This mix features songs containing elements of or similar to the original
themes of dream pop/’ethereal’ music (e.g. effect laden
voices; manipulated guitar; emphasis on overall immersive atmosphere and (optionally)
electronic, gothic and/or ambient elements). The phrase ‘dream pop’ has
become a bit overused and loose recently, and on occasion made it too
easy to forget the heights the music actually fitting the phrase
has reached. Thus with this mix I wanted to channel the enveloping and rich sounds dream pop and it’s related styles were initially
associated with. In addition to some 80s favorites, I included plenty of
Here I put together 4 songs: - “God” by Tori Amos (the Thinking mix 2 by Carl Craig, 1994) - “Open Heart” by Lydia Plain (me, 2015) - “Mysterons” by Portishead (1994) - “Felt Mountain” by Goldfrapp (2001)
been some months since I fist tried using VirtualDJ and I’m still
learning.. But recently I discovered I can record my mix.. so I got
excited and experimented with 2 songs at first, Tori’s and mine..
because these songs talk directly about GOD.. and then one thing lead to
another and I ended up with these 4 songs.. A process that I completed
in 14 hours (12 one day and +2 the other day…), roughly 75 failed
recording tries (ugh…) and 1 succesfully recorded mix… hehe..
A collection of dark, smoky, acoustic songs. Unified by a sense of cinematic darkness.
1.Goldfrapp - Laurel 2.Elliot Smith - Between The Bars 3.Beth Gibbons & Rustin Man - Show 4.Iron And Wine - Cinder And Smoke 5.Saint Saviour - Fallen Trees 6.Lauren O'Connell - House Of The Rising Sun 7.The Amazing Broken Man - Near Town 8.Paul Giovanni - Willow’s Song 9.Nina Simone - Summertime 10.The Kingston Trio - O Willow Waley 11.Cat Power - Moonshiner 12.Lil'Leonie Lionheart - Give Him A Great Big Kiss 13.Devandra Banhart - Insect Eyes 14.Jeff Alexander - Come Wander With Me 15.Angelo Badalamenti - Sycamore Trees