Curious Colors- 2nd Mix 2015-01-25

This music accompanied a dream I had the other night in which I was wandering a big, old, wooden-floored, high-ceilinged house. I made my way up the stairs to the second floor and was intrigued by a large open loft to the third floor, where colored light was filtering down through what appeared to by cloudy sheet plastic. The only way up, as far as I could tell, was by climbing a rather flimsy set of horizontally-laid door frames which were suspended by string or monofilament or thin wire. I could see the artist up there, strolling around in and out of the installation. She was beautiful, and her hair was blowing gently, along with the sheets. She noticed me and said, “come on up, it’s okay.” So I sat on the first door frame and got to my feet, and then the next, around the room like just a hint of stairs. When I arrived at the top, she took my hand and showed me around the installation, smiling. I was very happy.

Date: January 25, 2015 at 02:13AM

My Most-Listened-To Albums of 2014

John Wizards album coverAs with every year, I listened to a lot of music in 2014. And, as with every year, it was a good year for my ears.

Here are my 25 Most-Listened-To Albums of 2014. Now, remember that these are not (necessarily) albums that came out in 2014– in fact, I think Elizabeth’s Shepherd’s The Signal is the only album in this list that was released in 2014. No, this is simply a list (according to my obsessive scrobbling) of the albums from which I listened to at least one track — the most.

  1. John Wizards – John Wizards
  2. Telomere – The Stellar Sea
  3. Telomere – Astral Currents
  4. Telomere – Lux Primordia
  5. Telomere – Zoetosis
  6. Elizabeth Shepherd – The Signal
  7. Øystein Sevåg  – Space for a crowded world
  8. Benedicte Torget – After a Day of Rain
  9. The American Dollar – Music for Focus and Creativity
  10. Off the Sky – Gently down the stream
  11. Bill Nelson – The Practice of Everyday Life (Digital Anthology)
  12. ISHQ – Amaryllis Dream
  13. Frou Frou – Details
  14. ISHQ – Orchid
  15. The Cars – Candy-O
  16. Shrift – Lost In A Moment
  17. Blondie – Eat to the Beat
  18. Manual – Memory and Matter: Selected Remixes, Rarities and Unreleased Tracks
  19. Ranga – Radiant Awakening
  20. Tears for Fears – The Hurting (Super Deluxe Edition)
  21. Lusine – The Waiting Room
  22. Bill Nelson – Simplex
  23. ISHQ – Deep Space Objects
  24. +Elijah- and The Band of Light – The Preamble
  25. Kate Bush – Director’s Cut


An experiment with Ableton Live, Isotope Iris (the main layers of bells/chime samples– wow!), Applied Acoustic Systems’ Chromaphone (really malleable physical-modeling synth), and Live’s built-in toy piano samples.

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Date: December 22, 2014 at 05:50PM

Watching The Moon In The Morning (Falling In F)- First Mix 2014 – 12 – 06 – 146.4bpm Fm

cover art for Watching The Moon In The Morning (Falling In F)- First Mix 2014 - 12 - 06 - 146.4bpm Fm
Sketch of a smooth melody that hit me in my pre-waking hours of 26 October 2014.

Photo by KynaBear, from his cool photoblog: “Romping and Rolling in the Rockies” (
Date: December 06, 2014 at 12:49AM