Welcome to American Dreams Records – we’re an online store & label dedicated to the global underground. What began as a distro in the experimental realm graduated into a full label with a heavy music imprint – American Decline Records.
Next up is Wisconsin percussionist and experimental composer Jon Mueller’s LP Family Secret, a four song collection of droning percussion inspired by experiments in light perception and considerations of family. It nods to folks like Somei Satoh, Pauline Oliveros, and others who work with endurance-based practices whose work occasionally crosses into the spiritual. From his tenure in projects like Volcano Choir, Mind Over Mirrors, and Death Blues, Mueller is drawing from a wide palette – on Family Secret, it shows.
Sand Like Stardust by American Dreams founder & ONO member Jordan Reyes is our newest release. Here’s some of the description: “‘I envisioned the record as a journey through human expression over the course of one day,’ says Chicago composer and ONO member Jordan Reyes, musing on his sophomore album Sand Like Stardust. When planning the album, Reyes wanted to consider the trajectory of American music, drawing a throughline from the oral traditions enmeshed in blues, country, folk to contemporary underground music, splicing together acoustic instrumentation with an experimental, electronic sensibility.”
Right before that was After Commodore Perry Service Plaza by Baldi/Gerycz Duo, out 10.30.20. Dylan Baldi and Jayson Gerycz both play in the acclaimed indie rock band Cloud Nothings, a band who soundtrack a sizable portion of my workouts still. It’s sick to see them go in the direction of free jazz!