The story behind the mix.
One night in November...
I was planning my usual trimestrial mixing session, probably already had selected a few tracks. I had to halt work to spend some time with Walter, spending a couple of minutes - the usual tax imposed on parents. While discussing with him, I took a quick look at the news - the usual collection of half-interesting anouncements, political declarations, sports, arts..., and then some breaking news from the "Liberation" French newspaper about some shootings in Paris.
I frowned my eyebrows, tried to check for the accuracy of these news. I looked at other newspapers online - nothing.
Back to my computer, I switched to "Le Monde" online (another newspaper), and eventually news of some shootings came here too - together with hearings of bombs. All of this was confused, but had the bitter taste of remembrance. I remember perfectly well this moring in Colorado, when I sat to my computer and my fellow post-doc turned to me and ask me inocently " have you heard about this plane crashing into the World Trade Center?". Born and raised in the USA, she was meaning simply accident. Born and raised in terrorism-prone Europe, I must have been one of the first in the building to think about terrorism.
So, from this previous experience, I knew how it would come - first the confusion, the contradictory reports, the bits of news falling in, little by little. Then the end of mayhem, the dust slightly falling on the ground revealing the magnitude of the carnage. From far away, there was nothing to do but to wait.
I closed the browser, went on mixing until about 11 pm, when I had the feeling the mix was OK, and then went back to the news. Whatever my (aclual lack of) concentration was, it instantly evaporated, there could be no idea of mixing anymore.
The mix of this fateful night was intended to be released on Early December. Here it is, now.
As usual, I hope you will enjoy the mix.
From heart - FauxReveur