the first being the "We Are The Strange" epic layering). Tonight it came partly out of laziness, but also the itching feeling that I needed to do a longer layering, longer than 30-minutes. The product? One of the best long layerings I've ever done. I enjoyed almost every moment listening back on this, and I would love to do it again. It gave me (and you) a chance to listen to some long tracks that otherwise probably rarely get played, and you got to tune into a radio-drama-esque 2-hours. And even the songs that I ended with after the movie was over integrated pretty well.
I've been wanting to watch The Maltese Falcon, and film noir is something I thought might be the perfect layering opportunity because of the dramatic pauses that I assumed film noir had...which I was correct in assuming.
I would love to hear your opinions about this show, because on my end, it was a very different approach to DJing than I normally take. Usually I grab some stuff, sit for a bit, grab some more stuff, take some requests, etc. This time I pretty much parked it with some limited things that I knew I wanted to use, with some requests. How different does it feel when listening? Do you prefer to listen to longer sets, or shorter sets? 10-minute songs, or 2-minute songs?
[Artist: Song - Album]
- The Maltese Falcon - movie
- Freiband & Machinefabriek: Oahu 2.1 - Oahu
- Joan Baez: Jesse - Diamonds & Rust
- Buffy the Vampire Slayer Cast: Walk Through The Fire - Once More With Feeling
- Fennesz: Black Sea - Black Sea
- Neurosis: In The Wind - Given To The Rising
- The Budos Band: Crimson Skies - III
- Quench: nemm - Punctuated
- Patricia Spero: Three Cantigas de Santa Maria - Alfonso el Sabio - Medieval Harp
- Kevin Drumm & Losse Marhoug: (track 2) - Blizzard Winds
- London Symphony Orchestra: II. Purgatorio - Liszt: Dante Symphony
- Cataract: The Dying - Great Days of Vengeance
- Les Mystére des Voix Bulgares: Altan Mara - Vol. 3
- The OneUps: Donut Lifts (Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island) - The OneUps
- Cecilia Villar Eljuri: Empuja - Fuertes
- knife city: braid - knife city
- Escort: Chameleon Chameleon - Escort
- Selector Catalogue: Life is Not a Movie - ?????????
- Billie Holiday: Everything Happens To Me - Stormy Blues
Everything Happens To Me:
- Movie night: I will repeat this in the future. Not only do I get to watch a movie, but you get to LISTEN to a movie without the obligation of watching it. And you get to hear layers. Real life has layers, people.
- Request/Transition: Thanks to my dedicated listener, I got a request to play a song that reminded me of my mother, so I played "Jesse" by Joan Baez. One of the best moments of this show was the transition from "Jesse" by Joan Baez to the Indian classical song. The Indian song had the same musical motif as "Jesse," and might have been in the same key. It was so seamless, and the layering with the movie and those three songs was so truthful as well.
- Medieval harp: I really love this moment, because the sparseness of the content was a great contrast to what had happened before. I also love using medieval and renaissance music when I can.
Nothing Happens To Me:
- Movie ending early: I don't think this was really that bad, but I just didn't realize it was so short. *shrugs*
- More layering?: The only thing that could have made this better is more experimentation, but I'm not even
Stay tuned for another update next week for movie-night part 3.