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Well, here we are kids, back with the podcast. I know I’ve kept you waiting, but I promise it was all worth it. For this 265th episode, I’m honoured to welcome back a dear friend, Peter van Cooten for his multi-layered textured voyage which has become an art form in itself. Not satisfied with simply arranging his favourites in a particular order, Peter tediously hand-coats the soundscapes which often run six levels deep (just look at the sequence screenshot). Here’s a taste of what’s to come if you’re brave enough to choose this adventure directly from Peter:
“A word of warning first. This is not an ambient mix intended to relax or create a calm atmosphere. Also, it is not a showcase with full album tracks. It is a ‘create-your-own-movie’ soundtrack with some rather intense climaxes. And 42 track fragments in less than one hour – almost none of those in full length: all tracks are cut-up, fragmented, edited, layered and re-assembled (but never altered sonically) – just like creating a collage from torn pictures. This also means that none of the parts represents the artists’ original intention (I hope they still can appreciate what I do here). For further exploration, the release details of the fragments are provided so you can check out the original full versions and support the artist wherever possible.”
The mix title, Radical Candor, comes from the (management) philosophy described by former Google and Apple executive Kim Scott. In short, it argues that feedback (on behaviour) is most effective if it is challenging but at the same time shows that you care.
“A musical collage is anything but a management philosophy of course. But still, I felt there was a resemblance: the mix is ‘caring’ at times but can also be quite ‘challenging’ to the listener. At least, that was my intention. Anyway, I also just liked the way the words sound: Radical Candor. So here it is.”
[starting time] [fragment length] Artist name – Track title
Album title, release year, label
00:00 02:08 Areni Agbabian - Garun A Bloom, 2019, ECM 2549 00:52 01:49 Gideon Wolf - Self Portrait Replicas, 2019, Fluid Audio 060 01:37 01:26 Kammarheit - The Indefinite Vaults Drone Islands - Land Raising, 2019, Eighth Tower Records 02:43 01:34 Resina - Trigger (Abul Mogard Remix) Traces - Remixes, 2019, 130701/Fatcat Records LP1335 03:36 02:23 Craig Leon - The Twenty Second Step As Well As The Tenth Anthology Of Interplanetary Folk Music Vol. 2, 2019, RVNG Intl RVNGNL55 05:03 02:53 Angelina Yershova - Cosmotengri Cosmotengri, 2019, Twin Paradox 07:02 02:55 Ashtoreth - Elemental I Drone Islands - Land Raising, 2019, Eighth Tower Records 09:16 01:31 Robert Scott Thompson - Proximity Phonotopological, 2018, Acourant AWD 379561 10:10 02:42 Alla Zakaykevych - Voice/Way Kaleidoscope - Experimental Music From Ukraine, 2019, Flaming Pines FLP079 12:38 01:51 Snowdrops - Manta Ray Manta Ray OST, 2019, Gizeh Records GZH87 14:13 02:20 Zeno van den Broek - Interlude Two Breach, 2019, Moving Furniture MFR072 15:03 03:52 Jessica Moss - Fractals (Truth 4) Entanglement, 2018, Constellation CST138 18:28 02:55 The London Sound Survey - Maplin Sands Thames, 2019, Persistence Of Sound PS003 19:28 02:17 Rebecka Sofia Ahvenniemi - Winds Tacit-Citat-Ion, 2019, Ravello Records RAVL8011.2 21:08 01:58 Giulio Aldinucci - The Burning Alphabet Disappearing In A Mirror, 2018, Karl Records KR055 22:06 03:33 John Haniver - Black How To Live Like A Ghost, 2019, Linge Records LINGE089 22:20 00:44 Anxious Bot - Check The Basement Crystal Bible, 2018, self-released 23:38 01:56 Anxious Bot - Check The Basement Crystal Bible, 2018, self-released 24:20 03:25 Carl Stone - Kuk II Kwan (1981) Electronic Music From The Seventies And Eighties, 2016, Unseen Worlds UW15 26:07 01:22 Maxime Tanguay - Nain Field Sertraline, 2018, the end is near then012 26:53 01:44 Colin Stetson - Second Seance, Pt. 1 (+ Reversed) Hereditary OST, 2018, Milan M2-36952 27:42 02:06 Osa7209 - Osa 14 Orchestral, 2019, self-released 29:11 02:14 Sven Laux & Daniela Orvin - A Moment Of Silence The Writings, 2019, Dronarivm DR-59 31:00 02:33 Jane Antonia Cornish - Lux Constellations, 2018, Innova Recordings innova 006 32:28 02:34 Fiona Brice - Movement 1 (Holographic Field Rework) String Quartet No. 1, 2018, Bigo And Twigeti 34:44 00:58 Goncalo F. Cardoso - Radio Zanzibar Étude 1 Impressões De Uma Ilha (Unguja), 2018, Edições Cn ?ECN19 35:08 01:12 Juha-Matti Rautiainen - Void Above Me Weeps The Sky, 2018, Randomizer Media RDZCD05 35:20 02:26 Joseph Dugan - Sit In The Center Watching And Forget That You're There Swaha, 2019, self-released 35:32 00:50 The Books - Bonanza The Lemon Of Pink, 2003, Tomlab tom 32 37:15 02:36 Julia Kent - Through The Window Temporal, 2019, Leaf BAY 106CD 38:54 04:19 The London Sound Survey - Alhallows Marshes Night Thames, 2019, Persistence Of Sound PS003 39:03 07:40 Sleep Research Facility - Theta2Delta From Here To Tranquility Volume 9 - In Dreams, 2018, Silent Records 42:33 03:14 Sarah Davachi - Evensong Gave in Rest, 2018, Ba Da Bing! BING 137 44:31 02:39 Keru Not Ever - Équilibre De La Terreur The Wind Of ?, 2019, Infinite Machine IM071 46:04 02:52 Bas van Huizen - Torrewolk Kulverzuchter, 2018, Moving Furniture Records MFR063 47:40 01:32 Rafael Kolacki - Ra's A'Za. Hearing Ethiopia, 2017, Zoharum ZOHAR 154-2 48:20 02:00 Rauelsson - Mistral Mirall, 2018, Sonic Pieces 027 49:40 01:05 Rafael Kolacki - Ra's A'Za. Hearing Ethiopia, 2017, Zoharum ZOHAR 154-2 50:02 02:36 Deaf Center - Undone Low Distance, 2019, Sonic Pieces 028 51:54 02:55 Alla Zakaykevych - Voice/Way Kaleidoscope - Experimental Music From Ukraine, 2019, Flaming Pines FLP079 54:03 03:11 Martin Ptak - The Source River Tales, 2018, Col Legno WWE 1CD 20441 56:10 02:41 Dickon Hinchliffe - Return To The Forest Leave No Trace OST, 2018, Lakeshore Records