Netlabel Mix

October 19th, 2007

I've gone on another binge of downloading music from netlabels. You know how the net is...one link leads you to another and then another and another and the next thing you know, you've download 10 free releases.

Free is obviously a huge attraction for most netlabel releases. With some of the recordings, it's a good thing they are free. It's not that they are bad, just that I probably won't come back to them again and again in the future. However, some releases are very good. Nest, released earlier this year on Serein is an excellent recording. Marsen Jules has two Autoplate releases, Yara & Lazy Sunday Funerals, which I highly recommend. I haven't really had time to digest all the new music yet, but I thought I'd put together a quick mix using all netlabel albums that I've downloaded in the last couple of weeks. Here's a list of some interesting netlabels...

  1. Serein
  2. Aerotone
  3. Test Tube
  4. 12rec
  5. Tripostal
  6. Miasmah
  7. Rain Music
  8. Ekonetlabel
  9. Mendorla
  10. Thinner
  11. Autoplate

I just noticed a new Off The Sky release at Autoplate. That should be worth checking out. All of the labels listed here are worth browsing.

TRACKLISTING:

  • 00:00 - 03:30 nim is a tree - a sunday walk (tri postal)
  • 03:30 - 06:30 krill.minima - sommerdellen (thinner)
  • 06:30 - 09:50 Alexandre Navarro - la terre (mandorla)
  • 09:50 - 12:40 Muhr - 'a gouache des temps (serein)
  • 12:40 - 20:30 Klotzsch & Sudermann - corylus avellana (autoplate)
  • 20:30 - 24:35 Bersarin Quartet - st. petersburg (aerotone)
  • 24:35 - 28:35 Weigl & Hoffmann - country lane (autoplate)
  • 28:35 - 35:15 Twile - spanish cruiser (autoplate)
  • 35:15 - 38:00 Herzog - there are options (12rec)
  • 38:00 - 42:33 Cantaloup - dawns & echos (aerotone)
  • 42:33 - 46:00 Haruki - sometimes seeing through things helps (rain music)
  • 46:00 - 49:33 Silencio - botaniska trdgrd (tri postal)
  • 49:33 - 53:43 Bersarin Quartet - es kann nicht ewig (aerotone)
  • 53:43 - 1:02:19 Childs - marysal(fax emix) (mandorla)

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String Theory Vol. 2

October 17th, 2007

The mix I did last year, called String Theory, was one of my favorites. This is the sequel, creatively titled String Theory Vol. 2. Originally posted at the Low Light Mixes site on blogspot, this mix features mostly orchestral style ambient.

This one relies on new music more than the first mix did. I'm pretty happy with the way it flows from track to track. The goal is to never really be sure where one track ends & the next begins.

  • T R A C K L I S T :

00:00 intro 00:30 Stars of the Lid - Hiberner Toujours

02:02 Andrey Dergatchev - The Return(excerpt)

04:28 Corker & Conboy - Frank's Lie 07:02 Clint Mansell - Stay With Me (The Fountain ost)

10:05 Mono & World's End Girlfriend - Palmless Prayer/Mass Murder Refrain #1

16:03 Yo Yo Ma(Ennio Morricone) - Gabriel's Oboe

18:57 Jeff Greinke - Gradual Motion

24:24 Stars of the Lid - December Hunting for Vegetarian

32:00 Andrey Dergatchev - The Return (excerpt)

34:09 Clint Mansell - Summer Tense(Requiem for a Dream ost)

34:46 Rachel's - Technology is Killing Music(excerpt)

36:00 Kyo Ichinose - Lontano 42:00 Donato Wharton - Puget Sound

43:33 Stars of the Lid - Articulate Silences Pt. 2

48:43 Hilmar Örn Hilmarsson - I Flew(angels of the universe ost)

50:52 Andrey Dergatchev - The Return(excerpt)

54:50 Balanesco Quartet - Lullaby

58:27 Clint Mansell - Death is a Disease(Fountain ost)

1:00:50 Andrey Dergatchev - The Return(excerpt)

1:03:08 end

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