Thursday, June 30, 2011

Withiel - Shut Up Dr. Strangelove! (Disc 1)

It has been a long time since I last posted, and much has happened. My research duties have kept me too busy to make music of my own, but my ears are thankfully still wide open to new sounds made by others. And so I have the great pleasure of directing your attention to the new album by our friend and inspiration, Withiel:

Shut Up Dr. Strangelove!

01 Post-Human Terraforming Space-Elevator Blues
02 Me And My State
03 smashedchannelblues
04 Seventeen Tonnes of Motorised Steel
05 Confiscation Protocol
07 Baby's On Fire (Eno cover)
08 Sleeping Gas (Cope cover)
09 The Queen Is Dead (Smiths cover)

"Everything's illegal and the world is on fire. The throats of power are ripe for a good punching. Doctor fucking Strangelove needs to shut up, and we need to stop listening to him. This is disc one of a psch-agit-punk album that addresses these issues via the medium of shouting and hate. The hate is free to listen and distribute, and is Creative Commons Licensed. The hate here enclosed was carefully stored and fermented over several years of poverty and unemployment, and can be streamed (without the covers) on Soundcloud, or downloaded as MP3 or RAR."

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Massimo Ruberti - "The Sound Trafficker"

Plaguedream artist and friend Massimo Ruberti has given an entertaining and informative interview to audiovoltaics about his recent album Autour de la Lune (Elpamusic).

If you enjoyed Ruberti's releases on This Plague of Dreaming*, take a look at the interview, and be sure to check out the new album**.

EDIT: For some reason, I get an error message every time I try to direct link to the interview from this post (even though it works in preview). If you have the same problem, copy and paste the url into your browser: Sorry for the inconvenience.

*Ruberti & Mangoni - Wandering In Milano; Disvega - Idrosfera

**Listen for a special appearance by another old friend, Fabrizio Torri!

Monday, August 2, 2010

Deliverance arrives, unlooked-for.

Withiel is here, so dry your eyes. Withiel is here, never sleep again.



"Share, proliferate, enjoy, speak your brains. I hope you like them." -W.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Domain deleted, please update links

Another round of departmental budget cuts, and is no more.

Please redirect your bookmarks and all future links to our page at the Internet Archive (, or to this blog.

Just to be clear: All of our music remains available at the Internet Archive.

It is only our (former) main website which is closed. Whatever the future brings to the department, and the Institute, I will continue to keep our catalog online.


Sunday, April 18, 2010


It is my sad duty to inform you that, until further notice, This Plague of Dreaming netlabel is on suspended status. We may return after some internal reorganization, but for the time being we are closed to submissions.

Our music will still be available for free download, and I will continue to maintain the blog and website. Watch for our return!

In the meantime, visit our brother netlabels:


Mauve Zone Recordings


Tuesday, March 2, 2010

New Release: Meczûp - Hanging from the Purgatory's Pendulum

Meczûp - Hanging from the Purgatory's Pendulum
[free mp3 download]

(solo theremin, instrumental)

"Theremin is the deepest of all mysteries. Reveal yourself in the depths of self-questioning. Time will collapse and you will fear no more"

01. A Tale for Lancinant Screws
02. Kwaidan
03. Garoun A
04. Puriest Morning of All Times
05. Blossoming in Cemetery
06. Shadow - A Parable
07. The Ribald Genie
08. The Bridge of Khazad-dûm

Friday, January 29, 2010

New Release: The Manipulated Living - Orchestra

The Manipulated Living - Orchestra
[free mp3 download]

(instrumental, post-rock)

The Manipulated Living's music comes out of the sky, to crush you between the storm and the sea. Recorded live in Viborg, 19/06/09, and I wish I had been there.

1. Chasing Rabbits (11:32)
2. Storm of Will (5:57)
3. Ghosts (JWHF) (6:53)
4. Trophy Scars (19:24)