Cloudspeaker Vol. XIII. Changes.

Cloudspeaker Vol. XIII. Changes.
The return of the mixtape.

No elaborate mixing apart from smooth changes from one track to the next.

Cloudspeaker Vol. XIII is titled ‘Changes’ because lately, so many things have changed, mostly to the better. My research project changed because it gained a greater amount of attention; the graffiti in my neighbourhood has changed because someone painted it over with white; my daily routine changed since my girlfriend now works at the UN in Paris; students of mine changed into friends before my very own eyes; and finally the weather changed from pleasantly warm to hot and sultry.

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Track List

Georgian Simi Festival Orchestra – Promenade, Adele – Rumor Has It, Led Zeppelin – Fool In The Rain, Jazzanova – I Can See, Wouter Hamel – Demise, Marcus Miller – Detroit, Joe Hisaishi – Going Out, The Godfathers – Birth School Work Death,  Bruce Springsteen – Dancing In The Dark, Tomita – Promenade, Ton Steine Scherben – Alles verändert sich

Shout-outs

Some of the tracks are intended as shout-outs to the following people: Adele’s track is for Evren whose students I will never forget when they sang ‘Rolling In The Deep’, an experience much like watching The Simpsons sing ‘In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida‘; the Led Zeppelin track is for my research-assistant-turned-friend Haeryung for our many pleasant meetings while she was in Seoul; Jazzanova’s track is for Izumi for staying in touch; Marcus Miller’s track is for Marek, the best friend a man can have; the Boss’ track is for Chaerin whom I want to dance in the dark with; Tomita’s track is for my amazing dad who is solid as a rock; and Ton Steine Scherben’s track ‘Everything changes’ is for the Spanish miners who marched hundreds of kilometres from northern Spain to Madrid to protest against the government’s austerity measures, only for them and their sympathisers to be brutally attacked by the police.

Ton Steine Scherben – Alles verändert sich
Clay Stone Shards – Everything changes
Arcilla Piedras Fragmentos – Todo cambia

Es gibt keine Liebe – There is no love – No hay amor
Wenn wir sie nicht wollen – if we don’t want it – Si no queremos
Es gibt keine Sonne – There is no sun – No hay sol
Wenn wir sie nicht sehen – if we don’t see it – Si no vemos
Es gibt keine Wahrheit – There is no truth – No hay verdad
Wenn wir sie nicht suchen – if we don’t search for it – Si no buscamos
Es gibt keinen Frieden – There is no peace – No hay paz
Wenn wir ihn nicht wollen – if we don’t want it – Si no lo quieren

Alles verändert sich – Everything changes – Todo cambia
Wenn du es veränderst – if YOU change it – Si lo cambia
Doch du kannst nicht gewinnen – but you can’t win – Pero usted no puede ganar
Solange du allein bist – as long as you’re alone – Siempre y cuando usted está solo

Ein Baum kann nicht blühn – A tree cannot blossom – Un árbol no puede florecer
Wenn keine Sonne scheint – if the sun doesn’t shine – Si no hay sol
Es gibt keinen Fluß – There is no stream – No hay ningún río
Wenn kein Regen fällt – if there’s no rain – Si no llueve
Es gibt keine Wahrheit – There is no truth – No hay verdad
Wenn wir sie nicht suchen – if we don’t search for it – Si no buscamos
Es gibt keine Freiheit – There is no freedom – No hay libertad
Wenn wir sie nicht nehmen – if we don’t take it – Si no tomamos

Alles verändert sich – Everything changes – Todo cambia
Wenn du es veränderst – if YOU change it – Si lo cambia
Doch du kannst nicht gewinnen – but you can’t win – Pero usted no puede ganar
Solange du allein bist – as long as you’re alone – Siempre y cuando usted está solo

Total time 40.45. Created on July 14th, 2012, at my small basement room in Haebangchon, Seoul.

About Cloudspeaker

Inspired by a friend I compiled a list of my top ten tracks of the last decade – which took me longer than I expected. I picked tracks of ten musicians or bands that impressed me over the last ten years and eventually had to add a bonus track to fit it all in. The result was Cloudspeaker Vol. 1. The title ‘Cloudspeaker’ and the artwork are used by courtesy of German product designer Johannes Tsopanides (Shapes In Play).

 

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