‘Beautiful innocence’ of Chi Factory‘s Fourth World Music, and revived minimalism of Snow Palms.
‘Wise Words… Wild Words… D’You See’ – DreamScenes – March 2019
S.E.T.I. delivers 8(!) hours of music for your hibernation on your quest for extra-terrestrial intelligence… Frame‘s journey stays closed to home: exploring our own galaxy
Benoît Pioulard and Josh Mason with their releases on the Dauw label. Plus: Velgenaturlig’s ‘Kundalini’
The adventurously bright acousmatic soundscape Phonotopological by Robert Scott Thompson is beautifully contrasted by the dark Selva Oscura of William Basinski and Lawrence English.
Two immersive albums ‘for stillness and reflection’: Robert Rich‘s double album ‘tactile Ground’ and Erik Wølllo‘s ‘Infinite Moments’.
Memories of ‘Brutal London’ as remembered by Gideon Wolf (Tristan Shorr), and quiet ambient-post-rock from The Gentleman Losers to help wait for the season to change
“a 1000 Laws of Æthelred iii. c. 13 §1 (Schmid) And þar þeᴁen aᴁe tweᴁen costas lufe oþþe laᴁe and he þonne lufe ᴁeceose. 1432–50 tr. Higden (Rolls) I. 99 Oreb‥the mownte of fere and of luffe [L. mons terroris et fœderis]. Ibid. II. 347, IV. 123. a 1500 in Arnolde Chron. (1811) 90 Yf ther bee ony persone wythin the warde that is not vnder francpledge that is to saye under loue and lawe.”
Akira Rabelais – CXVI
“What place has no wind?”
Eraldo Bernocchi writes a soundtrack for a documentary about Cy Twombly * Martin Ptak depicts the flow of a river from its spring to its destination.
Two releases that are as relaxing as a walk in a Japanese garden: Masaya Kato‘s Contact and Hiro Takahashi‘s Low Power.
Italian duo Iluiteq presents their soundtracks for winter departures *** Hirotaka Shirosubaki prepares for the end of the Japanes Heisei era in which he grew up *** Belgian duo Clearlight & Owl take you to your deepest thoughts.
Presenting three releases on the Constellation Tatsu label: Stephan Haluska, Ecovillage and Rhucle.
Using environmental recordings to create musical compositions: Geneva Skeen is inspired by a geological phenomenon, Kate Carr by a poem about wreck-diving.
Juha-Matti Rautiainen‘s second album is dedicated “to those who carry humanity within their hearts in the middle of a conflict” – while Julie ‘Less Bells’ Carpenter finds her inspiration in the quiet expanse of the Joshua Tree desert.
Short Scenes / With Voices – two examples of the versatility of Rutger ‘Machinefabriek’ Zuydervelt: working on improvised tracks recorded by violinist Anne Bakker as well as experimenting with various vocalists.
The first edition of this year’s DreamScenes series is a mixed bag of sounds – navigating from post-classical to analogue electronics and some things inbetween. And back again…
“For me, personally, a mix has the most impact when it feels like I’m watching a movie. With ups, downs, some drama, sentiment, moment of joy, climax and anticlimax. And yes: tension and release.”