We generate stories

Mood focus
Genres electronica, breakbeat, shoegaze, minimal.noise
Length 1:00:00
Released 2002-08-11

This is the first mix I ever released--back in Texas, on August 11, 2002. A couple months earlier, I came out and was thusly dismissed from the church choir director position I'd held for many years. This mix went to a mix-swapping group that branched off a writing community I was a part of at the time. Twenty-two year old me was listening to a lot of electronica, breakbeats, post-rock, and strange textured minimal noise.

This mix was first in a four-part series: "We generate stories", "for you, because", "you don't save", and "the ones that are yours." Twenty-two year old me also really liked Douglas Coupland references. The other three mixes went to my girlfriend at the time and to one other mix-swapping group.

Within a few years, all four were lost--until last weekend in Portland, Oregon. A friend of mine found this one in an old CD case, dusted it off, and handed it to me. What you're listening to now is what was on that CD.

Warning: Beats May Be Broken. May Contain Compression Artifacts. Light Fuse And Point Away From Face.

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00:00 Magnetophone - Oh Darlin'
01:53 We - 3/10 Of The Population
08:28 Múm - Ballad of the Broken Birdie Records
12:43 Elucido - Hallujah
18:28 The Orb - Little Fluffy Clouds
22:02 Sigur Rós - Viðrar Vel til Loftárása
30:24 Godspeed You! Black Emperor - 09-15-00 (Cont.)
36:21 Gus Gus - Bambi
39:56 Oval - Textuell
46:26 Aphex Twin - Ventolin (Carharrack Mix)
48:18 Sigur Rós - Popplagið

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