For some reason,when I think of falling snow, the instrument that comes to mind is the piano. Maybe it's from years of listening to Vince Guaraldi's Charlie Brown Christmas album. So it's no surprise that there is a fair amount of piano music in this "snow" mix.
We didn't have any snow yet but I had been thinking about doing a "first snow" mix for awhile & decided to throw one together Friday night. Then I woke up Saturday morning to a light dusting of snow on the ground. Maybe next I should do a mix for winning the lottery.
As I said there is a lot of piano music in here. Led by Nils Frahm, from his excellent Felt album. A release that will end up on my best of the year list & one which everyone needs to hear. I think this mix works well as an early season "snow" mix versus the more bleak mid winter drones that will show up later.
I expect to crank out at least one more mix before the end of the year. Plus I'll have a year-end top 20 list, so start thinking of your own lists if you'd like to contribute.
T R A C K L I S T :
- 00:00 Nils Frahm - less [erased tapes]
- 05:20 Bernocchi, Budd, Guthrie - Heavy Heart Some More [Rarenoise Records]
- 09:35 Deepspace - Whisper
- 12:50 The Humble Bee - Sky Litter [cotton goods]
- 15:22 Willamette - Echo Park [infraction]
- 18:10 Pleq + Lauki - II (antonymes remix) [somehow recordings]
- 24:44 Cliff Martinez - Wrong Floor [lakeshore records]
- 25:45 Max Richter - eternal flowers question stars [Metropolis Movie Music]
- 27:48 e and i - Pearls for Alma [cotton goods]
- 29:40 Isnaj Dui - Always Close [hibernate]
- 32:48 I've Lost - in this cold, empty place [future sequence]
- 36:35 Diatonis - Whiring Above Our Heads
- 40:00 Nils Frahm - Pause [erased tapes]
- 44:25 Cliff Martinez - He Had A Good Time [lakeshore records]
- 45:39 Harold Budd - Three-Fingered Jack [darla]
- 47:40 Maps & Diagrams - Groghe(fort) [nomadic kids republic]
- 51:00 S. Carey - Rothko Fields [jagjaguwar]
- 54:50 Part Timer - seed collection [mobeer]
- 58:20 Nils Frahm - Keep [erased tapes]