19 June, 2024

Cover Songs!

I apologize for the delay in posting, sometimes a much needed break is forced upon you.

Onwards to what I alluded to...Cover songs, people either love them or hate them. I happen to love them when they're done well. Either as true to the original, or a wild re-interpretation. I've always got a folder to dump any cover song I find and like into there for projects like this. I've finally emptied most of this folder into the forthcoming eight mixes. I previously posted the 14 below from this folder so this project here isn't as robust as my remix series, yet still has plenty to digest over the coming days and weeks.

10 June, 2024

Another project coming

The delay in posting is due to multiple things:

1) Family road trip
2) Internet outage for 24 hours
3) Working on another significant themed project

I hope to have something new up by the end of this week.  Until then, enjoy revisiting some of the 400+ mixes I've already posted.


06 June, 2024

435 Krautrock Mix 2

Here's the second disc from this set.  More of the same expected tracks for a krautrock themed mix.

00:00  The Cosmic Jokers - Raumschiff Galaxy Fliegt in die Sonne
02:10  Cluster - James
05:22  Cul De Sac - Death Kit Train
12:04  The Sonic Catering Band - Flavour X (Clear Spot)
19:13  Stereolab & Nurse With Wound - Exploding Head Movie
23:58  Legendary Pink Dots - Super (Neu!)
28:08  Neu! - Lila Engel
32:39  The Cosmic Jokers - Intergalactic Nightclub
36:34  Faust - Party 6
37:16  Amon Duul II - Cerberus
41:30  Sand - May Rain
45:49  Sand - Doncha Feel
51:45  Cluster - Hollywood
55:56  Faust - Devoted  Bone Dance
67:37  Melvins - Track Five (Throbbing Gristle)

photo credit: scanners

04 June, 2024

434 Krautrock mix 1

It was probably the late 90's when I first discovered Krautrock/Kosmische/Motorik music and really dove in deep.  Nurse With Wound's list was of course the treasure trove of name dropping to the Nth degree.  I think it was the reissue of Sand's Ultrasonic Seraphim that really drew me in.   Then the big three blew me away, Faust Can, & Neu!  I made this two CD mix probably early 2000s.  For fans of the genre there is nothing unexpected here.  For the uninitiated this is a good overview with some new tracks mixed in.

00:00  Agitation Free - Rucksturz
02:06  Amon Duul II - Wolf City
05:21  Brainticket - Black Sand
09:21  Hawklords - Time Of
13:17  Can - Mushroom
17:14  Electric Sandwich - China
25:18  Stelvio Cipriani - Realta n 5
27:16  Nurse With Wound and Aranos - Sunset Belly Mother
31:27  Faust - So Far
35:20  Neu! - Super
38:22  Sand - On the Corner
42:45  Download - Hallo Gallo (Neu!)
50:30  Martijn De Kleer - What Happened To
54:48  Faust - The Sad Skinhead
57:18  Cosmic Jokers - Galactic Joke (C)
65:47  Chrome - Third From The Sun

photo credit: hallo gallo hellles

01 June, 2024

433 First of all, this too shall pass

This is a fan made soundtrack for a show that doesn't have an official soundtrack released.  I can make this fun by not mentioning the title to the show, though I doubt its hard to figure out.  Bonus if you can pick out the track in this list that was only mentioned, not played on the show.  It's not the greatest show ever, but has some tremendously funny parts and characters.  I usually only watch this one after a few (several) beers.  Still, damn near every episode has incredible music chosen and really accentuates the specific scenes.  I've seen other fan made playlists that either cover every track from the show, or highlight some of the songs I'm not as interested in.   This is the kind of show and soundtrack that reminds me that as much as I think I know about bands and music, there is always a whole world to explore.

00:00  Japanther - First of All
02:11  Les Savy Fav - What Would Wolves Do
05:04  Relations - Take No Sides
08:54  And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead - The Rest Will Follow
12:10  The Good News - Backstage Underage
16:14  Sunshine - Two Hundred Grand
20:20  Taylor Knox - One In A Billion 
23:55  Primitive Radio Gods - Standing Outside a Broken Phone Booth with Money in My Hand
29:16  Vacationer - Be With You
32:05  Milk & Bone - Pressure
35:48  Toro Y Moi - Blessa
38:31  Dan Deacon - True Thrush
43:10  Purity Ring - Fineshrine
46:37  Joel Plaskett Emergency - Fashionable People
50:43  Harmonium - Un Musicien Parmi Tant D Autres
57:39  Louise Burns - Burning Bridges
60:49  Adam Sabla - Now I Know Better
63:47  Toulouse - It Always Happens This Way
66:56  No Age - Eraser
69:52  Shimmering Stars - I'm Gonna Try
71:44  Tomorrows Tulips - Untitled
74:04  Dead Ghosts - Getting Older
76:07  Shannon and the Clams - Hey Willy
78:43  White Reaper - Last 4th of July
80:01  The Hunches - Static Disaster
82:42  The New Values - Straight Line
84:51  Tommy and the Commies - Permanent Fixture
86:39  OK Go - This Too Shall Pass

photo credit: found meme

30 May, 2024

430 Higher than a dub going straight to Barcelona

My mix a couple days ago instructed the listener to slow down, this one continues that and adds a dubby groove to it.  Fun tracks start to finish with a lot of gems to shine brightly.  Came up with an inane title for this as well.

00:00  Witchman - Tien Clan Dub
07:06  Primal Scream - Higher Than The Sun (Battersea Shield Mix)
13:25  Boom Boom Satellites - Dub Me Crazy
18:54  MC 900 Ft Jesus & DJ Zero - Straight To Heaven (instrumental)
22:48  Fun-Da-Mental - The Last Gospel (Electro Mix)
29:19  Leaders of the New School - Mt Airy Groove (pieces of a dream)
33:49  Sade - King of Sorrow (Fun Lovin Criminals remix)
38:11  Calexico - Barcelona Mosaico
40:28  The Fireman - Watercolour Guitars
46:06  Goth Babe - Oil Lumber / Griff Washburn
48:05  Goldwater - Goho Dohji
54:32  Boards of Canada - The Beach At Redpoint
58:50  The Orb - Now Here

photo credit: stock image