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The Void* * Fossil Aerosol Mining Project * Angelina Yershova

Revisionist History

The Void Pointers

THE VOID * – VALUES

The Void * notation comes from the C++ programming language, and is pronounced as Void Pointers.
If you’re not familiar with the C++ language (and I assume you aren’t – just like me), it’s interesting to read about a void pointer in terms relating to music:

“The void pointer is a special type of pointer that can be pointed at objects of any data type. However, because the void pointer does not know what type of object it is pointing to, it cannot be dereferenced directly. The void pointer must be explicitly cast to another pointer type before it is dereferenced.
The next obvious question is: If a void pointer doesn’t know what it’s pointing to, how do we know what to cast it to? Ultimately, that is up to you to keep track of.”

I could almost leave it at that for a review: this seems to describe the Void Pointers‘ music perfectly.

Values presents a wide range of atmospheres, starting almost ‘poppy’ but quickly moving into more abstract dimensions.
The geeky trio (Roald Dillewijn, Eric Magnée and Tijs Ham) not only build their own instruments, but also code the software to play them. And yet their music never sounds artificial, they have a nice warm organic sound despite their titles (which are also taken from the C++ language).

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Another interesting detail is that Values is released simultaneously by three different (dutch) labels that share a taste for the adventurous: Esc.Rec, Lomechanik and Shipwrec.

Oh, and by the way: the last track is called Dereference – so you don’t need to worry you’re left dwelling in the void without knowing where to point to next.


Revisionist History

FOSSIL AEROSOL MINING PROJECT – REVISIONIST HISTORY

Fossil Aerosol Mining Project‘s debut release dates back to 1986, so Revisionist History marks their 30th year of existence. In these 30 years, the project was sometimes disbanded and later resurrected – until a steady flow of releases started from 2004.
Using ‘found sounds’ as their primary source, “audio artifacts and field recordings, signal processing equipment (as well as the mixing board itself) remains the principle form of instrumentation”.

Revisionist History grafts old artifacts onto new material using recently devised studio processes. New sounds of the past, articulated through the devices of an unimagined future.”

It’s a strange and sometimes scary vision of the future – but a fascinating sonic trip at the same time. Conceptually, these found sound compilations are somewhat comparable to those of Negativland (although perhaps somewhat less radical).

The Helen Scarsdale (physical) version of this album consists of the 69 minute CD in a package that includes ‘a manipulated page of pseudohistorical text (circa 1972)’ (!), and a souvenir fragment of open-reel dictaphone tape collected as source material in Chicago in 1988.
This edition also includes a download code for an additional hour of bonus tracks.
The Bandcamp version does not include the full hour bonus download, but includes a selection of 4 bonus track from this ‘virtual second disc’


Piano Abyss

ANGELINA YERSHOVA – PIANO ABYSS

There is an abundance of piano music currently, and a lot of these recordings also include the sound of the instruments inner mechanisms. The crackling wood, the felt pads sighing, the pedals squeaking – these sounds are often recorded up closely and included with the original sound of the piano strings, a bit like adding vinyl crackles to a digital recording to emphasize its original analog nature.
Angelina Yershova‘s approach is different:
“The mechanical noises of the pedals and the hammers are electronically processed, twisted and warped until they are oceans away from their original sound.”
The ultimate aim is not to recreate the original, natural sound of the piano as an instrument, but to experiment with unconventional timbres, “giving birth to what is almost a whole new experimental genre: ‘piano drone music’.”

Yershova is a classically trained composer, pianist, sound artist and improviser – with a degree in choral and symphony orchestra conducting as well as in electronic music, and experience in many different music fields: from composing soundtracks to rock bands and everything in-between.
Every detail on this album shows her experience: she’s not afraid to step away from the beaten paths of experimental piano music.
And it’s a magical combination after all: mysterious piano chord sequences immersed in a background of the indeterminate sounds of an unknown abyss.


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Solace (Mix)

Stars-Night-Sky Photo by Mikko Lagerstedt

“Life can only be remembered backwards, but it must be lived forwards.”

The central piece provides the title for this mix: Solace – “Comfort in sorrow, misfortune. Consolation.”
This Fovea Hex track literally breathes consolation in every single note, so it seemed a good starting point for this mix.

It is also one of the few tracks in the mix that are included in its full length.
As usual in my mixes, most of the tracks are only short fragments of the original piece, merged together to create an atmosphere that may be different from what the artist originally intended. The track listing below states the starting times of the ‘samples’ as well as its length in the mix.

Even though there are quite some dark moments in this mix, I hope it may bring some ‘solace’ – if needed.
(If not needed: even better…! It still can be nice to feel a bit melancholic for a while, can’t it?)

Solace - Sequence

mix sequence

This mix was created for Bob Rusche’s ‘X-Ray’ broadcast on the Dutch Concertzender.
The mix was ‘premiered’ on July, 3, 2016. Thanks, Bob!

(photo by Mikko Lagerstedt)

Playlist

start time – sample length – Artist – Title
Album Title, Year, Label Details

  • 00:00 01:02 Radiohead – Daydreaming
    A Moon Shaped Pool, 2016, XL Recordings XLDA790
  • 00:22 02:32 Ryuichi Sakamoto – The Revenant Main Theme
    The Revenant Soundtrack, 2016, Milan 399 758-2
  • 01:20 03:52 Northaunt – Extinction Event
    Istid I-II, 2015, Cyclic Law 72nd Cycle
  • 03:24 00:44 Radiohead – Daydreaming
    A Moon Shaped Pool, 2016, XL Recordings XLDA790
  • 03:58 03:01 Daniel W.J. Mackenzie – Glass Interlude
    Glass Permanent, 2016, Sound In Silence sis028
  • 05:33 02:45 Xiu Xiu – Nightsea Wind
    Plays the Music of Twin Peaks, 2016, Polyvinyl Record Company PRC-312
  • 06:12 01:51 Jonty Harrison – Going Places: Geoterma Pools at Seltún (Iceland) and Rotorua (New Zealand)
    Voyages, 2016, Empreintes Digitales IMED 16139
  • 07:04 02:07 Lewis Pesacov & Elisabeth Cline – Entr’Acte
    The Edge of Forever, 2016, The Industry Records
  • 08:44 01:30 Poppy Nogood – Frame Shatter
    Music for Mourning, 2016, Preserved Sound PS35
  • 09:22 02:59 J. Peter Schwalm – The Anxt Code
    The Beauty of Disaster, 2016, RareNoise Records RN059LP
  • 11:50 01:33 Mark Lyken – Scar History
    The Terrestial Sea, 2016, Important Records IMPREC437
  • 12:34 01:22 Thet Liturgiske Owäsendet – Under Jord Är Du Kommen
    Järtecken, 2015, Shimmering Moods Records SHM D010-tape2
  • 13:23 00:53 Colin Stetson – Sorrow II
    Sorrow (A Reimagining of Gorecki’s 3rd Symphony), 2016, 52Hz 52HZ001CD
  • 13:53 02:58 Jonty Harrison – Going Places: In Transit Announcement in Airports / Railway Stations in Florence, Pisa, Rome and Castelfiore, Street Demonstration in Montpellier
    Voyages, 2016, Empreintes Digitales IMED 16139
  • 14:17 04:04 Melanie De Biasio – Blackened Cities
    Blackened Cities, 2016, Play It Again Sam PIASL050CD
  • 18:00 02:15 Sercati – The Darkness In My Heart
    Falling On Earth, 2016, self-released
  • 19:53 02:44 Bjarni Gunnarsson – Verlat
    Paths, 2016, Granny Records granny16
  • 20:55 00:22 Radiohead – Daydreaming
    A Moon Shaped Pool, 2016, XL Recordings XLDA790
  • 22:05 01:41 Laurie Anderson – Life Lived Backwards
    Heart Of A Dog, 2015, Nonesuch 7559794888
  • 23:33 03:29 Celer – Terminal Points
    Two Days And One Night, 2016, Sequel SQ05
  • 25:34 02:55 Robert Crouch – Limbo Town (Croatoan)
    A Gradual Accumulation Of Ideas Become Truth, 2016, Line Line_077
  • 27:12 02:33 Markus Mehr – Re-Directed 4
    Re-Directed, 2016, Hidden Shoal
  • 29:12 00:47 Plinth – The Siren Murmur
    Flotsam, 2006, Second Language SL05
  • 29:30 03:00 Chris Watson – Scanuppia
    Cima Verde, 2008, Fondazione Edmund Mach 761118-02708-1
  • 29:58 01:13 Ian William Craig – Leviathan
    Cradle for the Wanting/Half Heard And Fleeting, 2015, Recital R15
  • 31:13 05:24 Fovea Hex – Solace
    The Salt Garden I, 2016, Die Stadt DS116
  • 36:10 01:18 Jacob Kirkegaard – Haus Der Mahre
    Spectral Sounds, 2016, Spectral Sounds
  • 36:24 04:50 The [Law-Rah] Collective – Invocation 5
    Invocations, 2016, Raubbau Raub 036
  • 38:42 02:43 Pierce Warnecke – Shivering As The Warmth Returns
    Memory Fragments, 2016, Room40 RM479
  • 41:08 00:59 Sister Waize – Reverse Shamanism
    Your Syndrome, My Disease, 2015, self-released
  • 41:13 03:52 Ryuichi Sakamoto – Out of Horse
    The Revenant Soundtrack, 2016, Milan 399 758-2
  • 44:53 02:17 Seanïnvey – The Big Travel
    The Path, 2016, Eilean Rec 039
  • 45:40 03:50 No Mask Effect – Punctual
    Double Or Quits, 2016, Psychonavigation PSY 117
  • 47:24 03:20 Dakhabrakha – Vesna Tschili
    Yagudki, 2007, self-released
  • 50:01 05:48 Thomas Köner – Tiento De La Luz 3
    Tiento De La Luz, 2016, Denovali Records den215
  • 55:18 02:13 Ryuichi Sakamoto/Alva Noto – Church Dream
    The Revenant Soundtrack, 2016, Milan 399 758-2
  • 57:06 01:59 Nasa Voyager Recordings – Symphonies of the Planets 3
    Symphonies of the Planets, 1992, Laserlight Digital 12 125
  • 57:14 02:12 Gentle Rain Sound
    Orangefreesounds.com library
  • 58:23 00:39 Clint Mansell – A Whistling Tune From A Lonely Man
    Stoker OST, 2013, Milan 399 456-2

 

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Anniversary Collection: “Rope To The Sky” (Mix)

Rope To Te Sky artwork (Arash Akbari)

The first, somewhat hesitant, posts on this blog were published exactly 10 years ago. The weblog was called DreamScenes then, but it was the same blog you’re reading now.

To celebrate this, this mix is a part of a very special Anniversary Project.
It’s ‘special‘ because it’s different: this time it’s not compiled from existing tracks, but from tracks that were exclusively submitted for this purpose!   

35 brand new exclusive tracks by 30 artists … in a mix that is much longer than usual: 2 hours and 16 minutes!
I guess there’s no need to say that I am very very proud to be able to celebrate this anniversary in this particular way!

“Thanks to all artists for trusting me with a knife.”

Due to the nature of a ‘mix-collage’, only parts of the original tracks are used. That’s a bit of a waste if the original tracks are exclusives…
That is why, for the first time, Ambientblog presents its very own release available on Bandcamp: The AMBIENTBLOG ANNIVERSARY COLLECTION.
This full collection consists of all 35 tracks in their original length (3 hours and 35 minutes) AND the “Rope to the Sky” Mix (2 hours and 16 minutes).
That’s almost six hours of brand-new music!

Anniversary Credit Card.

USB credit card version available now!

But that’s not all:
There’s even more: a limited physical edition of this collection is also available: a 8 Gb USB CREDIT CARD presenting all of the above, PLUS:

  • 29 EXTRA bonus tracks (not included in the download version) (1 hr 34 min)
  • ALL 55 previous ambientblog MIXES: 55 hr 23 min (!!) of cinematic ambient immersion
  • Full track details for all mixes
  • Video versions of ‘Parallax’ and ‘Rust’

Yes, read that again: this little gem holds OVER 60 HOURS of music!
If you want to check the tracklisting details, check them here on Discogs.

I can’t really express how proud I am to present this release. But I think you can guess.

But anyway: if the mix is enough for you, or if you want to hear an impression of the full tracks of the collection, you can listen/download/stream it here in the usual ways:

Rope To The Sky - Sequence

Track Listing

Start Length Artist Title

 

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Widzjende Treast
words by Jan Kleefstra

Snie dea fallen ljocht
wat fingers net yn ‘e tiis bringe
sinne fiele wol
besykje net mei lichte stap
foar de wyn út te dwarreljen
hast mei in stim de tinne dûns
gled streake
waan dy it suver wjerbyld
fan de widzjende treast
oan it tou nei de himel
op myn wang de skimmel
foar it oare jier
Swaying Solace
words by Jan Kleefstra

Snow light fallen dead
that fingers do not entangle
sun wants to feel
do not attempt with a light step
to flutter out before the wind
with your voice you have smoothed over
the thin dance
imagine the purest counterpart
of the swaying solace
by the rope to the sky
on my cheek the fungus
for the following year
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Entropic (Mix)

Cropped Paint Splates over Butterflies Dreams

…. 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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Ghost Road Stroll (Mix)

Sounds of a Tired City #32

This mix is made to be published in the excellent series of mixes on Sounds of a Tired Citypart of the larger website with the same name.
It is published exactly on its first year’s anniversary, so it’s in fact a birthday present too!

Inspired by the site name, I decided I wanted to try to create a sonic ‘walk’ through a ‘tired’ city.
A mix with a lot of scene changes… like walking through an unknown city on a (quiet sunday?) morning – finding hidden surprises and marvels around every corner..

But is it a city we are walking in?
Sometimes it sounds more like a tired village, or a tired park, or a tired forest… Or a tired highway…
(The title of this mix comes from the recurring part from Janek Schaefer‘s Asleep at the Wheel” installation project called Ghost Road Soundtracks“).

Well, maybe it’s a walk wherever you want – just let the music and your imagination take you to where it wants to go.

…If you like it, please help it find an audience…

Cardiff Custom House Bridge

Much thanks to Sounds of a Tired City for publishing this mix! And congrats on this first anniversary!

Ghost Road Stroll - Sequence

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

  • 00:00 02:57 Boduf Songs – Grows in the Small World of Nerve
    Stench of Exist, 2015, Flenser Records, FR-50
  • 01:20 02:30 Edward Artemyev – Stalker-Meditation
    Solaris, The Mirror, Stalker, 1990, Torso Kino CD 5001
  • 03:42 01:45 Terje Isungset – The View
    Meditations, 2015, All Ice Records ALL ICE 1407
  • 05:17 01:46 Bruce Langhorne – Windmill
    The Hired Hand Soundtrack, 1971/2004, Blast First Petite PTYT 2002
  • 06:00 03:00 Claudio Puntin, Gerdur Gunnarsdottir – Sofdu Unga Astin Min
    Ylir, 2001, ECM 1749
  • 08:32 03:23 Ross Douglas – On Finding the Last Known Sanctuary
    Levers & Cogs, 2015, self-released
  • 10:40 05:11 New Composers – The Pendulum of Tranquility
    Boring Music, 2015, Psychonavigation Records PSY100
  • 11:40 06:40 Janek Schaefer – The Ghost Road
    Asleep at the Wheel..Ghost Road Soundtracks, 2011, AdiOh! Recordings AudiOh!34
  • 16:12 02:43 Weerthof – Kien
    Places, 2014, Lomechanik LOMEK025
  • 18:30 00:34 Janek Schaefer – The Ghost Road
    Asleep at the Wheel..Ghost Road Soundtracks, 2011, AdiOh! Recordings AudiOh!34
  • 18:46 02:55 Piano Interrupted – Darkly Shining (John Lemke Rework)
    The Unified Field Reconstructed, 2015, Denovali DEN 226
  • 20:40 03:15 Thomas Tilly – Hyla Nana
    Script Geometry, 2014,  Aposiopèse APO 09
  • 21:52 03:43 Wndfrm – Alpental Cascade
    Elements Five, 2014, Home Normal HOMEN059
  • 23:29 04:30 Sonae – Wandering
    Far Away is Right Around the Corner, 2015, Monika Enterprise M82
  • 27:00 03:46 Atrium Carceri – Old Tunnels
    The Old City OST, 2015, Cryo Chamber
  • 28:00 04:55 Jasmine Guffond – RR Variation
    Yellow Bell, 2015, Sonic Pieces 021
  • 31:27 01:30 Rip, Rig & Panic – The Blue Blue Third
    God Plus, 1982, Cherry Red CDMRED 572
  • 32:53 03:01 Dat Rayon – Auto Parts
    Motor City, 2014, Zoharum 062-2
  • 34:03 03:22 Don Hill – Shakuhachi Pan (in 3D)
    Insight Treks (Sound Never Ages), 2015, self-released
  • 35:02 08:06 Deathprod – Optical
    Stator, 2015, Touch TO:99
  • 40:45 06:37 Biosphere – Space is Fizzy
    Stator, 2015, Touch TO:99
  • 45:30 06:14 Chris Dooks – (S)Tarland
    Tiny Geographies Soundtrack, 2013, self-released
  • 51:08 02:11 Goldmund – In a Notebook
    The Malady of Elegance, 2008, Type 039
  • 52:25 03:00 Janek Schaefer – The Ghost Road
    Asleep at the Wheel..Ghost Road Soundtracks, 2011, AdiOh! Recordings AudiOh!34
  • 53:52 03:44 Snoqualmie Falls – Journey’s End
    Past Disappears, 2014, Dronarivm 
  • 56:42 02:06 unknown – La Jaula D’Oro End Title
    La Jaula D’Oro OST, 2013, Animal de Luz Films
  • 58:48 End

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Jam Karet (Elastic Time) (Mix)

Jam Karet (Elastic Time)

“Jam Karet” is Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian language) meaning “Elastic Time” (or “Rubber Hours”).
It is used for all ‘time waiting patiently or expected, rather than wasted’. It definitely also makes life easier: if you have an appointment at 9pm jam karet and arrive at 9.30 pm, you are still not too late.
Time simply isn’t very relevant in everyday life …

To me, Jam Karet can also be applied to many mixes including ambient and drone fragments… where the listener gets immersed in sound in such a way that all notion of time is lost. Where music could last for minutes, or for hours.
With that idea in the back of my mind, I started working on this mix.
The result is a collage with samples from a lot of different sources – ambient music, early electronic music experiments, field recordings and fragments or ‘acousmatic’ music – mixed together to (hopefully) make you lose track of time…

Created for (and published on) Headphone Commute:
“Peter Van Cooten and I have exchanged music recommendations since the birth of Headphone Commute. In fact, there are many times that I feel like I’m speaking to him as opposed to my anonymous audience. Through these words, Peter and I have been able to discover and indeed influence each other’s music tastes throughout the years. This past November, I had an opportunity to visit the Netherlands to cover Le Guess Who? music festival, and so when I realized that Utrecht was also Peter’s hometown, I purchased my plane tickets with a high anticipation of finally meeting him in person. I was not let down in my expectations of Peter’s warm reception, extremely friendly character, and a reflective outlook on life — hmmm… I wonder if there is a relation between that and the music that we both enjoy. Anyway! Today I’m excited to welcome PvC with another absolutely gorgeous mix for Headphone Commute podcast.”

 

Jam karet sequence

 

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

  • 00:00 04:30 Samora – Uranium
    (Lontano, 2014, Tranquillo / Psychonavigation TRAN005)
  • 03:38 04:21 Witte Ruis – Droon 1.1A
    (Places, 2014, Lomechanik LOMEK025)
  • 06:03 04:56 Orphax – Mantophasmatodea
    (Oniscus Asellus, 2014, self-released)
  • 08:26 02:33 Alvin Lucier – Music for Gamelan Instruments, Microphones and Loudspeakers
    (Resonance 9.2, 2002, London Musician’s Collective RES 9.2 )
  • 09:21 02:07 Francisco Lopez – Untitled #240
    (Untitled [2009], 2011, Baskaru Karu:20)
  • 11:05 02:26 Ulises Conti – M
    (Los Griegos Creían Que Las Estrellas Eran Pequeños Agujeros Por Donde Los Dioses Escuchaban A Los Hombres, 2014, Flau FLAU41)
  • 12:36 03:29 Marina Rosenfeld – New York/It’s All About
    (P.A./ Hard Love, 2013, Room40, RM430)
  • 15:39 01:05 Paul Schütze – Sacred Agents
    (New Maps of Hell, 1996, Big Cat ABB 104 CD)
  • 16:00 02:00 Brunette Models – Nie Bryza Targane Poczwary Glebin
    (Impressions of Whispers, 2009, Jamenda 057363)
  • 16:30 04:10 Jacaszek & Kwartludium – Sigh (Les Peupliers)
    (Catalogue des Arbres, 2014, Touch TO;94)
  • 19:30 03:34 Slim Vic – Divalater (Part 1)
    (Brain Mash, 2014, Lamour Records lamourcd001)
  • 21:09 03:00 Sava Marinkovic – Opening
    (Evocation, 2014, self-released)
  • 22:51 02:38 Mica Levi – Andrew Void / Lipstick to Void
    (Under the Skin OST, 2014, Milan, 399 543-2)
  • 25:01 02:24 Hortus Conclusus – Drone_66 Denebola
    (Selected Drones, 2011, Nostress Netlabel NN_LP006_11_11)
  • 26:00 01:32 Laurie Spiegel – Three Sonic Spaces I
    (Unseen Worlds, 1994, Aesthetic Engineering AE 11001-2)
  • 27:06 00:31 Tod Dockstader – Four Telemetry Tapes, No. 2
    (Apocalypse, 1993, Starkland ST-202)
  • 27:13 04:31 Pete Namlook – Music for Urban Meditation – Part VI
    (Music for Urban Meditation, 2004, Fax PK 08/167)
  • 27:28 00:46 Tod Dockstader – Four Telemetry Tapes, No. 3
    (Apocalypse, 1993, Starkland ST-202)
  • 28:46 05:39 Porzellan – Between Two Suns
    (The Fourth Level of Comprehension, 2009, Hibernate HB03)
  • 32:33 02:50 Max Richter – Journey 3
    (Infra, 2010, Fat Cat Records CD 13-11)
  • 35:00 03:40 Monolake – Avalanche
    (Silence, 2009, Imbalance Computer Music ML025)
  • 37:21 03:52 Mesektet – Hollow Monolitis
    (Towards a Bleak Sun, 2014, Cold Spring CSR191CD)
  • 39:33 03:07 Erik Enocksson – Epilogue
    (Man Tänker Sitt, 2009, Kning Disk KD070)
  • 41:41 02:38 Kate Carr – Sunset
    (Overheard in Doi Saket, 2014, 3Leaves 3L030)
  • 42:54 02:00 Man Watching the Stars – Alpha Ursae Minoris
    (Dusk, 2014, CIUIN UIN002)
  • 43:31 02:31 Yair Elazar Glotman – Khaypudyr Bay
    (Northern Gulfs, 2014, Glacial Movements GM012)
  • 45:18 04:19 Alva Noto – Alva Noto Z1 (For John Cage)
    (For, 2006, Line LINE_026)
  • 48:21 01:57 The The – Meat Fever
    (Tony, 2010 Lazarus Cineola 1)
  • 49:24 08:10 Svarte Greiner – Final Sleep (Remix by Hecq)
    (Conversions, 2014, Ad Noiseam adn174)
  • 55:12 02:45 Mike Cooper – Jalan Sam Heng
    (White Shadows in the South Seas, 2013, Room40 RM454)
  • 56:16 02:18 Penjaga Insaf – Cross the Border
    (To Whom it May Concern, 2005, Shortwave Transmission SWT01)
  • 57:22 03:09 Penjaga Insaf – Sang Dalang
    (Sama Sadja, 2010, Power & Steel PAS 27)
  • 59:01 07:11 Man Watching the Stars – Fields (Dusk)
    (Dusk, 2014, CIUIN UIN002)
  • 1:06:47 – End

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Siren Song (Mix)

Lorelei

There is one special moment in this mix that defined its name and its theme: it is the moment around 23’30”, when Asne Valland Nordli‘s acapella voice finds its exact spot in the preceding tune by Field Recording. Two records that have nothing to do with each other and yet melt as if they were written at one session.
To me, these are truly magical moments.

At that point, I also realised that this mix was built around mysterious vocals. Vocals that may guide you, or lure you, into distances unknown. Often, but not exclusively, female, and some of them not even human – like the beautiful flute-playing by Jean-Christophe Bonnafous, or the mysterious singing sound of the comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko that was recently discovered during the Rosetta space missions.
With just a little fantasy you can imagine the Philae Space Lander being attracted by the comet’s song – ultimately leading it to an untimely death.

Siren Song Sequence Scheme

(mix sequence)

This mix was broadcast on Bob Rusche‘s X-Ray” (X-Mas edition) on december 21, 2014 (Concertzender) – Thanks Bob & Concertzender!

Start – Length – Artist – Title
(Album Title, Release Year, Label #)

  • 00:00 2:39 Mendel Kaelen – Suñayaca Tãla
    (Sequence 8, 2014, Futuresequence SEQ008)
  • 01:51 01:41 Hildur Gudnadottir – Poka
    (Saman, 2014, Touch TO:96)
  • 03:16 00:54 Dan Romer & Benh Zeitlin – End of the World Theme
    (Beasts of the Southern Wild OST, 2012, Thirty3 and a 3rd Records)
  • 03:28 04:06 Giulio Aldinucci – Fieno
    (Aer, 2014, Dronarivm DR-25)
  • 05:56 03:46 Iva Bittová – Fragment VI
    (Iva Bittová, 2013, ECM Records ECM 2275)
  • 07:13 02:55 Ambient Music Therapy – Sleep 3
    (Ultimate Sleep System, 2005, Self-Released)
  • 08:07 02:57 Above, Convenience Store! – Boneyard Stray Dog
    (Building in Search of the Sun, 2013, Sparkwood Records SR01)
  • 10:15 03:54 Penjaga Isaf – Pulang
    (Sama Sadja, 2010, Power & Steel PAS27)
  • 11:52 01:47 Andrew Skeoch & Sarah Koschak – Distant Bellbirds
    (Favourite Australian Birdsong, 2001, Listening Earth LECD 10)
  • 13:25 01:28 Andrew Skeoch & Sarah Koschak – Pied Butcherbirds
    (A Morning in the Australian Bush, 1996, Listening Earth LECD 9601)
  • 14:11 01:06 Ambrose Field – Technoform 7
    (Quantaform Series, 2013, Sargasso SCD28071)
  • 14:45 00:40 Andrew Liles – Tinder Box
    (Black Beauty, 2007, Beta-Lactam Ring Records MT127)
  • 14:54 05:02 Enrico Coniglio – Existenz Minimum
    (Areavirus Topofonie Vol. 1, 2007, Psychonavigation Records PSY 020)
  • 19:32 01:30 Cliff Martinez – Wrong Floor
    (Drive OST, 2011, Sony/Lakeshore Records 88691975162)
  • 20:36 03:21 Field Rotation – The Repetition of History
    (Fatalist The Repetition of History, 2013, Denovali DEN161)
  • 23:30 01:25 Asne Valland Nordli – Veverskens Tid
    (Over Tones, 2014, ECM Records ECM 2315)
  • 24:30 04:01 Darren Harper – Will My Memories of You Hold True
    (Suspended Memory, 2011, Self-released)
  • 26:48 04:06 David Toop – Disposal Chute Inoperative
    (Mondo Black Chamber, 2014, Sub Rosa SR385)
  • 29:39 01:57 Jack Dangers – Blast Off
    (Bathyscape Trieste, 2013, Primary Numbers PRIMA007)
  • 31:03 02:32 Andrew Liles – Aviophilia
    (In My Father’s House There Are Many Mansions, 2006, Fourth Dimension Records FDCD68)
  • 32:50 02:16 Rodolpho Alexis – Parabolic Amphibian Mix (Various Tree Frogs)
    (The Wire Tapper 34, 2014, Wire Magazine Issue 362)
  • 33:37 02:00 Lustmord – Babel
    (The Word as Power, 2013, Blackest Ever Black BLACKESTCD004)
  • 35:17 03:18 Desert of Hiatus – Trepidation’s Skin
    (Inconsolable Grief, 2014, self-released)
  • 37:51 02:56 Alogon – Snow
    (Wound, 2014, Under U.R. 08)
  • 38:49 02:29 Jean-Christophe Bonnafous – Alterina
    (Graines de Berceuses, 2012, Prokosnovénie, Prik144)
  • 39:28 02:23 A Day for Strange Birds – The Night Creeps
    (The Sound Between The Noise, 2014, self-released)
  • 40:40 02:16 Stefkovic van Interesse – Nebelmarsch
    (In the Fields, 2013, Self-Released)
  • 42:35 04:24 Pauline Oliveros – Watertank Software
    (Vor Der Flut – Hommage an einen Wasserspeicher, 1985, Eigelstein Musikproduktion, ES2025/26 CD)
  • 46:37 00:55 Paul Schütze – Sacred Agents
    (New Maps of Hell, 1996, Big Cat ABB 104 CD )
  • 47:02 03:31 Deaf Center – The Day I Would Never Have
    (Owl Splinters, 2011, Type TYPE080 )
  • 50:02 03:15 Mariolina Zitta – Sonar
    (Concert for Bats, Voices and Natural Sounds, 2007, Earth Ear ee6142)
  • 51:46 02:33 Max Eastley – Hydrophone String Installation
    (Installation Recordings 1973 – 2008, 2010, Paradigm Discs PD26)
  • 53:08 05:27 Ian William Craig – Either Or
    (A Turn of Breath, 2014, Recital 8)
  • 57:12 02:27 Mica Levi – Alien Loop
    (Under the Skin OST, 2014, Milan M2-36678)
  • 58:24 00:41 ESA Operations – A Singing Comet
    (ESA Operations Rosetta Mission, 2014, Soundcloud)
  • 59:00 00:47 Jon Hopkins – Distant Fire
    (How I Live Now OST, 2013, Just Music TAO056)


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Mental Health Hotline (Mix)

MHH

“Mental Health Hotline” is the second ‘collaborative dialogue’ created together with Christophe ‘Klankschap’ Ywaska.
(The first was Both Were Moving, 2012).

Each selection a reaction to the previous addition means the story may have some unexpected turns and views… especially with over 50 samples crammed into this adventurous hour of sound!

Be prepared for a dazzling – and possibly somewhat disorienting – joyride…

Playlist:

  • 00:00 Lee Patterson – Between the Erasmus Bridge and the Maastower (A)
    (Klankstappen – Of Steel and Water; 2012)
  • 01:20 Jan Bang – Singers Ashes (A)
    (Narrative from the Subtropics, 2014)
  • 02:22 Valentin Silvestrov – Campana Testament (A)
    (On Photography, 2005)
  • 04:07 Lee Patterson – Between the Erasmus Bridge and the Maastower (A)
    (Klankstappen – Of Steel and Water; 2012)
  • 04:15 Frans Friederich – Word of Shaman (Arno Peeters Remix) (A)
    (Recyclopedia W, 2012)
  • 07:00 Ben Vida – Tztztztzt Part 4 (K)
    (Slipping control, 2014)
  • 07:23 Ekin Fil – Long Still (K)
    (Reds, 2014)
  • 08:17 Petrels – Winchester Croydon Winchester (K)
    (Haeligewielle, 2011)
  • 10:33 Olafur Arnalds – Runaway (K)
    (Gimme shelter, 2014)
  • 11:06 Mia Wasikowska – I’m not formed by things by myself alone (K)
    (Stoker, 2013)
  • 11:14 Thomas Tilly – Crossroads, Phasing (A)
    (Script Geometry, 2014)
  • 11:35 Felix Hess – Palengue (A)
    (Frogs 4, 1985)
  • 11:42 Lucy Claire – Paelistin  (A)
    (Sequence 6, 2013)
  • 13:31 Robin Arnott – Into Darkness (A)
    (Antichamber, 2013)
  • 14:10 Hills and Valley – Bells (A)
    (Sequence 4, 2012)
  • 15:21 Ruben Garcia – Totem (A)
    (Somewhere on the Edge, 2012)
  • 15.54 Vijay Iyer  – Mutation ii rise (K)
    (Mutations, 2014)
  • 16:06 Erik K Skodvin – Amber and Glass (K)
    (…And Darkness Came, 2012)
  • 17:40 Coil – Is suicide a solution (K)
    (Black Gold (Collected Rarities), 1999)
  • 18:55 Mica Levi – Andrew Void (K)
    (Under the Skin, 2014)
  • 19:07 Ø – Metsan Sydan (K)
    (Konstellaatio, 2014)
  • 20:28 Simon Fisher Turner – Gasherbrum / Broad Peak (A)
    (The Epic of Everest, 2013)
  • 21:22 Geir Jenssen – Chinese Basecamp – Near a Stone Shelter (A)
    (Cho Oyu 8201M, 2006)
  • 24:08 Olan Mill – Land Cycle 4 (K)
    (Land Cycle, 2014)
  • 24:46 A Winged Victory for the Sullen – Atomos VII (Greenhouse Re-Interpretation) W_Ben Frost (A)
    (Atomos VII, 2014)
  • 28:17 Dat Rayon – Ghia (A)
    (Motor City, 2014)
  • 29.36 Holly Herndon – Interlude (A)
    (Movement, 2012)
  • 29:41 Adrian Aniol – Obscura (A)
    (Obscura, 2013)
  • 30:51 Sense – MK Symphony  (A)
    (Still Life, 2014)
  • 31:11 Alva Noto – Pax (For chain music) (K)
    (For 2, 2010)
  • 31:25 The Black Dog with Black Sifichi – Mental Health Hotline (K)
    (Unsavoury Products, 2002)
  • 32:00 Marcus Fjellström – Lm-116 (K)
    (Library Music 1, 2011)
  • 34:20 David Toop – Watchtower Data (A)
    (Mondo Black Chamber, 2014)
  • 35:09 Pjusk – Sløret (A)
    (Solstøv, 2014)
  • 37:40 Deadwood – Malum in Se (A)
    (Sheolic, 2014)
  • 38:00 Dictaphone – Poem from a Rooftop (A)
    (Poems from a Rooftop, 2012)
  • 39:28 Rebekka Karijord – Morula (K)
    (Music for Theatre and Film, 2014)
  • 40:15 Valerio Tricoli – In your Ruins is my Shelter (K)
    (Miseri Lares, 2014)
  • 40:28 Elodie – La prediction (K)
    (Traces éphèmeres, 2014)
  • 41:02 Kreng – …And then in the Morning (K)
    (And then in the Morning,2014)
  • 42:23 The Caretaker – Emptiness (K)
    (A Stairway to the Stars, 2001)
  • 42:45 Andrew Liles / Daniel Menche – Metamorphosis (A)
    (The Progeny of Flies, 2008)
  • 44:07 Andrew Liles / Daniel Menche – Pupa (A)
    (The Progeny of Flies, 2008)
  • 45:02 Johann Johannson – The Priest’s Basement (A)
    (Prisoners OST, 2013)
  • 46:27 Kink Gong – Baozo Khen (A)
    (Voices, 2013)
  • 47:29 Mica Levi – Death (K)
    (Under the Skin, 2014)
  • 48:50 Peter Zummo & Arthur Russel – Sci-Fi (K)
    (Zummo with an X, 1985)
  • 49:36 Excepter – i zone (K)
    (The Stand, 2014)
  • 50:58 Bass Communion – Loss (Part 2) (A)
    (Loss, 2006)
  • 52:23 Arve Henriksen; Ellis Vanberg – Ukjend Katedral (A)
    (Ellivan, 2009)
  • 53:56 Bersarin Quartett – Zum Greifen Nah (remix by Hecq) (A)
    (Hecq – Conversions, 2014)
  • 57:47 End


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Synaptic Research (Mix)

Greg Dunn - Cortex in Metallic Pastels

For this mix I aimed to create a dreamlike and timeless atmosphere – dark (but not too dark). It is calm, yet there are many shifting scenes, many passing landscapes and some conflicting emotions… When it ends, (I hope) it feels as if it was much longer than it actually was …

Like with most previous mixes, I didn’t know where this new one would head to when I started.
But I knew I wanted to include one tiny fragment of the sound of a ‘brain seizure set to music‘ by Stanford scientists Chris Chafe and Josef Parvizi. In a fascinating contrast to what it actually represents, the musical sound they chose to represent the brain seizure sounded like tiny aliens in a retro-scifi movie to me.

In “Hypnogogmatist”, David Toop further investigates the tricks your mind can play – especially in the few seconds between feeling drowsy and falling asleep:

“In the dream, I was at my mothers’ house, my childhood home.
All the rooms were full of sleeping people.
I seemed to be suffering some process of disintegration, as if my psyche was breaking down to different timeframes, losing its coherence and unity.
There was a presence in the house…”

The fantastic artwork is by Greg Dunn, who is combining neuroscience with minimalist Japanese Sumo-E style painting to create his “Neuron Art”.
“Neurons (the cells that comprise your brain) may be tiny in scale, but they possess the same beauty seen in traditional forms of the medium (trees, flowers, and animals)”

So I guess that there ís something of a theme for this mix.
The rest is up to you.

“Synaptic Research” was mixed especially for Headphone Commute, and is especially dedicated to incredible amount of energy and work H_C does there to keep us informed and updated.
Thanks for that, H_C – and of course also for publishing this mix on your blog!


Synaptic (sequence)

Playlist
[start] [length] [Artist] – [Title]
[Album], [Year], [Label#]

  • 00:00 02:28 Alvin Lucier – Elegy for Albert Anastasia
    Vespers and other Early Works, 2002, New World Records 80604-2
  • 01:26 02:03 Teho Teardo – Several Tree Huggers Were Found Dead
    Faith in a Wet Season, 2012, Voxxov Records VOXFCD02
  • 02:41 01:43 Threethings – Arkhangelsk
    Sequence 7, 2013, Future Sequence SEQ007
  • 03:50 01:58 Kane Ikin – Slipping Away
    …And Darkness Came, 2012, Headphone Commute HCD001
  • 05:23 01:20 Ekkehard Ehlers – Woolf Phrase
    Music for William Forsythe, 2002, Whatness 005
  • 05:32 02:35 Philippe Lamy – Trying to tell a Story
    Storytelling, 2012, Audio Gourmet Netlabel AGN061
  • 07:14 01:30 Christina Vantzou – Moonsound (Ernest Gibson Remix)
    No. 1 Remixes, 2011, Self-released
  • 08:27 03:00 Alva Noto, Ryuichi Sakamoto – Microon III
    Summvs, 2011, Raster-Noton r-n 132
  • 09:41 – 02:18 Jlu – Noise
    100 Years of Noise, 2013, Enough Records enrcmp19
  • 10:04 04:15 Thomas Köner – Novaya Zemlya 3
    Novaya Zemlya, 2012, Thouch TO:85
  • 12:28 03:53 Dr. Jeffrey Thompson – Voice of Earth (edit)
    Nasa Voyager Space Recordings, 1992, Brain/Mind Research
  • 14:17 00:52 Chris Chafe – Josef ParviziStanford Scientists turn seizures into music
  • 14:36 01:53 Arve Henriksen – Magma Oscillator
    Chron, 2012, Rune Grammofon RLP 2152Y
  • 15:20 02:05 Heitor Alvelos – Untitled
    ….49 Years from Gesang der Jünglinge, 2005, Sirr 0020
  • 16:40 02:06 David Toop – Hypnogogmatist
    Melatonin: Meditations on Sound in Sleep, 2004, Room40 EDRM402
  • 18:43 02:42 Arturs Maskats – Da Ispravitsja Molitva Moja
    On Photography, 2005, GB Records BCGBCD07
  • 20:48 02:35 Murcof – Plant
    Antibothis vol 4, 2012, Thisco thisk.072
  • 21:29 05:45 Eyvind Kang – Petrified Wood
    Air Texture volume III, 2013, Air Texture AIR003
  • 25:00 06:37 Biosphere – Superfluid
    Compilation 1991 – 2004, 2012, Biophon Records BIO7D
  • 28:20 02:19 The New Honey Shade – 2013.02.04
    3M33S, 2013, Bandcamp
  • 30:40 01:09 Mark Tamea – The Lake
    Atomism, 2013, Awal EQ:RA 002
  • 31:37 01:30 Atom TM – Streuung – Teil IV
    Winterreise, 2011, self-released
  • 32:04 02:12 Seetyca – Der Atem Des Thieres
    Im Traum, 2005, Dark Winter dw016
  • 33:17 01:06 Coil + Nine Inch Nails – Eraser (Reduction)
    Recoiled, 2014, Cold Spring CSR193CD
  • 33:48 02:08 Sergio Sorrentino, Machinefabriek – Buco Nero (Zwart Gat)
    Vignettes, 2013, Fratto 9 Under the Sky Records fratto024
  • 34:35 02:01 Pleq – The Early Symptoms of Schizophrenia
    It’s not Boring, It’s Ambient, 2012, Preserved Sound 
  • 35:45 03:03 John Kannenberg – Echoes of the Pharos
    Meditations on Light (Reconstructions, 2011, Monochrome Visions, MV35
  • 36:34 02:28 Benoit Pioulard – If I Could Possibly Tell The Difference, I Wouldn’t Care Anyway
    Air Texture Vol. II, 2012, Air Texture AIR002
  • 38:23 01:35 Dakhabrakha – Yagudky
    Yagudky, 2007, self-released
  • 39:21 01:00 Felipe Otondo – Teocalli
    Tutuguri, 2013, Sargasso SCD28070
  • 40:06 02:33 Penjaga Insaf – Perang Damai
    To Whom it May Concern, 2005, Shortwave Transmission SWT01
  • 41:48 02:27 Lustmord – Y Gair
    The Word as Power, 2013, Blackest Ever Black BlackestCD004
  • 43:15 02:44 Kreng – Nimmermeer
    L’Autopsie Phenomenale De Dieu, 2009, Miasmah MIACD010 
  • 45:27 02:46 Loren Nerell – Slow Dream
    Slow Dream, 2012, Projekt PRO271
  • 46:27 05:36 Mendel Kaelen – Satori
    Remembering What Was Forgotten, 2010, Self Released SR001
  • 50:27 02:08 Bass Communion – Grammatic Fog
    Bass Communion III, 2001, Burning Shed 
  • 51:45 01:39 Brady Allard – Vernichtung, Pt. 2
    Anamnesis, 2012, self-released/Bandcamp
  • 52:47 02:47 Kim Cascone – The Silver Star
    The Astrum Argentum, 2007, Musica Excentrica exc009
  • 54:16 05:43 Janek Schaefer – Radio 112 FM
    Lay-By Lullabye, 2014, 12k 12k1079
  • 55:03 01:51 Frances White – Centre Bridge (Dark River)
    Electroacoustic Works, 2007, Mode 184
  • 55:24 03:03 Jamie Drouin – A Three Month Warm Up
    A Three Month Warm Up, 2009, Dragon’s Eye Recording de 5023
  • 58:27 01:32 Frances White – Centre Bridge (Dark River)
    Electroacoustic Works, 2007, Mode 184
  • 1:00:00 End

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Incidental Memories (Mix)

Broken Memories

If one of the criteria for ‘ambient’ music is that you can comfortably fall asleep to it, I guess you’d better skip this particular mix. Although it starts quiet and reassuring with soothing vocal chords from Silvestrov’s “The Lord’s Prayer”, the mood disintegrates and sometimes can become rather unsettling – depending on your own personal ‘incidental memories’, of course.

For reasons I can’t really explain, this mix works better if you listen on speakers instead of headphones – just let the airwaves flow for maximum immersion.

This mix was ‘premiered’ on Bob Rusche’s X-Ray radio-show (Concertzender, Holland) on January 26, 2013. Thanks, Bob!

“Mister Ambientblog himself is doing it again: making an utterly brilliant mix with the sheer beauty containing a wide variety of partly ambient and partly neo-classical sounds. Right from the sacral start with Ben Lucas Boysen and Valentin Silvestrov you will be guided through the chilling soundscapes until you reach the end with the stunning Guy Birkin track. Take this journey and you will never forget the Incidental Memories.”
Bob Rusche, X-Ray


Sequence Scheme

PLAYLIST:

[Track Start] [Sample Length] [Artist – Title]
[Album], [Year], [Label details]

  • 00:00 02:04 Ben Lukas Boysen – Leave
    Mother Nature OST, 2013, Hymen Records Y807
  • 01:15 04:33 Valentin Silvestrov – The Lord’s Prayer
    On Photography, 2005, GB Records BVGBCD07
  • 05:06 02:52 Eric La Casa – Spirale 1 (Version 2)
    The Walls are Whispering…Vol.2, 2004, EE-Tapes EE05
  • 05:57 02:20 Bob Ohrum – Song for you (I’ll never forget)
    Elevated, 2010, Relaxed Machinery rM_0004
  • 07:21 01:46 Adrian Aniol – Dark Passage
    Obscura, 2013, Self-Released (Bandcamp)
  • 08:22 02:43 Fieldhead – Broken
    They Shook Hands for Hours, 2009, Home Assembly Music HAM003R
  • 09:44 01:25 Jack Dangers – Sooth Siren
    Forbidden Planets Explored, 2004, Important Records IMPREC038 
  • 10:05 01:35 Bionulor – Temat Ojca
    Theatre Music for Skazana, 2013, Oniron ON.002
  • 10:27 02:36 Janek Schaefer – Requiem for West Wittering
    Panels. An Inquiry to the Spatial, The Sonic and the Public, 2010, NAim/Bureau Europa
  • 11:46 02:07 I’ve Lost – Going Under
    Sleep Mode, 2013, Relaxed Machinery rM_0009
  • 12:40 02:47 Rafael Anton Irisarri – Scilla Im Scilla
    70 Years of Sunshine, Ascent, 2013, Monotype Records mono070
  • 13:56 00:35 Cliff Martinez & Skrillex – Rise and Shine Little B***H
    Spring Breakers OST, 2013, Atlantic 7567873178
  • 14:14 03:35 Lucy Claire – Bound in Sea
    Sequence 7, 2013, Future Sequence SEQ007
  • 16:52 02:47 Bruce Gilbert and BAW – Creatures of Sea and Air
    Diluvial, 2013, Touch TO:87
  • 17:55 02:39 JG Thirlwell – Hanging Curse
    Mind the Gap 100, 2013, Gonzo Circus MTG 100
  • 19:28 03:10 Francisco López – Untitled #288
    Aquarius, 2013, Dronarivm DR-09
  • 20:03 04:09 Alva Noto – Anthem Berlin (For the Kingdowm of Elgaland-Vargaland)
    For 2, 2010, Line Line_044
  • 22:57 03:17 Runar Magnusson – Unclean Mind in a Broken Body
    Options, 2009, Hljodaklettar ‎– #HKUSB1 
  • 26:38 03:17 Florent Colautti – Nanom+
    Nanom+/Untitled, 2013, Corps Electriques CD_01
  • 26:48 01:00 Kenneth Kirschner – One Minute For the Stars
    One Minute For the Stars, 2011, SEM label SEM 011
  • 29:18 03:36 Pleq and Josco – A Broken Memory
    Assembly Field Compilation #1, 2013, Assembly Field AF01
  • 30:58 03:07 Machinefabriek – Eeuw
    Mind the Gap 100, 2013, Gonzo Circus MTG 100
  • 32:38 03:08 Biosphere – Sun-Baked
    Compilation 1991-2004, 2012, Biophon Records BIO7D
  • 34:50 01:05 Andrey Dergatchev – Japan
    The Return, 2005, ECM Records ECM 1925
  • 35:34 04:24 Julia Kent – Only Child
    Character, 2013, Leaf BAY 80CD
  • 38:42 02:04 M. Rösner – May0105
    Incidental Amplifications, 2006, Room40 EDRM405
  • 39:35 02:51 Volume Settings Folder – Arborea Ospiza
    Ivan Hoe and Other Tales, 2012, Organic Industries OIC001-V2
  • 40:02 03:12 Ensemble Economique – Interval Signals, Part 1
    Interval Signals, 2013, Denovali DEN186
  • 42:35 04:18 Clem Leek – A Modern Hymn for NYC
    …And Darkness Came, 2012, Headphone Commute HCD001
  • 43:20 01:44 Andrea Serrapiglio – Bicycles, Football, Volley and Other Sports in a Public Park
    Autumn is Coming, We’re all in Slow Motion, 2010, Hibernate HB20
  • 45:34 03:18 Altus – Trying to Elude that Darkplace
    No-R-Mal, 2009, Just Not Normal JNN050
  • 47:34 03:54 Emme Ya – Sigil Dissolution Drone
    Drone-Mind Mind-Drone, 2013, Drone Records MIND-02
  • 48:22 01:44 Valentin Silvestrov – The Lord’s Prayer
    On Photography, 2005, GB Records BVGBCD07
  • 49:27 03:29 Ithaca Trio – Fluidic Space
    New Music from the Delta Quadrant, 2012, Hibernate HB45
  • 51:29 04:30 Eren Silence – Eren I B
    Eren I, 2013, Self-released (Bandcamp)
  • 53:00 07:00 Guy Birkin – Tintinnabuli Mathematica 12D
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