Sunday, November 25, 2007

Mix: Summer In Jibāl, Winter In Iraq

I just finished reading excerpts from Al-Mas'ūdī's The Meadows of Gold and Book of Admonition, and it (along with the Sub Rosa compilation Persian Electronic Music 1966-2006) inspired me to produce this. Functioning as a complement of sorts to my other Mid-East inspired mix, Our Weight In Oil, this one is definitely more ambient and abstract by comparison. Tracklist:

03:52 ALIREZA MASHAYEKHI - Mithra, Op.90 (edit)
08:54 GULTSKRA ARTIKLER - Arrial - Farewell Again (remake)
13:16 GEIR JENSSEN - Camp 1.5: Mountain Upon Mountain
14:45 LOREN DENT - Empires and Milk

Total running time: 22:04. Download it here (30 MB, 192k).

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Mix: Murder Ballads and Disaster Songs

This mix has absolutely nothing to do with the Texas City disaster (April 16, 1947) pictured above. It is, however, a slew of rock songs that (in this exact order) managed to simmer through the primarily ambient and experimental folders of my mp3-player as I hit random while taking a walk in Stockholm. So I guess this mix pretty much made itself, and it made me feel like it was self-destruction time again. Better stick to birds chirping and warm, comforting drones... Tracklist:

00:00 THE ICARUS LINE - Losing Touch With My Mind (cover)
05:39 WOODEN SHJIPS - We Ask You to Ride
NO AGE - I Wanna Sleep
13:13 DEERHUNTER - Lake Somerset
16:54 BLACK LIPS - Boone (live)
18:59 AUDIONOM - And You Said I Was the Only One

Total running time: 21:56. Download it here (30 MB, 192k).