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Her Bright Smile Haunts Me Still

Her Bright Smile Haunts Me Still

About the show

Playing tracks by

Hildur Gudnadottir, Wouter van Veldhoven, The Edison Venetian Trio, Ian William Craig, Field Rotation 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=SvvFd...

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 Ambient Landscape

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DanasMix
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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!

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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!

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This is a very nice mix! Great work!

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Thanks!

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:-)

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beckyhastings
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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.

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Lex Ipatyev
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Magic!

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:-)

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Micah Nye
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Shit this is brilliant

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Shit, thanks!

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Bek Varcoe
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Lovely mix. Thankyou.

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So glad you enjoyed it!

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Jamie
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Incredible! Thank you!

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Thanks!

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WarpHed
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This is stunning work, thank you!!

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Thanks for tuning in!

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Ole Bramwell
Ole Bramwell

Classic as ever but...ive been away for a while, sunday 8 was my last listen so can I ask....how do i download?

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You can download all the mixes here... http://lowlightmixes.blogspot.com/

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Edmund Auger
Edmund Auger

This was my first listen on your page, you've made a stunning mix here... Very cinematic and evocative soundscapes, wonderfully mixed. The blend of organic and electronic, antique and modern, really wonderful concept and you've pulled it off brilliantly. Many excellent transitions, one of my favorites was from the track "Pina" into "Jerusalem". Awesome work, will def come back to this one.

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Edmund - thanks for listening & taking the time to comment. It's great to have you appreciate the care put into this mix to make it one of my personal favs. Thanks again!

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its_virtual_light

That's a bit of a masterpiece, very nice indeed!

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Thanks for your kind words! I really like this one as well and it's nice to see folks enjoying the mix. Thanks!

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Ginger Vag
Ginger Vag

a bit of a masterpiece indeed

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L.D.R
L.D.R

This mix is very inspiring and so awesomely fuzzy good!

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Thanks for listening!

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Iwan Sutisna
Iwan Sutisna

Love this so much!

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Thanks! Glad you liked it.

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