Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Folding Water - 4th world excursions

In the distance
A lost, forgotten bell sings
beyond the water


This is a set of music that adhere's to Jon Hassell's idea of a musical aesthetic that is "a unified primitive/futuristic sound combining features of world ethnic styles with advanced electronic techniques."

You'll find some drums, bells, gamelan, vibraphone and other mallet instruments as well as a healthy dose of field recordings. Hopefully the mix will make you feel like you're floating in a small, wooden boat anchored in an Indonesian bay.

Cheers!







T R A C K L I S T : 

  • 00:00    Third Coast Percussion - Paddle to the Sea - Sanctuary
  • 03:15    Andrew Pekler - Bororo
  • 04:33    Jan Schulte - Klang Fangt An
  • 06:05    William Selman - Thick Description
  • 09:15    Jon Hassell - Empire I
  • 10:25    Jon Hassell - Malay
  • 13:00    Vieo Abiungo - Barges Bellow Their Foul Air(Sven Kacirek remix)
  • 16:20    Abby Lee Tee - Riverside Burrows Pt. 2
  • 18:25    Arp - Folding Water
  • 22:10    O Yuki Conjugate - Cloud Cover
  • 25:10    Andrew Pekler - Humidity Index / Khao Sok (Chopped and Screwed)
  • 27:30    William Selman - The Island Before the Internet
  • 31:35    Laraaji - Enthusiasm
  • 33:45    Abby Lee Tee - Riverside Burrows Pt. 1
  • 34:30    David Edren - Baulungan
  • 36:25    Third Coast Percussion - Paddle to the Sea - The Lighthouse and Cabin
  • 38:00    DR - IV
  • 39:10    Michael Emenau - Waterphone
  • 44:10    Jon Hassell - Miracle Steps
  • 47:45    Andrew Pekler - Mirror Structures(Mirrored)
  • 50:00    David Cunningham - Blue River
  • 53:05    Nao Otsuka - Clock Chimes
  • 56:15    Abby Lee Tee - Riverside Burrows Pt. 2
  • 58:52    end




Sunday, July 01, 2018

Harold & Durango Budd


A few months ago when I reached out to a few folks to create guest mixes, one of the first people I contacted was Matt Borghi. I've been listening to Matt's music for a long time and with him running the Ambient Soundbath Podcast it would be a perfect fit.

I absolutely adore the mix he has come up with as Harold Budd is one of my all-time favs as well.

I'll let Matt tell you about the mix:

I was very pleased when Dave invited me to submit a guest mix to the Low Light Mixes. Dave's mixes are as diverse as they are interesting and they're always chill with good vibes. I spent quite a bit of time thinking about what I might contribute that could hang with so many great mixes. I have a certain thing I do with the Ambient Soundbath Podcast, but the Low Light Mixes are more all-encompassing. 

After a couple months of deliberation, I decided that I would feature the work of my favorite composer, Harold Budd and newcomer, Durango Budd. Harold Budd's fantastic catalog of work very much informs the work of Durango Budd (https://durangobudd.bandcamp.com), and both of these artists have the piano at the center of most of their creative pursuits. Harold Budd has a well-publicized and longstanding love/hate relationship with the piano, yet he manages to coax such beautiful music out of a wood box filled with felt-tipped hammers and strings. Durango Budd, similarly, takes the same instrument and through experimentation and synthesis manages to coax out equally beautiful, distressed tones that evoke melancholic nostalgia (as Mike Carss, the artist known as Altus, put it - https://www.altusmusic.ca/).

In any case, many thanks to Dave for letting me do this mix and I hope that folks enjoy what I've put together. 

Thank you and enjoy.

-Matt Borghi
www.ambientsoundbath.com
www.mattborghi.com


Thanks Matt! I recommend both his music and his podcast - check them out.

Cheers!



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T R A C K L I S T :
00:00 – 06:00 - The Child with a Lion – Harold Budd – The White Arcades
06:00 – 09:30 - Piano Drone 4 – Durango Budd – Drones for Prepared and Synthesized Piano
09:30 – 12:30 - A Child in a Sylvan Field – Harold Budd – By the Dawn’s Early Light
12:30 – 31:00 - Bismillahi’ Rrahman Rrahim – Harold Budd – The Pavilion of Dreams
31:00 – 33:00 - Piano Drone 5 – Durango Budd – Drones for Prepared and Synthesized Piano
33:00 – 39:00 - The Room of Ancillary Dreams – Harold Budd – The Room
39:00 – 46:30 - Piano Synthesis Drone 3 – Durango Budd – Drones for Prepared and Synthesized Piano
46:30 – 59:00 - Agua – Harold Budd - Agua
59:00 – 61:30 - Piano Drone 1 – Durango Budd – Drones for Prepared and Synthesized Piano