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Sep 2013

Sunday Morning Music vol. 7 - The Sun King

September 8, 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