DreamScenes usually only features new releases, but this month I want to start with an exception in remembrance of Pauline Oliveros.
Among many other things, she will be remembered for her Deep Listening concept.
Concluding this edition with a track by Mario Batkoviç that feels like a (probably unintended) tribute to Oliveros.
In-between, there’s many other things (… and also many strings).
Music conjured from the Absence of Silence:
Experimental meditative sound art from Jana Irmert, wndfrm and David Fyans (Erstlaub)
“Sound is nothing other than the percussion of air.”
A collection of drone releases from Ariel Guzik, Cut Worms, Orphax and Cinema Perdu
Svarte Greiner’s Moss Garden, Franz Kirmann’s Elysian Park and Loren Nerell’s Dark Cloud: the references to nature are strictly coincidental.
Or maybe not.
New Loscil album “Monument Builders”; Library Tapes’ soundtrack for a movie about social and economic change, and Leonardo Rosado & Aaron Martin’s latest album celebrating the dead of night (when everything is asleep)
I guess it’s because of the dark season… Somewhat different from the usual DreamScenes selection, this edition contains five (!) vocal tracks, and some acoustic (guitar-)oriented tracks.
So it seems this edition is somewhat more ‘pop-oriented’.
Still, there’s this genuine ‘ambient’ feel… a ‘late night’ session, if you wish.
So: light up the candles, sit back and enjoy November’s DreamScenes selection.
‘The N-Word’ – a showcase of releases by “N” (Hellmut Neidhart), most of them collabarations:
Collaborations with Sankt Otten (Männerfreundschaft Und Metaphysik), Simulacra (Birka), Aidan Baker & Dirk Serries (Enomeni) – as well as a solo album (Anklam)
From the contemporary post-classical debut of Resina to Tamar Halperin’s re-interpretations of classic Satie, via a remarkable collaboration of Murcof and Vanessa Wagner
A collection of various compilations:
The Audiobulb label proves that intense beauty does exist * The renaissance of the Silent Records label continuing the From Here To Tranquility series * and a massive charity compilation titled Where Words Fail, Music Speaks
More experimental music from the Lowlands: new albums by Sonmi451, Legiac, Machinefabriek & Michel Banabila and some more Machinefabriek this time with Anne Bakker & Edith Karkoscha