I Don't Like Dreaming

A 1 track downtempo single (4m 25s) — released May 7th 2021 on Bathurst

We are delighted to present a raw, young talent from Copenhagen - the city of fairy tales. Indeed, Parks at Night, the debut album from 17 years old Teis Ortved, could very easily provide the soundtrack for a recently unearthed Hans Christian Anderson story. In fourteen moves, the devoted multi-instrumentalist tells us the tale of his relatively short journey so far with confidence that belies his age. There's no ego or showboating here as this modest musician brings together seemingly disparate technologies with apparent ease, marrying sequenced beats and plaintive pianos overlaid by ethereal vocals that take his very special music somewhere other-worldly.

I Don't Like Dreaming was written when Teis was holed up in a cabin in the woods, with most of the sounds coming from a single keyboard. The physical and musical restrictions allowed him to experiment and broaden his use of the sax and vocoder, to spine tingling effect. During his time spent in isolation he found himself having bizarre dreams, and often ones that promised something more, just as he awoke to find the world around him pale in comparison. In this way, he almost felt cheated by the dreams themselves.

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