World of my Dreams ()

World of my Dreams is by the Young Songwriter's Project and is releasing July 29th. Featuring an all-star line-up of Portland area musicians.

World of my Dreams is by the Young Songwriter's Project and is releasing July 29th. Featuring an all-star line-up of Portland area musicians. Releasing July 29th.

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Chandra
Transportation (1980)

Transportation is the time-traveling vehicle of Chandra Oppenheim, a 12-year-old fronting a hair-raising post-punk / mutant-disco outfit. The year was 1980, and the setting was Hell’s Kitchen, New York, at the anomalous intersection of art and music. As the daughter of eminent conceptual artist Dennis Oppenheim, Chandra showed considerable promise as a songwriter and performer from the age of 7. This inspired New York noisemakers The Model Citizens (later transforming into The Dance) to approach the young firestarter and become her backing band.

Transportation is the time-traveling vehicle of Chandra Oppenheim, a 12-year-old fronting a hair-raising post-punk / mutant-disco outfit. The year was 1980, and the setting was Hell’s Kitchen, New York, at the anomalous intersection of art and music. As the daughter of eminent conceptual artist Dennis Oppenheim, Chandra showed considerable promise as a songwriter and performer from the age of 7. This inspired New York noisemakers The Model Citizens (later transforming into The Dance) to approach the young firestarter and become her backing band.

With Chandra penning the songs’ lyrics and vocal melodies, her adult accompanists laid down abrasively propulsive grooves,lending their recordings a singular sound. Rubbery bass lines, resonant organs, razor wire guitars and the spectral dub echoes of the melodica are driven by Chandra’s commanding vocals. Imagine a tweenage Lizzy Mercier Descloux or the schoolyard jump rope chants of ESG stripped to their skeletal essence. Little did she know, this was an electric time and place! Only a child’s imagination could fathom sharing a rehearsal space with Madonna or a stage with The B-52’s. But Chandra was no typical girl --- she was no Kate!

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