Illuminations In 5th Dimensions

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Photo by Maciek Jasik

I made a mix for a friend recently, as it’s been quite a while since I sent her one. This being a very hot summer, I tried to give it a somewhat summery feel. I chose some ambient, 1980s synth-pop, a Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan remix, some breezy jazz fusion by Carlos Santana and Alice Coltrane and a load more great tunes. This version has a different tracklist and is longer than the CD I made for my friend.

Tracklist:

Brian EnoA Clearing (1982 EG Records)
Orchestral Manoeuvres In The DarkStanlow (1980 Dindisc Records)
Cocteau TwinsIceblink Luck (1990 4AD Records)
CornershopFree Love (2009 Ample Play Records)
SimianSunshine (2002 Source Records)
Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan & Michael BrookSweet Pain (remix by Joi) (1997 Real World Records)
Black MountainDruganaut (2004 Jagjaguwar Records)
RideMouse Trap (1992 Creation Records)
Pop LeviComing Down (2012 Counter Records)
MastodonShow Yourself (2017 Reprise Records)
D’AngeloDevil’s Pie (2000 Virgin/Cheeba Sound Records)
Daft PunkFresh (1997 Virgin/Soma Quality Records)
Loop GuruUnder Influence (1994 Nation Records)
StrawbsThirty Days (1971 A&M Records)
The Higher Intelligence AgencyElapse (1996 Beyond Records)
NektarAstral Man (1974 Bellaphon Records)
Kate BushHounds Of Love (live) (2016 Fish People Records)
Joanna NewsomSame Old Man (2015 Drag City)
Carlos Santana & Alice ColtraneIlluminations (reconstructed by Bill Laswell) (2001 Columbia/Legacy Records)
The Orb5th Dimensions (2016 Kompakt Records)
VangelisLa Petite Fille De La Mer (1973 Polydor Records)

Listen to and download the mix here!

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Sun Dali (September 2017)

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I remembered a friend a few weeks ago, that I haven’t been in contact with for a long time. These days, it seems tough to be out of contact with a friend, what with social media, but some folks don’t use Twitter or Facebook. I don’t have her newest e-mail address and her phone number changes quite a bit.

I used to make mix tapes for her a long time ago, which she always enjoyed. I last made a mix for her ten years ago – a double-CD set. I thought I’d write a letter and send another one along, for old times’ sake (and she’s probably bored of the older ones by now). I really enjoyed making this one, so I decided I’d share it here.

It’s got some psychedelic space rock, indie rock, psychedelic folk, dark ambient and even a 1980s sing-along anthem! Plus, the usual film and teevee dialogue. Click on the link to listen and download.

Tracklist:

The Cosmic DeadSolar Cycle Invocation (excerpt) (2013 Paradigms Recordings)
School Of Seven BellsHalf Asleep (alternate version) (2009 Full Time Hobby Records)
Six Organs OF AdmittanceActaeon’s Fall (Against The Hounds) (2009 Drag City Records)
Unknown Mortal OrchestraSwim & Sleep (Like A Shark) (2013 Jagjaguwar Records)
Tame ImpalaMind Mischief (2012 Modular Recordings)
RadioheadHouse Of Cards (2008 XL Records)
Teeth Of The SeaSiren Spectre (Parts I & II) (2013 Rocket Recordings)
BurialCome Down To Us (excerpt) (2013 Hyperdub Records)
I ComponentiZeus (1968 Arlecchino Records)
Animal CollectiveLeaf House (2004 FatCat Records)
EngineersNew Horizons (2005 Echo Records)
Neil YoungDon’t Let It Bring You Down (live at The Cellar Door 1970) (1970/2013 Reprise Records)
SimianOrange Glow (2001 Source Records)
Soft MachinePenny Hitch (1974 CBS Records)
St VincentSurgeon (2011 4AD Records)
The WaterboysThe Whole Of The Moon (1985 Ensign/Island Records)
Dutch UnclesBellio (2013 Memphis Industries)
Drum ClubFurry Meadows (Dogstar Mix) (excerpt) (1993 Planet Dog Records)

The Kaleidophonic Stroboscope: Sun Dali (September 2017)