Friday, July 05, 2013

Under Eno's Covers

At the suggestion of a listener/downloader I set out to do a mix of ambient covers.  Not so easy.

But I did find a bunch of Brian Eno cover tunes.  Some I was familiar with, Bang on a Can & Sakamoto, but many of the others were new discoveries made by cruising the web. 

The mix starts with probably the most covered Eno tune - An Ending (Ascent), from Apollo.  The cover of that song comes from a new album by Icebreaker & BJ Cole which covers the entire Apollo album.  It's excellent and any Eno fan will definitely enjoy it.

About a third of the way through the mix, the tunes shift to a few vocal songs. I wasn't sure at first if I wanted go this route but the more I listened to these vocal covers the more I liked them.  From there we switch back into ambient mode.

I think this turned out pretty well and makes for a nice change of pace in the land of Low Light Mixes.


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T R A C K L I S T :

  • 00:00    Icebreaker & BJ Cole - an ending (ascent) ii
  • 03:50    Teen Daze - Always Returning
  • 07:55    Dan Piccolo - Music for Airports 1.1
  • 13:30    Bang On A Can - Music for Airports 2.1
  • 17:30    Alva Noto & Ryuichi Sakamoto - By This River
  • 21:15    Ida - Golden Hours
  • 25:35    Irene Coco & Giovanni Sala - And Then So Clear
  • 29:00    St. Vincent - Some of Them are Old
  • 31:55    Unknown - Spider & I (ona banjo ukulele)
  • 33:15    Band On A Can - Music for Airports 2.2
  • 38:00    Doron Diamond - Music for Airports 1.1 (acoustic)
  • 41:15    AcousticLabs - And Ending (Ascent) (solo guitar)
  • 45:00    Icebreaker & BJ Cole - Drift
  • 47:45    Nathan Fake - Music for Airports 1.1
  • 53:00    Ryosuke Tomita - Becalmed (acoustic)
  • 56:52    end


Jens Alfke said...

You missed UILab's (that's a one-off Stereolab / Ui collaboration) cover of "St. Elmo's Fire", which is just glorious; better than the original IMHO.

Dave said...

Jens, Excellent cover of St Elmos Fire! Thanks for the heads up. I'm still planning on doing a mix of ambient cover tunes other than Eno but maybe I could sneak that one in there.

Mark said...

Oh man, I'm in love with that version of Becalmed. The cover of And Then So Clear is also a cracker...

Really great mix! Thank you for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Great and interesting mix, thanks!

Mister Aitch said...

Great Mi thank you

Koen Olie said...

Nice mix, thanks!

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Alicia Browder said...

What a wonderful cover. I love the picture because the light is like being suppressed and it shows a pretty nice effect. Moreover, I enjoyed the mix. It is really very nice. I hope there's more to come!