Sunday, July 5, 2015

MIX - RIPPED ON A QUARK


























 95MIN
GENRE: YOU NEED TO CHILL OUT, BRO

01) David Harrow - Secret Agent
02) Deux Filles - Drinking At the Stream
03) Farflung - Future Days
04) Eric Random & The Bedlamites - Dream Web of Maya
05) Spectrum Meets Captain Memphis - Confederate Dead
06) Spectrum Meets Captain Memphis - Mary Reprise
07) Dif Juz - Trance
08) FK9 - Complete Surveillance
09) Far East Family Band - Kokoro
10) Daniel Berthiaume - Desert Solitaire
11) Cafe Jacques - Eberehtel
12) Clifford T. Ward - Gaye
13) Serpentina - Nana Sin Letra
14) Donny Hathaway - Someday We'll All Be Free
15) Legendary Pink Dots - Clockwise
16) Evie Sands - But You Know I Love You
17) Hangman's Beautiful Daughters - Darkside
18) Echolyn - On Any Given Night
19) The Teardrop Explodes - The Great Dominions


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Postscript : Being OCD, I can't help but notice the alphabetical patterns of the sequence of artists in the order, and feel I should (unnecessarily) disclaim that this is anything but purely coincidental. As with every mix I put together, the track-selection is derived cumulatively based upon a loose theme of style or atmosphere that develops autonomously and organically from there until I have a better idea of a conceptual gestalt. In this sense the concepts for mixes are arbitrarily borne. Once the selection is complete, further more anal-retentive arrangement of the tracks occurs until I feel the songs flow fluidly from start to finish, and the mix itself is a progression that suits and hopefully stimulates certain  conceptually related scenarios. For example, intended appropriate scenarios for this mix could be anything from introversion to psychotropic simulation to sleep, but typically related to submerged relaxation. TLDR: I'm neurotic, especially with this creative hobby -  enjoy the music.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

MIX - DEATH DRIVES / PSYCHOFLEXIN'






















115MIN
GENRE: TRANCE BERSERKA

00) Flex 13 - Ditch I'm In
01) Industrial Arts - Move to the Groove (or Be Removed)
02) Jarboe - Red
03) Dr. Calculus m.d.m.a. - Perfume From Spain
04) Giant Claw - DARK WEB 002
05)  Magic Fades + Soul Ipsum - Top Flex Kush
06) Lee Gamble - Motor System
07) Malcolm McLaren - D'ya Like Scratchin' (remix)
08) Freddie Gibbs + Madlib - High (feat. Danny Brown)
09) Signaldrift - Driving Somewhere
10) A.T.R.O.X - In the Playtime
11) Aphex Twin - aisatsana
12) Bleep + Booster - Glock
13) Shabazz Palaces - Solemn Swears
14) Kane West - Preview
15) Mr. Twin Sister - Twelve Angels
16) Ninos D Brasil - Sombra Da Lua
17) Lil Herb - 4 Minutes of Hell Part 3
18) E+E - FIRE GUT
19) Copeland - DILIGENCE
20) Dean Blunt - 50 Cent
21) Big Audio Dynamite - Free (WTF 12")
22) Falling Infinities - Cadillac Nights
23) Jesus Loves You (Boy George) - Love's Gonna Let U Down (Popcorn mix)
24) Blue Pearl - Running Up That Hill
25) Colourbox - Sleepwater

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Sunday, June 21, 2015

MIX - FRICTIONALLY GROOVED

























~120MIN
GENRE: KISSES + HITS

01) Television Personalities - Smashing Time
02) O.M.D. - Waiting For the Man
03) The Associates - Heart of Glass
04) Indian Summer - Electric Kiss
05) Denim - Glitter All Over Again
06) Depeche Mode - Blasphemous Dreams (Remix)
07) Cuba - Urban Light
08) Chapterhouse - Losing Touch With my Mind
09) In Camera - Deflowered (1991 Mix)
10) Cud - Vocally Speaking
11) Gaz Nevada - Japanese Girls
12) Think Tree - Memory Protect
13) The Residents - Hard & Tenderly
14) Big Butter - We Change the Same
15) Bene Gesserit - Tonight
16) Ariel Pink - Black Ballerina
17) Saada Bonaire - You Could Be More as You Are
18) Art Fleury - Somewhere Else
19) A.T.R.O.X. - The Warm Current
20) Saint Etienne - Only Love Can Break Your Heart (Richard X extended instrumental)
21) Georgia Morandi - Children of the Sky (Figli Delle Stelle)
22) Kid Creole & The Coconuts - There But For the Grace of God Go I (12' Mix)
23) Bleep & Booster - Find the Light
24) Colourbox - Just Give'em Whiskey
25) Honey Bane - 10's  Burning
26) The Shop Assistants - Ace of Spades
27) The Jazz Butcher - Grooving in the Bus Lane
28) The Wolfhounds - Anti-Midas Touch (Peel session)
29) The Feelies - Sweet Jane (live with Lou Reed)
30) Boston - More than a Feeling (home tape demo)

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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

MIX - GOURMET LEFTOVERS






















106MIN
GENRE: GENERAL POP, SPRINGTIME SOFT PROGRESSIVE TECHNO, DREAM POP TRIP HOP, DOWNTEMPO SHOEGAZER, HARMONIES

01) Poi Dog Pondering - Entrance
02) Electric Sound of Joy - Night and Day
03) Azure Blue - Fingers
04) Cody - Sleep Park Royal
05) Bowery Electric - Freedom Fighter (Vocal Remix)
06) Soul Kitchen - A Low Mood Operation
07) Lowlife - Sense of Fondness
08) Bron Area - Dancing
09) Anna Domino - Tyranny (of Your Company)
10) 17 Pygmies - Monday
11) The Kane Gang - What Time is It?
12) China Crisis - St. Saviour Square
13) Epitaphe - La Joie
14) Bill Nelson - Dancing in the Wind
15) The Bilinda Butchers - When I'm Alone (demo)
16) Malory - Cany
17) Lotus Eaters - When You Look at Boys
18) Cleaners From Venus - The Jangling Man
19) For Against - Times Square Go-Go Boy
20) Music in the External World - Bad Blood
21) Moose - You Don't Listen
22) The Apartments - The Failure of Love is a Brick Wall (You Prayed for Me to Hit It)
23) Cath Carroll - The Divine Miss A.
24) Richard Hawley - The Only Road
25) Sharon Van Etten - Every Time the Sun Comes Up


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Monday, January 5, 2015

MIX - POP GEMS VIII: VOLUME TWO

























116MIN
GENRE: LA-LA-LA

01) Should - Soothed
02) Electric Sound of Joy - Mysteries of Love
03) Jack - Sleepin' Makes me Thirsty
04) Al Stewart - Necromancer
05) Bel Canto - Images
06) Inspiral Carpets - Mermaids
07) Felt - Rain of Crystal Spires (Andy Kershaw Session '86)
08) Lilac Time - You've Got to Love
09)  Poi Dog Pondering - The Big Walk
10) Go-Kart Mozart - New World in the Morning
11) Suntime Glorious - I'm Too Good For You
12) Bill Pritchard - I'm in Love Forever
13) Jimmy Jimmy - I Met Her in Paris
14) Idle Race - Morning Sunshine
15) Brazzaville - The Clouds in Camarillo (with Minerva)
16) Cannon Heath Down - A Charming Sound
17) Strange Acquaintance - I Don't Care About It
18) The Kane Gang - Take Me to the World
19) The Gist - Fool For a Valentine
20) Jean-Paul Sartre Experience - I Like Rain
21) The Kensington - Intercity Baby '94
22) The Beautiful South - Woman in the Wall
23) Helen Love - Golden Summer
24) Kirsty Maccoll - He's On the Beach (Extended version)
25) Terry Britten - 2,000 Weeks
26) Tin Tin - Toast and Marmalade For Tea
27) The Housemartins - Swansea
28) Bluebells - No One Ever Waves Goodbye

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MIX - POP GEMS VIII : VOLUME ONE


























107MIN
GENRE: LA-LA-LA

01) Kevin Harrison - Ink Man
02) Television Personalities - TV on in Bed
03) Die Bruder - I'm Going Alone
04) The Feelies - Dancing Barefoot
05) Pictures of Innocence - Love War
06) Suprete - Septiembre
07) The Woodentops - Good Thing
08) Faith Brothers - That's Just the Way That it is With Me
09) Glo-Worm - Change of Heart
10) Moose - I Wanted to See You to See If I Wanted You
11) Kevin Rowland - Tonight
12) Cinderpop - Latest of the Five
13) Gangway - Biology
14) German Humour - Many Lives
15) Herzfeld - Do You Want This Job or Not?
16) After This - Fields
17) Chris Spedding - Video Life
18) Box of Toys - When Daylight is Over
19) Stephen Harrison - Sad & Blue
20) Fire Next Time - Too Close
21) Bob Hope - Can't Stop Thinking About Her
22) The Cherry Orchard - Love Comes to Town
23) Newcolours - A Dream of Yesterday
24) Tac-Tix - See the Love
25) The Pale Fountains - ...From Across the Kitchen Table (12" Extended)
26) Danny Wilson - Mary's Prayer
27) Al Stewart - Don't Forget Me
28) The Comsat Angels - After the Rain (demo)


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Wednesday, December 31, 2014

MIX - EMBIENCE

























~2HR
GENRE: WAKE UP, IT'S A BEAUTIFUL MORNING

01) SFT - Tusalava
02) Susan Mazer & Dallas Smith - Morning in Barcelona
03) Alessandro Alessandroni - Skyliner
04) Michael Rother - Silberstreif
05) Phil Harmonie - Vers le Nord
06) Mort Garson - Swingin' Spathiphyllums
07) Cults Percussion Ensemble - Erlangen Polka
08) Claude Larson - Transformation
09) Patrick Cowley - Sea Hunt
10) The Two - Until Daylight
11) Serge Bulot - Violectra
12) Claude Larson - Fire
13) Eberhard Schoener - Tjandra
14) Suzanne Doucet - Trance-Lucent Night
15) Seiko Kobuchi - Billy's Past
16) Art Fleury - L'Overdose
17) Finis Africae - Danca Do Corpo
18) Nic Potter - Saturday Night in Piraeus
19) Brian Eno - Beta Recall
20) Mikel Rouse - Soul Train
21) Peter Gabriel - Of These, Hope
22) Grizz Volga - Siluetas de Plata

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Friday, December 19, 2014

MIX - COLD SPELLS

























~2.5HR
 GENRE: GUITARS, POST-PUNK, ALT-COUNTRY, INDIE (WHATEVER THAT MEANS), SOUNDTRACK FOR WINTER ROADTRIP

01) Art Fleury - Atahualpa
02) The Housemartins - Paris in Flames
03) Thundermug - Victoria Muse
04) Sad Circles - Twisting Another Rope
05) The Guinea Pigs - Pylons
06) Tangled Shoelaces - The Biggest Movie Ever Made
07) Go Team - Treasure Hunt
08) The Tamborines - Naissence De La Folie
09) Crash - All I Get
10) Opal - My Only Friend
11) Cannon Heath Down - Ma-de-moi-selle
12) Setima Legiao - Aguarela
13) Tender Leaf - Going to the Country
14) Wild Angels - Blood is Sweeter Than Honey
15) Dead Adair - Monterery Revisited
16) The Lines - Ultramarine
17) Flying Color - Love is On it's Way
18) The Del Fuegos - Down in Allen's Mills
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19) Rain Parade - My Secret Country
20) Mirrors Over Kiev - The Scars are Healing
21) The Chamber Strings - Telegram
22) Danny & Dusty - Bend in the Road
23) Rain Parade - Fertile Crescent
24) The Pogues - Heart-shaped Sunglasses
25) Paul Westerberg - Once Around the Weekend
26) Comet Gain - 'Sad Love' and Other Short Stories
27) The Church - Metropolis
28) The Audience - Painless Dentistry
29) Poi Dog Pondering - Everybody's Tryin'
30) Boo Hewerdine & Darden Smith
31) Chuzzlewit - Is There a City Outside Your Window
32) Ebeling Hughes - Everything
33) Tirez Tirez - Never Begin
34) Television Personalities - Isn't It a Pity
35) Trash Can Sinatras - Snow (original mix)
36) World - Ride Away
37) Silver Jews - Self-Ignition
38) The Del Fuegos - I'm Inside You


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DISC TWO

Thursday, December 18, 2014

A REMINDER RE: RE-UPS

I've gotten a lot of emails and comments asking to re-upload some old posts, but unfortunately given how busy I am with my primary writing projects, I just don't have the time.

That being said, I can recommend anyone looking a specific album to download the program Soulseek. It can be found here

http://www.soulseekqt.net/

and works with most (I believe) OS's.

My user name is tristanmountjoy, and even though I don't log on much these days due to not having stable internet, almost every album featured on this blog or any other for that matter can be found on the soulseek servers. It's old school p2p ala napster, but for sub-mainstream. Really simple yet lots of features. Search and download.

Hope this helps!

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

MIX - NIGHTHYMNING

























~90MIN
GENRE: VESPERS, VACANT COUNTRY ROADS, POST-SOMBER SOLEMNITY, LIGHT LACHRYMOSE RAIN FALLING FROM OVERCAST SKIES


01)   Die Zimmerm√§nner – Diene Monate
02)   The Newcolours – One Day You’ll Pay
03)   Flying Color – It Doesn’t Matter
04)   Deddingtons – I Believe in My Sanity
05)   The Girl With the Replaceable Head – The Sun Will Let you Down
06)   Chuzzlewit – Paquebot
07)   Stephen Harrison – Winter Sun
08)   Gangway – On the Roof
09)   Haircut 100 – Evil Smokestacking Baby
10)   Cannon Heath Down – Belly Through
11)   A Faulty Chromosome – Them Pleasures of the Flesh
12)   Balloon – Now That the Thrill’s Gone
13)   SFT – Pitanga
14)   Deacon Blue – Dignity
15)   Chris & Cosey – Endless Rain
16)   Tender Leaf – Coast to Coast
17)   Cinderpop – Airless
18)   Heidi Berry – All for You
19)   Soft Verdict – Circular Breathing
20)   Pop Art – Planting
21)   Brighter – Painted Angels (demo)
22)   Fantastic Something – Hurt Kingdoms
23)   Yung Wu – Big Day




Wednesday, October 22, 2014

MIX - SET FOR IMAGINARY HALLOWEEN PARTY



























~120MIN
GENRE: GOTH DRUGS (DANCEFLOOR + BASEMENT)

01) Random Hold - With People
02) Andrew Wilson - In The Orchard
03) Red Harvest - Burning Party
04) Headleaders - Feelings of Madness
05) That Barnes Woman! - Beneath My Hands
06) Winston Tong - The Quotidian
07) Art Fleury - Love and Fear
08) German Humour - Gender Shock
09) Television Personalities - Pablo Picasso
10) Shriekback - Under the Lights (Alt. take)
11) Trisomie 21 - Djakarta
12) Rhetoric - Shooting the Leader
13) Lost Loved Ones - Freakshow
14) The Chameleons - Intrigue in Tangiers (demo)
15) Legendary Pink Dots - The More it Changes
16) Courage of Lassie - Iron
17) Stone Breath - Leaves About Our Feet, We Reached for the Moon
18) Chris Yates - No Hanging Today
19) Current 93 - Those Flowers Grew
20) Dead Can Dance - East of Eden
21) World - Bonus No. 2
22) (World of) Skin - I'll Go There, Take me Home
23) Fields of the Nephilim - Last Exit for The Lost
24) Love Tractor - Greedy Dog

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Saturday, October 11, 2014

MIX - LOVE IN FALL II

























~89MIN
GENRE: POST-TWEE-SWEATER-WEATHER-MOVIE-DATE-MAKE-OUT-BUTTERFLIES WINDOWS-DOWN-DRIVE-HOME ('SCENIC ROUTE')

01) East Village - Precious Diamond Tears
02) The Ocean Blue - Either / Or
03) The Faith Brothers - Isolato
04) Brighter - Nothing At All (demo)
05) Glamour - City Dolls
06) Chelsea - Quiet Heart (Go-Betweens cover)
07) Fantastic Something - The Thousand Guitars of St. Dominiques
08) Newcolours - In Your Eyes
09) Big Red Bus - Valleys and Peaks
10) Deddingtons - Child
11) Newsflash - Nobodies Home
12) Watoo Watoo - Dans Le Train
13) Frazier Chorus - Storm
14) Northern Picture Library - Into the Ether
15) Family - Nadadora
16) Tan Sleeve - It Doesn't Snow in New York Anymore
17) Barcelona - Why Do Tou Have So Much Fun Without Me?
18) New Order - Ceremony (demo)
19) Talulah Gosh - Talulah Gosh (radio session version)
20) The Nivens - Yesterday
21) Fallover 24 - Faye
22) Go Team - Acid Autumn
23) Slowdive - AB (with Brian Eno)
24) Bob Hope - It Won't Always be That Way

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Saturday, October 4, 2014

MIX - AEQUUS NOX

























Disc One (Vernal)

001) The Boo Radleys - Lazarus (Saint Etienne mix)
002) Magic Fades + Soul Ipsum - Spa Finder
003) Yuki Kajiura - First Meeting
004) Virna Lindt - Underwater Boy
005) Prefab Sprout - If You Don't Love Me (FSOL Stateside mix)
006) Zeus - Johnny Trunk
007) Evie Sands - It's This I Am
008) Mercury Rev - Endlessly (Tascam 8 Track Reel to Reel demo)
009) Paul Quinn & The Independent Group - My Guardian Angel
010) Scott Walker - I Think I'm Getting Over You
011) Setima Legiao - A Partida (Versao)
012) The Nits - Tear Falls
013) Susumu Hirasawa - Gatts
014) Swans - Mystery of Faith

Disc Two (Autumnal)

001) Cry - Alone
002) Lubomyr Melnyk - Nightrail From the Sun
003) The Lilac Time - Holy Man Jam
004) Galaxy 500 - The Other Side (demo)
005) Radio Ghosts - Run
006) The Chameleons - Time (Pt. 2)
007) The Snowdrops - Mad World
008) Slowdive - Summer Day (demo)
009) Inrain - Sleep
010) For Against - Blow
011) Fats Garden - Hearts on Parole
012) The Cure - Fascination Street (Robert Smith home demo)
013) Red House Painters - Waterkill (demo)
014) David Sylvian - Orpheus

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Sunday, September 7, 2014

MIX - GOODBYE BUTTERFLY

























~79MIN

01) John Cunningham - What About Now?
02) Jack - Sometimes
03) Herzfeld - The Stock Exchange Speaks
04) Ben Watt - The Gun
05) The Bible - Mahalia
06) Exhibit B - It's Hypothetical
07) Mr. Wright - I Wish I Had a Girl Like You
08) Spain - Nobody Has to Know
09) Kumisolo & Momus - Adelaide
10) Gypsophile - Elle Est Passee
11) Blur - Out of Time (Zoe Ball XFM Session)
12) Pulp - Ansaphone (demo)
13) The Bathers - If Love Could Last Forever
14) Boo Hewerdine - Dreamlife
15) The Well - Sublimation
16) Gary Valentine - Somewhere Nowhere
17) Intastella - The Past
18) Terry Hall - Forever J (Pulp mix)
19) Brian - She Takes You Away

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Saturday, August 9, 2014

MIX - JOURNEY TO THE CENTER OF THE HOUSE

~ 100 min. of pure, uncut audio-cardio - for a medley of motivational marathons~


01) Dreamatic - Audio Trip
02) Nick Nicely - Headwind Aheadwind
03) S.F.T. - Eyes Open
04) Fly - Liberation
05) Polyrock - La So La Me (Home demo)
06) Captain Sensible - Life Up in the Stars
07) Airstream - Airstream (Short But Sweet Mix)
08) Electronic - Idiot Country
09) Ben Watts feat. Estelle - Pop A Cap in Yo' Ass (Full mix)
10) Love Corporation - Palatial (Danny Rampling mix)
11) Hypnotone - Quasar
12) Air Miami - World Cup Fever (Guy Fixsen mix)
13) Happy Mondays - Loose Fix (The Grid remix)
14) Mr. Marvin - Entity (Extasy of Love mix)
15) Blaze - Lovely Dae
16) The Sound of Arrows - M.A.G.I.C.
17) Sunshower - Almaty
18) Malcolm McLaren - Paris Lutece Paname

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Sunday, June 15, 2014

MIX - POP GEMS VI


























Disc One:

000 - Intro
001 - The Bernhardts - I Hear You Calling (Extended)
002 - Colourfield - Yours Sincerely
003 - Ban - Num Filme Sempre Pop
004 - Deacon Blue - He Looks Like Spencer Tracy Now
005 - Nick Heyward - Whistle Down the Wind
006 - Orange Cake Mix - A Wish to Wonder
007 - Mitch Easter - Pillow Fight
008 - The Other Two - The River
009 - Hurrah! - Call for Me
010 - Bridewell Taxis - Just Good Friends
011 - Dawn Chorus & The Bluetits - I'm Going Down
012 - Personal Column - Same Old Situation
013 - Ahab - Don't Give up on Us
014 - The River Detectives - You Won't Listen to Me
015 - Boo Hewerdine - Holy Water
016 - Jazz - Inside
017 - Swallow - Lovesleep
018 - Jack - Whilst High, I Had This Premonition

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Disc Two:

000 - Intro
001 - Lotus Eaters - The First Picture of You (12" Version)
002 - Bridge (UK) - Believe in Love
003 - Paul Haig - Faithless
004 - Rose McDowall - Don't Fear the Reaper
005 - The Light - Contrasting Strangers
006 -The Beloved - Forever Laughing
007 - Suburban Living - Summer Breeze
008 - Roxy Music - To Turn You On (1981 B-Side Version)
009 - Future World Orchestra - Walking on Clouds
010 - Sumosonic - Cat's Life
011 - Exit 13 - Cold & Grey
012 - Gazebo - I Like Chopin (12" Extended Version)
013 - The Gadgets - Rain
014 - ...And All Because the Lady Loves - Other People Like You
015 - The Go-Betweens - When Word Gets Around (Botany Sessions)
016 - Graham Fellows - Gone With the Wind
017 - Captain Sensible - Exploding Heads and Teapots (Past Their Prime)
018 - Revolver - Since Yesterday

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Tuesday, June 10, 2014

MIX - POWER HOUR (Point Five)



























01) Steve Miller Band - Macho City (Long Version)
02) Nikki Sudden & The Jakobites - Death is Hanging Over Me
03) Camper Van Beethoven - The Day That Lassie Went to the Moon
04) Television Personalities - Salvador Dali's Garden Party (Andy Kershaw Session)
05) The Legend - You Were Glamorous
06) The Damned - Dr. Jeckyl and Mr. Hyde (Demo)
07) Autumn - Memories
08) Television - Days
09) The Relations - Who Do you Think you Thought you Were
010) Nikki Sudden - The Road of Broken Dreams
011) Jane Bond & The Undercovermen - The Girl Who Knew Too Much
012) Loop - Forever
013) David Werner - Melanie Cries
014) The Toms - I Cannot Spot You
015) The Reverbs - Railroad Ties
016) Roland Bocquet - La Suite D'elsa
017) Gary Valentine - Who's The Leader?
018) Blue Orchids - Thirst

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Friday, May 30, 2014

MIX - Umbrellas at the Discotheque




















01) In the Nursery - Mute Harmony
02) Duet Emmo - Or So It Seems...
03) Branches - Show Me Your Face
04) No Name - Fashion (Single Version)
05) Babel 17 - Bittersweetmixness
06) Downers - December Rain
07) Astronauts - Still Talking
08) Ian North - Romance
09) Captain Sensible - Relax
10) Frostbite - Bar Tender
11) Ornamental -  Yonilingaphonics
12) Max - 337 5537's Little Ghost
13) Simon Turner - Popshop (90)
14) Mrs. Higginbottom - Fingerdance of the Law
15) Flash and the Pan - Burning Up The Night
16) Modern English - Beautiful People

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Saturday, March 1, 2014

MIX - Pop Gems V

Pardon the m4a format on most of the files. There's a converter out there if you need mp3 copies for whatever reason. I've been so lethargic lately, its something that I even got around to posting this.
























Disc 1

01) Bluebells - I'm Falling
02) Friends Again - South of Love
03) Motorcycle Boy - Trying to Be Kind (Extended Mix)
04) Choo Choo Train - Nothing Else
05) Ocean Blue - Vanity Fair
06) El Joven Brya Superstar - En El Club
07) Les Tres Bien Ensemble - Sahara
08) Parker Lewis - Cezanne
09) Gentle Touch - Once You Used To
10) Red Sleeping Beauty - For Once
11) Magdelene Field - Christmas Island
12) Johnny Says Yeah! - I Won't Let You Go
13) Die Funf Freunde - Das Kann Auch Ich
14) What The Curtains - Over Now
15) Black and White Lovers - Passion of Mine
16) Pressure Group - Fat Man

Disc 2

17) Zebras - You Look Ready
18) Chelsea - Sweet Sixteen
19) Liechtenstein - All At Once
20) Gentle Touch - On the Verge of Tears
21) Ice Factory - Jerusalem
22) Ash Can School - She's Only Sleeping
23) Strawberry Switchblade - Little River (Peel Sessions '82)
24) Raw Herbs - Hopelessly
25) June and the Exit Wounds - Highway Noise
26) Airliner - Everything That's You
27) Shoestrings - Timeline
28) Invisible Twin - Spaces
29) 18+ - Almostleaving
30) Young Tradition - Isolation
31) Ballads of the Cliche - Distant Star
32) Nunzio Fattini - Love Yawn
33) Melodie Group - Wildest Dream

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Saturday, December 28, 2013

MIX - HDT : Happiness Dementia Therapy


What exactly is a trauma? How do they affect us? How do we heal from our traumas? The DSM-IV tends to have one believe that a trauma is limited to childhood abuse, the loss of a loved one, or gruesome experiences in combat, but Freud insisted that everyone is traumatized simply by the process of being born, and based the much of his studies on repression on this idea. I lean more towards Freud's perspective, and feel that we all have been traumatized at one point in our lives. What matters most in determining how these injuries will cripple us depends on the amount of love and nurturing we are given throughout the era of such experiences. For some a lack of such love itself is enough to be trauma, trapping one in a lifetime of inadequacy or dim self-esteem.

There is also great debate on how to heal these wounds - wounds that for some are too sensitive to even be acknowledged, nevertheless treated. I have my own theories, though they are probably not new ones. One of them is that a victim will remain a victim until there is vengeance, if not direct, then at least some kind of non-destructive catharsis in which we transcend the force or forces which bind us, we confront the ghosts that haunt us, head on, and this is a necessary initial step to the process of repair.

But before that, comes the second step and that is the step of empathy and understanding. If, for example, we have been beaten or molested as children, psychologically even, or have been stolen from, we must learn the motives behind our perpetrators, understand the great chain of cause and effect that exists in the grand chronological interpersonal scheme between us all. People are not evil, or in other words, individuals do not have a primary desire to hurt others, barring the few psychopathic exceptions. Rather, all people are products of there environments, and the desire to hurt others is a secondary effect of a primary cause, which is to cope, in destructive ways.This step is critical, lest we become perpetrators ourselves, and continue to live out the follies of our misfortunes into the misfortunes of others.

We must re-experience hell, so to speak, but with a critical and open mind, so to relive these things without the guilt of naivety. Then, once we have done this truly difficult and painful task, will we be able to move on. Once this painful page has been read, we can close the old book and begin our lives on the blank pages of a new one, and while we will carry the thorn of wisdom and chronic confrontation buried deep in our being,  the victory is anything but Pyrrhic, as this ailment is is much less painful than the thorn of guilt and ignorance. Lastly then when are finally able to tread forward we will do so truly on new ground, not on the trodden comforts of the past, which are, more often than not, lies and projections, illusory, ultimately hindrances. This new chapter will be an era of freedom, and as we live its meta-narrative, we can learn, we can empathize, and we can even find solace and security, and control to some degree what is written.





























01) Swans - Jane Mary, Cry One Tear
02) Backworld - Season of Sacrifice
03) Waylon Jennings - Are You Sure Hank Done It This Way?
04) Sorrow - Emptyness
05) Conspiracy of Silence - Innocent
06) Warren Zevon - Sentimental Hygiene
07) Black Hearted Brother - Got Your Love
08) Martha + The Muffins - Rhythm of Life
09) David Wise - Aquatic Ambiance
10) Sea Stories - Laughing Boy
11) Brian - Right Through Tuesday
12) Gayna Rose Madder - Ties
13) In Embrace - This Brilliant Evening
14) Nunzio Fattini - Floor
15) Amor De Dias - Jean's Waving
16) The Apartments - On Every Corner
17) John Cunningham - Spit and Polish
18) Spell - Free Now to Roam
19) Akira Yamaoka - Promise Reprise
20) Sun Kil Moon + Jimmy Lavelle - By the Time That I Awoke
21) The Radio Dept. - Closing Scene
22) Pure Bathing Culture - Scotty
23) Lil Ugly Mane - Last Breath (Outroduction)


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