In the book Generation Ecstasy: Into the World of Techno and Rave Culture, Simon Reynolds writes:
"Timbre-saturated, repetitive but tilted always toward the next now, techno is an immediacy machine, stretching time into a continuous present—which is where the drug-technology interface comes into play. Not just because techno works well with substances like MDMA, marijuana, LSD, speed, etc., all of which amplify the sensory intensity of the present moment, but because the music itself drugs the listener, looping consciousness then derailing it, stranding it in a nowhere/nowhen, where there is only sensation, ‘where now lasts longer.’"
This idea of prolonging a present within the club is fascinating and made me understand what was so hypnotic about techno. I've been feeling time slip away faster than usual as of late so I tried to create a prolonged present with this mix using songs that might be more effective for bedroom listening.
I don't have the benefit of four on the floor drums, and looping ambient can only hold a listener for so long - so this turned out to be less of a solid artifact of time and more of a piece of angelic dust that floats around in the immediate space of a sunlit window.
I feel that looking out a bay window at a space thats both moving and static, while my body is strewn about a couch or bed, is a feeling akin to the prolonged present of the club. And if this mix induces a feeling that's even close to that, I will be glad21:00 - 22:00