Overtones & Nocturnes

December 28th, 2014

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I've mentioned many times that a mix often starts with a single track that interests me and takes off from there.  In the case of this classical mix, the track is "In Spe" by Arvo Part.


I first heard the piece via YouTube & loved it right from the start.  As far as I can tell it has not been recorded for official release so the version in this mix is the performance I heard on YouTube.  You can find the original ten minute track here... In Spe, Arvo Pärt, Georgian Sinfonietta


Creating a classical mix right now works nicely because I just bought the excellent new piece by John Luther Adams - Become Ocean.  It's basically an orchestral drone piece & it's beautiful.


One of my favorite recordings of 2014, Atmos by A Winged Victory for the Sullen, makes two appearances in the mix.  It's a gorgeous record that fits perfectly in this mix.

 

A couple of other tracks that I was happy to squeeze into the mix are "Odi Et Amo" by Jóhann Jóhannsson and The Dublin Guitar Quartet's version of Philip Glass' "String Quartet No. 3 Mishima V."  I've always loved the Philip Glass soundtrack "Mishima" and this guitar quartet version is sublime.


I guess this will be my last mix for 2014.  I'll start a new mix right off the bat in 2015.  


I'd like to thank everyone who has been following this blog for almost 9 years now.  I've always said that I'd make mixes just for my own amusement, even if nobody else ever heard them.  But when other folks get some enjoyment out of them it makes it more fun and meaningful.  Plus it's just plain cool to have connected to people all over the world through these mixes.  Thanks!


Enjoy & Happy New Year!



T R A C K L I S T :
  • 00:00    Jonny Greenwood - Overtones(The Master OST)
  • 02:00    Arvo Part - In Spe(Georgian Sinfonietta recording)
  • 07:20    A Winged Victory for the Sullen - Atmos XII
  • 10:45    Valentin Silvestrov - Symphony No. 5(excerpt)
  • 14:18    Christina Vantzou - vhs
  • 18:46    Islands of Light - Goerde
  • 21:55    Ólafur Arnalds - Highway
  • 24:10    Jóhann Jóhannsson - Odi Et Amo
  • 27:10    Hildur Gudnadottir - Unveiled
  • 30:33    Vieo Abiungo - Insincerity Peeked Through Cloudlessly(Upward Arrows Remix)
  • 33:55    John Luther Adams - Become Ocean(excerpt)
  • 44:00    Nest - Far From Land
  • 48:40    A Winged Victory for the Sullen - Atmos VIII
  • 52:10    Dublin Guitar Quartet - String Quartet No. 3 Mishima V
  • 55:30    Steve Reich - Electric Counterpoint I Fast
  • 1:02:30    John Luther Adams - Become Ocean(end)
  • 1:07:09    end
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Cartridge - an ambient 8-bit adventure

December 2nd, 2014

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I am very excited about this mix.  It comes from Josh Furey, the man the excellent indie label Nocturne Records.


The mix consists of ambient and slower vintage 8-bit video game music.  It starts off with a cut from Disasterpeace from the album FEZ.  I had just recently bought the album and was thinking about doing an 8-bit type of mix myself when Josh sent me his Cartridge mix.  Wow, am I glad I didn't bother with my mix because Josh's blend of 8-bit music and video game sounds and tunes is perfect.


Thanks to Josh for his work on this fantastic mix.  Check out is excellent latest album PETALS.



T R A C K L I S T :

  • 00:00 • Disasterpeace - Beacon [FEZ]
  • 02:34 • Pixel - Balcony [Cave Story]
  • 04:03 • Martin Galway - Green Beret [Green Beret]
  • 06:08 • Magyari András, Brian Coburn, Spencer Nilsen - Medusa Bay [Ecco The Dolphin]
  • 08:03 • Brain Wash - Stage Four [Pulseman]
  • 10:04 • Motoi Sakuraba - Map [Arcus Odyssey]
  • 11:29 • Koji Kondo - Forest Temple [Ledgend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time]
  • 11:29 • Rob Hubbard & Ben Daglish - Auf Wiedersehen Monty [Auf Wiedersehen Monty]
  • 15:48 • Tim Follin - Ghouls n Ghosts [Ghouls n Ghosts]
  • 16:39 • David Wise, Eveline Ascher & Robin Beanland - Aquatic Ambience [Donkey Kong Country]
  • 19:57 • Kenji Yamamoto & Minako Hamano - Lower Brinstar [Super Metroid]
  • 22:56 • David M. Hanlon - Druid II Enlightenment [Druid II Enlightenment]
  • 25:47 • Michael Land - Goodsoup Family Crypt [Curse Of Monkey Island]
  • 27:28 • David Wise, Eveline Ascher & Robin Beanland - Misty Menace [Donkey Kong Country]
  • 29:43 • Hiroki Kikuta - Innocent Sea [Seiken Densetsu 3]
  • 30:56 • Martin Galway - Wizball [Wizball]
  • 34:29 • Wally Beben - Darkside [Darkside]
  • 37:09 • Disasterpeace - Spirit [FEZ]
  • 38:58 • Kev Bruce - Stage Atlantis Ruins [Porky Pigs Haunted Holliday]
  • 41:14 • Kazunaka Yamane - Doppelganger [Double Dragon II]
  • 42:58 • Junko Tamiya - Ichirou's Death [Sweet Home]
  • 44:32 • Neil Brennan - Way of the Exploding Fist [Way of the Exploding Fist]
  • 45:13 • Masami Ueda - The Second Floor [Resident Evil II]
  • 48:04 • Masaki Hashimoto - Title Screen [Kabuki Quantum Fighter]
  • 49:56 • Naoki Kadaka - Mothership Defeated (Game Clear) [Fester's Quest]
  • 50:24 • Masaki Hashimoto - Opening [Kabuki Quantum Fighter]
  • 50:56 • Mitsuhiko Takano - File Select Screen [Ledgend of Zelda: Minish Cap]
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