After a teaser single and beautiful remixes by the likes of Michael Mayer, Axel Boman, Valentin Stip and Thomash, Multi Culti drops it’s first full length artist album with ‘In Dreems.’
Born in the Sydney sun, the well-traveled journeyman DJ and legendary party-man DREEMS creates musical visions that draw inspiration from the shores of Goa, the cliffs of Scotland, the clubs of Europe and the desert of Black Rock City. His influences are too abundant to pick out, and he doesn't sound like anything or even any time in particular.
The sprawling 14 tracks of his debut come together as one immersive whole, much more of an ambient epic than a collection of dance tracks... this is truly music to trip out to. There are beats studded through the languid soundscapes, but they seem more designed to leg-twitching REM exploration rather than stomping on a dance-floor.
From the opening tones of spring-reverb drenched vinyl noise and deep breathing, this record plunges the listener into expansive inner space. Hypnotic, exotic, simultaneously odd but familiar, dense but sparse, it’s an album that defies categorization. If it bears any resemblance to other records, it would be to the equally elusive, psychedelic electronica of artists like Walls, The Field, or even The KLF. It’s sample rich, but everything feels played and natural, like all the sounds were rolled up in a dusty carpet and taken on safari before being unraveled and enjoyed in the light of the setting sun.
Released January 19, 2015