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Her Bright Smile Haunts Me Still

Her Bright Smile Haunts Me Still

About the show

Playing tracks by

Otto A Totland, Gavin Byars, Spheruleus & Friends, Bill Seaman & John Supko, Hildur Gudnadottir and more.

Chart positions

This upload was 1st in the #chill chart and 3rd in the #ambient chart.

What got me started on this mix was a video I found by Wouter van Veldhoven called "two sad tape recorders." It's two portable reel to reel tape machines each playing their loops at the same time.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SvvFdhNiMwM

The sound of those sad tape recorders reminded me of mixes I've done that combine very old recordings with new music that blends well with those scratchy, noisy old records. That's where this mix began and from there I went in search of old cylinder recordings, which have gotten easier to find since my first mix with this theme back in 2008.

The vintage cuts that I used come from Edison cylinders recorded around 1906 to 1908. Most of the old tracks are effected in some way. Sometimes I slowed the original way down, or added echo and reverb. For many of them the original is combined with the effected version to create some bizarre other-worldly sound.

This was originally a guest mix on https://www.mixcloud.com/gab_labs/

Comments

DanasMix
DanasMix

I have just discovered you and love your intuitive mixes. Your use of vintage recordings is brilliant! Thanks so much for making my world peaceful and yet more interesting.

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Thanks so much for your lovely comment. I'm happy you've discovered the mixes & I hope to keep cranking out more quality compilations for your listening pleasure. Cheers!

That Idiot
That Idiot

This mix was the best for getting my toddler to sleep in the car. He came to telling me to turn it off because he knew what it did to him. I played it the other day (2 years later) in the car and he asked suspiciously, "Daddy - Did I used to listen to this when I was little?" He was asleep soon thereafter :-) Thank you for moments of peace and quiet.

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Hahaha! Possibly the best comment on a mix ever! I'm gald you enjoyed the mix & the peace & quiet. Cheers!

cedblack
cedblack

This is a very nice mix! Great work!

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Thanks!

beckyhastings

love your mixes - they've changed my evenings! :)

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Thanks so much for your lovely comment. I'm glad the music has connected with you.

Lex Ipatyev

Magic!

Micah Nye
Micah Nye

Shit this is brilliant

low light mixes

Shit, thanks!

Bek Varcoe

Lovely mix. Thankyou.

low light mixes

So glad you enjoyed it!

Jamie
Jamie

Incredible! Thank you!

low light mixes

Thanks!