Plain Sailing - An Ocean-Inspired Mixtape For Swenson by Pierre Rousseau

Plain Sailing - An Ocean-Inspired Mixtape For Swenson by Pierre Rousseau

‘The history of electronic music is full of references to the ocean. It has not only been inspiring due to its vast and unpredictable nature, but also because synthesiser music is rooted in the manipulation of ‘waveforms’, which has always provided a strong affinity for electronic composers. I am delighted to present ‘Plain Sailing’ for Swenson, a mixtape blending pieces of music which directly reference the ocean, the sea, and water. It opens and closes with extracts from ‘Environments : The Psychologically Ultimate Seashore’, a seminal ‘field recording’ published in 1970 by Syntonic Research Inc. ; it merges tracks by Suzanne Ciani, Brian Eno
and Ryuichi Sakamoto, amongst many others.’

Pierre Rousseau is a French composer and producer. A co-founder of the group Paradis, his latest projects have included the production of Air’s Nicolas Godin’s ‘Concrete And Glass’ LP (Because Music) as well as the recent release of his first own solo record, ‘Musique Sans Paroles’ (Beats In Space / RVNG Intl.). He regularly provides sound works and music selections for art, fashion, and commercial projects.

 

Plain Sailing - An Ocean-Inspired Mixtape

For Swenson by Pierre Rousseau

Environments - The Psychologically Ultimate Seashore
Keyboard - Small Island
Raul Lovisoni & Francesco Messina - Prati Bagnati Del Monte Analogo
Joe Hisaishi - Islander
Suzanne Ciani - The First Wave - Birth Of Venus
Michael Brook - Ocean Motion
Jonathan Fitoussi & Clemens Hourriere - White Sands
John Beltran - Blue World
Brian Eno - Unfamiliar Wind
Gigi Masin - First Time Ruth Saw The Sea
Vangelis - La Petite Fille De La Mer
Ryuichi Sakamoto - In The Sea
Miyako Koda - A Sea Of Love
Christian Naujoks - Diver
Cornelius - Surfing On Mind Wave, Pt. 2
Hiroshi Yoshimura - Water Copy
Environments - The Psychologically Ultimate Seashore