Saturday, June 29, 2013

Fixed links

Just a quick note to say that I fixed a bunch of bad links to old mixes.

Anything earlier than Feb of 2009 was questionable.  So I went back & re-linked the mp3s.  Hopefully everything is in place.

Some of the really old files are hosted on Mediafire & hopefully those are still good.  If not please let me know so I can correct it.  Someday I'll replace all those old mediafire links with podbean links.

I've started using cinemagraphs for the pix on some posts.  I love the look of a good, subtle cinemagraph.  Do they work?  I know sometimes certain browsers don't load animated gifs well.  So if they don't work I'll stop using them.  Maybe I'll try to make my own someday.

Sunday, June 23, 2013

infinite ambient

I usually keep different folders of music for different types of mixes.  I have a "sea" folder.  And one called "dub & stuff."  Another is "piano."  And of course several "Sunday morning" folders as well.

The folder for this mix was called "just plain old good ambient."  And that's a pretty darn good description of this mix.  There's no special theme or concept other than the fact that these cuts are all excellent ambient tunes.

The mix has a classic sound, classic feel.  However, only one track is old - that's the Aphex Twin song.  I love how the cuts flow together, making it a perfect mix for sleeping if you use these mixes like I do.  I can also see listening to this while sitting on the front steps watching the sun set(unfortunately now instead of my nice farm across the street I have a subdivision of McMansions :(

Five or six of the tracks in this mix came from Bandcamp, which I love for buying music & discovering new things via collections.  I really have to control myself when I'm on that site or I'd be spending all sorts of money.  My collection there is not really that large, partly because I really don't buy as much ambient music as I used to.  If you're interested, here's a link to my Bandcamp collection... Dave's Collection

Enjoy the mix!

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T R A C K L I S T :

  • 00:00    Marsen Jules Trio - Ĺ’illet Parfait
  • 04:34    Harold Budd - Jane 8
  • 09:20    Caught in the Wake Forever - Chopin's 2 Nocturnes op. 48 no. 2 in F sharp minor
  • 11:22    Taylor Deupree - Shutter
  • 16:45    Aphex Twin - stone in focus
  • 23:00    Dakota Suite - Things We Lost Along the Way (Loscil remix)
  • 27:20    Maps & Diagrams - Utgores
  • 29:15    Infinite Coil - Transmit 2
  • 32:40    Unrecognizable Now - Two Rooms - One
  • 39:50    Wouter Veldhuis - Side-effects of diversity
  • 44:00    33 Bowls - Morning
  • 46:00    Slow Dancing Society - After Twilight Takes Us
  • 50:40    Ten and Tracer - By Twirling the Strong History
  • 56:35    Cyber Zen Sound Engine - Mottomo Kodokuna Basho
  • 1:00:00    end

Sunday, June 16, 2013

a leaf on the wind - field recordings & ambience 2013

The title pretty much says it all - this mix is a field recording mix.  I think I've done 3 field mixes in the past but haven't done one in a long time.  So I thought it was time for another sonic exploration.

The track that got me thinking about doing a new field mix was "El Divisader" by Chris Watson from the excellent "El Tren Fantasma" album.  Really a phenomenal track.

The mix starts with some church bells that I slowed down & messed with, then we get the Chris Watson track and from there the mix uses a variety of artists a field recordings to make an interesting(I hope) journey through various sonic landscapes.

I'm not going publish a formal tracklist because there is just too much stuff going on to keep track of. There are lots of other sounds and recordings mixed through out this collage.  Some are mine, some are just random things I found.  I hope it all flows well together.

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This is a list of the artists, and approximate times, that have tracks appearing for more a few seconds:

03:35  Chris Watson - el divisadero
10:30  Forrest Fang -  home in exile
15:00  Vangelis - Nocturnal Rain
18:00  David Chapman - an east wind through bomb ballistics and lab 2
21:00  Collin Thomas - blackjack afternoon
31:30  Moniek Darge - solstice sample
35:00  Rapoon - Melancholic Songs of the Desert
38:30  Chris Dooks - For Wolfgang Voight
40:00  Field Rotation - watermusic
45:20  Simon Scott - sealevel.6
50:00  Chris Dooks - Sola
53:45  Linda Aubry Bullock - near

There are lots of other sounds and recordings mixed through out this collage.  Some are mine, some are just random things I found.  I hope it all flows well together.