Origin: Vancouver, Canada
Droom was a synthpop duo formed by members of electro-punk group A Luna Red. Reflecting the roles that Graham and Bill had in A Luna Red, Droom is much more futurepop oriented than their previous band, with their early releases focusing on catchy synthesizer melodies driven by Jackson's drum sequencing. However, their sound is still futurepop sieved through a post-punk filter.
The dancefloor-friendly tunes scored Droom minor club hits in "While We Can" and "Stay!" Their final release, The Voice Of Ghosts, has a much stronger rock influence, however, with guitars taking the lead over the keyboards, resulting in a guitar- and drum-driven sound reminiscent of early Bella Morte. While the first albums also incorporated guitars to a small extent, Ghosts changed the focus of Droom's sound and signaled a difference in creative opinion that led to the breakup of the group, with Bill Winslow-Hansen focusing on his solo effort Forgotten Tomorrow, and Graham Jackson joining The Silence Industry, which takes the guitar-driven electronica of Ghosts and kicks it up a further notch.
Darktronica favorites are "While We Can," "Paint The Sky," "Asleep In Your Arms," and "Stay!"
Last updated September 9, 2007.