Thursday, September 13, 2012
Why Don't You Change
Collecting techno for me at least, was originally fuelled by the bigger-the-better kick drum, clashing hi-hats and ear jarring percussion. Tastes change, but an intruige in simplicity and repetition, as well as a fascination for the overly complex have always remained.
Why Don't you Change is a mix of ambient records and techno B-sides I've collected since launching TEA. It's 100 per cent vinyl sounds (which you will notice thanks to the intermittent mono-to-stereo signal from my worn needles during the first couple of minutes) and was mixed using two technic 1200s with the most basic of Numark mixers.
A recent move coupled with the cold weather and grey skies of a Melbourne afternoon inspired Why Don't you Change, which ended up becoming a mini-ode to those who have influenced my music, DJing, writing and of course TEA - with a special thanks to John Cage, whose teachings and music have helped me understand a different scope of listening to raw, un-arranged and free sound.
Mixing ambient and experimental music unbound by BPM's, beatmatching or genre is a very liberating experience and I hope you enjoy this mix as much as I did creating it.
Mokira - Maniplulation Musik [Kontra Musik]
Krishnamurti Why Don't You Change Acappella Extended [Stroboscopic Artefacts]
DSCRD - L'Envers Des Clefs II [Dement3d Records]
John Cage - Music For Marcel Duchamp [Cramps Records]
Alva Noto - Xerox Meta Phaser [Raster-Noton]
Rotorik - Verschollen In Der Unendlichkeit [Acido Records]
Valanx - Questioning Reality [Diametric]
Anne-James Chaton & Andy Moor - Dernière Minute [Unsound]
Yves De May - Past To A Halt [Sandwell District]
Powell - 09 [Diagonal]
DeepChord Present Echospace - Vibrational Studies (In Echospace) [Modern Love]
Engvaal - Med Iver [Sex Tags Ampfibia]
Steven Porter - Untitled II [Weevil Neighbourhood]
Schmerate - Track 2 [Schermate]