Weehoo! Very happy to announce that we’ll be re-releasing Toby Goodshank‘s untitled album from 2009 on (yellow) vinyl for the first time!
Samsara by The World of Dust is out today! Listen here:
Louder Than War: “What is notable is the quality of the lyrics on this release, and how they dovetail with the musical score”
Timpaan Muziek: “A beautiful, sober and dark album for the late hours”
Here Comes The Flood: “Fans of serious and dreamy lo-fi folk will love it”
Music Won’t Save You: “With Samsara, The World of Dust opened up new avenues for ‘bedroom’ music”
WoNoBloG: “In the calmness, The World of Dust finds a pop feel that is rather infectuous”
Ingeplugd: “An album with a lot to discover”
The Next Gig: “The voice of Breuer has a hypnotic quality, and the instrumental collaboration between Tobias and Breuer is solid as a rock”
De Subjectivisten: “A strong and captivating album full of sadness”
3voor12/Utrecht: “A beautiful ride”
DIY takes time. Watch this video of Leo Meijer folding the sleeve for the Bonnie Prince Billy & Naked Shortsellers split 7″ that we released a few months ago. He did 333 copies like this… (w/ a little help from our friends)
It was sold out, but we unearthed a few copies from our attic stock. There are 10 more copies for sale right now in our Bandcamp store:
Samsara, the new album by The World of Dust will be released on March 1, 2019 on CD and LP. First single Blood is out now, listen on Soundcloud:
Samsara is effectively a full-length collaboration between The World of Dust’s Stefan Breuer and Todd Tobias (Guided By Voices, Robert Pollard, Circus Devils). Previously contributing keyboard arrangements for 2015’s World of Dust album Womb Realm, Tobias created all the instrumental backdrops for Samsara’s evocative songs. A shadowy universe of forlorn beauty, this lo-fi bedroom pop experiment is shrouded in elemental imagery and laden with ennui. Intimate and wistful, Samsara mines a similarly rich emotive seam to artists like Mount Eerie, Sparklehorse and Pedro the Lion.
The process for Samsara saw Tobias send Breuer 26 instrumental ideas, from which Breuer chose those which resonated with him most. Over the course of nearly two years, Breuer wrote and refined an especially personal suite of lyrics, reflecting his struggles with his mental health and his experience of becoming a father. The result is World of Dust’s most fully realized and vivid album to date.
This album will be released in The Netherlands by Tiny Room Records, in Belgium by Honest House, in Germany by Stereo Dasein and in Australia by Hidden Shoal (who also do licensing). Later in 2019, MOORWORKS will release Samsara in Japan.
This is happening! To top off a brilliant year full of beautiful releases, we end 2018 with a bang. An intimate & sad bang though, ha! Our biggest international release so far…
On December 21st, we’ll release a split 7″ by American indie hero Bonnie Prince Billy and new Utrecht supergroup Naked Shortsellers. Two new songs to celebrate the long-term relationship by highly acclaimed musician Will Oldham and Dutch musician (and Oldham’s webmaster) Leo Meijer. It’s beyond perfect.
This is the cover of the sleeve, a painting made by Rik Berkhout. More info this week!
Microplaza’s self-titled debut 7″ came out yesterday. Short, soft & sweet! The release show in Studio Patrick yesterday was a great success. Listen to the beautiful mini-LP on your favorite streaming service, or get one of the last copies in our Bandcamp store. Limited edition of 30 is close to sold out already.
The first album by Moonchy & Tobias is out today! This collaboration of Pat Moonchy and Todd Tobias is filled with playfully dark psychedelic rock from another place.
Hear the whole album and buy the digipak cd here:
This Saturday we’ll release a very limited edition 7″ (30 copies only) of Microplaza, a collaboration between Benjamin van Vliet (Microwolf) and Arno Breuer (pino plaza). Love these limited runs, and adore the music.
If you want to join the party: it’s also Saturday in Studio Patrick. New Tiny Roomster LOGOUT is playing too, DJ Don Derop is spinning the wheel again, and hopefully you are there drinking cheap beer and having a great time.
The World of Dust just premiered a new video for an old song called Gospel. We reissued the CD, because it has been sold out for a long time. Watch the video on 3voor12/Utrecht’s website here: https://bit.ly/2zV8i5v
You can listen to Womb Realm and order the reissue here: