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The Art of Breathing

by NCN & Negativland (and Friends)

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Inhale 05:39
Breathe It 04:32
End Chant 00:43
Exhale 02:53


NOTE--This album is NOT by the musical group 'The Art of Breathing' ... but rather 'The Art of Breathing' is the name of this album.

This was originally mixed on Over the Edge on 07/17/2015 on KPFA with Phineas Narco, Wobbly and Puzzling Evidence contributing to the mix. This was the last Over the Edge show done while Don Joyce was still alive. He was in the hospital on a respirator at the time. In loving memory of Don Joyce, who passed away a week after this show was mixed. Post-production work has been done on this show since that time.

This is a special combined mix of Parts 1 and 2 of the original NCN program taken from the mix on that night.

The original broadcast version of this program is up at Negativland's website here:


This program will fit on 3 disks with Track 7 being the last track of disk 1, and Track 15 being the last track of disk 2. This is the highest fidelity version of this show available, with a +4khz and +40kbps MORE aural boost than the 128kbps 44khz mp3 version usually heard on the podcast and Mixcloud. Be sure to get the .flac or other lossless format versions.

In this edit, some of the more derivative mainstream samples have been expunged from the original broadcast.

For best effect, use headphones.

If you wish to donate to our ministry you can go to nationalcynical.com/donate or become a patreon at patreon.com/nationalcynical or consider entering in a dollar amount for this program which goes back into the project.

All derived material in this program is used fairly, accredited, and transformed (remixed / fragmented / re-contextualized / re-worked) for the purpose of education, cultural reference, and to artistically capture the cultural conversation about the subject matter during the time of this program's creation.

This researched program is the result of an artistic and creative process which can be documented, and is meant to be heard, and taken in its entirety. Payment is not a prerequisite to get this package, though donations are appreciated.


released August 12, 2015

See credits on individual tracks for accreditation.

Cover art is based on an original work by Katrina Nettleton.




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The National Cynical Network (NCN) is a long-running, SF Bay Area alternate programming media remix project. It originally consisted of a trio of SF Bay-Area based radio collage artists: Phineas Narco, Ronald Redball and Alexander T. Newport. NCN seeks to play *with* music , using sound, and video media samples in the process of media collage or 'mediage'. ... more

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