Sunday, March 08, 2009

[02] Absolute Motion

THC Series [20][12]

Here is the second of 12 mixes from THC Series [20][12] for the 15 Minutes of Fame Mix Series. [02] Absolute Motion is another departure from the usual quiet ambient mixes on the Hydrogen Cafe. I wanted to do something that was much more polyrhythmic and incorporated cuts from some Berlin-school electronic artists like Tangerine Dream and Synthetic Block. I wanted to create something very rhythmic that flowed nicely together. I continued the idea of using conventional artists who did unconventional tracks and using conventional tracks in an unconventional way. Once again you will hear U2 masquerading as the Passengers along with the Twilight Sad (an AMAZING indie-rock band!) and Snow Patrol. Excerpts from these artists are intercut with some great polyrhythmic electronic tracks from Synthetic Block, the Irresistible Force, an amazing cut done way back in 1966 by Raymond Scott, Tangerine Dream, the Alan Parsons Project (I Robot was the very first LP I ever got!), a snippet of Vir Unis and a great cut by Saul Stokes. I also tried to incorporate field recordings that were rhythmic in nature as well.

THC Series [20][12] is a series of 12 mixes, all 20 minutes in length. I will intersperse these mixes with my regular long-form mixes throughout 2009. THC Series [20][12] will also be cross-posted on the 15 Minutes of Fame board. The Zip file below contains artwork for the mix as well as the “score” for the mix which is a jpeg capture of the timeline from the mixing software I use, Acoustica MP3 Audio Mixer. The score can show you exactly what is playing at any specific time code. I hope you like [02] Absolute Motion. This mix is meant to be played LOUD! ; )

D O W N L O A D S (right click, save link as):

THC Series [20][12]-[02] Absolute Motion MP3 (20:00)
(320k) (45.8 mb)

Artwork & Mix Score
(861 kb zip)



1. Passengers – Slug (excerpt)

2. The Twilight Sad - Talking With Fireworks/Here, It Never Snowed (excerpt)

3. Synthetic Block - Sonic Approach

4. Snow Patrol - If There's a Rocket Tie Me to It (excerpt)

5. The Irresistible Force - Spiritual High

6. Raymond Scott - The Bass-Line Generator (1966)

7. Tangerine Dream – Logos (excerpt)

8. Alan Parsons Project – Nucleus

9. Vir Unis - Pale Blue Dot (excerpt)

10. Saul Stokes – Fields (excerpt)

11. Snow Patrol - The Lightning Strike (excerpt)

[F I E L D R E C O R D I N G S]

1. John Arndt - Montego Bay

2. Matthias Kispert - Buddha Machines

3. Matthias Kispert - Weaving Factory

4. Cedric Deloche - Taipei aeroport interieur

5. Dave Pape - UK Photo Machine

6. Olaf Ross – cowbells

(′ab·sə′lüt ′mō·shən)

(navigation) Motion relative to a point fixed on the earth's surface or to an apparently fixed celestial point.

(physics) Motion of an object described by its measurement in a frame of reference that is preferred over all other frames.

“Time has been transformed, and we have changed; it has advanced and set us in motion; it has unveiled its face, inspiring us with bewilderment and exhilaration.”

- Kahlil Gibran


Fizbo said...

Absolute Perfection
Absolute Exhilaration
Absolute Transcendence
Absolute Progression
Absolute Elevation
Absolute Inspiration
Absolute Beauty
Absolute Production
Absolute Sweetness
Absolute Sublimity

John Warsen said...

it ain't easy to fight my slugness (pardon my french, but in french limacitude means also nothing) with that kind of music, but it's really a pleasure to find you here.
Thanks !

tonepoet said...

Immense tranquility served up fresh in a desperate time of need. Had the worst day ever, but the music is easing my soul into a higher realm of peacefulness. Thanks!

nrvnet said...


That is one of the nicest compliments I have ever received. I really glad you like the mix. Thanks for listening! :)

A fan from Germany said...

This is really great stuff (so good to hear Tangerine Dream again), a very good mix, perfect for running in grey, snow-covered woods... Am looking forward to the next "Absolute Motion" mixes.