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Sentient City

by The Light Dreams

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Michael Reilly
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Michael Reilly Light and shadows: the city vividly represented as an atmospheric instrumental soundscape. The electronic arrangements here suggest the ongoing conflict of our urban spaces, which is particularly relevant as we are now forgetting the meaning of community in our mad rush to embrace technology and maximise profits. Favorite track: First Light.
Approach 04:00
Frenetic 03:24
First Light 04:03
Subculture 03:32
Sentience 03:54
Regeneration 06:32


Explore the life of the city. Its vibrant and dynamic sense of activity – people move at ever-increasing speed against the backdrop of its structure and stability. A fast pace and steady rhythms take us through the scenes of a life that is familiar to anyone who knows the city’s world.

But we also face the experience of what lies beneath the comfortable surface – more menacing motifs suggest the dark subcultural existence which poses a threat to our comfort and security. And the forces of command and control, developed through themes of authority and power, are ever present. Those who run the city are watching us too.

All this is resolved as we realise the city has a life of its own – possibly even something that we humble citizens can only glimpse, and never fully understand.


released January 12, 2015

Composed, performed and produced by Alex Storer.
Text by Richard Hayes.
© Alex Storer 2015


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The Light Dreams Sheffield, UK

Conceptual instrumentals.

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

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