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If you go HERE or look on the bottom of this page (or any post page) you’ll see a media player with a playlist that has nearly all the drone style ambient songs. In celebration of this past decade of dreams and to actively usè this site more there may be a new playlist highlighting other songs with a new mix every month including relics, unreleased, in progress and demos.

The playlist now consists only of tracks from I Am My Own Mushroom and The Caduceus Saga. They were made in very similar styles with a nearly identical rig setup which relied heavily on Behringer’s V-amp 2 because the delay setting was such that I could tap tempo about two and a half seconds of loop time then strum a chord on the guitar volume turned to 0, then roll it up and down at various rhythms creating that swelling effect. Much improvisation made those pulsing, warm atmospheres that is the majority of IAMOM. Much of everything else was recorded while improvised with minor editing. Layering each run through and adjusting pan and volume levels made sculpting those sonic scapes possible. The availability of free software such as Goldwave and Audacity also made the mere idea of creating truly independent music a reality.

IAMOM was born from a dream and was shaped by haphazard trial and error in a very playful and experimental “I-don’t-have-a-clue-what-I’m-doing” kind of way. The Caduceus Saga on the other hand was more planned out and built upon things learned from the albums before it. Many of it’s ambient songs had the same setup but the execution was far better and audibly clearer. As experience lengthened, knowledge grew, and the style solidified, of course.

This about concludes the serotinal update. Stay tuned for the next post come autumn as it will probably be info about the crowdfunding plans and ideas for the upcoming release.

Like dots on a CRT so are the dreams of of our lives.

-L

Synaptic Plasticity: The ability of synapses to strengthen or weaken over time, in response to increases or decreases in their activity.

It thrills me to have the domain back with projects underway after a lengthy hiatus. Today is Neuron Dreamtime’s official 10 year anniversary with the release of IAMOM back in 2007. Since then the number of manifestations has reached 150+ tracks in the form of full releases, EP’s, and singles, equating to over 9 and a half hours of music and music like noises.

Synapse: a junction between two nerve cells, consisting of a minute gap across which impulses pass by diffusion of a neurotransmitter.

Since MirrorMirror I’ve spent most of this hiatus removed from any/all music in-progress but about once or twice a year I have a sit down between two coils of copper and listen to whatever new music we’ve shelved into digital incubation as well as any amount of the back catalog to make notes and daydream. This is occasionally accompanied by a feeble attempt to write a witty blog or FB post that resembles an update trying to communicate, to an extent, some amount of insight into the madness we call our musical process and the current state of our journey. This is obviously one of those attempts.

“The Map Is Not The Territory” – coming soon…

However, during the past couple months I’ve been rekindling the hibernating files and notes toward a final destination. The new album entitled The Map Is Not The Territory is scheduled for a fall debut with the high likelihood of a small Kickstarter campaign for CD duplication leading up to release. With or without crowdfunding, it will be coming to the Bandcamp catalogue as well.

Come on in, the water is fine.

On a closing note, I found it poetic that the last post was drought themed as there was a drought both environmentally and metaphorically when it was posted. As of today this has been one of the nicest, rainiest spring/summer seasons of recent memory and creative endeavors seem destined to fructify.

-L

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Disillusion Effect’s Kickstarter campaign at the time of writing this. (WordPress does not allow iframe embedding)


Our domain expired back in August.
There’s really no need to renew it just yet.
Nothing to share.
Only slowly realized plans briefly hinted in previous posts.
Alas, forward we march as a drought seats itself.
Leaves drop to conserve energy.
Cracks form along the ground.
It’ll spring back to life sooner or later.
Nourished and eager.
For now,
Dream well
Everyone

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Since last post we’ve entered a new year, a new season, a change of clothing. Certain files are still incubating in the digital bath that will act as the foundation of what comes next. But, when will time be available to form the rushing water into the cymatic visions? New job opportunities, domestic goals, and higher education are fighting for their right to party in our worlds and we will not deny them for the sake of our art. However, we will not completely deny our art for the 9-5. It will always be with us and we’ll find a way to incorporate it into whatever reality we find ourselves traversing.

Now, flashback, in August 2014, in association with Toy Soldiers Unite, I released what can be considered an EP of short songs with a cyberpunk flavor. Dubbed “Future Utopia Now” by “Lucas Usagi and The Robot Seven”, it has been well received among the toy soldier community and more releases are planned. You can hear the previews at the PSIOPS soundcloud, or by visiting their newly launched TSU digital radio mechanism and, lastly, if you like what you hear or read while visiting TSU, make a purchase from their Amory and help support server costs of this wonderful group. Well, that’s all for now. Till next time, spiral out.

-L
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It’s that time again. Some words typed out on a screen of digital space to convey to anyone reading the wheres, whats, and whys of the Dreamtime Create-o-sphere. I wish I had more to relay to everyone but music is at a standstill as of late and will be so for a few more months. The idea for how the songs will be collected and presented as an “album” has increased file size and been deemed classified until they are ALL 100%  COMPLETE!… but… they will be shared to a certain extent as they are finished, as mentioned last month. Good reason to keep checking back here or find us on social media. We like it when you look at our pixels, hear our tiddly bits, and connect at our nodes. Making our stats ripple.

The sentiments I hold toward creating a so called “album” match those of creating the individual songs. It’s like building a story with the music and art, the album itself becomes something more than just the sum of its parts. The work gains another dimension. This is what caught my attention about Concept Albums and recordings that flow the track-list together in organic and creative ways packaged with relative art. I don’t know if this new work can be classified as having a Concept but it does have a theme that I find myself returning to while writing. It’s been interesting.

We’ve needed this time to focus on things outside of music and art. The break will allow us to refresh our minds and see things with new insight once we return to the documents and recordings that await in hibernation.

As always, thanks for reading and listening.

-L
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Then:

Since our last post in July we’ve had a few releases. There were three songs for three different compilations and only one didn’t make the cut. “As The Worms Begin To Dig” was the one that didn’t make it for Future Disorder Records, an IDM/experimental/noise net label, and their “Three Years Compilation”. Their release is quite amazing with some splendid talent. For anyone who want’s to check it out, go HERE.

The two other songs “Try To Wake Up” and “Vivi Vista” were, respectively, sent to and accepted by two entities we’ve had the pleasure of releasing with before, PegasiaMusic and DJ Mac of WoodyRadio.
Pegasia released their compilation “Amorphia” on October 17th. Great production, great people.

Now:
Today sees the release of DJ Mac’s Post-Alternative Vision 2: Uniting The Underground. Again, independent, creative, quality tunes from independent, creative, quality human beings. Download it, share it, buy it, check it, support it, and, by all means, listen to it.

As organic as we’ve been in the past, with how we approach the music collaboratively, we are aiming to weed-out the over-thinking and sedimentation that tends to grow during our biennial collaborative cycle. So far I think it’s working out smoothly to our expectations. There’s some pretty gnarly stuff coming alongside some of our most mind-bending tracks yet. Instead of hording them all up to release at once we aim to share the songs as soon as they are completed via our SoundCloud page and various compilations, as we did with the three above mentioned songs. Once we feel we have all we want completed we shall compile them as an pay-what-you-want album on our Bandcamp. There may also be a limited run, hand-made CD-R art package offer further down the road.

Down the road:
So as we continue with our gravity obeying lives we hope to have a more steady stream of consciousness from the Dreamtime nexus and to share the sides of it we are still discovering. One of those sides is literature, and in light of NaNoWriMo and NaBloPoMo this month I am pushing myself to write, per day, at least 140 characters worth of either random poetic text or pieces towards a coherent whole, in attempts to progress my skill as story teller and song writer. Some will be shared here to put this space to more use, and some may not. But I will write, type and scribble not for perfection but for progress. Because I love commas, I do, I do, I do.

Peace,
-L

Early one morning, this morning, I began my day by browsing the internet for various comments, subjects, pictures, places, and people. A typical routine most of the time and rather therapeutic. I spend most of my time engulfing my retinas in “blue light” and considering myself luckier than most the people that are posting videos of their kids being hurt or the ones that try to assert their worldly views through memes and other text based posts that are certainly not made by that individual. Yes, Saturday morning is no longer dedicated to cartoons but instead the amusement of social media. A good substitute? I think not. Lastly, to paint a more vivid picture, I’m sitting in my dark apartment wearing yesterdays shirt and walking around in my boxers. A perfect day.

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L-drizzle here with some updates.

So what’s new?
Lots, but nothing too concrete to share at the moment but there is much music being conjured and if you’ve been following us on the ol’ Facebook or SoundCloud then you may have heard snippets and demos of the works-in-progress. If you missed them don’t fret, there’s more to come. I’m not one to count the chickens before they hatch and we’ve never been too keen on setting a date until the music is done but if all pans out as it has in the past then we can probably look forward to a fall release of this new material.

With a side of?
Progress has been made on the ToySoldiersUnite side project. All I’m willing to say now is it’s basically a concept EP by a fictional group. There will be instrumental versions of the songs for folks to download and use in their own videos as well. It’s original purpose was for a set of PSAs for TSU propaganda, this is still the part of the plan, but due to technical holdups they have not been filmed yet.

A question?
We’ve been asked if we have or will play live in the future. Pft. No. We haven’t, not as Neuron Dreamtime, not yet, and yes we actually do have some plans to play live. These plans consist of evaluating and getting the rest of the equipment we need to re-create and perform our songs in a minimalist fashion while still having room to improvise and make each time through different. Once that prerequisite is fulfilled then we must practice, practice, practice with said equipment. If recruitment is needed we may recruit one other. Including the drummer friend who is interested that would make us a solid four piece. We desire some sort of light show or accompanying VJ projector as well, because we are artsy-fartsy like that and have tons of ideas that we want to shove into faces, melting the eyes. So when that criteria is met you bet your ass we’ll be setting out for local gigs with other local talent of the weird and wild variety. All in time. We can not rush ourselves. Music first, gig later.

Lastly, a merchandise plug. [insert evil laugh]!!!
Here are a couple ND tees available on RedBubble now.

Neuron Dreamtime - Neuron logo tee

Neuron logo

 

Neuron Dreamtime - Caduceus Saga alt logo

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New version of image used for the song “Solar Return”

It’s certainly been a minute or two since our last post here at the ND nexus. So today, to show some love, we’re making public the Zero Cliff bonus album, The Ledge Beyond The Edge. It was given as a sort of secret special thank you to supporters and lucky strangers. Some good stuff on here. Tell your friends.

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Yesterday saw the debut of a horror short with a music score composed by yours truly. The seven and a half minute short titled “In His Name” was written, directed, and edited by Jared Ouelette of Uncut Pictures. Tell your friends.

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Not a whole lot going on in terms of new Dreamtime tunes, just some sound sketches and a couple demos. Nothing fancy. Yet. But tell your friends.

Winter has been a real bitch this year near the ND nexus. Keep warm, cover your mouth when you cough or sneeze and wash your hands. Tell your friends.

Well, time to go piddle-fart around for a little bit.

Tell your friends.

-Lewis

http://postalternativevisions.bandcamp.com/

It’s here and it’s magnificent!

Featuring our track from Zero Cliff, “Would Anyone Want It?”
We’re honored to be part of this alongside the 14 other amazing bands.
Free to all!
Enjoy!