“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.”
Headphone Commute, Ambientblog and Slowcraft Records are proud to present a unique mix by a colleague and partner in crime, Peter van Cooten, of beautiful works from a beautiful couple: James Murray and
DreamScenes for August 2018:
“I got sunshine in my stomach – Like I just rocked my baby to sleep. – I got sunshine in my stomach – But I can’t keep me from creeping sleep – sleep, deep in the deep”
“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”…
DreamScenes for February 2018: Die Mutanten Träumen…
“Memory Palaces” – DreamScenes for January 2018
What better way to start a new year with a brand new mix?!?
And a very special one: a collaboration mix with Headphone Commute‘s Mike Lazarev, in which we take five minutes for each turn without knowing the others tracklist. The result: Bipolar!
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.
In this May edition of DreamScenes, you can expect a bit of contemporary classical, a bit of piano, a bit of jazz , some drones and (of course) some ambient soundscapes too, to bring you a small hour of quiet (when needed).
The April DreamScenes edition features a collection of fine tracks from recent releases – meandering from ambient dreamscapes to abstract expressionism to jazzy modern classical, overtone throat singing suites and distorted choirs…
All in one night’s dream….
Your reality is manipulated.
Your perception is managed.
Your thoughts are not your own.
Reality is imaginary.
Mix inspired by ‘Hypernormalisation’; created for Headphone Commute.
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…
“Life can only be remembered backwards, but it must be lived forwards.”
The central piece provides the title for this mix: Solace – “Comfort in sorrow, misfortune. Consolation.”
This Fovea Hex track literally breathes consolation in every single note, so it seemed a good starting point for this mix.
It is also one of the few tracks in the mix that are included in its full length.
Even though there are quite some dark moments in this mix, I hope it may bring some ‘solace’ – if needed.
(If not needed: even better…! It still can be nice to feel a bit melancholic for a while, can’t it?)
There’s a remarkable amount of rain falling in this July edition of DreamScenes. Well… I guess it perfectly fits this summer season…
With Cerfilic, Ian William Craig, Helios, Ben Lukas Boysen, Antonymes/Marconi Union, Claire M. Singer, Olivier Alary, Jonty Harrison, Stephan Mathieu, Mathieu Lamontagne, Anne Garner/Christoph Berg, M4X and Max Richter.
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.
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
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
The DreamScenes November edition: Seductive Strings, Wordless Vocals, Sleepy Soundscapes, Deep Dreams and a Reassuring Ending.