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Through the Past, Darkly

A couple of months ago, I was offered to do an ambient set on my friend Jeff PrĂ©mont‘s radio show, in Quebec City, but for some reason, things didn’t pan out.

Nonetheless, I thought recording an ambient mix was a good idea.

While preparing that set I’ve titled Headspace, I decided I also wanted to record another one that would be some of my favourite tracks that don’t really fall into a specific genre, or rather that fall into so many different ones that it would be hard to fit them in my more niche oriented sets like Tech House and Cosmic Disco.


Monsieur Seb’s Headspace, vol. 1

As usual, you can stream it
Headspace or download it by right-clicking the image above.



 
However, after doing a preliminary selection of tracks for that second mix, I realized I was going into two very distinct directions: a more guitar oriented one, and a smooth one. So, in the end, I decided to concentrate on the smoother side and that became the third installment of the Loungin’ with Monsieur Seb series, a series whose two previous installments already date back quite a few years.

If you’re wondering about the title of this post, well, I guess after listening to the them, you’ll understand…


Loungin’ with Monsieur Seb, vol. 3


As usual, you can stream it
Loungin3 or download it by right-clicking the image on the right.



 

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TRACKLISTING

 

Monsieur Seb’s Headspace, vol. 1

 

  1. Dog ShelterBurial
  2. The Secret PlaceBrian Eno
  3. The Atomium Part 3Stars of the Lid
  4. Ships Without MeaningOneohtrix Point Never
  5. He Loved Him MadlyMiles Davis
  6. Preludes, Book 1, L 117: Danseuses De DelphesDebussy / Jean-Yves Thibaudet
  7. Yes?Seb & Greg
  8. AltibzzAutechre
  9. Exp3 (Aka Two Sequencers Are Better Than One)John Daly
  10. Echoes (Deep Sea Mix)Pink Floyd
  11. Cherry Coloured Funk (Seefeel Mix)Cocteau Twins
  12. Fricative WhiteJesse Somfay

 



 

Loungin’ with Monsieur Seb, vol. 3

 

  1. Start. Peter Gabriel
  2. The Thin Air. Magazine
  3. In Every Dream Home A Heartache. Roxy Music
  4. Me And The Devil. Gill Scott-Heron
  5. Bring Me The Disco King. David Bowie
  6. Splitting the Atom. Massive Attack
  7. Hello Goodbye (Uncool). Lupe Fiasco Feat. Unkle
  8. Pray for Rain. Massive Attack
  9. Nowhere. Ride
  10. Stars And Sons. Broken Social Scene
  11. Fugue En Sol Inconnu. Daniel BĂ©langer
  12. The Truth. Jedi Knights
  13. I Sing Rain. Gary Numan
  14. Ghost sYMbOL. Zero 7
  15. Space Odyssey. Detroit Experiment
  16. Chase The Tear. Portishead
  17. Sine Of The Dub. Kode 9

Monsieur Seb turns 80

Here it is, after many months in the making: my mix of 80’s favourites!

Do not expect to hear your ordinary 80’s electro-pop fodder here. I had to make hard decisions in choosing which tracks to include on this mix, but they represent a very essential selection of artists and especially tracks that were key to my musical upbringing in that decade. Even as I write this I realize I forgot some, but since I obviously couldn’t include everyone of them, I guess it forecasts a volume 2!

I truly hope you enjoy this and give it time to grow on you, because at 47 tracks and 3 hours and 15 minutes long, it’s no processed cheese; this is the music equivalent of a room temperature Époisses!

You can stream it Monsieur Seb Turns 80 or “right-click/save as” on the image to download it.

P.S.: This mix is dedicated to Serge Brunelle and Daniel Rochette, Masters of the Old School, my mentors.




 

TRACKLISTING

 

Monsieur Seb Turns 80 — Recorded Live May 2009

1. Time Zones. Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark. Dazzle Ships
2. Homer Hossa. Yello. Claro Que Si
3. Rue St-Denis. Carmel. The Drum is Everything
4. Rythm. Anna Domino. Rythm
5. African Reggae. Nina Hagen. Nina Hagen Band EP
6. I’ll Come Up with Something/Move. Keith LeBlanc. Major Malfunction
7. Awful Day. The Neon Judgement. Mafu Cage
8. Walking Through Heaven. Chris & Cosey. Songs of Love & Lust
9. Garlands. Cocteau Twins. Garlands
10. Close (To The Edit). Art of Noise. Beat Box / Close (To The Edit)
11. Do Right. Cabaret Voltaire. Micro-Phonies
12. Warsaw Ghetto. Nitzer Ebb. Warsaw Ghetto
13. Los Ninos del Parque. Liaisons Dangereuses. Los Ninos del Parque
14. Looking from a Hilltop (megamix). Section 25. Looking from a Hilltop
15. It’s More Fun to Compute. Kraftwerk. Computer World
16. Al-Naafyish (The Soul). Hashim. Al-Naafyish (The Soul)
17. Headhunter. Front 242. Front by Front
18. Love Like Blood. Killing Joke. Love Like Blood
19. Voices in the Night. Handful of Snowdrops. Dans l’Oeil de la Tempte
20. Killed by Poetry. Dr. Calculus. Designer Beatnik
21. Stereotypes/Stereotypes part 2. The Specials. More Specials
22. Our Darkness. Anne Clark. Our Darkness
23. Dead Eyes Opened. Severed Heads. Dead Eyes Opened
24. I Travel. Simple Minds. Empires and Dance
25. Quiet Life (7″ version). Japan. Quiet Life
26. Hurt (7″ version). New Order. Temptation/Hurt
27. Cookie Puss. Beastie Boys. Cooky Puss
28. London Calling. The Clash. London Calling
29. Logical Animals. Trisomie 21. Le repos des enfants heureux
30. Don’t Fall. The Chameleons. Script of the Bridge
31. What Difference Does It Make?. The Smiths. The Smiths
32. Never Stop (Discotheque). Echo & The Bunnymen. Never Stop
33. Happiness. Tones on Tail. Pop
34. Nove Heart. Spoons. Nova Heart
35. Alice. Sisters of Mercy. Alice
36. This Damn Nation. The Godfathers. Hit by Hit
37. Assimilate. Skinny Puppy. Bites
38. Stranger (Remix). Clan of Xymox. A Day/Stranger
39. Heaven is Waiting. The Danse Society. Heaven is Waiting
40. Spellbound. Siouxsie & The Banshees. Juju
41. Bela Lugosi’s Dead. Bauhaus. Bela Lugosi’s Dead
42. 2nd Thought. Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark. Oaganisation
43. the Brain Collapses. Psyche. Insomnia Theater
44. Der Mussolini. Deutsch Amerikanische Freundschaft. Der Mussolini
45. Love Is (Sweet Romance). Joolz. Love Is (Sweet Romance)
46. Katherine Clark. Kissing the Pink. Rare b-side
47. This is the Day. The The. Soul Mining