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]
“Follow me into a movie that you might want to see sometime… a movie that’s happening in the back of your own head…”
And remember: “use your ears, not your prejudices”…
“How beautiful. How magic. How catastrophic”
DreamScenes for March 2018
DreamScenes for February 2018: Die Mutanten Träumen…
“Memory Palaces” – DreamScenes for January 2018
Slow Motion Pleasures and some strange twists in this September DreamScenes edition …
Through The Air, A Handful Of Dust Is A Desert, and Histós Lusis: new albums by Sava Marinkovic, Hannu Karjalainen and Toàn
“…And I’ll see you
And you’ll see me
And I’ll see you in the branches that blow
In the breeze
I’ll see you in the trees…”
(Angelo Badalamenti/David Lynch)
The moment I heard Rami Malek whisper “Mind awake, body asleep” (Mr Robot, series 2) I knew this would be the inspiration for a new mix.
A mix about half-sleep, lucid dreaming impressions… ungraspable images… and about “letting go”.
After all, Mr. Robot’s tagline was “Control is an Illusion”.
This mix was created for – and is co-hosted on – Headphone Commute.
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.