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Soccer Committee / Machinefabriek: “Soccer Machine Mix”

Soccer Machine

Around december 2007, I made a mix from Soccer Commitee’s music and music from Machinefabriek.
This mix is never published here before, because it was made for the dutch NPS-Folio radio show broadcast.

I don’t usually post the Folio broadcasts here, but it’s time to make an exception to that rule: a recent social media post about the beauty of Soccer Committee’s album sC made me decide it was time to dust off the 2007 mix and publish it again.

Because it’s still as powerful now as it was back then, almost 10 years ago. … [ Read More ]

DreamScenes 2016 – 05

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Drones for the start of summer season:

With music by Xiu Xiu, Christina Vantzou, Hilde Marie Holsen, Michel Banabila, Barton Rage & Bill Laswell, J. Peter Schwalm, Ricardo Donoso (in a Thomas Köner Remix), Joe Frawley, How to Disappear Completely and a remarkable rework of 60 different recordings of Gymnopédie 1
… [ Read More ]

Marsen Jules – Shadows in Time

Marsen Jules - Shadows in Time

What is a good way to release a Generative Music composition?

Marsen Jules chose to release his Shadows in Time in 300+ different variations on different media: a CD release (with a ‘static’ version), and a unique individual recording for every different USB-stick ….
Apart from that there are also some uniquely pressed transparent vinyl 12″ with a different version on each pressing (!).

…. And by the way: the music is great, too! … [ Read More ]

Matthew Collings – A Requiem for Edward Snowden

Matthew Collings - A Requiem for Edward Snowden

This is not exactly your average enjoyable ‘contemporary neo-classical’ music, and it definitely isn’t ‘romantic’ either.
Though there are quiet parts, most of the piece is quite unnerving.
It is not an ‘easy’ Requiem to listen to. And it shouldn’t be, of course, because it seems there’s not gonna be a happy ending to this story soon.

“The greatest fear that I have….. is that nothing will change.”
Edward Snowden … [ Read More ]

Secret 41 (Mix)

Secret 41

Because of the drones, atmospheric field recordings and insect sounds, this mix will be labeled as an ‘ambient’ mix by most listeners.
And of course it is…. but at the same time it isn’t.
It simply isn’t ‘unobtrusive’ enough to be ‘ambient’.

An hour-long journey of scene changes, meandering between *Kitsch* and *Kult* – a bit more ‘psychedelic’ than ‘ambient’, in fact. … [ Read More ]

Quiet Noise; Tiny Portraits; Bionulor; Lucy

Quiet Noise

Tiny Portraits of an Old Writer, Music and Buildings (and Music), and the everyday lifecycle of Eat, Drink, Shop, Relax

(Shortlist featuring new releases by Quiet Noise, Tiny Portraits, Bionulor and Lucy) … [ Read More ]

Multicast Dynamics; Tobias Freund & Valentina Berthelon; Mario Gronnert; Richard Eigner

Mario Gronnert

Edgar Varèse defined music as ‘organized sound’…

This shortlist presents some fine examples of ‘organized sound’: the final chapter of Multicast Dynamics’ four-part series, audio/visual experiments from Tobias Freund & Valentina Berthelon, urban dreamscapes from Mario Gronnert and CommonSen5E, and, to conclude, a work by Richard Eigner that may best demonstrate why Varèse’s definition is a good one. … [ Read More ]