Infectious. Cohesive. Encompassing. Flowing. Graceful & Beautiful.
What can you say about lowlight mixes‘ output that hasn’t already been said? Mr. M crafts sonic/ambient excursions that hold up through repeated listenings & leave the beginner pleased, the neophyte wondering & the seasoned mixer stunned.
Quoting the poet himself, Mr M was found musing…
“What got me started on this mix was an interesting video I found on YouTube by Wouter van Veldhoven called “two sad tape recorders.” It’s basically two portable reel to reel tape machines each playing their loops at the same time. Here’s the video…
The sound of those two sad tape recorders reminded me of mixes I’ve done that combine very old recordings with new music that blends well with those scratchy, noisy old records. That’s where this mix began and from there I went in search of old cylinder recordings, which have gotten easier to find since my first mix with this theme back in 2008.
The vintage cuts that I used in the mix come from Edison cylinders recorded around 1906 to 1908. Most of the old tracks are effected in some way. Sometimes I slowed the original way down, other times echo & reverb were added. For many of them the original is combined with the effected version to create some bizarre other-worldly sound.”
A multi-layered & subtly morphed mixological agglomeration of trinkling sound that’ll gain a permanent spot on your media player of choice…
…go ahead & add it to your favorites list…(it’s inevitable)!
01 various – vintage recording montage 00:00
02 The Edison Venetian Trio – Her Bright Smile Haunts Me Still 1908 01:01
03 The Edison Venetian Trio – Her Bright Smile(stretched & remixed) 01:55
04 Gavin Byars – The Sinking of the Titanic(2007 version w/ Alter Ego & Philip Jeck) 3:50
05 Gavin Byars – The Sinking of the Titanic(1994 version) 06:00
06 William Basinski – Cascade 10:20
07 Wouter van Veldhoven – two sad tape recorders(original & stretched played together) 15:45
08 Ian William Craig – Second Lens 18:27
09 unknown – 13_360º 20:50
10 Otto A Totland – pinÃ´ 23:00
11 Guy Gelem – Jerusalem 25:22
12 Hans Kronold – The Swan 1906 (reworked) 28:05
13 Field Rotation – Zeitreise(remixed by the frozen vaults) 30:00
14 Spheruleus & Friends – To Us Thy Memory Can Never Be Lost 35:20
15 Octavio Yanez – Anita 1907(reworked) 37:20
16 Bill Seaman & John Supko – The Hiding Place 42:05
17 Hildur Gudnadottir – Birting 43:50
18 The Frozen Vaults – Cloak of Lingering Fog 46:05
19 unknown – flute & violin phrase slowed down 20x 48:30
20 Spheruleus & Friends – All Good Things Come From Above 49:49
21 Bill Seaman & John Supko – And the Ice Appeared Blue 50:55
22 Hans Kronold – Chopin Nocturne 1907 53:15
23 Gavin Byars – The Sinking of the Titanic 53:45