Fourth World, Outer Space, and mind-bending psychedelics: Chi Factory, LF58, and Kryptogen Rundfunk.
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“Stay down below, ’till this blow over”
DreamScenes for April, 2020
I tried to find another name (and image) for this mix, but it seems that only one title remained appropriate at this time.
Music for worrying times…
The romance of deterioration and decay explored by Ian Hawgood & James Murray, and the introspective sequel to Aidan Baker & Gareth Davis’ Invisible Cities.
Three albums connected through their album covers – but also through their music: deep sounds by Haarvöl, Michael Begg and Harrold Roeland.
Edu Comelles’ solo albums ‘explore the nature of field recording and their power to become instruments by itself’ – and his collaboration with double bassist Rafa Ramos Sania presents ‘the shredded expressiveness of the double bass’.
Three examples of soundtracks that are not created for blockbuster releases (and are a pleasure to listen to without having seen the movies they were created for): scores by Rutger Zuydervelt, Jacaszek and Snorri Hallgrímson.
Five (female) composers turning environmental sounds or phenomena into sound art or a haunting soundtrack: Elbejée (Kathy Hinde & Gail Priest), Susanne Skog, Jana Irmert and AKB (Anna-Karin Berglund)
“Forget Everything Around You” – DreamScenes for March 2020
Three different albums that have the ‘long-form format’ in common: drones and drone-like sounds of Cryptic Scenery, Quest and René Aquarius.
Double vinyl release by Multicast Dynamics on Astral Industries; Andrew Tasselmyer describes the beauty of Formosa; Snufmumriko‘s ‘Sekunder, Eoner’ on Dronarivm.
Shorelights (Rod Modell and Walter Wasacz) and Ian Wellman present their aural view on two different natural phenomena: ioluminescence and Bioaccumulation. Plus: two albums on Serein by Jonas Meyer and Kryshe.
Two albums by different collectives around the Kleefstra Brothers (Alvaret Ensemble and Fean) mark the start of a brand new label from the creators of Eilean Records: Laaps Records.
Four very relaxed ambient music albums, perfect for when the days are slowly getting longer: Innesti, Blanket Swimming, Test Card and Leastupperbound.
Three different sonic adventures full of ‘ambience’ but not really ‘ambient’: Drøne, Thomas Köner and Claudio F. Baroni.
DreamScenes for February: “the gaze goes to that window again”…
A post focused on various uses of the cello with stunning performances by Martina Bertoni, Raphael Weinroth-Browne and Aaron Martin.