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A Perfect Dream

by Sarah Fimm

Groovy, Dark, Ambient, trippy electronic-alternative rock
Genre: Rock: Psychedelic
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Be Like Water
5:04 $0.99
2. Wrong Side Up
5:02 $0.99
3. Virus
4:02 $0.99
4. Seti
1:59 $0.99
5. Alien Boys
3:28 $0.99
6. Smoke
4:33 $0.99
7. David Johnson
0:16 $0.99
8. Spit Trap Ghetto
2:39 $0.99
9. Lioness
2:52 $0.99
10. In the Red
5:31 $0.99
11. A Perfect Dream
5:52 $0.99
12. Shadows and Dust
5:00 $0.99
13. Salvia Path
13:06 $0.99
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Album Notes
Sarah Fimm is a pianist, singer, and composer from Woodstock, NY.

Sarah Fimm's "Be Like Water" launches the odyssey that is A Perfect Dream, a sensual feast of electronic leanings and hypnotic atmospheres that is brewed with alternative-leaning gothic melodies. Her phrasing strongly mimics Amos' on the big-band, scat-happy "Spit Trap Ghetto" and "Alien Boys", but her tone more closely matches Sarah McLachlan's ethereal breathiness at its finest, and Fimm's compositions (interspersed with spoken word, sax, trumpet, and hand percussion) innovate instead of imitate. Lyrically, they tackle themes like the loss of love and life on the dramatic "Virus," "Smoke," and "Shadows and Dust." Given that this is only her second album, Fimm is no doubt ripe with possibility. This is one of the most enchanting discoveries of the year.

-Billboard Magazine

-Be Like Water was featured in Mark hamill's 'Comic Book the Movie'
-Be Like water Featured on 'DEBS' soundtrack release

'This is a beautiful CD. Sarah Fimm’s piano playing is soothing and spooky at the same time. Her voice is lilting but strong, airy but gutsy. I don’t really know whom to liken her to, perhaps a spookier Tori Amos…maybe a little Terami Hirsch and Portishead thrown in. Part “girl and piano” and one part techno, but really quite original.

The ending up “Be Like Water”, moved into the beginning of “Wrong Side Up” and blew me away, I just wanted to keep replying that song, it is just that gorgeous, but I knew I needed to (and wanted to) listen to the rest of the CD. I did, and the rest of the CD does not disappoint.

“SETI” is an interesting track in that has voices discussing the possibility of life outside of ours on Earth layered over driving techno music.

This CD covers a lot of styles very well. It’s all atmospheric and ambient, but you’ll find dabs of jazz, blues, rock, cabaret, and pop too.

If you like this kind of music you’ll love this CD.

--Review by Amy Lotsberg Producer of Collected Sounds

'Lyrically Sarah Fimm is the musical definition of ‘word-lick’ intensity. Writing into places where most songs would never go and Singing into places - Poetry! A songstress of voice-focus lyrical life, Fimm writes thirteen-track and sings - A PERFECT DREAM.

Beginning with the minimal movement of impressionism (percussion) Fimm opens with “Be Like Water”. Stark naked in quality (the arrangement), but vocally fully clothed. “Alien Boys” (the fifth-track) is the expressionism of good abstract piano, which plays (actually she plays) gently into a ballad of full-spectrum vocal photography. And from the song “Spit Trap Ghetto” (the eighth-track) Fimm lyrically swings in tongue licking and voice kicking chromatic purity - both rhythmically expressive and singing(ly) beautiful…

Musically reproductive and voice structurally sound, Fimm writes (sings) to the listener thirteen human-tracks leading to - A Perfect Dream.

Outstanding musicians of ascending note: Sarah Fimm-Lead Vocals, Keyboards; Dana Oaks-Trumpet; Jim Perry-Drums; Mac Ritehey-Guitar; Michele Lane-Sax; Peter Geraghty-Bass and Beth Cohen-Tanbur."

-Review by Digman

Sarah has been in the studio for two years, working up three releases, all due out this year 2009.

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it's all good
This cd is amazing... i play this over and over in my coffee shop, and am constantly getting customers asking me "who is this? she sounds familiar and amazing!"

i definately recommend this one.


Audio Temptation
Be like water seduced me from the beginning. Sarah Mclachlan pales in comparison to the raw sexual power of Sarah Fimm's song and the CD. The verbal part kind of broke the spell and I could only wish Be like Water was longer, but it's awesome just the same.


Beautifully Chills and Thrills
It isn't everyday that I encounter music that both creeps me out and turns me on... But that is exactly what this album does! Sarah's emotion-drenched execution of the lyrics takes the listener to dark, exotic places. The music is reminiscent of Sinead-meets-Tricky-meets-Bjork-meets-Twin Peaks, all rolled into one. To say this CD is a sensual delight, is a gross UNDERSTATEMENT!! Demure--


Absolutely amazing and brilliant from beginning to end.

Jody Pham

Emotional, Refreshingly Different Trip-Hop w/ Angel Wings
A Perfect Dream is exactly what the name implies. This album is one of the best in unique, innovative..emotional trip-hop. Sarah Fimm somehow manages to create an angelic, ethereal mood, but unlike her predecessors, isn't afraid to get harsh and angry."Be Like Water" was the song that initially drew me in. I like it a bit more than Nexus, because of its melancholy beats. EVERYTIME I play it one of my friends asks who it is and where I found it.


When a friend of mine first sent me to Sarah's website, I was amazed at what a gem he'd found. To this day, I have not found an artist with as much punch as Sarah Fimm, or a voice so beautiful. This album is a must-have.


too pretty for words
Sarah's record is soon becoming one of my favorites of the year, it has a gorgeous mixture of ethereal flow, yet very eclectic. if Tori Amos, Sarah Slean, Imogen Heap and Sarah McLachlan had a baby, it might be Sarah Fimm.

David Franklin

First off please excuse my misspellings from my first review. Sarah's second CD can simply be decribed as ETERNALLY BLISSFULL!!! With such tracks as Be Like Water,Virus,Smoke,as well as Shadows and Dust, Sarah Fimm is without a doubt on the right track.This CD is a MUST HAVE for those desperately looking for an escape from the mundane,nauseating,and repititious Top 40 garbage you hear on almost every other radio station today.

Ian Gardiner-Smith

35 minutes of ecstacy, 15 minutes of mediocrity
Following up nicely the first album Cocoon. Sarah dives even deeper into her sexual angst leaving us completely spent before the album is half finished. From the first mechanical rhythms which open "be like water", this album warns us against the mistakes of life and then plunges us deep into the results of those mistakes with the simple piano and drum accompaniment of "Wrong Side Up". The pain continues in the telephone tones and other distortions which deliver us virus.

Some attempted light relief with SETI breaks up the flow (unfortunately in my mind) and then slows down just a
little too much with "Alien Boys". But Sarah carefully caresses us back to life if only to sink us in into more
pain in smoke.

David Johnson wakes us up with a barrage of political obscenity and the mood change continues into the excellent
swing and modern jazz cross "Spit Trap Ghetto" delivering David Lynch like confusion.

Lioness is Sarah at her sexiest, pure pornographic sound, don't let your mum catch you listening to this. Madonna
and the rest of the amateur provocateurs could learn much on delivery from this lady. And before you've managed to
remove the stains, sexy Sarah is back leading us out of more Lynch like wierdness in "In the Red"

The title track "A perfect Dream" is less than perfect and I'm not sure I understand the the significance of the
lead in monologue, this song feels just ... unfinished. Shadows and dust also feels just like more filler with a
distinct lack of inspiration despite the good formular tune.

Salvia Path restores my faith a little with its interesting use of effects and the, increasingly popular, hidden ending.

This is 2/3rds of an exceptional album set which in my mind should have stopped at the end of track 10, but its easy to forgive 15 minutes of mediocrity after 35 minutes of near ecstacy.

I don't know what this lady is like live, but my imagination tells a great story. Sarah, please come see us in Europe soon.


Powerfully beautiful...
A Perfect Dream is as sensual and beautiful as a CD can possibly be. Listening to it makes you relax but at the same time think about the lyrics. There isn't a dull spot on the whole album. From SETI's question of alien exsistence with an awesome instrumental background to songs like Virus and Smoke which have a darker ballady feel to them, this CD is one of the best I've ever heard.
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