Sunday, March 25, 2007

String Theory Vol. 2

The mix I did last year, called String Theory, was one of my favorites. So I decided to do a sequel, creatively titled String Theory Vol. 2.

This one relies on new music more than the first mix did. I'm pretty happy with the way it flows from track to track. The goal is to never really be sure where one track ends & the next begins.

Thanks to the folks who have posted links on their own blogs. It's always nice to hear from people who have enjoyed the mixes. I do these mixes mostly for my own enjoyment/amusement. But it is very cool to hear from folks from all around the world who have listened to the mixes. It kind of boggles the mind that Nick in London or Sebastien in France are listening to mixes that I threw together here in Cedarburg, Wisconsin, USA. The internet is a wonderful thing.

Anyway here's the link to the new mix...

  • T R A C K L I S T :
00:00 intro
00:30 Stars of the Lid - Hiberner Toujours
02:02 Andrey Dergatchev - The Return(excerpt)
04:28 Corker & Conboy - Frank's Lie
07:02 Clint Mansell - Stay With Me (The Fountain ost)
10:05 Mono & World's End Girlfriend - Palmless Prayer/Mass Murder Refrain #1
16:03 Yo Yo Ma(Ennio Morricone) - Gabriel's Oboe
18:57 Jeff Greinke - Gradual Motion
24:24 Stars of the Lid - December Hunting for Vegetarian
32:00 Andrey Dergatchev - The Return (excerpt)
34:09 Clint Mansell - Summer Tense(Requiem for a Dream ost)
34:46 Rachel's - Technology is Killing Music(excerpt)
36:00 Kyo Ichinose - Lontano
42:00 Donato Wharton - Puget Sound
43:33 Stars of the Lid - Articulate Silences Pt. 2
48:43 Hilmar Örn Hilmarsson - I Flew(angels of the universe ost)
50:52 Andrey Dergatchev - The Return(excerpt)
54:50 Balanesco Quartet - Lullaby
58:27 Clint Mansell - Death is a Disease(Fountain ost)
1:00:50 Andrey Dergatchev - The Return(excerpt)
1:03:08 end

Saturday, March 10, 2007

A Slow Thaw

There is no real theme to hold this mix together other than the great music in it.

I called this mix "A Slow Thaw" because that's exactly what we are having in Wisconsin right now. Tons of snow on the ground(at least 2 weeks ago when I put this together) that is slowly, but surely, melting away. As I put the mix together, it seemed to fit well with the puddles, dripping icicles and receding snow.

Most of the music in this mix is fairly new, either 2006 or 2007. I limited my choices to what I had been listening to in the last couple of months.

I need a new theme for the next mix. Any ideas? I've done stargazing mixes, mixes based on certain instruments, winter themes, etc. I will post a new orchestral mix, String Theory Vol. 2 very soon. But also I need some new ideas.

Anyway, here's the download link for the new mix...

A Slow Thaw

00:00 Michael Brook | Earth Alone(Incovenient Truth ots)
01:39 Windy & Carl | Akimatsuri
06:50 Underworld & Gabriel Yared | St. Pancras
10:56 Eluvium | Prelude for Time Feelers
16:33 Dakota Suite | Early Century Maple
19:13 Oblong | Rendevous
22:22 Rafael Anton Irisarri | Waking Expectations
28:20 Green Kingdom | Autumn Toadlick
34:10 Xela | Bobble Hats in Summer
39:20 Chihei Hatakeyama | Granular Haze
42:18 Daisuke Miyatani | Yu
43:15 Eluvium | Requium on Frankfort Ave.
45:33 Dollboy | Hatterjax
50:53 Kangding Ray | Peaks
56:05 Denzel & Huhn | Treibel
59:13 Eluvium | Repose in Blue