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The Golden Age

The Golden Age

Playing tracks by

Jaffa, Sven van Hees, Karl Axel Dissler, Groove Theory, Bushy and more.

A large scale data restoration project may require spending lots of time contemplating your musical history; this session is a tribute to some classics from the Golden Age of Downtempo (1998-2004) that turned up during my project. I was amazed at the way the introductory bars of Digby Jones's Pina Colada or Jaffa's Sneakin' continue to affect me TO THIS DAY, a day well over a decade from the moment of our first encounter. This music endures.

Music, along with atmospheric light, is the most compelling trigger for memory that I know. For some folks, the mere whiff of cinnamon or pine brings Christmas memories flooding back in; in the same way, a piece of music will transport me to the time I first heard it. These tunes from the early 2000s take me back to a point when we were poised at the edge of a change we could not imagine, when everything was fresh and it seemed our hearts could expand forever.

S/O to The Third Power, who brought the music of Groove Theory to mind.