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Torn Curtain — Torn Curtain
(Ventricle cd-04, 1994, CD)

by Henry Schneider, Published 1994-10-01

Torn Curtain Cover artTorn Curtain is the debut effort by former Mauve Sideshow keyboard wizard Dusty Lee and his new vocalist Sheila. Consisting of the four songs "Daymare," "Creatures," "Twilite," and "Dawn," their self titled debut CD is a more peaceful and atmospheric release than those of Mauve Sideshow. Though still music from realms unseen, Dusty now explores a kinder and gentler territory devoid of Mauve Sideshow's nightmarish tension. Instead Sheila's ethereal soprano and Dusty's Mellotron, effects, and tapes lure you into that twilight region just beyond the veil. Torn Curtain presents a major step forward in Dusty's journey around this mortal coil. He squeezes some surprising warmth out of his electronics while at the same time demonstrating a mastery of this little explored niche of electronic music. The only drawback for me is that the CD is over just too soon. So if you yearn for something to soothe you to sleep that imparts a vague sense of uneasiness, Torn Curtain is the ticket.

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