I grew up on Vancouver Island, which if you are unfamiliar is a very large island off the west coast of British Columbia. On this island you drive everywhere, and everything is pretty far apart. I spent a lot of time driving in the middle of the night, up and down the coastal highway going from town to town. My favourite music for this activity fell between melodic 80s cinema synths and the dark pulses of modern electronic music heard on CBC 2 in the middle of the night.
This mix ended up being a lot of different things. They are mainly influences of mine, but arranged in a way that would flow. After a night out, the last thing I want to hear is more noise. These are my favorite sparse, moody and beautiful songs. This is what I’d want to listen to.
We build machines to protect us from the brutality of nature. But we
cannot. The circuits that allow us expression in ways undreamt endow
us with the capacity to annihilate. Beware your own hubris. Beware
the immensity and power of the natural world – it cannot be conquered,
only leased. To find peace, one must use technology for spiritual
elevation. We believe music is an example of such a use.