Before the Dream Faded. . . (KLP170)
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This album was recorded at the Dub Narcotic studio in Olympia, Wash., except "I Am Without", recorded by Johnny Jewel at his D/E/A/T/H D/I/S/C/O studio in Portland, Ore., and "Deliverance", recorded by Phil Elverum, Nowhere, Anacortes, Wash.
Calvin Johnson is the founder of K and operates the Dub Narcotic Studio, where he has recorded such stalwarts as Mirah, Tender Forever, Yume Bitsu, the Gossip, Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Old Time Relijun and Fitz of Depression. He has released numerous records with the bands Beat Happening, Dub Narcotic Sound System and the Halo Benders, and toured across the United States scads of times, and will continue to do so after Before the Dream Faded… is released.
"…you won't find anything missing here; the album is airtight end to end, harmonious, and sweet. Like sucking on a jawbreaker, layers of What Was Me keep revealing themselves to show a brighter, prettier shine." --Molly Simms, Bust
"In an industry overflowing with young punks trying to grab a bit of DIY credibility, none of them come close to Calvin Johnson, and obscure talent who has truly done it 'his way' every time." --Rev. Keith A. Gordon, Jersey Beat