By Devin Duckworth | October 30th, 2010
San Francisco has it all: beautiful parks, friendly inhabitants, delectable restaurants, and mind-blowing musical talent. With a community so collectively interested in local bands, it’s no surprise that The Love Dimension has gained a great following in the Bay Area.
Made up of Celeste Obomsawin, Raphael Wayman Davis, Sean Carney, Dave Polk, and lead vocalist Jimmy L. Dias, The Love Dimension takes the Bay Area by storm booking gigs all across San Francisco and regularly playing shows at Ghosttown Gallery and The Fuzzplex in downtown Oakland.
“The Dark Night of Your Soul” from their 7″ vinyl welcomes back 60s-rooted psychedelic rock with developing guitar progressions and retro organ drones reminiscent of The Doors Waiting for the Sun era circa 1968 (may I also mention that Dias sounds strikingly similar to a modern-day Morrison?). The illuminating lyrics are beautifully orchestrated with disquieting depths: “The journey you’ve embarked on, it can be long and challenging. But if you try you may find your way, through the dark night of your soul.”
The fast-paced upbeat succession of ”The Lighthouse in Your Mind” opens up this gate of stampeding vibrations, making the listener just want to close their eyes and give into the fluctuating beats that are taking over their body. This intoxicating atmosphere of periodic oscillation brought to you by The Love Dimension is unparalleled to what their live shows offer. If you live in the Bay Area, it is imperative that you see them in all their glory. Go to the bar, grab a beer, and once the crowd starts forming a dance circle, join in and let the music take over.
A local paper described the band as such: “From funky bass lines to original lyrics that shine light through the spectrum of love and the inner journey, The Love Dimension successfully rocks the audience out of their minds, into their hearts, and onto the dance floor.”