Ocean featuring Karl BlauHidden Shoal is proud to announce ‘Ocean’ (featuring Karl Blau), the second single from Gaman, the forthcoming album from The World of Dust, the musical project of Stefan Breuer. The single is available to stream on Spotify with an accompanying music video on YouTube. The album will see release on September 16 2022 through Lousy Moon Records & Tiny Room Records. The music of The World of Dust is available for licensing via Hidden Shoal (film, tv, web etc).

‘Ocean’ features Karl Blau and Thijs Kuijken (I am Oak) both playing saxophone. Blau and I am Oak have been big influences on Breuer’s work. Blau also shot the footage for the accompanying music video.

Gaman is the 7th album by Dutch experimental folk artist The World of Dust. The title is Japanese for ‘enduring the seemingly unbearable with patience and dignity’ – Stefan Breuer covers weighty topics through a personal lens within an acoustic, slowcore setting. The album’s eleven songs address the struggles of a young father and artist in the midst of a climate, economic ánd health crisis. Breuer explores these ideas through a mixture of wit and melancholy. Guitars, wind instruments, harmonium and percussion provide an intimate musical ecosystem in which Breuer’s baritone thrives.

“Its power lies in the intimacy… without drowning in desolate melancholy” – hifi.nl