Thursday, April 05, 2007

...:::...the past few weeks i have been traveling...unaccompanied by the sounds i so often choose to have around me. instead, i have been passively engaging the daily frequencies mexico has to offer...noticing the ways in which things in stillness become amplified in motion...the ways in with they interact...i begin to make a list of their sonic collisions, finding it so much more interesting to describe with verbs the ways in which things come together to release a sound...

...spray, slam, shut, place, drip, scrape, skid, hiss, flutter, bump, shudder, smack, splash, crack...

these are some of the happenings that gave off sounds...that sonically describe the materiality of place (does the sound of heels walking on concrete have a different pitch to it in one city then the next? or perhaps consider the sound of squealing brakes ricocheting between building faces)...i thought a lot about these things...about how the same action with the same materials can create dissimilar sounds in two separate places. why is that? i wondered. and listened. and wondered some more...and i think maybe it is that the materials of a place are culturalized through use...that they take on regional accents...

and i also realized how accustomed i have become to hitting 'play' to shift my moods, to re-construct my daily environment...and i think i'll try to be more aware of how and when i listen...because while i love to create new sequences and patterns and motion by dressing myself up in sounds...i also want to know what makes a place a place...for how can i discern the nuances of the bus wires snapping overhead in san francisco or tires spinning out an a gravel in baja or vermont if i am shut into a neatly constructed that is beautiful but limiting...i think to really listen means taking in equal parts of passive and active selections...:::...

download: 070406-modyfier part01

andres bucci – get down : apr 2007 on kupei musika
audiofly x & paul harris – miscalate : mar 2007 on rekids
hertz – three ways (misjah remix) : mar 2007 on elp
jokke ilsoe – feeling good (trentemoller remix) : apr 2007 on namnam records
michael de hey & grooveyard – compound (peter horrevorts remix) : mar 2007 on ec records
crystal fake – monday after (unai remiks) : mar 2007 on kupei musika
margot meets the melody maker – torch (rainer weichhold remix) : mar 2007 on great stuff
gaiser & heartthrob – nasty girl : mar 2007 on minus
leif – boomerang : mar 2007 on frankie records
dub pistols – rapture feat terry hall (prins thomas diskomiks) : apr 2007 on sunday best recordings
mistress barbara – barcelona (holden bell dub) : mar 2007 on border community

download: 070406-modyfier part02

stephan bodzin – liebe ist… : apr 2007 on herzblut recordings
jacobs-lee – stolen uncut diamonds (holger flinsch remix) : mar 2007 on register
einmusik – pion : apr 2007 on italic
mono – make a difference : mar 2007 on cr2 records
glimpse – it the little things : mar 2007 on glimpse recordings
tom ellis – all screwed up : mar 2007 on frankie records
frankie valentine – zumbi (808 remix) : mar 2007 on sunshine enterprises
ozgur can – not even winds 2006 feat nick beman : mar 2007 on armada music
saul b – glossphobia (original mix) : mar 2007 on acid milk recordings
sorcerer – surfing at midnight (prins thomas mix) : apr 2007 on tirk
trentemoller & dj tom – an evening with bobi bros : mar 2007 on kickin records
luetzenkirchen – a view to the sea : mar 2007 on tabula raza


Anonymous Anonymous said...

wahh i am too late yould you upit again please ? i love your taste of music

11:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

seems to be down already, but thank you anyway. great selectio as always!

11:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

THANK YOU, once again!

Not sure how I would do it without this blogg. Dont have the time today to browse trought the amount of new releases. And with our agreement for taste in music, I dont miss out on anything.

Love Marcus

2:33 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

an evening with bobi bros is awsome
thank you for uping again

12:49 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

welcome back:) enjoyed hiatus?

3:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

amazing :)

7:51 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


1:32 PM  
Blogger modyfier said...

as always, thank you all for your comments...

1:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Down already? plz upload your wonderful taste of music again..!!

so much thnx!

4:11 PM  
Blogger mfg said...

One of the good things about really cheap headphones is that they can often let the sounds of your environment seep into the music you listen to, so you can potentially experience the merging of a record and a town at once.

7:50 PM  
Blogger modyfier said...

haha...ah - yes, the happy medium!

11:37 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There's no chance you can upload these tracks once more? There's stuff there I would really like to listen to...
You would have my eternal gratitude.

5:42 AM  
Blogger modyfier said...

asca...if there is something specific that you would like to hear, send me an email and i will try to get it to you...otherwise, once i take a link down, it's gone for good...

2:53 PM  

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