Monday, December 27, 2010

More end of the year stuff

Here's a couple more year-end lists & thoughts.

My 5 favorite Low Light Mixes of 2010:

  1. In Foreign Lands
  2. Footsteps
  3. Left in the Desert
  4. A Canticle Unfolds
  5. Beneath the Surface

Other fav mixes from around the web:
  1. :papercutz - Dream Scores - a Headphone Commute mix
  2. Subheim - Headphone Commute mix
  3. Invisible Ink - An Ambientblog mix
  4. Everything Old - a Quiet Sounds podcast
  5. echochorus - chiekurspace mix
  6. Marooned - a Harry Towell mix

Other favorites things in 2010 :
  1. Tiny Desk Concerts - this is a series of very intimate concerts over at NPR Music. Whether it's Olaf Arnalds, The Tom Tom Club, Black Dub or The Red River, the concerts are always entertaining. There is video of each & the audio is downloadable.
  2. Slaapwel Records - a small label that specializes in music to fall asleep to. All their recordings are excellent. I eagerly await each new release.
  3. Filmography 2010 - one of my favorite online videos from the past year. The editor took clips from 270 films of 2010 & cut them to great music with great results. The first minute, where she remixes "Nostrand" by Ratatat with "Power" by Kanye West & audio from films clips, is brilliant!
  4. Wixel - 12 Records in 12 Months - Wixel is Wim Maesschalck, who also runs Slaapwell. He set out on a crazy project back in 2009, to release 12 records in 12 months. He does a nice job of keeping the quality high & changes things up enough to make all the releases interesting. Not really a best of 2010 entry, but I discovered it this year & wanted to draw attention to an outstanding project.

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