Friday 21st December 2012
This is a joint mix by Fail HDJ (London) and @pher (NYC)
@pher: "What is the opposite of a relaxation tape? In our last instalment we aimed to let the plodding soundscapes soothe our souls, and created an auditory canoe to slowly drift down the river of gentle sound; to listlessly move in and out. Music that was engaging if you wanted it, yet at the same time far from the foreground, seeping into the corners and crevices. This time around, the goal was to create a more challenging journey through some of the more experimental corridors of this noisy world we live in. I wanted to highlight some older electro-acoustic projects, and put them alongside some contemporary pieces that have managed to impress as well. All pieces involved, spanning the last 60-70 years, push an agenda of creative experimentation that is seemingly more and more rare as time goes on."
FailHDJ: "I think my erstwhile colleague went off on a bit of a tangent there with his intentions. Me? I just wanna inflict pain...."
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1. @pher - Intentional Introduction
2. Pauline Oliveros - The Tuning Meditation [Snippet] (Orange Mountain Music)
3. Christian Marclay - Second Coming (Atavistic)
4. Spacemen 3 - Modulated Tones (Space Age Recordings)
5. Alvin Curran - Canti Illuminati [Segment] (Fore)
6. Vladimir Ussachevsky - Wireless Fantasy (EAV Lexington)
7. @pher - Intentional Interlude
8. Pita - We don't Need No Music (Mego)
9. Suetsu Underwood - Family Tree Polo (Lucky Kitchen)
10. Russell Haswell - Killer Snakehead (Editions Mego)
11. Emeralds - Double Helix (Editions Mego)
12. Set Fire to Flames - Cote D'abrahams Room Tone (Alien8)
13. Tod Dockstader - Apocalypse, Part 2 (Starkland)
14. Chbb - Nobody is Perfect (CHBB)
15. Hearts of Darkness - Boi Boi (Zod)
16. Fennesz - Fa 2012 (Editions Mego)
17. Kevin Drumm - Turning Point (Editions Mego)
18. Errorsmith - Stiff Neck (Errorsmith)
19. Pan Sonic - Reso (Blast First)
20. Jazkamer - Friends Of Satan (Smalltown Supernoise)
21. Kevin Drumm / Lasse Marhaugg - NuHS (Smalltown Supersound)
22. Autechre - spl9 (Warp)
23. Whitehouse - Wriggle Like a Fucking Eel (Susan Lawly)
24. Yellow Swans - I woke up (Load)
25. Scanner - Smut (Headz) (Sub Rosa)
26. Hecker - Stocha Acid Zlook (Editions Mego)
27. @pher - Minute loop of the busy signal used by North American telephone systems since 1980.
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