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Michael Reilly These darkwave synth tracks possess great texture and vigour, capturing attention and rewarding the listener with something familiar but new, moody yet full of light and life. The dystopian feel also adds great conceptual strength – a soundtrack that ignites the imagination! Favorite track: Renegade Frequencies.
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Underground 04:20
Vermilion 04:36
Visitant 06:26
Mutation 05:14
Demons 04:50
Resolution 08:32


Mutate sees The Light Dreams turn to a darker, cinematic soundscape, tinged with dystopian unease.

“For this project I went back to my roots and rediscovered some of the albums that originally inspired me to make electronic music – listen carefully, and you might pick up echoes of Gary Numan and Depeche Mode, etc. I decided to use an (almost) entirely new sound palette, not allowing myself to use any sounds I had used previously, in order to give the music a fresh atmosphere and style.”


Change is essential. Without it, there can be no development or progress, and the threat of stagnation becomes ever more menacing. And, as in the natural world all around us, mutation provides the vehicle which allows, indeed forces, improvement. There are risks – decay and degeneration are a constant danger when beings mutate – but no benefits can be achieved without a little risk.

This album takes us into the presence of mutation – the rhythms and melodies of life which can transform every one of us, and which we cannot resist. The fast pace of change is unavoidable, and adapting to it is essential in the modern world. We all have to mutate.

Anyone who thinks they can survive, let alone thrive, without change is seriously mistaken. Join us in exploring an existence where nothing stays the same, and the unexpected lies just around the corner.


released September 20, 2019

Composed, performed and produced by Alex Storer / The Light Dreams

Sleeve notes by Richard Hayes


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The Light Dreams Sheffield, UK

The music of The Light Dreams achieves a sense of looking beyond our everyday existence through a fusion of styles, whether it be taking us to distant planets, exploring time and the world around us or probing the depths of human consciousness.

Alex Storer has been independently recording as The Light Dreams since 2006, and is honorary musician for the Initiative for Interstellar Studies.
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