MUSlC IN THE STREETS (Recorded by T. Schwartz) (1957)
Sunday, 21 March 2021
Friday, 12 March 2021
H0AHIO - HAPPY MAlL (1997)
Tuesday, 9 March 2021
DJ OL1VE - SLEEP (2001)
Saturday, 6 March 2021
OWOD MIX #03 - ONE DREAMER, ONCE DREAMINGA snapshot from our random playlist shuffle: music-box exotica, barrel organ cacophony, uncanny nostalgia & retro-tinged madness:
Friday, 5 March 2021
Meltdown rock n' roll for lovers and dreamers.
Tuesday, 2 March 2021
B0RN OUT OF DREAMS (1985)Wang Chung. Today, we have three more. The dreamstate is openly referenced and evoked in all.
S0UNDS FROM THE MUS1C INTERI0R (MUSIC INTER1OR SAMPLER) (1985)
Monday, 1 March 2021
Saturday, 27 February 2021
D10N MCGREG0R - THE FURTHER S0MNILOQU1ES OF D10N MCGREG0R (2004)
Saturday, 20 February 2021
MOT0HIRO N4KASH1MA - AND I WENT TO SLEEP (2004)
Saturday, 11 August 2018
Friday, 10 August 2018
The only breezy summer album that has sustained our sweaty, hallucinating selves is this EP. And it's not so cheerful, essentially a heartbreak album. Nonetheless, if you will please pardon the tautology, the chillwave chill of this album does provide some chilliness with which to comfortably chill.
Here, like the consolation of an air-conditioner in an otherwise stifling, lonely apartment.
Friday, 3 August 2018
Mr. Aarset's ECM album of collaborations with programmer / sampler Jan Bang is an appropriate segue to our line-up: music that halts, digresses, loses and gains rhythm without sacrificing the lulling and associative affects of dream logic.
Get it here.
As I understand it, evidence of advanced musical notation was discovered in the region around 1940. Hamel has spent years piecing together and imagining the melodies and musical rituals of this marginal historical community, resulting in this bagpipe-addled masterpiece of primordial revelry, droning folk/baroque tones and mystifying, dream-worthy beauty.
Dream it here...
DIVerso posts. Here is the 11th of 12 releases from the Cramps label in the late 1970s (this is #12 in the series, but we have not been posting them in order).
This is a brass and percussion duet session of what seems mostly true free improv... a warm, charming dialogue of minimal, spacious gestures and textures, with moments of unpredictable cross-chatter and direct argument arising from time to time. The series' unique, intimate tone remains safely in place here. Our dream of fully assembling and posting the complete collection is close at hand.
Short pieces: meditative, pastoral, elemental, summery. Highlights include J. Bonnetta, Paper Dollhouse, Sam McLoughlin, Bridget Hayden, Dean McPhee, Modern Studies among many.
Midsummer's eve potions and poisons....
I'm not weird, you're weird. See if this helps you drift off, awake or in bed.
It is sometimes said that water in dreams is an image of the unconscious reflecting itself.
Dream to dream ...
Tuesday, 31 July 2018
It's been awhile since we played and posted some unproduced nature sounds...dream it here.
Monday, 23 July 2018
a sampling under their own imprimatur in 1993, today we present both works in their full-album formats.
Here is Vidna's collected recordings, compositions and field recordings (remastered) including a live performance from 1993.
So gentle, dreamy and...wet
Submerge yourself in it...
Thursday, 22 February 2018
The incredible Ms. Parkins--and her marvelous electric harp--begin our walk through the nightmare alleys.
"Here are 13 private hells in which time has already run out. Here are nightmares from which there is no wakening."
This stark offering of synth-drenched sonic architecture was composed as a soundtrack to Luis Buñuel's silent film Un Chien Andalou (1928). You may be a peculiar sort, one able to groove to this moody, propulsive score, but you may find yourself feeling claustrophobic and slightly techno-fascistic, if perhaps in an Ontario kind of way. Synthpop for sweating. New wave for discomfort. Space goth blues for tossing and turning...
Dreams of crying here...
(This album was produced by Pfizer, the pharmaceutical company, so we'll add it to our Dreamwork of Capital medical category. Also, as a potential antidote, we have Soothing Sounds for Babies here.)
Dream it here...
(see Freud, here).
Dreaming Divine Dark Comedy...
Here it is...
Wednesday, 21 February 2018
Joe Frank (1938-2018) made over 250 hours of distinct, mindblowing radio works for NPR and KCRW Santa Monica over the course of 40 years. His monologues, dramas, and improvisations speak to the dreaminess of late-night America, the media of radiowaves and car travel, and the immersive, wayward possibilities of narrative voice itself. Here, we select and sample eight works (four hours) of short and long length spanning much of his career: specifically his works on (and within) the subject of dreams.
Friday, 15 December 2017
Dream it here...
Monday, 11 December 2017
Ms. Radigue's Mila is Milarepa, the 11th century Tibetan Yogi. His place in sacred history is etched into the Kagyu "Whispered Transmission" lineage of Tibetan Buddhism; he is one of the sect's so-called Four Pillars. It is claimed he built and founded the large, nine-storey towered monastery in Lhodrag. His story is one of spite, revenge, sorcery and murder, as well as redemption, extreme self-deprivation and eventual enlightenment. He is often depicted with a greenish tone...for much of his later life he supposedly subsisted on a diet of nettle tea, a practice that tinted his skin.
Radigue spent over 20 years studying Milarepa's life, songs and poems, this 1984 recording being one of many works from this period. Robert Ashley narrates the story of the dream-inspired titular journey, while Lama Rinpoche interprets Mila's song--poems that, it is said, would erupt spontaneously from the Yogi's lips in times of enlightened states of consciousness. Radigue scores the polyvocal narrative with an unyielding yet gentle field of drone.
Dreaming into action...
Check our previous Lockwood post here).
We post the 2007 reissue with Floating World (1999), an unprocessed tape-based, sound collage. 1,000 years.
Friday, 1 December 2017
Breathe it in...
Thursday, 30 November 2017
A snapshot of playlist-singles from our dream-fodder folder: alphabetical by artist.
1) F. Hardy - Rêve 2) F. Sinatra - Deep in a Dream 3) I. Mori - Dream 4) J. Struntz & A. Farah - Tangle of Dreams 5) Lali Puna - Together In Electric Dreams 6) L. Anderson - Dreaming of Life Before Birth 7) L. Hazlewood - Won't You Tell Your Dreams? 8) Reed/Cale - A Dream 9) L. Connors/S. Langille - I Wish I Didn't Dream 10) M. Monroe - I Found a Dream 11) M. Chieko - Dreams 12) Nexus/Earle Birney - Ebb Begins from Dream 13) NOMA - Desert Dog 14) P. Bowles - Sleeping Song 15) P. Scherer - Horses Star in My Dreams 16) Phew - Dream 17) P. Glass - Video Dream 18) R. Blake - Nica's Dream 19) R. Slavin - Dreamzone 525 20) R. Lussier - Les Fesses de la Reine 21) R. Amarante - Fall Asleep 22) Sleeping People - Out Dream 23) Stirrup - Domi's Dream 24) Suicide - Dreams 25) S. Ciani - Thirteenth Voice 26) Trans Am - Night Dreaming 27) V. Astley - Afternoon: Summer of Their Dreams 28) Y. Honda - I Dream about You
Wednesday, 29 November 2017
For us today, it's music for dreaming while working...
DIVerso Series. This is an all-star big band that includes only Schiano on his sax with subtle synths by a Mr. F. De Sanctis--part lounge act, part dancehall gig--that soars and stumbles, swings, slumps and shrieks. We do love pursuing the collection of a good, rare series.
Keeping the dream alive...
This record fits our previous entries of the dreamstates inherent in the aural representations we classify as "easy listening" as well as into our posts on corporate music/recordings.
GMO soundscape here....
Dream it ...
(We obvs adore the historical afritronica resurgence: see Jagwa, Mergia, El Omari, Bebey)
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Friday, 24 November 2017
Dream it all: Part One and Part Two.
His psychologist, Dr. Walter Morgenthaler, a former student and protegé of Freud, archived Wölfli's work and produced Madness and Art: The Life and Works of Adolf Wölfli in 1921. It was Rilke who gave the book to Freud...to which the doctor pronounced the artist a "Geisteskrank Künstler." As Freud realized, this work was a product of the modern mind in psychic turmoil, somehow explicable.
This compilation disc captures Wölfli's compositions via interpretations by Nurse W/ Wound, G. Revell, and DDAA (who feature the paper trumpet).