× Introduction 01 - Otto Lindholm - Cain 02 - Pan Daijing - The Island Within 03 - Lanark Artefax - Styx 04 - Petit Singe - Komm Wieder Mit 05 - Peder Mannerfelt - Post Sense Perspective 06 - Tomoko Sauvage - In Some Brighter Sphere 07 - Pye Corner Audio - Box In A Box 08 - Sophia Loizou - Shadows of Futurity 09 - Abul Mogard - Trembling With Tenderness 10 - Pär Grindvik - Speaking Their Minds 11 - Koenraad Ecker - Rat's Coat 12 - Roly Porter - Without Form 13 - Hodge - Sunlight On A Broken Column 14 - Gazelle Twin - The Dream Ends 15 - Shapednoise - Ghostly Metafiction 16 - ASC - Tessellate 17 - Batu - Zoo Hypothesis 18 - We Will Fail - Carbon Trail 19 - Peter Van Hoesen - 98 Lines 20 - Spatial - Haunted Dance Hall 21 - Yves De Mey - Solemn But Fading 22 - Mindspan - Accept Things As They Are 23 - Kangding Ray - Glacier 24 - ZOV ZOV - Post Six 25 - Ian William Craig - An End Of Rooms

In Death's Dream Kingdom

Yves De Mey - Solemn But Fading

About Solemn But Fading

The Hollow Men inspired me for several reasons: there’s obviously the incredibly beautiful wording - i’m not a poetry lover per se, but T.S. Eliot is in my opinion second to none.

The duality in the poem: is it about love, is it about war, defeat or hope…? There’s hardly any doubt left in the last paragraph, but the path to those 4 lines makes you reflect on every step. It’s definitely not something i wanted to mimic with my track, but i hope there’s a glimpse of that duality in it….

Yves De Mey

Yves De Mey's musical path consists of many different roads. During the second half of the 90's, his releases were clearly rooted in breakbeats and UK drum'n'bass. Soon after that, through working for theater and dance performances and doing large scale sound installations, his interest in experimental sound design found its way into his music.

He’s also very active as a sound designer and sound engineer for film and TV, doing various jobs, ranging from alienated sound design to mixing for cinema.

In 2009 his album "Lichtung" (based on the score he made for a dance performance) was released by the influential Line label. Around that time, De Mey's main tool in the studio became his ever-expanding modular synthesizer system. This definitely changed his way of working and obviously his sound as well, shifting from an elaborate niftiness in the digital realm to an obsessive cable-patched shaping of the real sound of electricity.

Between 2009 and today, De Mey released numerous records on different labels (Line, Sandwell District, Opal Tapes,Entr’acte, Modal Analysis,…) to wide critical acclaim, and he has played live concerts and DJ-sets around the world. 2016 was a milestone year with well-received albums on Spectrum Spools (Drawn with Shadow Pens) and on Editions Mego (with his other project Sendai - Ground and Figure).

Together with his good friend Peter Van Hoesen (from Sendai), he also runs Archives Intérieures, a label for challenging and sophisticated electronic music.

In 2017, the UK based Inner Surface label released a full album of De Mey’s other moniker Grey Branches, called Neuroclaps. It’s a somewhat wild take on what could be non-functional club music.