Mix : HC – Modern Classical

The original purpose behind this mix was to compile some of my favorite modern classical recordings of 2008. As I progressed through adding tracks one after another, this one hour compilation turned into a journey, full of dark passageways, creaking stairways, and dusty light. Traversing the abandoned cathedral that houses this sound, one can imagine unlocking cobweb doors to reveal sighing ghosts and distant echoes. The mood changes from dark to light, from evil to beautiful, from present to nostalgic. I have finally decided to share this music, because the featured artists here deserve recognition and my highest regards. Thanks to all the participating artists and labels who allowed me to include their work!

[update: I linked each individual album to the review which previously appeared on Headphone Commute. I even ported some older reviews which never appeared on this site! This should allow you to find more information on the artist, the label, and of course the album, if you wish to purchase it!]

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Track Listing:

Hecq – Night Falls [Night Falls, Hymen Records]
Murcof – Death of a Forest (part 1) [The Versailles Sessions, Leaf]
Hauschka – Eltern [Ferndorf, 130701/FatCat Records]
Ólafur Arnalds – Haust [Variations Of Static, Erased Tapes]
Jóhann Jóhannsson – Melodia (iii) [Fordlandia, 4AD]
Lustmord – Ash [O T H E R, Hydra Head Records]
Murcof – Death of a Forest (part 2)  [The Versailles Sessions, Leaf]
Evan Bartholomew – Cracks In the Fabric of the Known [Secret Entries Into Darkness]
Hecq – Dis (Reverberation) [Night Falls, Hymen Records]
Subheim – Howl [Approach, Tympanik Audio]
Jacaszek – Taniec [Treny, Miasmah/Gusstaff]
Max Richter – Circles From The Rue Simon – Crubellier [24 Postcards In Full Colour, 130701]
Helios – A Mountain of Ice [Caesura, Type Records]
Peter Broderick – A Snowflake [Float, Type Records]
The Abbassi Brothers – Clouds Are Sleeping [Something Like Nostalgia, Dynamophone Records]
Emanuele Errante – Fecunda [Humus, Somnia]

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If you like this, make sure to grab the followup: Our Shelter, Our Tomb

12 thoughts on “Mix : HC – Modern Classical

  1. Whatever it is thats happening at the ~36 min mark is something else my friend…as is the rest of the mix. Great stuff.

  2. My favorite mix, AMAZING! Once again, you have outdone yourself with this selection. (i would agree with Quarc, where is Digitonal in this mix? maybe next time…)

  3. Truly beautiful. I’v been listening to this pretty much non-stop for the last four days. Thank you for sharing!

  4. This is fantastic. Would it possible for you to post a time index for where the tracks appear? If not for this mix, then for the next one, whenever that may be? It’s easy to get caught up and lose count of which song you’re at.

    Not to make more work for you, or anything…. Thanks for posting this!

  5. Great to see this kind of mix full of artists I love. I’ve been thinking of making my modern classical mix as well, but I need to get deeper into autumn cold to do it :) Still summer in my mind, I’ve been banging lots minimal techno, tech house and progressive house/trance recently.

  6. Great! But where is Digitonal :) ? By the way you may listen to my podcast about modern classical http://file.podfm.ru/4/44/445/4459/mp3/4_Arrhythmia_Sound._Podcast_4.mp3
    Here tracklist:
    – Max Richter – Lullaby From The Westcoast Sleepers
    – Arvo Pärt – Für Alina
    – Harold Budd/Ruben Garcia/Daniel Lentz – La Casa Bruja
    – Julien Neto – VI
    – Jacaszek – Taniec
    – Jóhann Jóhannsson – The Rocket Builder (Lo Pan!)
    – Max Richter – Sarajevo
    – A Wake A Week – Leaves
    – Kettel – Now Find Another Moon
    – Alarm Will Sound – Fingerbib;
    – Digitonal – Silver Poetry;
    – Bersarin Quartett – Mehr Als Alles Andere;
    – Venetian Snares – Szamár Madár;

  7. Well-made and beautiful and, oh yeah, lotsa cobwebs ;-) Thank you for taking your time and for sharing.

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