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Moonwheel

City of Dawn & Sherry Finzer

Soothing, meditative, and ambient landscapes were created by ambient artist City Of Dawn using Muse EEG Headset which produces Neurofeedback (Brainwaves) and New Age Flutist Sherry Finzer. Relax to sparkling synths and drones generated by Neurofeedback, which underlay layers of peaceful flutes, including Concert C, bass, contrabass, and world
Soothing, meditative, and ambient landscapes were created by ambient artist City Of Dawn using Muse EEG Headset which produces Neurofeedback (Brainwaves) and New Age Flutist Sherry Finzer. Relax to sparkling synths and drones generated by Neurofeedback, which underlay layers of peaceful flutes, including Concert C, bass, contrabass, and world flutes.
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Anoesis

City Of Dawn

Anoesis is the state of mind consisting of pure sensation or emotion without cognitive content. In psychology, a theoretical condition in which there is feeling without understanding. Dedicated & inspired by my conditions living on the autism spectrum and the existential nature itself.

On “Amorphous” by the McAllen, Texas based ambient
Anoesis is the state of mind consisting of pure sensation or emotion without cognitive content. In psychology, a theoretical condition in which there is feeling without understanding. Dedicated & inspired by my conditions living on the autism spectrum and the existential nature itself.

On “Amorphous” by the McAllen, Texas based ambient artist, City of Dawn focuses their attention to clean guitar lines fluttering through the glorious haze of a deep ambient backbone. The theme that City of Dawn explores on “Amorphous” is the constant change and flux of life and the impossibility of being one person forever. Everything coming into contact changes us and we change it. We can never step in the same river twice. These are concepts that City of Dawn offers a broad canvas for us to explore with this beautiful ambient-drone composition.

- Tome of the Weather Machine
https://tometotheweathermachine.com/blog/city-of-dawn-amorphous

(Album Show on OneWorldMusicRadio)
https://www.mixcloud.com/OWM/the-album-show-ft-city-of-dawn-and-anoesis/


The definition of Anoesis is this: “The state of mind consisting of pure sensation or emotion without cognitive content. In psychology, a theoretical condition in which there is feeling without understanding.” The album is also inspired by Damien Duque’s experience of “conditions living on the autism spectrum and the existential nature itself.” Using heavily effected guitar lines, City Of Dawn builds halls of existential noise; cavernous sound walls that pull the listener in to explore unexplained feelings and unplug from the noise of the world.

Over the course of 12 slow-moving songs, City Of Dawn pulls you into their world. Songs like “Amorphous”, “Landforms”, and “Meadows and the Sea” build slowly in front of the listener, sharing a kind of sonic warmth that invites one to come inside and sit awhile. Artists like Future Museums, Shortwave Broadcaster, and Jonas Munk are each doing their share to bring ambient/new age music in the forefront of moderin electronic music, and City Of Dawn is doing their part as well.

You can tell this is a very personal musical journey for Damien Duque. Though the songs seem to become whatever the listener needs the work here has a deep meaning to City Of Dawn. Songs like “Whispers Aross The Sea”, “A Soft Lament”, or the album closer “For My Parents” all emanate emotional heft and a connectivity that goes beyond improvisatonal electronics. It all means something. It may mean something different to the creator as it does to the listener, but it pulls from life experience. And that matters.

City Of Dawn’s Anoesis continues Damien Duque’s musical journey in a significant and meaningful way. It’s sonic healing for heavy times.

- J. Hubner (Complex Distractions)
https://complexdistractions.blog/2022/02/05/city-of-dawn-anoesis/
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As the Universe, So the Soul

City Of Dawn

"Seven clean, immersive, and magnetic atmospheric soundscapes cast in an intoxicating range of multi-tonal cathartic frequencies awaken the mind’s eye into a beautiful calm of introspective clarity, opening and closing hidden doorways of pain and fear with a supportive sonic embrace. Scenic and metaphysical planes align into endless horizons
"Seven clean, immersive, and magnetic atmospheric soundscapes cast in an intoxicating range of multi-tonal cathartic frequencies awaken the mind’s eye into a beautiful calm of introspective clarity, opening and closing hidden doorways of pain and fear with a supportive sonic embrace. Scenic and metaphysical planes align into endless horizons soaked by waxing and waning rays of dawn and twilight to reach through synchronous drifts into balanced moods of insight, discernment, and wisdom from the lost connection to our ancestor’s archetypal power."
Fabrizio Lusso
WhiteLight/WhiteHeat
https://www.whitelight-whiteheat.com/playlist/wl-wh-weekly-electronic-music-tips-16-22/
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Starwind

ATOP & City of Dawn

"During the later stages of 2020, Damien Duque (City of Dawn) and M Cody McPhail (ATOP) decided to begin writing a collaborative album together. They had been planning to create a full length release since having put out their split ep on Aural Canyon, The Stars Speak Quietly in Their Own Language
"During the later stages of 2020, Damien Duque (City of Dawn) and M Cody McPhail (ATOP) decided to begin writing a collaborative album together. They had been planning to create a full length release since having put out their split ep on Aural Canyon, The Stars Speak Quietly in Their Own Language (https://auralcanyonmusic.bandcamp.com/album/the-stars-speak-quietly-in-their-own-language).
Their styles, although different, compliment each other extremely well and it became apparent that this project would end up flowing out of them with ease. They shared wav files and recording parts individually at each other homes over a few months. City of Dawn's smooth reverbed tonal compositions mixed with ATOP's rougher and meandering synth lines gives the Starwind lp its expansive and cosmic qualities. The end product is a result of pure creativity. This is what happens when two artists with intentions of making beautiful music work together. We hope you love it."
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Music

Aubade

City Of Dawn

Aubade is a song or poem greeting the dawn. As I was seeing the early sunrise on that morning it gave me this serene feeling, clouds passing as the light breeze kissed my skin smoothly and birds chirping nearby.

The album represents a new beginning, or soon a new chapter as we are coming into unusual heavy waves that are beyond our control. Know
Aubade is a song or poem greeting the dawn. As I was seeing the early sunrise on that morning it gave me this serene feeling, clouds passing as the light breeze kissed my skin smoothly and birds chirping nearby.

The album represents a new beginning, or soon a new chapter as we are coming into unusual heavy waves that are beyond our control. Know that everything will resolve and you may not feel this way tomorrow, just give yourself that one more day. Even as we are going through this crisis moment right now we need to take care of ourselves and help others, it will be over soon.
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Desiderium

City Of Dawn

An album of Lament, Anxiety, Loss and Grief.
Desiderium: An Ardent desire or longing especially : a feeling of loss or grief for something lost.

A personal album

In memory of M. Martinez and for those who left us

written/recorded in Mid 2019
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