Sunday, February 21, 2010

Push Pull Empty Full

This is a compilation I made about two years ago. In fact, the main reason for this blog is to catalog the various mixes I've done over the past few years, of which more soon. This mix, like the others, brings together unreleased pieces from 70s public info films, early computer art, children's TV, and library records. It's sort of a sound collage meant to evoke the experience of channel flipping through half-remembered sounds and images. Much of this is ripped directly from video, with the ambient dialogue and foleys left in. Basil Kirchin fans will find some soundtrack work from cult films like "Assignment K" and "The Strange Affair." I've taken the title and artwork from a children's book by Tana Hoban (which I pinched from the amazing blog Tracklist in comments.


  1. The World About Us (BBC)
    Fast Forward - David Stringer
    from Assignment K - Basil Kirchin
    Apache Woman - Judy Hill
    Wedding Dress - Pentangle
    Pippi Longstocking
    The British Coastguard
    Polychroma - David Stringer
    Unman, Wittering and Zigo - Michael Lewis
    Mutations - Basil Kirchin
    Permutation - John Whitney
    The Strange Affair - Basil Kirchin
    Ideal Home Exhibition - Maddalena Faggandini
    World In Action - Shawn Phillips
    Substation PIF
    Nature Study - James Clarke
    School for Unclaimed Girls - Bobby Richards
    Quantum - David Stringer
    Sesame Street
    Electric Lemonade - Nino Nardini
    Tam Lin - dialogue
    Autre Chose - Flamen Dialis
    Emperor Tomato Ketchup - Shuji Terayama
    Assignment K - Basil Kirchin
    Future Shock - Alvin Toffler
    Emperor Tomato Ketchup - Shuji Terayama
    Unman, Wittering and Zigo - Michael Lewis
    Melody (S.W.A.L.K.) - Bee Gees

  2. Nice mix!!! Is there a way to download it.

  3. Yeah, I'll post a link soon. Looks like I have some kinks to work out.

  4. Here's a link.

  5. Nice mix. I love the Bee Gees closing out the set.

  6. hi there! is there anywhere else to download this, since Megaupload is now offline? :)