Damian Dalla Torre is a multi-instrumentalist, composer and producer based in Leipzig, Germany. An artist in possession of a stand-out debut record with 2022s ‘Happy Floating’, he’s returning with sophomore follow-up ‘I Can Feel My Dreams’. An album cooked up between Europe and South America, Germany and Chile. A genre-collapsing collection of experimental, emotive and meditative compositions inspired by the creative potential of a transcultural network of artists around the world.


Born in Italy, Damian Dalla Torre studied jazz at the Vienna Conservatory, before relocating to his current base in Leipzig. From studying, then going onto play traditional jazz, the influence of electronic, techno and ambient music started to blend into Damian’s artistic output. By fusing these genres together, then gently detailing and warping the compositions with electronic production, Damian found a label home with Munich based Squama Recordings, champions of jazz-adjacent experimentalists who challenge the boundaries of traditional composition and recorded music.

The story of upcoming album I Can Feel My Dreams starts in Santiago, the capital of Chile, where Damian secured a residency to teach, write and practise his music. With the rush of being transplanted somewhere truly new, Damian found himself absorbing the technicolor vistas of Chile, the crimson sun, emerald forests, and deep blue mountains. He began making friends in the cities’ artist circles by going to an exhibition of two mutual friends of his from Leipzig, planting a seed of artistic universality in his mind.. The paintings and the artist's use of colours, especially blue, left a mark on Damians psyche - I Can Feel My Dreams was beginning to compose in his mind.

With these new experiences catalysing Damians creativity, he has incorporated inspirations from the place that helped inspire him. A flute found throughout the Andes, the Quena, can be heard across I can Feel My Dreams. Damian has also deftly folded in field recordings, of ambience and of birdsong, imbuing tracks with an almost ASMR like feel of being sat in a sun soaked plaza in Santiago or watching the sun rise on an early morning walk. The album is also hugely collaborative, from old friends and new, and from some impressive names within the experimental and compositional world, including Miriam Adefris, Ruth Goller, Christian Balvig, Jan Soutschek and many more (full credits below).

I Can Feel My Dreams, despite its expert use of minimalism, paints emotions with broad strokes. For Damian the tracks are the sound of interconnectedness, universality and commonality between us, of excitement and new experiences, but he’s keen to not make that the core of the listener's experience. Damian’s compositions on this album are willfully hazy in terms of definitive emotion, one listener might hear a track as wistful where another finds hope. Damian will agree however, that the tracks can be meditative, a tool for helping taking stock of thoughts and emotions. Whether sitting in your bedroom at home or hiking up a mountain, whether in Chile, Germany or any other corner of the world, I Can Feel My Dreams speaks in a universal language, telling different stories to different listeners.

Written, produced and mixed by Damian Dalla Torre
Mastered by Martin Ruch
Designed by Maximilian Schachtner

Miriam Adefris - harp (1, 2)
Christian Balvig - cello (1, 2, 3, 8)
Damian Dalla Torre - quena, flute, clarinet, bassclarinet, flute, organelle, tenor saxophone
Ruth Goller - electric bass (2)
Felix Römer - piano (2, 7)
Viola Blache - vocals (5, 8, 9)
Markus Rom - electric guitar, acoustic guitar, banjo (3, 7, 9)
Finn Ronsdorf - vocals (4, 5)
Teresa Allgaier - violin (5, 7)
Bertram Burkert - nylon guitar, pedal steel guitar (5, 6)
Jan Soutschek - pedal steel guitar (5)
Laura Zöschg - vocals (7)
Jonas Timm - piano (9)


  • Damian Dalla Torre


    Damian Dalla Torre is an Italian multi-instrumentalist, composer and producer based in Leipzig, Germany. After his 2022 debut ‘Happy Floating’, he’s returning to Squama with sophomore follow-up ‘I Can Feel My Dreams’. From studying, then going onto play traditional jazz, the influence of electronic, techno and ambient music started to blend into Damian’s artistic output, fusing these genres together, and then gently detailing and warping the compositions with electronic production.

    • I Can Feel My Dreams

      180g vinyl
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      € 25
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        180g vinyl, riso-printed inlay

        € 25