Saturday, February 19, 2011

television sky

"The sky above the port was the color of television, tuned to a dead channel."
> _ William Gibson, Neuromacer


I love that line from "Neuromancer" & it's the jumping off point for this mix.


Now if I was going to do a true Neuromancer mix I'd use stuff like Autechre & other noisy, abrasive electronica. But this isn't really a Neuro mix, I'm not a big fan of later Autechre & music that gets so noisy as to be annoying.


In addition to that line, some new music I discovered at the end of last year got me thinking about an electronica style mix. The excellent music blog,
A Strangely Isolated Place, posted their A - Z of 2010 list on December 27th. I discovered some great electronica like Lights Out In Asia, Tropics, aKido, Com Truise, Horizon Fire and more. I listened to enough of the new stuff to know that I wanted to do a related mix.

The mix is fairly straight forward but takes a different turn when it hits the two soundtrack pieces, "Kanada's Death, pt. 2" & "Monsters Theme", from John Murphy & Jon Hopkins. I absolutely love those two tracks & figured this was the best chance to incorporate them into a mix. They actually fit pretty well.

Enjoy.


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T R A C K L I S T :
  • 00:00 Milieu - Ghosts In The Trees, Songs In The Breeze (Am-Boy Alternate Remix)
  • 07:32 Horizon Fire - Passed out in a Datsun
  • 11:40 aKido - Mrchf Thftr
  • 13:10 Morgan Packard - Again
  • 15:25 Jon Hopkins - Wire
  • 19:50 Marconi Union - Stationary
  • 26:20 Lights out in Asia - Attempt No Landings There
  • 31:00 John Murphy - Kanada's Death, pt. 2 (adagio in d minor)
  • 33:20 James Murray - Eleven(decades_mix)
  • 40:10 Jon Hopkins - Monsters Theme
  • 43:50 Parks - Perfect Silence
  • 49:45 aKido - Carrousel
  • 54:05 Tropics - Soft Vision
  • 59:20 end


6 comments:

astrangelyisolatedplace said...

Thanks for the mention Dave, looking forward to listening!

Brad Fallon said...

Thanks for sharing this tracklist. I would like to try this kind of low light mixes. I don't like loud mixes. Light would be fun to listen to.

Jason Hockman said...

Thanks Dave. I just read Neuromancer recently. I think you nailed the atmosphere quite well with the selection in this mix! :)

Beautiful as always.

Srdic said...

Fantastic mix !
This, my sofa, cuppa tea, Kindle & puss - now we're talkin' !
Thanks for the loveliness.

Dave said...

Thanks for all the great comments guys!

Sumner D. Coy said...

Thank you very much, Dave. I've downloaded and listened to the vast majority of mixes on this site, and I have to say, this one is my favorite. I would love for you to do more cyberpunk-inspired mixes in the future, because this one is practically flawless.