First mix of 2011, and the first to be hosted on 'Island Of Terror'. How exciting.
'Earthborn' was inspired by the first twangs of Spring, but is more about the arse end of Winter, the muddy, chilly, damp and dreary that sticks around and makes everyone vaguely depressed until the beginning of April when the sun starts to break through. I don't mind that sort of weather at all, of course, I'm a vaguely depressed kind of person: I like drizzle better than sizzle.
001 Boards Of Canada: Wildlife Analysis 002 Talk Talk: The Rainbow (Edit) 003 Evan Parker: Birds One 004 Norma Winstone: Perkins Landing 005 Pentangle: In Your Mind 006 The Memory Band: Once Bittern 007 Basil Kirchin: Once Upon A Time (Excerpt) 008 Spontaneous Music Ensemble: Oliv II (Excerpt) 009 Belbury Poly: Cool Air
It's all mixed together with some additional sound effects, nature recordings and the odd bit of sonic manipulation, as well as some dialogue samples from, well, you'll never guess...