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We Only Came to Dream

by Chris Meyer's Alias Zone

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Náhuatl 27:48


A famous Aztec poem shares that they did not come to this earth to live; they only came here to sleep, and to dream. These three extended pieces represent alternate realities that Chris Meyer of Alias Zone dreamed up in response to hearing a Navajo elder share his wisdom, a cold war military base testing its communications, and something as simple as the sound of a terra cotta pot being struck.

At the core of Chris’ creative process is a large modular synthesizer nicknamed The Monster, augmented with primitive hand percussion, modern digital synths, and sampled recordings. Each was performed straight through in real time with minimal studio overdubs.


released March 23, 2021

Recorded, produced & engineered by Chris Meyer – The Alias Zone (Sandia Mountains, New Mexico)
Additional recording by Richard Bugg – tonstudiochaos (Los Angeles, California)
Mastered by Howard Givens – Spotted Peccary Studios NW (Portland, Oregon)
Additional thanks to my wife Trish who knew I would be composing and performing new music well before I did, and to Steve Roach for his encouragement.

all songs ©℗ 2020/21 by Chris Meyer
Chris Meyer is published by Crish Design (BMI)
Richard Bugg is published by Non Compos Mentis (BMI)
artwork and liner notes © 2021 Crish Design

shortwave voices on Ash Tree Window © 1997 Irdial-Discs;
℗ 1997 Pi34 / Notting Hill Music

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Chris Meyer's Alias Zone New Mexico

Alias Zone is the atmospheric ambient electronic music project of former instrument designer Chris Meyer of Learning Modular. He combines unique sounds crafted on his modular synthesizers with field recordings, hand percussion, and other elements in a unique, melodic fashion. Each slowly-unfolding piece is its own journey, inviting you to explore Chris’ dreamscapes and imaginary worlds. ... more

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