[Musicophilia] – Musicophilia’s 1st Birthday! (With a Poll)
October 4th marks the one-year anniversary of Musicophilia’s first post and first mix, and in that time the blog has featured almost one mix for every week (indexed here), which between them have been downloaded over 15,000 times with nearly 70,000 views and at least 200 subscribers. The “internet famous” 1981 Box Set from 2005 was finally made available in full to a broader audience; a whole new (fake) reissue label was born, Musique du Monde, to explore the wonderful sounds of the 60s and 70s; the Miniatures Series provided you full listening experiences in 2-minute doses; and the experimental and cinematic Sensory Replication Series hopefully found its way through a few headphones in the dark. Toss in a bunch of one-off mixes, single-artist features, fantastic guest-mixes and even a few full albums, and the blog now has a pretty substantial “back catalogue”.
[Note: Please take a moment to participate in the year-one Musicophilia poll, and leave a comment to be entered into a drawing for free Musicophilia-approved CDs, after the "more..." link.]
Along with the birth of sister-blog Musicophilia Daily and the Musicophiliacs Facebook group, crafting this blog has enriched my listening and exploration with the joy of getting to share discoveries and old favorites with my fellow lovers-of-sound. It’s been so much more fun than I could have expected, and I’ve enjoyed meeting lots of great people. The next year will probably have to be slower (real life, and all that), but there are several mixes on the way over the next couple of months, and as always I hope to bring you more guest mixes from friends of Musicophilia. If you’re interested in sharing your mix(es) with the Musicophilia audience please let me know.
To celebrate this birthday, I’d like to give you guys a few gifts. Drop a comment on this post, letting me know your favorite mixes, a discovery you made here, a suggestion for future mixes–whatever you feel like, I just want to hear you’re out there. Then I’ll randomly draw names for presents–CDs like Kluster’s ‘Zwei-Osterei,’ David Axelrod’s ‘Release of an Oath‘ (as the Electric Prunes), and Jean-Jacques Perrey’s ‘Moog Indigo,’ along with other surprises. It’s also been a while since I’ve checked in with Musicophilia’s listeners, so I’m adding a some polls below the “more…” link, and it’d be great if you participated. Finally, I’ve tried to come up with my personal top-five favorite mixes from the first year:
Thanks for listening!