Dustin Wong

Dreams Say, View, Create, Shadow Leads

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Dreams Say, View, Create, Shadow Leads is the second solo album from Dustin Wong following his 2010 double album+DVD release Infinite Love (Thrill 251, Oct 2010). Dustin was a founding member and guitarist of the Baltimore groups Ponytail and Ecstatic Sunshine and with his solo work has been taking listeners on a trip through an intricately colorful wonderland that he creates with only his guitar and a bank of effects pedals.
Dreams Say, View, Create, Shadow Leads is a departure from Dustin’s previous methods as it is more closely a distillation of his live show into recorded form. The pieces are so intricate and detailed that we’ve asked Dustin to explain his process and he happily obliges us:
“I see all these pedals as a kind of textile factory. The sheets and colors are determined then the patterns are laid on top, one layer after another until it becomes a fabric mille feuille. Once that cake looks done it gets replicated again through another delay pedal. I can keep building these sounds on top each other and decide whether I want to take half of the cakes slices or not, if i do, I can gaze at the symmetrical void of what I have taken.
I changed the recording process for Dreams Say, View, Create, Shadow Leads from the process used for Infinite Love. In Infinite Love I recorded every layer as a separate track dividing them up throughout the stereo-field, but in Dreams Say… it was all mostly recorded live with a few overdubs moving around in the stereo-field. The presentation of songs are also different, Infinite Love was presented as a whole, and in Dreams Say… I decided to have titles for each song or idea. In a way the physical documentation and the presentation of the idea got switched. Just like choosing how to see a light through a prism. Whether to see the fragmented light into the prism and out to the single ray of light or the other way around.”

Dustin Wong: Dreams Say, View, Create, Shadow Leads

Ice Sheets On Feet Prints Dustin Wong 3'34''
Feet Prints On Flower Dreads Dustin Wong 2'24''
Abstract Horse Slow Motion Dustin Wong 2'41''
Tea Tree Leaves Retreat Dustin Wong 3'24''
Triangle Train Stop Dustin Wong 2'48''
Toe Tore Oh Dustin Wong 6'19''
Onin The Way Dustin Wong 1'52''
Pink Diamond Dustin Wong 5'15''
Purple Slipped Right Dustin Wong 3'10''
Route Through Eyebrow Dustin Wong 1'58''
Sprinkle Wet Toes Dustin Wong 2'52''
Pencil Drove Hill Moon Dustin Wong 3'53''
Evening Curves Straight Dustin Wong 5'56''
Back Towards Night Dustin Wong 1'46''
Space Tunnel Graffiti Dustin Wong 5'35''
Diagonally Talking Echo Dustin Wong 4'42''

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