Bliss & Tumble
Blissed out, atmospheric drum & bass mix recorded from the chill room of the Rhythm Society event “Playtime”. Recorded in the summer of 1999.
The cover is a photo I took of my wife Laura, not long after we started dating, and not long after this mix was made. We used an excuse to see a retrospective of outsider artist Adolf Wölfli to visit New York. While we were there, we visited a unique art/music experience created by La Mont Young, considered the godfather of minimalist music, called The Dream House. Located in a loft in Tribeca, the installation consists of speaker stacks in the four corners of a room with a shag white carpet and purple color film over the windows. La Monte's wife Marians' light sculptures adorn the space. The experience is overwhelming at first, then deeply immersive — playing differing oscillating frequencies out of each speaker, which creates a sound bath that responds to the position and relationship of the people in the space. One of the most breathtaking (literally) experiences I've ever had. The title of the piece is worth noting:
The Base 9:7:4 Symmetry in Prime Time When Centered above and below The Lowest Term Primes in The Range 288 to 224 with The Addition of 279 and 261 in Which The Half of The Symmetric Division Mapped above and Including 288 Consists of The Powers of 2 Multiplied by The Primes within The Ranges of 144 to 128, 72 to 64 and 36 to 32 Which Are Symmetrical to Those Primes in Lowest Terms in The Half of The Symmetric Division Mapped below and Including 224 within The Ranges 126 to 112, 63 to 56 and 31.5 to 28 with The Addition of 119 and the Jung Hee Choi TONECYCLE BASE 30 HZ, 2:3:7, The Linear Superposition Of 108 Sine Wave Frequencies Set In Ratios Based On The Harmonics 2, 3 And 7 Imperceptibly Ascending Toward Fixed Frequencies And Then Descending Toward The Starting Frequencies, Infinitely Revolving As In Circles, In Parallel And Various Rates Of Similar Motion To Create Continuous Slow Phase Shift With Long Beat Cycles
Jun 20, 1999