- 2 years ago
Playing tracks by
Hanna, Hatcha & Benga, XL1, Ella Fitzgerald, Mandingo and more.
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).
Image credits: Keith & Katriona Stewart (B'ham Uk); T. Hoffman (Svalbard)