Saturday, June 28, 2008

retroact 1.0

I listen to music every night when I go to sleep. Most of the time I keep a small stack of recent cd's on the nightstand for nighttime listening. I was getting tired of the selections so I dug into the back catalog & pulled out Steve Roach's Structures from Silence. Wow, it was great to hear that recording again!

That lead me to pull out a couple of other oldies, which then lead to this mix. All the music in this mix, retroact 1.0, is at least 10 years old. Structures from Silence is from 1984! The Aphex Twin cut is from 1994. I cheated with a couple of tracks, such as Tollefson & Vidna/Pearce, that are from 1999.


It was wonderful to listen to albums I hadn't heard in years. I had forgotten just how great Saul Stokes Washed in Mercury is. I am very happy to have worked in Thom Brennan's The Path Not Taken, one of my all-time favorite ambient tracks. This mix is not supposed to represent a certain time period or demonstrate evolving styles. It's just a bunch of older cuts that I sort of randomly pulled out & thought would work well together. I hope you enjoy this ambient trip down memory lane.

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retroact 1.0 114mb, 62:40

T R A C K L I S T I N G :

  • 00:00 Brian Eno - Sparrowfall 1 [1978]
  • 01:00 Aphex Twin - rhubarb [1994]
  • 08:00 Steve Roach - Structures from Silence [1984]
  • 17:20 Biosphere - Chukhung [1997]
  • 23:55 Saul Stokes - Sweet Parafin [1997]
  • 26:40 Brian Eno - Sparrowfall 2 [1978]
  • 28:05 Vidna Obmana & Jeff Pearce - A Scattering Flock [1999]
  • 31:35 David Tollefson - Maja [1999]
  • 36:10 Paul Schutze - Sleep 2 [1995]
  • 43:30 Thom Brennan - The Path Not Taken [1997]
  • 55:40 Jeff Greinke - Glacial Returns [1988]
  • 01:21 Brian Eno - Sparrowfall 3 [1978]

4 comments:

Timothy said...

Structures from Silence is an all-time favorite here. Great mix.

Gen Kanai said...

Very much looking forward to enjoying this mix. Thank you for your great mixes!

dave said...

Thanks for the comments. :) By using a number in the name, I guess there will have to be a retroact 2.0 at some point. Maybe that one should be all ambient that is 20 years old or more.

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Thanks for the track list..I also really like to listen song while sleeping..