1. Yellow Sounds for Olga Sedakova (40:53)
    Olga Sedakova reading ‘Snitsya Prodigal Son …’
    +Will Menter ‘Woodchuck’
    Barton Smith ‘Akimbo’
    Sofia Gubaidulina ‘Vivente-Non Vivente’
    Rainier Lericolais ‘Untitled’ + ‘4 :00’ (from 25 Plages)
    Christine Groult ‘Etincelles’
    +Velimir Khlebnikov ‘Mne Malo’ read by Valery Akulova
    Dmitry Shostakovich ‘The Nose’
    Lukas Ligeti ‘Propeller Island’
    Butch Morris ‘Conduction 59 E2 – Holy Sea, The Devil’s Music’
    Stolen Government Binder Clip ‘What’s The New Mary Jane?’
    Birgé/Gorgé/Shiroc ‘La Bulle Opprimante’
    Joseph Nechvatal ‘Viral Symphony’
    + Gino De Dominicis ‘D’io’
  2. Mandatory Ecstatic Sinatra Interlude (4:47)
    Frank Sinatra ‘It Was A Very Good Year’
    + Rebecca Horn & Hayden Chisholm ‘Light Imprisoned in the Belly of the Whale’*
  3. A la manière d’une incantation (after Messiaen) (25:10)
    Magical Unicellular Music ‘B.O.M. IV’
    Peter Todd Lewis ‘Gestes’
    Mikhail Atom ‘AstroEpos V’
    Roderik De Man ‘Sin Descando’
    Gamelan of Central Java/Surakarta Conservatory et al.
    Federico Mompou ‘Musica Callada V & VI’
    Alan Morse Davies ‘The Last Rose of Summer (Adelina Patti, 1905)’

Total time: 70:30

Inspired by fine examples from The Rambler, H.C. Earwicker or Weareie, here is my first mix ever: Continuumix #1. Genres vary from lightly experimental to vintage electronics, from roaring percussion mayhem to hippie dope song, from electronica to instrumental improvisation. I hope the knitting together and juxtaposition of fragmentary musical excerpts will create an inspiring continuum. I felt like including some of my beloved russian poets Olga Sedakova and Velimir Khlebnikov, while other russians appear as well here and there like a doted line. Also included are readers of this blog, namely artists & composers Rainier Lericolais and Joseph Nechvatal. It was an honour and a pleasure to finally meet the creator of the Tellus cassettes in 2008, hence the Sinatra interlude, since it was indeed a very good year for this blog and for myself personally and this mix is obviously meant as a celebration of one year of Continuo. The download file comes with extensive release notes including references and web links. Hope you enjoy the music.


19 Responses to “Continuumix#1”

  1. 1 sergio September 30, 2008 at 4:21 pm

    happy 1st birthday continuo, you jolly good fellow!– and what a lovely way to celebrate! thank you!

  2. 2 H.C.Earwicker October 1, 2008 at 10:22 pm


    a mix from Continuo, what a surprise! And a good one, too. I like it. Interesting juxtapositioning & juxtaposures. Well-placed dramatic arches and turning points make sure the listener’s ears stay open. And the percussion excerpt from “The Nose” is amazing.

    Some nice discoveries for me, too, like Christine Groult. I’ll try’n’get her CD.

    Thanks. More, please.

  3. 3 Shane October 1, 2008 at 11:44 pm

    Excellent, thank you.

  4. 4 continuo October 3, 2008 at 7:29 am

    Thank you guys for your appreciation.

  5. 5 twinkle October 3, 2008 at 1:09 pm


    it may be the pain killers i am on — but i am loving YELLOW

  6. 6 Mark C October 7, 2008 at 4:45 pm

    Always enjoy your postings but this mixtape is far out (as we used to say, many years ago…)!

  7. 7 continuo October 7, 2008 at 6:56 pm

    Thank you both. I dig the ‘far out’ tag, Mark, even if out of date.

  8. 8 Maxi October 24, 2008 at 9:36 pm

    It’s great! Continuo, do you read Sedakova and Khlebnikov in russian?

  9. 9 continuo October 24, 2008 at 9:51 pm

    I don’t read russian unfortunately, though I took some russian lessons at some point. All I can do is read the track titles on an Akvarium LP! I read russians like Essenin, Kruchenykh and Elena Shwartz in french or english. I really love the russian language. I wanted to read Pushkin in russian when I was younger.

  10. 10 lord_direct November 6, 2008 at 1:37 pm

    dear continuo, now that i’ve listened quiet a few times to your continuumix i can say this is a great one – many thanks and don’t hestitate to continuuuuu stuff like that.


  11. 11 continuo November 6, 2008 at 2:29 pm

    Thank you very much, lord_direct.
    I’m working on a mix #2, possibly for New Year’s Eve.

  12. 12 lord_direct November 7, 2008 at 11:07 pm

    i am really eager to the next mix. dunno if you’d like to have it, but i like to offer you a little mix i did for a very small local radio station which was broadcasted around september 2006.
    it is noisy, obscure, sometimes melodic, hope you’ll find there some listenable stuff.

    ( )

    all the best

  13. 13 continuo November 8, 2008 at 10:08 am

    Thanks for your mix. You have good taste. The music is a tad too minimal for my liking but still an enjoyable listening experience.

  14. 14 lord_direct November 14, 2008 at 3:48 pm

    damn, i knew i gotta put more dialogues in :))
    next time a better “mashup”

  15. 15 _nox January 13, 2009 at 1:37 am

    Gracias por el aporte!
    Exelente blog!

  16. 16 continuo January 13, 2009 at 7:44 am

    Thank you.

  17. 17 mosq September 25, 2009 at 9:16 pm

    Thank you for this mix and for your blog. And… here is full Mikhail Atom’s “Astroepos”

  18. 18 continuo September 25, 2009 at 10:30 pm

    Thanks. Unfortunately, I don’t speak Russian and there’s no way I could download this.

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