Doug Wyatt | The Dream of 'I'

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The Dream of 'I'

by Doug Wyatt

The Dream of "I" gathers diverse styles ranging from classical, electronic and jazz to pop, into a vision that pianist, composer and music software inventor Doug Wyatt offers as electronic music “unplugged.”
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Agents of Change
4:25 $0.99
2. Cobblestone Mirrors
8:59 $0.99
3. Where You Lay
5:35 $0.99
4. Implications
4:06 $0.99
5. Thrill of the Chase
4:42 $0.99
6. Don't Know I Know
7:52 $0.99
7. Rena
2:20 $0.99
8. Remembering Breath
5:16 $0.99
9. Talking Points
5:24 $0.99
10. Artifacts and Fantasies
7:49 $0.99
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The Dream of ‘I’ gathers diverse styles ranging from classical, electronic and jazz to pop, into a vision that pianist, composer and music software inventor Doug Wyatt offers as electronic music “unplugged.”

In composing the album, Wyatt used the computer extensively for orchestration and electronic sound design. He then traveled to Sweden where Christoffer Lundquist (Roxette, Ulf Lundell, Per Gessle, Ed Harcourt) produced the CD at Aerosol Grey Machine Studio. In the studio, the pair transformed the home-recordings with live performances. Wyatt himself plays the grand piano with mastery, while a Swedish string quartet enriches the soundscape. Vocals, too, contrast and blend with classic Minimoog synth sounds and other ear-stretching digital creations, with timpani, live drums, and programmed percussion completing the recording. The Dream of ‘I’ lures us into an intricate web that converges classical, electronic, jazz and pop genres; a soundtrack to a mythical filmscape. Often dense and intricately contrapuntal, the CD is a refined and dramatically passionate work.


DOUG WYATT has been composing and performing original music since 1979. Wyatt joined the avante-rock group Red Letter in 1992, touring with them and contributing to the 1995 release, True North (V Records). He also appears on Red Letter guitarist Robby Aceto’s critically-acclaimed 1996 CD Code (Alchemy Records). Wyatt’s credentials include performing with Mother Mallard, the world’s first synthesizer ensemble, from 1998-2000. He played with the group for their 30th anniversary concert as well as a performance at the Smithsonian with guest Keith Emerson.

Since 1986, Wyatt has written state-of-the-art music software, for which he has attained legendary status among musicians. Indeed, many know him solely as creator of the Open Music System (OMS), which Keyboard magazine hailed in 2000 as one of the greatest technological achievements of the previous 25 years. OMS advanced the digital audio workstation by unifying communication among thousands of input devices such as keyboards, samplers, effects and mixers, and music software. OMS is dead, and Wyatt now works in the Core Audio group at Apple Computer.

Born at the crossroads of music and technology, Doug Wyatt lives and thrives there. To this day he splits his time between his own musical journey and making tools for the rest of us.



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Diverse styles of ambient Instrumental Rock
Doug Wyatt’s release, “The Dream of ‘I’” is an amalgam of songs that take on different genres all seen through the eyes of an experienced electronic artist. The album is well recorded and produced, as it needs to be due to the large amounts of ambient and psychedelic sounds that Wyatt uses within his tunes. He has mastered the art of computer-aided music, and this is plainly heard throughout this entire album. On the track, “Thrill of the Chase” we get a toe-tapping beat underneath a spacey yet uplifting piano piece. Then on “Talking Points” one is presented with grittier, more industrial sounds over a thick, driving electric beat. These songs are then juxtaposed with others like “Artifacts and Fantasies” which contain numerous intricate psychedelic sounds, and are devoid of a traditional beat structure altogether. If your ears would appreciate a plethora of electronic instruments and sounds masterly interwoven, or you consider yourself an audiophile and just appreciate diverse sounds, then “The Dream of ‘I’” is something you’ll want to take in.