DreamScenes for December 2019: “Be careful what you wish for – Be careful what you dream..”
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.”
Arrangements for two pianos by Leo Svirsky, refreshing modern classical music from Jane Antonia Cornish, and unusual cinematic explorations by Ersatz.
Get ready for Winter with this November DreamScenes edition
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.
One World, One Music. Sounds from Java,Europe, USA, Argentina, harvested and recreated by Gregory Taylor and YYYY
The September DreamScenes edition is a mixed bag of conflicting emotions.
“Must be a little cooler”
Part 3 of the Summer Clearance: browsing through releases that somehow stuck to the bottom of the promo pile but are definitely worth hearing!
Featuring: Marty Hicks, Ecovillage, Aerium, Jogging House and Logic Moon
Part 2 of the Summer Clearance: browsing through releases that somehow stuck to the bottom of the promo pile but are definitely worth hearing!
Featuring: Yair Etziony, Chelidon Frame, Lingua Lustra, Martin Stürtzer and Hipnotic Earth
Summer Clearance: browsing through releases that somehow stuck to the bottom of the promo pile but are definitely worth hearing!
Featuring: Earthen Sea, Anthéne, Stereo Hypnosis/Christopher Chaplin and Ehsan Banitaba
M.Grig recreates the places of his childhood with dobro, lap steel, and pedal steel guitar *** Aihio is a Finnish duo with a unique sound based on their self-built Ginette combined with ‘algorithmic afrobeat’.
DreamScenes for August, 2019: “All is Surprising To The Forgetful”
Two releases on Eilean Records that sound completely different yet have more in common than just their label: Arovane & Mike Lazarev and Michael Cutting.
Tapani Rinne’s surprising ECM-like sound created with bass clarinet and effect pedals *** A free gift from Andrew Heath, with reworks of his soundtrack for The Echoing Space.
The mix title, Radical Candor, comes from the (management) philosophy that argues that feedback (on behaviour) is most effective if it is ‘challenging’ but at the same time shows that you ‘care’.
I felt there was a resemblance: the mix is ‘caring’ at times but can also be quite ‘challenging’ to the listener. At least, that was my intention. Now you decide.
A fascinating mix of voice and electro-acoustics by Joseph Branciforte & Theo Bleckmann *** Ann’s Certain Colors is a collection of deliberate mistakes (but does not sound like that).
John Luther Adams’ ‘Become Desert’: “Close your eyes and listen to the singing of the light.” *** Stavros Gasparatos explores the range of emotions of losing control, without any repercussions.