An online friend (Spencer) recommended an album to me recently and it's haunted and inspired me for much of the last week. 11, 000 Dreams is a compilation of works from Belgium's Jan Van Den Broeke, a series of minimal, low key synth pieces, drum machines and samples with spoken vocals. On one track Martin Luther King combined with some eastern guitar. Quite a bit of Eno and Byrne in places. Never less than interesting and frequently with some real depth and emotion. Here are two as examples (but you should really buy a copy and get the full effect of the 12 ambient and minimal wave tracks washing over you).
Who Is Still Dreaming?