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Old 02-25-2018, 07:45 PM
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Somnopolis
I'm making an effort to get back into mix-making and releasing them sort of regularly. Here's one! This series is heavily inspired by the Underworld broadcasts of yore. Variously ambient, eccentric, dark, bleepy, bloopy.

http://www.andykhouri.com/somnopolis-01
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Old 03-01-2018, 08:48 PM
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Re: Somnopolis
Nice, varied tracklisting. Any mix with UW's "To Heal (and restore broken bodies)" is all right by me, but lots of other interesting tracks in there, too. Thanks for sharing!
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Old 12-25-2018, 04:50 PM
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Re: Somnopolis
New ambient/quiet mix, loosely themed around the idea of rain. Features a truly obnoxious attempt at mashing up Underworld and Vangelis.

http://www.andykhouri.com/somnopolis-02

I keep tinkering with other mixes. I used to like to make dance mixes but honestly the way Underworld mixed all their music and others together on their old broadcasts was so cool that I'm compelled to emulate it. Also, it's harder than mixing dance music.
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Old 12-25-2018, 06:43 PM
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Re: Somnopolis
Oh man, if you wanted some rain, Lenny Penne has literal rain for the first 1:30 before the beats come in, and then again for the last 2 minutes of the track.
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Old 12-25-2018, 11:29 PM
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Oh man, if you wanted some rain, Lenny Penne has literal rain for the first 1:30 before the beats come in, and then again for the last 2 minutes of the track.
True! But too many beats! Too exciting a track. I was trying to keep it downtempo. Like even Please Help Me is mashed with some NIN strings to keep it depressing.
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Old 01-02-2019, 11:24 PM
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Re: Somnopolis
Another one. All of these have a kind of sonic theme. This one is that sort of low-fi, downtempo breakbeat sound exemplified by DJ Shadow and Massive Attack back int he day, mixed with some complimentary stuff I think blends well.

It's harder to mix ambient stuff than dance stuff!

http://www.andykhouri.com/somnopolis-03

01. The Clarke & Ware Experiment: Wilderness/Turbulence
02. Rosario Dawson & Rick Smith: Sandman (I'll Be There)
03. Underworld: Untitled
04. Garbage: Milk (Massive Attack Remix)
05. Rob Dougan: Born Yesterday (Kh Edit)
06. Pet Shop Boys: Leaving (Happysad Remix)
07. Chromatics: Ceremony
08. David Bowie: The Motel
09. DJ Shadow: Midnight In A Perfect World
10. Nine Inch Nails: La Mer (Version)
11. Kavinsky featuring Lovefoxxx: Nightcall (Bordeaux By Night Remix)
12. New Order: Hypnosis
13. Röyksopp: Röyksopp Forever
14. Daft Punk: Motherboard
15. Underworld: Tongue
16. Blade Runner: Downtown
17. M83 & Joseph Trapanese: StarWaves
18. Unkle featuring Richard Ashcroft: Lonely Soul

Time: 70:32
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Old 01-03-2019, 02:01 PM
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Re: Somnopolis
Nice. i'll take a listen. Is there an embeddable web stream version?
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Old 01-03-2019, 10:03 PM
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This was a nice soundtrack to a quiet late night working on some stuff. Thanks. Where did track 3 come from?
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Old 01-04-2019, 11:27 AM
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Re: Somnopolis
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Nice. i'll take a listen. Is there an embeddable web stream version?
Not as such, but on my browser I can click the dropbox link on my site and play the file in my browser without downloading.
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Old 01-04-2019, 11:30 AM
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This was a nice soundtrack to a quiet late night working on some stuff. Thanks. Where did track 3 come from?
Thanks! That's basically the function I was going for.

Track 3 is from one of the Lemonworld broadcasts but right now I don't know which one. Years ago I broke out all those exclusive songs into separate files and didn't keep good notes on their provenance. I can find out when I get home.
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