Monday, June 21, 2010

breathe in, breathe out

Breathing is a rhythmic process of expansion and contraction, in & out, inhale & exhale. Breathing is one example of the cycles we see in nature such as night and day, wake and sleep, seasonal growth and decay, tides going in & out. And like waves in the tides, the rhythmic nature of breathing can be very calming.

Some of my favorite sleep music has this cyclic, breathing quality to it. I made my first breathing mix almost three years ago. Wow! Has it really been that long? I can't believe I've been posting these mixes for 4 years. Anyway, back to this mix, I had a few breathing tunes that I'd been meaning to use, some old some new, and the result is "breathe in, breathe out".

On many of these mixes, there are sections where two or more pieces are playing simultaneously. But this one may have the longest section of combined playing. At about 4:30 into the mix, Bang on a Can's version of Music for Airports 1-2 comes in over the peter Broderick piece. The two continue playing at the same time until somewhere around 10:00, when Airports fades out and the Broderick cut goes solo for a minute or two. I wasn't planning on doing it that way, the two tracks just blended nicely.

There's a track from Foci's Left in the middle of the mix that is from a new netlabel, Audio Gourmet. The label has been running for less than two months but already they have 7 fine releases. Definitely take some time & download some these excellent EPs.

Download (right click/save as) : 87mb, 60min
breathe in, breathe out

T R A C K L I S T :
  • 00:00 Peter Broderick - Music for a sleeping sculpture of Peter Broderick
  • 04:30 Bang on a Can - Music for Airports 1-2
  • 10:00ish Music for a sleeping sculpture comes back to the fore
  • 11:45 Panoptique Electrical - Glacier Show 1
  • 20:00 Porzellan - Rosen
  • 25:45 Lucette Bourdin - Through Empty Heaven
  • 31:00 Robert Rich - Never Alone
  • 35:40 Foci's Left - Regurgitated Impulses(David Tagg remix)
  • 37:10 Olan Mill - Country
  • 40:30 St. Kilda - You are in Every Dream
  • 43:20 Language of Landscape - Contemplating Departure In Wake of Clear Light
  • 47:45 Austere - Lid
  • 54:40 Lexithimie - Another Minute for a Never Ending
  • 1:00:00 end


PvC said...

Hi Dave.
Congratulations on your 60th Low Light Mix!!
I treasure all of them safely on my harddrive, over 60 hours of beautiful ambient mixes.
Thanks again!

Muttley said...

Kudos for featuring the David Tagg rework Dave! It's my favourite remix on the EP. Excellent mix as usual. Along with "Concerto For This And That", this will be one for repeated listening - a phase I rarely manage these days with the onset of so much music out there. I'll email you any new Foci's Left material when it arises.

Harry Towell said...

Cheers Dave for your support with Audio Gourmet material!

elusive said...

really beautiful ambient mix! thank you!