Just imagine yourself sitting in a local bar at the end of the day. A bit tired, your head full of thoughts. The murmuration of the people around you slowly gets blurry as you drift off. Your thoughts begin to wander, memories are mixed with fantasies and places you never even visited. Until now.
This mix is simply named after the podcast it was created for: Joseph Aleo’s SoundWave.
It is a happy coincidence that it literally starts with ‘waves’ – and ends with the same waves morphing into the sound of a cheering crowd. This mix (hopefully) shows that it can be rewarding to take a moment’s rest to really listen and let the sounds affect you.
Music for long winter nights: my 2-hour mix contribution to the “Winter Solstice 2020” ambient music broadcast on Concertzender Nederland.
(Also available in DTS surround)
I tried to find another name (and image) for this mix, but it seems that only one title remained appropriate at this time.
Music for worrying times…
A two-hour mix for the longest night: Winter Solstice. To be played (and hopefully enjoyed) in the deepest darkness.
“Dream All The Dark Away” …
The mix title, Radical Candor, comes from the (management) philosophy that argues that feedback (on behaviour) is most effective if it is ‘challenging’ but at the same time shows that you ‘care’.
I felt there was a resemblance: the mix is ‘caring’ at times but can also be quite ‘challenging’ to the listener. At least, that was my intention. Now you decide.
John Luther Adams’ ‘Become Desert’: “Close your eyes and listen to the singing of the light.” *** Stavros Gasparatos explores the range of emotions of losing control, without any repercussions.
Two immersive albums ‘for stillness and reflection’: Robert Rich‘s double album ‘tactile Ground’ and Erik Wølllo‘s ‘Infinite Moments’.
“For me, personally, a mix has the most impact when it feels like I’m watching a movie. With ups, downs, some drama, sentiment, moment of joy, climax and anticlimax. And yes: tension and release.”