mixtape 016

Please enjoy jwz mixtape 016.

As your attorney in this matter, I advise you to engage in discussion of said mixtape.

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43 Responses:

  1. intoner says:

    i fully endorse the use of gorillaz and dj hidden.
    well played.

  2. You can do no wrong when starting out with Psapp.

  3. nidea says:

    your mix is rockin' our house at the moment! Thanks for putting it together.

  4. _nicolai_ says:

    Is more mellow than some previous.
    Am liking it.

  5. spoonyfork says:

    Enjoying this mixtape quite a bit.

    Having issues automatically playing m3u links in iTunes on OSX after updates Firefox and iTunes 7.6? Not a fix but m3u-un-fcker is a band-aid.

    • jwz says:

      What did Firefox break? .m3u files still seem to work fine in Safari 3.0.4 and iTunes 7.6.29.

      • spoonyfork says:

        If I had to guess, I believe it is the content type or encoding set by Firefox. Since the behavior change came after an update to iTunes, perhaps iTunes 7.6 is just more discriminating in metadata values.

        Safari 3.0.4 (523.12.2) m3u metadata...
        mela:~/Desktop spoonyfork$ mdls 016-1.m3u | grep FSType
        kMDItemFSTypeCode = 0

        Firefox m3u metadata...
        mela:~/Desktop spoonyfork$ mdls 016.m3u | grep FSType
        kMDItemFSTypeCode = 1297101653

        m3u-un-fcker (from Firefox's m3u)...
        mela:~/Desktop spoonyfork$ mdls 016.m3u.fixed.m3u | grep FSType
        kMDItemFSTypeCode = 1413830740

    • nelc says:

      Ah, that's great. I couldn't figure out why the lists weren't playing any more, and I was wondering if I dare risk JWZ's ire by asking here.

    • travisd says:

      Thanks for posting this. I discovered that I could no longer stream things from my Apache Mod_MP3 based server and this discussion came to mind -- and it fixed that as well as the jwz mixtape issue!

  6. evan says:

    I really liked Lamb's first album. I bought their most recent album over Christmas and from two listens it seems terrible. I think they'd been trending downwards over time and I just had sorta hoped it wasn't a trend.

    • evan says:

      Now that I listen, I see this is also from the Psapp album I have and like.

      • lloydwood says:

        Psapp's 'Cosy in the Rocket' provides the theme tune for 'House, M.D.', which I believe has been recommended to jwz previously as essential viewing.

        (This Psapp track has a Hot Bitch Arsenal-remixed feel to it.)

        • kehoea says:

          The theme tune in .us and in most of the BitTorrentted episodes one is likely to come across is Massive Attack's Teardrop. I haven't seen the .uk version.

          • lloydwood says:

            My mistake. Psapp's Cosy was the title music to early series of Grey's Anatomy, a show that jwz will never, ever, ever, watch. Later series of Grey's just didn't leave room for opening title music.

            (If memory serves, which I increasingly doubt, the UK release of House uses a slightly different rendition of Teardrop for its first series. And the theme music broadcast with the first series of Battlestar Galactica in the US was jingoistic junk later replaced by the eastern laments used elsewhere.)

    • jwz says:

      I definitely like the self-titled best, followed closely by Fear of Fours. I think you're right that they trended downward, but I didn't think Between Darkness was terrible, just... not that interesting.

      • elusis says:

        Between Darkness had some stand-out tracks, but was nothing like the shiver-inducing gorgeousness of the first two.

  7. kzinti says:

    Way outside my usual listening pattern. Thanks for making these!

  8. bitwise says:

    Interesting. The track "Creeps'n'Freaks'n'You" seems to be a remix of the track "a.m. e.m" from the album "The 88".

    I knew I'd heard it before, but I hadn't bought any tracks from "Guns" other than "I Hate Guns".

    Yay Minuit. Here's to wishing them across the ocean for a US tour.

  9. telecart says:

    You have a HeXanE track there. You knew Chris?

  10. I used to play that song before I went to sleep at night. Chris is still so alive in the music he left behind. I still think it's amazing that his work is reaching ears beyond New York City.

    Thank you so much for posting this. This mix digs deep.

  11. bitwise says:

    After having listened to all of 016, I hereby pronounce it the best one yet. There goes my next month's worth of emusic downloads.

  12. pfrank says:

    this is definitely my favorite one so far. I'm starting to lose track of all the music I need to acquire from these.

  13. capo_mojo says:

    Also my fave. Particularly the HeXanE which I hadn't heard before.

  14. edouardp says:

    Keep them coming!

    A humble suggestion: you could put a link to each LJ post on the mixtapes page labelled "discuss" - people who somehow find the mixtapes via some non-LJ route have no opportunity to give you feedback and/or new music suggestions.

  15. omni_ferret says:

    I really like this song, which surprised me because the title is just so dumb.

  16. telecart says:

    Good one. I used to play an indie/britpop/rock set at a dancebar near Tel-Aviv a couple of years ago, I'd always play that track.

  17. houdini_cs says:

    I'm really enjoying these. I've listened to them all (except for 16, that's for work on Monday) and it's completely different than what I would normally listen to.

    Can you suggest any other sources of similar music? Streaming stations, podcasts, etc?

  18. reify says:

    So I finally got around to listening to some off these mixtapes, because I haven't done streaming mp3 before and didn't want to take the time to set it up. Because I'm dumb and didn't realize how trivial it is.

    I feel like I just didn't "get" 015. But I like 016. The Psapp and Hexane I'd never heard before, and liked, and the Gorillaz, Machines of Loving Grace, and Damage Manual are great tracks.

    Thank you for taking the time to put these together for us. Despite all the online recommendation engines and stores and Pandoras and whatnot, the best way to find new music is still to get recommendations from acquaintances with taste, and I appreciate it.

  19. I'm old so please indulge me. I enjoyed the HeXanE track, but I can't find a place to buy their music on CD or MP3. Is it for sale in some way? Is there a site that they make their music available for authorized download?

  20. andr00 says:

    I will add my high latency declaration that this is the best jwz mixtape ever. Reminds me of the early 90's when I would get new music from my friend Nelson via these weird plastic cartridges with coiled up strips of magnetic film in them. So happy someone else is putting together the songs that don't suck.

    Honestly, every time someone mentioned Bowie I thought of "Let's Dance", or "China Girl" which I hate. But apparently he rules? Huh.

  21. omni_ferret says:

    Tuxedomoon sounded oddly like LCD Soundsystem crossed with New Order.

    The Crash Baptists song was cool. I think the male vocal reminded me of the INXS singer, but I liked Belinda Carlisle's voice.

    • jwz says:

      Crash Baptists only existed for approximately that one soundtrack album. It was another name for Low Pop Suicide, who were Rick Boston, Dave Allen (Gang of 4/Shriekback), and Jeff Ward (NIN/Ministry). Rick Boston also did a solo album, which was accoustic/violin covers of Low Pop songs. All of the above is great.

      Amusingly, there are some early, more "industrial" takes on a few Low Pop songs on Contagion's album "Contaminant PCB", which was on Dave Allen's record label. My theory is that he signed some lame little band who couldn't get it together on their own, and then Dave and Rick had to finish the album for them.

      • omni_ferret says:

        Looking around for them, I failed spectacularly until I hit Amazon. This was disconcerting because I was SURE I'd heard about them repeatedly... then I checked the playlists & realized that's probably because of you playing them a few times.

        On the other hand, doing acoustic, violin, & industrial music is probably not the most marketable strategy. :)