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New Mix: Dream Foam

Posted by – 11/17/2013


Please enjoy my latest Soft Scientist release, Dream Foam. Inspired by the film Wings of Desire (hence the nod to Nick Cave), a years-long desire to open a mix with Carl Orff’s Gassenhauer and the subconscious. Think: tinkling sounds, chilled sheets and night thoughts drifting like snow.

Download here.

Track list:
Carl Orff – Gassenhauer nach Hans Neusiedl
Psychic TV- The Orchids
The Durutti Column – Sketch For Summer
Arthur Russell – Being It
Abe Vigoda – Wild Heart
Nicolas Jaar – Too Many Kids Finding Rain In The Dust
Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds – Red Right Hand
Moondog & The London Saxophonic – Bird’s Lament
Bonobo – Cirrus / Delia Derbyshire – Colour
Little Dragon – Ritual Union
Suicide – Dream Baby Dream

Bonus Materials:
Wings of Desire mirror scene and Nick Cave performance.

Gorgeous, hypnotic Laura Palmer-esque fan video for closing track, Dream Baby Dream.

Rose cover photo by Nick Knight.

Perhaps We Always Want The Person We Love To Have The Existence Of A Ghost

Posted by – 08/27/2012

title quote by Adolfo Bioy Casares

A few things that have thrilled me of late:

Let’s Get Lost, a documentary about the decline of jazz musician Chet Baker, shot in the lushest of blacks-and-whites. It also features inexplicable and dreamy interludes with Flea and Chris Isaak.

Nicolas Jaar’s profoundly gorgeous Essential Mix for the BBC. Love the intro with Angelo Badalamenti describing the inception of the Twin Peaks theme.

The woman, I passed by, playing an out-of-tune but still upright piano beneath this archway in Fort Tryon Park.

Brian Eno’s ruminations on his childhood in this rambling, previously unpublished interview by the late Lester Bangs.