I Was A Good Dream consists of Chris Anthony & Alex Glover. One of them plays drums, the other one does everything else, and judging from the music on this album, that everything else mostly consists of beautiful guitarscapes and alle the necessary post rock elements.
Although I have to say, opener 'Forgetting How To Speak' immediately shows a heavy and experimental sound. With lingering soundscapes, this tune functions as an intro but the distorted guitars and unusual riffing, the song also tells you that this won't be an easy-listening experience. Then there is 'Words Dissolve, Your Voice Wanders', which does deliver the classic post-rock guitars, drums and atmosphere. This is one of those elaborate anthems which make post rock such an adore genre.
'falling/running/mute' is a peaceful piano driven ambient tune. With this I see why the band has listen Nils Frahm among their influences. So are This Will Destroy You and Caspian, which might indeed be the bands that come to mind when you listen to 'Help Me To Recollect'. Blink 182 is on that list as well but I still have to discover their influence on the whole thing. Maybe it's in the excellent drumming but I can assure you, this is not punk rock. This is great post rock, with indie jams in 'You Left a Letter and a Song' and shoegazing ambient elements in closer 'A Blistering Reminder of Why You Are Where You Are'
In all, this is a pretty neat album, one every fan of post rock should check out. Yet, it also makes me wonder about the future of It Was A Good Dream. Here, they carefully flirt with experimental music. Will they continue that in the future of will they mainly focus on anthemic pieces of music. Either way, this will be a band to keep an eye on.