Looking For The Light

30 January 2024


According to what I wrote in the description on Soundcloud, I recorded this mix after doing nothing in a music / blog sense for a six month period. I can't remember exactly what it was that I had going on at the time, I think it was autumn 2017. I remember my Mum being in hospital a lot around that time. I think I had just lost a lot of hope and during the years where she needed increasing levels of care, support was minimal and my own life felt like it had fallen by the wayside. Social media and it's highlight reels compounded things over a long period and the title summed up how I was feeling - I was genuinely looking for something to aim for.

I wrote this down at the time and I think it reflects how I felt about being inundated with the highlight reels of social media versus where I was in my own mind and thinking of how my Mum would have been feeling - 


Some breeze through life, basked in a warm glow.

Some float in and out of the shadows,

Whilst others have a seemingly unbroken search for the light.


I was never really happy with the original cover image. It was a photo of me, surrounded by darkness, with just a faint light on me. I had ran it through loads of filters and although it did come out great, I wasn't happy with me being in the image. So, as I'm doing with some of the cover I don't like, I've given it an update and I've been experimenting with Ai, photos, filters and various editing apps. I like this one much better!



01. Reinbert de Leeuw - Gymnopedie No. 3 (Philips)
02. Arovane & Hior Chronik - Stars Collide (A Strangely Isolated Place)
03. Commodity Place - Clouds Inside Me (Pocket Panther Records)
04. Fovea Hex - Piano Fields 1 (Headphone Dust)
05. Massimo Amato - 4 A.M (Affordable Inner Space)
06. Scrimshire - A Place For Everything (Wah Wah 45's)
07. Parks - Black Day, Silver Sea (Stray Theories Mix) (A Strangely Isolated Place)
08. Jonny Nash & Suzanne Kraft - See Yourself Out Of The Way (Melody As Truth)
09. Seahawks - Didn't Know I Was Lost (Ocean Moon)
10. Hampshire & Foat - The Solar Winds (and Cadenza) (Athens Of The North)
11. Mark-Almond - Monday Bluesong (Harvest)
12. Chet Baker - The Wind (DOL)
13. Sue Barker - Lover Man (Hot Casa Records)
14. Beverly Glenn-Copeland - Old Melody (Séance Centre)
15. Man Parrish - Water Sports (Eskimo Recordings)
16. Vangelis Katsoulis - If Not Now, When? (Utopia Records)
17. The Cinematic Orchestra - Time & Space (Ninja Tune)


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