Dream Grammar

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Joshua Stefane Dark, primordial rumblings; echoes from the old world, from somewhere deep within. Introspective music at its finest. Favorite track: Seite A – Dream Grammar.
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"Dream Grammar" is a coherent title for the three long ambient pieces on this cassette. Each of them has a eerie, dream-like quality to it and develops slowly, rapt in looped movements, preserving a noticeable drive and emphasis. Each piece relies on subtle progressions, the disappearance and reappearance of heavily modulated tape loops and effects, that emerge to the surface and sink back only to reappear after some time. But the sounds themselves are not mimicking a dream – their meditative character seems to deliver rather a blueprint for a dream, a kind of dream-structure or, if you conceive the sequence of pictures that a dream unfolds as an unconscious language, a "Dream Grammar".


Recorded Winter-Spring 2017 at Kotatsu Sessions, Nara, Japan.

May or may not contain: Handmade cassette tape loops, Sony TCM 400 & 900 cassette players, field recordings, Volca Keys, Volca FM, assorted bowls, bells and beads.

Thanks: Endurance, Rich Hughes, Norelco Mori, Marc and the Disquiet Junto,  llllllll.co, Jeketh, Environment 0g & Galerie Tzigane (Osaka), Nyabinghi (Ikoma), Masa, Haru, family, friends and you.

For Mark Fisher.



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released August 13, 2017




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Xerox cassette label from Germany with a focus on sound and occasional music.

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