♫♪  Tanning Salon - Dream Castle

One of the conundrums with physically and (up until Afternoons Modeling in Dream Castle’s case) digitally rare music is it’s impossible to find on resale or in torrents, but when located, there’s such a tension melt moment from the music itself that all previous concerns and worries just float away. Thus, as previously mentioned, Afternoons Modeling just saved all your asses and brought you to the Tanning Salon. And within six suites, you’ll be blissfully relaxed in a zone that’s only meant for serious drifters. Yet, a serious drifter is inside all of us. It’s just a matter of reaching that Dream Castle in your mind’s sky.

Another conundrum of physically and digitally rare music is it’s vitality. You’d expect releases like Dream Castle to be as momentary as the blog that may have been made and deleted in the Tannin Salon name. But quite the opposite, as the lack of directness in presentation, including the drift of the music itself, by-way of comparing it to that cool breeze that comes along and is easily as forgotten, the joyousness of memory is beheld by tones. No matter if these sounds are intricate or progressive or copied or [etc.], the memory of when-and-where stirs in listeners when releases like Dream Castle pop back up. And as this comparison can be used with Chopin to Red Hot Chili Peppers b-sides, the intention of Tanning Salon is practically literal.

As the conundrum’s pile in, think of Dream Castle exactly like the tan you gripped while feeling that cool breeze: as lasting as skin cells dying out, there’ll always be the digital age prepared to drift back into your life. Afternoons Modeling supports this by releasing some of the incomparable and bombed-out releases that’ll momentarily bring you to pure peace, while dropping you as quick as they come. This is an extreme positive in a generation of music makers that can click, download, click, create, click, share. Afternoons Modeling is a memory tank. You’ll always be able to come back to Tanning Salon’s waves of thought. And there’s no direct or intentional though in Tanning Salon’s music (as it’s instrumental and lyric-less), but YOUR OWN conjured thoughts.

The conundrum of thought in instrumental music will forever be encapsulated by the modern generation’s heavy influx of albums/mixtapes/releases. There’s only one commonality with ALL the music being made today, and it’s completely political (in sound, specifically) to the Internet. Whether it’s a violin being played at home streaming it to a small audience online (or there-after, place upon YouTube), or a single synthetic-key machine, whatever you make will be in comparison to the Internet. Specifically because this is exactly where most people find their music today. So if it’s an orchestra concert you found out about on Facebook or Dream Castle by Tanning Salon, the politics of the Internet is purely instigative of thought in terms of lyric-less music. The intent is general and given to the person to decide.

Let freedom reign within the Dream Castle. We can all be attached in a state of URL minds. Visit Afternoons Modeling for a few more ideas on yourself and how you interact on the Internet alone or with others. But most importantly, get yourself a good lax via Tanning Salon. You’ve come this far virtually. It’s time to kick up a heel or two, girl.

• Tanning Salon: https://vektroid.bandcamp.com
• Afternoons Modeling: http://afternoonsmodeling.bandcamp.com

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