Psychotic Dreams – The Second Night (2011)

21.02.2020 Music Today

Psychotic Dreams was founded by Sergei Shilov in 2011 as an experimental branch of Sophia’s Library. In general, Sophia’s Library had some listeners and became neoclassical project though Sergei wished it to be genre-free in the beginning. Psychotic Dreams should be a trash bin that will release tracks that are too weird for Sophia’s Library but may be interesting for somebody.

Initially Sergei said that the idea of Psychotic Dreams came to him during the reading of musical theory. The book began from the words “Firstly there was a music”, so all musical theory is a description of observations made by composers. Sergei said that the first music and the way people observed it could be different so he decided to try to find another music.

Soon it was found that there are a lot projects with lazy founders who doesn’t want to read musical theory and wishes to create their own rules. The most part of such projects could be listened to by their founders only. So it was decided to add simple pop melodies to the experiments.

All albums of Psychotic Dreams are nights, and tracks are dreams that listener see during the nights. In the beginning the project was gothic/industrial, later it changed the genre to idm.

Now the concept of nights is over, so Psychotic Dreams decided to release the best tracks from 2011-2019 period in a new album. The amount of rather good tracks was larger than they expected so there will be three albums in different styles: idm, something like pseudo-jazzy electonic music and ambient/noise/industrial.

The Second Night was the first album of Psychotic Dreams that got nice feedback in the net. Unfortunately, tracks from this album will not be included in new albums of the project. Previously, in 2011, it was released as a folder on pirate sites, it 2019 it was officially rereleased at Nostalgia for Darkness label, so now you can find it stores also.

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