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Dawn Secrets (Mix)

Closed - Noel Kerns

What exactly happens at the moment night changes back into day again, when darkness slowly retreats and light comes back in?
Are we aware of what happens outside, at that time of day most of us are still sleeping?
What sort of animals or creatures are hiding from the light, and what sort finally dare to come out again?
Would we discover “Dawn Secrets” when we’d leave our own safe and familiar surroundings?

To be honest, I did not start this mix with this theme in mind…it just ‘dawned’ on me when listening to it when it was almost finished…But from the start, I wanted this mix to have a strong ‘environmental’ feel (but not only include field recordings).

Like most of my previous mixes, I also wanted it to be be unnerving as well as comforting: to cycle between ‘tension’ and ‘release’ foa a ‘storytelling’ feeling.
So I guess it’s better labeled as “cinematic environmental”  than just as “ambient”.

I know it sounds weird, but when creating a mix like this, I always feel like if the mix itself is choosing the tracks to be included. The result of some combinations often surprises me.

I hope that this mix tells its mysterious story to you … and maybe reveal some ‘secrets’ along the way…

This mix was created in december, 2010 and published on Headphone Commute in january, 2011.


Sequence Scheme Dawn Secrets

Playlist:

  • 00:00 Atom TM – Notturni No.1
    – 1i3835tra3Um3, 2010, Rather Interesting RI067
  • 00:52 Atom TM – Notturni No.2
    – 1i3835tra3Um3, 2010, Rather Interesting RI067
  • 02:54 Plinth – Drift
    – Flotsam, 2006, Second Language SL05X
  • 04:47 Jon Hopkins
    – Dawn – Monsters (OST), 2010, Domino Records DS036CD
  • 06:03 Simon Whetham – Music’s a Wood you Walk Through
    – Wood – Dragon’s Eye Fifth Anniversary, 2011, Dragon’s Eye Recording de6008
  • 07:54 Enrico Coniglio – The Crab’s Secrets
    – Underwater Noises, 2011, Ephre Imprint/Lost Children Netlabel
  • 10:19 Mariolina Zitta – Cave Calls
    – Concert for Bats, Voices and Natural Sounds, 2007, Earth Ear ee6142
  • 12:50 Philip Samartzis – General Electric
    – Audible Geography, 2008, Room40 EDRM416
  • 13:50 Un Vortice di Bassa Pressione – Hydrocoma Pt. 3
    – Underwater Noises, 2011, Ephre Imprint/Lost Children Netlabel
  • 15:30 Listening Mirror – The Organist
    – Coffee Break Ambient, 2010, Audio Gourmet Netlabel AGN021
  • 15:50 Chubby Wolf – Vocal Sounds Vibrate Air
    – Wood – Dragon’s Eye Fifth Anniversary, 2011, Dragon’s Eye Recording de6008
  • 16:24 Balmorhea – Palestrina
    – Constellations, 2010, Western Vinyl WEST070
  • 20:50 Johann Johannsson – Sifreri
    – Explorer’s Club 7 – Reykjavik, 2010, Loaf LOAF36D7
  • 22:07 Wil Bolton – Slate
    – Time Lapse, 2010, Hibernate HB22
  • 23:40 Sigur Rós – Kafari
    – Sing me to Sleep (Indie Lullabies), 2010, American Laundromat Records ALR-0023
  • 28:35 Jos Smolders – Aiolos (Vangsaa Exterior)
    – Various Sampler Contributions, 2010, Earlabs
  • 32:43 Julien Mier – Breathe With Me
    – Flakes, 2010, Esc.Rec esc.rec.30 / Lomechanik lomek15
  • 34:28 Sleepingdog – Polish Love Song
     Sampler Winter 2010, 2010, Gizeh Records
  • 37:40 Markus Mehr – Datenwolke
    – Lava, 2010, Hidden Shoal Recordings HSR069
  • 39:40 Keith Kenniff – Anchor’s Hold
    – The Last Survivor, 2010, Unseen Music
  • 40:52 Jon Hopkins – Attack
    – Monsters (OST), 2010, Domino Records DS036CD
  • 42:16 MiaMia – Bend Over Harder
    – Flakes, 2010, Esc.Rec esc.rec.30 / Lomechanik lomek15
  • 43:50 Enrico Coniglio – Fondamente Nove Incl. 130 Cm S
    – Salicornie Topofonie, Vol. 2, 2010, Psychonavigation PSY039
  • 47:25 Giya Kancheli – Theme From Hamlet, Var. I & II
    – Themes from the Songbook, 2010, ECM Records 2188
  • 49:59 Ephraim Wegner – Swarm
    – Audible Landscapes, 2010, Crónica 052
  • 50:50 Collin Thomas – Blackjack Afternoon
    – Stones/Still, 2010, collinthomas.net
  • 54:20 Zazie Von Einem Anderen Stern – Nacht
    – Regen:Tropfen, 2010, Drifting Falling DRIFTING018
  • 57:00 Zazie Von Einem Anderen Stern – Intro
    – Regen:Tropfen, 2010, Drifting Falling DRIFTING018
  • 57:10 Hilmar Örn Hilmarsson – Degradation
    – Angels of the Universe, 2001, Fat Cat Records FAT1102
  • 58:22 Atom TM – Notturni N0.3
    – 1i3835tra3Um3, 2010, Rather Interesting RI067
  • 59:02 Julien Mier – Breathe With Me
    – Flakes, 2010, Esc.Rec esc.rec.30 / Lomechanik lomek15


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6 Responses to Dawn Secrets (Mix)

  1. BAUMANN.electronics (via Mixcloud) says:

    FU***G BRILLIANT !! TOP 10 !

  2. lumar (via Mixcloud) says:

    we deserve more PvC mixes. It makes my day.

  3. Bananabreak (via Mixcloud) says:

    this is lovely

  4. Little Dash (via MixCloud) says:

    Absolutly fabuleous. One of the most beautiful thing i’ve ever heard.
    Thank you for the download link.

  5. Scott Millar says:

    Very nice. The shifting moods and unexpected turns are really interesting in this mix. It has a feeling of winter’s approach in the cold autumn air.

  6. KimJackie (via H_C) says:

    This is amazing, but while listening it kept me in bed till 11.30 am on Monday morning, enjoying the sounds and winter sun.

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