Repost: Stranger Than Fiction, Part 2January 1, 2011
Part two from the previous post.
As tag-team partner to Mr. B., the other half of the so-called Octave Doctors, Equinox would take over the board at 3:30 AM or so and would play a mix of space-rock, ambient and prog-rock until the sun came up. His mostly-instrumental mix made a great soundtrack for my all-night drawing binges. It made it easier for me to visualize some of the bizarre, otherwordly stuff I’d dream up in the trance-like state that type of music was capable of. It was also the first time I was aware of the power of mixing music together to form a new composition. Eno would blend into Van Der Graaf Generator, which would morph into Peter Gabriel. Whoever the mysterious Equinox was, he certainly knew how to warp space and time with his musical selections.
Here’s a mix that I’ve been listening to for a while that is very evocative of the kind of music he would play. For the complete effect, I like to listen to this immediately after the previous STF mix when I’m desk-bound in long projects (now you know why part one ends with an intermission bit).
Download ( 90 mins. 80 megs. @ 128kbps)
- Kraftwerk – Nachrichten
- Gong – Magick Mother Invocation
- Steve Hillage – Activation Meditation/The Glorious OM Riff
- Arthur Brown – 2024
- Kraftwerk – It’s More Fun To Compute
- Brian Eno – Paw Paw Negro Blowtorch/Baby’s on Fire
- Godley and Creme – Flood
- Peter Gabriel – At the Powerstation
- Robert Fripp – Watermusic I
- Peter Gabriel – Here Comes the Flood
- Robert Fripp – Watermusic II
- Eno and Cluster – The Belldog
- Vangelis – To The Unknown Man
- Jean Michel Jarre – Equinoxe Part 1
- OMD – Architecture and Morality
- Godley & Creme – Art School Canteen
- King Crimson – The Sheltering Sky
- XTC – Jason and the Argonauts
- Talking Heads – Drugs