An austere, minimalist ambient set I played at <a href="https://www.facebook.com/events/225539014235308/">Organic Sounds</a> event (the successor of the great series of chillout Wednesdays in 2010, <a href="http://soundcloud.com/snobo/sets/om-tree-sessions/">Om Tree</a>). I've taken the liberty to slightly adjust its tail end though, adding one extra track and replacing the coda. Otherwise no edits, straight as it was - an uneasy journey from despair to acceptance.
TRACKLIST (Artist ▪ Title ▪ Album (Label, Year):
Intro: Kim Ki Duk singing "Arirang" (more info below).
00:02:00 Hilary Hahn & Hauschka ▪ Stillness ▪ Silfra (Deutsche Grammophon, 2012)
00:03:23 Library Tapes ▪ Parlour (Variation I) ▪ Sun Peeking Through (Auetic, 2012)
00:04:44 Haruka Nakamura ▪ Plus ▪ Afterglow (Schole, 2007)
00:08:10 Marielle V Jakobsons ▪ Purple Sands ▪ Glass Canyon (Students Of Decay, 2012)
00:11:30 Isnaj Dui ▪ Peripheral Motion ▪ Abstracts on Solitude (Hibernate, 2012)
00:17:00 Ursprung ▪ Am Buachaille ▪ Ursprung (Dial, 2012)
00:19:58 Christian Fennesz ▪ AUN80 ▪ AUN: The Beginning and The End Of All Things (Ash International, 2012)
00:22:38 Keith Freund ▪ For Broke / Everything is Real ▪ Constant Comments (Experimedia, 2011)
00:23:57 Steve Peters + Steve Roden ▪ Winds Through Bleak Timber ▪ Not A Leaf Remains As It Was (12K, 2012)
00:28:00 Marcus Fischer ▪ Willamette River ▪ Rivers Home (Flaming Pines, 2011)
00:32:20 Illuha ▪ Seiya ▪ Shizuku (12K, 2011)
00:38:30 M. Ostermeier ▪ Lost Weekend, Revisionist History ▪ Lakefront (Hibernate, 2010)
00:41:46 Isnaj Dui ▪ The Last Will Become a Darker Grey ▪ Abstracts on Solitude (Hibernate, 2012)
00:45:40 Shigeto ▪ New Light ▪ New Light EP (soundcloud, 2011)
00:48:15 Library Tapes ▪ Sun peeking through ▪ Sun Peeking Through (Auetic, 2012)
00:50:22 Blondie vs Philip Glass ▪ Heart of Glass (Daft Beatles mashup) ▪ (soundcloud, 2011)
00:55:10 Daughter ▪ Medicine ▪ The Wild Youth EP (Communion Records, 2011)
P.S. In the intro, what you hear is <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kim_Ki-duk">Kim Ki Duk</a> singing "Arirang", a <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arirang">traditional Korean song</a> from his <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arirang_(2011_film)">own film of the same name</a>. If you have seen the movie, you may understand why I started the set with it. If you don't, I cautiously advise you to do so - cautiously, because 1) it's not an easy watch 2) it's not for everyone 3) knowing and loving Kim Ki Duk's previous films - at least <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spring,_Summer,_Fall,_Winter..._and_Spring">"Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring"</a> is virtually a pre-requisite. I experienced a shock and a strong catharsis when I saw it - amplified by the state of uneasiness of watching such an intimate, confessional narrative of a very unusual form in a public place of a cinema. Despite that I have seen many Kim's movies (I'm a fan) and it's an absolutely atypical film for him, I'll probably call it his best, on pair with the "Spring..." mentioned above. So, be informed and be warned.