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Disquiet Mix for Resonance FM (Free Lab Radio)

A little hour-long afternoon radio show I put together

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That waveform below is the shape of an hour-long set I produced for the great Resonance arts broadcast network (home page: resonancefm.com), specifically for its Free Lab Radio program, which is presented by Fari Bradley, who graciously invited me to construct the mix. There’s a post about it at freelabradio.blogspot.com.

I’ll embed the audio once it’s online, but if you’re hanging out today (May 7, 2016), it’s streaming at 11pm London time at resonancefm.com.

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The description below is transcribed from the intro I recorded, and below that is the track list with time codes.

This is mix of afternoon music that can be listened to at any time of the day — the work played here, 22 tracks in all by 14 artists, is generally ambient and electronic in nature, and yet it’s fairly rhythmic at the same time, some of the tracks more explicitly so than others. There are fractal algorithms from Erika Nesse, and refrigerator drones by Nystada. There’s elegantly layered sameness by Marcus Fischer and fourth-world blues by Yasuo Akai. Several of the recordings heard here are drawn from the music community called the Disquiet Junto, which I’ve moderated since 2012. The hour starts off with some brief dank techno miniatures by Vladimir Conch. Conch’s pieces are so brief, between 23 and 38 seconds each, that I’ve chosen to repeat a few of them, turning the five short original tracks into a suite of nine that ends where it begins.

00:00
intro

00:48 Vladimir Conch suite
Vladimir Conch: “bit1”
Vladimir Conch: “bit2"
Vladimir Conch: “bit1"
Vladimir Conch: “bit3"
Vladimir Conch: “bit2"
Vladimir Conch: “bit4"
Vladimir Conch: “bit2"
Vladimir Conch: “bit5"
Vladimir Conch: “bit1"

04:21
Cullen Miller: "Euclidean Tropism" (off Simulateur)

06:19
Erika Nesse: "Floating"

08:21
Julsy: "Win"

09:59
Marcus Fischer: "Layerd Sameness - disquiet0223-layeredsameness"

12:14
Stabilo (Speaker Gain Teardrop): "Endurance" (off Ebb and Flow) 

21:59
North Americans: "Quinn (Dreams of Germany)"

30:13
Yasuo Akai: "Slow Blues"
  
38:58
nystada: "Brrrr (disquiet0224-coldembrace)"

41:12
Bassling: "Lashings [disquiet0223-layeredsameness]"

43:32
William Boldenreck: "Idiot Layers (disquiet0223-layeredsameness)"

44:32
Scanner Darkly: "melt and flow [disquiet0223-layeredsameness]"

46:10
Toàn: "अरोड़ा"

52:22
R Beny's "Wildrose Canyon"

55:33
outro

55:46
end

For easy sharing, a direct link to this post is at disquiet.com/resonance1604. More from Resonance’s Free Lab Radio and its presenter, Fari Bradley, at freelabradio.blogspot.com, twitter.com/FariBrad, facebook.com/FreeLabRadio, and mixcloud.com/Resonance.

By Marc Weidenbaum

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