"Finding Beauty" was inspired by a comment from PvC of ambientblog.net. I was discussing with him by email my rate of output, and I realised only then that I'd put out 14 mixtapes in a month (December 2009 - January 2010).
Ideally I'd design artwork, but I'm a technological caveman at present, so tracklists and hyperlinks will suffice.
I brought up catharsis as an integral element, but then I thought further - from a track title by Craig Armstrong - and it appeared to summarise why, more specifically, I bind tracks. It was to find beauty.
In a way this is an extended counterpart to "Patience Of Saints Remembered" as where that upheld the best bits from conclusive tunes on albums, "Finding Beauty" blends crescendos, climaxes and stretched out deluges. It will also serve as a taster for the SubVersion audience of what concepts have passed, as well as soundtracking movements to find beauty - in its rawest (physical) or artificial (online) aggregations.
If you are a budding or established artist, I have plans for artwork I'd like to see realised. If you'd like to guest on SubVersion, feel free to drop me an email.
01. Celer - A Lifetime Of Wasted Breaths (from the album Flowers: Dragon's Eye's Fourth Anniversary)
02. Nest - Trans Siberian (from the album Nest)
03. Darren Harper - Amongst The Trees (from the album The Hundredth Mantra)
04. Beau Finley - Winter Light Arc Light (from the album Adventures In Mass Transit)
05. Library Tapes - Waves (from the album Sketches)
06. Language Of Landscape - Contemplating Departure In Wake Of Clear Light (from the album Memories Fade Under A Shallow Autumn Snow)
07. Badgerlore - String Wrist (from the album Stories For Owls)
08. Brian Eno - Dunwich Beach Autumn 1960 (from the album On Land)
09. Robin Guthrie & Harold Budd - Avenue Of Shapes (from the album After The Night Falls)
10. mwvm - Sleepy Crayfish (from the album Rotations)
11. Craig Armstrong - Choral Ending (from the album As If To Nothing)
12. Yui Onodera - Synergetics I (from the album Synergetics)
13. Language Of Landscape - Speaking Through Truth And Denial (from the album Memories Fade Under A Shallow Autumn Snow)
14. Brian Grainger - Untitled 1 (from the album The Fieldtrip Reconstructions)
15. Stars Of The Lid - Even (Out) (from the album And Their Refinement Of The Decline)
16. Richard Skelton - Green Withins Brook (from the album Landings)
17. Duncan Ó Ceallaigh - The Sea And The Sand (from the album Distant Voices, Still Lives)
18. Tim Hecker - White Caps Of White Noise II (from the album Harmony In Ultraviolet)
19. Moby - 18 (from the album 18.)
20. Beau Finley - Graves Of Children (from the album Peculiar Ghost)
21. Craig Armstrong - Starless II (from the album As If To Nothing)
22. Nest - Charlotte (from the album Nest)
23. Craig Armstrong - Wake Up In New York (from the album As If To Nothing)