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.
DreamScenes for June, 2019: “A Voice Like A Candle”
A live improvised concert by Robert Lippok and ‘electroacoustic pianist’ Kaan Bulak
Alexandra Spence studied the sonic textures of Europe (and beyond).
Zachary Paul showcases the textural range of the violin *** Jane Antonia Cornish is a must-listen for all lovers of modern-classical music *** Rune Clausen explores the mysteries of the Norwegian forests
Craig Leon further explores the music of the Nommos * Slagmann is a cross-pollination between ritualistic percussion (by Slagwerk Den Haag) and electronics by Talismann.
Angelina Yershova stresses the importance of the protection of our planet’s ecosystem on her stunning new album CosmoTengri *** Keru Not Ever‘s album is as disruptive as the name suggests
Travelling to al corners of Britain (and all four elements) with Andrew Heath and Toby Marks *** Exploring the Topology of Blue with Bill Seaman.
Fog Horns, Trombones, Distorted Tones & Drones
(DreamScenes for May 2019)
Michael Begg and Marcus Fischer & Burke Jam each explore “Vanitas” (a symbolic work of art showing the transience of life, the futility of pleasure, and the certainty of death, often contrasting symbols of wealth and symbols of ephemerality and death) in their own way.
Dave Wesley breaks through the fourth wall with cinematic references in atypical dub-techno… while Dr.Nojoke also explores unbeaten tracks (with his bass guitar).
Two different projects that demonstrate that 1+1 = 3: Q3A by Sebastian & Daniel Selke, and Robert Heel‘s In Between.
“My place is placeless, a trace of the traceless. Neither body or soul.”
Michel Banabila does what he has wanted to do for a long time: releasing an ‘orchestral’ album merging an acoustic ensemble with samples and electronics.
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