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)


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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


Anonymous said...

Hey, it's me again. As I already said I really liked your Desolation Angels Mix... But this one is even better. Awesome music that really fits my mood. Which is awful and awesome, both at the same time, if you know what I mean.

Thanks a lot.

Simon from Germany.

Equus said...

Hello nrv

As i said in one email your sets are the best Ambient which can people find on internet.
It's pure beauty in music. I would like to thank you again for what you doin. givin 10/10

Equus Tar'Roc (Czech Rep.)

Sparth said...

thanks nrv for these mixes. i have been working with "the dharma bums" in the background for two days now. it is MARVELOUS. it is exactly the type of ambient i have been searching on the net. (i'm a huge fan of vangelis/blade-runner, peter gabriel/birdy&passion, al gromer khan, david parsons, just to name a few). Ambient is one of these marvelous things, vital for us artists. i hope you'll keep the passion to do many more.

sparth - dallas

nrvnet said...

Thank you so much anon, equus and sparth! I am humbled by your comments and so glad you like my mixes in general and Tears in Rain in particular. Take care. :)

Rick (nrvnet)

Anonymous said...

Your work continues to amaze me! All I can do is thank you and hope that you will privilege us with many more.

nrvnet said...

Thanks anonymous! Your wish is my command. ;) I hope you like light cycles too.


ashton said...

This is a really gorgeous mix. Thank you.

Wayne McCoy said...

This really is a beautiful mix. Great mix of sounds. I look forward to all of your mixes. They really are just amazing.

nrvnet said...

Thanks Wayne! Your comment really made my day. :)