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by The Light Dreams

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Awakening 04:04
After Dark 03:51
Shadows Past 02:28
Sea View 04:18
Traces 05:24
Flashback 01:44
Trance 04:48
Invisible 01:28
Familiarity 04:43
Outsider 04:22
Coast 03:43


The past evokes images in our mind – our own past, and that of other people. Our friends, our acquaintances, our loved ones – they all have their memories and stories to tell.

Traces of the past recur in our dreams, our everyday reactions to events, and in our day-dreams. The tracks in this album blend together to remind us of those experiences, developing through to a conclusion of positive and fulfilling resolution.

TRACES takes us into a world where dreams and memories combine to create a different reality – but can we be sure it is really that different to what we might know in our normal lives?

Our perception of the world around us is driven by our knowledge of what has been, what surrounds us now, and what we may hope is to come. Let’s live in the past, the present...and the future.


released March 3, 2014

Composed and performed by Alex Storer.
Text by Richard Hayes.
© Alex Storer / The Light Dreams 2014


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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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