DreamScenes for December 2019: “Be careful what you wish for – Be careful what you dream..”
Cray Twins (Paul Baran and Gordon Kennedy) assembled a virtual collective for their album *** Two consecutive albums by Zakè (Zach Frisell).
Jen Kutler’s Disembodied raises questions about ‘de-sexualization and de-objectification of the feminine spectrum body’.
Ánd is very interesting to listen to!
Christoph Berg introduces his new label with an album based on tape manipulations (and a stunning violin concertina) *** Tobias Preisig “does for the violin what Colin Stetson does for the saxophone or Nils Frahm for the Piano.”
A new collaboration by Anne Chris Bakker and Andrew Heath as well as Bakker’s solo album: top class ‘lower-case music’.
Three releases on the Shimmering Moods label: floating ambient choirs by Andrew Sherwell and Mind Over MIDI, and soft guitar-based dronescapes from Anthéne.
Arrangements for two pianos by Leo Svirsky, refreshing modern classical music from Jane Antonia Cornish, and unusual cinematic explorations by Ersatz.
The concept of ‘negative space’ as explained by Francis M. Gri and James Murray – and healthy advice from James Murray to confront chaotic times.
Get ready for Winter with this November DreamScenes edition
From living space to outer space: immersive sonifications by Eleh (on Touch) and Marcus Schmickler (on Kompakt)
Be prepared for Jacob Kirkegaard’s “Opus Mors”: an unprecedented sound work on “four sound environments that the human body commonly will be surrounded by or exposed to in the immediate post mortem”.
Just before going into hibernation in 2020, Home Normal releases a massive set of ambient-analog-noise by Tsone, and collaboration albums from Ian Hawgood with Phil Tomsett and Stijn Hüwels
From microtonal tubas recorded in a watertank to music reflecting the celestial mechanics of eclipses: fascinating music from Microtub and Frank Makowski.
Lost Worlds and half-forgotten landscapes, in outer space or somewhere on earth, both equally fascinating. Albums by Multicast Dynamics and Halftribe.
Opposites attract: from the bright and soft combinations of Pinkcourtesyphone’s soundscapes with Gwyneth Wentink’s harp, to the dynamic speaker filling ‘careful maximalism’ of Erik Levander
Whoohoo! Celebration time: this is DreamScenes edition #60, which means it has been going on for five years now!
So for this special occasion I’ve created a special mix that, to be honest, is not very different from all previous DreamScenes editions.
Michael Bonaventure explores the darkness combining the intimidating sound of the church organ with electronics and samples *** Todor Todoroff explores various parallel universes with a fascinating array of electroacoustic and acousmatic sounds.
“Don’t despair, life goes on, just not as we know it.”
Albums from Daniel W.J. Mackenzie & Richard A. Ingram and Gail Priest.