March 2017 DreamScenes edition: Music for the End of Winter ……
Music for the last days of Winter……
The february DreamScenes edition may feel darker than usual.
Possibly due to the dark winter days or, who knows, the general darkness of current times.
But don’t worry: there’s a sweet surprise at the end. So keep listening!
Let’s kick off a brand new year of monthly DreamScenes with a selection to tickle your inner eyelids.
A selection to induce a variety of images: some movie/series/game soundtrack tracks, a bit of drone, post-classical piano, and some pieces that are a bit harder to classify.
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).
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.
I have enjoyed a holiday in September, so I had to skip last month’s DreamScenes edition.
To compensate for the immeasurable grief this must have caused, ánd to celebrate the start of autumn, this edition is a twice as long as usual.
So I hope you’ll enjoy these two hours of new (and relatively new) music to make you float away into your daydream…
The August edition of DreamScenes feels like a full night’s sleep cycle compressed to one hour!
Featuring 36, Christopher Tignor, Ferdinando Arnò (with Melanie De Biasio), Ian William Craig, Eric Holm, Nils Quak, Brambles, Sylvain Chauveau, Kolhoosi 13, Antonymes, Daniel Lanois, Mathieu Ruhlmann, Strië and Jherek Bischoff
There’s a remarkable amount of rain falling in this July edition of DreamScenes. Well… I guess it perfectly fits this summer season…
With Cerfilic, Ian William Craig, Helios, Ben Lukas Boysen, Antonymes/Marconi Union, Claire M. Singer, Olivier Alary, Jonty Harrison, Stephan Mathieu, Mathieu Lamontagne, Anne Garner/Christoph Berg, M4X and Max Richter.
DreamScenes for June:
Featuring new tracks from Solo Andata, Poppy Nogood, Murcof, Radio Free Clear Light, David Toop, Speck, Adzuki, Celer, Anne Garner, Phonothek, Piano Interrupted, Chris Weeks and Sten Erland Hermundstad
Drones for the start of summer season:
With music by Xiu Xiu, Christina Vantzou, Hilde Marie Holsen, Michel Banabila, Barton Rage & Bill Laswell, J. Peter Schwalm, Ricardo Donoso (in a Thomas Köner Remix), Joe Frawley, How to Disappear Completely and a remarkable rework of 60 different recordings of Gymnopédie 1
New month – new selection. The April DreamScenes selection welcomes a new spring with a variation that properly fits the month of the year!
Featuring tracks by J.Peter Schwalm, Bionulor, Fovea Hex, Biosphere, Tobias Freund & Valentina Berthelor, Djivan Gasparyan/Machinefabriek, Antonymes, Jakob Lindhagen, Guy Gelem, Quiet Noise, Chris Abrahams and Mark Lyken.
A new month – a new DreamScenes edition!
Here’s the monthly pick from the batch of new releases (and the occasional re-release).
Featuring tracks by Pete Namlook & New Composers, Saffronkeira, France Jobin, Thomas Köner, Antonymes, Looped Exodus, Michael Begg/Human Greed, Tuxedomoon/Cult with No Name, The Volume Settings Folder, Joseph Sannicandro and Michel Banabila & Oscar Roelof Peterse
“Uut de Bron” / From the Well: fresh music for February, ambient sounds, choirs & otherwise…
What better way to start a new year than with a fresh edition of the monthly DreamScenes – presenting new music from Ben Lukas Boysen/Pleq, Jóhann Jóhannsson/Hildur Gudnadottir/Robert Lowe, Lee Chapman, Ambiq, Frédéric D. Oberland, David Cordero, Olga Wojciechowska, Markus Guentner, Understated Theory, Aidan Baker and Janek Schaefer?
DreamScenes for long, cold and dark nights.
With Jóhann Jóhannsson, Ambiq, Michel Banabila, Christina Vantzou, Julia Kent, Multicast Dynamics, Goldmund, Quiet Horn, Lyken & Dove, Radboud Mens and Understated Theory
The DreamScenes November edition: Seductive Strings, Wordless Vocals, Sleepy Soundscapes, Deep Dreams and a Reassuring Ending.
Meandering from one end of the spectrum to the other, with a few surprises along the way: the DreamScenes Autumn selection features Thomas Ragsdale, Dat Rayon, Max Richter, Asid & Banabila, Evan Caminiti, Gaap Kvlt, Jos Smolders, Lone Echo, Gideon Wolf, Ariadne and Mauro Beltrán
Slowly preparing for autumn with the sounds of Umchunga, Ten, Erik Wøllo, Blaine Todd, Spheruleus (& Friends), S.E.T.I., Farbeak, Evan Caminiti, Offthesky & Pleq, Tatsuro Kojima, Dag Rosenqvist and Graveyard Tapes.