Saturday, January 14, 2012

starry starry night

"I, the fiery life of divine essence, am aflame beyond the beauty of the meadows, I gleam in the waters, and I burn in the sun, moon and stars."
               - Hildegard von Bingen

Electronic & ambient music seems perfectly suited for stargazing.  So you really could use just about any ambient mix for night sky viewing and it will work just fine.  But sometimes it's nice to do a mix specifically geared towards astronomical awe.

It's always interesting to see how the song titles match the theme of the mix.  Sometimes I pick tunes precisely because the titles match but most of the time it's accidental.  In this mix we have titles like "Alpha Centauri", "Polaris", "After Midnight", "One Starry Starry Night" and "Encounter in an unexplored nebula."

As usual the music is a mix of old & new, with most tunes being from the last couple years.  I was happy to sneak in an old track from Jean-Michel Jarre.  Different from his normal berlin-school stuff, this one is a nice long ambient cut from 1990.

As with a lot of stargazing mixes, this one works well as a sleep mix too.  I can testify to it's effectiveness.

On a side note...thanks to anyone who voted for Low Light Mixes in the Mixcloud best of 2011 poll.  We came in 78th.  Doesn't sound like much but considering they have thousands of "cloudcasters", coming 78th was great.  Thanks for all your support last year & over the last 6 years.


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T R A C K L I S T :

  • 00:00    Lunar Testing Lab - Paaliaq (I, Absentee)
  • 01:35    Sonmi451 - Alpha Centauri (Time Released Sound)
  • 04:40    Digitonal - Polaris (Leaves)
  • 07:20    Diatonis - One Starry Starry Night (Diatonis)
  • 12:15    The Winterhouse - Clearing (DataObscura)
  • 18:00    Frederico Durand - El Mundo Secreto De La Montana (Spekk)
  • 21:30    A Produce & Loren Nerell - Intangible (Hypnos)
  • 28:20    Maps & Diagrams - The Infinite Delay (Handstitched Recordings)
  • 30:45    Thom Brennan - Pulse
  • 31:55    Aglaia - After Midnight (Hic Sunt Leones)
  • 37:30    Sonmi451 - Blue (U cover)
  • 43:05    Biosphere - Warmed by the Drift (Touch)
  • 48:20    Jean Michel Jarre - En Attendant Cousteau (Disques Dreyfus)
  • 55:10    The Civilized Electrons - Encounter, In an Unexplored Nebula (Databloem)




4 comments:

cerpintor said...

The download link isn't working. The same seemed to happen last week but it eventually worked.

PS thanks!

Dave said...

Sorry about the bad link again. Grrrrr! It's working now. Next time I'll be more careful before finalizing the post. But I swear that I had the right link originally. Maybe I'm just getting old & am not remembering correctly.

Anyway thanks for the heads up.

antdude said...

Listening to it now, and really liking it.

Just want to pass along how much I enjoy your mixes and appreciate the time and effort you put into them. Despite my fairly respectable collection of ambient music, you always manage to surprise me with something new(or old) that I haven't heard before. So, I guess, thanks for giving me more music to spend money on.

Carry on.

Anonymous said...

Never thought that it would be possible to get "En Attendant Cousteau" into a mix. Great job. Love the song. And love the mix, too.
I listened to many of your mixes, and as antdude said: I appreciate the time and effort you put into them. THANK YOU VERY MUCH, Dave!