True Sound

by The World of Dust

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Sailing 03:00
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Hazel 02:49
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Goodbye 02:28
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Dyad 02:02
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TR050 - Tiny Room Records 2021

BIO
In some ways a concept album, True Sound charts a very personal exploration of the life and death of Stefan Breuer’s grandparents. The unique overarching narrative that plays out with each song, and the warmth of the delivery, unites the album into a moving and consistent whole. As with The World of Dust’s acclaimed previous album, Samsara, the instrumental elements on True Sound were created by Todd Tobias, who sent them to Breuer to write and sing the lyrics. Tobias’s wonderfully melodic compositions call to mind his work with Robert Pollard, creating a haunting marriage when combined with Breuer's pure vocal tones, reminiscent of The White Birch’s Ola Flottum. 
 
The mesmerising, drumless opening track ‘Sailing’ introduces Breuer’s grandfather, Jan (whose personal effects are on display in the Museum of Vlaardingen), over insistent, metallic guitar and burbling modulation. First single ‘Goodbye’ has a charming, wistful sway and gorgeous vocal harmonies, which belie its sobering story of Jan’s battle with cancer. Jan’s first wife, who passed away during childbirth, is commemorated on ‘Petronella’s Death’, with its elegant, descending guitar figures. And Breuer’s grandmother is touchingly memorialised on the elegant tempo shift and eerie arpeggios of ‘Nel’s Passing’. Ultimately, True Sound is testament to the liberation that comes from letting go.

PRESS
De Subjectivisten: “a compelling, impressive and most wondrously beautiful gem and tribute”
3voor12/Utrecht: “magnificant!”
Proglog Afterglow: “intriguing and honest”
Here Comes The Flood: “accessible underground music that will be embraced by anyone who is serious about music and has had his share of loss and love”

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released September 10, 2021

Music by Todd Tobias
Words by Stefan Breuer
Additional vocals on Goodbye by Anneke Nieuwdorp

Mastering by Todd Tobias
Artwork by Stefan Breuer
CD label watercolor painting by Anneke Nieuwdorp

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Tiny Room Records is a Dutch record label for underground artists, with a focus on experimental indie rock, lo-fi, noise, ambient, grunge, folk, slowcore, shoegaze, etc.

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