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Her Bright Smile Haunts Me Still

Her Bright Smile Haunts Me Still

Chart positions

This show was 1st in the global chill chart and 3rd in the global 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.

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



Cool and very creeative! Inspiring!


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

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!


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.