Thursday, January 22, 2015

Points of Departure

a beginning
an expedition is launched
springs into being
the journey begins

This is a follow up to an earlier mix Leaving the Station, which had a train theme.  I had several people ask if I was planning on a follow up and, well, here it is.

My favorite track in this mix is El Divisadero by Chris Watson from his wonderful field recording album, El Tren Fantasma.  I've used this track before but it's so awesome I just had to use it here.

Another track in this mix that I've used before is Dialing in the Sun by Paul Ellis.  It's an excellent berlin school cut that has this great clicky-clack sound that works perfectly here.

The rest of the mix is a collection of old(Richard Pinhas) and new(Andy Stott) cuts.

On a side note, I don't know if anyone has noticed but embedded in each mp3 for download is the mix tracklist.  So if you're playing it on your phone or on some pc players, you should be able to see the tracklist when the mix is playing.

Other mixes coming soon, or maybe I should say sometime this year, a sort of jazz mix, a new age massage mix, a sci fi mix, a dubby mix, a space rock mix, guest mixes and many more I haven't even thought of yet.


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T R A C K L I S T :

  • 00:00    Edinburgh - City Streets and Train Station
  • 00:40    The Elf Machine - Asymmetric Transition
  • 03:27    Arovane - Passage to Nagoya
  • 05:15    Locust - I'll Be There
  • 08:57    Forrest Fang - Bothered
  • 12:27    Paul Ellis - Dialing in the Sun
  • 17:45    Chris Watson - El Divisadero
  • 22:00    Circular - Synchronus
  • 29:00    The Black Dog - Exhibit 1.1
  • 33:20    Function and Vatican Shadow - Things Unknown
  • 40:20    Dub Tractor - More or Less Mono
  • 44:08    The Field - Arpeggiated Love
  • 48:55    Richard Pinhas - Melodic Simple Transition
  • 52:15    Andy Stott - Science and Industry
  • 57:57    Torn Hawk - She Happens
  • 1:02:55    Ten and Tracer - Figure and Ground
  • 1:06:05    Deepchord - Day's End
  • 1:08:11    end

Saturday, January 03, 2015

into the fog

This mix started with two discoveries.  First I found a great ambient blog called Ambient Landscape.  I have found lots of music through the site, most notably the fantastic album by Dylan Howe, New Designs on Bowie's Berlin, which made it on to my year end lists.

The second discovery that inspired this mix was a series from Aural Films called Fog Music.  I believe they up to 25 releases which you find here...FOG MUSIC.  There's some nice stuff in there & I liked to whole concept of "Fog Music," not too far off the "sea" mixes I've done before.

So that's where this started.  From there I looked for other foggy tunes.  I'm not a big fan of dark, dissonant ambient that might typically get used for fog music.  I think the collection here works pretty well.


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T R A C K L I S T :

  • 00:00    foghorns & stuff
  • 01:00    Todd Peck - Into the Mist
  • 03:30    Optical Frameworks - Surrounded Fog
  • 06:20    Maps & Diagrams - Fog Signalling
  • 07:55    echospace - Vector Vapor
  • 09:00    36 - Mist
  • 11:30   Chihei Hatakeyama - A House in the Fog
  • 13:10    Loscil - Vapor
  • 17:06    Brian Eno - Events in Dense Fog
  • 20:45    Laocoon - Mist
  • 26:20    Wolfgang Gsell - February Fog
  • 32:00    Shaded Explorer - Sea Mist
  • 37:10    Sam Rosenthal and vidnaObmana - Dark Mist, Rain
  • 40:30     Thomas Koner - Vasabron, Stockholm
  • 44:10    James Johnson - House of Mist
  • 47:50    ASC - Behind the Veil
  • 53:50    Jeff Greinke - Over Water
  • 1:01:12    end