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Midday Mixtape - Old News is Good News

Added on by Cole Pierce.
Recently, I made a mixtape for someone who has never heard one of my mixes. So I gathered my favorite sets along with a couple new ones and mashed in plenty of samples and homemade interludes. It is nearly perfect.

Midday Mixtape

Side A
Hamlet perfomed by an ESL class
Tchaikovsky: Valse Sentimentale - Clara Rockmore
Interlude - Mountains
Busking - Aloe Blacc
Slow Jam - Fridge
Roast Fish and Cornbread - Lee Perry
Punk Rock (live) - Mogwai
Zauber - Ellen Allien
Bird In Hand - Lee "Scratch" Perry & The Upsetters
Night and Fog - Claude Vasori
Lifespan/M(usic) I(nside) - Terry Riley
Sons of Pioneers - Japan
Auntie's Lock/Infinitum -Flying Lotus
Ursulan Uni - Paavoharju
Haiiro - Twerk
Melody Day (Four Tet Remix) - Caribou
Elegant Elephant – Broadcast
Fuzzy Interlude – T.Carter
The Fallen Love – Pleq
Bookends Theme – Simon & Garfunkel
Kaino Industries – Bibio
Are you tracking me? – William S. Burroughs

Side B
Music Box - Cole Pierce
Discover Tokyo - Shuta Hasunuma
Oddults - Bill Wells & Maher Shalal Hash Baz
Mist on the Window - Ken Ikeda
Cliffs – Karen O and the Kids
Shumba - Alejandro Franov
Townsville - The Necks
Nixon Interlude - T.Carter
Pikachu Backhand - Sack & Blumm
Not Hearing a Word - Plaid
Everyday You Give - Marcie Sampson
Sleepwalk - Jonathan Richman
Triple T Blues - Cal Tjader
Destination Blue - Samon Kawamura
Haley Interlude (Cole Pierce Mix) – T.Carter
Kitchen Sink (Clark Remix) - Amon Tobin
Sideshow – Blue Magic
If I ruled the world interlude (C.Pierce mix) – T.Carter
Sugarette (Wax Stag remix) - Bibio


. . . with particular attention to intersection.

Genre Study: Glitch Ambient

Added on by Cole Pierce.

Bin 3, Part 1 (17 min)

Ijspret 1              2:26 Machinefabriek
Faithful Friend 4:02 The Humble Bee
On Waiting        8:44 Greg Haines & Wouter van Veldhoven
Variation 2        5:09 Molly Berg + Stephen Vitiello


This is what I refer to as crafty ambient music, because it is obvious that instrumental craftmanship is emphasized just as much as production techniques. Aligned more with glitch, this ambient music does not rely on spacial harmonics and extremely long tones but focuses on specific textures; balancing field recordings, post production noodling and instrumental works into a carefully composed harmony. 

As you can all imagine

Added on by Cole Pierce.
As you can all imagine, my latest mix has been mailed to 50 of my closest friends and the mp3 version is available to download. This one is a lightweight, starts off slow easing from long form jazzy ambient, leading into the second set of chilled out jazz and dub influenced jams, including an excellent Marcie Sampson track borrowed from DJ Bylamplight over at Liquid Dilemma. The third set ends up in downtempo idm but begins with 3 disparate songs that use a similar mind melting organ melody. The mix was printed in an edition of 50 using block printing ink and a yoga mat, packaged with cropped pages from a found algebra book inside a fiberboard case. A zip file of the mix is available on, just in time for a 3 day weekend.

Found Answering Machine Tape

Added on by Cole Pierce.

I digitized a portion of this tape I found in the attic of a house I had a studio in (Colfax).  There is one message but the majority of the 20 minute recording is noise, cracks and creaks.  I might use it as part of an art installation in the future, but don't have any real plans yet. Download a high quality 243 mb AIFF recording of the tape here . Or a 27 mb MP3 here