Joe Frawley | A book of dreams

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A book of dreams

by Joe Frawley

A sound collage novel, in the form of a dream diary, for piano and electronics: Think "Revolution No.9" meets Erik Satie.
Genre: Avant Garde: Sound Collage
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  Song Share Time Download
1. The city (Map 1)
4:03 $0.99
2. The hypnotist
4:54 $0.99
3. The white gloves
5:55 $0.99
4. The city (Map 2)
2:54 $0.99
5. Blue arcana
6:44 $0.99
6. Tangerine, pt. I
4:34 $0.99
7. Tangerine, pt. II
3:38 $0.99
8. Tangerine, pt. III
1:46 $0.99
9. Tangerine, pt. IV
3:06 $0.99
10. Tangerine, pt. V
3:29 $0.99
11. Morning call
4:50 $0.99
12. Exit music
4:53 $0.99
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Album Notes
Joe Frawley is proud to present "A book of dreams: works for processed found sounds and piano", a subconscious Odyssey of surreal soundscapes, artfully blurring the boundary between music and sound art. Previously released as two separate EPs (Tangerine and The Hypnotist), the 12 tracks on this 50 minute compilation have been internationally acclaimed for their musical sensitivity, electronic ingenuity, and aesthetic innovation.

"Sounding like a slightly more classical version of The Orb, the music comes from that place between waking and sleep, snatches of speech only adding to the barely glimpsed mystery, the sounds beautifully mixed for maximum impact. Throughout, the piano is delicately poised, a soft rain of notes that are filled with emotion and blessed with gentle grace."--Terrascope Online

"A very narrative & cinematic approach to using sound effects, spoken word and tape collages, almost to make a radiophonic play of sorts... Frawley offers us tiny glimpses into a private, hermetically-sealed world that is incredibly beautiful"--Ed Pinsent, Sound Projector magazine

"Debussy meets electronics and a cylinder wax recording with some old conversations. Mood music of a highly original kind."--Frans De Waard, Vital Weekly.

"What's invigorating is how effortlessly it actually expands and drifts by. Phantom memories. A sense of bemused wonderment that washes over each track. Like someone taking all the pretty, simple things in life and rearranging them into a gorgeous plunderphonic sound collage."--The Cookshop (blog)

"Not exactly 'ambient', but definitely 'cinema for the ear'... the carefully orchestrated samples and sound fragments seem to tell a story without images. A beautiful tension is created in a dialogue between the electronic soundscape and the piano improvisations."--Peter van Cooten, Dream Scenes (blog)

"What I can comment on is the breathtaking quality of the music. Frawley's piano underlies everything here with a series of gently unfurling loops of melody. Intertwined with this is a simply bewildering array of immaculately placed sound effects and voice samples. An eerie and utterly compulsive listen that is wholeheartedly recommended." --Ian Holloway, Wonderful Wooden Reasons



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Tim Lukeman

A journey of breezes, birdsong, whispers, ghosts
A gorgeous successor to "Wilhelmina's Dream," but not merely more of the same, although just as haunting & evocative. This new offering explores new territory that shimmers on the borderline between consciousness & sleep ... things glimpsed from the corner of one's eye, or perhaps heard from the edge of one's ear. The sensation is that of walking through strangely beautiful, sunlit streets, with exquisite buildings & serpentine alleys drenched in shadows, not unlike a de Chirico landscape. Both gentle & delicately ominous, this is superb work!