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MUSIC, AMBIENCE AND SOUND ART => Listening: Podcasts, Mixes, and Music Sample Clips => Topic started by: Scott M2 on March 24, 2008, 08:18:02 AM

Title: dreamSTATE - Snowdaze
Post by: Scott M2 on March 24, 2008, 08:18:02 AM
I'll be posting dreamSTATE pieces to the forum here from time-to-time.
(Some of these will have been previously shared with our newsletter subscribers.)
We certainly hope you enjoy them. ~  Scott M2

Scroll to the end for the latest posting - dreamSTATE - Snowdaze a new live performance video.

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In the Dead of Winter - (Scott M2, Jamie Todd)

This piece was extracted from a set dreamSTATE played, right after a major snow storm
in Toronto, on Dec. 17, 2007 at an Altaira Ambient night - presented by Toronto Noise Promotions.

HiFi: http://www.dreamstate.to/audio/dead_of_winter_128k.mp3 (http://www.dreamstate.to/audio/dead_of_winter_128k.mp3)
LoFi: http://www.dreamstate.to/audio/dead_of_winter_56k.mp3 (http://www.dreamstate.to/audio/dead_of_winter_56k.mp3)
Title: Re: dreamSTATE - In the Dead of Winter
Post by: Jeff Sampson on August 21, 2008, 11:42:09 PM
Beautiful piece, Scott. It easily conveys a picture of your description. I'm bummed I didn't get to see the two of you play before I moved west.

=j=
Title: Re: dreamSTATE - In the Dead of Winter
Post by: Scott M2 on August 22, 2008, 09:57:56 AM
Thanks Jeff!  I've been meaning to upload a summer piece
to balance the vibes out and this is a good reminder.

Hey - Is your avatar-photo from your performance when you
journeyed to play at the PiNG with Embrasing the Glass a few years ago???
That was a sweet set!
Title: Re: dreamSTATE - In the Dead of Winter
Post by: Jeff Sampson on August 29, 2008, 11:39:47 PM
>Thanks Jeff!  I've been meaning to upload a summer piece
>to balance the vibes out and this is a good reminder.

Cool! Looking forward to hearing it.

>Hey - Is your avatar-photo from your performance when you
>journeyed to play at the PiNG with Embracing the Glass a few years ago???
>That was a sweet set!

Yessir, it is. Thanks for the compliment - we had a memorable time in a great club with wonderful people.




Title: Re: dreamSTATE - In the Dead of Winter
Post by: Scott M2 on September 12, 2008, 10:10:00 PM
Time to post a summer piece before the season is gone...

Her Terrain - (Scott M2, Jamie Todd)

This one is from a set dreamSTATE played way back in 2000
and, to me, has a late-summer, late-night vibe. See how you feel yourself.

128k - http://www.dreamstate.to/audio/her_terrain.mp3
Title: Re: dreamSTATE - Her Terrain
Post by: Jeff Sampson on September 21, 2008, 08:28:06 PM
Mmmmmm... I like this, Scott.

I keep getting a picture of someone dreaming peacefully with an "outside" influence trying to get through to the subconscious.

That said, it loops very nicely with Dead of Winter. I'm already looking forward to the next piece.

=j=
Title: Re: dreamSTATE - Buddha Machineries
Post by: Scott M2 on November 21, 2008, 09:23:29 PM
The new Buddha Machines - Version 2 have arrived in North America in November.
They seem identical to the later V.1 edition but with 9 new loops and a new dial to adjust the loop-speed/pitch.
They're in 3 new colours and are at least as Lo-Fi as before). I'm looking forward to spending some time with them.

This reminded me that two pieces which had I previously posted here in 2007 were lost in the Hypnos Forum meltdown last year.
I've now reactivated the files and hope you'll enjoy these Lo-Fi escapades - each created using real-time mutation of 2 Buddha Machines and later reduced by editing.

Kan - HiFi - http://www.dreamstate.to/audio/kan.mp3
     - LoFi - http://www.dreamstate.to/audio/kan_32.mp3

Sidd - HiFi - http://www.dreamstate.to/audio/sidd.mp3
      - LoFi - http://www.dreamstate.to/audio/sidd_32.mp3

*A Buddha Machine is a small plastic soundart object/toy designed by Chinese duo FM3 to play their ambient loops.
It's very Lo-Fi but is a charming device.
Title: Re: dreamSTATE - Buddha Machineries
Post by: Scott M2 on December 06, 2008, 08:06:01 PM
A photo of the gadgets I was manipulating to create the tracks in the previous post.

(http://www.dreamstate.to/photos/misc/gear/buddha-machineries-3740.jpg)
Title: dreamSTATE - Heliocentric Migration
Post by: Scott M2 on January 25, 2009, 01:23:27 PM
Jamie & I have a tradition of jamming on New Year's Day to bring the year in on a positive note.
For 2009 we were joined by our friends Eric Hopper (Sylken) and Steven Sauvé (karmafarm).
I've extracted this piece and titled it Heliocentric Migration as it starts off ambient then takes off... perhaps to Venus.

Heliocentric Migration - (Scott M2, Jamie Todd, Eric Hopper, Steven Sauvé - 2009)

HiFi - http://www.dreamstate.to/audio/heliocentric_migration.mp3
LoFi - http://www.dreamstate.to/audio/heliocentric_migration_56k.mp3
Title: Re: dreamSTATE - Heliocentric Migration
Post by: Ekstasis on January 29, 2009, 05:13:14 PM
I did really like "dead of winter" thank you...

Out of curiousity, what are those touchpad devices to the right on the picture ???
They look interesting :)
Title: Re: dreamSTATE - Heliocentric Migration
Post by: APK on January 29, 2009, 06:02:13 PM
I'll jump in ... Immersion,  they are a couple of Korg Kaoss Pads, looks like version 1 and version 2.
Title: Re: dreamSTATE - Heliocentric Migration
Post by: Ekstasis on January 29, 2009, 10:00:25 PM
I'll jump in ... Immersion,  they are a couple of Korg Kaoss Pads, looks like version 1 and version 2.

ah ok I think Steve Roach did mention he used some of those. But the one I remember is Red and black ?
I guess that is a newer version...
Title: Re: dreamSTATE - Heliocentric Migration
Post by: APK on January 30, 2009, 07:52:08 AM
Yes, the most recent Kaoss Pad is black, with a red rim around the pad.
I use one of these, and its a very flexible, hands-on piece of gear. Worth checking out at Korg's site.
Title: Re: dreamSTATE - Heliocentric Migration
Post by: Scott M2 on January 30, 2009, 12:40:37 PM
Thanks for fielding the questions Anthony!

I'm a big Kaoss Pad fan and have the works. Although they get more powerful with each version,
things also get left behind - so each one has it's own personality. The black/red KP3 that APK uses
is strong in the sampling and quantized effects and the silver KP2 is stronger for non-quantized
playing of effects. My favourite delay from the KP1 did not get carried forward to later generations.
They're all terrific for live performance - where you can spontaneously transform your sounds.
BTW - The KP3 is the strongest as a MIDI-controller if that is also important to you.
Title: Re: dreamSTATE - Heliocentric Migration
Post by: matthew on February 06, 2009, 08:15:55 AM
The problem with live recorded music is that it is no longer live when it is a recording. That must seem like an obvious thing to say and perhaps you completely disagree with me Scott, but listening to live music when it's not played live is a very different experience from listening to live music as it is being played.

There's something about being in a room with a lot of people, and experiencing a "performance" where musicians are able to interact with the group. Most bands have sets and play lists so the effect is minimal, but it's often still noticeable. With electronic, free form, abstracter music the effect is far greater though, almost like being outside in nature, part of a group wandering.

Yet, and having said that, I really do like listening to your work even if it's a recording. It's obvious you're also wandering while you where playing and not following a predefined path. I say obvious, but that's how it comes across, maybe you DID plan very well (and in that case, very good too).

Somehow, the tension of a live performance (where will they go next, where are we now?) comes across well in these samplings.

I also like how as one layer of attention and sounds goes away, there is a shimmer of sound behind it...often the point where you fade out the track and I think...ahhh...I wish I was there to hear where they go next. I especially like her_terrain, sounds modern and old at the same time, I really like it. 

Thanks for sharing these!
Title: Re: dreamSTATE - Heliocentric Migration
Post by: Jeff Sampson on February 17, 2009, 06:20:08 PM
That's a sweet piece of music, Scott. You really are making it tough on those of us who can't get to Toronto to see you all play.  :'(

Jeff
Title: Re: dreamSTATE - Heliocentric Migration
Post by: Scott M2 on June 13, 2009, 04:24:36 PM
The problem with live recorded music is that it is no longer live when it is a recording. That must seem like an obvious thing to say and perhaps you completely disagree with me Scott, but listening to live music when it's not played live is a very different experience from listening to live music as it is being played.

There's something about being in a room with a lot of people, and experiencing a "performance" where musicians are able to interact with the group. Most bands have sets and play lists so the effect is minimal, but it's often still noticeable. With electronic, free form, abstracter music the effect is far greater though, almost like being outside in nature, part of a group wandering.

Yet, and having said that, I really do like listening to your work even if it's a recording. It's obvious you're also wandering while you where playing and not following a predefined path. I say obvious, but that's how it comes across, maybe you DID plan very well (and in that case, very good too).

Somehow, the tension of a live performance (where will they go next, where are we now?) comes across well in these samplings.

I also like how as one layer of attention and sounds goes away, there is a shimmer of sound behind it...often the point where you fade out the track and I think...ahhh...I wish I was there to hear where they go next. I especially like her_terrain, sounds modern and old at the same time, I really like it. 

Thanks for sharing these!

Thanks for your comments Jeff and Matthew and especially the deep thoughts about the difference in experiencing live music vs experiencing the recordings of live music. Sorry to take so long to respond but here it is...

Having experienced hundreds of ambient (and mainly improvised) performances at THE AMBiENT PiNG, I can only agree with you Matthew. Even the periods of probing and
uncertain wandering can make the areas where the music all comes together stand higher in the journey of the set. The sharing of the trip changes and charges the experience. Since most AMBiENT PiNG shows aren't in concert venues but in bars and clubs, the experience of each person in the room of the performance will also be different depending on their level of focus at any moment and if they're just letting the music be an environment vs a concert - as per Eno's original definition of ambient music.

When I release a dreamSTATE live recording - I don't hesitate to edit out the "periods of probing and uncertain wandering" if I can achieve it gracefully
and leave what I consider to be the more interesting or more feeling parts of a set. (This is why I usually describe such live excerpts as edits, extracts or ummm excerpts.)
Therefore, listening to the results is definitely a different experience from being at the performance and perhaps more like photos or videos from the journey.

On the setlist front - Jamie and I traditionally draw up what we call a "map" to help keep our set moving along (slowly but surely) so we don't get too trapped in a fog
of our own creation along the way or stuck in a key or drone forever!  A tempo indicator helps us set up delays/loopers/arpegiators to be synchrosonic and grooving.
Something along the lines of: 1) Dark intro (G#m) 10",  2) Atonal 5",  3) Pastoral (A) 10"  4) Groove (Em T80) 10" etc...   We'll nudge each other to move along, if required. Although the general "path" is predetermined, I know one hand will often be setting up a fresh sound anticipating a new twist in the flow and we'll end up traveling in a different direction altogether and the scape is abandoned before being birthed. You may not experience that aspect Matthew as my impression is that you might use a single instrument in live performance, while I like to have at least three - so that one can be setup while playing the other two.
Title: Re: dreamSTATE - The Storm Within
Post by: Scott M2 on June 13, 2009, 05:33:27 PM
After the previous discussion it seems appropriate to post another live recording and this track
has been previously edited and uploaded - so I can just describe it and post the link.

"The Storm Within" was recorded exactly 9 years ago today on June 13th 2000. dreamSTATE
was in the midst of a yearlong project called "The Drone Cycle 2000". Each month we improvised
an ambient/experimental concert with a special guest (or two) based around a drone note from
the chromatic scale. (January C with Wally Jericho, February C# with Kurt Swinghammer...).

The Drone Cycle shows had no "maps" - except the July (F#) performance with Steven Sauve where
all 3 of us were playing synched Nord Modulars and we'd actually had a prep session to ensure
that things would successfully work together. Audience members stated it was the best show yet -
so, of course, I'd pressed Play instead of Record and the ADATs were blank.

Our guest for June (F) was cellist/looper cheryl o with synthguy Steven Sauve (aka karmafarm)
who provided additional processing for cheryl from a station in the audience.

As for what I can remember about the editing (on a program (Logic) I no longer use - so I can't
just check the files) the main changes were adjusting the volumes of tracks to feature whomever
was creating the most interesting textures to advance the flow. I do remember that at the end of
this "piece" I was already introducing a new sound to continue the set (which was about an hour long)
and I mixed it right out, to end on cheryl's modulated cello - now "solo" with Jamie's thunder recordings
(from MiniDisc).

Hmmmm - This has turned into far too much text - so I think I'll skip all these extra production musings
in future mp3 postings. Here's the music...

The Storm Within - (cheryl o, Scott M2, Jamie Todd)

128k - http://www.dreamstate.to/audio/the_storm_within.mp3
 64k - http://www.dreamstate.to/audio/the_storm_within_64.mp3

* Please note - a remastered version of this track is now available on our "a decade dreaming" album available here:
http://pingthings.blogspot.com/2009/08/download-decade-dreaming-by-dreamstate.html
Title: Re: dreamSTATE - The Storm Within
Post by: modulator_esp on June 14, 2009, 06:44:35 AM
just listened to all of these and though I enjoyed them, for the live pieces would have much prefered to hear the full sets

any chance of these being released at all?
Title: Re: dreamSTATE - The Storm Within
Post by: Boris Lelong on July 02, 2009, 03:55:19 PM
Scott, I just discovered "Her terrain", and I absolutely love it ! Warm and deep, I am fond of this type of sound... Thanks for sharing it !
Title: Re: dreamSTATE - Heliocentric Migration
Post by: IamBetaCloud on July 11, 2009, 04:39:16 PM
Jamie & I have a tradition of jamming on New Year's Day to bring the year in on a positive note.
For 2009 we were joined by our friends Eric Hopper (Sylken) and Steven Sauvé (karmafarm).
I've extracted this piece and titled it Heliocentric Migration as it starts off ambient then takes off... perhaps to Venus.

Heliocentric Migration - (Scott M2, Jamie Todd, Eric Hopper, Steven Sauvé - 2009)

HiFi - http://www.dreamstate.to/audio/heliocentric_migration.mp3
LoFi - http://www.dreamstate.to/audio/heliocentric_migration_56k.mp3


i really dig you guys live Scott, two men; one brain.
if you and Jamie wanna do a New Years set this year together, just say the word.
as Kev, (Sleep Research Facility), told me; "these guys are like a modern Tangerine Dream", haha.
Title: Re: dreamSTATE - The Storm Within
Post by: Scott M2 on July 27, 2009, 03:01:04 PM
just listened to all of these and though I enjoyed them, for the live pieces would have much prefered to hear the full sets

any chance of these being released at all?

Thanks so much for the feedback gentlemen! As for releasing full sets - our OM CD was an hour release
from a 2 hour performance (with the groove pieces we play to break up our sets edited out, along with
some less inspired improvisations) but it's currently out-of-print. I can't see us releasing full concerts
without at least some editing - that's just the way I like to hear releases - as opposed to the actual concerts.

Stay tuned for a new dreamSTATE album next month of pieces extracted from AMBiENT PiNG performances
throughout the last decade to help celebrate the PiNG's tenth anniversary next month. I'm quite happy with
the soundscapes I've been discovering.

Here's a photo I rediscovered of dreamSTATE at the PiNG with cheryl o on cello. http://www.cellojuice.com
It was taken about a year after The Storm Within was recorded - but has some cool analog projections
by General Chaos Visuals.  http://www.generalchaosvisuals.com

(http://www.dreamstate.to/photos/2001/ds_cheryl_050601/s_c_j_1_400h_4308.jpg)

Title: Re: dreamSTATE - Soundscape for Richard Wright
Post by: Scott M2 on September 15, 2009, 06:47:23 AM
A year ago today, on September 15th, 2008, Richard Wright, keyboard and synth player for Pink Floyd passed away.

dreamSTATE was scheduled to play an AMBiENT PiNG concert later that week (with Eric Hopper & General Chaos Visuals).
I suggested that we play our opening piece as an homage to Rick, who had been an important early inspiration for us,
and all agreed. I fashioned a ping on my Korg Kaossilator to begin and we winged it from there.

The concert was filmed by Jeff Howard & additional footage was later taped of the moon & water (Rick loved to sail),
so that in the last week I was able to create a video in honour of this anniversary of Rick's passing.

We hope that you enjoy the piece and that it may inspire reveries or memories of Richard Wright,
a wonderful and sensitive musician who was, perhaps, not fully appreciated in his time.

Here is the direct link:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZZaErwAb4J8

Cheers,
Scott M2
Title: Re: dreamSTATE - Soundscape for Richard Wright (July 23, 1945 - Sept. 15, 2008)
Post by: Jeff Sampson on September 15, 2009, 09:58:12 PM
I've just watched/listened to this three times in succession.

It is so beautiful.

Richard would have been impressed.
Title: Re: dreamSTATE - Soundscape for Richard Wright (July 23, 1945 - Sept. 15, 2008)
Post by: Boris Lelong on September 15, 2009, 11:39:35 PM
Scott, this a very nice video - and a good idea to make a video in the first place !
The piece is very sensitive and definitely relates to Richard Wright, a discrete artist with a tremendous importance in the Pink Floyd soundworld (and composer of my favorite song of the group's corpus , "The Great Gig In The Sky"...)

Boris
Title: Re: dreamSTATE - Soundscape for Richard Wright (July 23, 1945 - Sept. 15, 2008)
Post by: Scott M2 on September 17, 2009, 06:59:00 AM
Thanks for watching and for the comments guys.

Yes - "The Great Gig in the Sky" is my favourite piece from "Dark Side".
I'd declare "Shine On You Crazy Diamond - Parts 1-9" as my personal favourite song of all time.
Rick was a huge contributer to this beautiful and emotional creation.
Title: Re: dreamSTATE - Soundscape for Richard Wright (July 23, 1945 - Sept. 15, 2008)
Post by: IamBetaCloud on September 18, 2009, 12:38:58 PM
Thanks for watching and for the comments guys.

Yes - "The Great Gig in the Sky" is my favourite piece from "Dark Side".
I'd declare "Shine On You Crazy Diamond - Parts 1-9" as my personal favourite song of all time.
Rick was a huge contributer to this beautiful and emotional creation.

you sent me that link to my gmail Scott...

I LOVE IT!
Title: dreamSTATE - a decade dreaming
Post by: Scott M2 on September 27, 2009, 11:58:14 AM
Well, here's a deep vein for this thread - an entire album of pieces for free download.

rik maclean, proprietor of ping things, invited us to create a release for the ping things label
in honour of THE AMBiENT PiNG’s 10th Anniversary (August 18th, 2009) and we assembled a
12-track album of soundscapes selected from 10 years of dreamSTATE performances at the PiNG.

a decade dreaming is now available as a free and legal download (240 kps mp3s) at
the ping things label blog and we hope you enjoy this journey through the past with us.
These aren't throwaway tracks but works that contain the deepest aspects of our sonic essence.

We're honoured to include contributions from many of the great artists we've played with
throughout these years: Alan Bloor (Pholde), Jim Field (spacenoiz), Eric Hopper (Sylken),
Wally Jericho, James Johnson, cheryl o and Steven Sauvé (karmafarm).

The prime details are included on the DIY "CD" cover and tray card but I've also been building
a bloglike page of Extended Liner Notes at: http://www.dreamstate.to/decade
for people who like to know what's behind the music.

Here's the download page at the ping things blog:
http://pingthings.blogspot.com/2009/08/download-decade-dreaming-by-dreamstate.html

For people, like me, who prefer CDs, we’ll also make a Redbook CD version available
(in a standard jewel case) at a very low price in the very near future.
(Review copies will be sent out at that time.)

We hope you enjoy the scapes...

(http://www.dreamstate.to/decade/images/dS-cover-200-x-200.gif)
Title: Re: dreamSTATE - a decade dreaming
Post by: cromag on September 30, 2009, 06:27:01 PM
Thanks for the link!  Sounds great!  :)
Title: Re: dreamSTATE - a decade dreaming
Post by: ffcal on October 04, 2009, 08:29:16 PM
Hi Scott,  I've been enjoying your compilation this weekend.   Thanks for sharing it.

Forrest
Title: Re: dreamSTATE - a decade dreaming
Post by: matthew on October 08, 2010, 03:26:25 AM
Fantastic album that has a great mood and sequence to it. I have been playing it a lot the last few days.
Title: Re: dreamSTATE - a decade dreaming
Post by: Scott M2 on October 10, 2010, 10:37:46 AM
Thanks Matthew!     

This is probably a good opportunity to announce that the new CD version of a decade dreaming
with a jewel-case and full-colour graphics is now available for only $5 through this link:
http://kunaki.com/sales.asp?PID=PX00NGM8TA

For those who don't care about CDs anymore - the album continues to be available as a
free mp3 download though the ping things label at:
http://pingthings.blogspot.com/2009/08/download-decade-dreaming-by-dreamstate.html
Title: dreamSTATE 10 10 10
Post by: Scott M2 on October 10, 2010, 10:39:41 AM
In my day job I work in an office for the Government of Ontario.
There is much paperwork. As a government drone I take small
pleasures where I can. I was actually looking forward to writing
the date 10/10/10 on forms for a day. Small pleasures indeed.

As it turns out 10/10/10 is a Sunday (today) and that small pleasure
will be denied. Instead I've decided to create a 10 minute piece
titled "10 10 10" as a substitute high. After some thought, I realized
that a 10 minute remix of our "a decade dreaming" album would
provide a perfect source of content, as the music was sourced
from 10 years of live performances at THE AMBiENT PiNG.

I've begun the remix and have the first 2 minutes completed
and it's giving me much more than a small pleasure. My goal is to
release the completed piece tonight at 10:10pm EST at this link:
http://www.dreamSTATE.to/audio/dreamSTATE_10_10_10.mp3

That's less than 9 hours away... Here's to small pleasures and
to all-consuming artistic obsessions.

Cheers,
Scott M2
Title: Re: dreamSTATE - 10 10 10
Post by: Jeff Sampson on October 10, 2010, 07:34:59 PM
Nicely done, Scott.
Title: Re: dreamSTATE - 10 10 10
Post by: Scott M2 on October 10, 2010, 07:40:47 PM
Thanks Jeff!

Yes, I've spent today, 10/10/10, working on a 10 minute remix of
our album "a decade dreaming" in honour of the number 10.
The Count should be very happy. I hope you enjoy it too.

(http://johngushue.typepad.com/photos/uncategorized/the_count_from_sesame_street.jpg)

The 192 kbps mp3 remix can now be streamed or downloaded at:
http://www.dreamSTATE.to/audio/dreamSTATE_10_10_10.mp3

If it inspires interest in the album, a CD version is now available for $5 at:
http://kunaki.com/sales.asp?PID=PX00NGM8TA
and a free download mp3 version is available from ping things at:
http://www.archive.org/details/pingthings014

Cheers,
Scott
Title: Re: URM (Jamie Todd of dreamSTATE) "Stratification"
Post by: Scott M2 on November 14, 2010, 05:47:12 PM
dreamSTATE's Jamie Todd has just released a new URM album Stratification on the ping things internet label.

(http://www.pingthings.com/URMstratificationcover.jpg)

On Stratification, Jamie unleashes a sonic suite of sequences and soundscapes, six songs strung together
in a continuous hour long audio journey. With an influx of new audio toys (lots of new synths, efx and sequencers)
in the URM arsenal, Stratification is a tasty mix of sequencer driven Berlin School electronics combined
with haunting ambient soundscapes, seasoned with that little bit of weirdness that Jamie has always been so fond of.

Here's the direct link to the ping things label blog, where you can download the album for free:
http://pingthings.blogspot.com/2010/11/download-stratification-by-urm.html

URM - http://www.URM.ca
Title: Re: URM (Jamie Todd of dreamSTATE) "Stratification"
Post by: Jeff Sampson on January 08, 2011, 07:10:56 PM
I LOVE! this - I REALLY do!
Title: dreamSTATE - Soundscape for Rick Wright & Chalk for Jack Layton
Post by: Scott M2 on September 15, 2011, 04:33:26 AM
It's now 3 years today since the passing of Richard Wright.
I wanted to share again a video piece of dreamSTATE with Eric Hopper (Sylken)
performing a small tribute piece created spontaneously in his honour.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZZaErwAb4J8

Here's another video elegy I created a few weeks ago for well-loved Canadian politician
Jack Layton upon his untimely passing. You may not know who he was or what he
stood for - but I hope you'll get a good impression of how people felt about him
from the piece. Click the "show more" link for more about Jack. The music is by dreamSTATE.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=VvKj0Im8YvA
Title: Re: dreamSTATE - Soundscape for Rick Wright - Chalk for Jack Layton
Post by: Scott M2 on October 25, 2011, 07:45:50 AM
I have two new ambient films in the latest edition of the Vague Terrain net journal of "Digital Art / Culture / Technology".

This is their Ambient edition with related essays, interviews, music and videos and is well worth spending some time with.  http://vagueterrain.net/journal20 (http://vagueterrain.net/journal20)

"icon for a small planet" and "Limbus - Cloud Painting #7" both feature previously unheard dreamSTATE music.
Unfortunately I don't think you can expand the visual to full screen (and you may need a fast connection) but I certainly hope you enjoy the mood of these pieces and the rest of this special Ambient issue.

http://vagueterrain.net/journal20/M2/01 (http://vagueterrain.net/journal20/M2/01)

Title: Re: dreamSTATE - "icon for a small planet" + "Limbus - Cloud Painting #7"
Post by: APK on October 25, 2011, 08:51:45 AM
Good stuff, Scott.
Particularly enjoyed "icon for a small planet" with its Enoesque color morphs.

But was also interesting to have them both playing at the same time after
adjusting the volumes to a balanced mix.  8)
Title: Re: dreamSTATE - "icon for a small planet" + "Limbus - Cloud Painting #7"
Post by: Scott M2 on November 04, 2011, 02:25:02 PM
Thanks for the tip! I tried playing them both and they worked pretty well together.
I'm going to try them with The Wizard of Oz this weekend.   ;)
Title: Re: dreamSTATE - "icon for a small planet" + "Limbus - Cloud Painting #7"
Post by: Scott M2 on April 09, 2014, 12:17:12 PM
I've been a bad lad and haven't been keeping up with dreamSTATE ballyhoo here
but I will try to redeem myself and share more music and videos. Here we go...
Title: Re: dreamSTATE vs Heiki - "Winter Light"
Post by: Scott M2 on April 09, 2014, 12:28:45 PM
I've just uploaded a new video to YouTube of dreamSTATE and Heiki Sillaste performing Winter Light (from our album The North Shore) live at THE AMBiENT PiNG mixed with some suitably snowy footage. Cheers!

www.youtube.com/watch?v=BxJw-OV5c9Q
Title: dreamSTATE - A Trip Through Ephemeral City
Post by: Scott M2 on July 05, 2015, 01:15:42 PM
A four-minute trip into our infinite iAlbum/iPhone/iTouch/iPad app "dreamSTATE - Ephemeral City".

www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wffc-Et18sA
Title: Re: dreamSTATE - Snowdaze
Post by: Scott M2 on April 07, 2016, 04:26:20 PM
Last April dreamSTATE performed at the Nite Comfort series in Toronto.
Here's Snowdaze - a piece from that concert with a good Canadian Winter theme.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=y6sbpNhE15Q

PS - If you're in the area of Seattle, Washington (USA) or Leiden in the Netherlands this Saturday, April 9th,
you may wish to catch the 2016 edition of the Drone Cinema Film Festival, curated by Kim Cascone.
There are nine films this year featuring visual interpretations of Drone Music and my piece Dandelion
is included in the event. Here's links to the official program and to their main Facebook page.

http://www.dreamstate.to/images/misc/Drone_Cinema_2016.pdf
https://www.facebook.com/groups/811045692285825/