Thursday, November 10, 2022

Top 10 Best Dreamcore Music 2022 Albums

 
 
DREAMCORE is a very weird aesthetic that is invading the internet, specially at facebook groups and tik tok videos. At first look this can be something not serious and just for little kids. But is a true scene with something very artistic who take big influences from painting, collage and internet culture in general.

We can explain this visually as a mixture between surrealism, vaporwave and old video game pixel aesthetic. 

For more info visit the Dreamcore famdom page:

 
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For other part, musically, dreamcore doesn't have an specific style or sound. But have in common the use of dreamy atmospheres, distorted electronic effects, focused mainly in experimental, vapor drone, and witchy experimental beats. Also lo-fi, and weird pop songs.
 
Since 2021 the underground music platform: "Bandcamp" was the main hosting for artists inspired on dreamcore who use apart of the aesthetic in their artworks, a big inspiration mixing the previously mentioned genres. 
 
So this 2022 we as blog decided create a TOP 10 just for fun, of albums (not Ep's/Singles) related to this very interesting and strange art movement. It's November and the year stills running. But we have our favorites now, then there's no time to loose. We hope next year make another, if the scene continue alive and creating new content. 

 
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TOP 10 of music albums tagged as dreamcore on bandcamp:
  
 
 

Artist: Various Artists
album: Dreamcore Music vol​.​2
 
Country: Chile
genres: experimental, ambient, lo-fi, witch house, sound collage
label: Internet Daemon
date: April 23, 2022
 
LINK: https://internetdaemon.bandcamp.com/album/dreamcore-music-vol-2
 
 
 
 
Artist: Nocent
album: ะฎ​ะฝ​ั–​ั​ั‚​ัŒ
country: Ukraine
genres: webpunk, witch house, cloud rap
label: self-released
date:  February 22, 2022
 
 
 
 

 Artist: ๐˜Ž๐˜–๐˜“๐˜‹๐˜Œ๐˜• ๐˜—๐˜๐˜“๐˜“๐˜š
album: ๐˜ˆ​๐˜ญ​๐˜ฐ​๐˜ฏ​๐˜ฆ ๐˜ข​๐˜ฏ​๐˜ฅ ๐˜​๐˜ด​๐˜ฐ​๐˜ญ​๐˜ข​๐˜ต​๐˜ฆ​๐˜ฅ
country: Mexico
genres: sadcore, sadwave, chiptune, crystal castles style
label: self-released
date:  February 14, 2022
 
 
 
 
Humanfobia Dreamcore Music
Artist: Humanfobia
album: Into The Nightmarecore
country: US / Chile
genres: experimental, witch house, horror, dreamscapes
label: tapewurm.fm
date:  March 7, 2022
 
 
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Artist: youngertasktaken
album: 00005
 
Country: US
genres: experimental, dreamscapes, dark ambient
label: self-released
date:  January 18, 2022
 
 

 
 
 

Artist: Kazelabad
album: Axolotl When​.​.​. 
 
Country: Germany
genres: experimental electronic, deconstructed, glitch, ritual waves
label: self-released
date:  June 29, 2022
 
 
 
 
 

Artist: PGC 1000714
album: pictures
 
Country: Russia
genres: experimental, drone, vapor drone, sound collage
label: self-released
date:  June 11, 2022
 
LINK: https://pgc1000714.bandcamp.com/album/pictures
 
 
 

Artist: Roxy Radclyffe
album: Fuck the son.
 
Country: US
genres: vaporwave, soundcollage, hypnagogic pop
label: self-released
date:  March 31, 2022
 
LINK: https://roxyradclyffe.bandcamp.com/album/fuck-the-son
 
 
 
 
 
Artist: Null_Dan
album: memory hole
 
Country: Russia
genres: chill, lo-fi, downtempo, witch house, experimental
label: self-released
date:  April 1, 2022
 
LINK: https://nulldan.bandcamp.com/album/memory-hole
 
 

Artist: Hidden Toys
album: Centauri B
 
Country: Mexico
genres: vaporwave, lo-fi, vapor drone noise, experimental
label: self-released
date:  November 3, 2022
 
LINK: https://hiddentoys.bandcamp.com/album/centauri-b
 

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Artist: Kirk Osamayo
album: The Dream
 
Country: Japan
genres: vaporwave, chill beats, witch house
label: Skull Triangle Skull
date: August 31, 2022
 
LINK: https://skulltriangleskull.bandcamp.com/album/the-dream
 
 

Tuesday, June 14, 2022

Interview to Sona Nyl (Ludovic Leprรชtre) (2022)

 


Today we did an interview to the French electronic multi-genre composer. " Ludovic Leprรชtre" who released their work under different monikers.

https://ottovankleist.bandcamp.com

https://elpretromaniaco.bandcamp.com/

https://soundcloud.com/sona-nihil

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXryt8Kdhtbp793HDKuXJtw

 

During the years he released his work in labels like Hexx9 Records,  EK4T3, Cian Orbe & Cursed Monk Records. Beign Part of tons of v/a compilations, like the midnight radio compilations, Black Mara records, Noctivagant collective between others.

Also collaborationg with artist of the dark ambient & experimental music scene like Occult Odyssey, STAHLSCHLAG, Eisenlager , Ruairi O'Baoighill & others.


-  What is the meaning of your artist/project name?  

- "Sona Nyl" & "Cathuria" monikers was taken from H. P. Lovecraft universe

- "El Prรชtro Maniaco" comes from a friend because of my passion for european 70's horror movies and my surname Leprรชtre.

- "Otto Van Kleist" (aka OVK) is an evil character from a Mario Bava movie.

- Finally "Evolva" my most recent project, is to represent my evolution from dark music to something more positive.

I also make 80's kitchy covers under the name of "Jean-Michel Jalle" just for fun. My friend Qiluem found this one because I play synths and lived at the gates of a river called "La Jalle". So it's a funny reference to Jean-Michel Jarre.

 

- Which is  the concept behind your music project, how you categorize your own music?

My will is to help people who suffer. Sometimes it's hard to believe because of my early very dark works. But the message behind my music is to show that you can transcend suffering by making music as a cure.

 

- Do you release music only under your main project? do you have other active or past music projects or monikers?

Sorry for I already answered to this question upper ๐Ÿ˜…. But I need to separate my music in different projects because I love so many genres. I can do dark ambient as well as dancing electro or disco covers.

 

- Favorite music genres??

80's music, soundtracks from 70's european movies and old anime, metal (from glam to death)...

 

- in what year did you start making music? which was your first band/project?

I started at the age of 12 alone in my bedroom playing electric guitar. Recording with headphones on tapes. Thereafter I was playing in a band called "Hic Jacet" (1rst demo available on GodHatesGod records). 

link: https://godhatesgodrecords2.bandcamp.com/album/hic-jacet-ghgr-019416

 

- Which inspiration you have from the place where you live? There's some inspiration from your country in your music?

I love nature and folklore. Sometimes my inspiration comes from it. Walking in the woods… Sometimes from a movie I saw… or from life events.

 

- Which are your favorite visual/plastic artists who inspire your work?

Dario Argento, Lucio Fulci. They have a very aesthetic approach in film making. I love their work.

 



- How do you see the current Underground music scene of the music genre that you are involved?

As I don't consider to be involved in such a genre, I don't think I'm able to answer. I don't have much contacts in the music scene as I'm a very shy person. And I don't want to belong to a genre and be its prisoner.

 

- Favorite popular & also underground  composers/music projects?

So many !! And it depends on so many things. As I'm doing this interview I listen to a lot of death metal (Benediction, Obituary, Cancer, Massacra…), Italo Disco (Spagna, Plastic Mode, Modern Talking…).

 

- Do you make live performances? If you do, can you talk us about the experience?

I used to when I was guitar payer or DJ. But now I do not. But never say never ๐Ÿ˜‰

 

- Which is your favorite song/composition and album created by yourself?


My favorite song is my remix for Mater Suspiria Vision "Baba Yaga". I remember saying to Cosmotropia De Xam "I want to make it sound like an old Kim Wilde song" ๐Ÿ˜… and he says "oh yeah let's do it !" ๐Ÿ˜…. I'm very proud of it. Turned a witch house tune to a neo new-wave hit ๐Ÿ˜… link:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3qXsaS8hLKo



My favorite album is my Evolva "AuralDreams" (Ek4t3) because it's a positive one. I was down but made something for good.

 

- Tell us about the concept & the creation process of one of your latest EP / ALBUM

For Evolva, the process was to transcend myself. To find the will to present beautiful and naive music. To let my darkest side sleep and be proud of my brightest. The album is synthetic, aerial, rythmic and esoteric with a taste of new-wave music. 

listen from EK4T3 Bandcamp/soundcloud:

https://ek4t3.bandcamp.com/album/evolva-auraldreams

https://soundcloud.com/ek4t32nd/sets/evolva-auraldreams 

 

- Tell us about the underground music scene in your city, and which are your favorite artists from your country?

Is there underground music where I live ? I don't know. I'm a very solitary person. Sorry I don't have much to say for your question…

 


- As active musician, What inspire you to create more and more content?  From where you find the inspiration for be a music creator?

Everything inspires. At the moment, I'm working on a soundtrack for a book about vampires. Music is everywhere in my life. I remember as a child, I used to create melodies in my head everytime. Like the soundtrack of my life. Like if I was living a movie. Inspiration is everywhere.

 

- Any anecdote that you want to share with us in the creation of some track?

For the "Abandonned places" split with Filmy Ghost, I went to a supposed haunted place called Domaine de Tanais in France to find inspiration for my tracks.

released by Cian Orbe in 2017 links:

https://archive.org/details/cior-45-ovk-filmy-ghost-abandoned-places

https://hearthis.at/cian-orbe-collection/set/otto-van-kleist-filmy-ghost-abandoned-places-2017-cior-45/ 

 

- Any news for the rest of this 2022  in your music project or future collaborations?

I'm working on a soundtrack for the writor Nazteratom and on a Simple Minds cover song.

 

- Any other thing that you want to say to your listeners?

If I have listeners reading this I want to say "merci beaucoup". I wish all the best to everyone and thank you very much toInternet Daemon for invite me to this interview.


 

 

 

Friday, April 15, 2022

Interview to K.R. Seward (2022)

First Interview of this year (2022). Today we know more about the experimental, noise artist: "KR Seward" from Somerset, Massachusetts.

https://krseward.bandcamp.com/

https://soundcloud.com/krseward

https://www.youtube.com/user/kseward/videos

https://www.instagram.com/k.r.seward/

https://www.facebook.com/KR-Seward-394608890638038

https://audiokayness.tumblr.com/


- What is the meaning of your artist/project name?  

I like the variety and inventiveness of project and artist names, but chose mine as being both vague and specific -- KR Seward.

The modernist poet, e.e. cummings, made a lot out of using typography and layout etc. in his poems. And this in the age of typewriters. He used all lower case letters in his name. I didn’t. My working artist name is KR Seward. – no specified gender – though I may possess one as a person, so what? Another modernist poet with a similar name is T. S. Eliot (Thomas Stearns Eliot, iirc), of course, also H. D. (aka Hilda Doolittle).  But I dropped the punctuation for the initials K and R , just to make things cleaner and simpler and starker.

Like I said, I like the variety of names others use, but I need something simpler and closer to fact just to keep it all clear in my head.




- Which is  the concept behind your music project, how you categorize your own music?

Once upon a time I called my noise a form of Country Music.

This term drawing upon a lot of notions that float about in Country, like nostalgia and loss. Old stuff found or hanging around carries all that.

I used a lot of what I’d call “set-ups” (or to steal from Rauchenburg/borrow from farm equipment – “combines”) of goofy old ‘70s and ‘80s consumer electronics, much of it used Radio Shack stuff that popped in thrift stores. So odd repurposing of old then- fancy tech to make funky new sounds. I’ve moved on for many practical reasons and do similar things with current tech like phones and pads and such, and I’ve sidled away from circuit bent stuff, so I question or no longer fully embrace the whole “my noise is the only Country Music you might ever hear” thing. But that idea still floats around, like a ghost of past actions and their consequences.

Now, I mIght just be bland and simple and call it “noise”. Or “naws”. But nothing comes from nowhere. And if one were to believe the old joke/meme about the five or six kinds of noise improv players that play (say one kind with a laptop, another kind with a tabletop of circuit bent objects, etc. etc.-- with plenty of room for overlappping approaches), such a category mostly means no songs/melodies/harmonic structures and lots of textures.

I think also “drone” has a place as I don’t make too many radical changes and flow tends to predominate.


- Do you release music only under your main project? do you have other active or past music projects or monikers?

Looking to keep things simple and coherent while changing. So mostly as KR Seward, overall.

Did contribute some sound to The Red Ghouls to use. And some sounds to {AN} Eel (probably came out as h{EE}l, this track or others). This sending something along to use/mix in however they want. So not a real time collaboration, just pitching in an unpitched manner.

And contribute many exclusive tracks to VA compilations etc.


- Favorite music genres??

I don’t even trust my own tastes. I like whatever for whatever reason. Not a genre specific thing.

The old old me came along in the belly of the post punk beast. And tried to write accordingly.

That me may yet live as a listener (yet again with the nostalgia – remember, young ‘n’s: atavism is not what it used  to be – and never was ), but I’ve since shifted, arguably toward noise and drone, things I make, etc.


- in what year did you start making music? which was your first band/project?

Maybe 1982 or so. Maybe even before.

Bengal Burlap was the first project – naws, more or less.

But in ‘82, I’d heard too much art damage and had a couple or three cassette players. And a bass and a meh bass amp. And a flanger, and a compressor, and a cheap mic. And a very beat up acoustic that was barely slide worthy. And no band. So. The start of things.

Later with songs accruing, sang & played guitar as one of two such people in a band of four. Nobody Home, circa 1986.


- Which inspiration you have from the place where you live? There's some inspiration from your country in your music?

The early noise stuff, Bengal Burlap (oh, hey, a project/artist name), was hoping to pull in all the local crazyness with the not so local. Not a conscious thing, just reaching for what’s near.

Below, as mentioned in an anecdote, “Hornets In The Elevator” got its name years later from nesting stinging flying insects living way up in the high reaches of a grain elevator where the conveyor belt motor was.

Many local places and old lore pop up later on in such as the above or “Weeds Behind The Rose Room” or release/track (also cover art) Scotland North or the 33rd Floor (video especially).


- Which are your favorite visual/plastic artists who inspire your work?

Early on it was usual suspect musos/poets/storytellers etc like Laurie Anderson and Wm. Burroughs.

Also many comics. One Southerner that went off the rails in good ways and (later, bad) was Brother Dave Gardner. He might well be seen as sadly suspect by some now, as he did some very  broad Butterfly McQueen style takes on southern blacks (and later got in deep with grim bits of wite southern culcha), but taking the good from the bad, he’s nuts. And gave others the choice of going nuts. In a good way that won’t steal life from others. (Some might see him too as a cop of hip comic Lord Buckley. Plus one can go forward with this comic nuttiness with the best of Jonathan Winters, Robin Williams, Maria Bamford. While no kind of a comic myself, I like to think of Laurie Anderson and William Burroughs as sorts of comics while doing what they did.

I like a lot of visual artists. Too many to mention. One old friend, Catherine Carter, is a painter. I like a lot of photographers like Gerry Winogrand, painters like James Rosenquist and Franz Kline, Basquiat (like Burroughs and Anderson, a mighty hyphanate).

Plastic artists, again, many.  Yves Tanguy and Nikki de Saint Phalle come to mind.

One artist who was visual/plastic/conceptual is the often name dropped Marcel Duchamp. Sorry, folks. Others, Robert Rauchenburg, Joseph Cornell.


- How do you see the current Underground music scene of the music genre that you are involved?

I lack the knowledge and view to say more than the broad obvious.

Fish gotta swim. Noise makers gotta make noise.

The likes of Marcel Duchamp [yep—him again] have held forth on taste, good bad indifferent. And aesthetes and critics have lots to say. I just keep thinking of something Lou Reed said about working on an album for however long, quite a while let’s say, and having Robert Christgau from Creem magazine give it a “C-minus”. Sounds just like a pop star to complain of bad press, when we who make noise are lucky to get any, but it still makes me laugh. Especially as I like Lou Reed, love some of his songwriting with the Velvets (long ago a guitar player in a punk band and I silently agreed – “Candy Says” is the greatest pop song ever --- feel free to disagree/still love that song), and recall he was laboring in the 70s to get more than a C-minus from RC, the world at large.  Something like context, perspective, I guess.


- Favorite popular & also underground  composers/music projects?

Some usual suspects: Pauline Oliveros, Charles Amirkhanian, La Monte Young, John Cage, Half Japanese, David Tudor, Nicholas Collins.

Also mentioned Lou Reed. Um, other somewhat known post punk popsters -- Pere Ubu, Wire, Red Crayola, Essential Logic, X-Ray Spex, The Go-Betweens, Josef K.

Will have to blame an revered high school friend, Mark, for turning me on to all that and more. What happened after also seems to be by association with sundry other humans who knew and heard way more than I.

Later mention Hal Mc Gee. Plus The Red Ghouls and an {EE}l/h{EE}]. Other folks I’ve had a chance to hear a bit of are folks thereabouts, Dylan Houser, Tomokie’s Cup, Girls On Fire (an adjunct of this vastness). So many good ones, really. Not even to get into the Internet Daemon roster.



- Do you make live performances? If you do, can you talk us about the experience?

No, not since playing in “actual” pop bands.

It was fun, confusing. Likely, too much for a clinician/recordist to really enjoy or do well that way. Not enough of a muso/performer to perform.

Have done some live noise via video, still different as I likely worked alone, at most having some premade noise set ups work alone while I did other stuff. Cue joke/meme re kinds of noise performer . . .. ;-)


- Which is your favorite song/composition and album created by yourself?

Pre-song crazy circa Bengal Burlap“Grunt Grunt Pig”. Visiting a friend, he introduced me to his sons as the author of “Grunt Grunt Pig”.  So, if not that, then maybe “Hey Little Darlin’” or “Encounters With Insects”.

(Dunno.  Tried making a one-off t-shirt reading “I am the author of Grunt Grunt Pig”. Such things are not really my strength. Not even as a rough proof of concept. But there, it happened.)

Song as song, not sure. Was thinking of “Outside My Door”, or maybe “Francis Bacon”, either one off of Mood Wring Reenactment, but the former mostly because someone’s band was nice enough to cover it live at a party.

Song as recording, also variable. “On The Fall Line” or maybe “Goin’ Down”, both from Ghosts Of New Jerusalem.

The non song tracks are only recordings, mixes of things created, however live or not. And I try not to keep them too close to avoid my repeating myself just to do “that” again. But will think about it.  Also I’ll be surprised when listening back “oh, hey, not bad . . “ etc etc.

Following the anecdote below, maybe “Hornets In The Elevator”.

Or something from Scotland North or Marshwalk or S C R U NCH  OVER. Dunno.


- Tell us about the concept & the creation process of one of your latest EP / ALBUM

Makes bad copy, but I really try not to think and thereby create as a bulwark against thought. The big names I drop and heavy concepts may make it seem otherwise, but I reach for something close and don’t give myself a lot ot time or room to think. I just do.

That’s the concept for every release. Certainly the tracks. Plus I go back every year or so many months and hear what I’ve done, what jumps forward. Very cold, very reductive process of choosing and sequencing tracks. “Sounds good. “ “Works . . “ Or “Nah.” “Doesn’t.”

I do that always. Then try to come up with a decent title, images for the release. A flow that means always for the best of what’s close by. How do I say what’s best? Ears. And for the design, eyes. And title, ears and mind, I guess. What says something, what says more, without misleading or distracting.


- Tell us about the underground music scene in your city, and which are your favorite artists from your country?

I am a hermit, and no longer in the thick of things. I know nothing of the local scene.

Closest I’ve come is doing local  poetry Zoom based open mics hosted by local poets who had started out by attending music (not noise) open mics, then hosting their own poetry open mic readings. Anyway I like their work and therr story, as it is. But again, I’m no performer (I don’t even think of myself as that much of a reader). And most I’ve ever done is in the online non-localized noise videos. So, can’t say.


- As active musician, What inspire you to create more and more content?  From where you find the inspiration for be a music creator?

I like noise making as an process, like recording. I don’t play out. Those who do have their own impulses. The band I liked playing in best was running quiet without a PA and with minimal drums (no high hat, bound dowels as sticks, etc).  Quieter dynamics. I never played this and only saw video clips of Hal Mc Gee’s Apartment Music and Stipulation Party sets. Like most noise sets, about 10 minutes. Plus for practical purposes, quieter set ups with mini amps and open acoustics. I like that kind of thing, making noise on the down low, with dynamics allowed for.

Having seen The Dream Syndicate live (the pop band with Karl Precoda playing feedback guitar), that too was fun, but the frequencies that kept playing in my ears were like those I’d never hear again. So.


- Any anecdote that you want to share with us in the creation of some track?

Once upon a time I had a kick drum from a kid’s drum kit. Via thrift store. 

And in those times had a stairwell wherein  I “played” the kick as a resonator for an open air feedback loop using a miniamp with a piezo based homebrew contact mic patched in while touching said drum. Think it all went into a bunch of now old/then new tracks like “Hornets in the Elevator”. Of the moment and made fresh with at hand “unobtainium”.


- Any news for the rest of this 2022  in your music project or future collaborations?

Nothing definate. Hoping to contribute more track stuff to The Red Ghouls and h{EE}l. Maybe that to others in like fashion. We’ll see.


- Any other thing that you want to say to your listeners?

Feel free to float. Or don’t. As things require.

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