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LULLABIES FOR INSOMNIACS

Way back in the early days of Tresor, TV Victor was one of the first artists to make waves on the label, with several of his ambient and trance productions including "Trance Garden 1-3" and "Trancecology Chapter 1". In 1989, he launched his first solo project: "Moondance – The Magic Sound of the Moon", where he lay foundations for later explorations with experimental sounds fused with pop elements and anticipated an ambient excursion to be had in the future.

In the following decades TV Victor created impressive solo works that traversed between ambient and trance, he collaborated with artists like Moritz v. Oswald, Max Loderbauer, Ari Benjamin Meyers, Paul Browse and Tobias Freud. Contrary to common mainstream tendencies he created a very unique interpretation of both genres. In recent years Victor has concentrated on creating experimental and abstract sonic spaces for escaping reality, spaces that live through the imagination of the listener. Each piece, a segment of a larger musical movement; stands alone to create new sonic continuums. Otherworldy music that is in its own sphere.

30 years after the release of Moondance and 50 years after the first landing, Lullabies For Insomniacs revisit TV Victor’s musical roots with ‘Back To The Moon’. The previously unreleased works were carefully selected from his vaults and restored by Berlin based engineer Brett Olke (B Ashra), the album offers a glimpse into the future by creating a soundtrack for mankind’s settlement of beyond in a conceivable hereafter.

TRACK LISTING

1. Black Hole Ceremony
2. Echo Of 89
3. Moon Shack 48
4. Zero Gravity
5. Moon Ecstasy

Before your very eyes, and lucky ears, Garland return with their second album on LFI. The follow up to their debut "Preludes # 1" is a surreal journey in which the duo further explore their shared interest of sample based music, minimalism and arrangement methods found in the dub tradition. By combining analogue and digital technologies with found sounds and acoustic instrumentation, Cologne based DJ Phillip Jondo and Glasgow based artist Simon Weins invite the listener to delve deeper into their exploration of time, space, texture and form...
Returning with a more refined body of work, Garland sets the tone on # 2 by shifting attention to the ever-changing nature inherent to sound itself. Worlds in which the origin of sound is untraceable and where micro events become the basis for extended explorations.

TRACK LISTING

1. S.Am
2. Gar.Ske
3. (((Noh)))
4. Eps.Ans
5. Tom.Pt
6. Candy.Blp
7. Detar.Hu
8. Fa.De
9. E.Ijyh

Continuing to please anyone with a penchant for the esoteric, Lullabies For Insomniacs presents ‘For Leena’, a collection of unreleased pieces composed between 1991 & 1998 by Dino J.A. Deane for the choreography of Colleen Mulvihill. Deane began his professional career, at the age of nineteen, as a musical arranger and multi-instrumentalist (trombone, flutes, keyboards, percussion). He worked in funk bands around Los Angeles before moving to San Francisco in the mid 1970’s, where as an improvising artist he became involved in the diverse communities of dramatic theatre, modern dance, free jazz and punk rock. In the early 1980's Mr. Deane pioneered the use of live-electronics, live-looping and live-sampling in three distinct genres that heavily informed his later compositions: As a member of art-punk band 'Indoor Life', touring and recording with fourth world pioneer Jon Hassell and as an electro-acoustic percussionist in the Conduction orchestras of Butch Morris. During this period Mr. Deane also worked as a sound designer for the theatre, with directors Sam Shepard, Julie Hebert and Christoph Marthaler. He also maintained a presence in the world of modern dance, creating and performing compositions for former Olympic gymnast Colleen Mulvihill.
The couple met in San Francisco in 1979 through his good friend Bruce Ackley, whom was commissioned to compose a score for one of her solo pieces. Colleen, was than a member of the Margaret Jenkins Dance Company and was planning to move to New York City to set out on her own as a dancer and choreographer. Their paths crossed again in 1980 when Dino moved to NYC with Indoor Life, during this time they began a long term relationship both on and off the stage, which continues to this day.

STAFF COMMENTS

Patrick says: This retrospective collection on Lullabies For Insomniacs focuses on the beautiful, beguiling and blissed out electro-acoustic compositions of Dino J.A. Deane. A million miles away from the angular art punk of Indoor Life, these pieces for contemporary dance drift through serialism, minimalism and fourth world ambience creating the perfect sound to sway to.

TRACK LISTING

1. Liquid Time
2. Into The Flight
3. Merlin
4. A River Beneath The River
5. Dark Heart
6. NB4
7. Last Supper
8. The Burila Tree
9. Narrow Chamber
10. Mud Girl 

Lullabies for Insomniacs deliver the debut release from the intoxicating Garland. A project which emerged years ago and subsequently developed and transformed through overseas exchanges. Influenced by popular media and musical practices the duo channels a resonating wonderland that echoes, calling for magic to ignite. 

TRACK LISTING

1. Amb.Guit
2. Dada.Dub
3. Kat.Ar
4. Lead.Dub
5. Smo.Dve
6. Bas.Ic
7. Single.Dub
8. Sum.V 

Life Garden

Songs From The Other Side Of Emptiness

Life Garden was formed in Phoenix, Arizona during the fall of 1989 by George Dillon, Su Ling and W. David Oliphant. The group was the reinvention of post-industrial band Maybe Mental (1982-1987) and delved into an ineffable territory; where language failed, their music found root. Life Garden's sound focused on creating a space that would transcend people to a world of beauty, intensity and mystery. Each release was loosely guided by one member, Caught between the Tapestry of Silence and Beauty (1991) was focused towards the poetry and vocals of George Dillon who sadly passed away after the completion of the album. During this period LG began to shift from using synths and samplers to an all acoustic approach. Over several months Su Ling and David developed a unique improvisational style using digital multi-effects and loopers to process Su's vocals and a variety of percussion, string and wind instruments. This became the foundation of the LG sound and is heard thoughout 'Songs from the other Side of Emptiness'.

The LP + 7inch includes music from the following bodies of work-
Worlds Whirl Beneath The Sun Volume 1 (1990),
Pry Open My Mouth With The Red Knife Of Heaven (1992)
Seed (1993) and Ahitanaman (1995).

A forthcoming CD release will feature more material from the bands catalogue.

STAFF COMMENTS

Patrick says: Lullabies For Insomniacs dive into music's lesser thumbed pages to deliver a real treat for fans of slow listening, compiling the finest moments of Life Garden's early 90s materials into one dreamy whole.

TRACK LISTING

1. Zhen
2. Du
3. Seeds
4. I Comeforth By Day Singing
5. Saura
6. Three
7. Marut
8. Sem
9. 8
10. 6


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