Music in the Darkroom - What's playing?

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  1. Laurent

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    Most of the time this is something like The Pretenders, Anna Calvi, Me Sparrow
    If not one of them, them traditional music, mostly played on the Melodeon/accordion: Aurélien Claranbaux, les Zeoles...
     
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    Sometimes I stream WWOZ from New Orleans. My ex and I used to travel to New Orleans several times a year. I miss doing that (but not the company...) and need to get back down there. Music can vary but the whole "New Orleans vibe" comes through, somehow, and I find that very compatible with my darkroom work, somehow.
     
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    A few of my favourites...
    Piper At The Gates Of Dawn-Pink Floyd
    Are You Experienced?-Jimi Hendrix Experience
    Pink Moon-Nick Drake (in fact anything by ND)
    Ziggy Stardust-David Bowie (again one of my all time favourite artists)
    Anything by Mazzy Star
    Lots of soul and funk (especially for developing film)
    Emma Jean-Lee Fields
    Anything by David Sylvian
    Dead Can Dance
    Ocean Rain/Heaven Up Here-Echo & The Bunnymen
    Lots of folk (especially when I'm printing landscapes)
     
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    Man, I love some of that obscure stuff. David Sylvian, Dead can Dance. Sounds like you might need to try some Morphine - drums, sax, and the bass is played with a slide. Every lady I know gets all wiggly when the Morphine comes on.
     
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    How about Handel's Water Music? What could be more appropriate? Or maybe Vaughan-Williams' Sea Symphony? Or Virgil Thompson's score to the Pere Lorentz film The River? Or Debussy's La Mer? Oh dear, time for my meds....:blink:
     
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    Hmmm... thanks for the FYI:wink: ( I can think of a lovely lady who's name begins with B...:laugh:). Getting back to Japan:cool:...
     
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    Missed seeing Dead Can Dance on the Towards the Within tour. Still kick myself over that.
     
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    My first DCD album was Into The Labyrinth on cassette ,no less- played that one to death (sorry!)
     
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    Lately a lot of Loscil, and a couple of playlists on the iPod of 70's stuff.
     
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    local college radio station loved playing that stuff and i'd always have
    an ancient boom box with bad reception eeking out music out of the static
    listening as i printed ... and at 1130 i'd get my fill of news ( democracyNOW!) for
    1/2 hour and then bck to the tunes. unfortunately my local college station
    was "bigfooted" by some alleged "do-gooders"
    and has been demoted to broadcasting through the internet ... i suppose i could
    listen to them on my phone ... the static was nice though ..

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    echo and the bunnymen !? YES
    and ill see you and raise you
    judy's tiny head ..
     
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    Ya know what else is really really cool darkroom or creative-time music? Cocteau Twins, pre "Blue Bell Knoll". The Blue Bell/Leaving Las Vegas era was when they got sort of gorgeous and lush and beautiful - before that, there's a spookiness to them that's pretty damn cool. (though I love it all).
     
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    And this... this is pretty damn cool:
     
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    Marissa Nadler-July (in a similar vein to some of the stuff we've been discussing).
     
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    Physical Graffiti yesterday.
     
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    The sound of the rain (out on my bike round the Solway Firth yesterday).
     
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    Bauhaus, Alien Sex Fiend, Einstürzende Neubauten, Don't (the guys from Portland), Kraftwerk, Iggy etc. from vinyl running in the living room next door,
    or my metronome app....
     
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    if you are into jazz and like a slow pace groove.. try this. its very good darkroom music imo.
    some tunes rather easy listening, others just fine. quality all the way.

    Midnight Blue:
     
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    July Flame-Laura Veirs
     
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    When in the darkroom I usually put on a reel-to-reel tape that is good for about three hours. This is mostly stuff I copied back in the 70s. I just listened to The Tubes and Frank Zappa. I also listen to the spoken word like a collection of broadcasts by Joe Frank.
     
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    One of my favourite albums to listen to when I'm printing landscapes is Eye Of The Hunter by Brendan Perry (of Dead can Dance)-think Scott Walker sings WB Yeats.
     
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    Almost all of my Coltrane is on lp records, same with Brubeck, MJQ, and many others...bought the new when they were first issued. I don’t find lp s to be convenient in darkroom. Re-record operas to Sony minidisc, which gives me 3-4 hours of uninterrupted music. Mostly copy various recordings of Wagner’s Ring from my collection. Always hear something new that I never noticed before while inverting the developing tank.
     
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    I remember a cute cartoon of a vending machine in a dept store, with a sign, Stop the Muzak, 5 min for 50 cents. That's why I like the darkroom. Calm and quiet. No phone, no Muzak.
     
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    Willie Nelson - Stardust




    Natalie Merchant - Tigerlily
    (gorgeous guitar work by Jennifer Turner)

     
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    Some time ago I went back to the local university and spet a lot of time in the school darkroom. Another student would bring in a tape, maybe a CD, that was of Gregorian chants, or some such. Big and echoey. When its was pretty dark in the darkroom and big, echoey music was playing I felt like the darkroom was a s big as a cathedral. I'm not a Gregorian Chant fan, per se, but it worked for being in the darkroom.
     
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