Ein Dreampop-Trio aus Wien mit einem künstlichen Bandmitglied.
'This Angelo Badalamenti isn't even that dementi'. It is this exact phrase that a random person on some party throws at the protagonist from Christian Krachts cult-novel "Faserland". Well, there rings some profound truth to this, given that this highly influential New York-based composer has undeniably carved his place in cinema history. Particularly his delicate contributions to the oevre of one David Lynch added a layer to his visions, where words and even visuals meet their end.
This layer isn't as etherical as one might think though, some artists feel right at home in this sphere. The Vienna based inter-entitarian trio Lucy Dreams for instance roam within this zone dream-like precision. Inter-entitarian? Now, that is one big word, but it applies. Apart from the multi-instrumentalists David Reiterer and Philipp Prückl, Lucy is an almost equal member of the group, only that she thinks and writes in zeros and ones. The A.I. was carefully 'fed' with the works of James Joyce and Kazuo Ishiguro in order to create her own lyrics based on this input. This homogenous – well, techno-genous to be precise - dialogue between man and machine is as old as machines themselves. But Lucy Dreams don't create scenarios or dwell in a Jules Verne-like steampunk wonderland, it is rather the process itself that these three musicians focus on. Oh my, sounds complicated already? Well, one could also state that Lucy Dreams provide us with a compass, a map that leads to and through Dreamland. This Dreamland is the subconscious put into sounds, a gentle-minded breakout from mental patterns and their subsequent realities.
aus Wien | *2020