Album Review: Sacred Code by Jessica Dye

Album Name: Sacred Code
Artist: Jessica Dye
Year/Label: 2004 / Roa Records

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Review by Anna Maria Stjärnell
The beauty of Jessica Dye’s debut lies in its dreamy moods and her hauntingly lovely voice.

Opener “The event” reminds me of the Cocteau Twins ethereal sounds.

“Dark Rhythms” nods towards electronica but done the 4AD way, all shimmery and sweet.

“Catalyst” is another great track. Dye’s voice circles round a gentle melody.

“You and I” echoes pastoral calm. Dye plays her guitar and creates a lovely sound.

“Shadowy World” is a melancholy song that sounds like it belongs on 4Ad.

“Sacred Code” is a fine piece of dreampop.

Posted October 19, 2004

Track Listing
Listen to track samples
1. The Event
2. Dark Rhythms
3. Back On Track
4. Fay
5. Catalyst
6. Undone
7. You and I
8. Something Beautiful
9. The Sensible Horizon
10. Shadowy World
11. In the Midst of a Snowy Plain
12. Home

[Jessica Dye Official Site]


Rating: 5 Stars
Comment: I adored this record. It’s my first CD of this type of music (“dreampop”) but I thoroughly enjoyed it. Jessica has lovely vocals and the music is incredibly atmospheric. Highly recommended (see my full review on her CD at
name: Laura on Friday, June 17, 2005

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