The World of Dust is the music and art project of Stefan Breuer (also a member of Lost Bear and Howart). Every release is a unique project. Sometimes shaped with listening sessions (Bhava, 2013), a pop-up performance on Into The Great Wide Open (X, 2014), or a collection of lo-fi bedroom experiments (Golden Moon, 2017). Collages and music go hand in hand, creating a new, eccentric world full of colour and melancholic, slightly psychedelic sounds. During the live shows, visuals enhance this mystical mood.
The new album Samsara, released on the 1st of March 2019, 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.
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