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DreamScenes - Januari 2018

• <i>00:00 DreamScenes – Intro (Susanna)</i><br>• 00:43 <b>The Thing With Five Eyes – Zigurhat</b> <i><br>Noirabesque, 2017, Svart Lava 003</i><br>• 04:50 <b>Michael Begg, Mélenchon Brève –</b> …

TV

Bipolar (HC-PvC) (Mix)

What better way to start a new year with a brand new mix?!?<p>Mix-wise, 2017 was a quiet year: it has been quite some time ago since I published my last …

Vinyl Records

Miguel Isaza * France Jobin * PinkCourtesyPhone

<b>MIGUEL ISAZA – MACONDO</b><p><i>Macondo</i> is a town described in <i>Gabriel Garciá Marquez’s 100 Years Of Solitude –</i> a town <i>‘hard to declare as fully real or</i> …

Literature

Dan Powell * Kate Carr * Abby Lee Tee

<b>DAN POWELL – AT CUCKMERE</b><p>In february 2017, <i>Dan Powell</i> took a walk to the sea at Cuckmere Haven – <i>‘the only undeveloped river mouth on the Sussex coast’.</i> …

Nature

Machinefabriek (x 4)

<i>I could easily fill all of this blog with Machinefabriek/Rutger Zuydervelt releases. Blink twice and the release pages (solo/collaborations) will</i> …

Jazz

Ambientblog

Contemporary chamber music by <i>The Solo Collective (Anne Müller, Alex Stolze, Sebastian Reynolds), Hoshiko Yamane</i> and <i>Mike Lazarev</i> →<p>DreamScenes for …

Scanner * Aidan Thomas Tobin * Iurta

<b>SCANNER – THE GREAT CRATER</b><p>The ever-prolific artist <i>Scanner (Robin Rimbaud)</i> has found a perfect home for his <i>‘soundtrack to a global warming’:</i> it is …

Global Warming

Eluvium - Shuffle Drones

<b>ELUVIUM – SHUFFLE DRONES</b><p>Now <i>here’s</i> an interesting new concept of listening/composing:<p>For <i>Shuffle Drones</i><i>, Eluvium (Matthew Cooper</i> from Oregon) …

Git

DreamScenes - December 2017

• 00:00 <i>DreamScenes – Intro (Susanna)</i><br>• 00:40 <b>Snow Palms – Origine And Echo</b> <i><br>Origine And Echo, 2017, Village Green VGCD030</i><br>• 02:50 <b>Sven Laux – Out Of The Blue</b></i> …

Ambient Music

Gail Priest * Cicely Irvine * Eilean 58

<b>GAIL PRIEST – HERACLITUS IN ICELAND</b><p>This is my first encounter with <i>Gail Priest</i>, a Sydney based experimental sound artist. But it is not her first …

Greek Philosophy

Dictaphone * OMRR * Ghost and Tape

<b>DICTAPHONE – APR 70</b><p>Five years after <i>Poems From A Rooftop</i> (on <i>Sonic Pieces)</i> and even 15/11 years after their initial releases on <i>City Centre Offices,</i> …

Ambient Music

Michael Begg * BJ Nilsen

<b>MICHAEL BEGG – TITAN – A CRANE IS A BRIDGE</b><p>If you know <i>Michael Begg</i> for his work with <i>Fovea Hex</i> only, <i></i>his work as <i>Human Greed</i> or under his own name may …

Wildlife

Robert Haigh * Bruno Sanfilippo

<b>ROBERT HAIGH – CREATURES OF THE DEEP</b><p>A muti-faceted career spanning more than 35 years: <i>Robert Haigh</i> has released experimental ambient as <i>Robert Haigh</i> …

Guitar

Andrew Heath * Sonmi451 * Sven Laux

<b>ANDREW HEATH – SOUNDINGS</b><p><i>Soundings</i> is released almost simultaneously with <i>Lichtzin,</i> his collaboration with <i>Anne Chris Bakker,</i> who also makes his …

Brian Eno

Solo Collective * Hoshiko Yamane * Mike Lazarev

<b>SOLO COLLECTIVE – PART ONE</b><p><i>Solo Collective</i>… the name is an interesting contradiction in itself. It is a trio consisting of musicians <i>Alex Stolze</i> …

Guitar

DreamScenes - November 2017

• 00:00 <i>DreamScenes – Intro (Susanna)</i><br>• 00:33 <b>Hans Zimmer & Benjamin Wallfisch – 2049</b> <i><br>Blade Runner 2049 (OST), 2017, Warner Bros. Records Y4DDBR01MP320</i><br>• 03:09</b> …

Warner Bros

Claire M. Singer * Ben McElroy

<b>CLAIRE M. SINGER – FAIRGE</b><p><i>Fairge</i> (meaning ‘ocean’ or ‘sea’ in Scottish Gaelic) is a 21 minute composition for organ, cello and electronics written and …

Giulio Aldinucci * Steve Pacheco * Jens Pauly

<b>GIULIO ALDINUCCI – BORDERS AND RUINS</b><p><i>Giulio Aldinucci</i> leaves no doubt about what this album is about: the opening track <i>Exodus Mandala</i> hits hard with …

Winter-light * Seetyca

<b>VARIOUS ARTISTS – … THAT FIRST SEASON</b><i>Winter-Light</i> is a Dutch label and online music store (based in Haarlem) <i>‘specialising in ambient, experimental</i> …

Ambient Music

GVSU New Music Ensemble * Stefan Wesolowski * Dziadosz/Mrenca

<b>GRAND VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY NEW MUSIC ENSEMBLE – RETURN</b>If their name as well as their ensemble setting frames your expectations, you’ll be in for a …

Richard Wagner

Anne Chris Bakker/Andrew Heath * Lee Yi

<b>ANNE CHRIS BAKKER & ANDREW HEATH – LICHTZIN</b>Regular readers will know <i>Anne Chris Bakker‘s</i> name from his contributions to the various <i>Kleefstra brothers</i> …

Brian Eno

James Murray – Live @ Fluister, Tivoli 08-10-2017

<b>JAMES MURRAY – LIVE @ FLUISTER, TIVOLI, UTRECHT, 08-10-2017</b>I guess it’s no secret that I’m an admirer of <i>James Murray‘s</i> music – as you can tell by the …

Ambient Music

DreamScenes – October 2017

<i>DreamScenes</i><b></b> for October 2017: <i><br>Autumn Particles….</i><i>Tracklist:</i>• <i>00:00 DreamScenes – Intro (Susanna)</i><br>• 00:40 <b>Michel Banabila & Mehmet Polat – In A Dark Time</b> <i><br>New</i> …

Twin Peaks

Manos Milonakis * From The Mouth Of The Sun * Jason van Wyk

<b>MANOS MILONAKIS – FESTEN</b> If the first thing you associate with this title is <i>Thomas Vinterberg’s</i> film, you’re close. This is <i>Manos Milonakis‘</i> score for …

George Papadopoulos

James Murray * Kassel Jaeger

<b>JAMES MURRAY – HEAVENLY WATERS</b> <b></b>His <i>tenth</i> album since 2008, and the third title in 2017: <i>James Murray</i> is feeding us a steady flow of quality ambient …

France

Raymondi/Messina * Narcisi / Fidanza * God Body Disconnect

<b>EMANUELE DE RAYMONDI & MARCO MESSINA – SARO</b> <b></b><i>Saro</i> is a short (27 minute) soundtrack from a film by <i>Enrico Maria Artale –</i> a documentary film about <i>“a road</i> …

Brian Eno

Floor Overhead * Minced Oath * Philipp Rumsch

<b>FLOOR OVERHEAD – USES FOR PAVEMENT</b> <b></b><i>Harry Towell’s Whitelabrecs</i> label is steadily building on a massive collection of limited ‘vinyl-effect’ …

Brian Eno

Monty Adkins – Shadows & Reflections / Usher’s Hill

With his impressive back catalogue, <i>Monty Adkins</i> has become one of my favourite artists (if you’re not familiar with his work, don’t forget checking …

Wellness

Those Who Walk Away * Dean Hurley * Perletta/Tietchens

<b>THOSE WHO WALK AWAY – THE INFECTED MASS</b> <i>Those Who Walk Away</i> is the weird alias of Winnipeg based composer <i>Matthew Patton,</i> known for his work with …

Twin Peaks