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Dream Spaces

by Dan Pound

Ambient electronic new age space music
Genre: Electronic: Ambient
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1. Starlight Starbright
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2. Lights Out
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3. Feeding The Moon
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4. Far Between
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5. Beyond The Blue
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6. Through The Looking Glass
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7. Dream Spaces
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8. Voices
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
“Dream Spaces” (space music genre), is a slow moving, sometimes methodical, sometimes directionless seam of sound currents that live and breath on their own, as if they still continue on after the recorder has been turned off.

These pieces were created with the intent that they be played throughout the day and night in different settings, and at different times, to accompany a variety of activities that are quiet and require a non obtrusive environment. These may include massage, yoga, visualization, deep zone listening, meditation, sleep and dreaming among other things.

Turn the lights out for this one.

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Review of Dream Spaces by Dene Bebbington for Melliflua magazine Aug 2007:

Another album from Dan Pound's rapidly growing discography is Dream Spaces, a work designed to accompany such things as meditation, yoga, and massage. This is inner spacemusic exploring the world of spirit and imagination; different in tone and pace to some of his rhythm based works. Here the sense of mystery is palpable, the impression sometimes being of sound sculpted in a manner reminiscent of Igneous Flame albums such as Tolmon.

The opening track “Starlight Starbright” gently lulls the listener into a reverie. An unobtrusive see-sawing melody of dim notes makes a comforting backdrop to glassy refrains which come and go like the filtered beam of passing cars seen through a bedroom window.

In “Feeding the Moon” throbbing washes and spacey rippling and echoing notes create an atmosphere of wonder and mystery. Some of the sounds and structure of this piece brought to mind parts of Kitaro's album The Light of the Spirit. A kind of sister piece is “Beyond the Blue” where the washes have a glassy and spectral quality, and the rippling elements are replaced by shy melodic whistles and gossamer refrains.

A common structure throughout the album is the use of washes where sounds rise into the soundscape and then fall away. The variety is in the tones and resonance. Whereas some pieces have a dark and heavy atmosphere others are lighter. A track which is now one of my favourites after an initial indifference is the wonderful and ghostly final piece “Voices”. Periodically sizzling metallic strands of sound brush past while washes of wordless vocals like angels calling to each other glide over a slowly pulsating and distant rumbling drone.

Dream Spaces is a quietly intense work ideal for concentrated listening and letting oneself go into another world. There's a lot to explore in the sonically rich and deep atmospheres which would doubtless be best appreciated on a good pair of headphones.
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Dan Pound is an American, classically trained musician hailing from Santa Rosa, California. The last couple of years he specialized to composing ambient electronic and new age like music, and built quite a catalogue of privately composed and released works.

"Dream Spaces" is a work of introspection, in which the free form tranquil soundscapes meander and unfold in a slow pace. They are intended "to accompany a variety of activities that are quiet and require a non obtrusive environment".

Although I wished the overall sound was a bit warmer, the eight tracks on the album offer a lush textural ambience which makes the mind wander and relax at the same time.

I think this works out best on soft drone-fields and lush swirls of "Feeding the Moon", although the album as a whole breathes an intense atmosphere and deep immersion which suits well for meditation and what Dan calls "deep zone exploration".

This is a proper album of deep textures that makes your mind slow down in these busy times.


Website: www.danpound.com

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Sounds like Steve Roach, Robert Rich.

Music for dreaming, meditation and deep zone exploration.

This very atmospheric, deeply immersive work is meant to accompany minimal activities, including massage, reading, sleep, yoga and inner travel.

Considered ambient electronic; lush synth layers and breathing drones make up this music for a hypnagogic state.

Use of organic instruments like Native American flute, shakers, rattles, rain sticks and voice, as well as the electronics, make up a primordial, other worldy blend, meant to awaken and yet induce relaxing states of mind flow and awareness.


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Brian Christ

A simple formula that works...zzzzz
I purchased this based on name, and it is so up to its name. This is wonderful music to set up on replay for all night...to veg, to sleep, or to completely lose oneself in space.

The melodies are not too complex, not to bright or brash in quality, and really allow a person to completely unwind and relax after completing a voyage in the headphone galaxy. If all of his other works are of this stature, I just might have a complete shelf of CD's donated to his works.

zzzzzz.. Oh, I guess I just unwound! Enjoy!