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Artist: Lyke Wake
Title: The Long Last Dream
Format: CD
Label: Final Muzik (@)
Rated: *****
Originally released on tape in 1987 for their own Aseptic Noise and then reissued the same year by Misty Circles, Lyke Wake's "The Long Last Dream" was the fourth release of the project headed by Stefano Di Serio. Each of his releases had as key theme a phrase: "Il disagio di chi si trova in un mondo non suo sapendo che il proprio non esiste" (The uneasiness of who finds themselves into a world which isn't theirs, knowing that theirs doesn't exists). Stefano's music has always been true to this manifesto and to created his own sonic world, he was usual to create long suites where synth pads notes (filtered with reverb, most of the times) were enjoyed by drones, sparse drum beats and synth noises. Check for example the second track of "The Long Last Dream" titled "Non Apparent Silent Activities": its wobbling sounds and simple melody make feel the listener fluctuating into a primordial matter. Everything sounds like recorded into your own dream world as it sounds distant, distorted and blurred. This first CD reissue released by Final Muzik, contains both the sides of the original tape with the two aforementioned tracks, plus "Terminal", a track coming from the 1988 split tape with Negativ Person. This track is based on vocal whispers, disturbing hisses and magmatic noises. This does really sounds like the last dream!



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