Sunday, January 6, 2008

Wintry Mix

The Abolition of Serfdom in Russia - Alphonse Mucha

Acknowledged Classic enjoys it when the weather report calls for a 'Wintry Mix', as it gives Acknowledged Classic the opportunity to imagine, in place of, or rather as complement to, a sloshy aggregate of frozen water in manifold forms, a sonic sequence similar to the one available here:

Weekend Prince - Wintry Mix

Track List:
Gestes - Pierre Henry
Roll Up - Black Dice
Contain - Plasticman
Empyrean - Echospace
Thru Metamorphic Rock - Tangerine Dream
Ring Mutilation - Discodeine
Grey Tigers - Endless Grift
Every Artist Needs a Tragedy - No Age
Glitter Pills - Health
World Invaders - Pluton & Humanoid
Valley of the Devil - Weekend Prince
Untrue - Burial
Samba de Morro - Chance
Fallen Sun - A Place to Bury Strangers
Souvlaki Space Station - Slowdive
Greenland - Richard Pinhas
Through You - Seefeel
Kappsta - The Field

download the mix HERE

Recent album releases that are highly appropriate seasonal soundtracks: Burial: Untrue,

particularly for winding one's way through the subway system in a large metropolis on a sunless late afternoon. And Deepspace presents Echochord: The Coldest Season,

which additionally wins the gold star for the most Spinal Tap-like name in minimal beats, and true to cover art, is well built for the view out a window into a murky, monochromatic world of barren fields and skeleton trees.

Historical releases well-suited for this category include The Cure: Faith.

An album ripe for an album-length mash-up akin to Danger Mouse's Grey Album - but instead of the Beatles with Jay-Z, imagine Faith along with a handful of Raekwon acappellas. The album's mournful keys and stiff rhythms always seemed like Wu territory to me. Electronic funeral party jams. The attentive listener will note that 'Valley of the Devil' pairs the cure's 'funeral party' to a snippet of Project Pat vocals from 'Ski Mask'.


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