Saturday, April 18, 2009

Cinematica

I got the idea for this mix over at the Hypnos records forum.  In the "Now Playing" thread, someone posted several entries in a row about listening to various soundtracks. Some favorites of mine, Cliff Martinez's "Traffic" & "Narc" and Clint Mansell's "The Fountain", were on the list.  It got me thinking & listening to soundtracks for a week or two and this new mix, "Cinematica", is the result.

There are 25 tracks in this mix, so it keeps moving pretty well I think.  I realized after I was done that a few of the tracks appear in other low light mixes.  Oh well, that's bound to happen with so many mixes and fewer and fewer brain cells.

I would say my favorite soundtracks from the past 10 - 15 years would have to be "Solaris" from Cliff Martinez & "The Fountain" by Clint Mansell.  I purposely used a lesser known Martinez cut from "Wicker Park" but one that had the same "Solaris" feel to it.  Then of course I discovered that I'd already used the same cut in an earlier mix. Duh!  

This mix was easy & fun to put together so I'm sure I'll be doing another one in the future.  Any suggestions for essential soundtracks that I should check out?

Download : 110mb  59:50min

T R A C K L I S T :
  • 00:00    Nick Cave & Warren Ellis - The Proposition #2 (The Proposition)
  • 02:00    Graeme Revell - Cue 34 (Until the End of the World)
  • 04:10    Thomas Newman - Drive Away(End Title) (Lemony Snicket)
  • 06:50    Cliff Martinez - What Shoe Size (Wicker Park)
  • 08:05    Andrey Dergatchev - Port (The Return)
  • 10:05    Max Richter - Shadow Journal (Valse Avec Bachir)
  • 12:15    John Murphy/Chrales Gounod - Taxi(Ave Maria) (28 Days Later)
  • 14:07    Mogwai - 7-25 (Zidane, a 21st Century Portait)
  • 18:20    Clint Mansell - Death is a Disease (The Fountain)
  • 20:40    Explosions in the Sky - From West Texas (Friday Night Lights)
  • 22:26    Brian Eno - Always Returning (Apollo)
  • 25:35    Corker/Conboy - First Crossing (3 Degrees Colder)
  • 27:05    David Byrne - Canal Life (Lead Us Not Into Temptation)
  • 29:20    Peter Gabriel - A Sense of Home (Long Walk Home)
  • 30:50    Sigur Ros - #3 untitled (Hlemmur)
  • 33:05    Andrey Dergatchev - Georgians (The Return)
  • 35:13    Hilmar Orn Hilmarsson - Ars Moriendi (Children of Nature)
  • 37:20    Philip Glass - Organic (Koyaanisqatsi)
  • 42:10    Gabriel Yared & Underworld - Mending Things (Breaking & Entering)
  • 44:20    Cliff Martinez - Helicopter (Traffic)
  • 46:05    John Murphy - Red Dresses (28 Days Later)
  • 46:43    Devotchka - The Winner Is (Little Miss Sunshine)
  • 49:35    David Byrne - Dirty Hair (Lead Us Not Into Temptation)
  • 52:06    Peter Gabriel - Passion Extras #4 (Passion)
  • 53:55    James Newton Howard - I'm Listening (I am Legend)
  • 55:45    Brian Eno - an ending(ascent) (Apollo, 28 Days Later, Clean, Traffic)
  • 59:50    end

11 comments:

Sonmi451 said...

Hi Dave, again an excellent mix. Suggestions for soundtracks that come to mind are: American Beauty & White Oleander by Thomas Newton and Solaris by Cliff Martinez (also an excellent movie btw). Thanks for all the mixes and greetings. Bernard aka Sonmi451 from Belgium.

ryan manning said...

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dave said...

Hi Bernard, glad you like the mix. Thanks for reminding about American Beauty. I completely forgot to include that one. Totally agree with u on Solaris, great movie & great soundtrack.

Looking forward to a new album from Sonmi451. Maybe this month?

Juska said...

This is very good! Also liking Thomas Newman & Cliff Martinez stuff a lot.
Funny, I just recorded a very similar mix, also cinematic chill-out.
If you have time, check it out @ http://orion.reaktio.net/mix.php
It's called "From Rural To Urban #6".

dave said...

Juska,

You're mix is wonderful! Thanks so much for posting the link.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the mix! The first soundtrack that came to mind when I saw this theme was 21 Grams. It's full of great guitar pieces as well as a haunting spoken work by Benicio Del Toro.

Bovine Radio said...

This was an excellent mix. I have been listening to it whilst driving around the South Downs near Brighton, UK. Some of my fave stuff in there and a lot I hadn't heard. You and your listeners might like a very similar mix I have posted a year or so ago at http://bovineradio.wordpress.com/non-show-mixes/ and you might like that stuff in general. We should probably exchange links or some such. If anyone likes my stuff or Mr Dave's stuff, and can recommend other mixes, please drop me an email at bovinelife@yahoo.com - Cheers! Chris

Sonmi451 said...

Hi Dave, I hope the new album on Somnia Records will be out soon, though I don't know an exact release-date yet. Might take another couple of months...

Bovine Radio said...

Hi Dave, I've put a link on my site to low light mixes - it is at :-

http://bovineradio.wordpress.com - I also made a post about it...

Robert Mann said...

Dave,

You may already have it on hand, but if not, you should check out the soundtrack to "The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford". Nick Cave and Warren Ellis composed that one.

Thanks for the all of the great mixes,
Robert

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Hi Dave, again an excellent mix. Suggestions for soundtracks that come to mind are: American Beauty & White Oleander by Thomas Newton and Solaris by Cliff Martinez (also an exc