The World of DustWe’re very excited to announce the release of the new single by Dutch slowcore dream-pop artist The World of Dust. ‘Blood’ is lifted from The World of Dust’s fifth album Samsara, which features our very own Todd Tobias. The album will see release on the 1st of March 2019 through Hidden Shoal and Tiny Room Records. ‘Blood’ is available to stream now via SoundCloud and will available on Spotify soon.

Samsara is effectively a full-length collaboration between The World of Dust’s Stefan Breuer and Todd Tobias (Guided by Voices, Robert Pollard, Circus Devils). Previously contributing keyboard arrangements for 2015’s World of Dust album Womb Realm, Tobias created all the instrumental backdrops for Samsara’s evocative songs. A shadowy universe of forlorn beauty, this lo-fi bedroom pop experiment is shrouded in elemental imagery and laden with ennui. Intimate and wistful, Samsara mines a similarly rich emotive seam to Norwegian slowcore legends The White Birch.

“Its power lies in the intimacy… without drowning in desolate melancholy” – on Womb Realm

The process for Samsara saw Tobias send Breuer 26 instrumental ideas, from which Breuer chose those which resonated with him most. Over the course of nearly two years, Breuer wrote and refined an especially personal suite of lyrics, reflecting his struggles with his mental health and his experience of becoming a father. The result is World of Dust’s most fully realised and vivid album to date.

This music is available for licensing across film, tv, web and beyond. Contact us at Hidden Shoal for more details.