MIXES

White Lodge 002 : Sparkwood and Twenty One

Date : 22 October 2009

I’ve always been one for listening to music while in that slumber state between being awake and going to sleep, and this is mix for that state of mind.

Details

This is the second mix that I have managed to get around to assembling out of a pool of theoretical mixes that I want to do. Time is a pretty precious commodity these days but hopefully this is the first of several more that I’ll cough up over the coming months.

I’ve always been one for listening to music while in that slumber state between being awake and going to sleep. Ambient street noises, dim lights cast down murky halls, ceilings tall and towering in dark rooms. A chance to think and gain momentum into cinematic landscapes. The songs on this mix slowly formed into this sequence after listening to it in different stages over a number of months. I was looking for something filmic — like watching a Kubrick film on a late winter night…

It starts off murky and sinister: dark fields of snow, figures under lamp-posts, nighttime secrets and mystery — moving into movement and melancholy and then gradually into sweet dreams…

Tracklisting

COCTEAU TWINS When Mama Was Moth 1983
ZOVIET FRANCE Soft Helion 1996
GYÖRGY LIGETI Instroitus. Sostenuto 1965
THROBBING GRISTLE Hamburger Lady 1978
COIL Dark River 1991
MATHEW JONSON Marionette 2005
PLASTIKMAN Consumed 1998
LOSCIL Hydrogen 2001
LABRADFORD Comfort 1995
DEATH IN JUNE Crush My Love 1985
YOKO KANNO Ghost In The Shell 2002
CHARALAMBIDES Magnolia 2003
JULEE CRUISE Falling 1985
HENRYK GORECKI Wislo Moja, Wislo Szara 1994
STARS OF THE LID Mulholland 2001