Sunday, April 22, 2012

alien architecture

The music in this mix has a strange, sort of alien feel to it.  The pieces are a bit darker, but not creepy or annoying.  But they do all have a weird other-worldly sense to them.

This started with the first track, "We Swallowed the Night" by Anduin.  It just sounded vaguely alien and a bit threatening.  So from there I decided to construct a mix around that feeling.

When I make mixes I collect tracks over time & toss them into a folder to sort through later.  Sometimes I'll bring the folder of music to work with me & make the mix there(shhhh, don't tell anyone).  The problem with doing that is I have to convert the mp3's to wav or aiff files and in the process the tracks can lose the artist identifier.  So I only know the track title but not the artist.  That's how I ended up with 4 tracks from Robert Rich & Ian Boddy in one mix.  I usually don't like to have that much from album or artist.  That's also how the mix ended up with two Pjusk cuts back to back.  Oh well, Guess I'll just have to be more careful next time.

I didn't want to go the Lustmord "where black stars hang" route and have the mix be scary alien.  I just wanted unearthly alien.  Hopefully I hit that tone pretty well.

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T R A C K L I S T :
  • 00:00    Anduin - We Swallowed the Night
  • 01:56    Harold Budd - Dark Star
  • 04:16    Hecq - aback
  • 06:23    Pjusk - Kram
  • 11:44    Robert Rich & Ian Boddy - Threshold
  • 12:28    nebulo & druc drac - rive nord - rive sud
  • 14:30    EU - 60 Planets
  • 16:37    Monolake - phenomenon
  • 19:10    Robert Rich & Ian Boddy - Methane
  • 22:10    Anduin - The Voyeurs Wall of Glass
  • 25:25    Lights Out Asia - All These Worlds Are Yours
  • 27:15    Jon Hopkins - Cold Out There
  • 30:16    Pjusk - Granitt
  • 33:33    Pjusk - Flint
  • 37:15    Loscil - Pressure
  • 39:55    Roly Porter - Arrakis
  • 42:05    Loren Connors - Red Mars
  • 43:15    Robert Rich & Ian Boddy - Ice Fields
  • 48:05    Saul Stokes - We Resolve
  • 53:10    Robert Rich & Ian Boddy - Last Outpost
  • 55:04    end


Anonymous said...

That Pjusk tune is immaculate can conjure up so many images, from desolate wintry landscapes to a deserted galaxy

Anonymous said...

I say who gives a hell about there being two tracks by the same artist back to back? In truth, if that is the way you are feeling it, then that's the way it SHOULD be, so why have you been limiting or censoring yourself in the past?

Hell, do a whole Pjusk mix, do a whole Budd mix, do whatever.

Thanks for all the excellent music. Love it, love it.

Low Light Mixes said...

Hahah! Thanks for cutting me some slack on the arrangement of the track list. :)

I've only done one mix that was all one artist & the was "Enosification", an all Brian Eno mix.

An all Harold Budd mix would be great. I'll have to keep that in mind for a future mix. I've just been re-discovering some old Harold Budd so that would be fun.