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This Is the Dream of Evan & Chan Single

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1. (This Is) The Dream Of Evan And Chan (Original Version)
2. (This Is) The Dream Of Evan And Chan (Safety Scissors Spilled My Drink Mix)
3. (This Is) The Dream Of Evan And Chan (Barbara Morgenstern Remix)
4. (This Is) The Dream Of Evan And Chan (Superpitcher Kompakt Remix)
5. (This Is) The Dream Of Evan And Chan (Lali Puna Remix)
6. Your Hill

Product Details

  • Audio CD (August 20, 2002)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Single
  • Label: Plug Research
  • ASIN: B00006ALDL
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #863,874 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By skipperchong on November 1, 2004
Format: Audio CD
I'll admit it upfront, my heart lies with the indie rock and blips and breakbeats must work especially hard to impress me. And if you come from the side of the fence that ooh's and aah's in the face of quirky electronic chirps and whistles, you will love this single. I guarantee it. But if you come from the ever loving Ben Gibbard (read: Death Cab for Cutie), you also might find something to love here. What I found most intriguing is the lyrical segment of the original song and the Barbara Morgenstern remix. If you fall in this camp, you may also want to check out the Postal Service's full length album, Give Up. But for the love of Fred, don't overplay it. You'll hate yourself. I did.
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8 of 11 people found the following review helpful By david on December 2, 2002
Format: Audio CD
this is a great album with great remixes and a new song (your hill). this is the dreamm... has to be one of the best songs this year. I can't wait for their full album as The Postal Service.
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Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
The title track is brilliant.

I had the original album - what I can only describe as Brian Eno-inspired, amazing almost-ambient electronica - and when I listened to the intro of the original track, I instantly turned it off and checked my audio equipment. I even downloaded the Amazon MP3 to be sure the CD wasn't damaged. Sure enough, that was it. Dntel (Jimmy Tamborello) modifies and distorts the sound throughout the CD to the point that it is blown speaker noise, and he takes that effect to the limit on "The Dream of Evan and Chan". This isn't a bad thing. It's just the first time I've heard it done so precisely that I didn't think it could possibly be intentional - had to be an equipment fault, I thought. But nope, it's all very meant-to-be.

Anyway, that's why I bought this single. I wanted to find a version of the wonderful track without its expertly-crafted distortion effects - as I'd rate said distortion as firmly unsettling. And sure enough, none of the other mixes on this single include any heavy distortion effects. Thus, mission accomplished in that regard. If you're looking for the same thing, you'll be happy.

But the other mixes don't really live up to the (also included) original track, because ultimately Dntel is making his points and his musical references WITH those unsettling effects. They're as purposeful as the rest of his musical decisions. And while I'll never be a huge fan of the distortion, I can't deny that it suits the track beautifully. It's smart composition.

The New Mixes:
* The Safety Scissors Mix sounds very late-90s, which isn't normally a bad thing, necessarily.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By scoundrel on February 25, 2011
Format: Audio CD
Dntel are just begging for crossover status with their single (THIS IS) THE DREAM OF EVAN AND CHAN, and they rightfully deserve it. The vocals of Benjamin Gibbard (the frontman of Death Cab for Cutie) give the right amount of emo cred to the track, but if you need more, Erlend Øye of the Kings of Convenience lends his voice on the Safety Scissors mix. The addition of extra singers is usually a recipe for disaster, but on there and on Barbara Morgenstern's version, the new voices add a nice counterpoint. But the real winner here is the Superpitcher mix, which gives the track a firm dance beat beneath a blissful hum. As in with the best house music, real emotion is extracted from the vocals.
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