640.2015 new releases | discoveries | miscellaneous
Close to the Source . Kristin Hersh live at the Tin Angel
Philadelphia . PA . October 27 1999
With the year 1926 came an outstanding event in Baldwin’s history, for at that time the Works was ready to build its sixty-thousandth locomotive. To symbolize this event President Samuel M. Vauclain planned and built a huge three-cylinder compound, high-pressure locomotive. It was of the 4-10-2 type and closely resembled engines with this wheel arrangement on the Southern Pacific Railroad. To safely accommodate the high boiler pressure of 350 lb. per square inch, a water-tube firebox was used.
The Baldwin 60000 was designed to be the best locomotive ever made. It weighs about 350 short tons, including tender, and can pull a load of up to 7,000 short tons. Its top speed is 70 mph (110 km/h). 60000 was very innovative, carrying unusual technology, including the water-tube firebox. This was intended to improve efficiency, but the tubes tended to burst inside the firebox. It is also a compound, expanding the steam once in the inside cylinder and then again in the two outside cylinders. Although compounding increased efficiency, it was an extra complication that the US railroads had mostly rejected by the middle twenties. Also, the weight and length of the engine was too much for all but the heaviest and straightest track.
This locomotive was experimental and was meant to be the model for future development.
All of the songs on 640.087 were either purchased legitimately or were offered for free. For more information about the music featured on this collection, please click on the band names in the list below.
From the book The Locomotives that Baldwin Built by Fred Westing (Baldwin Locomotive Works in Eddystone, Pennsylvania)
Mooncake – Rf 104 [00:00]
Maïak – I Am Not a Man, I Am a Free Number [11:13]
Astralia – Heading Home [22:24]
Listen, Earth – Antioch [29:40]
End Year – post-script [36:57]
Sleepstream – The Nacre Top of The Sky [42:28]
Black Clouds – Divide (It’s Not As If We Mattered, Part 3) [50:35]
Jakob – Resolve [55:55]
This Patch Of Sky – Time Destroys Everything, But Our Foundation Remains [65:09]
Rumour Cubes – Research and Destroy [73:11]
NOMADS – Sunset on The Range [78:26]
Whale Fall – The Madrean [84:20]
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In 1878, the Bell Telephone Company began to use two-wire circuits from each user’s telephone to end offices which performed any necessary electrical switching to allow voice signals to be transmitted to more distant telephones. These wires were typically copper, although aluminum has also been used, and were carried in balanced pairs separated by about 25 cm/10″ on poles above the ground, and later as twisted pair cables. Modern lines may run underground, and may carry analog or digital signals to the exchange, or may have a device that converts the analog signal to digital for transmission on a carrier system. Often the customer end of that wire pair is connected to a data access arrangement; the telephone company end of that wire pair is connected to a telephone hybrid.
In most cases, two copper wires (tip and ring) for each telephone line run from a home or other small building to a local telephone exchange. There is a central junction box for the building where the wires that go to telephone jacks throughout the building and wires that go to the exchange meet and can be connected in different configurations depending upon the subscribed telephone service. The wires between the junction box and the exchange are known as the local loop, and the network of wires going to an exchange, the access network.
All of the songs on 640.086 were either purchased legitimately or were offered for free. 6forty project does not support unauthorized downloading of the records that are featured on this web site. For more information about the music featured on this collection, please click on the band names in the list below.
Jakob – Malachite [00:00]
A Film in Color – i [06:34]
Coma Stereo – Sevastopol [15:33]
Leech – Gravity Head [20:48]
I Am Sonic Rain – Fog Is Drowning Us [29:42]
Indoor Cities – Waves To Decay [36:03]
I/O – Warship [40:41]
Glories – Just Be Remembered [46:06]
Ranges – The Golden Apples of the Hesperides [53:09]
Sora Shima – Fire-Arms / Cowboy Destroyer [58:26]
Rendezvous Park – Closer To Being Here [65:46]
Monsters Build Mean Robots – A Reverie For The Riots [71:48]
No one would have believed in the last years of the nineteenth century that this world was being watched keenly and closely by intelligences greater than man’s and yet as mortal as his own; that as men busied themselves about their various concerns they were scrutinised and studied, perhaps almost as narrowly as a man with a microscope might scrutinise the transient creatures that swarm and multiple in a drop of water. With infinite complacency men went to and fro over this globe about their little affairs, serene in their assurance of their empire over matter. It is possible that the infusoria under the microscope do the same. No one gave a thought to the older worlds of space as sources of human danger, or thought of them only to dismiss the idea of life upon them as impossible or improbable. It is curious to recall some of the mental habits of those departed days. At most, terrestrial men fancied there might be other men upon Mars, perhaps inferior to themselves and ready to welcome a missionary enterprise. Yet across the gulf of space, minds that are to our minds as ours are to those of the beasts that perish, intellects vast and cool and unsympathetic, regarded this earth with envious eyes, and slowly and surely drew their plans against us. And early in the twentieth century came the great disillusionment…
All of the songs on 640.085 were either purchased legitimately or were offered for free. For more information about the music featured on this collection, please click on the band names in the list below.
Flying Saucer Attack – Wish [00:00]
Sigur Rós – Kveikur [05:23]
My Bloody Valentine – Who Sees You [11:15]
All You’ve Seen – Rift [17:18]
Constants – Mourning [22:22]
93MillionMilesFromTheSun – Waiting There (Noise) [27:28]
Hungry For Hands – Three [31:33]
Junius – Battle In The Sky [35:05]
The Cherry Wave – Cave/Wave [38:39]
Machines Learning – Punching The Rabbit [42:22]
The Virgance – Catch The Wave [46:45]
Nothing – B&E [53:30]
Slowdive – Primal [58:49]
The War Of The Worlds by H.G. Wells © 1898
“I follow the determined cat back across the ancient bridge. We seem to sail through the clouds on the river. I remember beautiful springs, the first fresh leaves, Easter eggs, cake in the shape of a lamb, the maypole, and a blue, blue sky.
I feel as though many others just like me have passed here before, and many will be walking forever after, in different times, different ages — like time travelers caught in one frozen universal second.”
The Three Golden Keys by Peter Sís, copyright © 1994 by Peter Sís, bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group, Inc.
All of the songs on 640.084 were either purchased legitimately or were offered for free. For more information about the music featured on this collection, please click on the band names in the list below.
Empire of the Sea – South [00:00]
Mainland Divide – Beyond Recognition [05:33]
…Of Sinking Ships – Breathing Anew [10:16]
Tides of Man – Eyes Like Strange Sins [16:36]
Heights – Symphony For the Sky – Movement 3 [24:20]
Kermit – We Tripantu [30:23]
Kalouv – Namazu [35:14]
Arms Of Tripoli – 10th Graders Forever [39:11]
Do Make Say Think – Executioner Blues [44:31]
Flyingdeadman – Ilae [52:49]
The Gothenburg Address – Tangents [59:22]
Pg.lost – I am a Destroyer [64:44]
Years of Rice & Salt – Lola [74:05]
“Thus this place became the Verge of Wandering, the northernmost limit of our exile. From this valley, we found our way southward among the mountains, sojourning by decades and centuries among strange and distant lands, living as nomads among peoples who knew nothing of the Land and Fangthane. Perhaps at another time we will speak of such things. For the present, I will say merely that we found no home there. But neither have we returned to the Land.
“Once in each generation, however, we visit the Verge of Wandering. Here we remain for a season, or a year, or for several years, scouting the Land until we have discovered that Fangthane yet lives — that the Land has not yet been healed of evil. Then we depart to wander again.
“For a hundred generations and more, no Ramen has set foot beyond these mountains, except to observe the life of the Land, and to carry word.”
The Runes of the Earth by Stephen R. Donaldson. G.P. Putnam’s Sons (Penguin Group USA) © 2004
All of the songs on 640.083 were either purchased legitimately or were offered for free. For more information about the music featured on this collection, please click on the band names in the list below.
Overhead, The Albatross – Telekenetic Forest Guard [00:00]
U137 – Midsummer Field [08:44]
Lights & Motion – Crystalline [13:32]
Maven – The Hymn Of Her Innocence [17:33]
Row Boat – Orkan [23:51]
Beneath The Watchful Eyes – Letters From Zedelghem [30:11]
Coldbones – The Hands Between Us [34:43]
There’s a Light – We Choose to go to the Moon [41:36]
Concords – Heed The Warning; Heed The Call [45:46]
Líam – VI [50:40]
Beyond This Point Are Monsters – K-Swiss Army Knife [55:56]
The End of the Ocean – Verses From Our Captain [66:16]
Ehgo – Long The Night [70:15]
A wall of sound with flutes and strings
Rising on a wave of voices
Surrounded by your humble faith
Morning’s there to wake us in time, rain and sky
The world is breathing, living
But turning in its rage
When summer returns to its warm green fields
The sun fading, pastel in the breeze
The swallow swooping, migrating home
Gems from my vinyl archive. Enjoy!
Stereolab – The Light That Will Cease To Fail [00:00]
The Wedding Present – Niagara [03:23]
Crispy Ambulance – Bardo Plane [07:30]
Pale Saints – A Revelation [11:02]
Moose – Boy [13:41]
Dif Juz – Cs [17:20]
Lowlife – Given To Dreaming [22:22]
Modern English – Dawn Chorus [26:00]
Breathless – Is It Good News Today? [30:37]
A Primary Industry – Gush [35:27]
Cocteau Twins – Great Spangled Fritillary [37:40]
The Wolfgang Press – That Heat [41:42]
Ultra Vivid Scene – Medicating Angels [46:05]
Lush – Monochrome [54:19]
Excerpt from ‘Dawn Chorus’ by Modern English. Published by Beggars Banquet Music Ltd / Momentum Music Ltd.