Entropic (Mix)

…. slowly evolving to a state of inert uniformity …. retracing information that was lost from the message … searching for the uniformity in what seems to be randomly disordered …

en·tro·py (ĕn′trə-pē)

  • A measure of the disorder or randomness in a closed system.
  • A measure of the loss of information in a transmitted message.
  • The tendency for all matter and energy in the universe to evolve toward a state of inert uniformity.
  • Inevitable and steady deterioration of a system or society.
  • For a closed thermodynamic system, a quantitative measure of the amount of thermal energy not available to do work.

This mix is simultaneously published on Headphone Commute:
“Welcome to another Headphone Commute podcast. You’re in for a treat! Peter van Cooten has been contributing countless reviews and mixes and there’s no sign of him slowing down! And that’s a great thing, because we certainly love the soundscapes that PvC introduces our ears to, with his intricate selection of layers, textures and most importantly, story-telling. The latter is what makes up a great selector, elevating him on par with the artist themselves, where the collage of sounds becomes more than just a mix, but a brand new piece of music. Enjoy!”

Entropic Sequence Scheme

Playlist
start time sample length  Artist – Title
Album Title, Release Year, Label details

  • 00:00 2:54 Johnny Jewel – The Dead Zone
    Lost River OST, 2015, Italians do it Better
  • 02:06 1:22 Miharu Koshi & Haruomi Hosono – Halconia Voice
    Ex Machina OST, 2007, Commons RZCM-45702/B
  • 02:35 3:44 Alva Noto – Xerrox Mesosphere
    Xerrox Vol. 3, 2015, Raster-Noton RN-159
  • 04:43 3:04 Jean-Paul Dessy – O’Clock
    O’Clock, 2014, Cypres CYP 4642
  • 07:27 2:10 Jeff Stonehouse – Pathway
    Ghosts, 2015, Taâlem alm108
  • 07:45 1:01 Kreng – Anger
    The Summoner, 2015, Miasmah MIACD030
  • 08:45 1:40 Adam Bryanbaum Wiltzie – The Endless Battle of the Maudlin Ballade Part 3
    Travels in Constants Vol. 24, 2105, Temporary Residence Limited TIC24
  • 10:20 0:53 Adam Bryanbaum Wiltzie – The Endless Battle of the Maudlin Ballade Part 1
    Travels in Constants Vol. 24, 2015, Temporary Residence Limited TIC24
  • 11:02 2:10 Filip Szyszkowski – Water Stones (feat. Filip D. Jensen)(CellIII)
    Mother of Ants, 2015, Unquiet Records UNQUIET004
  • 11:53 3:01 Max Richter & Daniel Hope – Shadow 5
    Vivaldi – The Four Seasons Recomposed, 2014, Deutsche Grammophon 479 2776
  • 13:43 1:38 Disasterpeace – Anyone
    It Follows OST, 2015, Milan 36729
  • 15:12 1:59 Monolake – Void
    Silence, 2009, Imbalance Computer Music ML025
  • 16:03 2:31 Chris Dooks & Darren McClure – When the Planes Leave Town
    Site Specifie Works, 2015, Bandcamp
  • 17:13 0:44 Wolfgang Rihm – Sieben Passions-Texte für Sechs Stimme: III Velum Templi Scissum Est
    Astralis & Other Choral Works, 2012, Harmonia Mundi HMC 902129
  • 17:15 3:32 Pelican Daughers – The Bicycle Ride
    50 Years of Sunshine, 1993, Silent SR9333
  • 18:13 2:29 Jacques Tremblay – Empathies Entropiques 7. Rêve Libanais
    Chroniques d’une Seduction, 2008, Empreintes Digitales IMED 0897
  • 19:49 5:35 Frequent Sync – Windwalker
    Familiar Fields, 2009, Seedsound SEED026
  • 20:08 2:54 Erik K. Skodvin – Pitch Dark
    Flare, 2010, Sonic Pieces 009
  • 21:49 7:37 Peter Grech – Where They Cross Over
    Sung of the Black Canyon, 2015, Bandcamp
  • 27:45 4:54 Jacob Kirkegaard – Fool’s Fire
    5 Pieces, 2015, Posh Isolation 143
  • 30:09 4:30 New Composers & Brian Eno – Long SQ
    Smart, 1999/2015, Psychonavigation PSY106
  • 33:00 1:43 Kate Carr – Underwater
    Overheard in Doi Saket, 2014, 3Leaves 3L030
  • 34:00 4:04 Tattered Kaylor – Taken to Booroomba
    Sombre Nay Sated, 2013, Stadisfield SF-1101
  • 35:14 3:48 Tonto’s Expanding Head Band – Tama
    Zero Time, 1971, Embryo Records SD 732
  • 38:09 2:47 Terje Isungset – Glacial Motion
    Meditations, 2015, All Ice Records 1407
  • 40:04 1:32 Ulises Conti – H
    Los Griegos Creían Que Las Estrellas Eran Pequeños Agujeros Por Donde Los Dioses Escuchaban A Los Hombres, 2014, Flau FLAU41
  • 40:33 3:06 Norn – Maanmeer Vrÿ
    Usotsuki [うそつき], 2015, Moving Furniture Records MFR023
  • 42:47 3:52 John Puchiele Ensemble – Thinking
    Life Cycle, 2013, Antediluvian Records ARJPE001
  • 45:00 2:39 Bjarni Gunnarsson – Portholes
    Processes & Potentials, 2013, 3Leaves 3L025
  • 46:52 0:57 Sussan Deyhim & Hirin Nestat – Turbulent
    Soliloquy, 2008, Venus Rising
  • 47:34 2:26 Dale Cooper Quartet & the Dictaphones – Ma Dressing
    Parole De Navarre, 2006/2010, Denovali DEN60
  • 49:12 4:17 Johnny Jewel – Spellbound
    Lost River OST, 2015, Italians do it Better
  • 52:27 6:08 London Docks – 400 Clouds Pt. 1
    Tangaróa
  • 58:35 End


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38 Comments

  1. Decadans (via Mixcloud)

    Man o man, wat is dit lekker wakker worden (denkt terug aan Summer Darkness, nakateren, veel koffie, zonsopgang en een werfkelder met pootjebaai). Mmmmmmmmmmm

  2. Jeff Stonehouse

    such an honour to be included in a mix with Tonto’s Expanding Head Band, who opened my eyes to the wonders of electronics back n the 70’s

    Thank you x

  3. Ambient_Landscape (via Mixcloud)

    Really nice, Peter – I’m about 2/3’s of the way through it (popped it onto my phone) – you’re one of the few ambient mixers I’ve found whose mixes I will listen to…repeatedly.

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