Sacre - Mogra Radio #041
Sacre sent us this mix with a message (you can read full of that bellow!), we listened and feel it.
It's kinda melancholic sounds bit experimental feeling, and the spices of depressed vibes.
This mix is resonant with our experience of 2021 in Vietnam.
Strong Restrictions, Isolation and Lockdown days.
Message from Sacre
For this mix made during the darkest days of lockdown when the end of times seemed near, money was scarce, inspiration even less - Sacre sourced the languages and voice clips from around the world and paired it with a deep selection of ambient tracks in order to fill the spaces between the sounds with the comfort of our most human connecting tool - voice.
“Ambient music can be lonely sometimes - therefore I layered worldwide languages, sounds, and nostalgia throughout the mix in order to keep me company.
My journey through the world recognizing strife and beauty was encapsulated within these recording minutes and I hope they inspire you to continue doing whatever it is you love doing and hold onto pieces of yourself along the way, cause they mean something.
It begins with Kraftwerk - Ananas Symphony - a tracked i’ve used to set a mood to open special sets - matched with the voice of a Cambodia street peddling young boy - who communicates in 13 different tongues. MF Doom shares some words of advice before the waves wash away as he sings his goodbye and we traverse towards a poem by Ocean Vuong. He remarks on the way language is used to relay secret messages and communicate meaning others can't pick up on - as this was used in the evacuation of Saigon - much like the evacuation of Afghanistan - language can be exclusive, while also fostering our desire to keep close connection to our own.
There's the pain of an old mans regrets, poetry by the greats, the plight of the damaged, the remote tongues of Northern Canadian Cree indigineous to the Kromanti deep patwa of Jamaica; there's expression of the love of creativity of David Lynch, and Lee Scratch Perry (RIP) and the remorse of many lost lovers throughout the hour and a half.
The sounds will drift from bedroom chatter through to busy crowds into nature, water, sky and into the cosmos
Please digest at the most tranquil part of your day or night.
Possessed by music, haunted by creation. Matthew MacPhee aka Sacre aims to bring the world of art closer together.
The Canadian artist grew up with Spanish and Jamaican heritage in a cold isolated city in Canada. Upon exploring boutique festivals in Europe and North America - he left in search of a new creative homebase which led to creative peaks and valleys through Mexico, Colombia, Australia, Thailand, and Cambodia before setting deeper roots in Vietnam.
Since living in Vietnam, the Canadian curator has pushed the envelope of music, art, and events through launching the labels Defused Mood, Kollektif, Sacred Sounds,Treehouse and Blossom / Bloom festival, events & exhibitions, as well as the creative hub Arch Cafe Bar + Gallery and the Sounds of the Nomads worldwide booking group.
He’s performed alongside DJ’s and artists Curses, Bawrut, Phuong Vu Manh, Thomas Von Party, Exos, and Dao Anh Khanh. He also maintains a residency on Ha Noi Community Radio as host of wildly eclectic Bloom FM.
Expect strange new and exciting directions with every enhancing experience that carries the Sacre signature.