Sunday Morning Music vol. 16 - Daybreak

April 15th, 2018




Here's the first Sunday Morning Music mix of 2018.


Most of the music is new. All of the tracks were released in 2018 with the exception of "To Earth" by Ariwo from 2017 and "Jade Visions" by Bill Evans from 1961. There are no vocal tunes in this mix, which wasn't on purpose, it just sort of works out that way sometimes.


Many thanks to the artists and labels for the excellent music that appears in this mix. To name just a few...


Thanks to Bob Duskis at Six Degrees Records and Delia Derbyshire Appreciation Society for the Cloudface Remixes:


Thanks to Michael Cottone, aka The Green Kingdom, for the heads up on the new ep "Depths."


Thanks to Ryan at Lost Tribe Sound for the sneak peaks of two fantastic albums being released soon, 

"Sleep Stations" by From The Mouth Of The Sun and "Black Box Animals" by Luton.


Thanks also to Harry Towell over at Whitelabrecs for pointing me in the direction of the new Paper Relics album, "The Road Home."


And finally thanks to my online friend Thomas Lindsey, aka Tonepoet, for another fine album, "Ocean of Infinity."


I love all the connections, online and in the real world, brought about by our mutual love for music. Thanks for all the great tunes over the years!






T R A C K L I S T I N G :


  • 00:00    Albrecht La'Brooy - Daybreak
  • 04:55    Gigi Masin - Morning Light
  • 09:24    Anenon - Open
  • 12:15    Henri Texier - Quand tout s'arrete
  • 17:48    Joachim Staudt - Mother Earth
  • 19:05    Ariwo - To Earth
  • 27:40    Christian Kleine - Sun Star
  • 30:52    Delia Derbyshire Appreciation Society - Cloudface
  • 34:42    The Green Kingdom - Velvet Wavescape
  • 37:03    Luton - Archipelago
  • 41:00    Paper Relics - Stoke's Hall
  • 45:05    From The Mouth Of The Sun - About the Birth of Stars
  • 46:30    Tonepoet - The Birth of Gravity
  • 49:00    Christina Vantzou - At Dawn
  • 51:25    Ian Hawgood & Danny Norbury - V
  • 56:30    Bill Evans - Jade Visions
  • 59:51    end






Sunday Morning Music vol. 15 - October Sky

October 22nd, 2017



For this Sunday Morning Music installment I used almost all brand new music.  16 of the 19 tracks are from 2017 & most of those are from the last two months.  Two cuts are from 2016.  


One outlier is from all the way back in 1999.  That track is October Sky by Mark Isham.  As I was putting the mix together I came up with the title of vol. 15 - October Sky(cuz it's October) and thought that it sounded familiar.  I searched my hard drive and sure enough I found October Sky is a soundtrack by Mark Isham from 1999.  BTW, it's an excellent movie.  So I had to include that one old track in with all the new ones.


Also sorry for this not being uploaded on a Sunday morning.  Brunch with the kids took priority, then football, the nap.  So here it is on Sunday evening.





T R A C K L I S T :

  • 00:00   Joseph Shabason - Tite Cycle(Aytche 2017)
  • 05:12    Kasami Washington - Desire(Harmony Of Difference 2017)
  • 08:25    Clint Mansell - The Night Cafe(Loving Vincent 2017)
  • 10:40    Arovane & Hior Chronik - Morning Fog(Into My Own 2017)
  • 13:50    Four Tet - 10 midi(New Energy 2017)
  • 14:52    Hannu Karjalainen - Love Unconditional(A Handful Of Dust Is A Desert 2017)
  • 17:14    Lav & Purl - The Presnt Moment(still version)(The Present Moment 2016)
  • 21:33    Jakob Lindhagen - i parken(Skorheten 2016)
  • 22:30    Igneous Flame - Eevi(Sylvi 2017)
  • 26:45    Jonny Nash & Suzanne Kraft - Photo w/ grey sky white clouds(Passive Agressive 2017)
  • 33:33    Balmorhea - First Light(Clear Language 2017)
  • 34:54    Hans Zimmer - Rain(Blade Runner 2049 OST 2017)
  • 36:10    Kelly Lee Owens - Bird(Kelly Lee Owens 2017)
  • 40:27    Kiasmos - Blurred(Blurred ep 2017)
  • 45:27    Marl Isham - October Sky(October Sky 1999)
  • 49:56    Joseph Shabason - Long Swim(Aytche 2017)
  • 54:05    Ludmila - Day 4(1 day 1 track 2017)
  • 55:44    Bonobo - Second Sun(Migration 2017)
  • 59:09    Bjorn Meyer - Pulse(Provenance 2017)
  • 61:48    end







Sunday Morning Music vol. 14 - Early Bird

April 9th, 2017



I haven't done a Sunday morning mix in quite a while so volume 14 solves that problem. 


This follows the usual Sunday morning mix template of a few vocal tunes, some ambient tunes and a bit of jazz.  I was happy to finally use Shenandoah in a mix.  More than a year ago I was at a local high school spring concert and fell in love with the concert band version of this tune.  I know it may sound out of place in a Low Light mix but I think it's beauty fits well with the Sunday morning series.


In addition to Shenandoah there is new music from Hite, Grails, The Delia Derbyshire Appreciation Society, Clocolan and fairly new music from Radiohead & Olafur Arnalds.  And a nice old classic from Max Roach & Clifford Brown.





T R A C K L I S T :

  • 00:00    Olafur Arnalds - Particles
  • 03:48    Grails - Rebecca
  • 07:10    Sarah Neufeld & Colin Stetson - And still they move
  • 09:56    Frank Ticheli - Shenandoah
  • 16:20    Dan Romer & Benh Zeitlin - Once there was a hushpuppy
  • 22:48    Fripp & Eno - Evening Star(The Delia Derbyshire Appreciation Society interpretation)
  • 28:57    Clocolan - Obsolete Advancement
  • 34:25    Orchestre National de Jazz - Révolution
  • 43:20    Clifford Brown & Max Roach - Delilah
  • 51:02    The Still - The Early Bird
  • 58:42    Hite - Old Crow
  • 62:15    Radiohead - True Love Waits
  • 66:52    end

Sunday Morning Music vol. 13 - Silver Sunrise

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


Sunday Morning Music vol. 12 - September’s Here Again

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


Sunday Morning Music vol. 10 - To Heal

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


Sunday Morning Music vol. 9 - Fall Back

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


Sunday Morning Music Vol. 8 - slow mornings

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


Sunday Morning Music vol. 7 - The Sun King

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


Sunday Morning Music - 1970s Recollections

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[1973]
  • 03:31    King Crimson - Peace a Theme[1970]
  • 04:40    Nick Drake - Riverman[1969]
  • 08:50    Cat Stevens - The Wind[1971]
  • 10:22    Ralph Towner - Icarus[1974]
  • 16:27    Nue! - Leb Wohl[1975]
  • 24:50    Cluster - in ewigkeit[1976]
  • 31:25    Miles Davis - Recollections[1970]
  • 38:25    Kraftwerk - ananas symphonie[1973]
  • 45:30    Brian Eno - Julie With[1977]
  • 50:30    Eberhard Weber - Moana I[1976]
  • 55:22    Genesis - Horizons[1972]
  • 56:55    Loudon Wainwright III - Lullaby[1973]
  • 59:45    Steve Tibbetts - The Secret[1977]
  • 04:25    Heldon 2 - In the Wake of King Fripp[1975]
  • 08:30    Brian Eno - Taking Tiger Mountain[1974]
  • 13:20    end