DreamScenes for December 2019: “Be careful what you wish for – Be careful what you dream..”
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
“Don’t despair, life goes on, just not as we know it.”
Albums from Daniel W.J. Mackenzie & Richard A. Ingram and Gail Priest.
Harnes Kretzer‘s EP is like a short score for a major box-office hit *** while Alio Die & Lorenzo Montaná present their musical antidote for dark times.
DreamScenes for August, 2019: “All is Surprising To The Forgetful”
Matthew Florianz’ Mass Object feels like a trip into deep space.
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DreamScenes for July 2019: “Water Be My Road Now”
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.
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).
“What place has no wind?”
“For me, personally, a mix has the most impact when it feels like I’m watching a movie. With ups, downs, some drama, sentiment, moment of joy, climax and anticlimax. And yes: tension and release.”
Different kinds of cinematic: Tom Hodge and Franz Kirmann‘s score for ‘The Man Behind The Microphone’. Harnes Kretzer‘s Black Noise is not a movie soundtrack but it could very well have been one.
“Child, your roots are strong enough to grow through concrete and steel”
“No hay banda: there is no band. This is all a tape recording… And yet we hear a band… It is all recorded. It is all a tape. It is an illusion.”
(Silencio scene from Mulholland Drive, 2001)
Sven Laux honors the heroes of Chess – while Dead Melodies involuntarily spends the night in the ruins of a once stately manor.
It’s cauld – it’s dark – through the dread waste
Yon starn, sae red, and sma,
Presses its weak, encumberd, beam,
To perish in the sna’.
Och! Och! it’s mirk – the furious storm,
Howls round the hill sae high;
And black, and awfu’, on the earth,
Sits down the laiden sky.
[Robert Couper, 1804]