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Monday, 14 December 2009

Tenebrism



Is it an album? Yes. Is it behind you, reading these words over your shoulder? Yes. Will there be blood? Yes.

Jim Reeves welcomes you...but does he mean it? Yes.

Something's in the sky, something reflected in the soul. Is it a contradiction? Yes. Is it true? Yes.

There is something, something in the color, something in the black, something in the air. You can't touch it, only sense it. Can it be within and without? Yes. Is it life and death, the beyond and the just-behind-you? Yes. And it wears a wide-brimmed hat.

Are we adrift? Yes. Now float on into the black, into the white...into living tenebrism.

Go? Yes.

Alan Black, Dec'09
1086 Productions


The sequel to this year's Welcome to My World, this journey will take you through dubstep, ambient, downtempo, IDM, computer games, horror soundtracks, requiems and Catholic Mass, my beloved Louise, sci-fi movie trailers, the sounds of the planets, astrophysicists, Shakespeare, and somehow.....Miles Davis . Only the brave need apply. Extremes of light and dark.

Tracklistings:-


Welcome to the Light (and Dark)
Jim Reeves - Welcome To My World
The Prodigy - Weather Experience
Pink Floyd - Goodbye Blue Sky
Burial - In McDonalds
John Carpenter - This Is Not a Dream (from "Prince of Darkness" OST - 1987)"
The Black Hole" (movie trailer sample - 1979)
The Voice of Vrillon
The Voice of Colatron
The Voice of Korton
Burial - Night Bus
Sample from "There Will Be Blood" - 2007

A Light Lunch
Grim on Mbient - Mans Roygbiv
Boards of Canada - Roygbiv
Suzanne Vega - Tom's Diner
Boards of Canada - Roygbiv (Cardamar Remix)

Rachael's Lost
Vangelis - Rachael's Song (from "Blade Runner" OST - 1982)
Sample from "Inland Empire" - 2006
Akira Yamaoka - Lost Carol
Sample from "Mulholland Drive" - 2001
Akira Yamaoka - Alessa's Harmony
Sample from "Silent Hill" - 2006
Beyonce Knowles (spoken word sample)
Burial - Pirates

Ghost In The Machine
Sample from "Poltergeist II: The Other Side" - 1986
Burial - Ghost Hardware
Morcheeba - Blue Chair
Sample from "Halloween" - 2007
Pink Floyd - Nobody Home
Sample from "2010: Odyssey Two" - 1984

No Woman No Chill
John Carpenter - The Alley Nightmare
Benga and Coki - Night
Bob Marley (interview sample)
Jeff Pearce - Sudden Light
Bob Marley - No Woman No Cry
various sounds from Seven Mile Beach, Negril, Jamaica
Burial - Prayer

A Prayer for Sadness
Krzysztof Penderecki - Quid sum miser - Rex tremendae
Akira Yamaoka - Find the Holy One
John Carpenter - This Is Not a Dream (from "Prince of Darkness" OST - 1987)
Burial - Prayer
John Foxx - Shifting Perspective
Massive Attack - Teardrop
The Lord's Prayer

God - Intermission #1
sample from "There Will Be Blood" - 2007
John Carpenter - This Is Not a Dream (from "Prince of Darkness" OST - 1987)
DJ Shadow - Transmission 1

Incest
M83 - Sister (part 1)
Eric Clapton - Wonderful Tonight
Helen Vendler - Shakespeares Sonnets - 01 1
M83 - Sister (part 2)
Vangelis - Rachael Sleeps (from "Blade Runner" OST - 1982)

Dedication
Mako - Avec La Tech
REM - The One I Love

Nyctophobia
Rooflight - Between Darkness and Daylight
Harold Budd and Brian Eno - Lost in the Humming Air
Louise Annette Smart - Nuzzle
Radiohead - Iron Lung

Crowley's Condition
We Have Built Jerusalem (from "Glastonbury: The Film" OST - 2006)
Tycho - Human Condition
Aleister Crowley - The Pentagram
Ozzy Osbourne - Mr. Crowley
Aleister Crowley - The Fingernails
Aleister Crowley - Intro
Aleister Crowley - The Poet

The Nation (and off to the Cosmos) - Intermission #2
Angelo Badalamenti - Haunting and Heartbreaking (from "Lost Highway" OST - 1997)
DJ Shadow - The Outsider
EP Thompson - An Alternative Nation (from "Glastonbury - the Film" OST - 2006)
Harold Budd and Brian Eno - The Pearl
John Carpenter - This Is Not a Dream (from "Prince of Darkness" OST - 1987)
Carl Sagan - Cosmos Introduction

Sleeping in Space
Vocal excerpts from the launch of Space Shuttle Discovery for the STS-120 mission
Morcheeba - Sleep On It
David Bowie - Space Oddity
John Foxx - Return to a Place of Remembered Beauty
NASA radio recordings from Saturn's Rings
NASA Voyager radio recordings from Uranus
NASA radio recordings of Earth
Sounds from Sputnik 1 satellite (1957)
Sounds from Oscar 1 satellite (1961)
Carl Sagan - God, The Universe & Everything Else
Carl Sagan - Pale Blue Dot

We Could Be Happy (But Something Happened That Day)
Snow Patrol - You Could Be Happy
Miles Davis - Flamenco Sketches
DJ Shadow - Triplicate (Something Happened That Day)

Rapturous Once More
Sample from "21 Grams" - 2003
Autopilot - Once More (Echodub Edit)
Jeff Pearce - Doubt on Dark Waters
Imogen Heap - Hallelujah
Jeff Buckley (spoken word sample)

Losing the Dinosaurs (from "Glastonbury - the Film" OST - 2006)

The Bigger Picture*
DFRNT - Surface
"Starcrash" (Movie Trailer Sample - 1979)
Pink Floyd - Is There Any Body Out There
Burial - Pirates
Burial - Untitled
Burial - Etched Headplate
Boards of Canada - A Beautiful Place Out In The Country
The Shamen - Explanation of a Shamen
Burial - Untitled
Sample from "Bubba Ho-Tep" - 2002


*previously heard on Alan Black's Orson IX

Available in single MP3 mix format (61min 39sec) with artwork (RAR archived files)

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Once again, a thousand thanks to Alan, Gavin and Tom for continued inspiration and for providing one hell of a crazy year. Looking forward to 2010 guys.


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