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CD Review: The Love Dimension “Freakquency Space Mind Continuum” 

From http://rockandrollreport.com/cd-review-love-dimension-freakquency-space-mind-continuum/
by Matheson Kamin


The San Francisco-based band The Love Dimension is a musical ensemble that has gone through many different formations over the span of its history. The Psychedelic Rock band is steeped deeply in the sound of the psychedelic music produced in the 1960s. So much so that when you listen to the band’s catalog of music, you feel like you’ve immediately have been transported back in time. There is nothing like listening to the innovators of Psychedelic Rock from back in the 1960s. However, the music from The Love Dimension is as authentic as you can get…for a band that is 4 decades removed from that time period. 

The band has gone through many different members and formations throughout the history of the group. But the band has maintained the same quality in its sound. That has to do with singer/multi-instrumentalist Jimmy Dias. Dias ensures that the sound will remain no matter who is currently in the band. 

With that said, The Love Dimension is celebrating the release of their newest EP entitled Freakquency Space Mind Continuum. On this release, Jimmy Dias took the reins completely and created the entire album on his own. Dias added all instrumentation and vocals to every one of the 5 tracks that make up the new EP. While created by one person, Freakquency Space Mind Continuum sounds as genuine and full as anything released by an entire band of musicians. 

Freakquency Space Mind Continuum begins with the track “Together Again”. Like much of the band’s music, the track immediately takes the listener back to the sixties. It contains just the right amount of musical inspiration from that time period. With this track, Jimmy Dias shows off his talents as a multi-dimensional musician. Every note feels as genuine as if an entire group created the track and not just one musician. For instance, the guitar parts on the track blend together to create a layered effect. That layered effect adds a lot of texture to the track. For the rest of the instrumentation, the drums and bass parts feel just as genuine as the guitar on the track. “Together Again” is one track that allows Jimmy Dias to shine as a musician. 

The new release from The Love Dimension continues with the song “When Soul Love Begins”. The previous track features a very strong retro feel to the music. However, “When Soul Love Begins” finds Dias adding even more of a psychedelic feel to the music.  Dias moves the song even further into the sound of the sixties. The biggest and most obvious psychedelic influence in the song comes from the addition of the electric sitar. The sitar and the electric guitar add just the right retro feeling to the music.  The electric guitar and electric sitar compliment the lyrics that also feel rather dated. And while dated, the lyrics and music together will give fans of the sixties just a little reminder of what that time period sounded like. 

Freakquency Space Mind Continuum continues with the instrumental track of “Surf Heart”. For “Surf Heart,” Jimmy Dias stays in the retro state of mind for yet another track. The music brings to mind surf gods like Dick Dale, The Ventures and other instrumental artists. These artists helped to shape the style of “Surf Heart”. Although there is that influence in the music, Dias creates a song that stays away from copying any specific playing style. Because of that, the surf rock on the song is unmistakable as to the style of the music. However, the track is not too overly influenced by any one particular entity. 

The next track of “Get Real Wild” finds the music gaining a lot more of a groove. The track ends up being that track on the release to get up and dance to. “Get Real Wild” would have been easily featured on any of the dance shows back in the 60s had it existed back then. The song then transforms into a more acoustic version of itself as “It Could Be a While.” The additional minute and a half continues the song before bringing the EP to a close. 

The Love Dimension’s Freakquency Space Mind Continuum once again shows off the talents of Jimmy Dias. Even more so this time ‘round as he created the 5-track release himself. Every musical element on the release came from one individual musician. The newest release from The Love Dimension proves itself to be solid from the first note up to the final note.

SIMGE Survey: Getting To Know The Love Dimension // Watch “Together Again” 

by Mike Mehalick from 'Speak Into My Good Eye'

For the San Francisco-based artist Jimmy Dias, life has offered several callings. In duly following, Dias has found enlightenment in studying to be a shamanic healer and through music. 

It was through the latter pursuit that Dias came to found the psych-surf musical collective, The Love Dimension. Earlier this summer, the band dropped a new EP, Freakquency Space Mind Continuum, which was led by the driving, mystical single “Together Again.” 

To go along with a view of the video for “Together Again,” we had Dias take the SIMGE Survey to get to know him a little better. Check out the video below and keep up with more from The Love Dimension here. 

Name: Jimmy Dias 
Band: The Love Dimension 
Instrument(s): Vocals, Guitar, Bass, Drums (played all the instruments on this latest EP. However, I usually have a great group of musician friends who help record 
and play live shows.) 

What sound(s) do you/your band make? 

A cross between late 60s psychedelic, 90s grunge and annoying instrumental elevator music. 

If you could have anything fall from the sky what would it be and why? 

A suitcase filled with plane tickets and other helpful resources so I could take the Love Dimension and all my music friends on tour around the world to places like Europe, Australia, Asia, South America and more. 

When I was a kid I used to love to… 

Play Nintendo (the original NES one) for hours and days and weeks until all my muscles (except for my hands and eyes) started to atrophy. 

An embarrassing phase in my life was when… 

Continuing to play video games every night as an adult as a way to escape my dissatisfaction with boring day jobs. Good times in a way, but wish I had spent all that time mastering the guitar, drums or a musical instrument. 

The 1st album I purchased: 

Having trouble remembering my exact timelines and order of stuff with all the crazy interdimensional shifting and galactic realignment going on right now but I think it was a cassette of Beastie Boys’ License to Ill. I had some other tapes right around that time but they were copies of tapes that friends made for me of Nevermind and Surfer Rosa. 

The last album I purchased: 

The Doors – Live at the Bowl 68 on vinyl. 

My biggest insecurity: 

When I am not wearing my glasses I get awkward in public because people’s faces are blurry and I can’t tell if they are looking at me or if it is someone I know and maybe they’ll think I am ignoring them because I don’t know it is them. 

If anyone out there wants to gift me a few thousand dollars maybe I could get Lasik surgery. 

You can easily win me over by… 

Buying me a slice of pizza and a bucket of peanut butter cups. 

Sometimes when I feel overwhelmed or stressed

I listen to chakra balancing music on youtube because it’s calming and relaxing and it puts me into a trance. 

After a show people compliment me most on my… 

Outfit. Come on people, Am I really that bad of a musician that all you notice is the clothes I am wearing. Guess I need to practice more and dress down. 

Something most people don’t know about me is… 

I am also a healer and have studied with various shamans, healers and spiritual teachers over the past 10 years. It has been helpful with music as there is a lot of energy moving back and forth from the band to the audience at shows. 

The band (artist) that altered my perception on life is

Nirvana because it inspired me to start playing drums (my first instrument) and writing songs. I had never heard anything like that before. It really struck a chord inside of me that hasn’t stopped buzzing since. It opened up the doors for me to explore all kinds of indie and punk rock music. 

What a cool experience it would be to relive the first time you heard a certain album or song. Musical mystical magic. 

If not for music I would probably… 

Have left this physical body and transferred my consciousness into a vehicle that would allow me to create and share music.

What are your favorite song lyrics? 

I was trying to think of a cool answer for this one and the words that kept popping into my head were: 

“Row, row, row your boat 
gently down the stream 
Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily 
Life is but a dream” 

At first, I was resisting that and thinking I can’t write that. Then when I sat with it and realized the simplicity and wisdom that is embedded in those words, I detached and allowed it to be. It really hits the point of the impermanence of everything and going with the flow and enjoying life while you are here in this 3D reality hologram. 

It’s tough times right now but if you keep your vibration and frequency high instead of lowering it into fear, then eventually the snowball will gain enough momentum and the enlightenment of humanity and the golden age will flourish. 

Thank you so much to SIMGE for spreading the word about the Love Dimension and to everyone reading this. I wish you many blessings and good fortune. And when you have a moment please send out some thought forms into the ethers so TLD can magnetize and manifest coming to play our music live in a town near you! 

Peace, Love and Rock ‘n’ Roll!

http://speakimge.com/simge-survey-getting-to-know-the-love-dimension-stream-together-again/

 

Notable Local Records (from the SF Weekly) 

Wednesday, Jul 20 2016

Freakquency Space Mind Continuum by The Love Dimension; self-released 

The ghost of San Francisco past looms large these days. Our beautiful city is caught in the midst of an identity crisis — it seems, at times, in danger of coming apart at the seams. That's why The Love Dimension's latest EP, Freakquency Space Mind Continuum, feels like such a nice surprise. It's a short, sweet, delightfully fun listen, a summery, surf-y, psychedelic revision of a time when life in San Francisco wasn't so complicated. 

"Short and sweet" are the key words here: The EP is barely 15 minutes long. But that's OK: The tunes are so catchy and easy on the ears they encourage repeat listens. 

The EP opens with "Together Again," its best and most memorable tune. It's a blast to listen to, a fun, playful, psychedelic pop ditty featuring stick-in-your-head, surf-inspired guitar licks, perfectly retro harmonized vocals, and simple, sing-along lyrics. 

"When Soul Love Begins" sounds like a classic garage rock tune. "Surf Heart," much as its name implies, owes its existence to Dick Dale. "Get Real Wild" and "It Could Be Awhile," a song in two parts, is my least favorite on the EP, but it's still remarkably catchy, to its credit. 

Fuzzy, hazy, lo-fi production is the rug that really ties the room together. You won't find any new ground broken on Freakquency, but sometimes unabashed nostalgia is all you need.

By Chris Zaldua

http://www.sfweekly.com/sanfrancisco/top-five-parties-this-week-plus-notable-local-records-bread-deadboy-dbm-murlo-keysound-recordings-blackdown-bezier-robert-yang-honey/Content?oid=4801659

The Vinyl District Video Premiere: The Love Dimension, “Together Again” 

“I asked Matt Robeson from White Light Prism if he could make a video that combined surf themes with sacred geometry. What he created for ‘Together Again’ captured all of this and more. I really wanted something that captured that fun summer time feel but also had a spiritual side to it. The video is dizzying, hypnotic, and captivating. You can watch it over and over again and notice something different each time. This is the second video he has done for us. The first was for our song ‘The Lighthouse of Your Mind.’ Great stuff! Looking forward to working on future videos with him.” —Jimmy L. Dias 

Just in time for the heat of summer, we’re pleased to premiere The Love Dimension’s new video for their track “Together Again.” 

The Love Dimension, a psychedelic rock and roll group from San Francisco, take you on a magical surf ride with their smooth vocals and crashing beats. Founded by Jimmy L. Dias—who was training to be a shamanic healer only to find himself called back to music in 2009—The Love Dimension was assembled with a myriad of talented musicians along the way. 

“Together Again” has a message of unity is the perfect soundtrack for this scorching summer season. The video delivers the same vibe with its trippy flashes of beaches, bringing to mind the hot sand between your toes, the sun on your shoulders, and the sound of waves crashing around you. Images of silhouetted beach bums gathered on the sand imprint themselves, as twirling geometric shapes take to the forefront. It’s so bright, after watching it you’ll feel like you were staring at the sun. 

“Together Again” is taken from The Love Dimension’s latest EP, released just last month, “Freakquency Space Mind Continuum.”

http://www.thevinyldistrict.com/storefront/2016/07/tvd-video-premiere-the-love-dimension-together-again/

By Allison Staulcup | July 15, 2016

EXCLUSIVE! 'Freakquency Space Mind Continuum' by The Love Dimension 

From...http://www.songwritingmagazine.co.uk/news/exclusive-freakquency-space-mind-continuum-by-the-love-dimension/32083


We take trip to the freakier side for this week’s second exclusive, in the company of psychedelic revivalists The Love Dimension 

Our second exclusive of the week is another full EP – and a treat for lovers of freakbeat and psychedelia, as San Francisco’s “psychedelic garage punk country surf” collective The Love Dimension kindly allow Songwriting to bring you the world premiere of their new EP Freakquency Space Mind Continuum. 

Here’s what The Love Dimension tell us about themselves: “Resonating with the consciousness expanding goals of the 60s psychedelic movement, The Love Dimension creates sonic architecture for the benefit of all sentient beings across the multiverse. A musical vision that reflects the personal journey of band founder Jimmy L. Dias, who was on the path to becoming a shamanic healer when his own experiences of healing called him back to music.” 

And here’s what Mr Dias has to say about the EP: “This EP originally was just meant to be some solo demos. I hadn’t recorded on my own, playing all the instruments, since before the Love Dimension started back in 2008, but it was a really fun process recording with Tomas Dolas at Lolipop Studios. He’s a great producer and had many helpful suggestions to make the songs better than I originally envisioned. We recorded and mixed the EP in less than three days, and it turned out so well that I decided to release it. It was a good way to get some new music out there to hold people over while we shop around some unreleased recordings we’re currently sitting on. 

“The concept behind the title of Freakquency Space Mind Continuum is about interconnectedness at a universal mind level. But with emphasis on all the freaks, artists, musicians, creative people our there who have the ability to tap into those higher dimensions of consciousness and help manifest and reflect beauty into this 3D physical holographic world that we find ourselves in.” 

We’re loving this one… see what you think!

Together Again by The Love Dimension 

From...

http://glofimustdie.com/post/145576705709/via-together-again-by-the-love-dimension-free

The Love Dimension has a vintage surf rock vibe that 1) makes me want more 2) sounds like it will translate perfectly live 3) reminds me of RIDE mixed with Nazz and Beach Fossils

PREMIERE: THE LOVE DIMENSION “TOGETHER AGAIN” 

From...

http://survivingthegoldenage.com/love-dimension-together-again/

California in the 1960s is synonymous with bands like The Beach Boys, Dick Dale, and others.  The Love Dimension are cut from the same cloth just five decades later. Surviving the Golden Age is excited to premiere the group’s latest single “Together Again,” a song which could have easily been a recently unearthed Turtles recording from the 60s. With the surf guitar and the tight vocal harmonies, “Together Again” is a veritable travel through time and space. Enjoy the ride. 

The track will appear on The Love Dimension’s new EP Freakquency Space Mind Continuum will be released June 10th.

The Matinee May 31st 

From...

http://therevue.ca/2016/05/31/the-matinee-may-31st/

by Ben Yung 

The Matinee May 31st is another extended one, featuring 9 new songs because two of them are inseparable. From New Zealand to Denmark, Australia to France, England to the USA, we have some pretty great new songs to start your day.

RIYL: Brian Jonestown Massacre, The Futurebirds 

“Zoom!”, those are the words that I often holler when hearing a psychedelic rock song that blisters with the delirious energy of Brian Jonestown Massacre, which is exactly what San Francisco trio The Love Dimension have crafted with “When Soul Love Begins”. Sure, the song has the familiar, twangy guitar line and the dizzying, kaleidoscope sound, but the sense of urgency that Jimmy Dias, Celeste Obomsawin, and Devin Farney have added brings the song to a feverish level.

 

THE LOVE DIMENSION RELEASE DEBUT SINGLE, “WHEN SOUL LOVE BEGINS” 

New EP is scheduled to be released 6/10.  Check out one of the songs on Entertainment Rocks.

http://www.entertainmentrocks.com/2016/05/love-dimension-release-debut-single-soul-love-begins/

San Francisco musical collective The Love Dimension have released their new single “When Soul Love Begins.” 

The psychedelic track is the first release off of the upcoming EP Freakquency Space Mind Continuum, due out June 10th. 

The Love Dimension founder Jimmy L. Dias, had this to say about “When Soul Love Begins”: 

‘When Soul Love Begins’ is about duality and unconditional love. For there to be dark there must also be light. When you swing the pendulum one way, it eventually gathers up energy so it can come back to the other side and balance things out. When we expand beyond that duality and separation into the oneness, we come to the realization that there is only unconditional love.  From that space we see how it is all included…every experience, every being, every life, etc.  The song is about no matter what is happening in your life and how challenging it may feel in the moment, that things will turn out ok when you make that inner shift in the present and focus on what is most important.  The mystery, the energy, the stream that runs through us and all things doesn’t judge.  It doesn’t say you are wrong or right or good or bad.  It just is.  We can be that too when we choose to attune ourselves to that frequency.  We can flow with it or we can fight it and try to swim up stream so our ego and mind feels like it accomplished something.  It is all in our choices and what we decide to bring our awareness and attention to.

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