June 12th, 2016
The latest in the Sunday morning series features a gorgeous remix of a Silver Lake Chorus tune from their forthcoming remix album out on June 24th.
The mix opens & closes with Easy To Die by Silver Lake Chorus remixed by Hammock. The closing tune is an instrumental version.
The rest of the mix is the typical Sunday morning mix of instrumentals, jazz & vocal tunes. Most of the tracks are fairly new.
T R A C K L I S T :
- 00:00 Silver Lake Chorus - Easy to Die(Hammock remix)
- 03:50 Julianna Barwick - Forever
- 08:00 Jim James - All Things Must Pass
- 13:13 Silmus - Close to Light
- 17:25 Oddisee - Right Side of the Bed
- 21:25 Baka Forest People of SE Cameroon - Liquindi 2
- 22:50 Hiatus - Third(Max Cooper remix)
- 27:20 Ólafur Arnalds - RGB
- 31:20 Radiohead - Daydreaming
- 36:57 Hammock - Marathon Boy
- 41:48 Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith - Stratus
- 44:00 Fred Frith & Darren Johnston - Barn Dance
- 46:40 Strand of Oaks - Wonderful(my morning jacket cover)
- 50:00 Sliver Lake Chorus - Easy to Die(Hammock instrumental remix)
- 54:21 end
September 6th, 2015
As usual with these mixes there is one song in particular that gets the ball rolling and in this case it's the title track from the album The Thompson Fields by the Maria Schneider Orchestra. The whole album is wonderful collection open, airy jazz tracks and the title song is just stunning. Definitely one of the most beautiful songs released this year, second only to Sufjan Stevens - Carrie & Lowell.
The rest of the mix is your standard Sunday morning mix. Maybe a bit more jazz in this one. Other than the Davis Sylvian tune most of the cuts are fairly new.
T R A C K L I S T :
- 00:00 David Sylvian - September
- 01:11 Maria Schneider Orchestra - The Thompson Fields
- 08:00 Bosques De Mi Mente - El amanecer reflejado en tus ojos
- 10:38 AXX - Interstellar Ambient
- 14:10 Patrick Watson - Love Songs for Robots
- 17:11 Kenny Reichert Band - Cascades
- 22:20 Bill Seaman - A Dark Thought
- 26:40 Ben Lukas Boysen - Sleeps Beat Theme
- 30:31 Anouar Brahem - Tunis at Dawn
- 37:03 Cliff Martinez - Placental Repair
- 39:11 Hidden Rivers - September Sun Memory
- 42:52 Olan Mill - Tallole
- 46:33 Maria Schneider Orchestra - Walking by Flashlight
- 51:33 end
February 15th, 2015
Here's the latest in the Sunday Morning Music series. And as usual it follows a similar path to its predecessors - little bit of quiet vocals, little bit of jazz, little bit of classical, little bit of everything.
The first track in the mix is from DeYarmond Edison, which is Justin Vernon's first band from 2005. Vernon is the man behind Bon Iver. He's a fellow Wisconsonite that hit the big time with his For Emma album back in 2007. I discovered the DeYarmond Edison album while doing some Bon Iver research and found that it is an excellent album. Vernon is also a member of Volcano Choir, which has a cut in this mix as well. I have a Justin Vernon mix in the works. It will feature his music along with music from the many artists he has connections with.
As much as I like that first track, the highlight of this mix for me is the Kate Bush tune, Snowflake, from her wonderful album, 50 Words for Snow. She sings the song from the point of view of a snowflake, I only used about half of the song in the mix.
A couple of others favorite tunes in this mix are Ladder in Place from rf, very bright and happy. I have always loved the Underworld cut, To Heal and used it as part of the title for this installment of the Sunday series. And finally, the Daryll Hall tune at the end from his offbeat collaboration with Robert Fripp is another fav.
Other mixes on the horizon include a space rock mix, ambient dub, breathing, time dilation, Americana, sea music and the previously mentioned Justin Vernon Family Tree mix.
T R A C K L I S T :
- 00:00 DeYarmond Edison - Time to Know
- 05:56 Pink Floyd - Things Left Unsaid
- 08:27 Underworld - To Heal
- 10:15 Black Elk - III_IV
- 15:05 Kate Bush - Snowflake
- 19:55 Gem Club - Red Arrow(john)
- 22:40 rf - Ladder in PLace
- 26:15 Kjell Anderson - Broadway Valetine
- 28:57 Volcano Choir - Husks and Shells
- 32:00 Penguin Cafe Orchestra - Air
- 35:50 Piers Faccini & Vincet Segall - A Half of Me
- 40:00 Dublin Guitar Quartet - Mishima V
- 43:28 Moon Ate the Dark - She Swimming
- 46:30 Labradford - P
- 55:25 Daryl Hall - Without Tears
- 58:17 end
November 9th, 2014
Here's another entry in the Sunday Morning Music series. This follows the template fo earlier mixes - mostly instrumental, some vocals, some jazz, some old some new. I called it Fall Back because it was intended to be posted last weekend when daylight saving came to an end but stuff always seems to get in the way.
My favorite cut in the mix is "Art Decade" by Dylan Howe from his excellent album, "SUBTERRANEAN - New Designs On Bowie's Berlin." The album is a set of jazz covers of Bowie's Berlin instrumentals and it's awesome. You can get it on Bandcamp here... SUBTERRANEAN - New Designs On Bowie's Berlin.
The King Crimson instrumental is from the Elements tour box set which I picked up when I saw Crimson in Madison. It was easily one of the best shows I've ever seen. Ther music has been such a part of my life for such a long time that at times the music was almost overwhelming. I nearly cried when they played Schizoid Man for the encore.
Other excellent new music in this mix comes from Bill Frisell, Piers Faccini and Vincent Segal, Daniel Lanois and one of my favorite ambient albums of the year, "Headspace" by Tonepoet, which you can find here... Headspace.
T R A C K L I S T :
- 00:00 Bill Frisell - Lift Off
- 02:00 Dylan Howe - Art Decade(Bowie cover)
- 06:27 King Crimson - Fallen Angel(instrumental)
- 07:56 Steve Tibbetts - Kuladzokpa
- 09:05 Piers Faccini and Vincent Segal - The Closing of Our Eyes
- 11:25 Tonepoet - With a Whisper It's Gone
- 14:30 Bill Frisell - Reflections from the Moon
- 17:35 The Antlers - Parade
- 22:05 Land Observations - From the Heights of the Simplon Pass
- 26:35 Masayoshi Fujita - Snowstorm
- 29:50 Hopper and Gowen - Morning Order
- 36:15 El Fog - Flip and Dub
- 40:28 Daniel Lanois - Iceland
- 42:52 Devotchka - The Winner Is
- 45:53 Mahavishnu Orchestra - You Know You Know
- 50:30 The Six Parts Seven - Now Like Photographs
- 54:44 Islands of Light - Praeludium
- 56:15 Wave Temples - Birds of the Looking Jar No. 3
- 56:30 Alejandro Franov - Pasando el Mar
- 1:00:05 end
April 6th, 2014
Grab a cup of coffee and the paper with this mix as your Sunday soundtrack.
This iteration of the Sunday morning series uses mostly new music including a couple of great Bob Dylan covers from Sarah Jarosz and Phosphorescent. I couldn't resist starting the mix with the wonderful "Morning" from Beck's new release.
From there we move on to a beautiful, jazzy track from Philémon Chante that I have been itching to use for a while. That cut is from his album called Les Sessions Cubaines which you can find on Bandcamp here...Philémon Chante
There a couple soundtracks represented in the mix from two of the best films of 2013, "Her" and "Nebraska." Arcade Fire and Owen Pallett collaborated for the "Her" soundtrack, with two cuts in this mix. Mark Orton did the beautifully simple soundtrack for "Nebraska" and it shows up here in the track "The Old Compressor Escape." I've got an Americana mix waiting in the wings which will have more from that soundtrack.
One of my other favs is the cut from Bill Callahan. He remixed his 2013 album, "Dream River," as a dub album called "Have Fun With God." It's fantastic!
T R A C K L I S T :
- 00:00 Beck - Morning
- 05:12 M. Ostermeier - Sunlight on My Desk
- 07:55 Sam Prekop - A Cloud to the Back
- 11:30 Philémon Chante - J'arrive toujours un peu trop tard
- 15:40 Sarah Jarosz - Simple Twist of Fate
- 20:20 Mark Orton - The Old Compressor Escape
- 22:50 Thievery Corporation - le coeur (feat lou lou ghelichkhani)
- 25:45 Assia Cunego - Canto Ostinato Section 25-30
- 29:00 Segue - slow mornings
- 34:00 Bill Callahan - Small Dub
- 37:45 Arcade Fire and Owen Pallett - Dimensions
- 40:34 Darcy James Argue's Secret Society - An Invitation
- 43:08 Nick Cave - Into My Arms
- 47:17 Phosphorescent - Tomorrow is a Long Time
- 51:30 Paul Buchanan - Mid Air
- 53:45 Arcade Fire and Owen Pallett - We're All Leaving
- 56:17 end
September 8th, 2013
found a cool clip on YouTube from the Beatles Abbey Road album. It is the 16 minute medley that closes the album but it's only the vocals. It's fascinating to listen to familiar vocals in a new way. Here's a link to the YouTube clip... Abbey Road vocals.
The vocals for "The Sun King" caught my attention and I thought they'd make a nice start to a new Sunday morning mix. I couldn't resist messing with the track a little bit so I slowed it down and mixed part of that slowed down track under the normal one I like the way the sowed track fills the space between vocals. Then I brought the slow track up full to finish off The Sun King. It's really kind of amazing how beautiful the track still sounds even when slowed way down.
As I was adding tracks to the mix I stumbled upon the Sun Kil Moon song "Sunshine in Chicago" and it hit me that the mix should revolve around the sun. So every song on the tracklist has "sun" in the title.
I love using a keyword to narrow a musical search because it always turns up cuts I had completely forgotten about. In this case I was very excited to have dug up "Eternity's Sunrise" from the "Children of Men" score. I'm pretty happy with how this "sunny" mix turned out.
T R A C K L I S T :
- 00:00 The Beatles - The Sun King(vocals only)
- 01:51 Lights Out Asia - Birds Sing Sun-Rising Hymns
- 04:55 Jon Hopkins - Sun Harmonics
- 12:10 Phosphorescent - Sun, Arise
- 15:05 Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross - Painted Sun in Abstract
- 18:00 Boards of Canada - Turquoise Hexagon Sun
- 23:00 Popol Vuh - Morning Sun
- 26:17 Alexi Murdoch - Towards the Sun
- 30:25 Ben Howard - Under the Same Sun
- 32:45 M. Ostermeier - Sunlight on My Desk
- 35:15 Underworld - capa meets the sun
- 37:00 Max Richter - Sunlight
- 42:28 Jon Hopkins - The Wider Sun
- 44:48 John Tavener - Eternity's Sunrise
- 47:10 Vir Unis - Infinite Sun
- 50:20 David Sylvian - Sunlight seen through towering trees
- 52:55 The Seven Fields Of Aphelion - Sunburst Chemicals
- 55:33 Sun Kil Moon - Sunshine in Chicago
- 57:55 The Beatles - The Sun King
- 1:00:20 end
May 26th, 2013
More Sunday morning music - this time all the tracks are from the 1970s. In collecting these cuts I discovered two albums that I somehow missed - Kraftwerk - Ralf & Florian and Cluster - Sowiesoso. I have plenty of Kraftwerk & Cluster in my collection but I didn't have those two albums & they are both wonderful. So thanks to Matt for suggesting those two records. Also thanks Matt for suggesting the Nue! track. That one was "new" to me and it fit perfectly.
I know the Nick Drake tune was technically not the 1970s but I had already fallen in love with it & put it in the mix before I realized that it was released in 1969. Oh well.
I went back and forth about using the Ralph Towner cut. It's a bit too pretty, almost new age-like, but I used to love that song. Along with Eberhard Weber, Towner's Icarus was my introduction into the wonderful world of ECM records back when I was in college. So I had to include it for nostalgia sake. I'm glad I did because it really is a beautiful tune.
I wasn't able to squeeze in all of the great suggestions from listeners so I'm definitely going to have to do a second mix with this theme. I really want to work that Kris Kristofferson tune into the next one. And I didn't get a chance to work in Josh's suggestions of electronic library music. I sought out the Monkman album & it's so cool, it just has to be included next time. Too many good tunes left on the cutting room floor! I better get started on the next mix.
T R A C K L I S T :
- 00:00 Kraftwerk - Heimatklange
- 03:31 King Crimson - Peace a Theme
- 04:40 Nick Drake - Riverman
- 08:50 Cat Stevens - The Wind
- 10:22 Ralph Towner - Icarus
- 16:27 Nue! - Leb Wohl
- 24:50 Cluster - in ewigkeit
- 31:25 Miles Davis - Recollections
- 38:25 Kraftwerk - ananas symphonie
- 45:30 Brian Eno - Julie With
- 50:30 Eberhard Weber - Moana I
- 55:22 Genesis - Horizons
- 56:55 Loudon Wainwright III - Lullaby
- 59:45 Steve Tibbetts - The Secret
- 04:25 Heldon 2 - In the Wake of King Fripp
- 08:30 Brian Eno - Taking Tiger Mountain
- 13:20 end
January 20th, 2013
I have to be honest. One of the reasons I've done so many(#5 now) of these Sunday morning music mixes is that they are so popular, especially on Mixcloud. So I'm a sellout, a ratings whore. I admit it. But I like to think that each Sunday mix is a good listen in it's own way.
I usually stumble upon a song or two that prompts me to start a new mix. In this case it was the song "Before My Time" which leads off the mix. It's the song that plays during the credits of the film Chasing Ice. When I heard it as the credits rolled it knocked my socks off. That's Scarlett Johansson singing. She's got a unique voice, not one to be used for candy coated pop music. But absolutely perfect for the beautiful restraint of "Before My Time."
I hope this mix is another worthy addition to the Sunday morning music series. Enjoy.
T R A C K L I S T :
- 00:00 J. Ralph & Scarlett Johansson - Before My Time (from Chasing Ice OST)
- 03:33 Sigur Ros - Varðeldur (from Valtari)
- 09:15 Manu Katché - Slowing the Tides (from Manu Katché)
- 14:35 Simon Scott - sealevel.1 (from Below Sealevel)
- 18:25 Kiln - Centrifu (from Thermals)
- 19:40 S. Carey - Mothers (from All We Grow)
- 24:45 Andrew Bird - Night Sky (from Norman OST)
- 28:13 Endless Melancholy - A Song for the Morning Star (from Music for Quiet Mornings)
- 32:40 Schulte & Martin - Frosty Morning (from Treasure)
- 36:10 J. Ralph - Chasing Ice (Croconite) (from Chasing Ice OST)
- 39:05 Max Richter - Winter 3 (from Vivaldi 4 Seasons Recomposed)
- 43:15 Patrick Watson - Noisy Sunday (from Adventurers in Your Own Backyard)
- 45:05 Garth Stevenson - Dawn (from Flying)
- 50:55 Manuell Göttsching - Quasarsphere (from Inventions for Electric Guitar)
- 56:55 J. Ralph - You're No Longer Just a Human Being (from Chasing Ice OST)
- 58:40 end
November 12th, 2012
Oops! It's Sunday night & I'm posting a mix called Sunday Morning Music. Oh well, play it next Sunday while reading the paper with a cup of coffee.
This is the fourth in the Sunday morning series. It follows a similar pattern - some ambient, some vocal tunes, some jazz - all of it nice & relaxing. Perfect for a Sunday morning. This morning I was actually able to sip coffee out on the deck(shown in the pic). Not bad for the 11th of November in Wisconsin.
Two of my favorite cuts in the mix are the two tracks(End of the World & The Smallest Piece) from the soundtrack of "Beasts of the Southern Wild." I'm o very fond of the cuts from Geoffrey Oreyma & Andrew Bird. The latest release from Andrew Bird will definitely be on my year-end,best-of list.
T R A C K L I S T :
- 00:00 Brambles - To Speak of Solitude
- 03:30 The xx - Angels
- 06:11 The Boats - The Ballad For The Girl On The Moon
- 09:40 The Bark Psychosis - Pendulum Man
- 16:40 Trespassers William - Believe Me
- 20:46 Yo Yo Ma & Chris Thile - Franz & The Eagle
- 24:20 Geoffrey Oryema - Makambo
- 28:55 Pat Metheny/Steve Reich - Electric Counterpoint
- 32:09 Philip Glass & Nosaj Thing - Knee 1
- 35:35 Charles Lloyd Quartet - Dwija
- 40:40 Clarke - Black Stone
- 42:34 Benh Zeitlin, Dan Romer, The Lost Bayou Ramblers - End of the World
- 44:00 Benh Zeitlin, Dan Romer, The Lost Bayou Ramblers - The Smallest Piece
- 45:25 Andrew Bird - Beyond the Valley of the Three White Horses
- 51:25 Horse Feathers - Summer for Capricorns
- 54:28 David Sylvian - Camp Fire Coyote Country
- 58:00 Nils Frahm - Sol
July 8th, 2012
Sunday mornings in summer...put on some coffee even though the temps are already climbing.
Sunday mornings in summer...are spent on the deck with the paper & the birds.
Sunday mornings in summer...slow motion start to a slow motion day.
This is the third in my unplanned Sunday morning music series. I hadn't intended to more than one of these mixes but the first was so popular on Mixcloud that I couldn't resist doing more. I was amazed at how many listens it got and to be honest, I liked that popularity, so I became a bit of a ratings whore & went back to that same well again.
As with the others in this series, this mix is a collection of instrumentals, acoustic tunes, jazz & other oddballs. I am happy to have squeezed in the tune, The Farther Away I Am, from Daryl Hall. Yes that's Daryl Hall of Hall and Oates. It's from a 1980 solo album he did that was produced by Robert Fripp, thereby assuring it would be a commercial bomb. The album was kind hit & miss but I've always loved that song.
Other favs in the mix are the ones by Sun Kil Moon & Keola Beamer and of course the Colin Meloy cover which I stole as the title for volume 3 in this series. I know the Beamer tune borders on new age. But I think this cut doesn't go over the edge into new age crap. It just has this nice breezy feel which perfect for sitting on the deck with the sun on your face.
T R A C K L I S T :
- 00:00 Daniel Lanois - Steamdog
- 02:00 Sun Kil Moon - Sunshine in Chicago
- 04:30 Keola Beamer - `Imi Au Io `Oe
- 07:27 Colin Meloy - Every day is Like Sunday(Morrissey cover)
- 10:40 Brian Eno - Silver Morning
- 12:50 Foreign Fields - From the Lake to the Land
- 15:20 Daryl Hall - The Farther Away I Am
- 17:40 Sigur Ros - varðeldur
- 23:25 Bill Nelson - Your Morning Blessing
- 26:05 Wolfgang Voigt - Fresko 1
- 29:05 Nora Jones - Good Morning
- 32:10 Uakti - Japura River(philip glass cover)
- 36:41 Steve Tibbetts - kili-ki drok
- 37:45 Jeff Pearce - With the Morning Light
- 42:20 Jan Garbarek - Ov zarmanali
- 45:00 Chet Baker - Early Morning Mood
- 52:20 Steve Tibbetts - Drawing Down the Moon
- 57:05 Sufjan Stevens - The Lord God Bird(live on NPR)
- 1:00:37 end