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Electro-Magnetism: Episode 7

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The winter doldrums caught up with me this afternoon. I was doing fine until the sun started to set (though I didn’t even see it through the clouds but once all day). As the world became dark I suddenly just didn’t want to do anything ever again but hide under the covers and watch movies, or cry. Probably just cry.

What are doldrums?

The Doldrums (often capitalized when referring to the geographic region) is an area of the Atlantic Ocean, the Pacific Ocean and the Indian Ocean affected by the Intertropical Convergence Zone, a low-pressure area around the equator where the prevailing winds are calm.

This region is also noted for calm periods when the winds disappear altogether, or are light and shifting. Hurricanes originate in this region. Because of the unpredictable weather patterns, the Doldrums became notorious with sailors because this region’s periods of deadly calm could trap ships for days or weeks on end as they waited for enough wind to power their sails.

In colloquial usage, “being in the doldrums” refers to being in a state of listlessness, despondency, inactivity, stagnation, or a slump.

However, I was able to pull it together enough to make this mix. I included Solvent’s newest release- a remake of Lydia Lunch’s “Master Alchemist”. Quite twisted and nice. You can pick it up here. Check out Echoism Recordings on Myspace.

My other favorite is Arnaud Lazlaud’s “Le Malade Roi.” I swear I can listen to it again and again all day long. That song was released as a 7″ by Hertz-Schrittmacher, a sub-label of Kernkrach, last year and was produced by Xavier Paradis of Automelodi. It was originally made in the late nineties. You can get it through Annalogue Records or if you live in North America you can contact him directly to get a copy without shipping costs from Europe.

I discovered that ridiculously cute song “Master & Slave” by Puss recently. I just have this thing for self-referencing synthesizer music. I would like to do a show specifically made of synthesizer songs about synthesizers. Some day…

On with the mix! …

Listen to it here.

Download it for later.

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Tracklist:

1. Tangerine Dream – Movements of a Visionary
2. Solvent vs. Lydia Lunch – Master Alchemist
3. Absolute Body Control – B6
4. Perspects – 13
5. Motor – Night Drive
6. FPU – Seven of Nine
7. Arnaud Lazlaud – Le Malade Roi
8. ADN’ Ckrystall – Ovanescent Nocturne
9. Poeme Electronique – The Echoes Fade
10. Chris Carter – Interloop
11. Tommi Stumpff – Alarm
12. Eiskalte Engel – Kinder Aus Asbest
13. Martin Dupont – Sticks in my Brain
14. Carlos Peron – Her Heäd Is Bräkin Intu Foör
15. Donno Detti – Automation
16. Puss – Master & Slave (FPU remix)

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You do all the work and I have the fun too!
It started so smooth and then all of a sudden I was in it without even realizing. As always Solvent, so tasty candy, candy, candy. Everything else bloopy frosting. I heart you and all this music I would never find otherwise.

Comment by SaraFace

I’m glad you enjoyed it! Yup, I mixed the Solvent into the Tangerine Dream goodness at the beginning. It worked nicely. Hey- I might have a regular DJ gig coming up in Brooklyn. Wee!

I heart you and all this music I would never find otherwise.

That’s my job as a music obsessed basement troll… I find it so you don’t have to! And we all win.

Comment by robotronik

This is great stuff, Lark. I am curious if you have a favorite among the 14 episodes you’ve done so far? I’m really impressed at some of the obscure stuff you dig up and mix together. You are best music obsessed basement troll ever.

Comment by Lawrence Krubner




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