things left unsaid

March 23rd, 2014

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Most regular visitors to this blog are aware that I also post these mixes over at Mixcloud.  I love Mixcloud.  I got in very early on and so have developed quite a few followers.  It's been fun watching it grow.  


One thing that has helped in growing that following is being one of the featured cloudcasts in the Ambient/Chillout category.  Well, apparently now Low Light Mixes is also one of the featured cloudcasts in the Classical category.  Some of my mixes my have some classical related tunes but I definitely wouldn't characterize these mixes as "classical."  But, what the heck, I'll take the extra exposure.


Being featured in the classical category was the genesis for this new mix, "things left unsaid."  It's an all classical mix.  Maybe it would be better to call it an orchestral mix because about half of the tracks are from film soundtracks, so not classical in the purest sense.


Most of the music is fairly new.  The oldest cut being the Jonnie Greenwood piece from 2007.  There a few tracks from Caleb Burhans and David Lang that are from 2013 releases that didn't make it onto my year in review lists because I didn't find them until 2014.  I found them on someone else's best of list.  They are both excellent recordings.  And of course I had to include some Johann Johannsson because I pretty much like everything he does.


I hope you enjoy this classical diversion.


T R A C K L I S T :


  • 00:00 Max Richter - Spring 0(Recomposed By Max Richter: Vivaldi, The Four Seasons)
  • 00:40 Johann Johannsson - By the River
  • 01:10 Caleb Burhans - The Things Left Unsaid
  • 05:00 Jonnie Greenwood - Open Spaces
  • 08:38 Alexandre Desplat - L'hôpital
  • 11:56 Jon Hopkins - How I Live Now
  • 16:15 Johann Johannsson - The Jewish Cemetery on Moellegade
  • 18:20 Tom Tykwer, Johnny Klimek, Reinhold Heil - Prelude, The Atlas March
  • 19:31 Maya Beiser - Spiegel im Spiegel
  • 28:58 David Lang - no. 5. i am walking
  • 33:10 Colin Stetson - All the Days I've Missed
  • 34:10 Caleb Burhans - nunc dimittis
  • 38:25 Alexandre Desplat - Skies
  • 43:30 Max Richter - Winter 3(Recomposed By Max Richter: Vivaldi, The Four Seasons)
  • 47:33 Tom Tykwer, Johnny Klimek, Reinhold Heil - The Cloud Atlas Sextet
  • 51:26 Johann Johannsson - The Rocket Builder
  • 57:39 Caleb Burhans - The Things Left Unsaid(end)
  • 58:55 Alexandre Desplat - De rouille et d'os
  • 1:00:51    end



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Across the Water

March 9th, 2014

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One of the benefits of making & posting mixes for all these years is getting to know some like-minded folks from around the world.  One of those is my good friend, Jason O'Gorman, from the city of Cork in Ireland.


Jason did a guest mix for me way back in 2008.  Wow, typing that just made me realize that Low Light Mixes has been around for a long time - 8 years this month, an eternity in internet years.


Anyway, back to Jason.  You can find his 2008 mix called Satellite here... Satellite.  I really like that mix and have always wanted Jason to do another.  And now, 6 years later, we have "Across the Water."  Jason describes it this way - "There's a lot of contrast in this mix due to the theme, but it still flows. The mix is a 'journey' across an ambient ocean, to dark and beautiful places."


When I listen to my own mixes I always hear every transition which at times can distract from the music.  But with Jason's mix I get lost in the flow as one tunes blends into the next.  I love not knowing what's coming next.  Jason's mix does is wonderful at transporting you from one place to another.  I hope you will enjoy it as much as I have.  And hopefully Jason won't another 6 years to produce another gem.


Cheers



T R A C K L I S T:

  • 00:00 King Creosote & John Hopkins: First watch
  • 02:10 Mountains: Sand
  • 05:20 Stephan Mathieu: Promenade
  • 08:30 Ólafur Arnalds: Carry me anew
  • 10:07 Ólafur Arnalds: We (too) shall rest
  • 11:10 Apparat: K&F Thema (pizzicato)
  • 13:45 Lustmord: Babel
  • 17:45 Eluvium: Warm
  • 22:00 Mer-A: Aeolis Mons
  • 28:30 Mowgli: Canaan
  • 29:20 Ólafur Arnalds: Sudden throw
  • 32:35 White Moth Black Butterfly:Reluctance
  • 33:40 The Fun Years: Re: We're again buried under
  • 35:45 Goldmund: Downward to darkness on extend
  • 38:30 Mulm: Mørke
  • 41:50 Lustmord: Chorazin
  • 46:10 Murcof: Oort 1
  • 48:40 Bvdub & Loscil: Hespiredes
  • 53:00 Mer-A: Quasi Stellar
  • 56:10 Apparat: 44 (noise version)
  • 57:55 Apparat: 44
  • 60:55 Lustmord: Goetia
  • 63:30 Mountains: Circular C
  • 69:00 Jasper TX & Anduin: Walking in snow
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