Dream Cycle – Passive Imagination


Passive Imagination by Dream Cycle was inspired by common types of dreams, occurring while conscious and unconscious. The works are intended to produce a state of relaxation and provide a path for the listener to find their own sanctuary for active or passive listening. Weaving acoustic instruments with serene textures, it drifts between calming melodies and engaging resonances.

Press release by Higher Level Media

Dream Cycle is a project of Cass Anawaty – a multi-instrumentalist, composer, producer, and award-winning audio engineer based out of Scottsdale, AZ.

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Beginning musical life as a drummer, he quickly adopted the acoustic guitar as his main instrument and studied classical technique while attending college. He was intrigued by the world of steel-string alternate tunings and attended master classes with Alex DeGrassi.

While living in Northern California, he began studying flamenco guitar with Mark Taylor, and once relocated to Portland, Oregon, studied jazz theory with renowned guitar instructor Don Latarski. As a child of the ’80s, he was always drawn toward the adventurous synthesizers sounds of his youth and began experimenting with sound design in a musical context. Also an adept bass player, he performs with internationally-known new age icons Majestica and 2002. He released two records with “Anawaty/Russell” with garnered critical acclaim.

Cass owns and operates Sonoran Music, in Scottsdale AZ, where he provides services related to audio and audio production. His work has charted on Billboard and numerous Indie charts in a variety of genres.

For more information and music samples, visit Bandcamp.