Hello. Welcome to my Mixes of Etheric Love.
Anyway. I used to spin live ambience during my show at Groovetech.com back in Seattle. I also made a series of short mixes which accompanied a series of Cable TV shows that I put together. And then there's my slowly growing archive of mix tapes -- such an archaic term, 'tapes' -- that I've fashioned over the years.
These recordings are now broadcast on my live radio stream. For various reasons, they may no longer be downloaded or heard on-demand. And rather than make individual copies, I now transmit them to the whole world for free.
There's some live stuff that I mixed during my weekly show at
If I thought to do so, I used to ask them to archive the set (includes video), and I'd always snag a copy on DAT that I can upload later as streaming audio (and a better compression rate).
With the loss of their business -- > snif < -- came the loss of their site, and sadly the loss of their archives, so these files are no longer accessible.
I still play a few of these, on rare occasions, on my 24/7 MPEG stream, Sleepbot Environmental Broadcast.
But I really miss the opportunity to just play for people, live. Perhaps I'll get back into that practice once I'm transmitting from home. Every Sunday night would be nice. Hmm... sounds tempting!
Below are a set of short mixes that I made back in, oh, I don't know... 1997?
I burned a few onto disc for a couple of friends back then, but I never really made a mass release of them.
Tribe was played while a gorgeous sun set over mountains behind the city.
Cat was played during while my cat sleeped on my bed. He moved, once.
Waterfall was played as Snoqualmie Falls came splashing down.
Web was played to the motions of that spider web I mentioned.
Inlet was played to the deep rippling of a polite island cove.
All the rest are new additions to the group, trying to overshadow their older brethren.
For a while, Hyperreal had itself a RealAudio server, where I put them in the hope of fluffing up the global beauty that is the Internet. But oh... that was then...
Fortunately... I have the privelege to play them, now and then, on my 24/7 MPEG stream, Sleepbot Environmental Broadcast. As always, please let me know what you think!.
Whee! My mixes tapes!
I just seem to keep makin' em... once I think of something that I really need to hear, and have the time to put it together. Where applicable, I've provided the actual text-happy cover of each on a separate page so that you can peruse it graphically. For those poor Lynx users, I've also provided a very brief (yet facetious) text description.
Lately I make my mixes primarily for transmission on my 24/7 MPEG stream, Sleepbot Environmental Broadcast.
Now... a little history.
There was a time when this page used to feature a lot of streaming audio and the like. However, I no longer have a provider who is willing to risk streaming them, given all the RIAA hooplah and the like. You can understand. So, this page doesn't serve up audio on-demand anymore.
And for the same reason as above -- us web audio sponsors are all a little paranoid, you know -- I don't honor requests to provide CDs or MP3s anymore. Sorry, Tennessee, and everywhere else.
Fortunately ... a lot of this stuff is featured on my 24/7 MPEG stream, Sleepbot Environmental Broadcast. So my mixes are still out there, and everyone can get to them, and it's free. Just like you like it, mmm hmm. The only drawback is that you don't know when the mixes are going to be played.
You know, I've noticed that 'honor requests' is a really snooty coin of phrase. Hope I think up a better one some day.