The Dream Dark Matter Moon ride is the grandfather of the Dark Matter series. It’s a completely unlathed cymbal, quite heavy and unapologetic, dry yet still cutting. It has a very specialized sound. Not for the faint of heart—but rewarding for those who can use it, as it has a sound like nothing else.

Dream created the Dark Matter series from their unrelenting need to explore new sounds. Dark Matter is crafted from a proprietary process where the cymbals are fired repeatedly. The extreme stresses from this action create changes to the cymbals on a molecular level, taking months of aging to mature and evolve. These cymbals continue to grow as they are broken in and played upon, becoming part of the player’s unique musical voice. This series is unique to Dream, born of free experimentation and then carefully honed over years of development. The unique charred finish matches the fiery sound of these special cymbals. Part explosion, part afterburner—all Dark Matter.
  • Completely unlathed ride cymbal for maximum dryness
  • Built heavy, so the mellow tones can still cut through louder music
  • Fired multiple times and aged for several months
  • Handmade and hand-hammered by individual smiths
  • Unique “charred” finish varies slightly with every cymbal
Sizes and Purpose
  • Quantity: 1
  • Type: Ride
  • Sizes (in): 20/22
  • Material: Cast alloy
  • Hammering: Hand
  • Lathing: Raw
  • Bell: Raw
  • Finish: Proprietary

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