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Music is many things to me. It can be a way to kick back, relax and zone out or get pumped up. I can use music to express myself when I'm angry, happy or sad. Music even marks my life's moments and allows me to revisit those moments whether good or bad by playing the songs I listened to at those times. In those moments, I can revisit those experiences and sometimes even take measure of my life. Ever since the early 1990s, I have loved making mix tapes for myself and others. That eventually evolved into burning mix CDs and within the past 7 years into making podcasts. Initially just for fun, but over the past 3-4 years those podcasts have become more focused and purposeful. This podcast in particular is an effort to explore the constant musical struggle of finding the balance between beauty and noise. You'll also find, intermixed in the podcast, quotes from films which stood out in an impactful way to me. Those quotes, along with many of the songs selected, also attempt to touch on this idea of how music can be a method of self-reflection. The podcast uses a mixture of alternative, classical, electronic, hardcore and industrial music predominantly from the past five years, with a few older tracks added which I have always adored when it comes to finding that balance I mentioned. It is my hope that this connects with you, so please enjoy a mix I call, “Of Beauty and Discord”. Track Listing: 01. [0:00:00] - Forsaken by Volor Flex (with an excerpt from Peter O'Toole in Man Of La Mancha) 02. [0:01:38] - Homesick by Jesu 03. [0:07:16] - Bleed Through by Dark Soul Group 04. [0:11:02] - Nothing’s Working by Error 05. [0:13:32] - Mutant by Arca 06. [0:20:59] - Loner by Burial 07. [0:24:54] - Car Chase Terror! by M83 08. [0:28:36] - Teh Curtain Falls by Evol Intent 09. [0:32:56] - Ascent of The Blessed (to The Heavenly Paradise) by John 3:16 10. [0:38:39] - Communion by Black Walls 11. [0:45:30] - Mutual Core by Björk 12. [0:50:16] - Videodrones: Questions by Trent Reznor 13. [0:50:56] - Bucephalus Bouncing Ball by Aphex Twin 14. [0:54:26] - Indigo Optimus by Chris Clark 15. [0:59:10] - You Don't Know Me by Apparat 16. [1:02:46] - Sounds From A Dream I Had by Ryan Campos (with an excerpt by Robin Williams in Dead Poet's Society) 17. [1:04:43] - Consensual Enigmas by Jan Swinburne 18. [1:08:56] - The Moment You Realize You're Going to Fall by Black Light Burns 19. [1:14:41] - Smoulder by EMA 20. [1:19:37] - Mother (Maternal Instinct) by Wumpscut 21. [1:28:14] - Sticky Drama by Oneohtrix Point Never 22. [1:31:53] - In System by Roly Porter 23. [1:36:21] - Downlands by Locust 24. [1:38:54] - Antiphon by Hidden Orchestra 25. [1:44:22] - (W)Here by Holy Other 26. [1:47:56] - Clamor by Throwing Snow 27. [1:51:51] - Ice by LORN 28. [1:55:21] - 1.31.13 by Ryan Campos (with an except by Charlie Chaplin in The Great Dictator)

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