Bhava, the debut album by The World of Dust (Stefan Breuer), was released on Snowstar Records as a book + cd in 2013. The beautiful 44-page collage book, with a cd containing 13 tracks of ‘lo-fi progrock’, quickly sold out. With this new cd reissue (a collaboration between Snowstar Records and Tiny Room Records), the music is finally available again. Essential for all adventurous music lovers out there.
On the album you find a mixture of bedroom pop, lo-fi folk, lush orchestrations, weird brass experiments, short cosmic space songs, and one epic 13-minute track about the history of the universe. The album contains guest appearances by Thijs Kuijken (I Am Oak), Aino Vehmasto (The Secret Love Parade) and Olivier Perez (Garciaphone). For fans of Robert Wyatt, Sparklehorse and Mount Eerie. Bhava means rebirth, and marked a new beginning for Stefan Breuer in his solo ventures, combining soothing acoustic sounds with esoteric visuals.
Sometimes we are so busy with all the things surrounding an upcoming release that we forget there are more artists in a label roster. Heerhugowaiian pride Moon Moon Moon for instance, who seems to write more songs for breakfast than most of us do in a year. And THEY’RE ALL GOOD. It doesn’t mean, with all the limited resources we have, that we can release everything this young fellow does in his bedroom (for instance: if you want a label to release A LOT, including sleep, or a dream, or weird stuff like that, go to Smikkelbaard or Shaky Maracas) on our label. But we sure as hell can share it! Fans among each other: watch this:
Or this one:
There is more on his Youtube channel. Oh yeah, he also self-released a new album called Oohohoo on his Bandcamp page, as well as written/recorded the first part of a series of journal entries – this one being about visiting the Popronde Pre-Party and feeling awkward.
3voor12 Utrecht wrote a review of Not Another Festival in dB’s, where the release party of Sven Agaath also took place. Read it here. Of course we have some live footage too, of this first show with a bass player. Rock out below:
The World of Dust played a release show in Rabarber (Utrecht), and later this month in De Ruimte at de Verkeerstoren (Amsterdam). Watch some live footage here:
Also, The Next Gig wrote a few (very nice) words about the show on the Melodica Groningen festival. Thanks! The World of Dust was selected for the Popronde Nederland this year, so prepare for him taking his esoteric experience to your local town soon.
The video is more than beautiful. When we saw this for the first time, we were blown away and it totally convinced us this artist is truly something special. We wanted in, after seeing this. We are glad it’s finally out there, so you can be included in this secret as well.
There’s a nice piece and an interview about the song & video with mastermind Mark Lohmann over here on their website.
The new Todd Tobias album Gila Man is a wordless musical novella that merges a psychedelic Western with shadowy science fiction. Listen to first single Pollen Path (featuring beautiful vocals by Chloe March) now!
All Todd Tobias solo albums tell a story. Impossible Cities (2014) was based on the book Invisible Cities by Italo Calvino. Tristes Tropiques (2015) drew its inspiration from a book with the same title by Claude Lévi-Strauss. Gila Man (release date: October 18th, 2016) totally relies on your own imagination. It’s a soundtrack to an imaginary film. Some records need that fascinating, endless fantasy that children have, and Gila Man is such a record. Create your own stories while listening to its amazing soundtrack. Let Gila Man be your guide.
It’s also the first Todd solo album to contain beautiful (wordless) vocals by English songwriter Chloë March. Gila Man delivers a mixture of psychedelic Western and dark science fiction and is a worthy addition to the wide sound palette Todd created so far with his other albums. The surreal, dreamy and sometimes frightening songs are suitable for anyone who likes adventurous, experimental, weird or melancholy music (like Popol Vuh, American Analog Set, The Residents and Ennio Morricone).
Listen to the Album Teaser (provided by our publishing partners Hidden Shoal) here:
Gila Man is out on Tiny Room Records on October 18th. Single ‘Pollen Path’ will precede the album on September 6th.
1. Down From Sky Island
2. Race To The Barrens
3. Pollen Path
4. Howlers Hill
5. Queen Mab
6. Highlake’s Last Stand
8. Popskull Kid
9. The Talon
10. Doctor Of Mars
11. Sky Island Return
13. Dowser’s Leap
14. Lost Nation Road