Serpent Dream

Nova is a multi-media cohesive audiovisual project, combining composition, sound design, and audio manipulation. Combined with a multi-faceted visually psychedelic projection.

"Inspired by travels with friends. It started as an idea to articulate this mantra we have; to follow our passions. We had been talking about how all-consuming work, social norms and cultural ideas all kinda set us up with self-doubt and neurosis, and for many, deep feelings of depression and anxiety.

Using sampled audio of these conversations I formed a narrative, a thread of individual experience and perspective that articulates the innate urge inside us to create and explore within our world."

Serpent Dream - Nova

Limited Edition (25 only) cassette tape.

When you buy the cassette tape you will also receive:

  • Digital download of the album
  • Access to audio visual experience including download
  • Original digital artwork

$15 NZD + shipping

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Serpent Dream - Nova

Digital download

$10 NZD
Buy on bandcamp


muzic.net.nz - by Mike Alexander
The dialogue is skillfully woven into layered sound beds that drift and shift around ringing tones and a throbbing pulse. Thoughts float around: “If you knew there was never an end, I suppose we would live very differently” “I think the scariest thing about life is resignation. Read more...


The Space Between Us
In the first of a series of interviews with musicians who primarily colour their musical worlds wordlessly, Mike Alexander from Muzic.net.nz caught up with sonic explorer James Costin, who most notably works under the alias Serpent Dream. Read more...