Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Shadowland


Josh, from Nocturne Records,  requested a Halloween mix.  

At first I was reluctant because I'm not a big fan of dark ambient.  I've never really cared for Lustmord records, although I do have "The Place Where Black Stars Hang."  While I do have a fair amount of drone music, I don't like dissonant drones.

When I set out to do this mix I wasn't sure what direction it would take.  Would it be noisy, scary ambient drones?  As I was looking through my music I came across "The Twin Peaks Archive" by David Lynch & Angelo Badalamenti.  I thought, now there is some dark-ish music that would be cool to use in a Halloween mix.

Three Twins Peaks tunes made it into the final mix & helped establish a sort of film noir feel.  There are definite dissonant moments but hopefully the mix is more creepy & shadowy rather than outright scary & annoying.

It was fun putting this together and I'm looking forward to making this an annual ritual.





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6 comments:

Josh said...

Played this today when I was running errands and doing other menial tasks. It made everything super ominous. Great mix. As usual I will be playing it throughout the coming weeks and checking out some of the artists back catalogs. Thanks for putting it together Dave.

Dave said...

Josh,

Thanks so much for the idea! I had fun doing this mix & definitely needed something different & this fit perfectly.

Thanks again!

Segavind said...

i dont know were to start, but i have listened to this remix maybe 50 times, first I didn´t get it, but I keept on coming back to it, at airport terminals waiting, on the plane, studying, driving in my car at dusk, and it sets a perfect mindset. so thank you!

Dave said...

Wow, I'm so glad you're digging this mix! Because it was a Halloween mix I kind of forgot about it too quickly. But now, thanks to your reminder, I'm going to give it another listen.

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Simon K. said...

I'm in the middle of writing a ghost story, and this is just what I've been looking for. I came to your site from looking up dub on Mixcloud. So much good stuff, thanks,

Simon.