50ft Radio Volume One
Well, the time has come and I finally have a new music post for everyone. I have been juggling a few different ideas for where to take the music side of 50ft and I plan on continuing to post more recent favorite albums as I have for a long time now but I would like to introduce something new into the mix and start releasing mixes for readers to discover some great new music and hear a bit of what I have been listening to lately. I have been making mix tapes for friends as long as I can remember, its something that I love to do and sometimes spend weeks compiling a good mix of songs slowly tweaking the ebb and flow of how they work as a whole and this is no exception. I started out simply wanting to make a spring mix to share but it sort of took a turn somewhere and took a life of its own.
The music I have assembled here ended up with a feeling of, lets say, organic exploration… Music that felt warm to me in some way either lyrically or sonically that conjures up some sense of peacefulness within an adventure. This is music for a day deep in the woods or standing on the edge of a canyon looking out into the empty world below, its music for road trips and the beginning of the warm months of the year with birds and cricket sounds sneaking through behind the melodies or, if you are not out exploring, hopefully it will allow you to close your eyes and imagine being somewhere where the wind blows at your back and the sun or moon lights the way forward. It’s a little sad, a little hopeful, a little meandering, its music for the coming of summer.
So anyway, all rambling in an attempt to describe something impossible to describe aside I hope you guys enjoy it. Its a bit of an experiment really and hopefully my servers wont cry too much under the weight of making a bigger file available for readers but feel free to let me know what you think in the comments if you get a chance to listen to it through.
To listen to the mix click here and enjoy! Track list is included in the zip.
A note on the format: I have made the format of the file an AAC file which has been created as an enhanced file for ipod/touch/phone/tunes (or other supported players). The ‘enhanced’ bit refers to the fact that it is one audio file that contains chapter markers and artwork that changes as you listen through it. I have released it as one single audio file because this music is here to share with readers as friends in the same way I would share a mix tape, I am not here to distribute songs to you and therefore am not going to be making individual songs available to anyone. If you like some of the music on here simply look up the artist or song and spend a dollar to support the music you enjoy :)