I will be completely Mashed-Up today… and the rest of the week.

The Beasties did it on Paul’s Boutique…., Danger Mouse did it on his Grey Album

Composing great music by exploiting other peoples works.

Some weeks ago I found Alan Blake – by a coincidence of course. I would never now how to search for him. I’m 100 % sure that what he does is illegal…

Alan Blake (and his buddies) have made a lot of very interesting albums by mashing up hundreds of other composers tracks, mixed them with film audio excerpts and turned them into fantastic new tracks.

How do you think this sounds?

SLEEPRESEARCH_FACILITY:  “A-DECK”, BIOSPHERE: “MICROGRAVITY”, BIOSPHERE/DEATHPROD: “JOURNEY TO THE CENTRE OF THE FIRST 1.1”, PETER GABRIEL: “UNLOCKING THE DOOR”, THE RABBIT-PROOF FENCE OST, PHOENELAI: “THX.2”, FILM CLIP: 2010: ODYSSEY TWO, BIOSPHERE:  “MINIATURE ROCK DWELLERS”, CON_CETTA:  “HEXAGRAM”, CON_CETTA:  “HORNPLANT”, BIOSPHERE:  “GRANDIFLORA”, BIOSPHERE / DEATHPROD:  “KATEDRA BOTANIKI”, GUSTAV HOLST / MONTREAL S.O.:  “NEPTUNE, THE MYSTIC”. PANDEMIA:  “VENUS URANIA 03”. JOHN MURPHY:  “MERCURY”,  SUNSHINE OST. DAVID LYNCH:  “II. PORTICOS”. STEPHEN WALTER:  “SECTION 1”, NINE INCH NAILS:  “6 GHOSTS I”, TAKESHI NAKAMURA:  “PRESENTIMENT”, SIGUR RÓS:  “DI DO”, LEZROD:  “HOJAS”, LEZROD:  “AZULES”, SASCHA NEUDECK:  “STRINGENT #3”, SGNL_FLTR:  “QUANTA 1 (REMAKE)”, MUHR:  “THE LOCAL EXISTENCE AND UNIQUENESS THEOREM”, FILM CLIP: 2010: ODYSSEY TWO

Find out by listening to #6 Findings on my new favorite Electronica album The Ortica.

Close your eyes and get carried away

 

Alan Black has made several Mash-Up albums. And they are very beautiful, interesting and groovy in their own way.  A good introduction to his works is his The alanblack13.com Album Sampler – her you also find up tempo tracks.

Download The Ortica (masterpiece) and all his other Mash-Up albums here.

And another funny little Mash-Up thing: Mashed In Plastic

Comes with beautiful cover art and detailed track infos/credits

Follow Alan on Soundcloud if you don’t want to download his albums… I have to download them – I live in a country where the web is like in the mid 90’ties😦

N Joy.

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