Perpetual Dream Theory
from Vancouver BC
Perpetual Dream Theory’s music has been described as a completed jigsaw puzzle—every piece fits exactly into place. A layered, cohesive sound is what this foursome from Vancouver achieved with their acclaimed debut release, Now or Never. The fluid, ethereal melodies of singer Eryn Holbrook and guitarist Gordon Breckenridge resonate against a backdrop of unexpected, dynamic rhythms provided by bassist Todd Holbrook and percussionist Shawn Killaly.
Formed in the late '90s, Perpetual Dream Theory began as an electro-acoustic trio, collaborating on material and playing at small cafés. The band's sound was completed with the addition of a versatile, and somewhat unpredictable percussionist, Shawn Killaly. By 2000, PDT was playing around Vancouver regularly and began working on their first album which came out the following year.
With the release of 2005’s A Softer Landing, the spirit of their debut was met with the strength and intensity expected from experienced performers. The samples, loops and synths that punctuate their recorded material play a dominant role in each live performance. Improvisation and real-time remixes are textured with layers of organic harmonies. The next stage in the evolution of this band has already begun.