GambleOn

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Member Since: 8/16/2005
Total Mixes: 23
Total Feedback: 492

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CD | Theme - Narrative
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+lan Vital, the Celestial Dawn

Artist Song
John G. Cramer, Professor of Physics  The Sound of the Big Bang  
Gang Gang Dance  Before My Voice Fails (from God's Money
Marsen Jules  Coeur Saignant (from Les Fleurs
Tim Hecker  Chimeras (from Harmony in Ultraviolet
Sigur Ros  Flugufrelsarinn (from Ag┬Átis Byrjun
Natural Snow Buildings  All Animals in the Form of Water (from Sun
Stephen Mathieu  Nibbio (from The Sad Mac
Harold Budd & Brian Eno  A Stream With Bright Fish (from The Pearl
Function  Shards (from The Secret Miracle Fountain
Daisuke Miyatani  Summer Child (from Diario
L Pierre  Gullsong (from Dip
Helios  Halving the Compass (from Eingya
Growing  Primitive Associations/Great Mass Above (from The Soul of the Rainbow...
Landing  Gravitational I (from Sphere
Mountains  Hundred Acre (from Sewn

Comment:

And thus the universe began, not with a bang but a cosmic murmur. Over thirteen billion years ago the fabric of the universe unravelled in immeasurable clouds of scorching gas and vast waves of subatomic particles. Over time and out of the immense and frenetic whirlpool of creation, the Tlan vital (or `vital force') of our universe shaped order out of chaos, and there emerged the great clouds of gas, stars and galaxies of which we are now but an intricate part. Roughly three billion years later, our own Milky Way galaxy swirled into existence, and six billion years after that the first single-celled creature awoke on a lonely life-friendly planet. From there arose the Cambrian explosion, a biological outburst like no other, self-organized by a blind watch-maker and forever evolving, forever growing in complexity; water, fire, earth, forest, rivers, lakes, oceans, mountains, glaciers, trees, flowers, rain, thunder, and clouds; insects, reptiles, birds, mammals, life-forms of every design. and, before the advent of man, so untouched, so sublime, so primal. The earth, a living organism, revolved in harmony around the sun, and the universe, after billions of years of cosmic serenity, knew nothing else.

"If the universe is not meaningless, what is its meaning? For me, this meaning is to be found in the structure of the universe, which happens to be such as to produce thought by way of life and mind. Thought, in turn, is a faculty whereby the universe can reflect upon itself, discover its own structure, and apprehend such immanent entities as truth, beauty, goodness, and love. Such is the meaning of the universe, as I see it." - Christian de Duve, Vital Dust: Life as a Cosmic Imperative
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Feedback:

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jonpoi
Date: 1/21/2007
A mix worthy of beellions and beellions of stars, but you'll have to do with five.
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Rob Conroy
Date: 1/21/2007
Welcome back. I'll be listening to this soon...
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Mark Petruccelli
Date: 1/22/2007
Wow, gotta here this one.... great notes!
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sport !
Date: 1/22/2007
You're back with a bang!
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lanhamyodel
Date: 1/22/2007
This is a grest-looking mix. I'm looking forward to listening to it.
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G-Sphere
Date: 1/22/2007
Yes, great looking indeed.
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Jenergy
Date: 1/22/2007
My, ain't we a brainy bunch on AotM this week. I spent the weekend at a conference on Science + Society, so my head is in just the right place for this.
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valis
Date: 1/23/2007
Beautiful. Up & down the Axis Mundi...
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musicgnome
Date: 1/23/2007
Hold on, hold on...before this slips off the recent submissions board...Geez, this looks frikkin suh-weeeeet. There are so many great looking tracks/artists represented. How the heck did I overlook this? And, a LINK!!!!! Oh my, indeed!
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sammyg123
Date: 1/24/2007
This looks beautiful, Great cover art also. Cheers for the DL, I'll be listening later...
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Siobhan
Date: 1/28/2007
What a fantastic return to the boards - this looks like a truly inspiring listen. And what better sentiment for an inspiring universe. Well done.
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tornadoZ
Date: 2/1/2007
thanks for sharing this one. loved the Gang Gang Dance and Sigur Ros tracks, but otherwise I lost my way in the playlist, and simply went swirling around in the swim of lovely soundness. it was a hard and furious day at work but, listening to this, it was as if I was in a bubble bath the whole time. very nice.
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deja_vu_all_over_again
Date: 2/2/2007
Ah, missed the link to this, Alex, but nice to see you're back on the boards. A very good idea, and although I don't know a jot of this, of course I trust the opinions of those below.
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Salman1
Date: 2/8/2007
Oh yes. Love the inclusion of Gang Gang Dance on any mix.