Will add my commentary in an edit later. (Still no one's figured it out. I think the only guess we've gotten so far is Geno, right? And it's not him)
1. Freda Payne - "Band of Gold" [Attn mix-maker: Going to attempt to cover this now.] 2. Streetlight Manifesto - "We Will Fall Together" 3. The World/Inferno Friendship Society - "Brother of the Mayor of Bridgewater" 4. Childish Gambino - "Freaks & Geeks" 5. B.O.B. ft. Bruno Mars - "Nothin' on You" 6. The Format - "Dog Problems" 7. Belle & Sebastian - "Piazza, New York Catcher" 8. The Magnetic Fields - "Nothing Matters When We're Dancing" 9. Radiohead - "True Love Waits" 10. Frightened Rabbit - "Swim Until You Can't See Land" 11. Los Campesinos! - "You! Me! Dancing!" 12. Bomb the Music Industry! - "25!" 13. T.I. - "What You Know" 14. Dan Deacon - "Wham City" 15. Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov - "Scherezade, Movement III: The Young Prince and the Young Princess"
I'm just glad to see my mix was successfully received internationally... And also received with better reception then I had anticipated.
Wolf, you are being too nice about that Rednex track! It really is a laughably bad song... But I just couldn't resist putting it on there. It just fits the humor of the theme too well. It kind of reminded me of Silvertips games and the cheesiness of the old Jock Jams compilations. Also, very awesome to know that I'm not the only one familiar with the Chili's 80's stuff around here! They are probably my second favorite band!
Anyways, I'm glad you enjoyed the mix. After seeing what others have sent I'm already looking forward to a more obscure submission for round 2.
That's the only Darude song I know! He has more? Lol. Sadly, my electronic/techno/trance knowledge is very limited...
Friendly: Nah. To be honest, that artwork was a bit rushed. I literally finished the music portion of this mix just hours before sending it in. I really only had that one Friday available to make it to the Post Office, so I quickly googled "funny workout pictures" and the rest was magic.
Post by Blacksmile on Apr 13, 2011 10:33:59 GMT -8
So as I posted in the CD Exchange thread, I recieved my mix a couple of days ago. It's called Dark Matter and I posted the artwork in the other thread. There is a nice mellow vibe to this CD and it was a real treat to listen to. I've already listened to it three times and it is awesome. Some great discoveries made. Here's the tracklist w/ a brief commentary:
M. WARD - "TO GO HOME" (GREAT OPENING SONG THAT SETS THE TONE) BRIGHT EYES - "WELL WHISKEY" (SOUNDS LIKE BRIGHT EYES, NO COMPLAINTS) NICK FREITAS - "SUN DOWN" (DON'T KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT HIM BUT I LIKE THE SONG) VILLAGERS - "27 STRANGERS" (Here we go!! First great discovery. Know nothing about them but I will be checking out more. The lyrics to this song are so good. This is my #1 song!) SEA WOLF - "I MADE A RESOLUTION" (Discovery #2. Like the song before this one is a lyrical gem) RADIOHEAD - "GAGGING ORDER" (Nothing more beautiful than Thom Yorke and gently strummed acoustic guitar) THE ROSEWOOD THIEVES - "LOS ANGELES" (Loved it! Fitting with the theme of the mix this one is a nice soft pop song that fits right in) THE DECEMBERISTS - "SLEEPLESS" (Great pick. This is one of my favorite songs by The Decemberists and it makes a nice centerpiece for the mix) THE NATIONAL - "SO FAR AROUND THE BEND" (Another good pick from the Dark Was the Night comp. Somewhat of a whimsical song for The National. It would be cool to see live) CURSIVE - "THE RECLUSE" (Had not been exposed before this. They are playing at Sled Island this year and after hearing this track I will do my best to see their set) THE HELIO SEQUENCE - "BLOOD BLEEDS" (Sadly this is one song on the mix that I did not like. I've listened to them before and was not a fan. This song did not change my mind) FIGURINES - "ANGELS OF THE BAYOU" (Cool tune. Musically it reminds me of The Velvet Underground) HEATMISER - "YOU GOTTA MOVE" (Very strong song. Singer sounded familiar, looked them up and I was surpised to see that it was Elliott Smith...AWESOME!) HER SPACE HOLIDAY - "Sleeping Pills" (This is a cool little ditty and a nice segue to the big finish) CONOR OBERST - "Breezy" (Fantastic closing song. I love albums that end with a soft piano led ballad)
Overall I found this mix to be warm and releaxing. It's been playing in my car before and after work and it seems that I have had better commutes as a result. Thabnk you so much for the intro's to some of those artists.
My guess as to who made it is...SWITCH.
I wouldn't be surprised if you are picturing me peeling a carrot with a staple gun.
Blacksmile, I am glad you liked it!! I was worried that my mix would not be well received since my style of music is softer with a dark theme. It made my day to read your commentary and I am glad you are giving it a good listen. Success!
Post by Friendly Destroyer on Apr 20, 2011 16:03:15 GMT -8
The mix I got:
Cinephile - Comatose Ha ha, is this because of COMAS? If not, happy accident. Dirty Projectors - No Intention Love the Dirty Projectors! Helio Sequence - So Stop Iron and Wine - Love Vigilantes Justin Vernon - Hazelton Fucking fantastic song! I borrowed a pair of Dr. Dre Beats over the weekend and this song brought me out of my body. His vocal effect sounded gigantic in the headphones. This was also the first time I've heard this track, by the last ringing notes I'd felt like I been on a 5 day journey. Fun stuff. Beirut - Postcards From Italy Great tune. When listening to music I really like to think about the artist and musicians in the studio, a patio or whatever and imagine the sounds physically coming from each instrument and and their fingers touching each string. It's hard to explain, but I can get myself into almost seeing the layers of music all around me. Anyway, this track was fun to imagine. Angus & Julia - Yellow Brick Road This song surprised me. Not really my style, but I didn't expect it to be as lengthy as it was and I didn't think it would have a huge dirty Neil Young solo for the last 3 minutes. Pretty cool. Great Big Sea - The Night That Pat Murphy Died I think I know whose mix this is now... Hot Chip - Ready For the Floor Sigur Ros - Festival Even though you always know where a Sigur Ros song is gonna go, it's always worth the trip. Radiohead - Let Down Givers - Up Up Up My first exposure to Givers. Kind of pretty similar to a lot of the modern Graceland pop sound going on, but the ending with all the weird chords was a nice touch. Mogwai - Bobcat Yeah, this one made me wanna pick up a pair of Beats pronto. The way it caught the low end end of the guitar was phenomenal! Epic shit fo' sho'! Bloc Party - This Modern Love Naked & Famous - Punching in a Dream Wilco - You Are My Face This has to be because of COMAS. Fucking hell, those harmonies get me everytime. Excellent COMAS song.
I actually was debating not doing the track by track thing as the main pleasure I derived from this mix was its track order and continuity. I'm not usually up to date on a lot of new stuff and can often get stuck on listening to the same big bunch of artists I love. This was almost like a breath of fresh air to hear, it didn't really matter if I only liked certain tunes a little or not at all. In the context of the mix it put me in a mood where I was enjoying all of it. The little familiar gems like a Dirty Projectors, Love Vigilantes cover, and Radiohead made it all the better. Hell, I was even digging Bloc Party's This Modern Love! I can't really stomach a whole Bloc Party album (I've tried). but as a singular tune in a mix, it was great! Seriously tight song! Big thanks to my person (Who I am guessing Pea) I had a blast listening to this!
EDIT: If the COMA references were intentional (though track 2 by the DP's says otherwise), then extra thanks for the personal touch.