"a decade dreaming" collects a dozen introspective and elegiac ambient soundscapes from 10 years of dreamSTATE live performances at THE AMBiENT PiNG in Toronto, Canada.
The album includes tracks recorded with many of the brilliant ambient artists that they have been privileged to play with over the years: Eric Hopper (Sylken) on synthesisers, Alan Bloor (Pholde/Knurl) on bowed metal, Jim Field (Northumbria/spacenoiz/Rhea's Obsession) on guitar, James Johnson on electronic keyboards, Wally Jericho on trumpet, cheryl o (quasiMODAL) on cello and Steven Sauvé (karmafarm) on cello treatments.
Extended album notes can be found at www.dreamstate.to/decade
"a decade dreaming is an intense, vivid trip through the duo’s history, filled with energy, art and possibility... it’s a CD you must have in your collection." ~ John Shanahan - Hypnagogue
"Listening and experiencing dreamSTATE’s music is a trip into the many dimensions and renditions of space, ranging from the cosmic to the slightly abstract. It sees dreamy and more progressive textural pads shapeshift and evolve along the way, occasionally with foreboding undercurrents and strange field recordings. This is adventurous, freeform ambient music meant for close and deeper listening but most of all an open and receptive mind."
~ Bert Strolenberg - Sonic Immersion
released August 18, 2009
Produced by Scott McGregor Moore
Mastered by Jamie Todd
Cover photo by Perren Baker
Ambient photography and design by Scott M2
All music by Scott M2 + Jamie Todd except:
02 Scott M2 + Jamie Todd + Eric Hopper
03 Scott M2 + Jamie Todd + Eric Hopper
06 Scott M2 + Jamie Todd + Alan Bloor
07 Scott M2 + Jamie Todd + Jim Field
08 Scott M2 + Jamie Todd + James Johnson + Wally Jericho
10 Scott M2 + Jamie Todd + cheryl o
dreamSTATE would like to thank THE AMBiENT PiNG community for their support, Rik MacLean for making ping things happen, General Chaos Visuals for their artistic illumination and our families and friends for their love and patience throughout the years.
This album is dedicated to David Pritchard and to Richard Wright for decades of inspiration.