Twin Peaks inspired music: dark jazz from doom-crooners Dale Cooper Quartet & Dictaphones, and three compilation albums that start off a sixteen-part (!) series curated by Indie Rock Magazine.
“Dream All The Dark Away” – a kind of ‘mission statement’ for the new DreamScenes series: broadcast every second sunday of the month on the Dutch Concertzender. Available on-demand worldwide after the broadcast from the concertzender website and via www.dreamscenes.nl
The Los Angeles Percussion Quartet presents a stunning double album with 84 minutes of contemporary compositions for percussion.
Performing works from Daniel Bjarnason, Anna Thorvaldsdottir, Christopher Cerrone, Ellen Reid and Andrew McIntosh.
Two great ‘Contemporary Classical’ albums:
Christoph Berg‘s ‘Conversations’, released on the Sonic Pieces label.
Jeffrey Roden‘s Next Level Minimalism on volume 2 of “Threads of a Prayer”
The DreamScenes collection for June 2017 hopefully raises your curiosity to check out some of these recent releases.
Featuring Martin Rev, Orson Hentschel, Broken Thoughts, Penguin Cafe Orchestra, Christoph Berg, She Spread Sorrow, Minco Eggersman, Steve Pacheco, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Paul Beauchamp, Chaz Knapp, James A. McDermid, The Caretaker, Olivier Alary and Moinho
In this May edition of DreamScenes, you can expect a bit of contemporary classical, a bit of piano, a bit of jazz , some drones and (of course) some ambient soundscapes too, to bring you a small hour of quiet (when needed).
High Plains (Mark Bridges and Scott ‘Loscil’ Morgan) present their album Cinderland on the Kranky label;
CEEYS (Daniel & Sebastian Selke) start their Concrete Fields trilogy exploring their Berlin birthground.
On ‘Fiction – Non-Fiction’, Olivier Alary presents a multi-faceted overview of his recent soundtrack compositions – with a special unreleased track called ‘Discipline’ as additional bonus listening on Ambientblog.
Next to that, Selffish (yes: two ff’s) presents his new album on the Serein label, which is every bit as beautiful as you’ve come to expect from this label’s output.
A short but refreshing break from the usual ambient soundscapes: Kid Koala and Emiliana Torrini’s collaboration album called ‘Music to Draw To’, and a spectacular reissue of accordeon wizard Mario Batkovic’s ‘Solo’ album.
Music that crosses borders and reaches out to folk tradition: guitar sounds of Seabuckthorn and Jeff Pearce, and Art Patience’s soothing harmonica.