Friday, January 17, 2014

Reflecting the Hybrid - by Chris Fraley, a member of the Hypnos Recordings Forums

This mix is a rare treat.  It's a guest mix from Chris Fraley.  I know Chris through correspondence and postings at the Hypnos Forum.  

I've been a member of the forum for a long time and I really enjoy the community there.  In this time of social networks and twitter it's nice to see that a classic forum still survives and thrives, mainly because of a shared love of ambient music.  Activity there ebbs and flows but there's always interesting topics and people hanging out.

As I said, I know Chris through the forum and as the two of us have similar tastes, I offered him the opportunity to do a mix for the blog.  He was hesitant at first because he'd never done something like this before.  But he decided to give it a shot and I'm very glad he did.

Chris said he "ended up making a mix based on some of the recent (2012 or later) neo-classical music that embodies the spirit of ambient and experimental acoustics."  The result is perfect.

I hope this is just the first of more guest mixes we may see from Chris.


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Monday, January 06, 2014

a frozen world

It is freakin' cold here in Wisconsin right now.  It's going to be -20f below zero tonight and the high temp on Monday didn't get much above -10f.  Frigid temps like that call for a mix.

It's perfect timing for a freezing mix because a recent purchase was the album arctic conditions by stormloop.  With song titles like "Ice Wind," "In The Frozen Morning Light" and "Arctic Conditions," it was a perfect starting point for this mix.

Make some hot cocoa, sit back and try to stay warm.  Of course for listeners like Charles Glaspole in Australia, it's summer.  I guess you'll have to use your imagination.


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T R A C K L I S T:

  • 00:00    Wind and walking in snow
  • 00:30    Terje Isungset - Go North
  • 01:36    stormloop - ice wind
  • 05:45    Marcus Fischer - Arctic 1
  • 10:10    Panoptique Electrical - Glacier Show I
  • 16:35    Ulf Lohmann - On Frozen Fields
  • 18:45    Blamstrain - Tundra V
  • 24:05    offthesky - beneath the ice shelf
  • 26:50    Harold Budd - Ice Floes in Eden
  • 29:15    stormloop - arctic conditions
  • 33:55    Good Weather For An Airstrike - Frozen In Thought
  • 37:25    Kiln - The Ice Floes
  • 38:40    Forrest Fang & Carl Weingarten - Freezing Days
  • 41:10    David Tagg - Arctic Reflection
  • 50:10    Brian Eno - Fields Of Ice
  • 58:00    Segue - A View of the Frozen Lake
  • 1:01:40   stormloop - in the frozen morning light
  • 1:08:00    end