Emily Stein1

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Member Since: 6/22/2002
Total Mixes: 22
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CD | Mixed Genre

Malthusian Belt: A Tribute to Brave New World

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Comment:

This is my musical tribute to Aldous Huxley's Brave New World; I found it on my bookshelf today and got to pondering it--as if I hadn't pondered it enough already. But anyway, I wouldn't say it's really a strict chronological recapitulation, although I guess it could be--and if it was, it'd have to be from Bernard's perspective, I think...that makes the most sense. So you could look at the beginning as a kind of expression of his disgust for artificiality--which I guess takes up the majority of both the book and the mix--and then later there's some crazy happy soma action, followed by some more wistful sort of music for his attempt at rebellion and his getting sent off to an island and everything. And then, of course, it ultimately ends pretty creepily because--c'mon, people--it's Brave New World.
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Feedback:

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thompson
Date: 12/1/2002
i really really like the concept you have here, though i haven't tested it out yet, you know matched the songs to the book etc etc. it seems that you have a wonderful variety in your music. great job
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roxyshocks
Date: 12/1/2002
wow. so innovative. nice.
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Ben McCormick
Date: 12/1/2002
Great concept and mix. You also might want to consider the Dismemberment Plan song "Memory Machine" for the Aldous Huxley shoutout therein.
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dana marie
Date: 12/1/2002
i think this is fantastic. and that cover is badass.
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Curtis_Burns
Date: 12/1/2002
Wonderful Emily.
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Yeah, interesting enough... I say still needing to read "Brave New Order," ha ha..
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...cough, cough, "Brave New World.." That was seriously a typo, not being an idiot. Does anyone else type the wrong words at times?
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Elisa Rocket
Date: 12/2/2002
I planned a mix that was supposed to be a soundtrack for the book, it was for a project in my English class. You should check it out.
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valis
Date: 12/2/2002
Yes.., wonderful Emily. Looks (reads) as well-thought-out.
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fritz
Date: 12/2/2002
mad phat, yo. especially your opener.
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abigail dice1
Date: 12/2/2002
ooooh. aaaaaah. pretty! :) *thumps up* sorry I haven't been emailing you this past week, I came down with a nasty stomach virus and have been MIA. grrrr. but we need to e-mail once again SOON!
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Chongo
Date: 12/2/2002
I haven't read the book, but now I feel like I don't need to. Okay, yeah, I probably still should. But hey, this still rocks out.
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munkee
Date: 12/2/2002
oooh, Emily, I like this! I now feel the need to bug you for this :)
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lexrob
Date: 12/3/2002
very nice!
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SparqMan
Date: 12/6/2002
I don't feel the Smith would fit. And the Weezer too. This needs more...electronically tinged pieces, IMO.
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Emily Stein1
Date: 12/7/2002
Ah well, to each his own.
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Dirk
Date: 1/18/2005
Great mix--makes me want to read the book again.

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