Transported Man is the brainchild of Perth-based musician James Haas, a daring musical pioneer willing to release an album that, in his own words, “rewards the listener who listens from start to finish,” in an age when other artists can only squeeze out one digital track at a time. For that alone, his latest offering, Dreamesque, deserves a listen.
Dreamesque is a 21-minute, six-track alt-rock concept album. Built on a hardrock-meets-shoegaze foundation with acoustic tangents, incorporating horn sections and clean guitars, Haas has created a dynamic and immersive soundscape.
Haas is a bit of a lone musical pioneer. He told Around The Sound, “It’s (Transported Man) pretty much just me as the other musicians are all session guys. I was going for a polished sound on Dreamesque that really takes you for a ride as it twists and turns through the stylistically contrasting songs. It’s emotionally fuelled with a balanced blend of heavy and delicate, uplifting and melancholic. People who appreciate the experience of listening to a record as opposed to playlists will feel right at home.”
Why not get comfy and have a listen? Dreamesque could just be the best 21 minutes of your day.