Isolated mix on A Strangely Isolated Place (Oct 10) by Tripswitch | Nick Brennan published on 2010/10/14 20:46:25 +0000 This is an autumnal mix which indulges the melancholy and contemplative mood which closes in around me around this time of year. Some people seem to react quite strongly to the emotional qualities of my music … this mix charts a path through some of the key inspirational moments which have shaped that emotion over the years. I hope you enjoy the journey… 1 – James Holden – Kearn My favourite James Holden track … an emotional use of his signature reverb and delay tricks. 2 – Spectre – Overseas Taken from “The Missing Two Weeks”, an album of sublime and soulful dub from Nick Manasseh. 3 – Tankerville – Entangled One of those tracks you hear on an advert and then go to the ends of the earth to track down. These days Shazam takes the effort (and the fun) out of the hunt. 4 – Deadmau5 – I Hate Campers Not known for his chillout, this snippet’s taken from Project 56, a zip of 56 sketches, stems, chip-tunes and other ideas which he offered up a few years ago as a freebie. 5 – Cinematic Orchestra – That Home Piano, strings and a good vocal … what more do you need? 6 – Deadmau5 – Wish You Were There Another clip from Project 56. Going through the tracks you realise just what a talented fellow he is. 7 – Vangelis – Ask The Mountains There’s something about this track … there’s certainly a whiff of cheese there, but it never fails to put a smile on my face. Vocal is Stina Nordenstam, sublime. 8 – Michael Brook and Pieter Nooten – Finally I A lesser-known release on the amazing and seminal 4AD label. 4AD was so utterly crucial to my musical development as a teenager … truly powerful music to accompany powerful and character-forming experiences. If I ever have a son he’ll be called Ivo (after Ivo Watts-Russell label guvna and This Mortal Coil founder). 9 – Lisa Gerrard and Pieter Bourke – The Unfolding Lisa Gerrard of course needs no introduction. A bit obscure this one, but unquestionably epic. 10 – Roger Eno – Voices Although less prolific or celebrated than his brother Brian, Roger’s music can be every bit as beautiful. 11 – Kevin Shields – Goodbye Taken from the “Lost In Translation” soundtrack. Tender in comparison to the seminal shoegazing of his My Bloody Valentine years. 12 – Amorphous Androgynous – Mountain Goat Classic from the 1993 album ‘Tales of Ephedrina’. 13 – Alex Stealthy – Once Ambient The Russians seem to know about bass … I’m working with some guys from Moscow called Koan who have the same touch with enveloping low frequencies. 14 – port-royal – hva (failed revolutions) port-royal have really nailed the nu gaze thing … For me they’ve got the blend just right. Powerful stuff. 15 – Tripswitch – Stereogram (Solar Fields remix) Magnus has worked wonders remixing track 8 from my new album “Geometry”. It comes out in a couple of months as a digital single release on Section Records, along with mixes from Adham Shaikh, Luke Chable, Abakus, Aurtas and me – check out sectionrecords.com for more details. 16 – Ulrich Schnauss – Shine (Mint remix) This is a great mix … Mint’s another one with an uncanny knack for nu gaze. 17 – Freedom Tygerstar – Snow Runner Sun This track featured on Magnetic Blue, one of the earliest Interchill compilations. When I first heard this track it made my hair stand on end. Definitely one of the sparks that ignited my path to chillout production. 18 – Twisted Air feat. Caroline Thorp – Feels Like Forever Aah, the morning after the night before … It’s a long time since I did the full party weekend thing, but this track takes me right back to those weekends where sleep didn’t seem necessary and my body didn’t complain so much.