After a quick side trip we are back to a straight forward, ambient mix.
I got the idea for this mix from my online friend, Brian and his an excellent podcast, The Quiet Sounds. At the beginning of the year he did a mix of sleep music and said this about it..."many of these tracks have a lullaby, 'breathing' quality...".
The idea of "breathing" music caught my attention. I would come back to the concept again and again as I listened to music this year. So I finally decided to put together my own mix of "breathing" music.
Most of the tracks have a common feel...in & out, back & forth, ebb & flow...a wash of sound that fades then the wash returns. Most of the cuts are fairly new, though I was happy to squeeze in some old Cluster & Eno. Like Brian's original mixes, this one works pretty well for sleeping as well.
T R A C K L I S T
00:00 - 05:30 Alp - tropen
05:30 - 10:30 Robert Henke - layer #3
10:30 - 14:00 Stars of the Lid - another ballad for heavy lids
14:00 - 18:30 Scott Solter - wave & sepia wire
18:30 - 22:30 Cluster & Eno - old land
22:30 - 27:30 Steve Roach - slow rapture
27:30 - 31:30 Jeff Pearce - life in the dusk air
31:30 - 34:20 Alio Die & Luciano Daini - la rocca's view
34:20 - 43:30 Marsen Jules - eilet en delta
43:30 - 48:00 Cluster & Eno - fur luise
48:00 - 50:40 Andrew Deutsch - loops over land
50:40 - 58:40 William Basinski - el camino real
58:40 - 03:26 Stars of the Lid - the evil that never arrived