mac to mine & poptronica
I've been meaning for a long time to compile a collection of songs that to me were both thought inspiring and meaningfull, and for all those songs to be able to fit together within context on a cd that i could be happy with. Its easy to just plonk a load of songs onto a cd, but it always lacks any continuity. With this i have hand picked songs that i feel both qualify for being great songs, and for their ability to gel together on a compilation. Its been a long process, and i hope that whoever listens to them, enjoys them.
mac to mine series
Each of the variations have their own individual style and dynamic providing a distinctive mood throughout. Cutting cross sections of genre, i used anything from classical to urban/film music/electronica/lounge/and down tempo. Sound clips found from obscure movies and sound effects were used to heighten or smoke blend two pieces of music. Constant re playing and adjusting, created the element of continuity throughout. By experimenting with different tracks, it gave opportunity for other pieces of music to be introduced, turning the variation into something completely unplanned. All have been made using Cubase to structure and arrange the music in the playlists recorded.
the poptronica installments
Poptronica and pop2ronica are 2 other presentations of sourcing and highlighting music that have been inspirational to me by using the same method of compilation and set completion as the m2m series. I wanted these to be a little more neo, and as I had been listening to new innovative groups through various channels, I decided it was a project that needed to be experimented with. Again disecting genres, from nu disco/synth pop to post punk electro I began with the same doctrine - for them all to fit and compliment each other in a continuous mix. This proved to be a lot more challenging as the use of beat mixing and syncing could not be used, so imagination and risk meant the tracks had to taper or finish neatly enough to enable the next to be introduced.
Please feel free to download the installments and let me know what you think from the links above, and why not also register to become a member of the site and leave any comments or suggestions good and bad that you may have? Sure go on sure! Your doing nothing now are you? Will only take a minute!!
as these are submitted using all different styles and ideas, i suggest that if you dont like one of them just simply move on to the next. I myself will use these for different moods and ambiences so if its not the one, then another WILL suit. Download them for future enjoyment or just simply listen in work/home/college, on your mp3 player or wherever!! (safe with most medications)