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Eclipse

  • by Alph
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  • 2h38m
  • 2 years ago
Eclipse

Eclipse

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About the show

Playing tracks by

Farro In The Dark, Ido Tavori, Kuedo, Michel Petrucciani, Ken and more.

Chart positions

This upload was 89th in the Electro chart and 93rd in the Jazz chart .

This is first Mixcloud upload (though not the first mix) where the theme & track selection were inspired at the same time. It's also the first to last longer than a CD in running time.
March 2015 saw the first solar eclipse to be seen in the Uk in the 21st Century. most of the UK sw a patrial eclipse except those in the extreme north eg Faroe Islands wher they were lucky enough to see a total eclipse.
I tried to capture elements such as the moon's shadow racing over the landscape in the totality zone; darkness 3 mins that seems to last for an eternity; shadow chasers aboard 'spotter planes; cultures warding off the dragons & demons trying to eat the sun.
At around 2hrs 37 mins, it's around the same length of time from the start of the eclipse at first landfall to the final ending site as the shadow tracked across the UK.
I did put in a couple of sun/moon tracks (sorry).
Enjoy.....................
Image credits: Keith & Katriona Stewart (B'ham Uk); T. Hoffman (Svalbard)

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The South Park Posse & Kenny

you might gonna like my sad bossa samba mix or you can follow me back , it's your life and i decide yayyy , just kidding , thinking loud & sharing feelings w you alph @

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Got it on my play queue as we speak. should get to it sometime today.

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The South Park Posse & Kenny

to me everything people do is okay , they can like my mixes , they can hate my mixes but impossible to feel nothing while hearing it , otherwise i failed
or where you speechless !?

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The South Park Posse & Kenny

not many that repost your stuff w all due respect (on a mission too)

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Alph

Cheerss. Regarding reposts, yeah, I know - right now it's enough for me to get the energy to get it up online for someone - if they find it great, if not, oh well.........

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The South Park Posse & Kenny

the sound is simply amazing , strong conceptual selection as well

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Alph

Thanks again. As I said to Stephanie Byrne , I simply used an audio editor to 'top & tail' tracks so they flowed - the only effects I actually used were on 'Standuptallnippon'. It allowed me to work quickly, plus as my current DJ setup is limited, doing it this way forced me to concentrate on the selection whilst working faster than I would normally.

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The South Park Posse & Kenny

so the pre[aring takes you each time a few months and the mixing a few seconds , what's the fun of that, you know whathey say abouthe journey is more fun then the end , depends what we explain as which is the journey ofcourse ?

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Alph

I take your point. For me I use the analogy of food - sometimes I like to take the time t omake a gourmet meal; find the best ingredients, take the time & techniques to bring out the best in the dish getting all the flavours & texture to work together for something really special; sometmes you just want a big, greasy burger with loads of ketchup.
Both have their own individual charm.

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as a fan from mandingo &* palm skin proiductions not much can go wrong w me in here

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capture elements such as the moon's shadow racing over the landscape in the totality zone?!

i like that alph !

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Glad you like it :)
I know it did sound a bit poncey on paper, but it was one of those ideas that just wouldn't shift; the news/web footage suggested the music I could use so went with it.

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i only 'yayy 'on paper so understandable that is

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Stephanie Byrne

Electroset by Superbasic is on my hit list,, I want that, : ) space'tacular, got kinda superchilled toward th end, beautiful, nice selection and mixing of the music, love it, last couple of tracks were all new to me,, Super,, I will return again for another listen on a summer afternoon, I will create an eclipse of my very own. thanks Alph it was great listening in, and I also found some new music for my library, thankyou.

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Yeah, I got that on 'Freerange presents Virtual vinyl' (they did Vols 1 & 2 - not sure if they did more). Glad it's fired your curiosityb & inspired you to create another (no doubt excellent) upload. :)

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Stephanie Byrne

Hey Alph, gonna listen in for a while, I would love to listen through but it is a bit late here, I will return tomorrow for the conclusion, I am very interested in astronomy, space and science in general, so I am happy with your subject idea, we were overcast the morning of the eclipse, but I do remember the last solar eclipse and was glad that at that time the weather although not perfect was more favourable at the time, I did the pinhole shadow experiment, it was okay, but nothing to shout about,,, 10 tons heavy is heavy duty, but Ella is settleing me back down,, i'm liking the unexpected,, it's sounding cool, if you don't hear from me again tonight I will return for the second half tomorrow evening for part two,,,,

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Stephanie Byrne

Canto Um Tango is just beautiful, kinda like the quiet that comes just before an eclipse,

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Stephanie Byrne

I will return for part two tomorrow, enjoyin what you did,,, I will get my dub on tomorrow,,, Goodnight Alph

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Stephanie Byrne

love Bajka's voice, she has to be one of the coolest vocalists I enjoy listening to, , enjoying part two too, : )

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Alph

I'm soooo glad you enjoyed it. This was a bit of a leap for me; I did it all in one session & used audacity rather than DJ software ( some stuff I couldn't do with my current DJ setup - I like limitations forcing you to think creatively).
I was really into astronomy as a kid & watched the last total eclipse in 1999. This on was good, not just for the actual eclipse, but seeing the town slow down & take a 'time out' to watch it & actually being nice to each other.

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Hi Alph,,, we all stopped in work for an hour to see if we could get a glimpse of the event, but alas it was not to be, I totally get what you mean about people coming together, the previous one I was off work for, it was a beautiful morning and all the neighbours were out and chatting in anticipation, it was brilliant, as you say during the eclipse there was an noticeable quiet in the air and the birds went quiet and because it was a nice sunny day there was a little chill in the air with slight wind, I remember it well,, your mix is great, I like the anticipation then calmness and the lift at the end, I think you created a really nice atmosphere, loved it. @,__,@ hope you are having the great weather we are having here,,, enjoy a super evening,, see you soon. ♥

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