On ‘Upon This Fleeting Dream’ Clive Bell’s Twinkle3 embraces medieval and 16th century Japanese poems and haiku about death and saying farewell. Bell and Twnkle3, consisting of Dave Ross and Richard Scott, expand their sonic borders to unknown territory: bringing these pithy epigrams to a new Fourth World where electro-acoustic sounds glitches into an hypnagogic, if not unconscious level of fragile beauty.
The distinctive voice of David Sylvian, who reads the English version of the poems and created field recordings and the artwork for this album blends in the most organic way with the shakuhachi,Thai reed flutes and mouth organs played by Clive Bell.
The narrative voices of David Sylvian and Kazuko Hohki’s (Frank Chickens, Kahondo Style…) velvet timbre are the cornerstones of this compelling journey while the tangling and abstract rhythms transcending from Dave Ross’ modular synths and Richard Scott’s sampler and analogue electronics, unravel and unfold a mesmerizing universe with unknown dimensions and frequencies of a fleeting dream.
A1 - Upon This Fleeting Dream
A2 - I Borrow Moonlight
A3 - Throughout The Frosty Night
A4 - My Coming, My Going
A5 - If I Leave No Trace
B1 - The Cicada's Song
B2 - Kaite Mitari
B3 - Cherry Blossoms Fall On A Half-Eaten Dumpling
B4 - A Poppy Blossoms
B5 - Empty-Handed I Entered The World, Barefoot I Leave It