Thursday, November 11, 2010

2010 Mix Tape

I enjoyed making the mix several posts below (and mixes in general) so much that I decided I'd try my hand at a few more for the blog. Over the next few weeks I'll be posting mixes of songs from 2010. This has been such a fantastic year musically so consider these mixes samplers of a sort if you haven't been keeping up. This first one is a pretty diverse set on songs that I tried to stitch together with some semblance of cohesion. Either way, there should be something for everyone here. Asfandyar Khan, Eluvium, and Grasslung offer up slow, shimmering drones, the kind of music for drifting off to sleep during a rainstorm. The tracks by Danny Paul Grody and Black Eagle Child are plaintive, plucked guitar, beautifully simple. Daniel Bjarnason's piece is a monstrous, heart racing bit of modern classical with off kilter pizzicato and jarring swarms of strings both bowed at ever increasing speed and battered with the bows themselves. Rene Hell and Emeralds take exuberant synth journeys. Meanwhile Barn Owl and Ajilvsa delve deep into the America west with their dark guitar dronescapes and growling oscillator murk respectively. And there's plenty more as well. Later mixes might be a bit more focused but I thought this scattershot look at some of the best this year had to offer was a good place to start.

Hollow Press 2010 Mix #1
1. Asfandyar Khan - Hello, Morocco
2. En - Pratyaya
3. The Alps - Telepath
4. Jefre Cantu-Ledesma - Where You End and I Begin
5. The Books - A  Wonderful Phrase by Gandhi
6. Rene Hell - C.G. Mask
7. Emeralds - Candy Shoppe
8. Jasper TX - Our Way Through the Field (Remix by Aaron Martin)
9. Daniel Bjarnason - Bow to String 1
10. Danny Paul Grody - Fountain
11. Eluvium - Nightmare 5
12. Barn Owl - Awakening
13. Ajilvsga - The Animal's War Party
14. Common Eider, King Eider - They Want to Dig for Gold but all They Will Find is Blood (Cell
      Phone mix)
15. Grasslung - When We Were Young
16. Motion Sickness of Time Travel - Telepathy
17. Black Eagle Child - Iron Mountain

Total time: 1:32:48

NOTE: I was having some trouble getting the files to organize themselves. It should be alright but be aware that they may be out of order when you rip them to whatever media player you use

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