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New releases >>> Bass Clef and Some truths

Posted in Bass Clef with tags , on October 20, 2013 by magicanddreams

Dear friends,

well it’s been a long time coming, but our two new releases are ready to go!

First up is a new tape and digital e.p. from Bass Clef.

yeah it’s 60 minutes long but it’s an e.p. rather than an LP.

Because I say so, that’s why.


‘acid tracts ep’

acid tracts in a pile

It’s a limited edition of 94 copies. Strictly one per customer.

The cassettes were pro-duped onto fluorescent orange shells. The tracks were mastered at Subsequent Mastering who I can thoroughly recommend, he did a great job for a very reasonable price.

All the covers were painstakingly assembled by our own fair hands here at MAGIC + DREAMS. They are all different. The inlays are all different too. This took absolutely ages and I would have to be insane to go through it all again.

MAD023 first batch horizontal

MAD023 second batch horiz

MAD023 all the spines

You can hear the lead track ‘Strings Of Death’ here

The tape comes with a download code for a complete set of 320 mp3s.

Or if you would like just the digital you can get it from our new bandcamp page

£8 if you’re in the UK

£9 if you’re in europe

£10 for those of you on one of the other fine continents of this world…


ok, what’s next?


‘low point X’

The last in the series of cassette releases for M+D, from my modular synth alter ego.

Next year the project will happily move to vinyl for a batch of releases on various exciting labels.

So here’s one last tape. And hopefully the best one!

MAD032 tapeshot

You can listen to lead track ‘Some truths #37’ here.

If you have the full set of four you can now enjoy reading my descent in to further madness…

Some truths full set

If you would like the digital version you can get it here.

The tape comes with a download code for a full set of 320 mp3s, and was pro-duped in a white shell in a white-backed case, with extensive inlay notes as always.

£8 if you’re in the UK

£9 if you’re in europe

£10 for those of you on one of the other fine continents of this world…



Ok so these are both quite limited. If you are interested please email us at:

magicanddreamsmusic (at) gmail dot com

When we get your payment we will send you a link to the mp3s and get your items in the post.

Also why not have a look around the SHOP? I’ve got a few bits of Bass Clef stock for sale.

Also we still have copies of the Inner Space Break Free tape.


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words and a nudge

Posted in Blog, Ekoclef with tags , , , , , , on October 18, 2011 by magicanddreams

Here’s what some people have been saying about ‘tapeswap’:

“one mind, one mindset, one trip”

“a depiction of motorik monotony on a UK motorway until abduction by Plutonians possessed by the spirit of Lee Perry”

“To breach is to invoke Breach”

“as forward thinking and exciting as anything else around”

“Detuned John Carpenter s/tr to low tracking-shot, through long grass – an animal moving; a dog with camera-eyes”

“give us a pair of scissors and we’ll show you the universe”

And here’s the nudge:

This Friday in London;

This Saturday in Bristol.


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EKOCLEF ‘tapeswap’ now available

Posted in Bass Clef, Blog, Ekoclef with tags , , , on October 10, 2011 by magicanddreams

Dear friends,

I’m damn happy to announce this release, the album that Nick (Ekoplekz) and I (Bass Clef) made together.

We sent two tapes back and forth on journeys along the M4 (which is a journey I know very well, after all…) between our two studios and our two 4-track recorders and in the end we had ourselves an album. One that I am very proud of.

Have a listen to, or download and take for a spin, two tracks…

‘lens flare oh yeah’:

‘M4 endless’:

…and now on to the tapes themsleves.

The sleeves were made by the wonderful Print Project on their letterpress machine.

Text is printed with silver ink on a delicious high grade recycled black card.

As with all our tapes, it comes with a free download code to get all the tracks as 320 mp3s.

Available from us here, just email magicanddreamsmusic (at)

£7 if you’re in the UK (includes FREE postage and packaging)

£8 if you’re in europe (includes FREE postage and packaging)

£9 for those of you on one of the other fine continents of this world… (includes FREE postage and packaging)


Here’s the video for ‘G major severn’:

As I’m sure you know, Nick’s had a stellar year, with albums for Punch Drunk, Mordant and Further.

But I reckon with this one we’re both outside of our comfort zones, whilst still keeping our separate sounds too, to make something wholy other.

Not exactly a middle ground inbetween, but more of a fourth-world parallel-universe motorway-services island in the sea.

OH, I’ve just got to take another look at the sleeve…it’s beautiful…


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Rock On MAGIC!

Posted in Blog with tags , , , , on July 25, 2011 by magicanddreams

Our erstwhile hero is off for a much deserved break – Happy Holiday Mr. MAGIC!

Which leaves you – dear reader – in my clumsy clutches…. cough….. i mean safe hands.

MAGIC recently threatened to run riot round the MAGIC + DREAMS site in my temporary absence – he may have planted a demon seed in my mind – for i fear that is the course i am intractably bound upon….

Song Of The Week on a Monday?! Believe. Part of a triptych, no less.

Here, to wave our hero bon voyage, is Pipe Dreams’ Song Of The Week / Euphoric Nihilism / Non-Guilty Pleasure mash up.




From a pure production point of view, surely one of the oddest, most OUT THERE pop singles of alltime. It’s philosophical message? “Rock on…” – and that is it. And that surely is Euphoric Nihilism in it’s very core essence.

And what does that sound like exactly? Well, for starters, try:

Slinky, wonky, slippery, liquidy, sinewy, ectoplasmic and downright sexy.

If this isn’t chopped-and-screwed-and-hawked-on-limited-edition-white-label-7″-vinyl-available-for-a-limited-time-only-via-mancunianmailorderwebsites by September then i just don’t know *what* the hypnagogic is up with this world.

“Jimmmmmmy Deeeeeannnnn…”


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stella and strobe lights

Posted in Bass Clef with tags , , , on July 12, 2011 by magicanddreams

New Bass Clef video >>> for “I think you are ready now for the eternal point of no return”>>>


From inner space break free


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MAGIC + DREAMS: Are Also Totally WIREd This Month

Posted in Bass Clef, Blog, Coseph Jonrad, Some Truths with tags , , , , , , on July 11, 2011 by magicanddreams

Lovely review in this month’s WIRE magazine for all three of our inaugural releases (BASS CLEF, COSEPH JONRAD and SOME TRUTHS).

Personally, I’d beg to differ on ST (whose every transmission just blows me away, increasingly, with every release) but, on the whole, great stuff. Thanks Mr WIRE man.

Beautiful baby, just beautiful.



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(If only everyday was like) Sunday…. Brought to you today by the letter ‘S’ and the number 23

Posted in Blog, Coseph Jonrad, Pipe Dreams, Some Truths with tags , , , , , , , on June 19, 2011 by magicanddreams

A super sweet sunday in se23….

Smoking, strawberries, spuds, smoked peppered fish, sainos megacheap doughnuts… and the primary objective of the day:

Slice and dice!

Keep em peeled this week for brand new, fresh-from-the-oven,  lovingly assembled homemade produce from MAGIC  + DREAMS.


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Posted in Blog, Some Truths with tags , on June 16, 2011 by magicanddreams

our third wave of releases has been IMMINENTIZED

including a new some truths cassette featuring this little number:

keep em peeled


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Pipe Dreams – Green Eye Kissesss Infinity

Posted in Pipe Dreams with tags , on May 23, 2011 by magicanddreams

Dear friends, tis MAGIC + DREAMS‘ great pleasure to bring you the much-delayed debut album from Pipe Dreams – ‘Green Eye Kissesss Infinity’.

Sincere apologies, thanks and praise to MAGIC, Bass Clef, Coseph Jonrad and Some Truths for the interminable wait for this one and the crew’s (almost) endless patience.

Pipe Dreams is db – former noisemaker, cosmic leader and chief whitey’er with the mighty Hey Colossus – and ‘Green Eye Kissesss Infinity’ is his debut solo album.

Available on CDr for £5 with FREE postage in the UK or europe, please email us to purchase: magicanddreamsmusic (AT)

Excerpt from the liner notes:

Headphone sketches of an everyday worker-commuter

Simple soundtracks, devotional hymns

No computers, all done with handheld, battery-operated instruments

Loops going nowhere

Always on the move, slowly homeward bound

Inspired by winter, alice coltrane, axolotl, main, john coltrane, the skaters, albert & donald ayler, some truths, boredom (and boredoms), don cherry & terry riley, the dead c, keith hudson, ‘daydream nation’, miles davis and my one with the green eyes.

Watch a couple of videos and listen to / download a free track below:


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Magic in and on the air

Posted in Bass Clef, Blog with tags , on May 11, 2011 by magicanddreams

Tonight I will be braving the wilds of south london to guest on the excellent Steak House & Pollinate Radio show.

You can listen HERE from 8pm Greenwich Magic Time.

Expect nothing less than a paradigm-shifting selection of joyous tunes, including a selection of M + D killers…


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