Remember Dreamscape? No? Well, Kranky does, and they’re releasing a retrospective collection on August 20

Remember Dreamscape? No? Well, Kranky does, and they're releasing a retrospective collection on August 20 http://www.tinymixtapes.com/sites/default/files/news-12-07-dreamscape.jpg

Dreamscape didn’t record much, and they didn’t last long. In 1990, the Bristol trio released a single, and in 1992, they released an EP. In 1993, they broke up. Guitarist Scott Purnell and bassist Jamie Gingell formed a similarly shoegaze-y project called Secret Shine. Vocalist Rebecca Rawlings disappeared.

In spite of their short existence and sparse discography, Dreamscape haven’t been forgotten. According to FACT and Exclaim!, Kranky plans to issue a new Dreamscape collection called La-Di-Da Recordings, which will feature a handful of lost tracks. The first four songs come from Greater Than God, an unreleased 1993 EP, and the last song is a demo — the only material left from a recording session that occurred right before the band broke up. The rest comes from the 1992 EP, Cradle.

La-Di-Da Recordings will be available August 20, and you can stream “Separate Sense” below via Kranky’s SoundCloud:

La-Di-Da Recordings tracklist:

01. Separate Sense

02. Greater Than God

03. Finally Through

04. Soft Fists

05. So Far from Belief

06. Cradle

07. Nine Times to Die

08. Dreamsleep Eternal

09. No More But Thought

• Kranky: http://www.kranky.net

Remember Dreamscape? No? Well, Kranky does, and they’re releasing a retrospective collection on August 20

Dreamscape didn’t record much, and they didn’t last long. In 1990, the Bristol trio released a single, and in 1992, they released an EP. In 1993, they broke up. Guitarist Scott Purnell and bassist Jamie Gingell formed a similarly shoegaze-y project called Secret Shine. Vocalist Rebecca Rawlings disappeared.

In spite of their short existence and sparse discography, Dreamscape haven’t been forgotten. According to FACT and Exclaim!, Kranky plans to issue a new Dreamscape collection called La-Di-Da Recordings, which will feature a handful of lost tracks. The first four songs come from Greater Than God, an unreleased 1993 EP, and the last song is a demo — the only material left from a recording session that occurred right before the band broke up. The rest comes from the 1992 EP, Cradle.

La-Di-Da Recordings will be available August 20, and you can stream “Separate Sense” below via Kranky’s SoundCloud:

La-Di-Da Recordings tracklist:

01. Separate Sense

02. Greater Than God

03. Finally Through

04. Soft Fists

05. So Far from Belief

06. Cradle

07. Nine Times to Die

08. Dreamsleep Eternal

09. No More But Thought

• Kranky: http://www.kranky.net

RIP: Jon Lord, keyboardist for Deep Purple

From Jon Lord’s official website:

It is with deep sadness we announce the passing of Jon Lord, who suffered a fatal pulmonary embolism today, Monday 16th July at the London Clinic, after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. Jon was surrounded by his loving family.

Jon Lord, the legendary keyboard player with Deep Purple co-wrote many of the bands legendary songs including Smoke On The Water and played with many bands and musicians throughout his career.

Best known for his Orchestral work Concerto for Group & Orchestra first performed at Royal Albert Hall with Deep Purple and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in 1969 and conducted by the renowned Malcolm Arnold, a feat repeated in 1999 when it was again performed at the Royal Albert Hall by the London Symphony Orchestra and Deep Purple.

Jon’s solo work was universally acclaimed when he eventually retired from Deep Purple in 2002.

Jon passes from Darkness to Light.

• Jon Lord: http://jonlord.org
• Deep Purple: http://www.deeppurple.com

Dreamcolour release The History of Dreaming in Colour, and it’s extremely purdy

If you haven’t heard of Dreamcolour, that’s probably because you don’t ride around in vehicles manufactured prior to the mid-1990s; all of their releases (with the exception of their latest) have so far been limited to cassette, with maybe a few download links located sparsely around the web, in places where only the most musically-inclined pirates congregate. If you have heard of Dreamcolour, well then… damn, maybe you should be writing this article. Or, maybe you’re just thinking of some completely irrelevant hybrid between the film companies, Dreamworks and Technicolor. Of course, such a hybrid wouldn’t be in the business of composing psychedelic and/or free improv music, which is why that particular thought would be irrelevant. Also irrelevant: “Dreamcolour” sounds like a spectacular name for a revised, exceedingly futuristic version of Hasbro’s Lite-Brite.

Relevant: Rob Magill and Alex Gray (a.k.a. Dreamcolour) have just released The History of Dreaming in Colour, their first album since 2010, available for digital purchase here. If I had to describe what I’m hearing right now with a single word, that word would be the polar opposite of “contrived.” I’ll leave it up to you to decide whether or not that’s a good thing, ultimately. Also, the production veers decidedly towards the “lo” end of the fidelity scale. A conscious choice with a creative purpose? I would assume so. It definitely adds to the improvisational angle.

• Dreamcolour: http://listentocolour.com
• Deep Tapes: http://deeptapes.com

Smashing Pumpkins reissue Pisces Iscariot, but do you know what happens if you say Billy Corgan three times into a mirror? You become Billy Corgan.

Billy Corgan.

Alt-rock titans Smashing Pumpkins are reissuing their 1994 B-sides and rarities compilation Pisces Iscariot. The reissue will be released on July 17 (July 16 internationally) through EMI Music, as part of the label’s reissue campaign for the band. This will be the first time since its original release that the album has been remastered.

Billy Corgan.

The reissue will come in multiple formats. There will be a deluxe edition in both digital and physical formats, which features a live DVD and a second disc including the first Smashing Pumpkins demo and alternate versions of Pisces Iscariot tracks. There will also be standard editions in digital, CD, and vinyl formats. Producer Bob Ludwig has remastered the bonus content from the original tapes.

Billy Corgan.

For the deluxe physical version, Rolling Stone contributing editor David Wild has handled the liner notes. In addition to those notes, BILLY CORGAN has written annotations for every track. This version also comes with a collection of postcards, watercolor illustrations, and photos.

Billy Corgan.

The Smashing Pumpkins released Oceania earlier this year. It is not a reissue. It’s a new album.

Billy Corgan.

Did you know? I have the same birthday as Billy Corgan.

• Smashing Pumpkins: http://www.smashingpumpkins.com
• EMI: http://www.emimusic.com

Mika Vainio (Pan Sonic) announces new LP for Touch out of pure Vainioity

Former Pan Sonic member and noise generator Mika Vainio has announced in a glitchy, distorted manner that he will be following up last year’s explosive Life (…It Eats You Up) (TMT Review) with a new release titled Magnetite on Touch.

The new record, due out September 3, is said to “examine the contrast between absolute silence and noise.” My money is on more noise than silence, but that’s probably wishful thinking. Maybe he samples “4’33”” for his silent moments. Who knows! I’m not very funny today.

• Mika Vainio: http://www.touchmusic.org.uk/reviews/mikavainio.html
• Touch: http://www.touchmusic.org.uk