Friday, May 13, 2011

Diary of Musical Thoughts Podcast Episode 1

I've been playing around with software and recording the occasional mix for a couple of years now, but I've recently decided that I'd like to start making this more of a regular thing. Installment one is titled "Classic Mix of Communal Hysteria", it's 165 minutes long, and was recorded in one take one morning last month between 1:45 and 4:30 in the morning (with minor edits and sound processing/noise reduction done afterward). I've always enjoyed making mixes late at night, and I started this one with no fixed set list and no real idea of long it would be. This type of mix is my idea of a late night chill out soundtrack, but be warned that "chill out" has never been synonymous with "quiet" in my book. I've always found room for noise and beats when I relax to music in the middle of the night. Incidentally, being awake for most of the night when recording this basically screwed up my sleep patterns for that entire week in April. But I've been listening to the mix a lot since then and haven't gotten sick of it, which is unusual, because there have been plenty of times when I made a mix and decided the next day that it sucks and don't want anyone to hear it. So I guess the body clock interruption was worth it.

One big reason why I haven't been recording and posting mixes is that I'm laughably technologically challenged when it comes to software. I always had a better feel for your basic old school turntables/CD player/mixer setup and am still not at all comfortable mixing on a laptop. I recorded the mix using an old version of Virtual DJ (Version 4.1) on my old laptop and did the editing/cleanup with Audacity 1.3.13 Beta on my newer laptop (technophiles feel free to laugh if you want).

Tracklist and links appear in the comments ... enjoy!

1 comment:

Barry said...

"Classic mix of communal hysteria"


Pacific UV - LAPD vs NYPD (Eluvium mix)
Minmae - Perpetual Shift Introduction
Horseback - Laughing Celestial Architect
Bardo Pond - Vent
Charalambides - There Is No End
Spectrum - Take Your Time (live)
Panda Bear - Ponytail (live at ATP 11-09-2009)
Cowboy Junkies - Blue Moon Revisited (live from "200 More Miles")
Lisa Germano - Guillotine
Telstar Ponies - A Feather on the Breath
Pulp - Weeds II (live Peel Session)
Scaredycat - You and I (Silver Apples cover from "Electronic Evocations")
Minit - viii
Gordon Lightfoot - Steel Rail Blues
Bola - Aguilla
Depeche Mode - In Chains
Beef Terminal - The Isolationist Part I
Petar Dundov - Rain (Echospace Reduction)
Shed - That Beats Everything!
Porter Ricks - Spoiled
Minilogue - Seconds
Nine Inch Nails - live intro/Pinion
EAR - Modulo
Brighter Death Now - I Wish I Was a Little Girl
Kluster - Kluster 1971 Excerpt (from "Rodelius Works 1968-2005")
Cocteau Twins - Bluebeard (acoustic)
Drugstore - I Don't Wanna Be Here Without You
Sally Shapiro - I'll Be By Your Side (extended)
Xiu Xiu - Sad Pony Guerilla Girl (live)
Colleen - Bubbles On Which the Water Swims
Zahara Seewald and Psamin - Birobidzhan Viglid
Spiritualized - Stop Your Crying (acoustic, live at KCRW)
Los Pasaros Sefaradis - La Romansa de Rika Kuryel

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