The Sight Below ‎– Secret Thirteen Mix 088

Secret Thirteen Journal ‎– STJ 088
File, Mixed, MP3, 320 kbps


1.1 Arvo Pärt Trivium Part I
1.2 Cluster Umleitung
1.3 Dif Juz Soarn
1.4 Paik Loops For Chrome
1.5 Kraftwerk Radioland
1.6 Panasonic* Puhdistus
1.7 Seefeel Ch-Vox
1.8 Scanner Passage De Recherche
1.9 Arvo Pärt Trivium Part III
1.10 R.A. Irisarri* The Rains Of Castamere
1.11 Slowdive Changes
1.12 Crystal Hell Pool Strange Place And Time
1.13 Akira Rabelais 1671 Milton Samson 1122 Add Thy Spear, A Weavers Beam, And Seven-Times-Folded Shield
1.14 Stephan Mathieu In My Tree
1.15 John Cage Sonata XIII
1.16 Harold Budd / Brian Eno Wind In Lonely Fences
1.17 This Mortal Coil Waves Become Wings
1.18 James Blackshaw, Lubomyr Melnyk Haftorang
1.19 Bohren & Der Club Of Gore Schwarze Biene (Black Maja)



Length 1:08:02


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September 25, 2013

The author of the mix is Rafael Anton Irisarri (also known as The Sight Below), an American composer, multi-instrumentalist, producer and media artist based in Seattle, Washington. Irisarri has brought to the world more than 10 astonishing high-quality records released in the last decade on labels such as Ghostly International, Touch, Miasmah, Room40 and others. The man of so many great activities could hardly be described in few sentences. Certainly, his music emotionally involves and never lets go. Irisarri is also an organiser of Substrata Festival and is involved in Orcas project with his colleague Benoit Pioulard. Recently Irisarri gave us an in-depth interview. We invite you to read it and to find out more about his productiveness, interesting and warm personality.

“Secret Thirteen Mix 088” is an enchanting audio expedition through mountains, valleys and deserts of the sound. Irisarri connected 19 unforgettable records, that will cherish even the die-hard snob's heart and fill the environment with pleasing, yet refreshing vibrations. Timeless works by memorable artists such as Kraftwerk, John Cage, Seefeel, Scanner, Harold Budd & Eno, Cluster speak for themselves. By weaving his own work “The Rains of Castamere” into the mix of pieces by so many authoritative artists, Irisarri completes this monumental selection. His careful and refined developing of the wholeness creates the feeling of organic fullness and sensitiveness. His solid attitude to how each part should collide into each other and form new emotional substances simply amazes. It is one of those rare cases, when music needs no advocate. It is impossible to resist its embracing intimate atmospheres and hypnotizing rhythms, that are covered with euphonious melodies. In addition to having a high fidelity sound system, the listener also should be in comfortable position and with clear mind and soul in order to fully absorb its fabulously glowing beauty.

“Secret Thirteen Mix 088” is like a sentiment with a strong feeling of lightness, like Terry Frost's abstract painting “R. B. and W. Spiral for A.”, where incorporated mesmerizing lines of the fluid brush strokes are evoking the fictional exciting sun effect and an absolute desert trip mood. The painting erases everything between haughtiness and cruelty. The three large and picturesque Frost's spirals indirectly mirror Irisarri's fundamental idea of the mix to reveal his past and present beloved audio records as well as to show his constantly expanding musical intentions. By knowing this fact, many of faithful Irisarri's fans could more deeply understand his compositions' profundity, ethereality and expressivity, also (most important) its formative roots as this recollection of music clearly crystallizes everything in his career and leaves no one indifferent.