DreamScenes for January 2020: Music for a trembling Earth.
Michel Banabila’s music for various dance performances combined in a stunning 2LP-package: music so intense it’ll make your palms sweat
Maria W. Horn presents four impressive contemporary compositions on her follow-up to Kontrapoetik * Bastarda reinterprets medieval music about death and mourning and make them sound like they were composed in our time.
Bass Communion and Freiband (Steven Wilson and Frans de Waard) present a 3CD set created solely from the sound of the Casio VL-Tone VL1 synth * Ben Vida reduces the tempo to zero with a four-hour set of deep drones.
Five compilations (totaling almost 26 hours of music!) that help you start 2020 in a great way: compilations by Eilean Rec., Taâlem, Silent Records, Kompakt, and Txt Recordings.
A two-hour mix for the longest night: Winter Solstice. To be played (and hopefully enjoyed) in the deepest darkness.
“Dream All The Dark Away” …
Fourth World music from imaginary islands by Andrew Pekler, J.G. Hadid’s installation works for Casa Victoria Ocampo in Buenos Aires, and ‘site-determined’ work by Robert Gerard Pietrusko for six microphones.
Michael Begg’s mysterious tribute to painter Leonora Carrington, Zeger de Vos’ hallucinatory underwater visions, and ambient guitar soundscapes from Nymphalida.
DreamScenes for December 2019: “Be careful what you wish for – Be careful what you dream..”
Cray Twins (Paul Baran and Gordon Kennedy) assembled a virtual collective for their album *** Two consecutive albums by Zakè (Zach Frisell).
Jen Kutler’s Disembodied raises questions about ‘de-sexualization and de-objectification of the feminine spectrum body’.
Ánd is very interesting to listen to!
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.”
A new collaboration by Anne Chris Bakker and Andrew Heath as well as Bakker’s solo album: top class ‘lower-case music’.
Three releases on the Shimmering Moods label: floating ambient choirs by Andrew Sherwell and Mind Over MIDI, and soft guitar-based dronescapes from Anthéne.
Arrangements for two pianos by Leo Svirsky, refreshing modern classical music from Jane Antonia Cornish, and unusual cinematic explorations by Ersatz.
The concept of ‘negative space’ as explained by Francis M. Gri and James Murray – and healthy advice from James Murray to confront chaotic times.
Get ready for Winter with this November DreamScenes edition
From living space to outer space: immersive sonifications by Eleh (on Touch) and Marcus Schmickler (on Kompakt)