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About 72 covers of Stormy Weather. I don't know why I spent a whole night to grab everything possible about it. This kind of songs are obsessive anyway. It was also intended to be be broadcast on radio, and it's on air at this time. Film noir atmosphere, with champagne on background, nuclear explosion mood in the streets of the city I live.
Old songs and love songs tracked me back to the deep humanity of music. The most interesting parts of this research, besides great diversity of the covers, takes place into the home-made versions or kinda amateur documents and recordings, promise to dissapear so far they remain out of sight, of any interest. So the concept is to present everything together, crossing time and confronting styles, with a big drop of strange, drifting intimacy.
Varied U.S T.V shows, half-stars waiting for success, 15 years old girl singing out of tune alone in her bedroom, porn dressed woman trying his best in a cheap mundane restaurant, are linked with giants of jazz, with the myth itself. I just had to eliminate the worst supermarket instrumental versions, as I tried to keep some of it for not to broke the artwork concept or the field modeling possibilities.
This collection is wished as a material for the real work that could be kind of Christmas Mix, Stormy Weather 75,555 hours loop melt with industrial /electroacoustic counterpoint or whatever else you want when you burn.
For the moment the result is good enough as a raw, straight circles broadcast program. To be honest I did not not dare to run all alone the Stormy Weather folder - counting 72 tracks when he should have 720 !! So it goes on air with our Gloomy Sunday special collection of covers... hope you can figure out the fadings - and this kind of true-false monochrome, moving in circles, are terrible as radio message or deep meaning, as a time effect, and sweet irony, in the sparkling cold air of all families and children warming all over the places.
* the folder has no precise tags nor tracklist
* the file "mix_stormy.txt" is an upload error