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Ghosts in the Rain

Artist Song
Morphine  You Look Like Rain 
Faithless  Bring My Family Back 
Friends of Dean Martinez  Ugly Beauty 
Ernest Bloch/Portland String Quartet  Quartet No. II: Moderato 
Sly and the Family Stone  Time 
John Coltrane  Serenity 
Ice Cube  It Was A Good Day 
Naked City  Notre Dame de L'Oubli 
Rita Takashina  Ito Okashi 
Paul Motian Trio  Blue Midnight 
Alban Berg/London Symphony  Praeludium 
Jeff Beal  Improvisation - Love 
Chappaquiddick Skyline  Kidney-Shaped Pool 
Jack Owens and Bud Spires  Devil Blues 


I'll accept the challenge from the AOTM forum entry and write something: I edited, expanded and ultimately darkened a mix I posted here a few months ago. It's been raining non-stop in Southern California for days now. I needed something eerie and creepy to play in the car while I cruised the wet streets and gazed into the faces of my fellow depressed travelers. I cut across a few different genres for this -- pop, R&B, classical, jazz, rap and blues. Some have words, some don't. The rule was they had to be frightening but musical and they had to string together well when placed end-to-end. The tunes: Morphine track is very snaky and haunting. The Faithless song is half-sung, half-rapped with extremely depressing lyrics. FODM warbles slowly in a minor key with no words. Bloch's classical piece is airy, focused and painful. Sly's tune is like a drunken dirge. Coltrane is introspective but naked. Ice Cube is just depressing (especially the end when it turns out the whole song is for naught). Naked City is just weird chords hung up on the wall to dry. The Takashina track is from "Passengers" and is intoned in Japanese. Paul Motian used to play drums with pianist Bill Evans, but this spacey tune woulda scared Bill. Alban Berg piece is classical with wide and suddenly shifting dynamics. Jeff Beal is a jazz trumpeter who locked himself off in the woods for 11 days and wrote some edgy piano music. "Kidney-Shaped Pool" is a soft Subpop tune and raw. The final cut is an authentic Southern blues number by two guys who swear the fearsome wails off in the distance in the final seconds weren't provided by any musicians and "just showed up" in the playback of the recording. I'm gonna drive around later and scare the s*** out of myself.
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g.a.b. l@bs
Date: 2/28/2001
wow! reads like a fine novella! love that "passengers" track--have used it a couple times myself. fine mix / fine prose---WINNER of the Aotm Pulitzer Prize ~:-p
nice mix.
Date: 3/1/2001
fantastic mix. i would love a copy, if you are up for a trade. let me know and we can talk turkey.
g.a.b. l@bs
Date: 3/13/2001
This is a Dream of a mix. Each song quietly sets up the next (like a great game of billiards) in a hushed, genre-crossing adventure. I especially like Quartet No. II, Aspen Leaf, and You look like Rain,(Kidney Shaped Pool, is cool, too). Perfect aural architecture for rainy-misty days when you don't want too much "jungle music" blarin' @ ya'. Kudos. ~ : - p
Date: 3/14/2001
Thanks for g.a.b. labs for excellent artwork ... :)