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All Swells and Billows
albient
The ‘currently listening’ node on some forums allows a snapshot of a listener’s intake. It occurred to me to stretch that time frame out and represent listening experience over a longer period – a sort of longitudinal take on ‘currently listening’. What I discovered in looking back was that I’d found myself concentrating very much on music that was drone-based, but, more specifically than this, music that had a very much identifiable dynamic that I’d characterise verbally as: ebb-flow, swell-relent, surge-subside. When in full-on mode the most apposite metaphor of the sound was: billowing. When in more subdued: swelling.
I decided to put some of these favoured sounds/dynamics together into a mix (n.b. many are extracts of longer pieces), both for my own amusement and for that of those who share my somewhat recondite tastes.
In the end there was too much for one single mix – it tumesced into two.
Details follow for your downloading delight, if you fancy it, that is.



all swells and billows i: Download

tracklisting
* TRACK TIME ARTIST TITLE RELEASE (LABEL)
01. 00:00 keith berry - 'the other shore (rework of fessenden sounds) keith berry vs. fessenden' - bleu: résultat (chat blanc)
02. 02:34 lähtö - 'forgiveness' - amends (academy)
03. 06:21 gregg kowalsky - 'into the marshes they drove me' - through the cardial window (kranky)
04. 10:17 vessel - 'brocken glory' - south (cactus island)
05. 12:30 eluder - 'warm warning' - warm warning (twindefect)
06. 15:55 chris herbert - 'let's get boring!' - mezzotint (kranky)
07. 19:42 andrew chalk - 'shadows from the album skies ii' - shadows from the album skies (faraway press)
08. 24:03 hakobune - 'elusive pasts' - sense of place (u-cover cd-r)
09. 27:43 brian lavelle - 'the manse encircled by beech trees' - fallen are the domes of green amber (diophantine)
10. 32:55 paul bradley - 'horizon' - horizon (twenty hertz digital)
11. 38:13 celer - 'the once emptiness of our hearts' - sadha (celer)
12. 43:10 northern - 'december' - jessa (infraction)
13. 48:13 pausal - place - pausal ep (highpoint lowlife)
14. 52:28 kiln - pureloveplate - thermals (infraction)
15. 55:28 manual - dizzy sun - lost days, open skies and streaming tides (darla)
16. 59:23 eluvium - we say goodbye to ourselves - talk amongst the trees (temporary residence)
17. 61:16 mwvm - never constant - rotations (silber)
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all swells and billows ii: Download

all swells and billows ii (continuous mix)
tracklisting
* TRACK TIME ARTIST TITLE RELEASE (LABEL)
01. 00:00 rod modell & michael mantra - 'm' - sonic continuum (hypnos)
02. 04:27 sostrah tinnitus - 'novena di falene' - nebra (umbra)
03. 08.22 the beautiful schizophonic - 'cantiques à la gloire du soleil' - musicamorosa (cronica)
04. 11.56 tau ceti - 'in lapidem convertere' - todahnlich (umbra)
05. 16.20 aidan baker & matt borghi - 'sunken cathedrals' - undercurrents (zenapolae)
06. 21:12 orphax - 'as the winter falls over' - in a long night (self-released)
07. 25:53 adam pacione - 'grey gardens' - sisyphus (elevator bath)
08. 27:35 sleepresearchfacility - '86s_115w' - deep frieze (cold spring)
09. 32:07 apalusa - 'small environs 2' - small environs (low point)
10. 36:24 gas - 'untitled 6' - pop (mille plateaux)
11. 40:30 ulf lohmann - 'kristall' - pop ambient 2008 (kompakt)
12. 43:34 tim hecker - 'azure azure' - radio amor (mille plateaux)
13. 45:48 colin potter & paul bradley - 'decline' - behind your very eyes (icr)
14. 50:07 machinefabriek - 'still' - slaapzucht (root strata)
15. 53:06 the caretaker - 'we cannot escape the past' - stairway to the stars (v/vm test records)
16. 55:01 stars of the lid - 'adamord' - music for nitrous oxide (sedimental)
17. 60:05 william basinski - 'd|p 6' - the disintegration loops iv (2062)
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