Tuesday, February 2, 2016

The Death of a Candle - Compiled & Mixed by The Cowboys From Sweden (2016)










































Here's the latest installment from The Cowboys From Sweden.  The Death of a Candle is a slow dramatic listen loaded with moody soundtrack cuts and rare pop sounds from France, Italy and a few other places.  This mix was conceptualized as sort of a fairytale story and is intended to be listened to with that in mind.  Sort of a movie soundtrack with a plot that you can follow perhaps (Although there isn't one)...  This is possibly the moodiest Cowboys mix to date due to it's slow dreamlike delivery.  Although the focus here is more on moody low key symphonic sounds perhaps, there are still some funky moments here and there.  This mix features quite a few obscure gems from my collection which include Ann Sorel's breathtaking liturgical pop tune "La Prelude... Et La Suite", Aleph's insane "Love Memories", Guido and Maurizio De Angeles' "Penso Se..." television theme, and a few beautiful rarities by Jennifer and Elsa Laurent to name a few. Probably the track that inspired this mix from the beginning was Michel Legrand's "Amour... Amour" from the excellent Peau D'Ane (or Donkey Skin) soundtrack (which happens to actually be a fairytale).  Grab your headphones and go out for a nice long walk, or light a candlestick and watch it burn down!  And don't forget to play it loud!  320 rips with artwork included.  Enjoy!  Thanks for listening.  Comments are appreciated!

Download it here.

17 comments:

Diego Camacho said...

Magitral como siempre,...

antony j said...

Oh how my heart leapt up when I saw this! the CFS mixtapes are now a permanent fixture in our house and my 11 year old son now has the 'Dream' ones on his MP3 player. can't wait to listen to this. Ta!

Iron Toad said...

It's been nearly a years since the last CFS mix, I'm glad they're back and sad this is over((
Thank you so much, some essential stuff, these

Siphonophoros said...

Oh, so beautiful! Having spent an early childhood in Seventies-France this comes as a true balsam for my weary heart..Thank you.

saomusubi said...

Great, thanks as always!

Enoch Soames said...

What a treat to drop by and find a brand-new comp! Thanks for your artistry and your good taste.

Santos Garcia said...

Brilliant as usual. Very much appreciated.

senorvertigo said...

Thanks Cowboys. It's been said before, but in the vast sea of tune-by-tune creations it takes something special for the punters out there to look forward to yours. Just confirming that you got it.

TheDirtyDel said...

Thank you for introducing me to such amazing selections of music. Your mixes take me on an intellectual journey through sound and mood.

davidovitch said...

I play the Cardamom Diaries and Melancholy Suite 70 more than I can say, so this is a rare treat. As a crate digger who makes his own mixes, I have to say you curate and compile music better than anyone I know. Wonderful stuff.

COSIMO PIOVASCO DI RONDÓ said...

Gracias. Excelente nuevamente. Un placer.

pamplemousse said...

Excited I randomly came upon your blog > was listening to Jack Arel - Something Happen on youtube that had an image of your Selections mix. Always difficult to define the genre/mood of music I seek and listen to, but you nailed it. Thanks for your fastidiousness.

I only have one mix up but I very much collect similar records to you.
https://www.mixcloud.com/peonyt/escape-from-family-holiday-mix/

brother john said...

Fantastic stuff! Thank you so much for all this wonderful music!

evansbigday said...

Hey Eric, I have listened to this comp a dozen times, just to make sure. It is really so much the best. You make a mix like others play an instrument. Not everybody's got it. Fantastic. Please keep making these.

Jean de Hauterives said...

Merci pour ces magnifiques compilations. Il est des jours où c'est la seule chose que je puisse écouter.

Jean de Hauterives said...

Voulez-vous que je vous envoie quelques compilations de morceaux glanés ça et là au fil des ans ? peut-être y aurait-il des choses qui pourraient vous intéresser ?

Nature Film said...

Thanks everyone for your very generous comments! If you want to contact me, you can do that here: ericadrianlee@gmail.com