly – it was really awesome seeing Andrea on stage. To say I’m proud of her is an understatement. Part of what makes a good writer is being well rounded, and she definitely fits the bill.

 

The Love Dimension, Acceptance EP Review 

http://www.liverpoolsoundandvision.co.uk/2017/04/06/the-love-dimension-acceptance-e-p-review/

Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating * * * * 

Dealing with loss is not an easy matter, for all the self help books designed to guide you through the stages, the feelings you are bound to have many times in your life, for all the psychotherapists and the less than helpful friends who might not quite understand the depth of your emotion, they never truly seem to go anywhere near Acceptance; they cover everything else but Acceptance is the one stage in which everybody believes is just great, you have moved on and the world can turn again. 

Acceptance though does not mean not willing to fight on, to cover new ground, you might accept that one option in life is now closed, that one particular way of living is now a book been read and shelved, but it does not mean defeat, it does not mean conquered, Acceptance is a gateway to even greater things, moments of purity, of unrequited love and the slaying of the beige and the unadorned, Acceptance is another stage in The Love Dimension’s way of living. 

The new five track E.P. by The Love Dimension is one that sends out good vibes, the feeling of contentment in a world drowning at times in sorrow of its own making, of taking stock after the fight but knowing the war is not yet over, there are just too many people making trouble for the sake of their own petty insecurities to ever rest, Acceptance is knowing that you cannot change the world, that you cannot alter everybody’s narrow point of view, yet it does not stop you from trying. 

The Love Dimension have once more explored the infinite and come up with a set of songs that celebrate life and see through its dark passages, an exploration that gets the point of existence and whilst not conquering it, asks the question of why so many see the road as impassable, full of pot holes when all they have to do is look to the verge and plough on in safe knowledge they are making progress. 

In the tracks I’ll Find A Way, the excellent Hey Wall Street Man, Would You Be Willing, The Cat Is Out and On And On, The Love Dimension once again vanquish the slave of monotony and offer a special kind of freedom to the listener, freedom to explore beyond Acceptance, it is a special kind of deal. 

Ian D. Hall

POW Magazine Reviews New EP by The Love Dimension - “Acceptance” 

http://www.powmagazine.org/music-reviews/pow-magazine-reviews-new-ep-by-the-love-dimension-acceptance/

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. 

Follow The Love Dimension: 

https://www.thelovedimension.com 

https://thelovedimension.bandcamp.com/ 

https://www.facebook.com/thelovedimension/ 

Review written by Sheena Salazar for POW Magazine 

sheenacheyennesalazar@gmail.com

 

Review by the Bay Bridged for the Big Brother and the Holding Company show 

http://thebaybridged.com/2017/01/19/photos-review-big-brother-holding-company-love-dimension-uptown-bar/#prettyPhoto

Photos + Review: Big Brother and The Holding Company with The Love Dimension at The Uptown

By Daniel Kielman January 19, 2017

Photos + Words by Ria Burman

The Love Dimension gave an energetic, get-down of a performance supporting Big Brother and The Holding Company at Oakland's The Uptown on Friday. 

The local, groovy musical collective rip-roared through original psychedelic rock and roll tunes, getting the crowd jumping, before Big Brother and The Holding Company blues-rocked the rest of the night away, with a wail-worthy performance from lead singer, Darby Gould. 

If you're unfamiliar with Big Brother, check out the 1968 album, Cheap Thrills and prepare to have your rocks blown clean off.

Out of the Booth review and photos from Slim's 

Ever delightful and eclectic, The Love Dimension brought their unmistakable psychedelic rock and roll to Slim's a week back. Heating up the hearts of great, local music lovers throughout the cold night, The Love Dimension displayed distinct vocals, fun~is~the~key bass and groovy guitar riffs entwined with sweet beats, shakes and rattles, keeping the rock and roll flow alive and happening! 

If you have yet to see The Love Dimension, get on down to The Uptown Nightclub on January 13th 2017. They'll be playing with Big Brother and the Holding Company. A show not to be missed!

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CD Review: The Love Dimension “Freakquency Space Mind Continuum” 

From http://rockandrollreport.com/cd-review-love-dimension-freakquency-space-mind-continuum/
by Matheson Kamin


The San Francisco-based band The Love Dimension is a musical ensemble that has gone through many different formations over the span of its history. The Psychedelic Rock band is steeped deeply in the sound of the psychedelic music produced in the 1960s. So much so that when you listen to the band’s catalog of music, you feel like you’ve immediately have been transported back in time. There is nothing like listening to the innovators of Psychedelic Rock from back in the 1960s. However, the music from The Love Dimension is as authentic as you can get…for a band that is 4 decades removed from that time period. 

The band has gone through many different members and formations throughout the history of the group. But the band has maintained the same quality in its sound. That has to do with singer/multi-instrumentalist Jimmy Dias. Dias ensures that the sound will remain no matter who is currently in the band. 

With that said, The Love Dimension is celebrating the release of their newest EP entitled Freakquency Space Mind Continuum. On this release, Jimmy Dias took the reins completely and created the entire album on his own. Dias added all instrumentation and vocals to every one of the 5 tracks that make up the new EP. While created by one person, Freakquency Space Mind Continuum sounds as genuine and full as anything released by an entire band of musicians. 

Freakquency Space Mind Continuum begins with the track “Together Again”. Like much of the band’s music, the track immediately takes the listener back to the sixties. It contains just the right amount of musical inspiration from that time period. With this track, Jimmy Dias shows off his talents as a multi-dimensional musician. Every note feels as genuine as if an entire group created the track and not just one musician. For instance, the guitar parts on the track blend together to create a layered effect. That layered effect adds a lot of texture to the track. For the rest of the instrumentation, the drums and bass parts feel just as genuine as the guitar on the track. “Together Again” is one track that allows Jimmy Dias to shine as a musician. 

The new release from The Love Dimension continues with the song “When Soul Love Begins”. The previous track features a very strong retro feel to the music. However, “When Soul Love Begins” finds Dias adding even more of a psychedelic feel to the music.  Dias moves the song even further into the sound of the sixties. The biggest and most obvious psychedelic influence in the song comes from the addition of the electric sitar. The sitar and the electric guitar add just the right retro feeling to the music.  The electric guitar and electric sitar compliment the lyrics that also feel rather dated. And while dated, the lyrics and music together will give fans of the sixties just a little reminder of what that time period sounded like. 

Freakquency Space Mind Continuum continues with the instrumental track of “Surf Heart”. For “Surf Heart,” Jimmy Dias stays in the retro state of mind for yet another track. The music brings to mind surf gods like Dick Dale, The Ventures and other instrumental artists. These artists helped to shape the style of “Surf Heart”. Although there is that influence in the music, Dias creates a song that stays away from copying any specific playing style. Because of that, the surf rock on the song is unmistakable as to the style of the music. However, the track is not too overly influenced by any one particular entity. 

The next track of “Get Real Wild” finds the music gaining a lot more of a groove. The track ends up being that track on the release to get up and dance to. “Get Real Wild” would have been easily featured on any of the dance shows back in the 60s had it existed back then. The song then transforms into a more acoustic version of itself as “It Could Be a While.” The additional minute and a half continues the song before bringing the EP to a close. 

The Love Dimension’s Freakquency Space Mind Continuum once again shows off the talents of Jimmy Dias. Even more so this time ‘round as he created the 5-track release himself. Every musical element on the release came from one individual musician. The newest release from The Love Dimension proves itself to be solid from the first note up to the final note.

Notable Local Records (from the SF Weekly) 

Wednesday, Jul 20 2016

Freakquency Space Mind Continuum by The Love Dimension; self-released 

The ghost of San Francisco past looms large these days. Our beautiful city is caught in the midst of an identity crisis — it seems, at times, in danger of coming apart at the seams. That's why The Love Dimension's latest EP, Freakquency Space Mind Continuum, feels like such a nice surprise. It's a short, sweet, delightfully fun listen, a summery, surf-y, psychedelic revision of a time when life in San Francisco wasn't so complicated. 

"Short and sweet" are the key words here: The EP is barely 15 minutes long. But that's OK: The tunes are so catchy and easy on the ears they encourage repeat listens. 

The EP opens with "Together Again," its best and most memorable tune. It's a blast to listen to, a fun, playful, psychedelic pop ditty featuring stick-in-your-head, surf-inspired guitar licks, perfectly retro harmonized vocals, and simple, sing-along lyrics. 

"When Soul Love Begins" sounds like a classic garage rock tune. "Surf Heart," much as its name implies, owes its existence to Dick Dale. "Get Real Wild" and "It Could Be Awhile," a song in two parts, is my least favorite on the EP, but it's still remarkably catchy, to its credit. 

Fuzzy, hazy, lo-fi production is the rug that really ties the room together. You won't find any new ground broken on Freakquency, but sometimes unabashed nostalgia is all you need.

By Chris Zaldua

http://www.sfweekly.com/sanfrancisco/top-five-parties-this-week-plus-notable-local-records-bread-deadboy-dbm-murlo-keysound-recordings-blackdown-bezier-robert-yang-honey/Content?oid=4801659

The Love Dimension, Freakquency Space Mind Continuum. Album Review. 

http://www.liverpoolsoundandvision.co.uk/2016/05/25/the-love-dimension-freakquency-space-mind-continuum-album-review/

 

The Love Dimension, Freakquency Space Mind Continuum. Album Review.
Liverpool Sound and Vision Rating 9/10 

Forget that Time and space exists within one of the dimensions that humanity is trapped within, the finest dimension beyond those that only travellers with a mad man with a blue box can discover is that of The Love Dimension; after they truly so speak volumes to the adoring nature of music fans and those to whom the straight jacketed bombastic look down upon as freaks and peculiar. Yet each one who gravitates towards the unusual, who are attracted to the uncommon are normally rewarded with a trip into the fantastic and extraordinary. 

The band’s latest E.P., Freakquency Space Mind Continuum is one that hugs the extraordinary, that hums along to a different tune and allows the listener to breathe in the sparkle of imagination as if in a way they were witnessing the first moments of clear and unhindered belief to run through the course of history. 

It is clear that the E.P. finds its own channel to furrow and one that isn’t held back by the often meanderings of the frustratingly bored or blinkered, it alludes to the burgeoning scene of the 60s and the great renaissance of the time but also there is more circling underneath, more ravenous than a tiger shark smacking its lips at the thought of an unexpected free lunch. It is the hunger to entertain and enlighten that carries the music forward and the listener, in all their glory, is able to feast at the same table and take the biggest bite they can. 

The five track E.P., Together Again, When Soul Love Begins, Surf Heart, Get Real Wild and It Could Be A While gel so well that the space in between the tracks almost disappears, as if by design or the cosmic force at hand, they blend together giving an almost surreal concept to the piece and whilst each track is unerringly different, like the strangeness that runs through early Pink Floyd, the entangled dream in which the artist envisions is true and captivating. 

Forget the four dimensions, forget for a while that you are hurtling through space at a speed that is ridiculous and beautiful, the Love Dimension have the time for you to spend in blissful repose. 

Ian D. Hall