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dream mechanics . a post-psychedelic experience

Dream Mechanics isn’t exactly a band. It’s a project, it’s music and it’s poetry.

The idea for the project was fostered by the Moscow radio DJ Ilya Richter (vocals, electronics). To help him gather scattered pieces of words and sounds and turn it into this music, he invited three of the most progressive musicians from the Russian electronic and indie-scene to join the project: Viktor Shapovalov (bass), Nick Zavriev (keys) and Sergey Ledovskiy (drums). Together they create a magical and secretive sound of what they have named post-psychedelic mashup built with elements of trip-hop, shoegaze, ambient, trance and post-rock. Such stereotype-braking approach combined with groovy sound and expression was the reason why music press named the project "russian Massive Attack".

According to listeners, the music brings one a sudden change in the state of mind without using any drugs.

In the course of its first six months of existance Dream Mechanics has performed at various festivals and prestigious clubs in Moscow, and has been featured in Afisha, the number one entertainment magazine in Russia, as one of the 14 most interesting Russian groups.

'A slow and very picturesque music in all its innate melancholy', Afisha wrote about the project.

Finally Dream Mechanics has exposed the Screensaver to the public eye.


released May 7, 2009




dream mechanics город Москва, Russian Federation

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Track Name: screensaver
I hate the screensaver behind the window
Dynamic screensaver behind the window -
A trash in the meadow and grass - like a widow
And Heaven - like blue sky.. where you go.. Where you go?..

You're going to hungry dynamic screensaver
You think that this program can be called "behaviour"
You open the window - but system is busy
It's hard not to play when reload seems easy..
Track Name: blow and blow
In my soul
Sinny soul
Silly winds
Silent winds
Blow and blow..

Don't you know:
When you go -
All that's left
Here for me -
Snow and snow..

In my soul
Skinny soul
Silly winds
Autumn winds
Blow and blow..
Track Name: dream within a dream
Take this kiss upon the brow!
And, in parting from you now,
Thus much let me avow -
You are not wrong, who deem
That my days have been a dream;

Yet if hope has flown away
In a night, or in a day,
In a vision, or in none,
Is it therefore the less gone?

All that we see or seem
Is but a dream within a dream.

I stand amid the roar
Of a surf-tormented shore,
And I hold within my hand
Grains of the golden sand -
How few! yet how they creep
Through my fingers to the deep,
While I weep - while I weep!

O God! can I not grasp
Them with a tighter clasp?
O God! can I not save
One from the pitiless wave?

Is all that we see or seem
But a dream within a dream?
Track Name: awaiting for love + outro
Forty days.. I was lost in the valley of dark
What was coming was winter - no place for a spark
I was thinking: I'm going to bed for some sleep
But I walked through that dream finding nothing to keep..

Wind has brought me the meaning of final replies
I am hiding from hundreds of invisible eyes
I am lying delirious, embracing asphalt
And instead of the violin I hear an alto..

I dissolve like ice in the waters of spring
I’m forgetting myself: it’s about priceless things..
Eyes that follow the magic of digital streams
Where love is a flashback from somebody's dreams..

Feeling torn between lolling about like a toy
And feeding the game with a counterfeit joy
I am keeping the secret that comes from above -
I am dying, I’m reborn, awaiting for love..
Track Name: v ozhidanii lyubvi [rus version of awaiting for love]
я искал сорок дней свое тело во тьме,
я не понял, в чем дело - что дело к зиме,
мне казалось, я просто ложился поспать,
но я вышел сквозь сон и оставил кровать

в шуме ветра я слышу последний наказ,
я скрываюсь от тысяч невидимых глаз,
я раздавлен в бреду, я вжимаюсь в асфальт,
вместо голоса скрипки мне слышится альт..

я растаял как лед среди грязных ручьев,
забываю свое - здесь бесценно ничье,
пары глаз наблюдают за тройками слов,
вспоминая из снов, как волнует любовь..

я хочу быть как плюшевый мишка в углу
или выть на полу, превратившись в юлу,
и под детский восторг, с ядом тайны в крови
умирать, оживать в ожидании любви..