Water Rising | A Mixtape by Canon Blue

Water Rising | A Mixtape by Canon Blue

Water Rising | A Mixtape by Canon Blue

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I know, I know, it’s been too long since I had a new mixtape on the site. Thankfully I have some cool folks writing me to see if they can make mixtapes for the site, and well, I took one of them up on their offer. You may remember Philip writing about a certain fella’ named Canon Blue, also known as Daniel James, who’s an awesome musician in his own right. When he wrote to see if he could make a mixtape, I absolutely took him up on his offer.

He’s created an awesome mixtape that I’m jealous I didn’t make, mostly because I couldn’t. I know two of the 12 songs on this mix, and I love all of them. It feels very much like right now, kind of the end of something, the seasons shifting from one to another. A lot of it is folk-y, there’s a lot of strings and guitar plucking. It’s a really bright feeling mix, which is why I made the cover you see above. If you’ve been in need of a new mix, or new music in general, I think you’ll be pretty happy with how this turned out.

Here’s the tracklist:

Apparat – “Ash Black”
Son Lux – “Chase”
Owen Pallet – “Midnight Directives”
Nico Muhly – “The Only Tune Pt. 3”
Muteson – “Water Rising”
Gotye – “Somebody That I Used to Know”
Murder – “Providence”
Valgeir Sigurdsson – “Hot Ground, Cold”
Stina Nordenstam – “The Morning Belongs to the Night”
Wildbirds & Peacedrums – “The Lake”
Brian Eno & John Cale – “Lay My Love”
The Magnetic Fields – “You Must Be Out of Your Mind”

12 Comments Water Rising | A Mixtape by Canon Blue

  1. José Luis September 26, 2011 at 11:24 AM

    A most needed new TFIB mixtape.

  2. Brian M September 26, 2011 at 2:48 PM

    I hope it sounds as good as it looks! I’m trying to pick which row is my favorite color.

  3. Paris September 26, 2011 at 7:13 PM

    In desperate need of new music, especially since my external hard drive housing all of it just crashed and burned! Halfway through this already and am burning it to c.d. for the ride to work/school tomorrow.

  4. john galt September 28, 2011 at 9:58 AM

    dan always makes the best mixes.

  5. Jean-Philippe Baril September 29, 2011 at 10:41 AM

    Incredibly good. Thank you!

  6. Damion September 30, 2011 at 12:26 PM

    Good job it was nicely put together. I know most of the tracks so it was a pleasure to listen to. If you get a chance stop on over and have a listen to some of my playlist. Anyways keep on rocking!

  7. Craig October 11, 2011 at 6:07 PM

    Loving this at 2am in bed on a ca,m Hebridean island. I have heard none of this music before. An antidote to the perpetual noise of the popular. Thank you.

  8. Matt October 14, 2011 at 1:46 PM

    Quick question? What programme do you use to put together your mixtape cover art?

  9. Jason October 14, 2011 at 10:25 PM

    this is SO good. I have been listening to this mix on near non-stop rotation for the past few weeks. Can’t wait for the next one

  10. Bobby SolomonBobby Solomon October 16, 2011 at 12:49 AM

    @Matt – I use Photoshop to put make all the mixtape covers.

  11. Matt October 17, 2011 at 2:19 PM

    Thanks! Looking forward to the next one

  12. Dayana November 10, 2011 at 1:18 PM

    Just do me a favor and keep writing such trenahnct analyses, OK?

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