MIX RETROSPECTIVE: EVERYONE ALIVE WANTS ANSWERS – SECOND 2003 MIX

October 21, 2020 § Leave a comment

The first mix for my first album was very representative of my various obsessions of the time, among which Indonesian music (and East Asian music in general), African music, weird songs (Sun Ra’s “Rocket# 9” ), sixties girl groups, with a bit of contemporary electronics thrown in and “classics” that transcend their time such as My Bloody Valentine or Terry Riley.

At the time of this second mix, December 2003, I was already thinking about a second album, and reading a Lou Harrison interview in The Wire and hearing the piece that opens and closes this mix convinced me definitively that I would give up samples and start to build up a collection of instruments and learn how to play them. This mix also features some of my all-time old school favs Delia Derbyshire and Raymond Scott, but I’ll let the tracklisting do the talking.

Lou Harrison « Double Concerto For Violin, Cello And Javanese Gamelan » (Music And Arts)

Philip Jeck « Spirits Up » (Touch)

Nobukazu Takemura « Curious Child » (Wea)

Tim Hecker « Hello Detroit » (Alien8)

Delia Derbyshire – BBC Radiophonic Workshop (BBC)

Clangers « Intro Music – Dialogue From Episode One » (Smallfolk / Fellside)

Half Asleep « Sea Shells » (Demo)

Penguin Cafe Orchestra « Cutting Branches For A Temporary Shelter » (Virgin)

Flip And The Dateliners « My Johnny Doesn’t Come Around » (Hmv)

Brenda Holloway « When I’m Gone » (Tamla Motown)

Raymond Scott – Portofino / Good air (Basta)

Amalia Rodrigues « Troca De Olhares » (Pharaon)

Pauline Oliveros « The Fool’s Circle » (Lovely Music)

Lou Harrison « Double Concerto For Violin, Cello And Javanese Gamelan » (Music And Arts)

The photos are from a concert at Les Les Voutes in Paris in December 2003, a place where I played many times, and I must have started to play the cello very shortly before that (I was pretty reckless at the time!).

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