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School Of Fish 18:26
Hymn 28:09
Fishology 9:25
Under Water 15:18

Versions (13)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
PW 02 Dreamfish Dreamfish(CD, Album, Ltd) Fax +49-69/450464 PW 02 Germany 1993 Sell This Version
PW 01 Dreamfish Dreamfish(12", Ltd) Fax +49-69/450464 PW 01 Germany 1993 Sell This Version
RSN LP 9 Dreamfish Dreamfish(2x12", Album, W/Lbl) Rising High Records RSN LP 9 UK 1993 Sell This Version
RSN LP9 Dreamfish Dreamfish(2xLP, Album) Rising High Records RSN LP9 UK 1993 Sell This Version
RSN CD9 Dreamfish Dreamfish(CD, Album, May) Rising High Records RSN CD9 UK 1993 Sell This Version
RSN CD9 Dreamfish Dreamfish(CD, Album, PDO) Rising High Records RSN CD9 UK 1993 Sell This Version
none Dreamfish Dreamfish(Cass, Promo) Copymasters none UK 1993 Sell This Version
SRCS 7808 Dreamfish Dreamfish(CD, Album, RE) Sony Records SRCS 7808 Japan 1995 Sell This Version
aw 012 Dreamfish Dreamfish(CD, Album, RE) Ambient World aw 012 Germany 1996 Sell This Version
AVA 007 Dreamfish Dreamfish(CD, Album, Promo, RE) Avatar Records AVA 007 Israel 2001 Sell This Version
AVA 007, AVA 007-2 Dreamfish Dreamfish(CD, Album, RE) Avatar Records, Avatar Records, Pro File, Pro File AVA 007, AVA 007-2 Israel 2001 Sell This Version
AVA 007-2 Dreamfish Dreamfish(CD, Album, RE) Avatar Records, Pro File AVA 007-2 Israel 2001 Sell This Version
AW 012 Dreamfish Dreamfish(CD, Album, RE) Ambient World AW 012 Germany 2001 Sell This Version

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jamie.winnett

jamie.winnett

May 6, 2018
referencing Dreamfish, 2xLP, Album, RSN LP9
This album has seen me through the years since it was released. I always come back to it for a certain feeling. You really need this.
Deejie1

Deejie1

March 16, 2018
referencing Dreamfish, 2xLP, Album, RSN LP9

I bought the album when it came out in '93 and i still get the same beautiful feeling listening to it in 2018...that's years 25 later.... what more needs to be said?
Deejie1

Deejie1

February 12, 2017
referencing Dreamfish, CD, Album, RE, AW 012

After the high of Hymn, the next track Fishology is another excellent track. Flanged rising and falling synth, rhythmic frog like chant and the bell that accompanies it like a companion.

Underwater is described brilliantly by Namlook and Morris. You can hear the music depicting the sea moving above and around you with sea-life rushing by as you view it all underwater, with what seems to me an Hawaiian / Polynesian sounding tinge to it.
Deejie1

Deejie1

February 12, 2017
referencing Dreamfish, CD, Album, RE, AW 012

Don't get me wrong i like the other tracks, classic ambient but 'Hymn' must be one of Namlooks (and Morris') best pieces. The tinkly melody, the rising and falling (then chopped) stabs, male vocal and swirling synth just make it in my opinion one of the all time classic Namlook tracks. I've played this track over and over again in one session, and even had a few years inbetwen listening and still absolutely love it. Can't help closing my eyes and letting it swirl around me. I've just realised its 24 years old!
roryistea

roryistea

March 21, 2016
edited over 3 years ago
referencing Dreamfish, 2xLP, Album, RSN LP9

Dreamfish is an essential album for a psychedelic trip, akin to Pink Floyd Echoes yet grounded in raw analog sound.

The record begins with the mysteriously simple School of Fish, a dreamy opus that merges the technological and the natural. It tends to tickle the mind, and brings a warm and fuzzy sensation with tribal elements keeping one in sync to the cosmos. Hymn is another wonder, with acidic tones characteristic of the Moog and Rising High label which featured so much of this amazing ambient in the early 90's. Fishology then takes the listen back to the darkness and alien qualities o of outer space. Twisted robotic and electro-analog sound bytes drag the listener along to encounter alien forms. The final piece, Under Water returns the listen to the depths of the liquid ocean, the deeper depths. The feeling of floating with fragments of the previous piece still stable as one drifts deeper and deeper into a subtle tranquility.

Let the Dream Fish take you deeper into Inner Space...
MrZyc

MrZyc

September 24, 2014
referencing Dreamfish, 2xLP, Album, RSN LP9

very good of its kind.
advised.
neurodynamo

neurodynamo

June 17, 2014
referencing Dreamfish, 2xLP, Album, RSN LP9
A fantastic ambient album from the early 90's

All tracks are available to hear / here on youtube -

I bought 2 vinyl copies both had the same scratch to the same side - is that weird or what

so I had to get the cd !

anyway Mixmaster Morris in top form 21 years ago

Brilliance !
incuswetrust

incuswetrust

October 2, 2013
referencing Dreamfish, CD, Album, Ltd, PW 02

One of the jewels in the fax crown, Dreamfish is one Namlook release that doesn't drift into mediocre ambient techno, or drift into synth-wank (as he was guilty of on the Dark side of the moog series, sometimes) either. The opener 'School of fish' is a sublime piece of electronica, that propels itself without the need of a 4/4 beat, just subtle pulses that keep if flowing; once listened to it's maddeningly impossible to get it out of your head. The epic 'Hymn' is a bit more drifty and unfocused, but enjoyable all the same. 'Fishology' (notice the titles are becoming reminiscent of Steve Hillage's post-Gong hippy-opus 'Fish rising') lurched forward with what sounds like someone burping the Greek alphabet; and finally the immersive 'Under water' recalls the beatific and sublime 'The rapture of drowning' by Paul Schutze on 'New maps of hell 2'; though DF was the earlier release!
A fave of post-club ravers and all of we chill out fans.... highly recommended.
GalaxyExplorer

GalaxyExplorer

September 24, 2010
referencing Dreamfish, CD, Album, Ltd, PW 02

I'll concur with the other reviews; this is a good album. It's possibly the first solid Fax recording. "School of Fish" is definitely the best and most focused track here, and it ranks up there with the best stuff on this label.

Like its successor album, Mixmaster Morris dominates the better parts of Dreamfish, as Namlook stays largely out of the way. "Hymn" is a bit overlong and repetitive, yet it stays interesting and catchy. I'm not a big fan of samples, yet they seem to work OK here. The album loses focus in the later moments, however; by track four, you begin to wonder what happened to the lovely music.

Still, it's a record that was probably ahead of its time and doesn't sound too dated even in 2010. Recommended.
The_Unrest_Cure

The_Unrest_Cure

July 5, 2010
referencing Dreamfish, CD, Album, Ltd, PW 02
An impeccable release by two hit-or-miss performers, and perfectly titled to encapsulate a mood. There is little to add in the way of plaudits that previous reviewers have not touched upon. This is a wonderful soundtrack for some lucid dreaming or a spaceage cocktail party, while also having enough emotional heft and feeling to be stand-alone, focused listening. Namlook restrains some of his wandering and repetitive meanderings, and Morris clearly shows his avant-garde & experimental bent, pulling Namlook along on the way to turning out some of his best collaborative work.

"School of Fish" instantly kicks (if that is possible on an ambient record!) into gear, twinkling and throbbing with a gentle melody and percussion that dances rather than dictates. A low bass swirls in the background, propelling in a most relaxed way. If you were to pick a track to show what FAX is capable of, it would be difficult to select better than this. "Hymn" trances (with a gratuitous Terence McKenna sample) along quickly, and seems a showcase for Namlook rather than Morris. "Fishology" has a delightful croaking noise that, to me, magnifies the fish element of the album, and sounds entirely unlike anything else I've heard on a FAX record. "Under Water" sounds akin to an excerpt from the Blade Runner soundtrack. Listen carefully, and you would swear all it is missing is a saxophone solo!

In short, I consider Dreamfish one of the jewels of my entire record collection, and it is certainly an album that can be of great utility regardless of the mood the listener is in, or the time it is listened to. A truly versatile album indeed.