czwartek, 19 sierpnia 2010

Footprints vol 15: the Spirits of Agiel - Footprints on Saturn by Dworak

It’s been 5 months since the 14th part of Footprints came out, I simply love the irregularity and lack of pressure on timing. This time the initiative was taken randomly. I was in Warsaw again when the Footprints series came to my mind. Every time I visited Warsaw up to that day, I kept forgetting to suggest my friends from the Warsoul Sessions Crew compiling their own mixes that would complement the list of prior ones… This time we haven’t been busy with anything else and Grzesiek Dworakowski hosted me so he was asked to take up the task first. Greg is a musical activist and enthusiast taking paths similar to mine and that’s probably why we get on pretty well. Dworak started up with being part of Basementalism, an acclaimed music-oriented website, these days he’s a member of Warsoul Fam and part of an informal group of journalists, “Soulution”. You might’ve checked his earlier compilations in Radio Roxy’sKosmos” broadcasts aired by Warsoul’s founder Maceo Wyro. Grzesiek did not need any further invitations, the suggestion of compiling a Footprints mix was given once. One week later the mix was dropped to my mailbox along with a note on philosophy within this one, or, should I say, listening instructions:

When everything was everything (1:29:25), there was no division between good and evil, there was only time, or perhaps it actually was not there as the future, the present and the past didn’t differ from each other, they constituted one entity (16:33). Spiritualism was materialism whereas fiction was reality. There were no emotions; hatered, love, as the emotions did not differ from time, space or a word at all. There only was something indescribable with languages people are familiar with, as how can one describe everything, when one can’t tell everything and nothing apart, when there are no differences, divisions, total symbiosis… Is this God? Is God only a word, or is this Mathematics? Perhaps there is some logic to it (1:04:14), the total comprising of all the known and the unknown elements of the universe, including these words and your thoughts? (16:44) The Big Bang was the most beautiful of the beginnings, the moment of the universe being born. At the time when the size of the universe did not exceed the size of a nucleus, the explosion occurred, the escalation to which we ascribe matter, thoughts and emotions. (11:50) The constituents of the cosmos started to divide, mingle, first nucleons of the elements started to arise, out of which gas clouds arose, out of which, finally, the galaxies, the planets, the continents, the trees, the people, the emotions, the thoughts and the music of the world arose (1:17:43). In that case, is the Sun, giving us the motivation to live (42:15), our distant relative? Eventually, we have the same ancestors in the odd genealogical tree of our mere existence. Do we differ from the Sun in any way? We’re parts of the same organism, as it seems (1:15). Or, perhaps, we are the Sun itself when we inspire life to the fruit of our creative power? Or are we the instruments of a cosmic orchestra (13:14) and all the rest is music? Did John Coltrane’s saxophone pondered upon his master’s music? Do we get the purpose of our musician? NO! That’s why one should stay themselves instead of pretending to be someone else, something else (1:42:25), and simply play their part in the song. Enjoy the freedom (33:57), celebrate life (05:24) and draw out of its essence (1:11:33). We don’t have a choice but to trust the universe around (1:06:34). Is this religion? Hard to say… I’d rather call it life!”

In this non-standard and sophisticated way, with Dworak’s words, I’d like to introduce to you the first cosmo-spiritualistic part, as there will be another one, I suppose… but let’s not lay the cards on the table yet. May I present to you the Footprints #15. Cover as always by Legendary RSO196.

 Footprints vol 15: the Spirits of Agiel - Footprints on Saturn by Dworak (Click here to download)
(August 2010)

1.We Are The Universe - Neil DeGrasse Tyson Skit
2.Marcus Belgrave - Space Odyssey (Tribe, 1974)
3.Build An Ark - The Stars Are Singing Too (Doors Of The Cosmos) (Sunny In LA Mix) (Kindred Spirits, 2003)
4.Sun Ra - Space Is The Place (Blue Thumb Records, 1973)
5.Ras G - Power Of Thought (P-Vine Records, 2008)
6.Instruments of the cosmos - Sun Ra Skit
7.Madvillain - Shadows Of Tomorrow (Stones Throw, 2004)
8.Kankick - Enter The Inside (Yeah) (, 2010)
8.Carlos Niño & Friends - 9 Moons Full (Kindred Spirits, 2009)
9.Salah Ragab And The Cairo Jazz Band - Neveen (Art Yard, 2006)
10.Maulawi - Eltition (Strata Records, 1974)
11.Pharoah Sanders - You've Got To Have Freedom (Theresa Records, 1980)
12.Carlos Niño & Lil Sci Present What's The Science? - Freedom (feat. Tiffany Page) (Shaman Work, 2008)
13.Nomo - Nova (Ubiquity Records, 2008)
14.Mulatu Astatke - Yèkèrmo Sèw (Buda Musique, 1998)
15.The Heliocentrics - Intermission (Now-Again Records, 2007)
16.The Heliocentrics - Age Of The Sun (Now-Again Records, 2007)
17.Abstract Tribe Unique - My Experience Is... ( Massmen Records, 1998)
18.Source Of Labor - Wonder Twins (feat. Kylea) (Sub Verse Music, 2001)
19.Scienz Of Life - Ancient Rituals II (Ain't Nuttin) (Sub Verse Music, 2002)
20.Yesterday's New Quintet - Footprints (Blue Note, 2003)
21.Dorothy Ashby - For Some We Loved (Cadet Records, 1970)
22.Leon Thomas - The Creator Has A Master Plan (Peace) (Flying Dutchman, 1969)
23.Jose James - Spirits Up Above (Brownswood Recordings, 2008)
24.Rashaan Roland Kirk - Spirits Up Above (Atlantic, 1969)
25.Gary Bartz NTU Troop - Celestial Blues (Milestone Records, 1971)
26.Flying Lotus - Arkestry (Warp Records, 2010)
27.Build An Ark - World Music (Kindred Spirits, 2009)
28.John Coltrane - Naima (Atlantic, 1960)
29.Dwight Trible - John Coltrane (Ninja Tune, 2006)
30.Alice Coltrane - Journey In Satchidananda (Impulse!, 1970)
31.Flying Lotus - MmmHmm (Warp Records, 2010)
32.Mono/Poly - The Minds Eye (Clarity & Vision) (Tasteful Licks, 2010)
33.Travellin' - Dwight Trible Skit
34.Take - Dream Suite Instrumental (Inner Current Recordings, 2008)
35.Daedelus - Order Of The Golden Dawn (feat. Laura Darling) (Brainfeeder, 2010)
36.Farewell Earthlings!

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