As part of Mysteries of the Deep’s weekend broadcast on, Stephen Baker and I stitched together two hours of brand-new material along with a few ambient classics circa 1994, a touch of Connie Francis, and a recording of New York City’s nightly cheer for the essential workers who are carrying us through this dark season.

I’m grateful for the sense of community that Mysteries of the Deep and A Strangely Isolated Place created within a weekend: forty hours of mixtapes, live sets, and album premieres from artists around the world. There was even a disarmingly pleasant chatroom that felt like the halcyon days of the information superhighway. It’s been ages since I’ve joined so many people in listening to the same thing at the same time—and it’s such a vital image right now: heads around the world bowed before their personal speakers, hearing the same song.

Stephen Baker & James A. Reeves – Mysteries of the Deep Broadcast

For | Saturday night at 1am in NYC, April 18, 2020 | Download
  1. New York City’s 7pm cheer
    Cheering for the essential workers, April 2020
  2. Fluxion – Aviation
    Vibrant Forms II | Chain Reaction, 2000
  3. Daniel Avery & Alessandro Cortini – At First Sight
    Illusion of Time | Mute, 2020
  4. Detroit Escalator Company – The Inverted Man Falling
    Soundtrack 313 | Ferox, 1996
  5. Seefeel – Air-Eyes
    Starethrough EP | Warp, 1994
  6. Connie Francis – Siboney
    MGM, 1960
  7. Brinkmanship I
    Live Set, April 2020
  8. Autechre – VLetrmx21
    Garbage EP, Warp, 1996
  9. Pole – Fahren (Pitched Down Edit)
    2, ~Scape, 1999
  10. Flying Saucer Attack – Instrumental Wish
    Distance | Domino, 1994
  11. Brinkmanship II
    Live Set, April 2020
  12. Kali Malone – The Sacrificial Code (Live in Hagakyrka)
    Ideal Recordings, 2019
  13. Basic Channel – Q Loop (Pitched Down Edit)
    Quadrant Dub | Chain Reaction, 1994
  14. Brinkmanship III
    Live Set, April 2020
  15. Richie Hawtin & Pete Namlook – A Million Miles to Earth
    From Within | Fax, 1994

Brinkmanship I, II, and III features original music by Stephen Baker and occasional broken loops and unholy amounts of reverb by James A. Reeves.

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