“Memory Palaces” – DreamScenes for January 2018
DreamScenes for November 2017: “Winter is Coming” (Music for People in Trouble)
DreamScenes for October 2017: Autumn Particles….
It is a strange and common misconception that music must be loud to be intense. Sometimes, the opposite is true.
A journey into the deep dark unknown with Rasalasad (featuring Von Magnet and Wildshores), Phelios and Ionosphere.
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…
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
Because of the drones, atmospheric field recordings and insect sounds, this mix will be labeled as an ‘ambient’ mix by most listeners.
And of course it is…. but at the same time it isn’t.
It simply isn’t ‘unobtrusive’ enough to be ‘ambient’.
An hour-long journey of scene changes, meandering between *Kitsch* and *Kult* – a bit more ‘psychedelic’ than ‘ambient’, in fact.
Roundup of works by Dutch experimental / ambient artists: Looped Exodus, Michel Banabila, Machinefabriek, Orphax and Matthew Florianz.
(Plus: free promo codes for Matthew Florianz’ ‘Soundtracks for Science Briefings’! )
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
Various artists remix the original tracks – with remarkable results!
Marilli Remixed is a collection or remixes from Michel Banabila’s debut album “Marilli” (1984) – an album that Banabila cosiders ‘too embarassing naive’ to re-release. The remixes prove there’s nothing to be ashamed of…
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
On October 26, 1985, Dr. Emmett “Doc” Brown arrives in his flying DeLorean time machine and persuades Marty McFly and his girlfriend, Jennifer Parker, to come back to the future with him.
They arrive on October 21, 2015
Only now we found out why they chose this date!
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
The warm, soft voice of Anne Garner guides you into (and out of) a dreamy hour of sounds also including Nils Frahm, Bruno Sanfilippo, Leonardo Rosado, Michel Banabila, Söll, Yamaoka, Aes Dana, Miktek and Fabio Perletta.
The DreamScenes selection for this month features exciting (and sometimes mysterious) music from Norn, Glass Candy, Banabila/Machinefabriek, Heezen, Mathias Delplanque, Cello + Laptop, Veroníque Vaka, Andrew Weathers Ensemble, Ben Salisbury/Geoff Barrow, Darren McClure/Jose Soberanos, Todd Tobias, Macheteoxidado and Anne Garner.
Frans Friederich is a dutch trumpet-player, musician, composer and music teacher living in Zierikzee, Holland.
Friederich’s Bandcamp page displays an extensive overview of his work, all compiled by their different styles and downloadable for free (!).
All these compilations present a large array of adventurous experiments, but there are two specific release that justify recommendation here on Ambientblog: “Ambient 2002 – 2013” and “Ambient 2 – 1998 – 2013” , respectively (- you probably guessed thát).
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