Songs of a Dead Dreamer (album)

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Songs of a Dead Dreamer
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Studio album by DJ Spooky
Released 2 April 1996
Genre Illbient
Length 73:23
Label Asphodel Records ASP0961
Producer Paul D. Miller
DJ Spooky chronology
Songs of a Dead Dreamer
(1996)
Synthetic Fury EP
(1998)Synthetic Fury EP1998
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Songs of a Dead Dreamer is an electronica album by DJ Spooky, released on 2 April 1996 (see 1996 in music). It is based on Songs of a Dead Dreamer, the story collection by horror fiction writer Thomas Ligotti. The album was a critical success, though popular acceptance was lukewarm. Widely regarded as one of the first examples of illbient music, Songs of a Dead Dreamer was, at the time, a virtually-unique fusion of electronic music and hip hop.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Intro" – 1:02
  2. "The Vengeance of Galaxy 5" – 1:12
  3. "Phase Interlude" – 3:23
  4. "Galactic Funk (Tau Ceti Mix)" – 6:48
  5. "Hologrammic Dub" – 7:05
  6. "Dance of the Morlocks" – 1:00
  7. "Juba" – 5:24
  8. "Thoughts Like Rain" – 5:41
  9. "Anansi Abstrakt" – 11:35
  10. "Grapheme" – 10:52
  11. "Phase Interlude, Pt. 2" – 1:06
  12. "Nihilismus Dub" – 4:13
  13. "The Terran Invasion of Alpha Centauri Year 2794" – 6:32
  14. "Time Out of Joint" – 1:06
  15. "High Density" – 6:31
  16. "Outtro" – 0:20