zondag 27 december 2009

Hard Ambient Mix (dj oscar vs Ovil Bianca Kettingmix 1)

This one is bound to shoot the listener straight into space by deep and wonderfull pieces carefully selected in a collective effort with Ovil 'Tim' Bianca, the first part in a hopefully very spaced out series.

III - It's a fine day
Autechre - Parallel suns
Boards of Canada - Echus (live)
David Grubbs - Medley: the Gipsy daisy/Pinafore blues
Panda Bear - Search for delicious
David Bowie - Subterraneans
Fennesz - Rivers of sand
Ennio Morricone - Death rattle
Ekkehard Ehlers - John Cassavetes 2
Johann Johannsson - Printer
Biosphere - The things I tell you
Jimi Cauty - Space
FFWD - Collosus
FSOL - Lifeforms 2
FFWD - Drone
Boards of Canada - Campire 1987 (live)
Köhn - Trans-neptunian objects
Ovil Bianca - Daylight
Brian Eno - The secret place
Bobby Beausoleil - Lucifer rising - part I
Louis and Bebe Baron - Forbidden Planet Main titles

Buy the ticket, take the ride and start listening HERE

zondag 29 november 2009

Bonobo - a soundtrack

This mix from 2005 was recorded for a small selfmade theaterpiece, a constantly running soundtrack including sounds from the rainforest, bits of Pink Floyd, Nick Drake, AFX and Jon Brion, and some tracks skillfully rearranged by that friendly Ovil Tim Bianca man.

Part one:

Rainforest symphony - recorded by Richard Ranft (and continued…)

Pink Floyd - Several species of small furry animals gathered together in a cave and grooving with a pict

Pink Floyd - Several species (Ovil Bianca remix)

Kraaksel Interlude

Pierre Henry - Variations pour une porte et un soupir

Ovil Bianca - Gravity

Es - A love cycle

Pink Floyd - Several species of small furry animals gathered together in a cave and grooving with a pict

Download HERE

Part Two:

Rainforest symphony - recorded by Richard Ranft (and continued…)
Ovil Bianca - Gravity
AFX - Analogue Bubblebath III.11
Jon Brion - Hands
Pauline Oliveros - Beautiful soap
Echoes of the forest – music of the Central African Pygmies
Krzysztof Komeda - Rosemary’s baby OST
Pink Floyd - Several species (Ovil Bianca remix)
Nick Drake - Know
Es - Les fleurs (Ovil Bianca edit)
Es - Les fleurs
Echoes of the forest – music of the Central African Pygmies
Medley of sounds

Download HERE

zaterdag 24 oktober 2009

Old Radio Static Mix

Looks like it's coming from one of those old radios, you're twisting the knob, looking for the sound coming from inbetween the radio stations, the lost static and weird noises you hear can come from anywhere and nowhere.

Godspeed you black emperor - Moya sings
The Caretaker - Emptiness
Ray Noble and his Orchestra - Midnight, the stars and you
William Basinski - Melancholia 2
Joseph Taylor - Sprig o' Thyme
Moondog - Fog on the Hudson
David Lynch and Alan Splet - Stompin' the bug
The Caretaker - Delving into my past
Aphex twin - SAWIICD1.12
Unknown prisoner - What makes a work song leader
Aphex Twin - Untitled drone
Ruth Etting - love me or leave me
Geir Jenssen - Camp 2: World music on the radio
Fennesz - Endless summer
KLF - Elvis on the radio, steel guitar in my soul
David Lynch & Alan Splet - Digah's stomp
Burial - Forgive

Tune in HERE

woensdag 30 september 2009

Nighthawkes at the Burial

Some moodpieces, some favorites and some remixtracks from Burial, mixed together for that late night busride or visit to the allnight café round the corner.

night bus
in mcdonalds
wayfairing stranger (jamie woon burial mix)
shell of light
broken home
where is home? (bloc party burial mix)
moth (burial & four tet)
dog shelter

Buy the ticket, take the nightride HERE

woensdag 16 september 2009

David Lynch's Dark Corner

A short musical ode to a moodmaster, cut up like regular chickens, from Henry's dark world to the mysterious bends in Mulholland Drive.
Remind me to follow this one up with an Ode to Twin Peaks.

David Lynch & Alan Splet - Eraserhead
Rebekah Del Rio - Llorando (Mulholland drive)
Luigi Cherubini - Agnus Dei (Twin Peaks Fire Walk with Me)
Angelo Badalamenti-Fred’s world (Lost Highway)
Angelo Badalamenti-Rita walks (Mulholland Drive)
Palace-Gezundheit (Twin Peaks)
Angelo Badalamenti-Diner (Mulholland Drive)

Step through the red curtains HERE

zondag 13 september 2009

Mix to fall asleep to

Minimalistic ambient to drift off and dream to. See you on the other side!

Labradford - A stable reference
Brian Eno - Lantern marsh
Cliff Martinez - Just shoot him
Biosphere - Kobresia
Slowdive - J's heaven
Augustin Barrios - Waltz n°3
Aphex Twin - Lichen
The Caretaker - Emptiness
Arvo Pärt - Sarah was 90 years old
William Basinski - The Disintegration Loops 1.3

Listen or download HERE

zondag 12 juli 2009

Sepia-coloured Ambient Days

Nothing but golden oldies from the ambient-memoriesbank, ideal for a lazy Sunday (or any other lazy day for that matter).

Biosphere – Microgravity
Plaid – Rakimou
Boards of Canada – Olson
µ-ziq – Happi
AFX – Analogue bubblebath 5.1
Gas – Zauberberg
Beaumont Hannant – Utuba
Autechre – Basscadet
KLF – Brownsville turnaround on the tex
FSOL – Papua New Guinea

Get a-chillin' HERE

zaterdag 13 juni 2009

A Rather Rude 90s Drum & Bass Mix

Just what is says on the box. Celebrating brooding mid 90s D&B intros, stomping breakbeats and jungle drums and ending with one of my alltime favorite dancetunes, all mixed together rather rudely. Booya!

Featured Bombs:
Photek – Minotaur
Bad Company – Brain scan
Cause 4 Concern - Peepshow
Usual Suspects – Hole punch
Bad Company – Infinity
Andy C & Shimon – Body Rock
Dillinja – Armoured D
DJ SS - Lighter
Source Direct – Yo Bitch
Renegade – Terrorist (Dom& Roland mix)
Bad Company – Nitrous
John B – Up all night
Dom & Roland – Can’t punish me
J Majik – Spaced invaders
Konflict – Messiah
Usual Suspects – Hole punch
Krushed and Sorted – King of the swingers

booyakka, booyakka, Jungle is MASSIVE

woensdag 10 juni 2009

An Imaginary Day at the Beach

You are not here, you are at a sunny hot beach. At first you are just enjoying the hot sand against your back, the sights and the rolling sounds of the waves. But as evening comes, you are ready to throw those flip-flops into the sea and head on down to the swingin', cocktailfilled beachparty just round the corner. Remember, you are not here.

Cor Steyn - Golden Earrings
Alain Romans - Les vacances de monsieur Hulot - Thème musical
Yma Sumac - Wanka (The seven winds)
Shankar Jaikishan - Bombay Talkie
The Ink Spots - Do I worry
Cor Steyn - Besame mucho
Billy May - So nice (summer samba)
Jackie Davis - The glow-worm (cha cha cha)
Will Ferdy - Ziede gij mij geire
The Comedian Harmonists - Mein kleiner grüner Kactus
Angelo Badalamenti - Hayward Boogie
Django Reinhardt - Crazy Rhythm
Yma Sumac - Taki Rari
Anselmo Sacasas - Rumba negra
Ya Gazayal - Dabka
Jorge Ben - Carolina Bela
Alain Romans - Ambiances retour vacances

Start walking towards the beach HERE or HERE

zondag 7 juni 2009

Rainy Day Offerings

A nice and easy selection for lazying about on a semi-wasted rainy day. These offerings range from glitchy ambient to modern classical classics and a lo-fi twist at the end. Get floating, folks.

Köhn – Trans-neptunian objects

Autechre – Outh9x

Biosphere – Translation

Fennesz – Endless summer

Johann Johannsson – The sun’s gone dim and the sky’s turned black

Max Richter – Maria, the poet

Alexander Desplat – Prologue

Arvo Pärt – Festina lente

Locust – The love you cruelly gave me would not last

Robert Moran – Look into my eyes

Daniel Johnston – Some things last a long time

Have a listen HERE

zondag 17 mei 2009

Ol' 78s Swingtime Radio Hour

And we're back in the Golden Age of swinging music, funny lyrics and absurd songtitles.
Don't mean a thing, if you don't grab this swing, folks!

Slim Gaillard – Slim’s Jam
Lionel Hampton and his Orchestra – Moonglow
The Ink Spots – Java Jive
Tampa Red – Let me play with your poodle
Cab Calloway and his Orchestra – Hoy-Hoy
Chick Web and his Orchestra – Sugar Pie
Fred Warring and his Pennsylvanians – Dry Bones
Slim Gaillard and his Flat Footed Floogee Boys – Matzoh Balls
Ambrose and his Orchestra – Limehouse Blues
Lionel Hampton – Hey! Ba-Ba-Re-Bop
Blind Willie Nelson – John the Revelator
Al Dexter and his Troopers – Pistol packin’ mama
Cab Calloway and his Orchestra – Hot water
Nat King Cole feat. Nelson Riddle’s Orchestra – Haji Baba
Henry Hall – The teddy bear’s picnic
Lu Watters – Pineapple Rag
Dizzie Gilespie – Salt peanuts
Lu Watters – Big Bear Stomp
Sammy Kay and his Orchestra – The Umbrella Man
Lester Young – In a little Spanish town
Gerry Mulligan Quartet - Line for Lyons

Get those feet a-swingin' HERE
And many thanks to Richard G. for making these lovely images!

dinsdag 12 mei 2009

Ol' 78s Radio Hour

Broadcast on local studentradio Urgent FM as part of the Ghent Beach dj-contest final, this is a Best of 78s tunes compilation mix, bringing together some favorite crackling classics from all over the world. Tune in!

G.U. Hsu – The English sound table
Mr. Ero – My darling Rose
Jerry Roll Morton – Frog-I-More Rag
Max Harris and His Novelty Trio – Peg o’ my heart
Geechie Wiley – Last kind word blues
Fairouz – Hala la laya
Magia Melagia and G. Mouzaki – The woman’s heart
Claire Leclerc – Magic Flowers
Jack Kaufman – I’ll see you in C-U-B-A
Rose Mania - Moi moi
Semi Sheheen – Dabka Dance
Unknown prisoner – How I got into the penitentiary
Lonnie Young, Ed Young and Lonnie Young Jr. – Jim and John
Unknown prisoner – Murder’s home
Jonuzi Me Shokët – Vome Kabé
Clarence Ashley – The coo coo bird
Semi Sheheen – Dance Sherazad
Blue Ribbon Boys – Futuristic Jungleism
Rose Mania – Fickle Lulu
Louis Armstrong – Peanut vendor
Duke Ellington – Rockin’ in rhythm
Cliff ‘Ukelele Ike’ Edwards – I ain’t got nobody
Ruth Etting – Love me or leave me
Joseph Lamb – Ragtime Nightingale

Grab it HERE, folks!

zaterdag 18 april 2009

Extremely easy sofa sounds

One from the vaults and actually the first laptopmix I ever did. This one was surely the blueprint for many sofa-inspired mixes that followed. Enjoy, and sleep tight...

Iannis Xenakis – Concret p-H II

Pawtracks – Aveykria

Murcof – Resignacion

Slowdive – Cello

Clint Mansell & Kronos Quartet & Mogwai – Stay with me

Slowdive – Visions of LA

Murcof – Ruido

Clint Mansell & Kronos Quartet & Mogwai – The last man

Explosions in the Sky – Day three

Pierre Henry – Harpes et violon

Godspeed you black emperor – East hastings

Alarm will Sound plays Aphex Twin – Blue Calx

Iannis Xenakis – Concret p-H II

Mogwai – Nick Drake

Brian Eno – Summer ride

Geir Jennssen – Nangpa la

Listen or grab HERE

zaterdag 4 april 2009

In Dröne Heaven

Not for ears that get easily seasick this one, but for lovers of a top drone, this one will surely feel like coming home.

Selected drones:
William Basisinski – The disintegration loops 2.1
Mogwai – Mogwai fear satan (Surgeon Mix)
Sun o))) vs Boris – V.L.T.
Aphex Twin - Gwely mernans
Milanese – One eye
Lull – Thoughts
AFX – A.B.III.11
Oren Ambarchi – The final option
FSOL - Globular
FFWD - Drone
Glenn Branca - Polyhymnia

Start droning HERE

zaterdag 21 maart 2009

Springtime for Ol' 78s

Another selection of fingersnapping, dusty and crackling ol’ 78s goodness, to take along with you on your sunny cruise down the springtime river.

Sunny selection:

Dick Haymes – It might as well be spring

Mr. Ero – My darling Rose
Max Harris and His Novelty Trio – Peg o’ my heart

Noubar Bey – Fantaisie Maggiar
Fernando Velches – Flor de Petenera
Lou Preager – Cruising down the river

Jack Kauffman – I’ll see you in C-U-B-A

Blue Ribbon Boys – Futuristic Jungleism
Louis Armstrong – Peanut vendor

Duke Ellington – Rockin’ in rhythm

The Andrew Sisters – Aurora

The Carter Family – Keep on the sunny side

Jonuzi Me Shokët – Vome Kabé

Caterina Valente - The Breeze and I (Andalucia)

Charles King and Elisabeth Brice – That Hula Hula

Paul Whiteman and his Orchestra – Rhapsody in Blue, Parts 1 and 2

Henry Burr – Come down, ma ev’ning star

Get to the sunny side HERE

zaterdag 14 maart 2009

Lazy Blue Skies and spring dusks

Back into full chillage mode, with a dreamy, dubby and melancholic ode to lazy blue sky afternoons, which you’ll probably have to picture yourself at the moment. But don't let that get you down, spring is closer than you think.

Buddy Holly – Everyday

Simon Fisher Turner – How blue sky was

William Basinski – Unnamed One
Es – Les Fleurs

The Kilimanjaro Dark Jazz Ensemble – Adaptation of the Koto song
Autechre - Krib
William Basinski – Unnamed Seven
Shankar Jaikishan – Bombay Talkie
FSOL – Cascade (Shortform)

Pole – Stadt

Seefeel – Through You
Locust – Fruit Molecules

Simon Fisher Turner – The Hourglass

Richard Thompson – That’s my story (Grizzly Man)

The Third Eye Foundation – In Bristol with a pistol (the full 9mm)
Gonzales – Oregano

Have a lazy LISTEN

zondag 8 maart 2009

Dream your own movie

This is a collection of mostly modern classical and very cinematic pieces. When mixed together they will, hopefully, give the listener the opportunity to write his own story to the sounds. Preferably best enjoyed with the lights out and the headphones on, to take you to the double climax of Shostakovich’s and Arvo Pärt’s most intense pieces.

The story:
Alfred Schnittke – In Memoriam, Moderato
Alfred Schnittke – In Memorian, Tempo di Valse
Arvo Pärt – Pari Intervalo
Sun o))) & Boris – N.L.T.
Line Renaud – Sexe
Eric Satie – Croquis et agaceries d’un gros bonhomme en bois (Tyrolienne torque)
Eric Satie – Gnossiennes – Lent
Venetian Snares – Colorless
Dmitri Shostakovich – 15e Symphony, Adagio Largo
Alfred Schnittke – In Memoriam, Andante
Arvo Pärt – De Profundis
Sallinen – Winter was hard

Step into the movie HERE

zondag 15 februari 2009

The ol' 78s Return

Pleased as I was with all the love the first mix full of ol' 78s got and seeing there is still so much amazing old cracklin' stuff out there, a return to the mixing of 78s was more than logical. This time a bit more focused on blues, but also some very funny bits for your ears in there. Hope you like it.

The Caretaker – We cannot escape the past
Ruth Etting – Love me or leave me
Ray Noble & his Orchestra - Midnight the stars and you
Guy Lombardo and his Royal Canadians – It’s easier said than done
Sam Mayo – Things are worse in Russia
Jack Sheedy’s Dixieland Band – Gambler’s Blues
Robert Johnson – 32-20 Blues
Mighty Sparrow – The queen’s canary
Cliff ‘Ukelele Ike’ Edwards – I ain’t got nobody
Unkown Prisoner – Lonesome Blues
Hank Williams – Ramblin’ man (weirdly pitched version)
Bukka White – High fever blues
Fred McDowell – 36-61 Highway
Jean Mpia – Tembele
Rizeli Kemençeci Sadik – Maçka Sarkisi
Alabama Sacred Harp Convention – Sherburne ‘59
Calamity Jane – Row row row your boat

Dust them ol' songs off HERE

Chillage with a bit of strings on

Some lushious, soothing sounds for...Sundays of course. It's got some strings on aswell.

Set fire to flames – I will be true/Reign rebuilder
Max Richter – Harmonium
Set fire to flames –Wild dogs of the thunderbolt/The can not lock me into jail
Kroke – the secrets of the life tree
Serge Gainsbourg – Balade de Melody Nelson
Angelo Badalamenti – Packards Vibration
de portables – supperdubber
Explosions in the sky – Catastrophe and the cure (Four Tet mix)
µ-ziq – Goodbye, goodbye

Listen HERE

zaterdag 7 februari 2009

Messe pour Pierre Henry Mix

A short ode to the weird sounds of Pierre Henry, mostly made out of music concrète bits he produced for Maurice Béjart. For listeners with a high bloodpressure: I strongly advise you to let this one pass you by. For all the others: have a grand ol' freak out!

Les pièces:

Harpe et violon
Reine verte I
Messe pour le temps present I – Jericho rock
Variations pour une porte et un soupir I
Messe pour le temps present III – Prologue
Reine verte II
Rock électronique
Jazz et plaintes
Variations pour une porte et un soupir II
Haut voltage
Reine verte III
Messe pour le temps present II – Teen tonic
Messe pour le temps present IV – Psyché rock
Batterie fugace

zaterdag 24 januari 2009

In Memoryam Mix

Remembering some musical loved ones in this quiet little mix (*)
(*) Not all artists featured in this mix are dead, yet.

Sounds of New York City airwaves on the night John Lennon died
Es – Sateenkaarisuudelma iii
Sufjan Stevens – Kaskaskia River/Holland
Affective disorder –Die Senke zu Nirgendwo
Karen Dalton – Same old man
Nick Drake – From the morning
Molly Drake – Poor Mum
Max Richter – Maria, the poet
Sounds of a forest morning
Buell Kazee – The Butcher’s Boy
Nick Cave & Warren Ellis – Song for Jesse
Angelo Badalamenti – Miette
Derek Jarman – Blue (end)
Elliott Smith – Half right
Remember HERE

woensdag 21 januari 2009

Soundtrack to .de rand.

There is this story called .de rand. gathering dust in a drawer, waiting. Here is some music that sets the mood and tells its story. One day the (spoken) words will follow, hopefully.
For now, you're free to make up your own story to these sounds, or read a small opening bit here (in Dutch).

Jean-Marc Zelwer – Parade
Geir Jenssen – Nangpa La
Labradfard – Phantom channel crossing
Aphex Twin – SAWCD1.10
Jean-Marc Zelwer – Et maintenant
Wim Mertens – Bresque
Camille Saint-Saëns – Aquarium
Pierre Henry – Harpe et violon
György Ligetti – Atmospheres
Georges Delerue – L’ important c’est d’aimer
Set Fire to Flames – Cote d’Abrahams room tone
Affective Disorder – Die Senke zu Nirgendwo
Jean-Marc Zelwer – Arabian nights
AFX – Untitled drone
Hank Williams – I’m lost on the river
Jean-Marc Zelwer – Une araignee au plafond
Geir Jenssen – Nangpa La
Jean-Marc Zelwer – Parade

Enter HERE

woensdag 14 januari 2009

Ain' Nuttin' but a Chill Thang

Simply and hopefully effectively honoring an old tradition of bringing soothing sounds for lazy Sunday hanging in the sofa. Enjoy.

Prison Song – Murder’s Home
Michael Andrews - Donnie Darko
Jean-Marc Zellwer – Arabian nights
Gustavo Santaolalla – Iguazu
Set Fire to Flames – Côte d’Abrahams roomtones /”What’s going on?”
Jean-Marc Zellwer – Manege
Cliff Martinez – Eddie’s dead (Kafka – Main Title)
Goran Bregovic – War
Geir Jenssen – Palung: A yak caravan is coming
A.R.P. – Gas all clear
Pierre Henry – Harpe et violon
Labradford – Untitled
Anonymous Prisoner – How I got in the penitentiary
Michael Brook – Arriving in Deadwood
Ennio Morricone – Once upon a time in the West
Jean-Marc Zellwer – Une araignee sur plafond
G.U. Hsu – The English sound table
Mulatu Astatké – Tezeta (Nostalgia)

Listen/Download HERE

woensdag 7 januari 2009

Moondog Lament (Introduction to) Mix

Moondog (1916-1999) was a poet, a Viking, an inventor of instruments (like the ‘Oo’), a master percussionist and composer, a weird jazzman, a blind man, a hobo. He doesn’t fit in any category really, because his music is just too far out there in his own world. Step into it, have a taste, get hooked if you want to, or just try it.

Moondog Tunes:
Bird’s Lament (slow)
Fog on the Hudson
Stamping ground
Single foot
Viking 1
All is loneliness
Symphonique 6 (Good for Goodie)
Lament 1 (Bird’s Lament)
Dog Trot
Coffee Beans
Moondog’s Symphony 1 (Timberwolf)
Oboe round
Dark Eyes
Instrumental round
Symphonique 3 (Ode to Venus)

Step into Moondog's World HERE