'The Long Dream I' is the first of a two-part concept album, delivering a vision that is pure and unrestrained by musical conformity, often leaving the listener nostalgic, enraged, and paralysed within the span of seconds. Entirely-self produced, mastered by Forrester Savell (Karnivool), and led by singer Charlie Powlett’s emotionally powerful delivery, every song presents a completely unique reimagining of what progressive music is capable of; shifting from the punk-inspired moments of 'Hanmer Street' into the gritty, futuristic soundscapes of 'Explosions After Dark', and transcendental riffs and passages of 'Introvection'. All the while effortlessly maintaining cohesive melodic bonds, resembling a sequence of dreams.
Composer and multi-instrumentalist Powlett formed Ebonivory in 2014. Their early releases - 'Ebonivory I' - EP (2014), 'The Only Constant' (2015), 'Ebonivory II' - EP (2016) - became Australian progressive cult-classics; employing a unique distillation of progressive metal, alternative rock, post-hardcore, and modern punk. An amalgamation which has evolved into becoming the band’s signature sound.