This mix started with one album - Goats & Distortions 5 by Dictaphone. It's one of my 2021 favorites. I began a new mix project with one song from that album as the starter, not knowing where it would go but the vibe was off-kilter. Then I heard a new album on Lost Tribe Sound, Departures by mastroKristo, and I knew where the mix would go.
This mix features a lot of wind instruments, although I'm not sure exactly what any of them are - clarinet, sax, soprano sax, oboe? A lot of the tracks are a bit askew, this is not smooth jazz. The music is atmospheric, moody, odd but the tracks all work perfectly together.
All the music is from 2021 and a few tracks are from some of my favorite albums of the year. I've already mentioned Dictaphone - Goats & Distortions 5. Another fav is Pino Palladino & Blake Mills - Notes with Attachments. And then there are two albums from Lost Tribe Sound that haven't been released yet but they will both be on my year-end favorites list. They are mastroKristo - Departures and Alapastel - Ceremony. They are both part of Lost Tribe Sound's Salt & Gravity series, which is fantastic.
Here's what LTS says about the series - "The Salt and Gravity Series is by far our most classical / ambient / drone adjacent collection yet. This series showcases some the most texturally pungent music we've ever released. A life long fascination with low end, blurred, battered and subterranean type sound has led us to this point... sound that you can feel rumbling up through the earth... the good stuff that makes your whole body hum versus just rattling around inside your head."
Go here to check it out... https://losttribesound.bandcamp.com/album/salt-and-gravity-series
Links to all the albums in this mix:
T R A C K L I S T :
- 00:00 Dictaphone - O. (Goats & Distortions 5 2021)
- 04:00 mastroKristo - Gionis (Departures 2021)
- 08:02 Frieder Nagel - Para live version (The Arrival 2021)
- 11:15 Josiah Steinbrick - Mouthfeel 5 (Mouthfeel 2021)
- 14:24 Pino Palladino & Blake Mills - Notes with Attachments (Notes with Attachments 2021)
- 15:57 William Ryan Fritch - Cited (Freeland 2021)
- 17:34 William Ryan Fritch - Dropped (Freeland 2021)
- 20:06 Sam Gendel & Sam Wilkes - Cold Pocket (Music for Saxofone and Bass Guitar More Songs 2021)
- 23:15 Eli Keszler - All the Mornings in the World (Icons 2021)
- 28:27 Masayoshi Fujita - Cumulonimbus Dream (Bird Ambience 2021)
- 32:00 Knower - As the Night Climbed, a Band of Raccoons Started Hastily to Perform their Nocturnal Jam (Curiosity Is Not Dead 2021)
- 36:05 Soft Generator - Asclepeion Process (A Carefully Controlled Space 2021)
- 39:22 Simon McCorry - Ocean Song (All Creatures 2021)
- 42:57 Hawsepiper - Air Stones (Red Knot Returns 2021)
- 47:00 Dictaphone - Goats & Distortions 2 (Goats & Distortions 5 2021)
- 49:11 Alapastel - New World Healing Centre (Ceremony 2021)
- 58:58 end