[TRANS] [The End of Nightmare] – Idology Review

Dreamcatcher – The End of Nightmare (2019)

Dreamcatcher

The End of Nightmare

Happyface Ent.

Feb 13th 2019.

 

Intro

PIRI

Diamond

그리고 아무도 없었다 (And There Was No One Left)

Daydream (백일몽)

PIRI (Inst.)

 

Mano: A new track that declares itself to be the end of the ‘Nightmare series’ which Dreamcatcher has tirelessly continued till now. While one can’t help but be reminded of how homework or project files end up with names like ‘Nightmare_series_real_final’, as they have declared the series to be over in the past, the album’s quality is nothing to laugh at. This time, in the lead track, PIRI, the group joins Trap beats with the team’s signature heavy metal sound. ‘Diamond’, on the other hand, is a successful crossbreed between Moombatone and heavy metal. Beginning with ‘Intro’, a track notable for the usage of the PIRI main theme to lead the track, as well as imposing orchestrations and drum-and-bass sounds, followed by the lead track and then throughout the rest of its running time, the album keeps up a tight sense of tension and interconnectedness, displaying a level of quality befitting the finale of the series and of Dreamcatcher’s world building. The performances from the members, who seem to have reached a certain level, are also superb. The music video, which implies a story of how the girls chose to become the Nightmare itself within the ever-repeating Nightmare, almost seems like a summary of the series up to this point. While it’s sad to see the ‘Nightmare series’ end, I hope they bravely continue on their new path without forgetting their dark past.

 

Mimyo: What stands out more than anything else in PIRI is the musical evolution that Dreamcatcher has gone through. Simply putting together the given elements could have been done immediately, but was risky. Dreamcatcher manages to avoid this trap, though the risk is felt as they teeter on its edge. PIRI successfully brings a drop-type hook, unheard of in previous Dreamcatcher tracks, into the spectrum of metal (while drawing from the vague similarity between Gugak-Korean traditional music-and Hip Hop), and then reinterprets it into a polished K-Pop style. Through the contrasting gap between the blunt rap and sweet vocals, the group’s voice and its characteristic performance fully shine through. Dreamcatcher’s music, which began without any precedents to follow, now presents a completion of sorts. I salute the experimentation and self-improvement that the team has  undertaken.

 

Eunjae Cho: If nothing else, their untiring efforts in advancing the story while maintaining their unique charisma deserves praise. Compared to the group’s past tracks, which seemed to sprint breathlessly, this time they reigned the tempo in somewhat and presented a calmer, yet heavier performance which highlights the team’s growth into a middle-tier group. Another point of note about the team is how they fill their albums with songs that are of consistent moods and themes. Despite traversing different genres, Dreamcatcher’s cold, proud yet powerful image is apparent in every track, even in ‘Daydream’, a ballad number. Now that they’ve so perfectly wrapped up their two-year-long project, one can’t help but have high hopes for their upcoming story.

 

1st Listen: Mid February 2019.

1st Listen: Mid February 2019 contains reviews for albums From SF9, Kim Bo-hyung, Nichkhun, Dreamcatcher, Ravi, MonstaX, Saturday, Seven Senses, WannaBe, Yoon Ji-sung,  LOONA, INFINITE, TOPSECRET, ITZY, Taemin, TREI, HI CUTIE, Hwasa, and Hyomin.

 

Album introduction

Dreamcatcher’s never-ending ‘Nightmare’, a ‘da capo’ within the fantasy, the 4th mini album [The End of Nightmare]

 

The story of a Nightmare that has captivated the whole world now draws to a close. This is through Dreamcatcher’s new album, [The End of Nightmare].

 

Dreamcatcher’s ‘Nightmare’ started on January 13th 2017. The Nightmare that they portrayed has continued to evolve. From Prequel to modern era, the Nightmare has continued to change, captivating the whole world. It could be safely said that Dreamcatcher’s extraordinary growth that went beyond Korea, highlighted by the group’s two world tours,  was thanks to the group’s ‘Nightmare’ concept.

 

In their first Album, [Nightmare], Dreamcatcher members each takes on the form of a nightmare and visits us. Common nightmare we have, such as ‘the dream where you are chased by someone: JiU’, ‘the dream where you are watched by someone: Handong’, ‘the dream where you are trapped in a tight space: Siyeon’, ‘the dream where you fall from high places: Gahyeon’, ‘the dream where you can’t move your body: SuA’, ‘the dream where you wander unfamiliar places: Yoohyeon’, and  ‘the dream where you get hurt: Dami’ were the mischievous doings of Dreamcatcher.

 

Their story was continued in [Nightmare – Fall asleep in the Mirror]. Dreamcatcher’s mischief awakens the brute nature within the Nightmare hunter, and a chase between the Nightmare hunter and the seven Nightmare ensues. The invitation from the Nightmare hunter, the escape that follows, the capture of the Nightmares, and the desperate chase that ensues in order to save them continues to present twists and turns, and doesn’t let the viewer relax until the very end.

 

Thus the Nightmare storyline was continued, but there remained an unresolved mystery. It was ‘how the girls became the Nightmares’. They presented the answer to this question in their first Mini album, [Prequel]. Dreamcatcher perfectly satisfied the taste of InSomnias worldwide.

 

Then a new ‘Nightmare’ unfolded. Dreamcatcher’s ‘Nightmare’ didn’t stay in one era. [Nightmare – Escape the ERA] continued the unique Nightmare fantasy story while signalling an end to the Antique era. The absorbing story, perched on the indefinite line between reality and dream, between inside and out, and between one and two, helped build a team identity that was unique to Dreamcatcher.

 

Then came [Alone In The City], where Dreamcatcher points to the stress of modern life as being the cause of the ‘Nightmare. The group depicts youths of the world who inhabit an uncertain reality, their fantasies of every tormentor they face being recreated in a nightmare, as well as the conflict between the ‘seven Nightmares’, enriching their story.

 

Dreamcatcher’s epic, which the team has so tirelessly expanded upon, finally comes to its end in [The End of Nightmare]. [The End of Nightmare], like the title suggests, is the installment that completes the ‘Nightmare’ story that Dreamcatcher had laid out so far.

 

The conclusion that Dreamcatcher presents is far from what one would ordinarily expect. Like how they started off with a twist by bringing ‘Nightmares’ into ‘Dreamcatcher’, an object that is supposed to drive out nightmares, this time, they trap you in a Nightmare that repeats infinitely. Thus, [The End of Nightmare] is not only the last ‘Nightmare’ presented by Dreamcatcher, but a new starting point, a ‘da capo’ within the fantasy.

 

Where will the ‘Fine’ of Dreamcatcher’s Nightmare be? With Dreamcatcher’s PIRI, we invite you into an never-ending Nightmare.

 

<Track List>

  1. Intro

Composition: LEEZ, Ollounder

Arrangement: Ollounder, LEEZ

Guitar: Ollounder

Synthesizer: LEEZ

The orchestration sounds in the opening of the track that are reminiscent of war films, and the Drum & Bass rhythms of the later half blend together in this Intro track. The allusion to the PIRI theme heightens one’s expectations.

  1. PIRI

Composition: Ollounder, LEEZ

Lyrics: Ollounder, LEEZ

Arrangement: Ollounder, LEEZ

Chorus: Siyeon, LEEZ

Guitar: Ollounder

Bass: Ollounder

Drum: Ollounder

Keyboard: Olloudner

Synthesizer: LEEZ

Dreamcatcher’s new track, ‘PIRI’ is a song that depicts the emotions of modern life, where one wants to escape the solitude and anxiety of being left behind. They used ‘PIRI’ within the lyrics as a medium to express their SOS signal. Unlike their previous lead tracks, which featured fast tempos, PIRI creates tension with a different styled beat. The repeated melodyline, featuring an ear-catching usage of flute and whistling sounds, is noteworthy.

  1. Diamond

Composition: Ollounder LEEZ

Lyrics: Ollounder LEEZ

Arrangement: Ollounder LEEZ

Chorus: Siyeon, LEEZ

Guitar: Ollounder

Bass: Ollounder

Drum: Ollounder

Keyboard: Ollounder

Synthesizer: LEEZ

The track expresses the group’s ambition to be as strong as a Diamond, the strongest gem, so as to not break and triumph over the threat of the Nightmare. The intense beat of the chorus symbolizes their firmness. It is the first Future Rock track from Dreamcatcher.

  1. And There Was No One Left

Composition: Ollounder, LEEZ

Lyrics: Ollounder, LEEZ, Kim Jun-hyeok

Arrangement: Ollounder, LEEZ, Kim Jun-hyeok

Chorus: Siyeon, LEEZ

Drum: Ollounder

Guitar: Ollounder

Bass: Ollounder, LEEZ

Synthesizer: Kim Jun-hyeok

A retro pop number, this track tells the prologue story to the lead track, ‘PIRI’. The lonely, empty emotions of the lyrics are set to a simple rhythm and guitar theme.

  1. Daydream(백일몽)

Composition: LEEZ , Ollounder, Kim Jun-hyeok

Lyrics: LEEZ , Ollounder, Kim Jun-hyeok

Arrangement: LEEZ , Ollounder, Kim Jun-hyeok

Chorus: Siyeon

Guitar: Byeon Do-young

Bass: Kim Jun-hyeok

Drum: Kim Jun-hyeok

Keyboard: LEEZ

Synthesizer: Ollounder

Though you wait for a promise with someone to be fulfilled, every memory is but an empty daydream of your imagination. A sad ballad number that expresses unchanging emotions and longing.

  1. PIRI (Inst.)

Composition: Ollounder, LEEZ

Arrangement: Ollounder, LEEZ

Guitar: Ollounder

Bass: Ollounder

Drum: Ollounder

Keyboard: Ollouder

Synthesizer: LEEZ

 

Original article: http://idology.kr/disc/12257

[TRANS] Regarding “INVITATION FROM NIGHTMARE CITY in JAPAN” part 2 events for premium ticket holders

[Event change notice] Regarding “INVITATION FROM NIGHTMARE CITY in JAPAN” part 2 events for premium ticket holders

We are truly grateful of your continued warm support.

Due to delays with the entertainment visas for the Dreamcatcher Asian tour, “INVITATION FROM NIGHTMARE CITY in JAPAN”, which will be held in Tokyo on May 2nd and in Kobe on May 5th, we have had to alter the contents of the part 2 events for premium ticket holders.

We are truly sorry for customers who bought the tickets and were excited for the events. We express our sincere apologies. We ask customers to be understanding.


Show part 2 premium ticket events
[Before] After show ‘good work’ cheers event(乾杯会)

[After] After show ‘good work!’ High touch event

Event content: After each part 2 show in Tokyo and Kobe, the members will share their thoughts on their live performance, and send ticket holders off with high touches (high fives).


To see more about each show, click here.

Please send your inquiries about the special events listed above here.

Ponycanyon customer service center
Operating hours: weekdays 10:00~13:00/14:00~17:00
(Closed on saturdays and holidays specified by the company)

Form: https://www.ponycanyon.co.jp/support/inquiry
(While we accept forms 24 hours s day, we only respond to them during operating hours.)

※Please refrain from making inquiries outside of the method mentioned above, especially inquiries regarding the concert venue and store.
※Inquiries regarding fan events should be made within the time mentioned above.
※On the day of the events or on the day before, response to your inquiries may be limited.

Dreamcatcher’s official Japanese site: https://dreamcatcher-official.jp/2019/04/11/863/

[TRANS] Dreamcatcher’s appearance on Immortal Songs… Yet another intense performance.

Dreamcatcher’s appearance on Immortal Songs…
Yet another intense performance.


[Export News Reporter] Girl group Dreamcatcher will perform on the stage of KBS2 TV “Immortal Songs” once again.


According to the representative, on the 18th, Dreamcatcher will participate in the pre-recording for KBS2TV “Immortal Songs” Special Episode – In memory of the late composer Lee Hojun.


Dreamcatcher received positive responses for their appearance on KBS2TV “Immortal Songs – Top 10 Autumn Pop Songs” episode in November last year. That time, they pulled off an impressive re-arrangement of Yoon Sinae “To the DJ” and were recognised as a team for both vocal ability and performance. Within just 4 months, they are invited to perform on “Immortal Songs” again.


The late Lee Hojun debuted as a member of Cho Yong-pil’s group with the song “The Great Birth”. He composed Cho Yong-pil’s most popular hit songs “Friend” and “Wherever you stay”. He is also the hit maker of popular songs such as Firetruck’s “Last night story” and Nami’s “Like an Indian doll”. Hence, this time, it is said that Dreamcatcher had prepared a performance in memory of late composer Lee Hojun. The “Immortal Songs” Episode – In memory of late composer Lee Hojun, that Dreamcatcher participated, is scheduled to be on air on the 6th of April.



Meanwhile, Dreamcatcher is in the mid of promotion for their Japan comeback. Dreamcatcher’s new Japanese single “PIRI” is the Japanese version of the title song from their album “The End of Nightmare” that was released earlier in Korea. Dreamcatcher’s unique Nightmare series blended with the Japanese language has created a new appeal. Dreamcatcher is also scheduled to hold their own concert “Invitation from Nightmare City in Japan” on the 2nd and 4th of May in Tokyo and Kobe.

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please do not take translation without credit

original source: Xportsnews

[TRANS] Happyface Entertainment name change to Dreamcatcher Company

Dreamcatcher Jiu “Agency’s name changed, Happyface → Dreamcatcher Company”

 

Jiu from girl group Dreamcatcher revealed that their agency changed name from Happyface Entertainment to Dreamcatcher Company.

 

Jiu talked about that at Dreamcatchers’ release showcase for their fourth mini album ‘The End of Nightmare’, which was held in Gangnam-gu, Seoul in the afternoon of the 13th.

 

On that day, Jiu said “Our agency changed name from Happyface Entertainment to Dreamcatcher Company. We know that that is a change that means they’re supporting us a bit more”

 

She added: “So even though there is a burden to it, too, we work hard on our promotions to be suitable for the company’s name. I hope that you will watch us.”

 

Dreamcatchers’ nightmare that started January 13th, 2017 captured the world while going through several changes from Prequel to modern times. Dreamcatcher are wrapping up their nightmare series with this album.

 

Dreamcatchers’ new song ‘PIRI’ displays modern peoples’ feelings of wanting to break free from the lonelyness and anxiety of being left by oneself. In the lyrics, they are articulating their SOS signal through the matter of the ‘PIRI’, and the melody line, that is repeated with ear-catching flute and whistle sounds, stands out.

 

Meanwhile, Dreamcatcher revealed their fourth mini album ‘The End of Nightmare’ on the 13th¹ at 6pm KST on various online music steaming sites.

 

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¹ = original wrongly says “14th”

 

please do not take translation without credit

 

original source: starnews

Over the Sky Dreamcatcher Fancafe Event (Gahyeon)

Hello!!!!!

Its Dreamcatcher’s Gahyeon~~~><

 

To commemorate Dreamcatcher’s 2nd Anniversary fansong special single [Over the Sky], ‘Gahyeonie’s 4 cut comic

strip/drawing’ event is organised

Please confirm the official details below and please participate a lot >< 

 


 

[Gahyeonie’s 4-cut Comic Strip Drawing Event]

 

– Participation Period – 

 

2019.01.23 (Wed) Now ~ 2019.01.28 (Mon) Until 11:59PM KST

 

– Participation Method –

 

 

① Think of how you want to draw ‘Gahyeonie’s 4-cut comic’!

(On paper, Illustrator, Photoshop etc can be used)

 

 It does not matter if you cannot draw, if the content is fun and can be interpreted, okay!!★ 

(I will be anticipating)

② Please write down your fancafe nickname below your completed 4-cut comic

 

③ Please take a picture of your drawing or scan it (including your fancafe nickname)! 

 

④ Please post them under [가혀니의 4컷 만화], a category under the ‘이벤트’(event) section, including your 

message to Gahyeon. Upload it as a secret message and you are done!

 

* One entry will only be allowed for each person!! So be mindful!!!

* Posts that do not adhere to the rules will be disqualified for the event (serious)

  

– Winner Selection –

 

Dreamcatcher Gahyeon will be personally choosing!

 

– Prize – 

 

10 ‘Over the Sky’ autographed albums (not for sale)

  

 

Please participate a lot!

 


 

 Thank you.

Over the Sky Dreamcatcher Fancafe Event (Dami)

Hello!!

I am Dreamcatcher’s Dami!

 

An event to commemorate Dreamcatcher’s 2nd Anniversary fansong special single [Over the Sky], ‘5 syllable
acrostic poem’ is ongoing~

Please confirm the official details below and I hope that there will be a lot of participation!

 


 

 [‘Over the Sky’ 5 Syllable Acrostic Poem Event]

 

– Participation Period – 

 

2019.01.23 (Wed) Now ~ 2019.01.28 (Mon) Until 11:59PM KST

 

– Participation Method –

 

① Think of a 5 syllable acrostic poem for ‘’하늘을 넘어’ (Using each word to form a sentence, making a poem)!

 

② Write down the poem you have brainstormed and post it under [하늘을 넘어 오행시], a category under the ‘이벤트’(event) section~

 

★ I will pick the acrostic poems with sense (wit)!!!!!! 

 

③ After writing your poem, include your message to me and post it as a secret message you are done

* One entry will only be allowed for each person

* Posts that do not adhere to the rules will be disqualified for the event

 

 

– Winner Selection –

 

I will be personally choosing them! Dudoongdudoong

– Prize – 

 

10 ‘Over the Sky’ autographed albums (not for sale)

  

 

Even if the sentences are not right, as long as they are fun and witty, they are all great haha

Please participate a lot

 


 

 Thank you hahaha

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Over the Sky Dreamcatcher Fancafe Event (Yoohyeon)

Hello!~

I am Dreamcatcher’s Yoohyeon haha

 

Our Dreamcatcher 2nd Anniversary commemoration! Ddanddara~! An event to celebrate the release of the 

fansong special single [Over the Sky], ‘Yoohyeon’s stylist, please!😂’!! Wow, it will be fun! Normally, my 

fashion sense is.. Um ha. Even though I like my style I would like to see everyone’s style and wear it! 

Please confirm the official details below and participate a lot!.

 


 

[Yoohyeon’s stylist, please!😂 Event]

 

– Participation Period – 

 

2019.01.23 (Wed) Now ~ 2019.01.28 (Mon) Until 11:59PM KST

 

– Participation Method –

 

 

① What style of clothes will suit Yoohyeon? Please think about it!

 

② Please capture the image of the style that Yoohyeon will suit!

 

③ After including your fancafe nickname in your screen captures, make a post under [유현이의 코디를 부탁해!😂],

a category under the ‘이벤트’(event) section, including your message to Yoohyeon. Upload it as a secret message and you are done!

 

 

★ If there is a stylist whose style that will seem to suit Yoohyeon really well, Yoohyeon will pick one and wear clothes that will be the closest to it herself and upload a proof shot ★

* One entry will only be allowed for each person.

* Posts that do not adhere to the rules will be disqualified for the event.

  

– Winner Selection –

 

I! Dreamcatcher’s Yoohyeon will personally pick! Hahat! Please post all types of styles~!

– Prize – 

 

10 ‘Over the Sky’ autographed albums (not for sale)

 

 

 


 

Thank you.🤣😂 

I will believe in everyone’s fashion sense!

Over the Sky Dreamcatcher Fancafe Event (Handong)

Hello

I am Dreamcatcher’s Handongdorongdongdong.

 

To commemorate Dreamcatcher’s 2nd Anniversary fan song special single [Over the Sky]! There will be a ‘Draw Handong’s Caricature’ event.

Please confirm the official details below and I hope that you can participate a lot.😍😍😍

 


 

[Handong’s Caricature Drawing Event]

韩东 画像 创作

 

– Participation Period –

参与时间 

 

2019.01.23 (Wed) Now ~ 2019.01.28 (Mon) Until 11:59PM KST

 

– Participation Method –

参与方式

 

 

① Choose a Handong picture from the official fancafe or from pictures uploaded on the official SNS (twitter, instagram etc)!

② On a piece of paper, please draw Handong ★As cute as possible★(可爱一点 苹果肌小一点🤪 trans: Cutely, with smaller cheekbones🤪)

(Illustrator, Photoshop can be used)

③ Please include your fancafe nickname underneath your drawing!

④ After taking a photo of your drawing (with your fancafe nickname) or after scanning, post your picture under [한동 캐리커처] , a category under the ‘이벤트’(event) section, 

including your message to Handong. Upload it as a secret message and you are done!

 

* One entry will only be allowed for each person.

* Posts that do not adhere to the rules will be disqualified for the event.

 

 

– Winner Selection –

 

Dreamcatcher Handong will be personally choosing! Hehehe, anticipating 

– Prize – 

 

10 ‘Over the Sky’ autographed albums (not for sale)

  

 

Please participate a lot!

 


 

 Thank you

Over the Sky Dreamcatcher Fancafe Event (Siyeon)

Hello~~~

I am Dreamcatcher’s Siyeon.

 

A Wolf! Emoticon making event is ongoing to commemorate the release of Dreamcatcher’s 2nd anniveraary fansong special single [Over the Sky] ~~

Please confirm the details below and participate a lot

 


 

 

[Wolf Emoticon Making Event]

 

– Participation Period – 

 

2019.01.23 (Wed) Now ~ 2019.01.28 (Mon) Until 11:59PM KST

 

– Participation Method –

 

 

① Somnyas, please draw your 5 wolf emoticons on paper.

(Illustrator, Photoshop can be used)

Tip. I will be focusing and choosing based on the wolves’💙varied expressions.

② Please include your fancafe nickname at the bottom of your drawings.

 

③ Please take a picture of your drawing with your fancafe nickname, snap!

 

④ Make a post with your photo under [늑대 이모티콘] a category under the ‘이벤트’(event) section, together 

with your message to me. Upload it as a secret message and you are done! 

 

* One entry will only be allowed for each person~~

* Posts that do not adhere to the rules will be disqualified for the event!! Please follow the criteria

 

 Example Image –

(There must be a total of 5 images of the emoticons~~)

 

– Winner Selection –

 

Dreamcatcher’s Singni will be choosing personally!!

– Prize – 

 

10 ‘Over the Sky’ autographed albums (not for sale)

Don’t you want it?

 

  

 

Please participate a lot!

 


 

Ddaengkyu!

Over the Sky Dreamcatcher Fancafe Event (Sua)

Hello everyone~!

I am Dreamcatcher’s Sua!♥️

 

To celebrate the release of Dreamcatcher’s 2nd anniversary fansong special single Over the Sky, a calligraphy event is ongoing!

Please!! Confirm the details below and I hope you will participate a lot~ haha🤓🤓

     


 

 

[‘Over the Sky’ Calligraphy Event]

 

– Participation Period – 

 2019.01.23 (Wed) Now ~ 2019.01.28 (Mon) Until 11:59PM KST

 

– Participation Method –

 

① Please write ‘Over the Sky’ title or verses from the lyrics prettily~🤗

 

After writing the lyrics, you will have to include ‘드림캐쳐-하늘을 넘어 中’을at the end!

(For the sake of publicity kekekekeke Must! Write it~😘)

 

② Please write down your fancafe nickname at the bottom! 슥-슥-

 

③ Take a picture of your calligraphy( including your fancafe nickname) prettily!(Scanning is possible too!🤩)

 

④ Make a post with your photo under [하늘을 넘어 캘리그래피] a category under the ‘이벤트’(event) section 

together with your message to Sua. Upload it as a secret message and you are done~!!! Really easy right~!

 

* One entry will only be allowed for each person!!😘

* Posts that do not adhere to the rules will be disqualified for the event

😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭

 

– Example Photograph –

 

 

– Winner Selection –

 

Dreamcatcher’s Queen Sua will be personally choosing👍🏻❤️

– Prize – 

 

10 ‘Over the Sky’ autographed albums (not for sale)

Ddu doon~!!!!!!!!!!!

  

 

Everybody rally!!!!

Please participate a lot, I will be anticipating it a lot♥️

 


 

Thank you~~🐥💕