Tuesday, August 22, 2006

The Stars My Destination

L o s t L a k e S t o r i e s 2 0 0 6

This 2006 collection of Nrv Net mixups was inspired by the writings of Jack Kerouac (who could have guessed?). After having read several of his books over the past year I decided to use a literary theme as a central core for these four mixes. The titles come from three Kerouac novels and a book by Alfred Bester. The mixes themselves range from straightforward linear mixes to multi-level mixups, with sometimes as many as six different sound files being played simultaneously. Each mix has a story accompanying it that gives a “soundword” description of the mix. I tried to channel Kerouc in the writing style. The first mixup, The Stars My Destination, is an ambient drift mix meant to be played while stargazing. There is more multi-level mixing going on in this one. With apologies and respect to Jack Kerouac I hope you enjoy the Lost Lake Stories...

L o s t L a k e S t o r i e s C h a p t e r 1: The Stars My Destination

Countdown to celestial fireburn in soulburst flight and the Stars My Destination. Blue move streak melts into inkblack veil of infinity. Starshine in a speck of life absorbs all that was the memorycore being. Mind dissolves, touching gravity wells of mechanical move. Chromosphere dreams float past ecliptic worlds of heliocentric desire. Lightyears pass in glistening spikeshards of spacetime. Softspun cores of hydrogen cloudlight move past binary bursts of quasar prominence. Redshift suns stream, holding a billion thoughts of singular sound vibrating through the silent expanse of zodiac radiance. Arms of sparkling starlight stretch toward the singularity of firelife. Traveling through the infinite core of drifting starsound, eyes open to see a sea of lights against darkblack sky as galactic whispers fade into endless night.

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T R A C K L I S T I N G

  1. August Stars – The Twilight Turns From Amethyst to Deep and Deeper Blue
  2. Steve Roach and Loren Nerell - Ecopoiesis
  3. Various Apollo Sound Files
  4. Manual - September Swell
  5. Amir Baghiri - Triton
  6. Loscil - Windless
  7. Diatonis - Corona
  8. James Johnson - Ma Ja Le - Methane Sea
  9. Diatonis - Clouds and Mirrors
  10. Milieu - Lazy Days on our Hillside
  11. Amir Baghiri - Sleep Well (Part Six)
  12. Oophoi - Hymns to a Silent Sky
  13. August Stars - Reflection of the Bridge of Sighs
  14. Cliff Martinez - We Don't Have To Think Like That Anymore
  15. Manual - Bajamar
  16. Milieu - Inside the Majestic Hand of God
  17. Manual - Reminiscence
  18. Oophoi - Ism-el Azam (Birth and Death of Sound)
  19. Steve Roach - Truth in Passing
  20. Jim Cole and Spectral Voices - Celestial Tides
  21. Dialogue from 2001: A Space Odyssey
  22. Gyorgi Ligeti - Lux Aeterna
  23. Genesis - Silent Sorrow in Empty Boats
  24. Jon Jenkins – Calling
  25. Yellow Magic Orchestra - Loom
  26. August Stars - Two Queerly Placed Melancholy Windows
  27. Hammock - You May Emerge From This More Dead Than Alive
  28. Milieu - Parasol
  29. Milieu - Lazy Days on our Hillside
  30. Chase Smith - A Curse of Beauty
  31. Dean de Benedictis - The Mocking of Consequence
  32. James Johnson - Drift
  33. Steve Roach - The Passing Time
  34. Harold Budd & Brian Eno - An Echo of Night

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