Saturday, September 02, 2006

Book of Dreams

Here is the second installment from the Lost Lake Stories collection of mixups previously posted at Low Light Mixes. The title, Book of Dreams, is taken from a book by Jack Kerouac (as will the next several in the Lost Lake Stories collection). I tried to make this mix dream-like, having pieces of music float from one into another and fade out then back in again later as often happens with dreams. The music overall is very quiet with both ambient and acoustic elements present with a heavy reliance on strings (violin, cello). There is multi-level mixing and several field recordings, both Quiet American and a couple of my own, that whisper and play in the background like voices and distant sounds in dreams. The jpeg “score” (see post below) for this mix is included in the Cover Art and Score Zip file below. Also, right below is the “soundword” description for the mix I did trying to use a Kerouac-like automatic writing style. It turned out kind of crap new-agey, but what the hell! Remember--I like comments! I hope you like the Book of Dreams…

L o s t L a k e S t o r i e s C h a p t e r 2: BOOK OF DREAMS

The Book of Dreams, washed up on the misty fractal shore of Lost Lake, lightcracks a door to a universe of one. A keybook to an endless flight of moonkissed waters and sunREM skies. Nocturnal tripscan reflections of lucid life and silent sound. Joyflight voices soar over sepia mountains of suspended memory. Starlost cafes serve cups of liquid mind and plates of drifting Bohdi clouds. Lazy days of passing suns shadowcast effervescent trancelight. An endless rain of warm melted thoughts drip from the petals of lifeflowers. Metashapes combine under the brighthaze of Hypnos creating transparent particle cities. Heavenly boats slip dreamsoft through carpets of stars tranceguided by the steering hand of Morpheus. Guided through the middle path between lightdark lands and remembering the nevertruth.

Downloads (right click, save link as):

MP3 [67:38m] (95 mb)

Cover Art & Score (zip)


  1. Peter Gabriel - The Nest That Sailed the Sky
  2. Talkdemonic - Verite
  3. RF - Ladder in Place
  4. Roger Eno & Plumbline - With Insight
  5. Voices of Alex
  6. Eluvium - All The Sails
  7. Stars Of The Lid - The Artificial Pine Arch Song
  8. Biosphere - Dissolving Clouds
  9. nrvnet Field Recording
  10. Various Quiet American Field Recordings
  11. Underworld - Please Help Me
  12. Solyaris - IPromisethatOneDayEverything
  13. Vir Unis & Chris Short - Monastery of The South
  14. Sylvain Chauveau - Ocre
  15. Cepia - Malcesine
  16. Alio Die - Suspended Feathers
  17. 12 Monkeys OST - Dreamers Awake
  18. Philip Glass & Foday Musa Suso -Prison Song
  19. Sylvain Chauveau - Le brasier de tristesse
  20. Slowbow - Elegy
  21. Mountains - Hundred Acre
  22. Sydney M - Chords Echo 2
  23. Mountains - Paper Windmill
  24. Vidna Obmana - Float through Nights
  25. Francesco Paladino & Opium - Me, the Sky Sleeping
  26. Alio Die - Ruins Garden Drones
  27. A Produce - The Far Shore
  28. Clickits - Nibblah
  29. RF - On the Bus That I Had Chosen
  30. David Byrne - Canal Life
  31. Robin Guthrie and Harold Budd - Neil's Theme2
  32. Lisa Gerrard - Empty Water
  33. Peter Gabriel - The Nest That Sailed the Sky