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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Nocturne

City Of Dawn

Nocturne is a work of art dealing with evening or night. A calm melancholy mood, and a clear melody floating with orchestra chambers, minimal field recordings and some faint drone billows to accompany with the dreamy compositions.

The album is a follow up of “Aubade”. It represents the evening scenery and reflective emotions of sadness, anxiety,
Nocturne is a work of art dealing with evening or night. A calm melancholy mood, and a clear melody floating with orchestra chambers, minimal field recordings and some faint drone billows to accompany with the dreamy compositions.

The album is a follow up of “Aubade”. It represents the evening scenery and reflective emotions of sadness, anxiety, despair and loneliness during personal experiences. Damien hopes to bring listeners into healing and reflect as to tell us that we need to take care of ourselves and help others. We are not alone.
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Ambedo

City Of Dawn

LISTEN // PURCHASE AT:
https://healingsoundpropagandist.bandcamp.com/album/ambedo

(Released in January 22nd 2021 through Healing Sound Propagandist)


Ambedo is an album of tendency both to reflect and to absorb. A kind of melancholic trance; in which you become completely absorbed in vivid sensory details.

A follow up of his previous HSP
LISTEN // PURCHASE AT:
https://healingsoundpropagandist.bandcamp.com/album/ambedo

(Released in January 22nd 2021 through Healing Sound Propagandist)


Ambedo is an album of tendency both to reflect and to absorb. A kind of melancholic trance; in which you become completely absorbed in vivid sensory details.

A follow up of his previous HSP release “Elapsed” Damien, took this album to express and cope with isolation, changes and finding purpose during tough, personal times and hoping to help listeners briefly escape deep within the sounds for a while during the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Visual music video provided by a good friend of mine "Joshua W Bruner"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VBS5qo3pRFU
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Avenoir

City Of Dawn

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Avenoir - The Desire to see Memories in Advance

This album represents nostalgia; Memories from the sounds of my childhood which has little touch of the vibe of Mallsoft &
++ AVAILABLE CASSETTES AT: https://ingrown.bandcamp.com/album/avenoir ++

Purchase a Limited Edition Cassette // Digital
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Avenoir - The Desire to see Memories in Advance

This album represents nostalgia; Memories from the sounds of my childhood which has little touch of the vibe of Mallsoft & Vapor-wave but in ambient minimalist drone form what City Of Dawn is known for. One evening when my father used to work at a music store at the mall; I remember experienced the sounds and reverberance that resonates throughout the environment of the mall. How it sounds so spacey and drown into the faded faint sounds of crowds and music that stands out like smooth landscapes; the quality of being resonant in stillness. Something about that brings a sonic experience unless it doesn’t disturb my sensory or overloading it.

It’s a rather raw, shimmery ambient drone album that I put together that gives a nod to the vibe of mall-soft &vapor-wave using it for my personal reflection.


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Tacenda

City Of Dawn

From Damien :

Written in late 2019 through 2020

The meaning of Tacenda definition had stated; It’s best to leave this unsaid instead within words but with sounds.

Be in the stillness, to be in depth within yourself. One of the personal album that Damien have written during reflective moments. The quietness of human nature together from within
From Damien :

Written in late 2019 through 2020

The meaning of Tacenda definition had stated; It’s best to leave this unsaid instead within words but with sounds.

Be in the stillness, to be in depth within yourself. One of the personal album that Damien have written during reflective moments. The quietness of human nature together from within recentered. Center of a possible life-world through sonic materialism using tape machines, field recordings, samples quote from a movie, tape loops, orchestral elements, and billow guitar drones. This record is to provide calmness.
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Where The World Quietly Sing Their Song

City Of Dawn

A latest collection of meditative, lustrous compositions with haunting gloomy strings to express tragic, melancholy and well-being. Where the world quietly sing their song is about existential drift and silence in which was made in reverence to that space. As COVID-19 has taken many lives including some family members and friends. The sense of
A latest collection of meditative, lustrous compositions with haunting gloomy strings to express tragic, melancholy and well-being. Where the world quietly sing their song is about existential drift and silence in which was made in reverence to that space. As COVID-19 has taken many lives including some family members and friends. The sense of purposelessness that pervades the existence is however can be replaced by a sense of connection and love, which can emerges from interactions with one another. As we cope with losses, different drifts, grief and however finding ourselves. This album is inspired by the movie “Lost in Translation”
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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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Full Lengths, EPs, Singles

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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Collabortions & Split Albums