Friday, February 27, 2009

shadows at midnight



The inspiration for this mix came from the new Jon Hassell album.  If you haven't picked it up yet, do so.  It's called "Last Night the Moon Came Dropping Its Clothes in the Street".  It's already in my best of 2009 folder.

It's very moody, very ambient, just a little jazzy.  Very much like the wonderful release from Arve Henriksen last year.  I wanted this mix to have a moody, melancholy, late-night jazz feel.  Although I have used some of these artists in other mixes this is the first jazz mix for Low Light mIxes.  I wasn't sure what to expect when I began but it turned out fairly well.  

It didn't take long to put together because it's not a sound collage like the last mix.  But I think the tunes flow nicely together.  Sometimes sitting around with a good scotch, you need soemthing with a jazzy flavor & I hope this works for that while remaining true to the Low Light feel.  Next up...an all Eno mix.

Download : 110mb 60:00min

T R A C K L I S T :
  • 00:00    Arve Henriksen - Migration
  • 05:21    The Necks - Black
  • 10:35    Mort d'un Pourri - Valerie
  • 13:50    Slowhill - Nikos Dream
  • 17:59    boren & der club of gore - Midnight Walker
  • 24:45    Jon Hassell - Courtais
  • 29:40    Miles Davis - In a Silent Way
  • 33:35    Nick B. Ronin - Modul 42
  • 39:30    Duke Ellington - Melancholia
  • 42:25    Arve Henriksen - Recording Angel
  • 48:20    Jon Hassell - Last Night the Moon Came
  • 58:17    Mort d'un Pourri - tout est tranquille
  • 1:00:00    end

10 comments:

sylvester said...

Thanks so much for this, Dave; it looks beautiful. Of course, I won't play it until the sun goes down. I just got the new Hassell this week and it's great; these other pieces will make very fine additions. May I also recommend the new Pan.American, "White Bird Release"? Not jazz, per se, but extremely good...maybe you'll want to work it into future mixes. Hope all is well with you.

Jason said...

Dave thank you.

I've been listening to this mix constantly since you put it up a couple days ago. That Hassell tune at the end is so gorgeous.

Also, the mix plays well into itself! :)

thanks + best,
jason

Jim said...

Another great, creative mix idea. Many thanks.

Jan said...

Thanks a lot for your beautiful mix. "shadow at midnight" made my day. I'll gladly come back.

Cheers and love
Jan

Anonymous said...

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shadows at midnight

dave said...

Thanks for all the encouraging comments! At first I wasn't sure how the mix would work or how it would be received. So I'm happy that you guys seem to like it. Thanks!

icastico said...

Great mix.
I'll have to look for the new JH stuff. His music has always been a big influence on my stuff (Shameless plug...you can check it out here: http://penmallet.blogspot.com/search/label/para_helion).

Keep 'em coming I love what you do.

Matt said...

This is great stuff, thanks. The Miles is just perfect at the centre of it all.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the trouble of making the mix. It is appreciated.

g.a.b. said...

Great mix, Dave.

I listened to it 3 times enroute to a business meeting in Louisville, Kentucky over this part weekend, & have popped it into my iPod for headphone listening.

Smooth segues & a nice Jazz mashup!

g.a.b.