Chocolate Grinder Mix 22
“Dream Is Destiny”

"Today, a young man on acid realized that all matter is merely energy condensed to a slow vibration, that we are all one consciousness experiencing itself subjectively, there is no such thing as death, life is only a dream, and we are the imagination of ourselves. Here's Tom with the weather." - Bill Hicks

In a world made of distraction, letting yourself completely go every once in a while is the best way to ground and gain perspective on yourself. Part chill and part trip, this installment in the Chocolate Grinder series is something to lose yourself in. It's a mix to turn off your mind, relax, and gently float downstream, to guide you to a place of inner peace and fantastic realizations. Let the sound be the current that sets you adrift. For a deeper experience, I highly recommend checking out the complete albums by Echaskech, Christ., Cougar, Boxcutter, and múm, from which the tracks for this mix came. Those will all likely make my year-end list for 2009. There's also a track on Lokai's Transition that sounds like Portishead -- that alone makes the album worthy of investigation.

01. Echaskech - "On Your Mind" (Shatterproof)
- Start time: 0:00; Links: Just Music - Echaskech
02. Christ. - "Animus" (Distance Lends Enchantment To The View)
- Start time: 5:11; Links: Benbecula - Christ.
03. Cougar - "Pelourinho" (Patriot)
- Start time: 9:48; Links: Counter - Cougar
04. Pollination - "Some Sun (Yppah Edit)" (Inca Orange EP)
- Start time: 14:26; Links: Exponential - Pollination
05. Lokai - "Salvador" (Transition)
- Start time: 17:49; Links: Thrill Jockey - Lokai
06. Boxcutter - "Kab 28" (Arecibo Message)
- Start time: 21:47; Links: Planet Mu - Boxcutter
07. Gus Gus - "Bremen Cowboy" (24/7)
- Start time: 24:33; Links: Kompakt - Gus Gus
08. Grasscut - "Swallow The Day" (High Down single)
- Start time: 32:24; Links: Ninja Tune - Grasscut
09. Warpaint - "Beetles" (Exquisite Corpse)
- Start time: 36:18; Links: Manimal Vinyl - Warpaint
10. múm - "A River Don't Stop to Breathe" (Sing Along To Songs You Don't Know)
- Start time: 43:07; Links: Euphono - múm

Artwork: [Keith Kawaii]

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