Sunday, September 05, 2010

footsteps

One of my favorites albums this year isThe Maple Mountain Sunburst Triolian Orchestra . What first got my attention was Isabella Rossellini reciting the words of the late author Laura Huxley, widow of Aldous Huxley, on the first track - LookListenFeel. I've always had a thing for Isabella Rossellini so I gave the track a listen...and loved it.

I've been playing this album a lot and I wanted to feature it in a mix but the music wouldn't fit with my normal ambient mixes so I decided to a beat mix.


As with many mixes, this one took twists & turns I hadn't quite expected. It started off sort of psychedelic then quickly veered into something sort of funky, sort of jazzy. I love the detour it took to
Dorothy Ashby. I discovered her 1968 album Afro-Harping at NPR music. I had already finished the mix when I heard the song "Soul Vibrations" and just knew I had to use it. It fits in very nicely. Somehow U2 & Dave Brubeck get squeezed in here as well. It finishes off where it began with The Maple Mountain Sunburst Triolian Orchestra.

I really enjoyed making this mix & even though it's a bit different for normal low light fare, I hope you enjoy it too.


Download
(right click/save as) : 92mb, 48:09
footsteps



T R A C K L I S T :

  • 00:00 The Maple Mountain Sunburst Triolian Orchestra - LookListenFeel
  • 03:30 DJ Cam - Gantsa Shit
  • 07:15 Polyoctopus - One Less Thing
  • 10:20 Dorothy Ashby - Soul Vibrations
  • 13:25 Conelrad - Charger Paris Mirage
  • 16:55 U2 - Numb(gimme some more dignity remix)
  • 19:35 The New Mastersounds - Drop It Down(b remix)
  • 22:51 Dorothy Ashby - Afro-Harping
  • 25:25 Chronomad - Dore Hindi
  • 29:00 Terminal Sound System - Duchamp Falls
  • 32:40 Dave Brubeck - Take Five
  • 37:40 Hidden Orchestra - Footsteps
  • 40"00 Halma - Hektopascal
  • 42:35 Eliot Lipp - Real Tragic
  • 46:00 The Maple Mountain Sunburst Triolian Orchestra - A Beautiful Walk in the Country
  • 48:10 end

5 comments:

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Steven said...

Great mix and a nice change of pace! Great seque between Brubeck and Hidden Orchestra, well played sir. Been a long time since I have pulled out Brubeck and remarked on how clean the drum sound is (which is something I never thought of before). Nice intro for me as well to Dorothy Ashby. Why are all great recordings from the late 60s early 70s (also the time of my fave films). Great ties to the hip hop beats as well. Nice to get an audio kick now and then. Nice cinematic flow to this podcast with bookended Magical Mountain tracks.

Dave said...

Steven,

Glad you enjoyed the mix! Nice that you caught the drum sound as the main unifying force in the mix. Whether it was new hip hop beats or old tracks like Brubeck & Ashby, I thought the drums sounds fit together pretty well. I was very happy with how this one turned out.

Thanks for listening!

Dave

Steven said...

Oops Maple Mountain...was composing the comment on my phone (you can also delete the first version).

Petersen said...

Incredible mix. Comparing to your other works this one is *r*o*c*k*i*n*g*. No, swinging. However, it is great. Thank you very much.