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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’.

This one feels more like a cinematic soundtrack, even more than most of my previous mixes. An hour-long journey of scene changes, meandering between *Kitsch* and *Kult*, using short samples to create ‘continuity cuts’, and constantly changing focus (like the auditive equivalent of the ‘rack focus’ technique in filmmaking).
The result is in fact more psychedelic than ambient.
Depending on the listener, of course.

The course is somewhat set by two returning fragments from larger works – (‘Just’ by Trio Mediaeval / David Lang and Kancheli‘s ‘Chiaroscuro’).
But it is entirely unpredictable where you will find yourself in the end…

Secret 41 - Sequence

And, eh, oh yeah – about the title:
This particular mix was created as a submission to Secret Thirteen‘s ‘New Blood‘ invitation to send in ‘kaleidoscopic mixes’ for their mix series (that’s why their logo is in the image). The ’41’ refers to the number of track samples that are used in this mix.
Of course it wasn’t chosen (in fact they never responded to the entry) – which didn’t really surprise me: this mix is obviously too far off from what they were looking for (read that as: not weird, extreme & obscure enough for their taste).
I probably shouldn’t have bothered sending it at all – but it was fun to experiment with some unusual combinations!

For enhanced immersiveness, you can also download the DTS-version to play on your surround sound system.

Playlist:
[Start Time] [Sample Length] [Artist] – [Title]
[Album, Year, Label]

  • 00:00 01:59 Tatsuro Kojima – Kokoro Asu Wa Yoi Hi
    (Refraction and Reflection, 2015, Audiobulb AB063)
  • 00:25 01:55 Trio Mediaeval, David Lang – Just (After Song of Songs)
    (Youth OST, 2015, Indigo Film 399 773 – 2)
  • 01:54 01:35 Agnieszka Waligorska & Pekka Sirén – Achinech
    (Islas Resonantes, 2009)
  • 02:00 02:08 Ugasanie – The Phenomenon
    (Eye of Tunguska, 2015, Cryo Chamber CRYO 021)
  • 03:33 01:53 Norn – Droom Van Zinken Naar Het Holst Van Een Naamloze Diepte
    (Usotsuki, 2015, Moving Furniture Records MFR023)
  • 05:04 01:02 Alan Howarth – Space Ambience
    (Real Hollywood Sound Effects, 1997, GNP Crescendo GNPD 8054)
  • 05:35 01:33 Alan Howarth – Interdimensional Vortex
    (Real Hollywood Sound Effects, 1997, GNP Crescendo GNPD 8054)
  • 06:15 01:42 Mette Henriette – & The Silver Fox
    (Mette Henriette, 2015, ECM 2460/61)
  • 07:30 01:24 Stéphane Marin – Bourrasque
    (Matins D’Ariège, 2015, Galaverna GAL 0122)
  • 08:15 01:37 Michel Banabila – The End of The Web
    (Feedback + Modular + Radiowaves, 2015, Tapu Records 011TR)
  • 09:16 00:36 Michel Banabila – Fan
    (Eyes Closed, 2015, Tapu Records 010TR)
  • 09:38 02:25 Various (Bigo & Twigetti) Artists – Another Direction
    (Variables, 2015, Bigo & Twigetti)
  • 11:38 01:47 Elian – Red
    (Cutting Up The Sun, 2015, Longstoryshort Recording Company TLSRC2)
  • 12:57 02:50 David Toop – Caberima Night Insects, Birds And Moths
    (Lost Shadows In Defence Of The Soul – Yanomami Shamanism, Songs, Ritual, 015 Sub Rosa SR379)
  • 13:30 01:52 Mynoise.net – ASMR Whisper
    (online stream)
  • 14:20 02:50 Jacaszek & Kwartludium – From A Seashell
    (Catalogue Des Arbres, 2014, Touch TO:94)
  • 17:03 01:58 Giya Kancheli – Chiaroscuro
    (Chiaroscuro, 2015, ECM Records 2442)
  • 18:28 03:01 Mathias Delplanque – Débris (For Ephraim Wegner)
    (Siebzehn Bis 8, 215, Crónica 096)
  • 20:50 03:19 Sonmi 451 – Limbic Lobe
    (The Limbic System, 2015, Time Released Sound TRS050)
  • 23:13 04:21 Michael Begg / Human Greed – Da Pacem (Apres Pärt)
    (Hivernant, 2015, Omnempathy OMCD06)
  • 27:08 00:38 Trio Mediaeval, David Lang – Just (After Song of Songs)
    (Youth OST, 2015, Indigo Film 399 773 – 2)
  • 27:40 00:55 Kronos Quartet – Flugufrelsarinn
    (Plays Sigur Ros, 2007, Nonesuch 307452)
  • 28:04 02:16 Sakana Hosomi – Ma.Org Re.Mx
    (Ma.Org.Pa.Git Re.Mx, 2015, Crónica 092)
  • 28:04 03:16 Kreng – Bargaining
    (The Summoner, 2015 Miasmah MIACD030)
  • 30:43 02:30 Thomas Ragsdale – The Uncertainty Principle
    (Bait, 2015, This Is It Forever TIIF002)
  • 32:58 00:50 Thomas Newman & Rick Cox – Goldmine Nectarine
    (35 Whirlpools Below Sound, 2014, Cold Blue Music CB0040)
  • 33:13 00:38 Louis Sarno – Bobé Spirits Calling
    (Song From The Forest, 2014, Gruenrecorder GRUEN150)
  • 33:30 02:41 Dronny Darko & Protou – Primate (50 Million Years Ago)
    (Earth Songs, 2015, Cryo Chamber CRYO019)
  • 34:44 00:56 Larry Clinton – Deep Purple (Reprise)
    (Lost River OST, 2015, Italians Do It Better)
  • 35:35 02:17 Glass Candy – Shell Game
    (Lost River OST, 2015, Italians Do It Better)
  • 37:44 02:53 Alva Noto – Xerrox Spark
    (Xerrox Vol. 3, 2015, Raster-Noton R-N 159)
  • 40:00 02:15 Woob – Intervision Intermission
    (Ambient Disaster Movie, 2014, Bigamoebasounds BAS017)
  • 41:46 02:40 Todd Tobias – Teluk Dalam
    (Tristes Tropiques, 2015, Tiny Room Records TR005)
  • 42:53 05:17 Kristoffer Oustad – Row Me Over
    (Filth Haven, 2015, Malignant Records TumorCD84)
  • 45:33 03:11 Porcje Rosolowe – Metua Tympanis
    (Insects 4-7, 2015, Crónica 093)
  • 47:11 05:07 Masaya Kato – IV
    (Trace Of Voices, 2015, Time Released Sounds TRS-49)
  • 51:47 03:26 Arve Henriksen – Sanmyake
    (Sakuteiki, 2001, Rune Grammofon RCD2021)
  • 54:08 03:47 Chris Dooks & Darren McClure – Ayr Scaffold Resonance
    (Site-Specific Works, 2015, Bandcamp)
  • 55:25 00:24 Trio Mediaeval, David Lang – Just (After Song of Songs)
    (Youth OST, 2015, Indigo Film 399 773 – 2)
  • 55:46 01:44 Mark Lyken & Emma Dove – Chenrey Hoose
    (Mirror Lands, 2015, Time Released Sounds TRS055)
  • 57:20 02:40 Giya Kancheli – Chiaroscuro
    (Chiaroscuro, 2015, ECM Records 2442)

 

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8 Responses to Secret 41 (Mix)

  1. Simon Pitforth (via Mixcloud) says:

    Lovely stuff

  2. Gert says:

    I really liked it, listened to the surround version.

  3. Fires of Ork (via Mixcloud) says:

    float!

  4. Michael Begg (via Twitter) says:

    Pleasant surprise to stumble on myself in this honourable playlist tonight. Thanks.

  5. Lisag7215 (via Mixcloud) says:

    Very creative!

  6. Hartmann (via Mixcloud) says:

    Most interesting!

  7. Michel Banabila (via Facebook) says:

    arve henriksen, louis sarno, alva noto, chris dooks, kronos, mette henriette, david toop, phew 🙂 … fijn gezelschap