Friday, March 04, 2011

distant transmissions

"Distant transmissions flicker and fade, there's a drift on the signal, a ghost in the phase."

I've had that phrase on my blog profile for a long time. I've used different parts of it as titles for my series of 'shortwave' mixes
(drift on the signal, ghost in the phase, flicker & fade).

With this mix I've completely tapped out that slogan because the new mix is called "distant transmissions."

I'm not really sure exactly how I came up with that line. I remember going through shortwave terms looking for a title for the first shortwave mix & I came across the phrase "drift on the signal". I liked the sound of that & used it for the first mix. Somewhere along the line I also read the term "ghost in the phase" & then just combined those two with other terms to come up with that short phrase which I liked because it's as close as I'm ever going to get to writing a lyric of any sort.

This mix, like the others, makes use of the wonderful shortwave recordings of Myke Weiskopf. Check out his blog here... for lots of streaming audio & downloadable goodies. I've done 5 mixes featuring Myke's work & none of them would have been possible without his documentary series.
Huge thanks to Myke for all his fine recordings. Check out the ShortWaveMusic Facebook page too.

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T R A C K L I S T :
  • 00:00 Ionoscatter_Unmodulated_Signal_And_Meteor_Whistles_6-2-58
  • 00:30 Radio Bulgaria(stretched & normal)
  • 01:33 Max Richter - Infra
  • 04:30 Benoît Pioulard - Passenger
  • 05:20 offthesky - frozen fountain
  • 07:20 upward arrows - ^^^^
  • 08:55 Family Radio International
  • 09:30 ??? - Traveling Light
  • 13:50 The Humble Bee - 07 jan 2010
  • 16:30 Christian Fennesz & Ryuichi Sakamoto - kuni
  • 18:20 Freescha - baby Maker
  • 19:50 Daizok - Shoreline VII
  • 24:15 Radio Morocco
  • 26:20 Area C - Map of circular thought
  • 29:10 Juv - til
  • 29:42 Max Richter - Journey 5
  • 30:45 Inversz - Home End
  • 35:10 Myke Weiskopf - You're Up, You're There, You're D
  • 37:40 Christian Fennesz & Ryuichi Sakamoto - Amorph
  • 43:22 end


Anonymous said...

Dave: so this is the end? Well, if so, it goes out beautifully. Thanks for these painstaking shortwave mixes; appropriately, this may be the best of them. If you ever, ever, ever feel like making another, check out Tim Hecker's "radio amor". Of course, as usual, you're probably way ahead of me on that, too...
Hey, I think I finally have a mix (a real one, a mixed mix) that you might be interested in posting.


Dave said...

Wow! I can't wait to hear your mix. I'd be honored to give it a home here at low light. It'd be cool though, to get your own mix blog up & running.

Maybe you could give Mixcloud a try. It's easy to set up & it's free.

Thanks for the kinds words on the shortwave mixes. I've always really enjoyed making them. I also go back & re-listen to them myself quite often. I'll have to work the Tim Hecker stuff if I do any more shortwave mixes. I always meant to include some of his stuff but somehow it never made it in the final mix.

Thanks again,

Myke said...

Hey Dave. Thank you as always for including my work. You should know that the URL of my blog has changed formally to (The stuff is going away.) Please update your bookmarks and links :-) Thanks! MDW

cricket said...

just need to tell you that your mixes are divine and have substantially increased the quality of my life!!! I can't thank you enough.

Adam Hooper said...
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Dave Michuda said...

The link has been fixed. Thanks for heads up Adam!