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Clara Rockmore
Tchaikovsky: valse sentimentale (1977)
(Early Gurus of electronic music 1 / 2000)

Susanna Wallumrodpeople living
(sonata mix dwarf cosmos / 2007)
Lili Boulanger
(D’ un matin de printemps, 1917-18)
Jose Gonzalez
(In our nature / 2007)

Nick Drake
a place to be
(Pink moon / 1972)
Karen Dalton
- Katie cruel
(In my own time / 1971)
The Innocence Mission
the lakes of canada
(birds of my neighborhood / 1999)

In Greek myth, all Autumn & Winter Demeter, goddess of the earth, searches for her daughter, Kore, who has dissapeared into the underworld. The earth grows cold and barren because of Demeter’s grief. Near spring, Demeter meets Baubo, a goddess who speaks through her vagina and tells bawdy jokes. Demeter laughs and spring begins.

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Category: Acoustic, Folk

5 Responses

  1. Bubbachups says:

    Nice little spring mix. And what a wonderful way to add colour and atmosphere to the mix by using the myth of Persephone’s return and the beginning of spring! It fits very nicely with the odd theremin sounds of Clara Rockmore. :-)

  2. Bubbachups says:

    Now I just wish I could dreamily wander around in that picture with this mix on my headphones…

  3. Joel says:

    Glad to see Clara on here! Have you contrasted her with Lydia Kavina? Lydia’s really good, but man… Clara…

  4. [...] And now, the best for last. Clara Rockmore is the premiere theremin artist. She worked with Leon Theremin in modifying the Theremin to suit her style of classical performance, and even devised her own fingering techniques to master the delicate pitch regions of the instrument. Her playing is one of the most moving and beautiful things I have ever seen or heard. (Find a track and a great moka mix here) [...]

  5. PIMPIN says:

    some good stuff and some bad stuff up there, just my opinion. i personally don’t like karen dalton.

The song makes its imprint
in the air, making itself felt,
a felt world. Here, there,
the stunned silence

of knowing I will not remember
what I heard;

futures that will never happen,
a fluidity we cannot achieve
except as a child
creating possibility.

This is the untranslatable song
hidden in the earth.

-Untranslatable Song [1]