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fantastic, I couldn't wait to get back to ol' blighty to get a decent cup of tea, but maybe I all I needed to do was go to Denver. ;)
I'd like to make it down there sometime. I'm ashamed to admit that I've travelled very little in America and have never been further south than Oregon (except for landing in Texas airports to go on to another country). I'm curious about Arizona, but mostly for the desert stargazing.
Eno and Boards of Canada... ah yes. I'm already in a good mood.
Are you familiar with Steve Roach, Robert Rich, or Harold Budd? Excellent for deep listening.
If you'd rather explore a more "bouncy" tack, try Galaxy - Science of Ecstacy, Bola - Soup, and Selffish - Enas. Actually, the latter is available here for free.
I am familiar with the first three, especially Harold Budd of whom I am a huge fan. Have you heard his latest and last album Avalon Sutra?
I like Bola, but I'm not familiar with the other two. I just downloaded the Selffish album and will give it a listen soon. I know I've been to the Thinnerism site before, but I can't remember what I've downloaded from them in the past.
you're probably familiar with most or all of the tracks already. :)
Iceland isn't very far away from me, I keep forgetting that. It still seems almost mystical and untouchable to me, I've become so accustomed to only seeing it from the air.
Around the middle I started suspecting the section titles were song titles, and when I saw "Ægina Airlines" I knew for sure; but even then it was a nice surprise to get to the end and see the CD cover. Downloading now with anticipation!
I've just finished a new mix this weekend too, and will upload it shortly. I'm sure you already know most of it, but hopefully the sequencing & mixing will bring something new. (It's my first real attempt at beat-matching.)
Oh, and your pictures were lovely too. Welcome home.
Before I left for America I made a list of the song titles that I wished to use and made it a challenge for myself to take photos matching the titles. I was fairly successful, but I altered the mix a bit when arriving back in London because parts didn't feel right for the soundtrack in hindsight. It's not introducing much, if any, new music to someone like you, but it was more about the sentimental and experience than about new music for me. I hope you've enjoyed it.
I am eagerly awaiting your next mix. I re-listened to His Dark Materials today as it came up on random in winamp. I still really love that mix.
We have been back in London for the last 2 weeks. It was a pretty stressful trip, having to see so much family packed into such a short timeframe. By the end we were both ill and I had lost my voice completely.
I wish I could have seen you. We will be returning this spring/summer and intend to dedicate 2-3 days each to Seattle and Vancouver to catch up old with friends, cause not seeing friends sucks so much. :(
Washingtonians forgive me.
it will be hard, but i'll try.
awesome pics, great tracklisting (will listen at work).
also, reliable source who works at Warp says that the new BOC is in the pipe for 2005.
hope to see more pics and stories!
Even in the dark, and blurred, I recognize those two Spokane locations. I fly to Spokane tomorrow, in fact.
In a way that I can't quite grasp or explain, it's facinating for me to see Spokane through your eyes... and have it look the same.
A crazy, irrational part of me believes that Spokane is an imaginary place, a personal memory that only I can visit. Seeing these photos feels strangely like you've managed to creep into my past and explore the landscape.
Spokane is surreal to me, but I suspect you feel the same way.
Glad you made it home safe and sound.
I know how you feel. cris recently posted photos of his pass through Spokane and it was surprising how surprising it was for me. I tend to expect that no one knows anything about it.
Spokane is definitely a surreal place. Especially Sprague, which is like a trip back in time with it's old dilapidated 50's diners. Very David Lynch.