Dreams in Static conjures up the aesthetic of James Bond, Prefuse 73, & Pulp Fiction. Each song is the soundtrack to a film in a genre of its own. This is music that exists beyond pop and yet overflows with it.
Serene Poetic strikes a balance between Diwon, a Los Angeles-based hip-hop producer, and Dugans, a multifaceted guitarist-composer from Texas. Using live drums, samplers, analog synths, electric pianos and guitars, Dreams in Static transcends genres and breathes new life and depth with each subsequent listen. The album teems with life, beauty and depth; it’s an instrumental masterpiece that resurrects live instrumental music and guitar-based symphonies. It pops in a world where popular music has been left in a state of static.
If hip-hop is dead to the underground and rock is dead to the mainstream, “Serene Poetic” resurrects the two and blends their elements into a single sonic sonnet.
released 12 April 2012
produced by Diwon & Dugans