I can smell the paper white Narcissus blooms from the turntables. The door of the cabin is wide open as is the window to the left. From this window in front of me all I can see is redwood trees and a dirt road winding down the mountain. The Acacia trees are in the distance I can only barely taste the scent but I know they are in full brilliance. It is January in the Santa Cruz Mountains and not even the coyotes know what to think.. it feels like a fine day to post my first mix of 2011.
As it turns out this one is like the brother of a previous mix called "Day Fades, Night Turns Away" only in a different context because some of the band choices are coincidental. My emotional state when I was recording this was completely unrelated to Day Fades. After what seemed like forever picking out music for this I finally came up with this lovely atmosphere of post-punk, shoegaze and indie-electronic themes. Like a lot of the moods I navigate with records this mix balances between serious and dark, beautiful and emotional.
Thanks for listening, Tom LG