“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.
Author of blurbs, curator of playlists, and booker of shows, Alan Ranta has been plugging away at that music writing and programming thing since 2004. His brutally honest critical opinion has appeared in such publications as Exclaim!, CBC Music, PopMatters and Tiny Mix Tapes, and has been enlisted to help judge the Polaris Music Prize, Pazz & Jop, and Juno Awards. Based in East Van, he graduated with a BFA in music from Simon Fraser University in 2012. He's also a social media plague, cat whisperer, socio-political haranguer, Canucks fan, and one of the last remaining cowboys.
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.