Chansons Pour La Vie: I. Prelude to Henry

Aaron Grauer

This mix came together as I was contemplating the baby boy that?s currently gestating in my wife?s womb, and wondering what must be going on in there, what that might sound like. An imagined electrical soup by-way-of Peter & The Wolf; equal parts ambient noise, mechanical knocks & bangs, maternal memories, future flash forwards, bits of outside noise penetrating the womb (mom listening to a record, family gathered around the dinner table, etc.). More of a psychedelic ambient trip than my usual mixes.

For best results, use a good set of headphones, and keep the concept in mind while listening. It makes a bit more sense that way.

Can't wait to hear this. With Aaron Grauer mixes, the more vague the desciption, the greater the surprise! (Also, hello Henry!)
Paul · July 11th, 2011 - 12:10pm
This one is on deck for today.. I expect nothing less than what you always serve up; delicious ear goodness.
Michael · July 12th, 2011 - 09:53am
Listened to it last night while going to sleep. Bizarre and amazing!
Paul · July 12th, 2011 - 10:17am
your finest yet, methinks
Michael · July 12th, 2011 - 10:46am
YES! I love this. Drukqs to Grouper just blew my mind.
Jed · July 12th, 2011 - 12:13pm
New to SMS, but this is above and beyond what I was expecting to find on here. Such high standards!

That said this is a truly ambient, engaging, and effective art piece. Really well done.

Would love to see a tracklist/list of samples at some point.
Jon · July 12th, 2011 - 03:13pm
Thanks, y'all. I was a little worried this one might be harder to digest.

@Jon I'll try to get together a rough tracklist of songs/elements included.
Aaron · July 12th, 2011 - 03:28pm
@Jon I added a tracklisting to the original post.
Aaron · July 12th, 2011 - 10:25pm
My buddy just found out he's having a baby. I'll give him this mix as a gift!
Aaron · July 15th, 2011 - 03:49am
I'm kinda blown away. This is stunning.

Also, as an opening statement, this can't but make me excited for further entries in the series "pour la vie."
Joshua · July 16th, 2011 - 08:35pm
This is some seriously next level shit, you've out-done any mix I've ever made. Amazing.
aidan · August 15th, 2011 - 09:57pm
Still in regular rotation.. probably going to keep it there for a good long while.
Michael · August 21st, 2011 - 06:17pm

Sorry, comments closed for the season.