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Kindling - A mix by Will McGiven (2020)

by Discus Music various artists

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Kindling - by Laura Cole (for Will McGiven) Sparks; embedded. Flaming torches Reeds brushing, lit by sun-dusk Shedding bark and shredded tusks, Ground. The earth rises up It will be heard again The moisture steeping, Nourished. Caverns of secret deserts Moon within moons A boundless entity, Lived. Mountain of timbers The wood of memory A metal of transition, Fired. Sparks; embedded. Dreaming of tides, salted breath Quenching words Thirst and hunger, Satisfied. Incantations of truth Wire upon a string Before death, Watered. This is This is This is, Thistled. Hands reaching Skin on skin Voice on voice, Nestled. Sparks; embedded. Peopled with intimacy Coat hooks of grace What should we burn, Extinguished. Through-glow After-math Hard-graft, Kindred. Prayer mantis What lies beneath? Pedal flower, Shaped. A woman A piano A moment, Recorded. Sparks; embedded. Echoes of former being Tenderly held Waves against the hull, Anchored. Stoking Revoking Provoking, Winded. Maelstrom, strimmed A conversation started Questions, Questioned. Kings and Queens And all in between Moving squares, Sequestered. Sparks; embedded. For this is love For this is hope For this is, Enveloped. Journeys of fire Where do we begin And where do we end, Storied. And the moon And the sun And the night, Starred. Kindling Kindling Kindling, Kindled. And I am dancing. I will always dance. Keep dancing... Sparks; embedded.


Will McGiven is a Derby, UK based DJ known for his eclectic Constellations Radio Shows on www.soulandjazz.com every Friday. Will has DJ'd all over the UK as well as an appearance supporting the great Marcus Miller for the North Sea Jazz Festival at The Bird Club, Rotterdam.

Will has been a massive fan of the Discus label for many years now, proclaiming it to be "The most deep and diverse label anywhere on the planet". His love of the label has inspired him to create this mix exclusively for the Discus label and its followers. The mix was recorded in one live 1 Hour 25 mins take, straight off the cuff and no edits. He only uses his DJ software's reverb, pitch slider and echo effects to create the unique sound scape presented here.

Email: will@soulandjazz.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/william.mcgiven
Radio: www.soulandjazz.com

Special thanks go to Derby artist Walt Shaw for his wonderful accompanying art work entitled Jazz Heartland. Please check out all his superb work here: www.waltshaw.co.uk

Will's mix also inspired Discus label musician and poet, Laura Cole, to write (in real time as she first listened to the mix on 20/10/20) the wonderful poem to accompany the mix. A massive thanks goes out to Laura for this brilliant piece.
All of Laura’s recent releases can be found on Discus Music.


released November 8, 2020

These tracks are heard in the mix:

Martin Archer - Song For Zara Grace
Martin Archer - For Terry Riley
Tony Oxley - Brushes
MPH - False Jasmine
Martin Archer - Swaby Dub - by D P Ram
Anthropology Band - The Dancer And The Spark
frostlake - Ghost Hotel
Anthropology Band - Common Cause / Charlotte's Dilemma
Laura Cole - Default Settings - by Kim Macari
Eclectic Maybe Band - Spreading An Invisible Stream
Martin Archer - For Hans Joachim Roedelius
Walt Shaw - Sketch 7 - Mark Rothko
Laura Cole - Shapes and Sizes - by Chris Williams
Tony Oxley - On the Edge (to E.P.)
Bo Meson & Martin Archer - Coda (288)
Martin Archer - Cool Down - by Tenser feat. Rosie Brown
Martin Pyne - Umbra
Das Rad - Canterbury Steps
de tian - Transcriptome 6
Martin Archer - Organ Rocker - by Tenser
Das Rad - London Steps


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