Mixtape #66 : Fibonacci – 5:4

For the autumn 5:4 mixtape, i’ve returned to the same world of numbers that led to the Prime Numbers mix, and upped the ante a bit. This time, i’ve used the Fibonacci series as the basis for the mixtape, but instead of featuring the numbers in the titles of the tracks, i’ve been using the numbers to determine the durations of the tracks. Basically, i’ve created a simple expanding and contracting sequence, starting with a track lasting 8 seconds, increasing – via 13, 21, 34, 55, 89, 144, 233 and 377 – up to 610 seconds, and then contracting again; this sequence runs twice (i chose 8 as the minimum as it turned out i had surprisingly little music in my collection lasting only 1, 3 or 5 seconds).

The result is a mix that stylistically flexes according to the stretching nature of its spiral structure. Of course, though i’ve used tracks with the exact durations as described above, due to silences occurring at the start or end of some of them, in addition to my own crossfades, the timings drift a little throughout the course of the mix. (Hopefully Fibonacci won’t mind too much.) As usual, i’ve avoided music featured in previous mixtapes, and on this occasion i’ve generally favoured older rather than newer favourites.

Here’s the tracklisting in full, together with approximate timings and links to obtain the music.




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