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


Electronic melancholia is the predominant mood of Traces – a nostalgic, reflective album featuring classic 80s and 90s synth sounds.

“Traces is a personal favourite of mine. It started out as an album looking into the past and the traces we all leave behind. As an avid science fiction reader, the books I was reading while making of the album – including titles by Christopher Priest, Haruki Murakami and James Smythe – all added fuel to the fire. To enhance to the sense of nostalgia in the music, I worked with the Korg M1 and Wavestation – two classic synthesisers that featured on so many iconic albums. It was great to finally get my hands on these sounds and integrate them into my own music.”


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

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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