Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Tears in Rain

While I was gathering music for the Desolation Angels mix, I was originally going to have both vocal and instrumental tracks. Once I started putting it together, however, I felt that having a mix of just instrumental and operatic cuts was best. So, I decided to put all of the vocal tracks left over from Desolation Angels together in their own mix which became Tears in Rain. It was actually fairly difficult to find tracks that had both sad lyrics as well as slow, somber backing music. Although somewhat of a departure from my other ambient mixes, I think the sad and melancholy mood I was going for turned out pretty well and the mix serves as a nice companion to Desolation Angels. The title is taken from the film Blade Runner. I hope you like it. This mix is also dedicated to my friend Katie, gone too long.

Downloads (right click, save link as):

Tears in Rain MP3 (74:26) (192k) (104 mb)

Cover Art & Score (575k zip)


Powered by


1. Various field recordings
2. Peter Gabriel – The Drop
3. The Montgolfier Brothers - Journey's End
4. Canyon Country - Dead or Dreaming
5. Damien Rice - Sleep Don't Weep
6. Porcupine Tree - Feel So Low
7. Peter Broderick - Another Glacier
8. Michael Andrews & Gary Jules - Mad World
9. Johnny Cash - Hurt
10. Cowboy Junkies - Spiral Down

11. Sigur Ros - Gong Endir
12. Azure Ray - Sleep
13. Glen Hansard & Marketa Irglova - Falling Slowly
14. Red House Painters - Have You Forgotten
15. Archive - Fold
16. Peter Gabriel - I Grieve

Cover art is adapted from a photo I found online. After this mix, I promise to do something a bit brighter. :)

“There is no pain so great as the memory of joy in present grief.”

- Aeschylus

Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Happy New Year

Greetings, felicitations and a Happy New Year to all! I wanted to express my sincere thanks to everyone who has taken the time to download and listen to my Hydrogen Cafe mixes. The response I've gotten since I started this has been humbling. I also appreciate everyone who has taken the time to e-mail me or post a comment. They are greatly appreciated!

There will be a lot to come in 2008 starting with a follow-up vocal mix to Desolation Angels which I will post tomorrow. I have a number of other ideas simmering as well. ;)

Best wishes to everyone for the new year. 2007 wasn't the best year, but it ended on a high note. Here's hoping that 2008 will be great for all!

I also wanted to highlight a few mixes that have been posted recently by some friends. My friend Dave over at Low Light Mixes has been a busy bee and has posted several excellent mixes. Please go over and check out drown the world in reverberation
and his Best of 2007 mix. They rock in an ambient way! Also, my friend Lord Sherwell from London has posted his own Best of 2007 mix called Music for the Dead Days. Check his mix out as well! Take care everyone.

January 1, 2008