When my brother and I were children, my family would take frequent trips to the National Aquarium in Baltimore. Looking back, I wonder how much of an influence those experiences might have had on the work I’ve done as Radere. The darkened rooms – designed to create a distinct visual contrast with the pretend underwater worlds we peered into, casting a pale aquatic ambience that strained to invade the shadowy corners – would seem to share something with the textured drones and idiosyncratic soundscapes that reside on my albums.
There was a sense of escape in those spaces, and I still try to visit every few years when my schedule permits. Now, I’ll take my headphones and provide my own soundtrack to the experience; but as a boy, the dull echoes of families exploring the descending walkway that took you through the Atlantic Coral Reef and Shark Alley displays created a peculiar tension which I found intoxicating.
This mix was recorded using a stack of vinyl, a pair of Technics turntables, an Allen & Heath mixer, a Strymon El Capiston dTape Echo and a Moogerfooger MF-105M.
I hope you enjoy it.
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PMS14 | Counterfeit Aquatics | Radere
Environments – Caribbean Lagoon
Jürgen Müller – Jenseits Des Stromes (Beyond The Tide)
Jana Winderen – Scuttling Around In The Shallows
Alvin Curran – Under The Fig Tree
Tomoko Sauvage – Amniotic Life (2)
Duane Pitre – Section II
Gareth Hardwick – Sunday Afternoon
Mike Shiflet – (Sufferers)
Conoco – Ventola
Model 500 – Starlight (Intrusion Dub)
Porter Ricks – Biokinetics 2
Vladislav Delay Quartet – Minus Degrees, Bare Feet, Tickles
Pete Swanson – Remote View
Grouper – Sleep (Fragment)