latest release features soundscapes selected from a decade of live
performances at THE AMBiENT PiNG in honour of the PiNG's 10th Anniversary.
contributions from many of the great artists they have played with
throughout those years: Eric Hopper (Sylken), Alan Bloor (Pholde/Knurl), Jim Field (spacenoiz),
James Johnson, Wally Jericho, cheryl o and Steven Sauvé (karmafarm).
decade dreaming is an intense, vivid trip through the duos history,
filled with energy, art and possibility... its a CD you must have in your collection."
~ John Shanahan - Hypnagogue
and experiencing dreamSTATEs music is a trip into the many
dimensions and renditions of space,
ranging from the cosmic to the slightly abstract. It sees dreamy and more progressive textural pads shapeshift
and evolve along the way, occasionally with foreboding undercurrents and strange field recordings.
This is adventurous, freeform ambient music meant for close and
deeper listening but most of all an open and receptive mind."
~ Bert Strolenberg - Sonic Immersion
overall mood of the 12 tracks is introspective and elegiac, as the disc
to two of their synth heroes who had passed on: Canadian musician/radio producer
David Pritchard and Pink Floyds Richard Wright. They also performed pieces
with these artists in mind, creating the spacious Soundscape For Richard Wright
spontaneously with guest (Eric Hopper) at a special event at the Textile Museum.
It sounds like Tangerine Dream expanding on a fragment of Pink Floyds Echoes and is
just one of the many deeply beautiful moments these guys create on a regular basis."
~ Chris Twomey - Tandem
music of dreamSTATE is based on beautifully crafted multi dimensional
ambient floaters with smoothly evolving and shifting progressive textures...
"a decade dreaming" is absolutely exciting and effective listening experience and worthwhile
live document showcasing the talent and potential of The Ambient Ping community."
~ Richard Gürtler - Relaxed Machineries
DVD Single, Moz - Cloud Painting #8, is a 12 minute ambient
film by Scott M2
with a soundtrack, For the Dreaming Dancers, playable in stereo or as a Dolby AC-3 quadrophonic immersive mix.
The Cloud Painting series is intended as video paintings and employs clouds as a medium of slow transformation.
The DVD medium allows dreamSTATE to bring you immersive ambient sound and to explore ambient visuals.
Moz - Cloud Painting #8 is now out-of-print
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McGregor Moore and Jamie Todd record deep electronic ambience as dreamSTATE.
They created OM live at Canada's OM Festival in June, 2000. It is exactly as recorded -
straight to D.A.T. with no overdubs. It is an awesome soundscape created in "real time".
It is also an excellent companion to BETWEEN REALITIES, their debut CD, from one of their installation performances.
This is great e-music. It is full of symphonic synth washes, deep riffs, huge atmospheres and experimental sounds.
Those experiments give the disc sci-fi appeal. This superb adventure is also a great meditation experience."
~ Jim Brenholts / EER Music Reviews
first edition of OM has now been sold out.
work is a moving and profound listening experience the listener will not forget.
It is highly recommended to all lovers of adventurous ambient music and deserves to be a classic!"
~ Dodds Wiley / ambient.us
brilliant as it is emotional, PASSAGE is a beautiful work by one of Toronto's
premier electronic acts.
Many lesser talents would find themselves lost in such a dark subject matter, but dreamSTATE are able
to convey the scene, the situation and the emotions felt in a succinct and powerful way.
A testimony to their sophistication and artistry, PASSAGE is sure to become a classic of the genre."
~ rik maclean / Ambient Visions
ambient through and through.... Highly recommended."
~ Phil Derby / Electroambient Space
is an excellent CD... PASSAGE elevates itself from being merely a good recording
to being an important artistic statement. I highly recommend this album in either regard."
~ Bill Binkelman / Wind and Wire
PASSAGE online for $9.95 US
PASSAGE online now for only $15.00 Canadian using
REALITIES consists of a one-hour slice from a soundscape installation entitled
that ran continuously for eight months in 1996 and 1997 at The H5 Project holographic gallery in Toronto.
Created using three MiniDisk players on shuffle and loop modes, the sounds produced by dreamSTATE
for this installation were pure, deep ambience as originally defined by pioneer Brian Eno:
Music that merges with the surroundings to create a different listening experience with every listen.
And since it was recorded using an open microphone, sounds from the street and gallery space hum through the mix
and merge with the sounds in the listener's environment, blurring the line between realities - just as the title suggests."
~ Greg Clow / Chart Magazine / Feedback Monitor
little over an hour long, dreamSTATE have come up with one of the finest
examples of ambient music this year.
In effect, this is one long soundscape in the tradition of David Parsons (Yatra, Himalaya), Steve Roach (any of the longer later solo works),
and possibly old man Eno (Discreet Music). Having said this, let me say that this is as good as any of these recordings,
and taken from a live, long running installation. ... This will appeal to a lot of ambient fans and no doubt,
space music listeners. No dramatics, no groove, no discernible melody. Just classic ambience. Me, I love it."
~ Hans Stoeve / Power Spot
REALITIES is definitive ambient music. By that I mean it can be used to literally
define the term...
Highly recommended for ambient and, in my view, space music fans everywhere."
~ Bill Binkleman / Wind & Wire
electronic washes phase in and out in an ever-changing state of ebb and flow.
Totally beatless and smooth, the lush chords swirl mistily, merging and remerging into different billowing configurations.
Trickling water sounds run through several passages, as do occasional waves of rippling electro-distortion.
It translates into a dreamy hour-long listen for your own environs."
~ David J. Opdyke / AmbiEntrance
Between Realities online now for only $15.00 Canadian
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