on the horizon: 2018, as heard by Joshua.

on the horizon: 2018, as heard by Joshua.

December 2018, Joshua Wise. Comments over on DreamWidth.

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Liner notes

This compilation is the first of what I hope to be a series of "Joshua's picks from the year". Some of these tracks did not come out this year, and some of them did not even come out recently; the important thing about them is that I discovered them this year! In this CD-length mix, my goal is that everybody who listens should pick up something new that they didn't know that they loved, and many should also find a track that they really quite dislike: if everybody loves everything, then I'm not being pushing my listeners out of their comfort zone enough, and if everybody hates everything, then I'm not giving anybody a reason to listen.

In this compilation, I've mixed together a range of music from a variety of genres, feelings, and tones. 2018 was a year full of so much, and I hoped that in here I could present some of the gamut that it spanned. Please join with me, then, in the soundtrack to my 2018.

Track list

Technical notes

This mix was cut together and edited using Ableton Live; I estimate that this first mix took me around 20 to 30 hours of work, including selecting tracks, cutting, mixing, test-listening, and writing up supporting documentation. Special thanks to Hazel Virdó and Matthew Wright for beta-testing early versions of this mix.