LOST IN THE DARKNESS – The Mixtape

 

A few days ago I was listening to the beautiful and haunting album What Matters Most, released by Dakota Suite with Dag Rosenqvist and Emanuele Errante, and I was so impressed and inspired by the music I heard that I decided to prepare a compilation with songs that were capable to arouse the same kind of emotions. I ended up collecting and songs from artist of the caliber of Atrium Carceri, Kaada, Ryuichi Sakamoto and Awali, and the result is the mixtape that you can easily access through the widgets that are provided on top and on the bottom of this article.

Most of the songs of the mixtape may be characterized as dark ambient, but the mood of the compilation is not as obscure or funereal as the title might presage. What emerges is rather a feeling of desolation and powerlessness compared to those situations that we have to face by ourselves, alone with our unconscious.

The title of the mixtape is LOST IN THE DARKNESS, and it’s partially inspired by one of the songs of Dakota Suite’s new record, Now I Am Lost, which is also included in the compilation.

One recommendation: I think that the best way to appreciate this mix is with the headphones, and playing the at a sufficiently high volume.

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Singer and guitaris Chris Hooson is the founder and leader of Dakota Suite, the Leeds-based formation that has become famous for their songs filled with ambient and cinematic soundscapes.
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Tamara Shmidt, working under the moniker of Awali, composes music that is mixtures of soft vocals, piano and electronic experiments

 

The complete tracklist of LOST IN THE DARKNESS is the following:

  1. Vida Jättars Väg by Atrium Carceri & Herbst9
  2. Miles To Midnight by Atrium Carceri, Cities Last Broadcast, God Body Disconnect
  3. Now I Am Lost by Dakota Suite, Dag Rosenqvist and Emanuele Errante
  4. Now That You Know by Dakota Suite, Dag Rosenqvist and Emanuele Errante
  5. Whales by Awali
  6. Andata by Ryuichi Sakamoto
  7. Fundamental Values by Nils Frahm
  8. Useless, useless by Kaada

 

All of the songs were released between 2017 and 2018.

Differently from every other mixtape that I released so far, there aren’t samples and inserts in addition to the original songs. That was a specific styilistic choice given the peculiarity of the music that was included in this compilation.

 

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