Rick’s posted about Gareth Edward’s film, Monsters, before. If you haven’t seen it…do it now. Its on Netflix, but if you were one of the million people who stopped paying forthe service…then a quick Google search should suffice.
I’ve watched it twice now, and I am ashamed to say I didn’t realize who did the soundtrack. The soundtrack is amazing…theres no doubt about that, but what’s cool is that the all amazing Jon Hopkins did the music. That name might sound familiar because one of his songs made it onto the last “Music To Wake To” mix.
The soundtrack has a perfect sense of drama and adventure for the movie, but using electronic elements instead of orchestra related sounds. There’s piano in there, and some violin…but I would say that synths overpower the physical instruments. In a good way. Heck, in a great way!
Wow…it’s been so long. I apologize for dropping the ball on making mixes for you guys. It’s been a busy couple of months…but I’ll be better…I promise!
For the first one back I made “Music To Wake To” to go along with what I did a couple months ago for “Music To Sleep To.”
I tried to make a playlist that would wake you up out of your slumber gradually, and then as it plays on, the songs get faster paced to wake you up more.
The Chemical Brothers // Hanna’s Theme
Ben Benjamin // Toothlike Tokens
Jon Hopkins // Light Through The Veins
Blue Sky Black Death // Sleeping Children Are Still Flying
Clive Tanaka // Neu Chicago
Walk The Moon // Anna Sun
Apache Beat // Another Day (Blood Diamond Remix)
Hey Champ // Cold Dust Girl
Theophilus London // Girls Girls $
If you want more music to listen to, and you have Spotify…subscribe to the TOC playlists.
Also, let me know what you think of the new mix on Facebook or comment below. Feedback and friendly conversation is always welcomed!
All the rage is in this Spotify thing, and I have to say I’m lovin’ it - so much music at my fingertips (not all…but most). To jump on the bandwagon - I started a T.O.C. collaborative playlist complete with electronic, chill, dubstep, DnB, etc…
Collaborative Playlist means that YOU can add new or old songs that you’ve been diggin too. I’m a fan of coming together and sharing what maybe some people haven’t discovered yet - Hence the collaborative playlist. I would love to see a bunch of you that already have playlists on Spotify to add some of your favorite tracks…and get the ball rollin…someone’s gotta man up and be the first one!
So subscribe to the playlist if you’re on Spotify…and if you’re not…well get on that!
I feel as if our music posts are not as frequent as they should be…changing that…right now.
About Rough Fields, from the Bandcamp:
“Rough Fields is the operating name of James Birchall from Manchester, UK. The project brings together the disparate strands of James’ previous musical paths through folk, classical, rock, minimalism, electronica, electro-acoustic and experimental composition. After three years spent absorbed in the techno scene in Manchester, Edinburgh, Leeds, Sheffield, Birmingham and London, Birchall studied modern composition in Huddersfield under Matthew Adkins, Christopher Fox, Michael Clark and other influential figures - a period which also brought him into contact with such luminaries as Iannis Xenakis, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Steve Reich and Brian Eno.”
Right now, I have been listening to his newest 2 song project entitled, “You As You,” for about a half an hour. The chaotic noises with the constant beat of the piano chords on the title track “You As You” - is moving towards something that you know is going to be worth the wait and it haunts me…in a good way. When I listen to the songs I can’t help but think that they’re my soundtrack to my life right now. I have the pleasure of being about a block away from one of my favorite beaches in the world, Ocean City, and these 2 songs are the perfect combination with the beach, my feeling of being in this place after so long, the town, the coffee shop I’m writing this post in, everything. It’s a perfect setting to be listening to his songs to. Even his older ones. He captures this moment in a song - even if it’s not what he was shooting for when he wrote the songs…that’s at least what I get out of it.
Check out his music over on Bandcamp and comment below with what you thought of it…
[via Bomb Shop]
Drum and bass expert, Amon Tobin, recently released the trailer for his new Audio / Visual tour in support of his new record, ISAM. Usually his performances have been more “DJ-centric” but this time he says he wants it to be more of an experience then a focus on himself.
This was a huge collaboration between Blasthaus, VSquared Labs, Vita Motus Design, Leviathan and others. So many people working on so many things for such a short tour. It saddens me that it won’t be coming to the US…
1st June – MUTEK, Montreal
9th June – Astra, Berlin
10th June – AB, Brussels
15th June – Melkweg, Amsterdam
17th June – Roundhouse, London
So heres hoping they do a live DVD of it…which would be amazing.
He also has tons of videos that are really cool to waste time on if you’re bored…so check out his site HERE.
But if you want - I put a couple of videos after the jump that I really liked of him making music and his newest music video / behind the scenes.
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