“We fight this battle not for ourselves, but for our children, and our children’s children, which is why I’m forming a children’s brigade.” - Captain Zapp Brannigan
Don’t panic! Set your faces on fun, ‘cause this mix boldly goes where man has fun galore. Some of these sounds may have been crafted a long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, but their combined force will impact you greater than the greatest hits of Figrin D’an and the Modal Nodes. At times, this mix evokes the beauty of C-beams glittering in the dark near the Tannhauser Gate, while others simulate the Kessel Run in less than twelve parsecs. So, grab your multipass, green, and klaatu barada nikto.
Compelled to words by music since 2004, Ranta's words have appeared in such esteemed publications as Exclaim!, Tiny Mix Tapes, CBC Music, and PopMatters. He also regularly votes for the Polaris Music Prize, Village Voice Pazz & Jop, Juno Awards, and in all local, provincial, and federal elections. Based in East Vancouver, he's been known to a rave and/or rant, cat whisper, play basketball, pessimistically root for the Canucks, and read far too many comment sections. He graduated with distinction from SFU in 2012, with a bachelor's degree in music.
How we see things is affected by how we say things. This mix is a reflection on formerly prominent methods and modes of communication, such as the typewriter, cassette tape, and radio. Enjoy your cultural evolution.
Through dedication to their scene and aesthetic, Bay area label Muti Music is on the brink of greatness. Unwavering commitment to their form is demonstrated by the dependable quality of their consistent releases. Dig it.
The holidays are full of dreadful music being pumped from every speaker in every commercial business. May the latest from Soundscape provide you with a pleasant respite of solace, a bit of shelter from all the pop star vanity and pseudo-comedic novelty albums that attempt to penetrate your earholes from every angle.