"Fears. Your fears. And mine. And the sound in between." - sorry, but that just came into my mind, when I started writing this post. It’s from a track from Lea - a friend of ours. We have Blood Becomes Water Mixtapes Number 8.

Something weird.

As you might know, we spend a lot of our time on music, and most probably there doesn’t exist a band or a dj, we don’t know. If you just have started making music you will be found soon. 

This is how I happend upon the soundcloud of David Firstly. The first track that caught my attention is “Flight Real” - I just love that one. I’m really into some strange mood, ambient stuff right now because I somehow have the feeling of freedom and imagination/meditation in there - it’s not like the pushy sounds which are comming from everywhere. 

What makes this mixtape special is that all the tracks are made or reworked by David. They include samples from different sources like video games or movies - Silent Hill 2 and Resident Evil 3, The Eye, Near Dark, Metal Gear Solid 2, Half Life 2, Panzer Dragoon. It’s not a regular mixtape - it’s more a kind of a soundtrack of the past and the future and what you could remember or imagine. 

I asked David to present himself, so he wrote me back. Guess it’s better to read his own words:

"I’m David Firstly. I make music about modern/virtual fear at the moment. I used to play a lot of Silent Hill and Resi Evil but these days i mostly play custom tomb raider levels, they are the shit. I enjoy personal journeys in which you survive fear and turn a nightmare into your destiny. I stay indoors and I dont walk the streets because of the haunted people. If you look closely you can see they are mutants who cant even smile. They could infect you easily with their guilt and deadly fears. My music is probably a distress signal. I make stuff in reason and try to keep my sound really basic but adventurous. Most of my tracks are recorded to noisy old tapes but now that my setup is working a bit better i dont have to do it like that. I’m very excited about the future, i think humans are going to make it and we are going to have a really good time, but first we must defeat our mutant poisoned fear reality.

Please stay alive!”

BBW MIXTAPES#8: DAVID FIRSTLY by Blood Becomes Water on Mixcloud

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