under my lids a splinter sharp


indistinguishable from magic fanmix





I


a space boy dream


A Space Boy Dream – Belle & Sebastian


of adventures & wonder


The Enterprise – Jerry Goldsmith


ghosts of things to come


In a Crisis – Elsiane (Elsieanna Caplette)


The Icarus I – John Murphy


Are You Receiving? – Clint Mansell



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II


a mirror distorted


A Dream upon Waking – Jon Brion


the teeth of winter


Lux Aeterna (Winter) – Clint Mansell


Hai Kai II – Marco Antônio Guimarães & Uakti


Storytime – Danny Elfman


Arpeggio – Stefano Arnaldi (Alessio Vlad)


at evigheden


Hai Kai V – Marco Antônio Guimarães & Uakti


Mad World – Michael Andrews & Gary Jules (Roland Orzabal)


Act II Scene 4: Waltz – BBC Philharmonic Orchestra (Sergey Prokofiev)



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III


and afterwards


Scar – Bear McCreary


Xingu River – Philip Glass & Uakti


ghosts of a future lost


What Do You See? – John Murphy


The Nursery – Clint Mansell


Fok – Ólafur Arnalds


lost and found / all (im)perfect things


Did you know him? – Michael Andrews


Together We Will Live Forever – Clint Mansell


Stars – The Weepies



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fanmixer's notes


It was great fun creating this fanmix. Comprised mostly of instrumental songs, “Under my lids a splinter sharp” is my attempt at a soundtrack for barrowjane's incredible fanfic.
Indistinguishable from Magic is a tale about the power of storytelling – how the stories we tell ourselves and each other can be a prison as much as refuge, how they can speak to writers / readers' desires and fears alike, and how they can, ultimately, heal scars and bring people together. It is also a tale about a boy who dreams of space, who knows his fairy tales and sees clearly when no one else can. It is an adventure and a mystery, and a love story to boot. I can only hope the soundtrack I've compiled does the fic justice, in the ways it may evoke Indistinguishable from Magic's atmosphere and events.

credit where credit is due


Title taken from "The Snow Queen" (The fact of a doorframe: selected poems 1950 - 2000), by Adrienne Rich.

Image by
multi-media artist Meg Fox at Healing through Literary, Visual and Performance Art.


From: [identity profile] barrowjane.livejournal.com


I will leave a proper review when I've finished listening to it, but can I start off with the fact I love how you've ordered this, and I am excited and then some by the songs you chosen.

(edit because, also, Trek TMP music!)

From: [identity profile] maggie2mw.livejournal.com


Very interesting mix! Downloading now to listen while reading the fic! can't wait..

From: [identity profile] ninety6tears.livejournal.com


This looks amazing (John Murphy and Bear McCreary and Clint Mansell OMGGG <3 <3 <3 <3 <3). Definitely downloading for when I get around to reading the fic.

From: [identity profile] gardinha.livejournal.com



These musicians / composers are great indeed. Hope you'll enjoy them (as well as the others) while reading [livejournal.com profile] barrowjane's wonderful fic.

From: [identity profile] barrowjane.livejournal.com


Okay. So, I am now going to talk about your song calls. At length, no less.


A Space Boy Dream – Belle & Sebastian

I love the beat of this song, and the long line of words as lyrics. And then the beat changes and it just feels like space, how everything can go one way until it changes.

The Enterprise – Jerry Goldsmith

First off, I love this song. I have only hazy memories of TMP, but there's something so iconic about the instrumental sweep - how the Enterprise gets to explore, and Jim's joy at being on such a ship.

In a Crisis – Elsiane (Elsieanna Caplette)

The cello sets the stage from the get go, and there's a palpable feeling of not-quite-dread, but something coming. At the same time, it's terribly sad. Listening to your mix, I could easily link scenes I'd worked on from the fic to songs, and I imagine the Reliance here, listless and empty, floating in space.

The Icarus I – John Murphy
Are You Receiving? – Clint Mansell

The subtle nature of both of these songs makes me think of being on the ship itself, walking through the corridors and the flickering lights. And then that building feeling of anticipation during the end of 'Are you receiving?'.

A Dream upon Waking – Jon Brion

I love the distorted feeling to this song, how the pieces of the song all fit together but they don't feel like they entirely should. It feels very fitting for Jim waking up, where everyone and everything isn't what he knows.

Lux Aeterna (Winter) – Clint Mansell
Hai Kai II – Marco Antônio Guimarães & Uakti

To me, this feels a bit like town and also the map shop; I really enjoy the almost harsh nature of the second song.

Storytime – Danny Elfman

I love that you used this song for several reasons - one, I love the soundtrack it's from, but also the feeling it evokes. It brings back the sense of wonder to the world that even Jim, confused as he is, can see. The sense of being a part of the story.

Arpeggio – Stefano Arnaldi (Alessio Vlad)

The buildup and pace changes in this song make me think of the three forests and the snow, coming to each member of the crew. I really like the main piano melody here.

Hai Kai V – Marco Antônio Guimarães & Uakti

This song was so ethereal, almost, and weaves what I thought of as Evigheden - this place of ice and snow and wind.

Mad World – Michael Andrews & Gary Jules (Roland Orzabal)

This fit so well here - both to the Snow Queen figure herself but also, to me, to Jim, so displaced.

Act II Scene 4: Waltz – BBC Philharmonic Orchestra (Sergey Prokofiev)

what, proper waltz music yes. That's about as coherent as I get.

From: [identity profile] barrowjane.livejournal.com


Scar – Bear McCreary

The beat and energy of this song are simply fantastic - that sense of being thrown back, and the panic and rush of everyone trying to find themselves again, easing way as the song does to something settled and completely different.

Xingu River – Philip Glass & Uakti

I enjoy how distinct all of the songs are - a lot of these instrumentals feature instruments I don't readily recognize, and this is one of them. But it's insistent, and it doesn't let up - and it suits both Jim and Spock.

What Do You See? – John Murphy

The song has such a build-up to it, carried through the Delta-IV, coming to the wreck of the Kenntnis. The underlying vocals in the song really carry it well.

The Nursery – Clint Mansell

This, to me, felt like the Kenntnis itself, walking through those corridors - like Jim, picking up the book that contained the story he'd just lived.

Fok – Ólafur Arnalds

There's such a longing in this song to me, and I love that, because it feels like everything that's not being said, like watching someone walk away and feeling the parts that don't fit anymore. (I can't stop listening to this song, also. It's wonderful.)

Did you know him? – Michael Andrews
Together We Will Live Forever – Clint Mansell

I love how these two work together, the sense of things finally coming back together, in different ways than before. Clearly Clint Mansell is the composer I never knew I always loved, because the second song in particular is just lovely.

Stars – The Weepies

So, one of the things I enjoy most about this mix is the flow of it, how you've got this structure to the songs you've chosen. It opens and ends with these vocal songs, and the sense of settling in this one - "all it takes is a little faith and a lot of heart" - just fits the last scenes of the story, to me.

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Basically, I love this mix to pieces. Thank you.
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