Today internationally renowned composer, multi-instrumentalist, producer, and visual artist Tim Koh announces the release of his debut solo album ‘In Your Dreams’, set for release on 18 September via Tim Burgess’ O Genesis Recordings. The announce follows the release of recent single ‘Fall Into Your Dream’ in May.
In Your Dreams is Tim’s most straightforward and accessible release to date, and an exciting addition to his body of solo work, which hitherto can broadly be described as experimental noise. The poignant song collection tackles core themes of life’s calamities, broken love, and transitory relationships, yet counterbalances its essential melancholy with a whimsical, upbeat, and playful spirit throughout. While not strictly autobiographical, the songs draw from Tim’s recent personal experiences during his two-year isolation from friends and family, and create a compelling narrative of alienation, loss, and love.
Tim wrote In Your Dreams in Amsterdam, L.A., and London in-between his time touring with Ariel Pink, and subsequently recorded the songs at home in Amsterdam while recovering from a near-fatal 2018 accident. The recurring hospitalizations that Tim has endured in recent years subtly find their way into the album through phone recordings from Tim’s actual hospital stints, underscoring the album’s themes on this highly personal work. In Your Dreams deftly juxtaposes lush, densely layered sounds with stark simplicity through a series of quick turnarounds, creating the captivating feeling of tension and release that characterizes this remarkable song collection.
Guest musicians on In Your Dreams include Chris Cohen on guitar, and drum help from Jay Watson (Tame Impala, Gum) and Josh da Costa (CMON). Adding to the family feel of the album, longtime Ariel Pink and Tim Koh collaborator Jorge Elbrecht performed mixing duties along with mastering by Heba Kadry.
Alongside the announce of the album, Tim released a new track ‘Rational Anthem’. In conjunction with the track, Tim has put out a statement video. The video documents police brutality currently taking place during the BLM protests – viewers discretion is advised, you can watch the video HERE . Tim has made the below statement about the video:
“Keep your bags packed and ready to go at all times. get a haircut and disappear. One sound, Ommm. become an infusion. the past and the future are indistinguishable. a post-modern lobotomy. I was having a bad air day. Unbridled liberation from systematic oppressors. confront the armed paratroopers with a teddy bear. black voices lead through space and time. the time is now. We’re gonna change the World!”
Born and raised in Los Angeles, Tim is currently based in Berlin. He hosts his own long-standing eclectic radio program as a resident DJ, Kokonut Trip, on NTS Radio.