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light cycles
« on: May 11, 2008, 09:51:14 AM »


After a very long absence I am finally posting a new mix--light cycles. I love repetition in music–-music that uses the constant repetition of notes or themes or sounds as a basic structure to the composition. I wanted to put together a mix where all of the pieces used repetition as a major part of the cut. I also wanted to use pieces that had an “ambient” feel to them but that also were bright or upbeat. The title of the mix was inspired by the movie Tron. light cycles starts out fairly slow and quiet but becomes more vibrant as it goes along. Near the end it almost rocks out with an amazing piece I stumbled across by Can. The Can piece Future Days uses repetition to great effect. This piece is also cool because it was done back in 1973 but still sounds amazingly contemporary.  I hope you enjoy light cycles. Like the last several mixes it is somewhat of a departure from the typical ambient drift and drone but I think it still evokes “ambient-ness” throughout the piece.

Let me know what you think. Bright times are ahead for the Hydrogen Cafe.


D O W N L O A D S (right click, save link as):

light cycles MP3 (68:30) (192k) (94 mb)

Cover Art & Score (284k zip)

T R A C K L I S T I N G

1. Kamen Nedev - Waves, Atlantic Coast, Porto, Portugal
2. Cliff Martinez - Is That What Everybody Wants (excerpts)
3. Budd-Garcia-Lentz - Pulse, Pause, Repeat
4. Sonmi451 - Second to None
5. Bobby Devito – Untitled Ambient Track
6. The Elf Machine - Buddha Zone 6
7. Fenton - Neon Giraffe
8. Shuttle358 - Calty
9. The Green Kingdom - Lucky Bamboo
10. Cliff Martinez - Is That What Everybody Wants
11. Thomas Fanger - Twinkling Sun
12. Saul Stokes - The Bright Tones (Even Brighter)
13. Dollboy - Juicyfruit
14. Isan - Cinnabar
15. Can - Future Days
16. Tangerine Dream - White Eagle
17. Underworld - To Heal

“To the dull mind all nature is leaden. To the illumined mind the whole world sparkles with light.”
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Artist links etc. can be found on my blog, The Hydrogen Cafe
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Re: light cycles
« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2008, 01:58:44 PM »
Nice mix, Rick. "Low-Light" Dave tipped us off yesterday, which is when I d/l'd it...playing it now on my desktop as I prepare to whip up a Mother's Day dinner for the family.

Nice work!

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Re: light cycles
« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2008, 05:34:33 PM »
Thanks g.@b.   ;D  Glad you like it.

-Rick
All human beings are also dream beings. Dreaming ties all mankind together.
-Jack Kerouac