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NY Post Logo Newcomers Velvet Sun, fronted by Scott Weinkle, have created an old-fashioned rock album that has little to do with the fluff of modern pop.
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Guitar Player Logo Every song was an experiment," says Velvet Sun mastermind Scott Weinkle of DreamHome [Flotation].   "It was like going into a dark alley and discovering what was on the other side."
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Scott Weinkle's Velvet Sun is a one-man band with backup.   He conquers all in Dreamland, willing to bring about noises akin to scratching nails on a blackboard to convince us that songs can be redone into something completely new, as in Siouxsie and the Banshees' "Mirage" or Rogers and Hart's "Bewitched".

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20th Century Guitar logo NYC-based guitarist Scott Weinkle has garnered high praise for his recent CD Dreamhome.   The album puts together a composite of British and American rock layered with a heavy dose of avant-rock.
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Rock's more ethereal side gets the full treatment on Velvet Sun's Dreamhome CD.   Predominantly the efforts of one-man-band Scott Weinkle, what we have here ranges from the very English sounding English Garden (fans of Jesus And Mary Chain should take note), to a haunting cover of Rogers and Hart's Bewitched, to an exceptional take on Siouxsie And The Banshees' Mirage.
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Daily Nexus Logo Essentially a one-man band, Scott Weinkle uses simplistic rock formulas and basic sonic tricks to expand conventional rock in a fashion where the rock of the past can still hold relevance in the present. Dreamhome is an excellent example of the theory that basic predictable songs can be reinvented and essentially transformed into new and personal treatments of past styles.
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Vendetta Logo Velvet Sun is the alias for Scott Weinkle, who sings and pretty much plays everything on this dynamic 12-sing 30-minute collection.  Though taking their cue from the glamorous pop leanings of The Smiths, Gene, and Suede, Velvet Sun tend to be a tad more aggressive and upfront than their main influences.
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Indie_Music.com Moody.  Melancholic.  My Bloody Valentine meets Morrissey.   DREAMHOME inspires even the most converted ex-goths back to a time when the music acted as a transporter into another realm of the stratosphere.
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California Aggie Logo Getting a lock on Velvet Sun is the difficult thing. One moment it's hard rock, the next it's a throwback to Spinal Tap, and then it's soothing and depressing a little later. But there is a definite genre to the band's new album, entitled Dreamhome
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