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"I'll miss the sea, but a person needs new experiences. They jar something deep inside him, allowing him to grow. Without change, something sleeps inside us, and seldom awakens. The sleeper must awaken."
- Duke Leto Atreides, from Dune

This is my first downtempo mix. I poured my heart into this one; I couldn't put it down for days, and I spent hours getting the transitions just right. The whole mix is keyed in C minor, and harmonic mixing made a huge difference here. There are feelings expressed here that I have been trying to express for over a decade, and I knew that music was the only way to do it. I'm very pleased with how it came out.

The tracks here are a subset of the tracks I played at the "Chakra" Ambient Campout a couple of weeks ago. Each of the DJs was asked to choose a chakra to base their set on. The lineup got a little scrambled, and I ended up playing much earlier than I had expected, unsure which chakra I was on. So I decided to play "between chakras": to try to express a long-running internal struggle between rational analysis (throat chakra) and emotional intuition (heart chakra). The DJ set itself was somewhat scattered, but it gave me the inspiration to put this studio mix together.

I would like to thank OneLove, The Reverend Kathy Russell, Otter Pop, Stitch, Polyhymnia, Monkey, Aaron Anthony, and Audrey Whitman for helping me to cross the threshold and make this mix happen.

Track list:
DJ Shadow - Building Steam With a Grain of Salt
Solar Fields - Cocoon Moon (Glastonbury Remix)
Bluetech - Probability Tree
Eat Static - Sands of Time
artificial life preserver - kalimba
edIT - Twenty Minutes
Björk - Jóga
Sophie & Ives - Awaken

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