Monday, January 8, 2018

Dream Weapons present: THE TIME CAPSULE C90


A time capsule is a gift from a past to a future - which means it represents both the future and the past simultaneously. But no one knows if its a gift from an advanced past to a primitive future, or the other way around. So what is this about then? - nothing really but a concept that establishes an inspirational place in time and space to create this retrofuturistic trip to weirdsville. Come to think of it the title of the tune "Freeform Experimental Electronic Music with Spoken Poetry" says a whole lot about the capsule’s content - just add "catchy" before freeform.

-Moahaha

1. Vangelis Papathanassiou - La Contessina
2. Bodenpersonal - O-Ton
3. Eccentronic Research Council feat. Maxine Peake - M.B Motorcycle Enthusiast
4. Higelin & Areski - Signalétique
5. Randy Greif - A Caucus Race
6. Ramuntcho Matta (feat. Don Cherry & Brion Gysin) - Initiation
7. Dominique Laurent & Pinok et Matho - Tout en Blanc
8. Hector Zazou - Des Cocotiers
9. Andreas Ammer & F.M. Einheit - Blumberg Traumgedanken
10. Atle Pakusch Gundersen - Thau 2
11. Andrea Rexilius, Toni Oswald & Max Davies - From New Organism
12. Machines At Last - Car In The Car Mirror
13. M.A.O. (Mon Ami N' Oxydays) - Living In a Garden
14. Martin Dupont - My Analyst «Assez»

15. Nine Circles - No Romance
16. Adrian Cox (vokal: Kari Emilsen) - Lyset. Når Steinen Veltes
17. Orkiestra Ósmego Dnia - Czekając Na Kometę Halleya
18. Hanns Dieter Hüsch und das Ensemble der Arche Nova - Carmina Urana - 2. Gesang-edit
19. Martin Davorin Jagodic - Tempo Furioso Lato (side B extract)
20. Unknownmix - DominaDea
21. Benjamin Lew & Steven Brown - S’ignorer
22. The Legendary Pink Dots - Splash
23. Tone Set - He’s Got a Little Dog
24. Hiro Yanagida - Call Sign
25  Broken Dakota - Freeform Experimental Electronic Music with Spoken Poetry
26. Christobal Weerasinghe - Lebaran/Buffalo Horns/Krontjong (extract)
27. Sussan Deyhim & Richard Horowits - Desert Equations


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4 comments:

  1. love the music, love the artwork. How do you do it? I'd like to learn... running Linux btw. thanks! bill

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    1. Thanks Bill! Well, as for the cover art I use Gimp - a photo editor. Find it online and download for free. For 90% of my covers I usually just rework a previous one or alternatively a scan of an actual cassette release. Just use one-or some of ours (they are always included in full-size if you download the mix) and simply add new images on top of the old. You have to spend some time to get to know what you can do with tools, colors... I use the clone tool quite a lot to remove old text to create new areas for the new title etc. Stay under 1 mb in size, bigger files are just a hassle.

      Oh dear... there's like hundreds of tiny details and things I should tell you that I would struggle to explain in english... such as the image to put on the front cover (obviously) has got to match in format and actual image size +

      -there's plenty of nice free fonts for you to download: just search like: free-eastern-european-fonts and you'll get a dozen options of those to install...

      Very useful tools for free (I think):

      MP3Gain express - some music files are extremely loud while others are low. Here you can adjust the db until it all flows kind of nicely. On my mixes all tunes usually end up somewhere in between 92-94 db, but some music need to go higher while others lowers to sound about equal to the rest.

      MP3 Cutter Joiner - pretty self explanatory. I use it mostly for joining all tunes into a 60 or 90 minute stream (make sure you adjust the setting to 320bit). But its also a tool for editing out long intros or outros without sound. Of course you can cut out any stretch of sound you like - I prefer using iTunes for the latter actually (where you also have to select 320bit)...

      Oh and about Gimp - I've learned that there's a limit to how many times-or how much you can work/edit an image-file, until you get an error while trying to save what could be a lot of work wasted/lost. So the way I avoid that is to upload the file to: https://pixlr.com/editor - just to resave the image. After that the file reads as brand new - no matter how much it has been edited.

      Both Sadhu Sadhu and I have both worked visually pretty much all our grown lives, in one way or another. Which is one obvious reason we put extra care into the covers. To me its almost as motivating - and more plain fun than the compiling itself. Doesn't need to be planned out, the image chosen will hopefully guide you along. Its also an advantage to uh... have a huge personal collection of interesting images and things. So first of all start locating those online goldmines - or look for them in flea markets, second hand stores...

      -I'm still a happy amateur to all this. Its a (or THE) hobby of mine and I probably do a lot of things wrong. Eventually one finds a way that works.

      Hope this was somewhat helpful - but tell you what; if you get stuck in one way or another, send us an email and we'll try and take it from there. Good luck!

      Btw: I don't know much about Linux or anything else, but I would guess that has little relevance for creating a mix.

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  2. A retrofuturistic trip to weirdsville? I’ll try anything once.. I’m in agreement with Bill, the artworks that accompany your mixes are always inspired. This one in particular is very enticing! Thank you

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    1. Thanks Rex! Although the music is the main thing, it's nice to get a confirmation that the whole "package" actually makes a difference. I believe everyone should try out a retrofuturistic trip to weirdsville - at least once during their lifetime.

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