The new album by The World of Dust, called Gaman, is finally out today! Gaman is basically a 100% acoustic, warm and soothing, elaborated indie folk record. Listen to it on all streaming platforms. You can also get the LP/CD on our Bandcamp page. Thank you!
Gaman is the 8th album by Dutch experimental folk artist The World of Dust. The title is Japanese for ‘enduring the seemingly unbearable with patience and dignity’ – Stefan Breuer covers weighty topics through a personal lens while in a 100% acoustic, slowcore setting. Thus, the album’s eleven songs address the struggles of a young father and artist in the midst of a climate, economic ánd health crisis. Breuer explores these ideas through a mixture of wit and melancholy. Guitars, wind instruments, harmonium and percussion provide an intimate musical ecosystem in which Breuer’s baritone thrives.
The press has certainly been very positive too so far:
Luminous Dash: “Gaman sounds very universal and deserves the necessary attention outside our national borders” Gonzo (circus): “A perfect balance between his small songs and elaborate arrangements with an eye for the smallest detail. One of the best records that fans of Red House Painters or I am Oak can pick up this year.” Here Comes The Flood: “superb slowcore that digs deep” Proglog Afterglow: “an album that encourages you to reflect but also to dream away”
The album will be released on LP and CD by Tiny Room Records (Netherlands) and Lousy Moon Records (Germany), and on CD by Moorworks (Japan). It makes it undeniably his most elaborated album to date.
About the artist
The World of Dust is Dutch artist, musician, and manager of Tiny Room Records, Stefan Breuer. With this project he represents a shadowy universe of forlorn beauty, a lo-fi bedroom pop experiment shrouded in elemental imagery and laden with ennui. Influenced by artists such as Mount Eerie and Sparklehorse, The World of Dust is intimate and wistful, mining a similarly rich emotive seam to Norwegian slowcore legends The White Birch.
Pre-order the new The World of Dust album today on Bandcamp Friday! The World of Dust’s new album is a totally acoustic, warm and soothing, elaborated indie folk record. It features contributions by Karl Blau, Thijs Kuijken (I am Oak), Tamara van Esch, Todd Tobias (Guided by Voices), among others. Click the pre-order button here:
There’s a new LOGOUT single to listen to! ’15 Avgoustou’ (August 15th) is available now on all digital platforms. The song is the closing track of his sixth album ‘Ponemela’, that comes out in autumn 2022.
LOGOUT says about the song in his own words: “Every summer, the city of Athens gradually goes quieter and quieter, as the rising heat drives Athenians crazy and forces them to leave it all behind and disappear in hidden places near the sea. The peak of this peaceful gradient comes in the 15th of August, where one can almost sunbathe in the middle of the formerly busiest highways. This track is about that day, about the “rebellious” act of going away but also about a loner who stayed behind, strolling in the empty city & holding on to a frail thread to someone far away.”
The title of Caspar Milquetoast‘s first release, We’ll Have Tea, is taken from a lyric in the final track: we’ll have tea when the rapture comes. Each track on the EP is an attempt to inhabit one particular story (four novels, one novella, a play and a TV show) and speak from the perspective of one of its characters – to sit down for tea with them, if you like.
We’ll Have Tea was recorded between November 2021 and January 2022 (although most of the tracks were written much earlier) and mastered by Tiny Room Records’ label manager Stefan Breuer. The sound of the EP is eclectic, mirroring the different character voices: an exolinguist on an alien planet tells her story to the backdrop of far-out synth arpeggios and acoustic guitar. A jilted Shakespearean mistress curses the man who tossed her aside with a frantic clarinet solo. An understated piano keeps a young man company as he waits for the execution of his lover. And track 5 begins with a remix of Mendelssohn’s wedding march.
Amani began making music around 2017, creating shaky arrangements in GarageBand and recording the vocals in her closet on a hissing USB microphone. Her methods now are much the same, although the microphone is a little better and the closet has become a one-room apartment. Caspar Milquetoast, on the other hand, came into existence in 2022: We’ll Have Tea will be Amani’s first release under that name. Two things define her approach to music: 1) her love of language and 2) her short attention span. This results in a gloriously chaotic songwriting process full of literary references and in-jokes, and generally brief songs with a clear story arc.
Tonight the final Podiumdorst (the irregular Monday/Tuesday music events in the Vechtclub XL in Utrecht) before the summer break takes place! Our noisy friends from the Czech Republic sinks are playing, as well as Tiny Room folk angels Ilsha. See you tonight in Utrecht!
We’re proud to present the debut EP by Caspar Milquetoast! Pre-order this brilliant, eclectic grab bag of stories, perspectives and styles now. We’ll Have Tea is out on CD and digital on Tiny Room Records on July 8th. But we already have the physical copies in our HQ, so orders will ship right away 🙂
You can also listen to three of the tracks now – apart from the previously released single Pink House, check out the demented folk ditty Exolinguist On Planet X and the EMA-drenched noise punches of A Face Of Burnished Gold.
This is going to be something special. On June 25th, we are hosting a mesmerizing folk evening in the Oude Kerk Charlois in Rotterdam-Zuid. The choral alt-pop of Ilsha will be preceded by the serene, meandering tones of The World of Dust. These beautiful church shows will heal you of all mental wounds.
Instrumentals, the new EP by LOGOUT is out today! Instrumentals finds LOGOUT returning to the classical guitar, the instrument with which he started his musical training as a kid. While his previous four albums have been focused to songwriting, this is his first release without lyrics. It explores musical themes written in the span of more than 20 years, with the resulting 7 tracks ending up somewhere between classical & indie folk genres.
On all the tracks LOGOUT is supported by the beautiful violins of Kalliopi Mitropoulou, a classical violinist who also performs in multiple classical and indie projects in Athens and London. The limited 20-copy vinyl release is sold out, but it’s still available digitally on our Bandcamp. A CD version is available via SoundInSilence Records. Listen here:
Anti-folk superstar Toby Goodshank (USA) is coming to Europe! We booked the shows in The Netherlands, and after that Toby (along with Leslie Graves from the USA and Boo Hoo from Germany) will play more shows in Germany, Austria and Poland. On the first and the last show, The World of Dust will play a short set as well. It’s time to celebrate the anniversary edition of Toby’s majestic album ‘Truth Jump Fall’! All tour dates:
Netherlands June 4 Houten @ De Groeverij June 6 Utrecht @ Vechtclub XL June 7 Amsterdam @ De Nieuwe Anita Germany June 8 Cologne @ Die hängenden Gärten von Ehrenfeld June 9 Frankfurt @ Public Library June 10 Mainz @ Hafeneck June 11 Frankfurt @ Seilerei June 12 Offenbach @ Waggon June 13 Nürnberg @ Bernsteinzimmer Austria June 14 Vienna @ Tunnel Vienna Live Poland June 15 Poznan @ CK Nowe Amore Germany June 16 Hamburg @ Jolly Jumper June 17 Bremen @ Zakk June 20 Berlin @ Schokoladen