zaterdag 18 december 2010

Seasonal greetings

A selection of some deep ambient with strings on ice, preferably listened to with headphones while surrounded by massive heaps of snow. Dedicated to hours of blissfull listening offered by Headphone Commute.

This Mortal Coil – The lacemaker
Max Richter – Iconography
Fennesz – Vacuum
Slowdive – J's Heaven
Thomas Köner – Nuuk (night)
Loscil – Endless falls
O Yuki Conjugate – Sunchemical
Biosphere – En-trance
Zoviet France – Mir
Coil – In memory of the truth
Aphex Twin – Grey stripe
Johann Johannsson – Karen byr til engil
Brian Eno – The chill air
Roedilius – Dew climbs
Jonny Greenwood – Mata ai ni kurukarane
Kronos Quartet – Winter was hard (Sallinen)

Listen or download HERE

woensdag 15 december 2010

Pubstep Three

Digging deep into the roots of pubstep this time, slowly passing by electro, grime, ambient house, early rave and finally ending up where we are right now. Hope you enjoy the journey.

Elecktroids – Future tone
FSOL – Lifeforms (path 2)
Plasticman – Camel ride
Burial – Prayer
Mark Van Hoen – Channel of light
Biosphere – Novelty waves
The Orb – U.F. Orb
CJ Bolland – Camargue
Drexciya – Digital tsunami
Commix – Be true (Burial mix)
Mount Kimbie – At least (original mix)
James Blake – Don't you think I do

Listen or download HERE

Also kindly hosted by PF Radio

zaterdag 11 december 2010

2010 in Sofatunes

It's that time o' year again, but instead of making a list, I've thrown some lovely tunes together, picked from my favorite records of the past year.
So tell me, what were your musical highlights of 2010?

Mount Kimbie – Before I move off (Crooks & lovers)
Gayngs – The gaudy side of town (Relayted)
Sufjan Stevens – I walked (The Age of Adz)
Massive Attack – Paradise circus (Heligoland)
Vampire Weekend – White sky (Contra)
Joy Orbison – So derobe (The shrew would have cushioned the blow)
Caribou – Bowls (Swim)
Pantha du Prince – Satellite sniper (Black noise)
The Third Eye Foundation – If you treat us like terrorists we will become terrorists (The Dark)
Mark Van Hoen – Where is the truth (Where is the truth)
Four Tet – Circling (There is love in you)
Autechre – See on see (Move of ten)
Joanna Newsom – '81 (Have one on me)
Sufjan Stevens – Futile devices (The Age of Adz)

Listen and/or download HERE

zaterdag 4 december 2010

Labradford fly Pan American (Appreciation mix)

Another highly due appreciation/introduction mix, honoring a band that fluently transformed from Labradford into Pan American and created a unique sound that seems to reach for a new definition of silence, touching on minimalist post rock, ambient and hints of dub. A perfect soundtrack for an extremely chilled walk in a snowy landscape.

Labradford – Gratitude (Prazision)
Labradford – El lago (A stable reference)
Pan American – Plains (The river made no sound)
Labradford – Untitled (E luxo so)
Pan American – Skylight (Quiet city)
Labradford – C (Mi media naranja)
Pan American – 2-sided (The river made no sound)
Labradford – Mas (A stable reference)
Labradford – The cipher (Labradford)
Labradford – Pico (Labradford)
LFO – Freeze (Labradford mix)
Pan American – Het Volk (Quiet City)
Pan American – There's always the thrill of just beginning (White bird release)

Listen or download HERE

zaterdag 6 november 2010

A private eye in the office - A soundtrack

There's this private eye. Gets send to an office, a smalltime publishing company, to investigate a vague case. Gets hopelessly tangled up in a complex web of office intrigues and battles unstopable economical forces. His name is Oscar Loman. This is his soundtrack.

David Shire – To the office – The elevator
Yusel Lateef – Love theme from Spartacus
Angelo Badalamenti – Cop beat
Paul Desmond – El Prince
Duke Ellington – Low key lightly
Ray Noble and his Orchestra – Weep no more, my baby
Bing Crosby and the Andrew Sisters – Don't fence me in
Jerry Goldsmith – Chinatown Main title – Love theme
Howard Shore & Ornette Coleman – Centipede
The Caretaker – Dream Waltz
Affective Disorder – Die Senke zu Nirgendwo
Ray Noble & his Orchestra – Thanks
Max Haris & his Novelty trio – Peg o' my heart
Lester Young – In a little Spanish town
Dave Brubeck – Unsquare dance
Angelo Badalamenti – Akron meets the blues
The Kilimanjaro Dark Jazz Orchestra – The Koto Song adaptation
Venetian Snares vs Bong Ra – Szerencencetlen & Masodik galamb
Barry Adamson – The Swinging Detective
G.F. Händel – Dank sei dir Gott
Hank Williams – I'll never get out of this world alive

Start cracking the case right HERE

zondag 17 oktober 2010

Ambient Sofa Classix

Celebrating two years of Sofamixes with some stonecold ambient classics that'll have you floating in your easy chair, drifting on early to mid 90s spaced out sounds.

Thomas Köner – Air
William Basinski – Melancholia #4
Brian Eno – The secret place
Biosphere – Startoucher
Locust – Xenophobe
Seefeel – Through you
FFWD – Lucky saddle
The Orb – Pomme fritz (Meat 'n veg)
Aphex Twin – Curtains
Subsurfing – The number readers
FSOL – Cascade (Part 3)
Sabres of Paradise – Haunted dancehall
The Orb – Sticky End

Listen or download HERE
And another LINK, kindly hosted by PF Radio

zaterdag 9 oktober 2010

Un mix petit pour Jacques Tati

A short mix dedicated to the genius filmmaker Jacques Tati.

Featuring music and sounds from:
Jour de fête
Les vancances de monsieur Hulot
Mon Oncle
& Playtime

Suivi Tati ICI

zaterdag 2 oktober 2010

Dark Soul of the Night II (Soundtrack by Acid Barrett, Barton Funk and dj oscar)

This sequel to the mysteriously lost B-movie takes the imaginative listener on another dark ride through backalleys, smokey lowdown bars, a hasty run through the jungle and finaly back safely at our happy end.

W.S. Burroughs - Inching, is this machine recording
Ekkehard Ehlers – Plays Cornelius Cardew (Pt. 2)
Dale cooper quartet & the dictaphones - Parole de navarre
Frank Zappa - Igor's Boogie, Phase Two
David Merritt - Frank
Richard Steele - Folk Song For Michelle
John Zorn - Naked City - Chinatown
Bill Elm and Woody Jackson - El Club De Los Cuerpos
Set Fire To Flames – Wild dogs of the Thunderbolt
William Basinski - Melancholia 07
W.S. Burroughs – It's about time to identify oven area
Heldon - Elephanta
The kilimanjaro darkjazz ensemble - Rivers of congo
The Residents - Six Things to a Cycle (Part 1)
Jerry Goldsmith - Drown in a river (the boy on the horse)
Venetian Snares - Colorless
Sunn o))) - Big Church
Thomas Brinkmann - 40
Steroid Maximus - Bad day in greenpoint
Pram - Windy
Abelcain - Canto XI
Herb Alpert & the Tijuana brass - Taste of honey

LINK, Kindly hosted by PF Radio

donderdag 9 september 2010

Pubstep Two

Back in the virtual pub with a selection of tunes to get some moderate hipshaking and the occasional footshuffle going on. This time the pubstep welcomes some more old familiar faces among the newer ones, preparing itself for an allout oldskool 90s bleepfest pubstep edition, coming soon(ish).

W.S. Burroughs – “Captain Ahab welcomes you aboard”
Mount Kimbie – Maybes
Autechre – Milk dx
Ovuca – Afternoon girl
Pantha du Prince – Saturn strobe
Autechre – Steels
Boards of Canada – Buckie high
Super Collider – Messagacomin'
Joy Orbison – Hyph Mngo
James Blake – CMYK
MJ Cole – Strung out
Mount Kimbie – Carbonated
The Third Eye Foundation – You've lost that loving feline
µ-Ziq- Phiesope

Listen or download HERE

And another LINK, kindly hosted by PF Radio

woensdag 28 juli 2010

Pubstep One

A mix of ideal pre- or afterparty tunes to warm your feet and hips, focussing mainly on some current favorites and dubstepish vibes, mixed with a few older electrotype tunes. Watch out for part two, which will dig a lot deeper in the vaults of pubstep.

Four Tet – Angel Echoes
Four Tet – Love cry (Joy Orbison mix)
Pantha du Prince – Stick to my side
Burial & Four Tet – Moth
Caribou – Sun
2562 – Lost
Joy Orbison – The shrew would have cushioned the blow
Burial – Unite
Lab Rat XL – Lab_Rat_1
AFX – Reunion
Pantha du prince – Florac
2562 – Kameleon
Global Goon – Dum Dar Dee

Listen or download HERE
Also Kindly hosted by Meatskull

dinsdag 29 juni 2010

Dark Soul of the Night (Soundtrack by Acid Barrett, Barton Funk and dj oscar)

This obscure 1950s filmnoir thriller/horror movie has been gathering dust in some anonymous vault, until we dug it up and added a new and contemporary sountrack to it. Sadly, due to some curious accident, the last copy of the movie got lost and only the soundtrack survived. So now, the only remaining version of the movie, is the one in the head of the listener and we hope you enjoy this motion picture.

Stanley Roper - Impressions of london

Jean-Marc Zelwer
- Parade
Michael Andrews -
Manipulated Living
Moondog - From One to Nine

Kärtsy Hatakka & Kimmo Kajasto - Address Unknown (the Funhouse Remix)

+ OK Vince - Funeral Pyre (End Title)

Bohren & Der Club of Gore - Destroying Angels

Ib Glindemann - First Advance

Biosphere - Man With A Movie Camera - Prologue

Barry Adamson - Central Control

Der Plan - Adrenalin lässt Dan Blut Kochen

Pink Floyd - On The Run (alternate studio mix)

JG Thirlwell - X1 Krashi / Woozzy

Powermad – Slaughterhouse

Art Of Noise - Debut

Bernard Herrmann - The Days Do Not End

+ The Quiet American - Night

Les Baxter - Black Mass

Miguel A. Tolosa - Old Wood Door With Rain

Howard Shore - Hypno Theme

Bernard Parmegiani - Aquatisme

The Notwist - Different Cars and Trains (Loopspool Version)

Manorexia - Melting at the Temple

Bernard Herrmann - Prelude - Fire Trucks

Clint Mansell (feat. Kronos Quartet) - Meltdown

The Residents - Smack Your Lips (Clap Your Teeth)

David Lynch - The Air Is on Fire 'untitled 3'

(the mystery song)

LINK, kindly hosted by PF Radio

woensdag 19 mei 2010

Lurking in dark alleys (Acid Barrett & dj oscar's Kettingmix 2)

This second clash of two eclectic record collections resulted in a strange journey, switching from melancholic to dark and menacing like a nightwalk through the small alleys of an uknown city and ending in hypnotic dreams.

David Shire – Dream sequence (The Conversation)
Warren Ellis & Nick Cave – Magma
Marvin Gaye – Inner city blues (makes me wanna holler)
Animal Collective – Bleeding
Gayngs – Gaudy side of town
Pantha du Prince – Im Bann
Vincent Oliver – If yellow were sad
Clint Mansell – Are you receiving
Visor – Night interludes
Thought Gang – The black dog runs at night
Einstürzende Neubaten – Elektrik (Merle)
Angelo Badalamenti – Twin Peaks sounds
Country Joe & the Fish – Bass strings
Giorgo Morodor – Transformation seduction
Cabaret Voltaire – Control addict
Drexciya – Draining of the tanks
Jean-Michel Jarre – Equinoxe part 2
Jamie Lidell – o..oo
The Future Sound of London – Cascade
Aphex Twin – Weathered stone
Hypnosis & Relaxation /Deep sleep meditation-Hypnotist guided

Take the tour HERE

zaterdag 1 mei 2010

Introduction to the Drexciyan philosophy

A mix dedicated to the mysterious electro-pioneers known as Drexciya (1992-2002), showcasing their wide range of styles, switching between dark ambient interludes, melancholic poppy tunes and fierce dancefloor-electro, spanning ten years and several sideprojects as Elektroids and The Other People Place.

Temple of dos de Aqua
Future tone
Running from love
Quantum Hydrodynamics
Midnight drive
Drifting into a time of no future
You don't know
Species of the pod
Let me be me
Song of the green whale
Sorrow and a cup of joe
You said you want me
Draining of the tanks

Step into the Drexciyan society HERE

woensdag 31 maart 2010

Breaking the Oldies

Back into the swing of things, but this time with a (broken) beat to it. These tunes sample and break down the oldtime tunes in a wide variety of fashions, from broodingly dark jazz to pumping fullblown big band electronic swing. Get on down, jazz people!

Krushed and Sorted – Interlude 1
The Caretaker – A summer romance
Venetian Snares vs Bong-Ra – Senki Dala & Ongyilkos Vasarnap
The Kilimanjaro Dark Jazz Ensemble – Adaptation of the Koto song
Pierre Henry – Harpe et violon
Kid Koala – Drunk trumpet
Krushed and Sorted – Interlude 2
Venetian Snares – This bitter earth
Vorpal – Gymnopedie_v1
The Third Eye Foundation – In Bristol with a pistol (9mm version)
µ-Ziq – Green crumble
Mike and Rich – Reg
Gary Moscheles – Plot thickener
Kaleidoscope Jukebox – Jukebox sock hop
Gary Moscheles – Surprise horn
The Caretaker – Thanks
Gary Moscheles – Goodbye jazz people
(+ a not so hidden surprise track at the end)

Get in HERE!

zondag 28 maart 2010

Some good shit in a mix

A beatdriven selection, ideal for when you're out driving, cycling, walking, skating, taking the bus or train or any other form of transport, some new and old favorites thrown together.

Animal Collective – On a highway
Pantha du Prince – Lay in a shimmer
Biosphere – When I leave
Köhn – Goodbye Pluto (mash)
Four Tet – Plastic people
de portables – Flash (replay)
Ovil Bianca – Untitled
'Autechre – See on see' (false)
Pantha du Prince – Behind the stars
Mike Dred - Macrocosm
Advanz vs Gescom – Viral
2562 – Intro

Get that good shit HERE

zondag 31 januari 2010

Getting to know Locust in 13 easy steps

Back to the old R&S/Apollo label days with a long overdue mix dedicated to the genius that is Mark Van Hoen and his wide range of dark analog ambient, industrial soundscapes, shattering breaks and earstroking melodies.

Tracks (album):
Prospero (Weathered Well)
Surrounder (Playing with time)
We we coincide (Truth is born of arguments)
Pillar (Natural Composite)
Closer than we all thought (Playing with time)
Your selfish ways (Morning light)
No-one in the world (In Order to Dance 6)
Xenophobe (Weathered well)
Truth is born of arguments (Truth is born of arguments)
Penetration (Truth is born of arguments)
Exaggerated depression (Natural composite)
Questioning the start (The warmth inside you)
When tomorrow comes (Playing with time)

Listen or download HERE

zaterdag 30 januari 2010

Beauty in melancholy (Ode to 10 jaar Duyster)

Celebrating the 10th anniversary of a radioshow that has been consistantly colouring Sunday nights in a beautiful autumnly brown, this is a Duyster-inspired mix of mostly guitar based, chilled melancholic tunes. Happy birthday Duyster!

Stanley Roper – Impressions of London
Sparklehorse – Good morning spider
Smog – Came blue
Labradford - I
Mogwai – End
Low – The Plan
Nick Drake - Horn
Elliott Smith - Angeles
Mercury Rev – Pick up if you're there
Sparklehorse – Box of stars part 2
Panda Bear – Pony tail
Wio – Boys
Sufjan Stevens – Kaskaskia river
Slowdive – Blue skied 'n clear
Nick Cave and Warren Ellis - Magma
Explosions in the sky – Welcome, ghosts (Adem mix)
Nick Cave and Warren Ellis – Song for Jesse
Aerial M – Dazed and awake
Bonnie Prince Billy – The way

Step into the night HERE