on the outer edges of digital fusion lie dreamlike worlds, musical escher staircases, and overwhelming displays of power.
full tracklist (expand to view)
01. Hunter Van Brocklin - [Elemental Chaos] sylphids' majesty 02. Tancla - Ceramic Ivy 03. doctorn0gloff - [B-SIDE] b 04. Promtastik - [WoRMeR Deluxe (Original Soundtrack)] Grey Area 05. tdstr - [Etc. 1] staring out at the static pier 06. Kikuo - [Kikuo Miku 6] わたあめ / Cotton Candy 07. Lindsay Lowend - [Nectarine] Sundale 08. MEMODEMO - [METRO JAMMERS 2] ~Satellite~ 09. BilliumMoto x Silentroom - [[Clue] EP] Sense 10. tenby - [sense data] check this out 11. Shirobon - [Warp] Forests of Aphelion 12. Hexosphere - [LEXI'S UNIVERSE] This Castle Stands Still 13. ああああ - ∀ 14. Cubesato - Le Petit Prince 15. miles morkri - [lil' tunes] a forest sprite named Lydia 16. stumpy - [DESKPOP: Green Version] dreaming 17. Chimeratio - [Game Jam Jams Vol. 2] Litter Labyrinth [Matthew's Dungeons of the Unforgotten] 18. Shnabubula - [Cosmic Diaspora] VI Camelopardalis 19. Groke - [Paradise Lost] Eve's Watry Image 20. Jim Nopédie - [Minus Worlds] La Casino Engloutie 21. Emelia K. - [STAFFcirc vol 6.1 - WINDOWS VARIAT~2 (ONESTOP)] Something Was and Something Is 22. Dream Position - [STAFFcirc vol. 3⥮: CARDINAL VIRTUE] Williams Plus 23. Devious - 7-5-6-3-3-4
Ever since I got back into minidiscs, I've been making mixtapes regularly, usually with a specific mood in mind. This is the latest of those tapes--touching upon the most epic moods that digital fusion can encompass.
The initial impetus to make this mix was Hunter van Brocklin's incredible, freeform EP, Elemental Chaos, of which "sylphid's majesty" opens this mix. Recently there have been quite a few releases that have an epic, overwhelming scope, and I thought that they would fit very well on a mixtape like this-like Promtastik's complex NES (VRC6) soundtrack for WoRMeR, Lindsay Lowend's expert renoise album "Tangerine", and tenby's Dreamcast-era-futuristic "sense data", all of which have tracks featured.
I also had to include something from both Shnabubula ("Camelopardalis") and Chimeratio ("Litter Labyrinth"), as in my mind they are both on the absolute cutting edge of the most progressive and explorative side of digital fusion.
Complementing this are tracks from the past 5 or so years that touch upon that deep, almost religious connection with music that I feel sometimes, whether that's by hitting hard (Shirobon's "Forest of Aphelion", Dream Position's "Williams Plus", Kikuo's "Cotton Candy"), or by tapping into a deep emotional well (Tancla's "Ceramic Ivy", tdstr's "staring out at the static pier", Emelia K.'s "Something Was and Something Is").
Finally, I want to give a special mention to the closing track, "7-5-6-3-3-4" by Devious, an expert user of a web composition tool called jummbox. I had no idea it was capable of things like this. So cool!
I hope you enjoy this mix, and if you like anything, I've provided links to all the releases that are available on bandcamp in the tracklist, so please send the artists some love!