Jun 11, 2009

Mixtape. A Pastoral.

a pastoral

The line of the horizon was clear and hard against the sky, and in one particular quarter it showed black against a silvery climbing phosphorescence that grew and grew. At last, over the rim of the waiting earth the moon lifted with slow majesty till it swung clear of the horizon and rode off, free of moorings; and once more they began to see surfaces—meadows spread wide, and quiet gardens, and the river itself from bank to bank, all softly disclosed, all washed clean of mystery and terror, all radiant again as by day, but with a difference that was tremendous. Their old haunts greeted them again in other raiment, as if they had slipped away and put on this pure new apparel and come quietly back, smiling as they shyly waited to see if they would be recognized again under it.

~Kenneth Grahame
The Wind in the Willows

1. The White Foliage - Drug Song
2. Wooden Wand & the Vanishing Voice - I Am the One I Am and He is the Caretaker of My Heart
3. Animal Collective - Kids On Holiday
4. Palm Fabric Orchestra - Window Down: Still Far from the State Line
5. Pink Floyd - Grantchester Meadows (Live)
6. Movietone - Ocean Song
7. Espers - Byss & Abyss
8. Landing - Wings of Light
9. The Microphones - Great Ghosts
10. The Verve - Butterfly
11. Great Lakes - A Banana
12. Yume Bitsu - Part 8
13. Cocteau Twins - The Thinner the Air
14. Antony & the Johnsons - Paddy's Gone
15. Joanna Newsom - Bridges and Balloons

It all fits on one CD, but once again I had to split it up to fit under mediafire's size limit. Artwork included (incidentally, that's a picture of the actual Grantchester Meadows on the cover).

Pastoral part 1
Pastoral part 2

1 Blurt:

vaubu said...

I really love this mix. I'm wonder if you might be up for posting the entire palm fabric orchestra album. I've certainly put my 'penny in the can' when it comes to buying Poidog Pondering recordings, I've even given Frank my own mix-tapes, but money wise these days it's kind of hard to expend for such things. You are likely to find some things to like on my blog in exchange. I would recommend particularly the mix I made of Lou Harrison's music or perhaps some of the many recordings of gamelan. Thank you kindly!