Dolphins Into the Future - Ke Mirning Pu'uwai

Imagine a Windham Hill new age album, full of tasteful synth wash and nature sounds. Now imagine that same album played on a 30th generation cassette tape that's been left baking in the sun for several months. That's sort of what this tape is like. Belgian artist Lieven Martens' Dolphins Into the Future has some sonic affinity with the blown-out basement-psychedelia of The Skaters and their solo/pseudonymous orbital projects (particularly Monopoly Child Star Seekers), early Oneohtrix Point Never, and the more placid exponents of the New Zealand sub-sub-undergound. The new age flirtation is borderline-distasteful, as if Martens is channeling Vangelis via Hive Mind, but somehow it works. Those bird chirps and whale songs (??) are vastly more enjoyable to listen to when slathered in ugly hiss. Released by Cetacean Nation Cassettes in 2011.

Dolphins Into the Future - Ke Mirning Pu'uwai


Anonymous,  2 July 2015 at 14:30  

Thank you

Anonymous,  2 July 2015 at 16:00  

Thanks for posting this, and everything else as well! You seem to know more about what I like than I do.

Mrs. Inside 3 July 2015 at 00:01  

That's right, I do know more about what you like than you do. In fact, I am in your room right now. I can hear everything you say... and everything you think...

Anonymous,  4 July 2015 at 18:47  

So boring!!!!!!!!!!