Member Since: 3/28/2003
Total Mixes: 35
Total Feedback: 80
Message | Friend

Other Mixes By Duncan

CD | Theme - Alternating DJ
CD | Experimental
CD | Experimental
CD | Experimental
CD | Theme - Romantic

Fear Of Ghosts (disc one)

Artist Song Buy
BOO RADLEYS  The Queen Is Dead  buy on itunes
APPLIANCE  Fruits Of The Sea  buy on itunes
CURE  Possession  buy on itunes
ARAB STRAP  Cherubs  buy on itunes
NEW ORDER  Truth (bbc session)  buy on itunes
CLAN OF XYMOX  Muscoviet Musquito  buy on itunes
JOY DIVISION  Heart And Soul  buy on itunes
AND ALSO THE TREES  Slow Pulse Boy  buy on itunes
DEATH CULT  Ghost Dance  buy on itunes
DIRTY ON PURPOSE  Monument  buy on itunes
I LOVE YOU BUT I'VE CHOSEN DARKNESS  The Less You See  buy on itunes
CURE  Scared As You  buy on itunes
MOGWAI  Nick Drake  buy on itunes
LEGENDARY PINK DOTS  Belladona  buy on itunes
DEAD CAN DANCE  Tell Me About The Forest (You Once Called Home)  buy on itunes
ORCHESTRAL MANOEUVRES in the DARK  The Avenue  buy on itunes
EPIC45  You Said Nothing  buy on itunes
JUNKIE XL featuring ROBERT SMITH  Perfect Blue Sky  buy on itunes


Made for my boyfriend at the brink of what is to be our end or perhaps our begininng... it is a long story no one should want to hear. Anyway, I suppose listening to it now there is an underlying of hopelessness which I had not fully realized while making it. It must have just suited my mood in a way at the time and actually by the time it was finished just became one subliminal statement. I try to always leave some fragments of 'hope' in my mixes as bleak as some of them may be sounding. It is like life, I just can not leave it with an overwhelming hopelessness. The mix can also be likened to a relationship, however well it is going or not. This mix for instance, has some yearning elements, which is how I was feeling at time. Yearning for times before, pining even and then feeling helpless, but always trying not to lose hold of my optimism, being hopeful for a happy ending, or at least being able to keep my head together should it all crumble to pieces. All in all a very personal mix which has actually been the case it seems for my more recent mixes. I used photography for the cover art rather than a painting as I usually do. The cover Jane Reece 'Inspiration' and back Floris Neususs 'Stuhlpaar', both superimposed photographs which give the illusion of a ghosts. I used another Floris Neususs photo for the inner sleeve 'Orpheus II' which shows a man and a woman's silhouettes. They seem very close to one another yet are also completely constrasting. Unforunately bleak wins in the end as every lyric in the title track The Cure's "Fear Of Ghosts" will so blatantly tell you.

"Like a feeling that I'm down
Down inside my heart
Like I'm looking out through
Splitting bloodred
Windows in my heart
From a higher up than heaven
And a harder down than stone
Shake the fear that always clawing
Pulls me clawing down alone
As I spitting splitting bloodred
Break in windows in my heart
And the past is taunting
Fear of ghosts
Is forcing me apart
And the further I get
From the things that I care about
The less I care about
How much further away I get. . .

I am lost again
With everything gone
And more alone
Than I have ever been
I expect you to understand
To feel it too
But I know that even if you will
You cannot ever help me
Nor can I
Ever help you" Hear this mix in its entirety at this link: http://ihungaroundinyoursoundtrack.blogspot.com/2008/12/shows-6-7-fear-of-ghosts-pts-1-2.html

image for mix


Date: 3/10/2005
love two see the dots... both disks look captivating.
Date: 7/11/2006
I absolutely love the cover. I love the Joy Divsion segue into AATT. Death Cult? Brilliant. The best and most devastating Cure B-Side "Scared Of You." All this adds up to a capitivating mix.

You must be logged in to do this.