Saturday, February 19, 2022

Dream Weapons present: SPATIAL JAZZ C90

First things first: I think I'll have fewer mixes to share with you this year. I'm not about to quit or anything, but I have a lot on my plate these days. Normally I would have at least a couple of mixes ready, waiting in line. Because this is just something I do - while others meditate. But as for now I only have one C60 coming up, and it won't be fully finished for a little while. Which is why I decided to share:

Yet another vintage mix of mine that hasn’t been available for years - reuploaded for anyone interested. A fairly strange one. At least if you're not already "into jazz". In many ways it's the The Infinite Streams older, brainier sibling. I work alone in my studio and these are some perfect examples of my typical "working music". Not always, but sometimes. It helps me stay awake, focused and alert. Here's what I wrote about it back in April 2013:

-When I first heard Grachan Moncur III's early to-mid sixties compositions such as Evolution and Esoteric I think I had (and still have) a similar tingling sensation or brain orgasm comparable to what ASMR folks say they get from listening to whispering voices. Or maybe its closer to what mathematicians experience when they get an esthetical delight out of the supreme beauty of math? I'm just guessing. But this is only partly what spatial jazz is about. Its the careful attention to space, and I don't mean outer space but a soundspace - a room. Out To Lunch is probably the most well known example of jazz I know of that that can give you a hint. I ended up with 16 compositions and some of the bigger names in jazz are represented. All of them at their least conventional and most out there - except for Cecil Taylor, who is at his most stuctured. Hope you like it! -Moahaha


Get it Here (and if the Mediafire-file isn't working, just try again until it eventually does)

10 comments:

  1. thank you, looking forward to this.

    ReplyDelete
  2. nIce with a capitol 'I'

    ;-)

    ReplyDelete
  3. i'm sorry to hear there will be fewer mixes, but grateful that you've shared so many fantastic ones already. looking forward to hearing this one! take care.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yes, I'm sorry too. I just know that it will be harder for me to find the time to compile these mixes. At least for a while - and as often. I'll still post a new one sometime in March though.
      -you take care as well:)

      Delete
  4. OK, I admit it...I had to look up what spatial meant. I didn't need to look up jazz though, so there may be hope for me yet. Thanks for this and all your other fine shares.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Haha, maybe I had to look up spatial myself. I don't remember. But it's sort of interesting (to me) that while there no denying this and my latest mix are both jazz - and mostly made during the same period - they offer you two extremely different listening experiences.

      Delete