My personal challenge with this was to make a mix that I REALLY liked, only take a few hours from start to finish, that did not mess with family time in any way, and didn't cause me to go to bed at a time that only allowed me about 4 hours of sleep before I had to get up for work. Whew! I'm pretty sure that I accomplished that task.
I wanted to make a mix that was very dark, but when I started getting the tunes, it made me wonder how anyone could make it through something so heavy and ominous. So I changed my plan to put alternate between the dark and light (thus the title).
Nothing says dark ambient music like Steve Roach (had to put in two of his tunes). It was a good chance to use some of his stuff. Maybe should have gone with some Robert Rich, but he was on the last mix. There are always future mixes.
I have some more Maenad stuff, and it came down to that or something from Nurse With Wound. Another time, another mix.
Enjoy this mix!