Friday, August 24, 2007

There Will Come Soft Rains

I started this mix a couple of weeks ago and I wasn't sure when to post it. Then the rains came. We have been getting pelted here for a week, so I figured now is the perfect time to post a rain mix.

Based on the amount of rain we've been getting maybe a more appropriate title would have been "A hard rain is gonna fall & flood my basement & turn my backyard into a swamp." I guess that's a little long. So I'll stick with "There Will Come Soft Rains". The title is taken from a short story by Ray Bradbury who takes the title from a poem by Sara Teasdale. Not that poem or story have anything to do with the mix, I just love the sound of the line.

The music in this mix is a collection of tunes I thought would work well with the sound of rain. Most of the rain you hear in this mix was added by me. I hope I didn't over do it. The listening environment has a lot to do with how the rain is perceived. While mixing in a quiet room I kept worrying about too many rain fx, but then listening in my office at work, I couldn't hear half of the rain sounds. Hopefully I managed to strike the right balance.

There will come soft rains(53:17, 62mb)

t r a c k l i s t :
  • 00:12 - 02:30 Chas Smith - Santa Fe
  • 02:40 - 05:40 Elegi - despotiets vesen
  • 05:44 - 10:20 Fenton - neon giraffe
  • 10:33 - 11:51 Max Richter - harmonium & time passing
  • 11:51 - 15:55 Julien Neto - vi
  • 16:00 - 22:20 Loscil - steam
  • 22:35 - 25:50 Loren Connors - airs #6
  • 25:30 - 28:50 Rameses III - night blossom written in sanskrit
  • 29:25 - 32:20 Leo Abrams - scene memory
  • 32:20 - 35:40 Daniel Lanois - telco
  • 35:50 - 41:36 Popol Vuh - listen he who ventures
  • 41:36 - 50:35 Rameses III - theme three
  • 50:35 - 51:41 Lawrence - a quiet day
  • 51:47 - 53:17 Max Richter - fragment


Anonymous said...

awesome, as always. am enjoying your mixes over and over again. thankyou for putting the time into mixing and posting these! best, scott, oz.

dave said...

Brilliant as usual.

David said...

Great mix. Good selection of songs. Keep it up!

Duck said...

You've outdone yourself this time. The Loscil track is glorious.

Dave M [yet another dave]

Unknown said...

Hi Dave,

Just been listening to this one again. Excellent mix.
Thanks a lot.


Chris said...

I agree it is a great mix. I especially appreciate the inclusion of the Popul Vuh track "He Who Listens"--I have loved it for decades, but have rarely heard it covered by others.