Just completed a lengthy back & forth mixing process with a new [mini] series entitled ‘h u e‘.
At first, given the overall softness of the tracks, I planned on making them adjuncts to my ‘slipstream‘ series of 5 or 6 years ago. But, after mulling it over, decided to give them a berth of their own within my mixological catalog.
This was a project very much driven by three primary sources:
- the OKTAF release ‘Lost in the Humming Air (a tribute to the music of Harold Budd)’
- DGM‘s recent ‘The Wine of Silence’ by Robert Fripp, Andrew Keeling & David Singleton,
- AND also several key Relaxed Machinery releases: Chris Russell’s Bloom, Peter James’s Landfall, åpne sinn’s en seier & Max Corbacho’s Lost Links
- …with an honorable mention to Leonardo Rosado‘s ‘The Blue Nature of Everyday‘ (one track of which appears on ‘bouquet’, another on a forthcoming classical mix)
So…there was quite a bit of ambient sound to unpack, sort through & listen to in order to achieve the desired flow of the two mixes. I made the original h_u_e mix…and subsequently made 4 more revisions of the mix before settling on the final playlist. The adjunct, shorter companion, ‘bouquet’ was completed with one revision; that being the inclusion of the second track after hearing it in the wee hours of the morning during a bout of sleeplessness (for which I am grateful as the blog post which pointed me to the track hadn’t been up for more then 10 minutes – & I would have missed it had I not been surfing the web @ 3:00AM).
I plan to release the 2 mixes either together or very closely spaced; most likely within the month of June so…
…please stay tuned. ; )