Journal, Vienna Teng

Dreaming Through The Noise

Dreaming Through The Noise

I’ve been listening to Vienna’s new album, Dreaming Through The Noise, on repeat for the past several days. This is how I experience her music, letting it leave a permanent imprint on my auditory sensors and memories. The album at first glance appears to be a departure from her first two albums, Waking Hour and Warm Strangers. Waking Hour was a collection of autobiographical songs, and Warm Strangers offered tunes detailing the lives of semi-random fictional characters. Dreaming initially seemed more atmospheric than the previous two, detailing the lives not of people, but of the buildings, vehicles, and locales people inhabited.

The more I listen to the album, however, the more I realize that this is what Vienna’s all about. She’s weaving stories out of the vibrancy of life. You, me, the rock, the tree, and the X-Wing (okay, maybe not that X-Wing).

I’m rambling… my favorite songs on this album include:

  • Blue Caravan
  • Whatever You Want
  • I Don’t Feel So Well
  • City Hall
  • Transcontinental, 1:30 AM
  • Recessional

Vienna has embarked on a crazy tour schedule with Duncan Sheik. Check her out if she’s coming through your town!


One thought on “Dreaming Through The Noise

  1. SD says:

    I saw Vienna while channel surfing late a couple nights ago. I think it was on UEN or something like that. She has a nice style, though her voice might project better with some backup vocals, when live. It is pretty tough playing an instrument and singing live.

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