A fitting first post as I move back to Boulder for the winter – I’m loving Little People’s somewhat old “Youth & Progress’ DJ Mix. It’s been re-posted as a lead up to his new album, Youth & Progress. From the DJ:
“Here is an old DJ mix which i put together for the launch of ‘mickey mouse operation’ now available as a free download… I lovingly burned 100 CDs by hand and gave them to everyone that came on the night. It’s the follow-up to the sweetness & decency mix i posted a while back. Incidentally, Youth & Progress is the name of my new label under which my new album will be released.”
As I’m planning out my winter in Colorado, namely a few key winter 14ers mountaineering ascents, lots of days on the ski slopes, and a few backcountry trips, I’ve found this a worthy listen…
While I’m working all day, I usually listen to electronica mixes. Lately my favourite website to find new mixes is TheFuture.fm – and today, I found a great new BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix by Feed Me. Essential Mix is one of my all time, long time favorite radio shows, and is hosted by the legendary Pete Tong. Here’s Feed Me’s Essential Mix, originally broadcast on BBC Radio 1 on 2012-09-8.
Every time I shop in the Muji down the street from my office, I notice their soothing, hip, and perfectly fitting background music. Sometimes it’s ambient dreamscapes, sometimes pop, sometimes acoustic, but always nice. Today Boing Boing posts a piece about Muji’s BGM ambient background music. Soothing… Makes me remember back to the Buddha Machine, and miss hearing tracks from Brian Eno’s “Hello Waveforms” while out and about.
Wooo! It’s about time – in honor of its 10th birthday, the classic Avalanches album “Since I Left You” is being re-released. After hearing this album for the first time in 2002, I’ve been hooked – it’s easily in my top 3 most listened albums of all time, and one of my favorites too.
The Avalanches seminal debut Since I Left You is set to get the deluxe treatment with a 10-Year Anniversary issue in the works. The reworking was announced just hours after the record came in at #9 in triple j’s Hottest 100 Australian Albums of All Time. The record also took out the top spot in the industry list a few weeks back.
Since the record’s global release in 2001, its legacy has continued to grow exponentially. Since I Left You is a record that came seemingly out of nowhere and went on to become not only one of the most influential records of the last decade, but in recent polls conducted by both Pitchfork Media and Australian radio station triple j, as one of the greatest and most beloved albums of all time.
According to the group’s label, the re-issue will feature “the original classic album accompanied by a bonus disc of material including remixes from the original album campaign, new reworks from the likes of El Guincho, MF Doom, Canyons, Black Dice, Jackson and his Computer Band, some exquisite Avalanches remixes of other artists, plus unreleased early b-sides, demo tracks and other such rarities.”
Today marks the start of the Telluride Bluegrass Festival.. with the crush of people coming into town, and the crazy spectacle of a large portion of them, it’s like being on another planet.. Planet Bluegrass… I’m delighted, and horrified.