As your attorney in this matter, I advise you to engage in discussion of said mixtape.
i fully endorse the use of gorillaz and dj hidden.well played.
You can do no wrong when starting out with Psapp.
your mix is rockin' our house at the moment! Thanks for putting it together.
Is more mellow than some previous.Am liking it.
Enjoying this mixtape quite a bit.
Having issues automatically playing m3u links in iTunes on OSX after updates Firefox 18.104.22.168 and iTunes 7.6? Not a fix but m3u-un-fcker is a band-aid.
What did Firefox break? .m3u files still seem to work fine in Safari 3.0.4 and iTunes 7.6.29.
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 FSTypekMDItemFSTypeCode = 0
Firefox 22.214.171.124 m3u metadata...mela:~/Desktop spoonyfork$ mdls 016.m3u | grep FSTypekMDItemFSTypeCode = 1297101653
m3u-un-fcker (from Firefox's m3u)...mela:~/Desktop spoonyfork$ mdls 016.m3u.fixed.m3u | grep FSTypekMDItemFSTypeCode = 1413830740
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.
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!
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.
Now that I listen, I see this is also from the Psapp album I have and like.
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.)
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.
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.)
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.
Between Darkness had some stand-out tracks, but was nothing like the shiver-inducing gorgeousness of the first two.
Way outside my usual listening pattern. Thanks for making these!
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.
You have a HeXanE track there. You knew Chris?
Pleasantly surprised here, too, Shay. :)
Hi Yanick :)
I swear my heart skipped a beat there for a second (but in a good way). It's really great to see Dok's stuff still being spread and appreciated.
No. Someone pointed me at Hexane a few years ago because of my love of The Conet Project. Good stuff...
It is. Thanks for putting it in your mix.
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.
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.
this is definitely my favorite one so far. I'm starting to lose track of all the music I need to acquire from these.
Also my fave. Particularly the HeXanE which I hadn't heard before.
And even more particularly the Bounte which I hadn't heard before, and bought immediately.
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.
I really like this song, which surprised me because the title is just so dumb.
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.
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?
I wish I could, but... no. I pretty much find new music only via recommendations from friends, or from the Amazon AI.
Oh well, you'll have to just keep it coming then!
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.
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?
All I know is that there are a pile of MP3s here: Hexane.
Funny.. just came here to ask the same question. :)
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.
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.
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.
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. :)