Poordream's 'Ninetynine' was originally released on Chicago-based label Tympanik Audio in 2014. The CD version of the album was sold out within a year. Five years later and due to high demand from Poordream fans worldwide, we are setting up a fundraiser to make 'Ninetynine' available on vinyl for the first time. For this project to succeed, we need your help. Thanks to your contribution we will be able to cover the manufacturing costs of the vinyls, one of which will become yours! Thank you very much for your support, John.
From ambient, organic and cinematic to experimental sound sculpting with electronic means, Poordream masterfully blends real instruments and field recordings with digital textures and atmospheres in order to synthesize a unique mix of world and contemporary electronic music.
‘Ninetynine‘ reaches into the human consciousness, illuminating undiscovered aspects of the mind. Drawing inspiration from both ordinary city life as well as its hidden spots, Poordream layers complex beats alongside stark melodies in a work of art that is as unique as it is diversified. By combining elements of dreamy, atmospheric IDM, breakbeats and world music and expertly utilising the deep singing of cello strings, chopped up and arranged to constitute beatwork, Poordream has constructed a listening experience that is both gritty and ethereal.
All music written and produced by John Valasis | www.johnvalasis.com
Originally released by Tympanik Audio | www.tympanikaudio.com
Published by Just Isn't Music (PRS) | www.justisntmusic.com
Mastered by Angelos Liaros | www.angelosliaros.com
John is a Greek-born producer, composer and sound designer. From his studio, he delivers scoring, production and sound design services for a great number of prestigious brands such as BBC, Amazon Studios, Ninja Tune Production Music, Native Instruments, Ableton, Virgin and Vice Magazine to name a few. John's professional experience began in the 90s, emerging in his late teens as a composer and producer for popular music and gradually expanding his skill-set across a large variety of genres. With the abilities he acquired through his 20-year professional career, as well as his genuine love for soulful music, he has managed to craft a strong, musical identity which sound both personal and diverse. When not working on tight deadlines, John uses Poordream as a vehicle to freely express his emotions and influences without defining limits and by exploring sound and composition beyond the boundaries of conventional electronic music.