CEEYS play an intimate church live session; music for Mourning by Poppy Nogood; and Joe Frawley captures the spirit of the ‘Cartomancer’ Olney H. Richmond.
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.
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
This shortlist starts off with Tetherdown‘s First Flight and takes you along to the soothing chords of Cyril Secq/Orla Wren, Gamardah Fungus and Luke Howard.
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.”
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.
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)
New month – new selection. The April DreamScenes selection welcomes a new spring with a variation that properly fits the month of the year!
Featuring tracks by J.Peter Schwalm, Bionulor, Fovea Hex, Biosphere, Tobias Freund & Valentina Berthelor, Djivan Gasparyan/Machinefabriek, Antonymes, Jakob Lindhagen, Guy Gelem, Quiet Noise, Chris Abrahams and Mark Lyken.
Today is “Piano Day”, a perfect day for this overview of some recent releases on 1631 Recordings – a new label run by David Wenngren (Library Tapes) and Mattias Nilsson (Kning Disk).
In the first months of 2016, they’ve unleashed an incredible amount of releases featuring new material as well as a bunch of re-releases.
And there’s no sign this will stop soon!