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Title: The 6th Rule of Mix Club ...
Post by: a.heathen on Fri, Nov 03, 2017, 11:50 AM
There is nooooo Rule 6.
1)   Is that piano version of Sound and Vision by Davy Jones out of the Monkees.  You know, from the advert. That one. Blue Blue Electric Blue, suggests this mix will be pornographic.
2)   Are you down, diddy? Well, Ken Dodd is a very happy man as far as I can tell, but itís good that this folk hop artiste is concerned about him.
3)   Aldous Harding. Moving on from her Beth Gibbons phase to her Kristin Hersh phase.  Sheís like the Jackie Clune of Indie Pop !  I like this video. ďHere is your princess and here is the horizonĒ (these things are very small, those are far away).
4)   This sounds like someone who likes Colourfield, but not enough to do that cool off-key singing. Sort of Scandinavian pop with 1970s TV show theme tune. Ace fade out.
5)   Billy Bragg sounding guitar. Probably one of those singer songwriters beloved by the modern pop ďcartĒ (sic) hit parade. Completely captures my October mood. Mope/Cope.
6)   I may have fallen asleep during this one. Sort of drops off the end of the last one with the faux emo vocal of someone who doesnít have the vim of Whitesnake, nor the AHA of AHA.
7)   Some hip hop artist should steal this drum break opening.
Is it from that advert where that bird does drumming?
8)   This is nice. Wish the last two had been by-passed to get here. It reminds me of the vocals from the theme tune of Hand of God (Fantasic Negrito). No wait, itís from Bosch.
Now thereís an ace series. Who wouldnít love a series with a lead actor called Titus Welliver?
9)   Continuing the laid back, almost soporific nature of some these songs, but latin vocals (I tend to prefer the upbeat Manu Chao type of thing when I canít understand the vocals). Not dull at all, just not ideal for my Fife-bound train. A distressing 1980s sub-Chic riff emerges towards the end. And it almost kicks inÖ
10)   Ö starts so quiet it sounds like a minute or so of buzzing from the mobile phone opposite me. I recognise this intro from somewhere. Soundtrackery? Really nice when I push the earphones in further and cut out the click click clickety clack of this keyboard.
11)   Pleasant but disappointing after the last one. ďWe argue, we donít fightĒ might ring someoneís bell?
12)   Pleasingly jarring. Soft reggae techno intro. Popchick vocal and Likke Li-ish vocals and electroharmonics. This is a standout track on this mix. I like it. Probably have it buried under millions of megabytes of electrickal music in my collection. I just rewinded it to hear it again.
(Hmm,  that gives me an idea for the next mix I do.)
13)   Another one with tinges of Scandinavian Pop (you know what I mean when I say that?  Low-Fi vocals and keyboard/string sounding - Kings of Convenience style? I like this. They do that longing voice way better than the people in track 4 and 5. I might listen to track 12 again.
14)    Continuing on that vein, another Nordic sound. Low level start vibes kick in around 40. Not quite country vocals for people who donít like country music. A tad bland at first but really builds and well worth the 6 minutes or so. Nice voice too. Will explore.
15)   Not so nicely jarring as the last jarring tempo change. Once the noodling intro moves on, itís got a good beat and chapís vocal Ö not sure what he is singing though and he shouldnít do whatever that rap is about.
16)   Guitar intro is a bit like a Johnny Cash song. Not sure I like this. Sounds like someone was torn between the mainstream country song and pretending to be Woodpigeon. Likeable ďI supposeĒ but not something Iíd look out for. OMG heís done a rap at the end!
What will the kids think? What will the MAGAs think? What?
17)   Twee-ano. You can  have that one for free.
Is this Frank Turner or that ginger one from Games of the Thrones?
Sounds v.mainstream.
Kind of. Itís no Anthony and The Johnsons. But I hope heís popular.
I shall post a link to Musee Mecanique for you.
http://museemecanique.net/videos
As in most of the ones I am less keen on here, the music gets better as the song warbles on.
Finale is almost Spaghetti Western fayre and he should have done the whole song that way.
I may edit out the first half.
18)   Soul Diva who works hard every day, but sheís not doing it for the money.
Sort of Arethra Franklinesque, via the Modern ďLate Nineteen NinetiesĒ Era.
19)   Mellow. Pop. I dunno, it feels like something from Erased Tapes or the like.
I wish this had been with the similar stuff and the previous track had been an ending.
Or the one before that.
In summary: Hashtag Nordic Pop. Not enough mix in the mix. But very chilled.

Thanks.

Also Rule 2 is never ever get your mix wet.
Title: Mix Club 2017... Review/Reveal!
Post by: Cameleon on Sat, Nov 04, 2017, 14:32 PM
Halla Ade.
I have a confession.  I prepared my mix before I knew that we would be mixed together again this year.  We've already agreed our mutual appreciation of Scandinavian influences previously, and particularly KoC, but despite including just one track from Sweden this year I guess the influences must run a bit deeper.  You've obviously worked out the basic theme of the mix. Following on from the Hub discussion on whether or not KC will receive any royalties for You Just Want appearing in Simon Reeve's Russia documentary, the theme is music that has complimented something visual.  I'm aware that many of the tracks are guilty pleasures but they appealed to me instantly when I first heard them plus linking sound and vision seemed obvious once I knew that KLV had thrown her hat in to the Mixclub ring! Anyway, here is your reveal:

1)   Is that piano version of Sound and Vision by Davy Jones out of the Monkees.  You know, from the advert. That one. Blue Blue Electric Blue, suggests this mix will be pornographic.
 
Bowie Sound and Vision
Commissioned by Bowie.  This Sonjay Prabhakar mix was commissioned by Bowie himself for a TV advert in 2013 using original stems from the Low sessions recorded in Berlin.

2)   Are you down, diddy? Well, Ken Dodd is a very happy man as far as I can tell, but itís good that this folk hop artiste is concerned about him.

Marion Hill - Down
This single was used to launch the IPhone 7 in January of this year.  Marion Hill are a duo from Philadelphia and have a two way arrangement with Aquilo to remix each others music. Vocals are handled by Samantha Gongol and all instrumentation by Jeremy Lloyd who performs live and beat perfect using a bank of manually operated samplers plus a piano.  It's a marmite thing but I'm addicted.

3)   Aldous Harding. Moving on from her Beth Gibbons phase to her Kristin Hersh phase.  Sheís like the Jackie Clune of Indie Pop !  I like this video. ďHere is your princess and here is the horizonĒ (these things are very small, those are far away).
 
Aldous Harding - Horizon
Well spotted Ade.  I'd never clicked on the Father Ted thing though.  Ho! Ho!Ho! For those hubbers less familiar,  Aldous Harding is from New Zealand and signed to 4AD earlier this year.  This track is from her new album "Party" and was used in the American TV series Glitch.  Her live performances are unforgettable as she contorts her face to squeeze emotion out of every phrase.  If you like this I suggest a visit back to Patti Smith's 1976 gem Pissing in a River.  Very strong similarities.

4)   This sounds like someone who likes Colourfield, but not enough to do that cool off-key singing. Sort of Scandinavian pop with 1970s TV show theme tune. Ace fade out.

Shortwave Set - Yesterdays to Come
Only one of the trio is Swedish but they are a strictly London band so that doesn't count but hats off to you for spotting it.  A very sixties retro feel for this arrangement from the 2008 Replica Sun Machine album.  Produced by DangerMouse and played out during the closing credits for the Rowling/Galbraith Strike TV series on BBC.

5)   Billy Bragg sounding guitar. Probably one of those singer songwriters beloved by the modern pop ďcartĒ (sic) hit parade. Completely captures my October mood. Mope/Cope.

Keaton Henson - Flesh and Bones
KC mentioned a wonderful book called The Music of the Primes which led me to watch a film called x+y about a young autistic lad who was a genius with maths.  The script included a wonderful line that "All Music is Maths" and the entire score for the film utilised the music of the tortured soul that is Keaton Henson.  Tender, raw and fragile and the closest I've ever found to the magic of a Withered Hand gig.

6)   I may have fallen asleep during this one. Sort of drops off the end of the last one with the faux emo vocal of someone who doesnít have the vim of Whitesnake, nor the AHA of AHA.

Aquilo - Human
Oh well, can't win 'em all.  This Lancashire duo released the Human album in 2014 and the track appeared again on the Silhouettes album in 2017.  It was used in a TV promotion for the UKTV channel and also featured in the BBC Zombie series "In the Flesh".  If you had seen the series it may have made a different impression but it won't surprise you that the band also remix tracks by Ken Dodd,( sorry, I meant Marion Hill.)

7)   Some hip hop artist should steal this drum break opening.
Is it from that advert where that bird does drumming?


Benny Greb - Hi Hat/Snare/Kick
No it isn't from that advert (although I like that too).  Catchy 4/4 hooks are starting to appear everywhere on TV after percussion generally has not been properly acknowledged for years.  Hat's off and three cheers to Captain Geeko!
OK, this really is an obscure audio visual link but this amazing German drummer makes loads of brilliant drum tuition videos and this clip has been watched over 3000 times (including several views by yours truly)!

    This is nice. Wish the last two had been by-passed to get here. It reminds me of the vocals from the theme tune of Hand of God (Fantasic Negrito). No wait, itís from Bosch.
Now thereís an ace series. Who wouldnít love a series with a lead actor called Titus Welliver?


Gold Brother - Back from the fire
Used as the theme music for the  ITV Drama Fearless and also for the trailer for the film City of Tiny Lights. Gold Brother is from Seattle and as far as I know has only ever released this and one other track to date.

9)   Continuing the laid back, almost soporific nature of some these songs, but latin vocals (I tend to prefer the upbeat Manu Chao type of thing when I canít understand the vocals). Not dull at all, just not ideal for my Fife-bound train. A distressing 1980s sub-Chic riff emerges towards the end. And it almost kicks inÖ


Nicolas Jaar  - El Bandido
I know.  I think we're all suffering withdrawal symptoms waiting for the new Manu Chao album but at least those few new tracks are free to download from the website.  In the meantime, this track featured in the French film "Dheepan" which won the Palm DíOr at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival.  Jaar is of Chilean/ Palestinian/French descent and wrote the score for the whole film.

10)   Ö starts so quiet it sounds like a minute or so of buzzing from the mobile phone opposite me. I recognise this intro from somewhere. Soundtrackery? Really nice when I push the earphones in further and cut out the click click clickety clack of this keyboard.

Hans Zimmer - Time (Inception Theme)
Yup, it's a soundtrack.  Perhaps I should have chosen a different version like the one that includes some neat guitar patterns but this was the shortest version available and it makes a sort of neat end to side one of this mix.  Although he is currently working with Radiohead,  Hans Zimmer worked with Johnny Marr to score the film Inception.

11)   Pleasant but disappointing after the last one. ďWe argue, we donít fightĒ might ring someoneís bell?

London Grammar Ė Metal and Dust
First released as an EP and then on the 2013 album If You Wait.  This particular track featured in the Netflix drama Reign which documented the life of Mary, Queen of Scots and was also used in NBC's Crisis and the CBS series Beauty and the Beast.  They have also worked well with Disclosure to great effect if you like that sort of thing (which I do).

12)   Pleasingly jarring. Soft reggae techno intro. Popchick vocal and Likke Li-ish vocals and electroharmonics. This is a standout track on this mix. I like it. Probably have it buried under millions of megabytes of electrickal music in my collection. I just rewinded it to hear it again.
(Hmm,  that gives me an idea for the next mix I do.)


Major Lazer  -Get Free
I honestly thought this would be another marmite track because although it's got me hooked it irritates some of my acquaintances intently. This track was featured during a sequence in the film "Bolt" documenting the athlete's career (Their tracks Light it Up and Blaze up the Fire also in the film, highlight their love of Ganja). Major Lazer are a trio who focus on Reggae and Dancehall mixes.  DJ's Jillionaire and Walshy Fire plus Dubstep producer Diplo who also collaborates with Skrillex on more challenging tracks than this particular selection.  They really do release some very bouncy commercial dance tracks so I hope you won't be put off with any future research.  They've also just produced Snoop Dogg's first Reggae album Reincarnated!

13)   Another one with tinges of Scandinavian Pop (you know what I mean when I say that?  Low-Fi vocals and keyboard/string sounding - Kings of Convenience style? I like this. They do that longing voice way better than the people in track 4 and 5. I might listen to track 12 again.

Oh Wonder - All we do.
Used in the first TV series of Scream.  Featured on the London duo's first album, also called Oh Wonder, which was released at one track per month until August 2015.

14)    Continuing on that vein, another Nordic sound. Low level start vibes kick in around 40. Not quite country vocals for people who donít like country music. A tad bland at first but really builds and well worth the 6 minutes or so. Nice voice too. Will explore.

Susanne  Sundfor - The Brothel
I'm so glad you felt the six minutes was worth it.  Title track for her second album.  Sundfor is well known for singing the theme for the movie Oblivion, scored by Frenchman M83 and also for guesting vocals for Royksopp.  Probably best known though for writing "White Foxes" which was covered by Queen Cleosite and The Kwaingettes at a recent KC 50 gig!  The Brothel was featured during a live worldwide stream of a Stockholm gig broadcast while this years MixDisc contenders were lining up and I was preparing this disc.

15)   Not so nicely jarring as the last jarring tempo change. Once the noodling intro moves on, itís got a good beat and chapís vocal Ö not sure what he is singing though and he shouldnít do whatever that rap is about.

Washed Out - Burn Out Blues
Ernest Weatherley Greene Jnr is from Georgia, started off as a MySpacer and is one of the leaders of the new ChillWave movement.  The AV link here is the theme music for the Oregon TV comedy Portlandia but was only broadcast on the Sci Fi channel in the UK.

16)   Guitar intro is a bit like a Johnny Cash song. Not sure I like this. Sounds like someone was torn between the mainstream country song and pretending to be Woodpigeon. Likeable ďI supposeĒ but not something Iíd look out for. OMG heís done a rap at the end!
What will the kids think? What will the MAGAs think? What?


Yelawolf  - Have a Great Flight
Michael Atha is a rapper from Alabama who proves, like Everlast from House of Pain, that many rappers can be good musicians too. The street magician Dynamo played this track during one of the animated sections on his 2015 live tour.  I hadn't thought about Woodpigeon but now you come to mention it!
Because the song's subject matter is death it has apparently become a popular choice for funerals!

17)   Twee-ano. You can  have that one for free.
Is this Frank Turner or that ginger one from Games of the Thrones?
Sounds v.mainstream.
Kind of. Itís no Anthony and The Johnsons. But I hope heís popular.
I shall post a link to Musee Mecanique for you.
http://museemecanique.net/videos
As in most of the ones I am less keen on here, the music gets better as the song warbles on.
Finale is almost Spaghetti Western fayre and he should have done the whole song that way.
I may edit out the first half.


Patrick Watson - Lighthouse
 I think I put a twee selection on the last mix I did for you but you are right, isn't that finale wonderful.  You and I obviously share a fondness for Calexico.  Born in California but raised in Montreal, Watson started in audio visual projects as a composer of music to compliment photographic art exhibitions.  From the 2012 album Adventures in You Own Back Yard and featured in the 2013 film ďWhat If".  The track was also featured in an IKEA advert in the UK.
Thankyou so much for that Musee Mecanique link.  Now you've got me off looking for more!  WhiskeyPriest I know will be very interested as they hail from Oregon.

18)   Soul Diva who works hard every day, but sheís not doing it for the money.
Sort of Arethra Franklinesque, via the Modern ďLate Nineteen NinetiesĒ Era.


Tinush - Struggle
A Deeper Love was written by Civille and Coles (C&C Music Factory) and covered by Aretha Franklin on the soundtrack for Sister Act 2.  Originally from Dortmund but now based in Berlin,  Tinush has just produced this incredible recording of Struggle featuring a sample from the Aretha Franklin vocal.  It's been spreading happy dancing in the Cameleon household on an almost daily basis ever since.

19)   Mellow. Pop. I dunno, it feels like something from Erased Tapes or the like.
I wish this had been with the similar stuff and the previous track had been an ending.
Or the one before that.


Joe Goddard Truth is Light
From the 2017 album Electric Lines.  Joe is a member of Hot Chip and also one of Kenny's Domino labelmates.  I've also plugged it on the "listening to anything above  average" thread on the hub. Currently competing with Tinush for my indoor dad-dancing track of choice.  Recently showcased in a promotional video by Selfridges who have created the "UltraLounge" inside their store, presumably to attract any young affluent punters not yet crippled by debt!  Tickets for the gig were like rocking horse droppings but at least some profits went to the MusicMatters charity.  I wasn't sure whether to close with this or with Tinush but fair comment.  I've often enjoyed Hot Chip but I don't think this Selfridges thing has done much for Joe, or the bands, street cred.

Hashtag Nordic Pop. Not enough mix in the mix. But very chilled.

Thanks Ade  I'm laid up with a bug at the moment so chilled is much appreciated.
The sleeve was Fuctifano and RaveDamage's suggestion.  That's a close as you'll get to pornography with this years disc.

If I get you in next year's draw I'll probably raid my old vinyl punk collection so you won't know it's me (although I'll try and find something by scandanavian punks The Krymplings!).  Ha! Ha!

For any hubbers who want to hear what we've been talking about I've uploaded a mixed version of the two sides on Mixcloud.

https://www.mixcloud.com/IChameleon/sv-mixdisc-2017-pt-1/

https://www.mixcloud.com/IChameleon/sv-mixdisc-2017-pt-2/

Looking forward to reading everyone else's reviews and reveals.

Cheers

Meic
Title: Re: The 6th Rule of Mix Club ...
Post by: a.heathen on Sat, Nov 11, 2017, 08:13 AM
Cheers Meic, I had fun with it and will listen when in quieter circumstances :-)
Title: Re: The 6th Rule of Mix Club ...
Post by: Deegers on Sun, Nov 12, 2017, 19:35 PM
Okay, found a bit of time to gather my collected thoughts and provide some shared insight into what I received.  Natty little CD in a cover and simply called mix, there could be a clue in the cover, over my head if there is.

1.   Start off with an instrumental, funky number nice one with some spoken word before it fades out.  The sound of someone confessing their sins before it goes just as it gets interesting.  I will be keen to know what this one is as it sounds like it could come from an interesting album.
2.   Is ilke something that Whisky Stephen would play at a moon hop, not African though.  There is a vibe to this mix already which I think is going to sit well with me and it certainly isnít from Leckers so I can relax a bit.  I think one would describe this potentially as agit pop but akin to track 1 the beauty in this is groove that it sets and allows everything else to aurally unfold around it.  Nice.
3.   And the groove keeps on coming.  The opening drums on this remind me of Paraffin but itís not Lesley Silverfish on eth vocals itís the Mason Man.  Not sure I know this track I an going to guess itís called over and over virtue of this being the chorus but do artists still name their tunes after the chorus?
4.   This one sounds totally Nigeria 70, African funk.  Great sound and great tune.  Its African in source but not Nigeria, is this Tinawaran (sp)?
5.   Switch of gears here all longing soulful singer songwriter stuff.  Nicely produced but after the first 4 tracks it just doesnít fit in here for me, we have lost the groove.  Could be Roddy Woomble or someone of that ilk.
6.   After that short interlude we are back on the groove.  This has a cracking intro all bass and scratchy/processed guitar.  Nice.
7.   Short one, trying to be a combination of UNPOC and Lone Pigeon.  Can understand why this would be liked on here, not doing much for me though.
8.   Thereís quite a lot going on in this track, it sounds like itís the vocals of Robert Wyatt with a British psych feel to it.  I am not sure could be a 60/70ís track, its quite proggy but without a 23 min drum and keyboard solo.  Which is a good thing.
9.   After a great start we all alt folkyish now.  Not enjoying this one sorry.  Nice violins though.
10.   Is that Lomond of the Campbellís I can hear, I think it is.  Its not solo stuff as there are quite funky fx going on in the back ground so I guess that its
11.   Lovely synths all over this one, itís very blade runner esque more Vangelis than the new dude that isnít Johann.  Nice. Liked this one a lot.
12.   Sticking with the atmospheric synths and a spoken word track, possibly in Japanese, we like this again.  There is something about a spoken work track that resonates with me very much.
13.   And the groove is back.  Yes, double yes.  We donít get enough of this sort of sound nowadays.  Could listen to this on a loop as it builds but underpinned by that fabby bassline.
14.   PINK FLOYD ALERT Ė nope, its not a crappy version of one of these days but rather a post punk piece, all fast scratchy guitars and rapido drumming over a plucked bass sound.  Its okay.
15.   We are sticking with post punk for track 15, not in the mood for this one tonight sorry.
16.   Great, great finish.  What a tune, French female vocals, tub thumping drums and everything else just happening around it.  Nice one.

Despite my joking comments elsewhere there was enough on this get a solid 7.5/10 rating on the dgs-o-meter.

Great start though, if that groove had have been maintained across the listen then you could have been replacing WS at the next moon hop.

Cheers
Title: Re: Mix Club 2017... Review/Reveal!
Post by: fuctifano on Sun, Nov 12, 2017, 19:57 PM
For any hubbers who want to hear what we've been talking about I've uploaded a mixed version of the two sides on Mixcloud.

https://www.mixcloud.com/IChameleon/sv-mixdisc-2017-pt-1/

https://www.mixcloud.com/IChameleon/sv-mixdisc-2017-pt-2/

Looking forward to reading everyone else's reviews and reveals.

Cheers

Meic

that is a lovely mix Ichameleon!  8)
Title: Re: The 6th Rule of Mix Club ...
Post by: fuctifano on Sun, Nov 12, 2017, 20:02 PM
I've thrown out the bit of paper that had the list of who sent to who, but that mix deegers received sounds like something I'd do. In fact I bet that last track is Roberto de simone - Secondo coro delle lavandaie. Moon hop classic.

Wasnae me though!  :P
Title: Re: The 6th Rule of Mix Club ...
Post by: fuctifano on Sun, Nov 12, 2017, 20:03 PM
.....I've received mine btw. thanks, it's good.  8) will try to get a review up soon.
Title: Re: The 6th Rule of Mix Club ...
Post by: Cameleon on Mon, Nov 13, 2017, 08:37 AM
Thanks for the like Fuctifano.  I'm still waiting for mix to arrive.  Just wanted to say that I know some mixclibbers have a lot on, like moving house and stuff, so everything is cool..  In the meantime, any chance of uploading that recent mix once we've seen the reveal Deegers?
Title: Re: The 6th Rule of Mix Club ...
Post by: czefski on Mon, Nov 13, 2017, 09:03 AM
I'm still waiting to receive mine....just saying
Title: Re: The 6th Rule of Mix Club ...
Post by: Leckers on Mon, Nov 13, 2017, 17:57 PM
sent mine early last
week but not received
one yet. yup.
Title: Re: Mix Club 2017... Review/Reveal!
Post by: Die Sehnsucht on Mon, Nov 13, 2017, 19:27 PM
For any hubbers who want to hear what we've been talking about I've uploaded a mixed version of the two sides on Mixcloud.

https://www.mixcloud.com/IChameleon/sv-mixdisc-2017-pt-1/

https://www.mixcloud.com/IChameleon/sv-mixdisc-2017-pt-2/

Looking forward to reading everyone else's reviews and reveals.

Cheers

Meic

that is a lovely mix Ichameleon!  8)

Thanks for sharing this Ė really really nice!  :)
Title: Re: The 6th Rule of Mix Club ...
Post by: fuctifano on Mon, Nov 13, 2017, 19:51 PM
Leckers....im told your nix has been sent. You should maybe check your "safe place"  :o
Or punch your postie.
I think a new one is being sent out to you though.

If you haven't already people.....get to it before I start taking things of your Santa list x
Title: Re: Mix Club 2017... Review/Reveal!
Post by: Cameleon on Mon, Nov 13, 2017, 19:57 PM
For any hubbers who want to hear what we've been talking about I've uploaded a mixed version of the two sides on Mixcloud.

https://www.mixcloud.com/IChameleon/sv-mixdisc-2017-pt-1/

https://www.mixcloud.com/IChameleon/sv-mixdisc-2017-pt-2/

Looking forward to reading everyone else's reviews and reveals.

Cheers

Meic

that is a lovely mix Ichameleon!  8)

Thanks for sharing this Ė really really nice!  :)

Thanks for that.Looking forward to you joining the mixclubbers next year and submitting one of your own?
Title: Re: The 6th Rule of Mix Club ...
Post by: FilthySwan on Mon, Nov 13, 2017, 20:25 PM
I'm awa' working. Fear not if mine has been sent I'll review it next week.
Title: Re: The 6th Rule of Mix Club ...
Post by: Chaffinch on Mon, Nov 13, 2017, 23:18 PM
Okay, found a bit of time to gather my collected thoughts and provide some shared insight into what I received.  Natty little CD in a cover and simply called mix, there could be a clue in the cover, over my head if there is.

1.   Start off with an instrumental, funky number nice one with some spoken word before it fades out.  The sound of someone confessing their sins before it goes just as it gets interesting.  I will be keen to know what this one is as it sounds like it could come from an interesting album.
2.   Is ilke something that Whisky Stephen would play at a moon hop, not African though.  There is a vibe to this mix already which I think is going to sit well with me and it certainly isnít from Leckers so I can relax a bit.  I think one would describe this potentially as agit pop but akin to track 1 the beauty in this is groove that it sets and allows everything else to aurally unfold around it.  Nice.
3.   And the groove keeps on coming.  The opening drums on this remind me of Paraffin but itís not Lesley Silverfish on eth vocals itís the Mason Man.  Not sure I know this track I an going to guess itís called over and over virtue of this being the chorus but do artists still name their tunes after the chorus?
4.   This one sounds totally Nigeria 70, African funk.  Great sound and great tune.  Its African in source but not Nigeria, is this Tinawaran (sp)?
5.   Switch of gears here all longing soulful singer songwriter stuff.  Nicely produced but after the first 4 tracks it just doesnít fit in here for me, we have lost the groove.  Could be Roddy Woomble or someone of that ilk.
6.   After that short interlude we are back on the groove.  This has a cracking intro all bass and scratchy/processed guitar.  Nice.
7.   Short one, trying to be a combination of UNPOC and Lone Pigeon.  Can understand why this would be liked on here, not doing much for me though.
8.   Thereís quite a lot going on in this track, it sounds like itís the vocals of Robert Wyatt with a British psych feel to it.  I am not sure could be a 60/70ís track, its quite proggy but without a 23 min drum and keyboard solo.  Which is a good thing.
9.   After a great start we all alt folkyish now.  Not enjoying this one sorry.  Nice violins though.
10.   Is that Lomond of the Campbellís I can hear, I think it is.  Its not solo stuff as there are quite funky fx going on in the back ground so I guess that its
11.   Lovely synths all over this one, itís very blade runner esque more Vangelis than the new dude that isnít Johann.  Nice. Liked this one a lot.
12.   Sticking with the atmospheric synths and a spoken word track, possibly in Japanese, we like this again.  There is something about a spoken work track that resonates with me very much.
13.   And the groove is back.  Yes, double yes.  We donít get enough of this sort of sound nowadays.  Could listen to this on a loop as it builds but underpinned by that fabby bassline.
14.   PINK FLOYD ALERT Ė nope, its not a crappy version of one of these days but rather a post punk piece, all fast scratchy guitars and rapido drumming over a plucked bass sound.  Its okay.
15.   We are sticking with post punk for track 15, not in the mood for this one tonight sorry.
16.   Great, great finish.  What a tune, French female vocals, tub thumping drums and everything else just happening around it.  Nice one.

Despite my joking comments elsewhere there was enough on this get a solid 7.5/10 rating on the dgs-o-meter.

Great start though, if that groove had have been maintained across the listen then you could have been replacing WS at the next moon hop.

Cheers

Hi Deegers!  You got landed with me.   :)

So...

Track 1  This is Eggs In A Briar Patch by David Byrne and is taken from The Catherine Wheel Soundtrack.
Track 2  Pleased you liked this one - it's Mind Train by Yoko Ono from her Fly album.  This is an edit - the original is 17 minutes.
Track 3  Yip, Steve Mason with Kwangchow (Doctors Of Love Remix).
Track 4  Arod N-inizdjam by Imarhan from their self-titled album.  I think somebody from Tinawaran might have produced it.
Track 5  Wreckroom by Loose Fur's from the album Born Again In The USA.  Loose Fur are Jeff Tweedy and Glenn Kotche from Wilco and Jim O'Rourke.
Track 6  The Mirror by Light Heat.  Also check out Mazarin his previous band.
Track 7  Group Transport Hall by Women.  This isn't like anything else on their two albums.  I agree it reminds me of UNPOC which is a good thing, I think.
Track 8  Paintbox by Pink Floyd.  Richard Wright wrote and sang this one.
Track 9  Trying To Sit Out by Field Music.
Track 10  Broken Down Cars by FOUND.
Track 11  Improvisation on a 'Concerto Generator' by Laurie Spiegel recorded in 1977.
Track 12  Seiya by Tomoyoshi Date and Corey Fuller and featuring Japanese poet Tadahito Ichinoseki.
Track 13  This is another track taken from David Byrne's Catherine Wheel Soundtrack called - Ade and features Brian Eno.
Track 14  This does have a post punk feel to it but it's Brian Eno with Third Uncle from his Taking Tiger Mountain (By Strategy) album released in 1974.
Track 15  This is Phil Manzanera of Roxy Music and it's from his solo album Diamond Head released 1975.  Are you sure you didn't get bored with this after 10 seconds and skip it - there are congas and a jazzy trumpet solo?!   :-)  I think you should persevere with this one. 
Track 16  Et MÍme by Francois Hardy taken from her Mon Amie La Rose album.

7.5/10 isn't too bad - have had worse.   ;D 


Tracklisting:

1.  Eggs In A Briar Patch - DAVID BYRNE
2.  Mind Train - YOKO ONO
3.  Kwangchow (Doctors Of Love Remix) - KING BISCUIT TIME
4.  Arod N-inizdjam - IMARHAN
5.  Wreckroom - LOOSE FUR
6.  The Mirror - LIGHT HEAT
7.  Group Transport Hall - WOMEN
8.  Paintbox - PINK FLOYD
9.  Trying To Sit Out - FIELD MUSIC
10.  Broken Down Cars - FOUND
11.  Improvisation on a 'Concerto Generator' - LAURIE SPIEGEL
12.  Seiya - TOMOYOSHI DATE AND COREY FULLER
13.  Ade - DAVID BYRNE
14.  Third Uncle - BRIAN ENO
15.  Carhumba - PHIL MANZANERA
16.  Et MÍme - FRANCOIS HARDY

Title: Re: The 6th Rule of Mix Club ...
Post by: Chaffinch on Tue, Nov 14, 2017, 21:45 PM
Okay, found a bit of time to gather my collected thoughts and provide some shared insight into what I received.  Natty little CD in a cover and simply called mix, there could be a clue in the cover, over my head if there is.

1.   Start off with an instrumental, funky number nice one with some spoken word before it fades out.  The sound of someone confessing their sins before it goes just as it gets interesting.  I will be keen to know what this one is as it sounds like it could come from an interesting album.
2.   Is ilke something that Whisky Stephen would play at a moon hop, not African though.  There is a vibe to this mix already which I think is going to sit well with me and it certainly isnít from Leckers so I can relax a bit.  I think one would describe this potentially as agit pop but akin to track 1 the beauty in this is groove that it sets and allows everything else to aurally unfold around it.  Nice.
3.   And the groove keeps on coming.  The opening drums on this remind me of Paraffin but itís not Lesley Silverfish on eth vocals itís the Mason Man.  Not sure I know this track I an going to guess itís called over and over virtue of this being the chorus but do artists still name their tunes after the chorus?
4.   This one sounds totally Nigeria 70, African funk.  Great sound and great tune.  Its African in source but not Nigeria, is this Tinawaran (sp)?
5.   Switch of gears here all longing soulful singer songwriter stuff.  Nicely produced but after the first 4 tracks it just doesnít fit in here for me, we have lost the groove.  Could be Roddy Woomble or someone of that ilk.
6.   After that short interlude we are back on the groove.  This has a cracking intro all bass and scratchy/processed guitar.  Nice.
7.   Short one, trying to be a combination of UNPOC and Lone Pigeon.  Can understand why this would be liked on here, not doing much for me though.
8.   Thereís quite a lot going on in this track, it sounds like itís the vocals of Robert Wyatt with a British psych feel to it.  I am not sure could be a 60/70ís track, its quite proggy but without a 23 min drum and keyboard solo.  Which is a good thing.
9.   After a great start we all alt folkyish now.  Not enjoying this one sorry.  Nice violins though.
10.   Is that Lomond of the Campbellís I can hear, I think it is.  Its not solo stuff as there are quite funky fx going on in the back ground so I guess that its
11.   Lovely synths all over this one, itís very blade runner esque more Vangelis than the new dude that isnít Johann.  Nice. Liked this one a lot.
12.   Sticking with the atmospheric synths and a spoken word track, possibly in Japanese, we like this again.  There is something about a spoken work track that resonates with me very much.
13.   And the groove is back.  Yes, double yes.  We donít get enough of this sort of sound nowadays.  Could listen to this on a loop as it builds but underpinned by that fabby bassline.
14.   PINK FLOYD ALERT Ė nope, its not a crappy version of one of these days but rather a post punk piece, all fast scratchy guitars and rapido drumming over a plucked bass sound.  Its okay.
15.   We are sticking with post punk for track 15, not in the mood for this one tonight sorry.
16.   Great, great finish.  What a tune, French female vocals, tub thumping drums and everything else just happening around it.  Nice one.

Despite my joking comments elsewhere there was enough on this get a solid 7.5/10 rating on the dgs-o-meter.

Great start though, if that groove had have been maintained across the listen then you could have been replacing WS at the next moon hop.

Cheers

Hi Deegers!  You got landed with me.   :)

So...

Track 1  This is Eggs In A Briar Patch by David Byrne and is taken from The Catherine Wheel Soundtrack.
Track 2  Pleased you liked this one - it's Mind Train by Yoko Ono from her Fly album.  This is an edit - the original is 17 minutes.
Track 3  Yip, Steve Mason with Kwangchow (Doctors Of Love Remix).
Track 4  Arod N-inizdjam by Imarhan from their self-titled album.  I think somebody from Tinawaran might have produced it.
Track 5  Wreckroom by Loose Fur's from the album Born Again In The USA.  Loose Fur are Jeff Tweedy and Glenn Kotche from Wilco and Jim O'Rourke.
Track 6  The Mirror by Light Heat.  Also check out Mazarin his previous band.
Track 7  Group Transport Hall by Women.  This isn't like anything else on their two albums.  I agree it reminds me of UNPOC which is a good thing, I think.
Track 8  Paintbox by Pink Floyd.  Richard Wright wrote and sang this one.
Track 9  Trying To Sit Out by Field Music.
Track 10  Broken Down Cars by FOUND.
Track 11  Improvisation on a 'Concerto Generator' by Laurie Spiegel recorded in 1977.
Track 12  Seiya by Tomoyoshi Date and Corey Fuller and featuring Japanese poet Tadahito Ichinoseki.
Track 13  This is another track taken from David Byrne's Catherine Wheel Soundtrack called - Ade and features Brian Eno.
Track 14  This does have a post punk feel to it but it's Brian Eno with Third Uncle from his Taking Tiger Mountain (By Strategy) album released in 1974.
Track 15  This is Phil Manzanera of Roxy Music and it's from his solo album Diamond Head released 1975.  Are you sure you didn't get bored with this after 10 seconds and skip it - there are congas and a jazzy trumpet solo?!   :-)  I think you should persevere with this one. 
Track 16  Et MÍme by Francois Hardy taken from her Mon Amie La Rose album.

7.5/10 isn't too bad - have had worse.   ;D 


Tracklisting:

1.  Eggs In A Briar Patch - DAVID BYRNE
2.  Mind Train - YOKO ONO
3.  Kwangchow (Doctors Of Love Remix) - KING BISCUIT TIME
4.  Arod N-inizdjam - IMARHAN
5.  Wreckroom - LOOSE FUR
6.  The Mirror - LIGHT HEAT
7.  Group Transport Hall - WOMEN
8.  Paintbox - PINK FLOYD
9.  Trying To Sit Out - FIELD MUSIC
10.  Broken Down Cars - FOUND
11.  Improvisation on a 'Concerto Generator' - LAURIE SPIEGEL
12.  Seiya - TOMOYOSHI DATE AND COREY FULLER
13.  Ade - DAVID BYRNE
14.  Third Uncle - BRIAN ENO
15.  Carhumba - PHIL MANZANERA
16.  Et MÍme - FRANCOIS HARDY


Here's the mix in two parts if any of the above sounds like something you'd be interested in:

https://www.mixcloud.com/chaffinch_records/mind-train/
https://www.mixcloud.com/chaffinch_records/ade/


Title: Re: The 6th Rule of Mix Club ...
Post by: Cameleon on Thu, Nov 16, 2017, 11:11 AM
Oooh! Thanks Chaffinch.  Particularly enjoyed hearing King Biscuit Time again.  Imarhan and Loose Fur are both excellent choices and really pleased you included Broken Down Cars from FOUND.  Never thought I'd hear Third Uncle from Eno again.  Takes me back to my teenage years.
Fully deserves the solid seven and a half, if not more.
Title: Re: The 6th Rule of Mix Club ...
Post by: a.heathen on Sat, Nov 18, 2017, 09:34 AM
Cheers Meic, I had fun with it and will listen when in quieter circumstances :-)

I bought the Suzanne Sundfor album "Brothel" which is v. nice.

Also, given your fondness of the lovely Aldous Harding, and my comments on that Keaton Henson sound, you might like this collaboration between AH and her man, Marlon Williams.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WsJIDptF-2c

That final reprise, broke my heart this morning.
Title: Re: The 6th Rule of Mix Club ...
Post by: Cameleon on Sat, Nov 18, 2017, 21:03 PM
I really wasn't sure about this but you're right.  There's that break and suddenly the emotion floods out in the last minute.
Title: Re: The 6th Rule of Mix Club ...
Post by: fuctifano on Sun, Nov 19, 2017, 23:27 PM
This mix is recorded as one single track.

There are parts that sound to me like a soundtrack from a sci-fi movie that may never be made but could be. There are other parts I donít really understand how they fit in the theme that I may just be imagining but whatís space without mystery eh?


Times are approxÖDestinations are endless...

0 Ė Fanfare Intro. 70s/80s kids tv intro. Earth..space. Planets. Moomins. Mr Spoon. Buttonmoon kind of vibe. Like watching the tv at your grans house when you were a kid while playing with toy space shipsÖ.dreaming of adventuresÖ..starsÖgalaxiesÖ.aliensÖ..space chicsÖ..

1.36 Slow spacey build up. Nice. Space chic asks if we are ok. Yeah space chic we are. Ready for the journey. Strapped inÖ.. And blast off!! This is nice. Epic in a not overbearing way. Floating in space vibe, taking in the vastness of the universe. What a way to start! Wow.

4.50 This is lovely and gets better with each listen. Simple compared to last track but goes together well. All gentle guitars, soft vocals, brushed drums. Very nice. Dreamy. Is there a line about twilight mushrooms overhead? Is that a space/stars thing? Kinda donít want to think about it too much Ė just enjoy the ride. Itís a nice ride.

10.33 Oh itís gone a bit ominous. Someone playing ping pong in the hall. Some beats make it ok though. And that squelchy bass!! This is great actually. Recognise it a bit. Itís like the French Air guys mixed with River of Found. Space vibe again. Meet the Aliens. Maybe they will be along later?

14.48 Space Jungle? I actually like this more in the bits without the drums. Like the bit in the middle with the robotic intercom voice. ĎDownload. Nothing.í Aye.

21.20 This is like a chase scene in the original Terminator video. Actually got that shiver thing where you donít want to look over your shoulderÖ. UntilÖ

22.ish Funky beats. Building up to a Öwasnít expecting thatÖ a jazzy break? No idea where this is going which is great! Ah the bassy build up is back but so is the subtle jazz flute thing. A headfucker this! And now an electro beat bass break kinda thingÖ.hang on is it a new song?.....

25.17 This is mixed really well! Very smooth. Is that the boy Mason? Maybe from that album I was never keen on. The weird purple 80s one? Leckers liked it. It might not even be Steve Mason.

27.20 Ė Spacing out again. Ah this is the one thatís probably my fave on this mix. Just gonna sit and enjoy this for a while. Soak in the stars. That space chic voice and those hypnotic bleeps! Superb. I probably know who this is but Iím not going to guess. We are on auto pilot here. Guide me space chic, you have the controls. Set course for planet BlissÖ..

34.26 This sounds like the Mason man again. Which means the other one probably wasnít. I donít know this one so itís always good to hear new mason stuff. Hang on I do know this donít I ? Anyway itís a nice continuation of the space theme. The bit with the drums is like the cockpit of the spaceship going through a meteor shower. We are on a space ship eh?

38 ish Oh nice mix again Ė caught me out there! Electro groove with a seductive vocal. I like this. No idea who it is or how it fits the space theme. Is she an alien seductress trying to trick me into telling her the location of the rebel base? Iíd tell her if I knew.
39.57. Sorry I just donít get on with this kind of thing. Maybe the space seductress has drugged my cold coffee and Iíve woken up in a psych space folk garden party. Where did she go?

45.07 I think we are back on track here. Quite mysterious though. Did the space monk say help us to live in the bath? It feels like they want me to join them but I donít trust them. They are hooded and have soulless eyes. Maybe they know where space chic is though? No, donít trust themÖ. They are  saying Leicester is not very far. Weíve come all this way to go to Leicester? Sorry space priest Iím outta hereÖ..

49.58 ĎWhere did she go?í Thatís what Iím asking fella. Me and this guy are talking the same language. Which is nice after the weird spooky drug guys. Maybe he can help. He seems ok. He knows people need people. Aye, itís a big old cold universe.
 
55.11 Is thisÖ.have they cloned him? Is he also looking for space chic? Actually Iím not sure it is him. I like this though. It is him isnít it?
 
59.ish  Strange Fruit cover. Nice. Canít quite figure out why itís here though. Iím missing something.

62.48 This is nice. Echoey piano and others spacey type effects. The vocals are a bit despondent though. Atmospheric and maybe a little unsettling at times but itís good all the same.

68.23 Hang on is this space chic? Is she singing in some low down space port dive bar? Dreaming of regrets.  Iíll save youÖÖ

70.40ish Ö but I can hardly see in front of me. Iíve been blinded by moping foppish space jazzÖ.i was so close to finding space chic and zooming off to the stars with herÖÖ

74.56 Ö..We are back on earth in grannyís front room listening to the wireless. A medley of old classics I hardly know the names of but all are recognisable. Was it all a dream? Was she real? The spooky space monks and the Steve Mason clones? It sounds like something Iíd dreamÖ.but itís nice to be home all the same.


What a journey! Apart from a couple of hairy moments this was an awesome adventure. Really enjoyed it! ;D

Kudos to the director for having the vision to set out on an epic voyage into the mostly unknown.

Please confirm co-ordinates so I can search the stars for space chic Ė hang on is that what the cd cover is?!!

Thanks Mixer.  8)
Title: Re: The 6th Rule of Mix Club ...
Post by: czefski on Mon, Nov 20, 2017, 21:06 PM
CD arrived today, review to follow soon.
Title: Re: The 6th Rule of Mix Club ...
Post by: ravedamage on Tue, Nov 21, 2017, 00:41 AM
My mix arrived about a day or two after Fuddy sent oot the addresses, so I've had it for over a month.
It came with a bonus CD as well.

CD1 is a proper one-track mix. There are some really, really sweet blends/segues in here...the kind I try to do myself...the sort of mix ye dinnae ken where one track ends and the next yin begins. Proper effort. Always appreciated.
 
01 - Lovely instrumental/orchestral piece, which reminded me of Remember Remember, but could be off of any soundtrack I guess. I will probably buy this, once I know what it is.
 
02 - Great wee blend into an acoustic-ish track where I think I recognise the voice, but cannae mind who. Main lyrical refrain is 'go to hell', and it is pretty damn nice. Great orchestration too, which fits weel given the previous track.
 
03 - This tune has 'kitchen sink' type lyrics, about "chat shows and the soaps"...and "Joey's off the gear"...something I ordinarily wouldnae listen to, but that's the beauty of Mixclub. "Sing our cares away" appears a bit, so there's a clue there (probably). Havenae a Scooby. Nice though.
 
04 - Reminded me of Tunng or The Earlies straight away...an archival spoken sample and some nice percussion and twinkles. On the third listen the fact the sample was a Welsh accent reminded me about Public Service Broadcasting's new LP (which I dinnae have, yet), so it's gotta be from that. Got all their previous stuff and seen 'em live twice...do love the alt-PSB, so I do. Also love (even more), the Pet Shop Boys...but that is another 7000 word dissertation.
 
05 - Super-duper segue into The Rattler by Goodbye Mr Mackenzie. A proper tune, enough said.
 
06 - Subtle blend into a tune that made me think of Bloc Party, for some reason. Mid-00s indie...not averse to a bit o' that. "Listen Rachel, they are plaaaying our song"...probably not Bloc Party, but it's alright.
 
07 - This one reminded of Chvrches...female vocal and slightly staccato delivery. Reckon it might be a cover of them...there's a mention of 'dead air', so maybe a cover of their tune Dead Air?
 
08 - Superb mix into a KC track..."fat was the ass that was sittin' on the seat...". Never heard it before, it's a good 'un....kinda 'oom-pah-pah' in parts, kitchen sink in others.
 
09 - Another good blend into a track I don't know...mebbe Lomond Campbell? Namechecks "Caruso...Caruso lie"...havenae a clue, but it's a solid wee tune. Has some strings that remind me of the first Remember Remember LP...
 
10 - There arenae many tracks that have "starry-eyed crustacean" in them...is this Hamish Hawk? Tis a superb tune. I saw him just once, supporting the SDO at a do in Anster. Am sure I heard this live... My lass bought his CD (Aznavour) at the time and it isnae on that.

11 - Proper turnaround in sound...an 80s sounding, soul-ful tune. Havenae a clue, but it isnae bad. "Season of Change"...by...?
 
12 - Then into a 60s Northen Soul-ish thing? "You've gotta keep on keeping on..." Not a clue, but it's okay.
 
13 - Then a Certifiable Pairty Banger. The Slits doing Marvin Gaye's 'Heard It Through The Grapevine'. Proper stoater. Marvellous.
 
14 - A bluesy little number....made me first think of Fats Domino (cos I know nowt about The Blues)...then it reminded me of Emporium! Saw them in the East Neuk Hotel in 2014...they were ace. Anyway, nae idea who this is...has lines like "two fingers of whisky" "to keep down the devil, livin' in me".
 
15 - This sounds like a Scottish band...kinda T-Rex-y sounding. Tune is called Trouble? They spell out T.R.O.U.B.L.E., much like KC likes his speelling bees in tunes. Thought it could be the Skoubhie Dubh Orchestra, but it isnae KC on vocal duties...so...I'm clueless. Again.
 
16 - This one is Hipsway, but not one I'm familiar with. Pretty guid.
 
17 - Acoustic track, female singer...quite pleasant...reminds me of Feist, because of certain mannerisms in her voice.
 
18 - "Nobody gets out of here alive, all the idiots love another rock n' roll suicide"...nice upbeat, acoustic number ;) Seems to be a fair few nods to the Neil Young back catalogue in the lyrics? Get the feeling it's mid-90s, maybe after Kurt put another breathe-hole in his head. I loved Kurt's music. Love a bit of Neil too. This isnae a bad little ditty.
 
19 - 180 degree switch in mood from sombre to silly-ish. Actually thought it was Lloyd Cole, until he got to the bit singing about "that was the day the aliens saved the Earth". It's good fun and has kinda wormed its way into my heid. I fervently hope the reveal says it really is Lloyd Cole...that'd be mad.
 
20 - A lovely bookend to the mix, matching the lush orchestral instrumental at the start. Piano-led thing and it's right nice.
 
All in all, this is a pretty neat mix...maybe more singer-songwriter-y stuff than I'd ordinarily listen to, but that is the point of Mixclub, in my book. Stuff ye wouldnae normally 'do', aye?

Great mix...look forward to the reveal. would gie it 8.5/10, jist for them subtle blends an' that...bravo!

Title: Re: The 6th Rule of Mix Club ...
Post by: ravedamage on Tue, Nov 21, 2017, 01:00 AM
CD2 contained tracks I knew about 85% of:

01 - A Little Richard/Fats Domino thing, maybe? Nae idea.
02 - Similarly...female soul singer...not a clue.
03 - Bowie "When You're  A boy" (I think)
04 - George Michael - Faith
05 - Donna Summer - I Feel Love
06 - Prince - 1999
07 - Strolling Bones - Start Me Up
08 - Doors - People Are Strange
09 - like Beck if he was active in the 80s...??
10 - Disco  Inferno...The Trammps?
11 - Candi!! Young Hearts Run Free
12 - Grace Jones - My Jamaican Guy
13 - Chic - Le Freak
14 - Mick Jagger's Rotting Corpse vs Memorex - Not Fade Away
15 - Bowie - Golden Beers
16 - Thought it was S- Express but it was Rose Royce's original...."Is It Love You're After"
17 - Ike & Tina - River Deep etc
18 - an 80s hing...? I'm clueless...
19 - Chaka Khan - i'm Every Woman
20 - Prince & Sheena Easton - U Got The Look
21- Strolling Bonerz - Paint It Black

Seems an easy-ish reveal...bar 3.....hence it being the bonus, eh? Nice CD to stick on randomly...
Title: Re: The 6th Rule of Mix Club ...
Post by: czefski on Tue, Nov 21, 2017, 08:24 AM
CD2 contained tracks I knew about 85% of:

01 - A Little Richard/Fats Domino thing, maybe? Nae idea.
02 - Similarly...female soul singer...not a clue.
03 - Bowie "When You're  A boy" (I think)
04 - George Michael - Faith
05 - Donna Summer - I Feel Love
06 - Prince - 1999
07 - Strolling Bones - Start Me Up
08 - Doors - People Are Strange
09 - like Beck if he was active in the 80s...??
10 - Disco  Inferno...The Trammps?
11 - Candi!! Young Hearts Run Free
12 - Grace Jones - My Jamaican Guy
13 - Chic - Le Freak
14 - Mick Jagger's Rotting Corpse vs Memorex - Not Fade Away
15 - Bowie - Golden Beers
16 - Thought it was S- Express but it was Rose Royce's original...."Is It Love You're After"
17 - Ike & Tina - River Deep etc
18 - an 80s hing...? I'm clueless...
19 - Chaka Khan - i'm Every Woman
20 - Prince & Sheena Easton - U Got The Look
21- Strolling Bonerz - Paint It Black

Seems an easy-ish reveal...bar 3.....hence it being the bonus, eh? Nice CD to stick on randomly...

This was meant to be a track by track of my mix, so that, if you so wished, you didn't have to listen to all of the mixed version to hear a specific track. It appears that I inadvertently sent you a copy of the playlist I put together for after my brother-in-law's funeral!! It's some of his favourite toons. Sorry.
Title: Re: The 6th Rule of Mix Club ...
Post by: czefski on Tue, Nov 21, 2017, 09:54 AM
Glad you enjoyed, particularly pleased you liked the mixing I know not everyone appreciates getting a 1hr 10 minute track . I was also very happy with the cover I made but now can't find where I saved it on my PC, if I do I will post it here.

Onyhoo, on with the reveal


01 - Lovely instrumental/orchestral piece, which reminded me of Remember Remember, but could be off of any soundtrack I guess. I will probably buy this, once I know what it is.
This is indeed off a soundtrack, it's Wheatfield With Crows by Clint Mansell from his soundtrack to Loving Vincent, a film I highly recommend

02 - Great wee blend into an acoustic-ish track where I think I recognise the voice, but cannae mind who. Main lyrical refrain is 'go to hell', and it is pretty damn nice. Great orchestration too, which fits weel given the previous track.
Go To Hell by David Ford from his Songs For The Road album. A companion piece to his classic 'Cheer Up You Miserable Fuck'
 
03 - This tune has 'kitchen sink' type lyrics, about "chat shows and the soaps"...and "Joey's off the gear"...something I ordinarily wouldnae listen to, but that's the beauty of Mixclub. "Sing our cares away" appears a bit, so there's a clue there (probably). Havenae a Scooby. Nice though.
This is Damien Dempsey's Sing All Our Cares Away, it was covered by the Proclaimers on one of their recent albums but the original is by far the best. Any song that start 'Mary drinks the Grouse, hides the bottles around the house' will do for me.
 
04 - Reminded me of Tunng or The Earlies straight away...an archival spoken sample and some nice percussion and twinkles. On the third listen the fact the sample was a Welsh accent reminded me about Public Service Broadcasting's new LP (which I dinnae have, yet), so it's gotta be from that. Got all their previous stuff and seen 'em live twice...do love the alt-PSB, so I do. Also love (even more), the Pet Shop Boys...but that is another 7000 word dissertation.
Yup, PSB's They Gave Me A Lamp from the Every Valley album. If you haven't seen them live recently it is well worth making the effort.
 
05 - Super-duper segue into The Rattler by Goodbye Mr Mackenzie. A proper tune, enough said.
Enough said
 
06 - Subtle blend into a tune that made me think of Bloc Party, for some reason. Mid-00s indie...not averse to a bit o' that. "Listen Rachel, they are plaaaying our song"...probably not Bloc Party, but it's alright.
This is Rachel by the Wedding Present from their last album Going, Going. Saw them a couple of times recently, they still have it.
 
07 - This one reminded of Chvrches...female vocal and slightly staccato delivery. Reckon it might be a cover of them...there's a mention of 'dead air', so maybe a cover of their tune Dead Air?
Rooftops by Bdy_Prts. This is Jill from Sparrow and the Workshops new band, the comparison to Chvrches is well made
 
08 - Superb mix into a KC track..."fat was the ass that was sittin' on the seat...". Never heard it before, it's a good 'un....kinda 'oom-pah-pah' in parts, kitchen sink in others.
KC performing Gluttony from Paul Heatons The 8th. I stumbled upon this when listing the Lino cds on eBay.

Mz kezboard setŖup in the hub appears to be a scandinavian language, the Z is where the Y should be and apostrophešs donšt work. Neither does the anz of the buttons along the top, so I canšt change the colour of mz response.
 
09 - Another good blend into a track I don't know...mebbe Lomond Campbell? Namechecks "Caruso...Caruso lie"...havenae a clue, but it's a solid wee tune. Has some strings that remind me of the first Remember Remember LP...
Close with Lomond, it is Roddy Woomble, Like Caruso, from his latest album, the Deluder, one of my favourites of this year.
 
You have missed out a track, between Roddy and Hamish there is an instrumental called Ricecar by Penguin Cafe. This was plazing in Assai in Broughty Ferry one day when I was in and when I left the shop I could not get it out of my head, so went back and bought the album, a good decision as it is a belter. It is the son of the guz from Penguin Cafe Orchestra.

10 - There arenae many tracks that have "starry-eyed crustacean" in them...is this Hamish Hawk? Tis a superb tune. I saw him just once, supporting the SDO at a do in Anster. Am sure I heard this live... My lass bought his CD (Aznavour) at the time and it isnae on that.
It is indeed Hamish with Catherine Opens A Window, probablz mz favourite Hamish song. It has not been released as yet, this was from a session he did for Vic Galloway that somehow ended up on my hard drive

11 - Proper turnaround in sound...an 80s sounding, soul-ful tune. Havenae a clue, but it isnae bad. "Season of Change"...by...?
Season of Change by Stone Foundation featuring Betty LeVette. Thought it was time for a change of direction, this is from an album that features contributions by Weller, LeVette and Willaim Bell, the album falls down when thez have noŖone helping them.
 
12 - Then into a 60s Northen Soul-ish thing? "You've gotta keep on keeping on..." Not a clue, but it's okay.
Northern Soul standard Keep On Keeping On bz Nolan Prter. An A and R guz tried to turn Joy Divsion into a soul band and got them to play this, the results were terrible but they nicked the riff for Interzone on Unknown Pleasures.
 
13 - Then a Certifiable Pairty Banger. The Slits doing Marvin Gaye's 'Heard It Through The Grapevine'. Proper stoater. Marvellous.
Never ages, stone cold classic
 
14 - A bluesy little number....made me first think of Fats Domino (cos I know nowt about The Blues)...then it reminded me of Emporium! Saw them in the East Neuk Hotel in 2014...they were ace. Anyway, nae idea who this is...has lines like "two fingers of whisky" "to keep down the devil, livin' in me".
This is Elton John and Jack White, Two Fingers of Whisky from the soundtrack to the American Epic documentary series. Zou didnšt see that coming did you?
 
15 - This sounds like a Scottish band...kinda T-Rex-y sounding. Tune is called Trouble? They spell out T.R.O.U.B.L.E., much like KC likes his speelling bees in tunes. Thought it could be the Skoubhie Dubh Orchestra, but it isnae KC on vocal duties...so...I'm clueless. Again.
 TROUBLE by Miracle Glass Company. The played at the Edinburgh Book Festival gig that the Khartoum Heroes did last zear, thez have a Ronnie Lane's Slim Chance vibe that I really like

16 - This one is Hipsway, but not one I'm familiar with. Pretty guid.
Set This Day Apart, last track, side 2 of Hipsway's eponymous album
 
17 - Acoustic track, female singer...quite pleasant...reminds me of Feist, because of certain mannerisms in her voice.
Laura Gibson Ŗ Damn Sure. KC played this on one of the ENH covers night, I loved his version so checked out the original. Rarely a day has gone bz since that I havenšt plazed this. )Išm fed up with trzing to work out which kezs I need to substitute so zoušll have to put up with the misŖtzpes
 
18 - "Nobody gets out of here alive, all the idiots love another rock n' roll suicide"...nice upbeat, acoustic number ;) Seems to be a fair few nods to the Neil Young back catalogue in the lyrics? Get the feeling it's mid-90s, maybe after Kurt put another breathe-hole in his head. I loved Kurt's music. Love a bit of Neil too. This isnae a bad little ditty.
Withered Hand After The Rain from the miniŖLp he recorded and released with BelgianŖBarcelonaŖbased Singer of Songs. Another lovelz dittz from the great man.
 
19 - 180 degree switch in mood from sombre to silly-ish. Actually thought it was Lloyd Cole, until he got to the bit singing about "that was the day the aliens saved the Earth". It's good fun and has kinda wormed its way into my heid. I fervently hope the reveal says it really is Lloyd Cole...that'd be mad.
 Interesting storz to this one. This is Aliens bz a guz I work with called Steve Gardner. He sent a mail and a couple of demos to Chuck Prophet of Red on Green asking if he would produce an album, much to his surprise Chuck said zes. He reminds me of Hamish Hawk, clever, sometimes plazful lzrics, similar vocal deliverz too.
 
20 - A lovely bookend to the mix, matching the lush orchestral instrumental at the start. Piano-led thing and it's right nice.
This is Nuvole Bianchi bz Ludivico Eunadi, I think it has been used in a number of soundtracks and documentarz beds. It was one of mz brotherŖinŖlaws favourites which is probablz whz zou ended up with a 2nd cd of his wake soundtrack rather than an unmixed version of the mix.

1. Wheatfield With Crows - Clint Mansell
2. Go To Hell - David Ford
3. Sing All Our Cares Away - Damien Dempsey
4. They Gave Me A Lamp - PSB
5. The Rattler - Goodbye Mr McKenzie
6. Rachel - The Wedding Present
7. Rooftops - Bdz Prts
8. Gluttony - Paul Heaton ft. Kenny Anderson
9. Like Caruso - Roddz Woomble
10. Ricercar - Penguin Cafe
11. Catherine Opens A Window - Hamish Hawk
12. Season of Change - Stone Foundation ft. Betty LeVette
13. Keep On Keeping On - Nolan Porter
14. I Heard It Through The Grapevine - The Slits
15. 2 Fingers of Whisky - Elton John and Jack White
16. TROUBLE - Miracle Glass Companz
17. Set This Day Apart - Hipsway
18. Damn Sure - Laura Gibson
19. After The Rain - Withered Hand
20. Aliens - Steve Gardner
21. Nuvole Bianchi - Ludovico Bianchi
Title: Re: The 6th Rule of Mix Club ...
Post by: czefski on Tue, Nov 21, 2017, 10:26 AM
If anyone cares to listen I've posted my mix to soundcloud

https://soundcloud.com/paul-thomson-343235078/hub-mix-oct-2017
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Post by: fuctifano on Tue, Nov 21, 2017, 14:46 PM
Good stuff everyone so far  8)

Anyone not sent yet? Maybe get a Wee shifty on.....itll be easter before we know it. Ta.

Also...folk are putting their mixes up on the inter nets. This is a fairly new thing for mixclub. I think it's a good thing but just wanted to reassure any one new to mix club it's in no way compulsory. 
That is all for now x
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Post by: franzkafka on Tue, Nov 21, 2017, 16:24 PM
This is Damien Dempsey's Sing All Our Cares Away.  Any song that start 'Mary drinks the Grouse, hides the bottles around the house' will do for me.

"putts the kettle on the boil, an she's always got a smoil"    I like that,    could he be a Dubliner? :)
Title: Re: The 6th Rule of Mix Club ...
Post by: czefski on Tue, Nov 21, 2017, 18:55 PM
This is Damien Dempsey's Sing All Our Cares Away.  Any song that start 'Mary drinks the Grouse, hides the bottles around the house' will do for me.

"putts the kettle on the boil, an she's always got a smoil"    I like that,    could he be a Dubliner? :)
I first heard him when in a record shop in Dublin which had a listening post, amongst the new release were Damien Dempsey's 'To Hell or Barbados' and The National's 'Boxer', as good a 1-2 punch as yu could get that particular year.
Title: Re: The 6th Rule of Mix Club ...
Post by: Deegers on Tue, Nov 21, 2017, 21:59 PM
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Post by: czefski on Wed, Nov 22, 2017, 16:46 PM
I found it

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Post by: kwaing on Wed, Nov 22, 2017, 18:45 PM
A blonde Brian May, me, Paul Merton and some random that was in the East Neuk the night of the Americano.
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Post by: Cameleon on Wed, Nov 22, 2017, 19:34 PM
Top Sleeve!
Title: Re: The 6th Rule of Mix Club ...
Post by: czefski on Thu, Nov 23, 2017, 13:20 PM
My mix arrived in a brown envelope, no markings, plastic cover.

Track 1 - Farmyard animal noises, moo, baa, tweet etc. 30 seconds of this and I'm about to hit skip when a drum beat kicks in, then a sax, possibly clarinet, still with the farmyard noises. Onto track 2.
Track 2 - Sparklehorse  Hammering the Cramps, track one now a distant memory. Great stuff
Track 3 - Blues number, contemporary I think, probably English, not Mississippi. Nice when the piano joins in. Depressing mind, I guess that's why they call it the blues.
Track 4 - Another slow number, hazy, echoey vocal, psychedelic feel to it, building to a crescendo, not bad.
Track 5 - Sounds like one of the US shoegazer bands, Pavement? Grandaddy? If it were on my turntable I'd be checking to see if there was fluff on the needle as it is a bit muffled. Decent song through, I like this genre in small doses.
Track 6 - Down tempo again, not really grabbing me, altogether a bit bland really.
Track 7 - This is the theme tune to the 70's BBCC Documentary series Arena, the one where the bottle with the title of the show washes ashore. Lovely piano piece, I put a couple of similar tracks on my mix.
Track 8 - Sounds like Lone Pigeon talking over a backing track and film sample about the writing process. I like this kind of track, Aiden Moffat and Van Morrison are both great proponents of it
Track 9 - Sitar instrumental, makes me yearn for a garlic chilli chicken.
Track 10 - Ally's Tartan Army at the wrong speed, then speeded and slowed down again. Not the worst thing I've ever heard but a strong contender for the top 2. Whoever thought what the world needed was an Andy Cameron song at varying speeds?
Track 11 - This is more like it, sounds like one of Pearl Jam's more tuneful effort,s but it's not Eddie Vedder. Nice piece of Americana, the horrors of track 10 gone but not totally forgotten
Track 12 - Sounds like Charles Latham, I like this a lot, as RaveDamage pointed out, I'm a big fan of singer-songwriters
Track 13 - Vocal low in the mix, this sounded like it would be a slow builder but ended up meandering along at the same pace. OK but I was expecting a bit more.
Track 14 - Another slow burner, tortured female vocal a la Kathryn Joseph, but without the Eartha Kitt/Kate Bush impersonation. I like this too, will definitely listen again. We had an interesting experience with Kat Jospeh at a Roddy Woomble gig recently, I'll tell you about it sometime.
Track 15 -  This is a familiar instumental, can't palce it though, nice track
Track 16 - Another blues track, this sounds more like an original Delta blues track, possibly Son House, right up my street
Track 17 - A very echoey version of Ae Fond Kiss, male vocal, electric guitar, sounds like it was recorded in a public toilet. I'm not a big fan of the song but as versions go this is ok.
Track 18 - A gospel feel to this one, shades of Jack White in the vocal. One of my favourites thus far.
Track 19 - I know this one, a rarity on this mix. It's Rob St. John, I think it's off Weald, reminds me that I haven't listened to that album recently. I heard Rob had Weil's disease, I hope he's feeling better.
Track 20 - Just when you thought you were safe, another version of Ally's Tartan Army turns up. Whilst being significantly better than the original and immeasurably better than track 10, it is still let down by the quality of the source material.

A mix I enjoyed, without there being one track that I would say was a real killer. Great to get a mix where I knew so few of the tracks and there are definitely a few that I will check out when I see the reveal. The Ally's Tartan Army tacks, notsomuch.

Cheers mixer.



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Post by: stephen on Thu, Nov 23, 2017, 19:39 PM
I love a garlic chilli chicken.
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Post by: ravedamage on Thu, Nov 23, 2017, 22:29 PM
CD2 contained tracks I knew about 85% of:

01 - A Little Richard/Fats Domino thing, maybe? Nae idea.
02 - Similarly...female soul singer...not a clue.
03 - Bowie "When You're  A boy" (I think)
04 - George Michael - Faith
05 - Donna Summer - I Feel Love
06 - Prince - 1999
07 - Strolling Bones - Start Me Up
08 - Doors - People Are Strange
09 - like Beck if he was active in the 80s...??
10 - Disco  Inferno...The Trammps?
11 - Candi!! Young Hearts Run Free
12 - Grace Jones - My Jamaican Guy
13 - Chic - Le Freak
14 - Mick Jagger's Rotting Corpse vs Memorex - Not Fade Away
15 - Bowie - Golden Beers
16 - Thought it was S- Express but it was Rose Royce's original...."Is It Love You're After"
17 - Ike & Tina - River Deep etc
18 - an 80s hing...? I'm clueless...
19 - Chaka Khan - i'm Every Woman
20 - Prince & Sheena Easton - U Got The Look
21- Strolling Bonerz - Paint It Black

Seems an easy-ish reveal...bar 3.....hence it being the bonus, eh? Nice CD to stick on randomly...

This was meant to be a track by track of my mix, so that, if you so wished, you didn't have to listen to all of the mixed version to hear a specific track. It appears that I inadvertently sent you a copy of the playlist I put together for after my brother-in-law's funeral!! It's some of his favourite toons. Sorry.

Nae bother, min...as I said, it's a nice CD for me to play in the Museum van, as I get ripped endlessly fro my Aphex and whatever else. Nice to play some proper pop (etc) of an occasion!
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Post by: ravedamage on Thu, Nov 23, 2017, 22:45 PM
Glad you enjoyed, particularly pleased you liked the mixing I know not everyone appreciates getting a 1hr 10 minute track . I was also very happy with the cover I made but now can't find where I saved it on my PC, if I do I will post it here.

Onyhoo, on with the reveal


01 - Lovely instrumental/orchestral piece, which reminded me of Remember Remember, but could be off of any soundtrack I guess. I will probably buy this, once I know what it is.
This is indeed off a soundtrack, it's Wheatfield With Crows by Clint Mansell from his soundtrack to Loving Vincent, a film I highly recommend

02 - Great wee blend into an acoustic-ish track where I think I recognise the voice, but cannae mind who. Main lyrical refrain is 'go to hell', and it is pretty damn nice. Great orchestration too, which fits weel given the previous track.
Go To Hell by David Ford from his Songs For The Road album. A companion piece to his classic 'Cheer Up You Miserable Fuck'
 
03 - This tune has 'kitchen sink' type lyrics, about "chat shows and the soaps"...and "Joey's off the gear"...something I ordinarily wouldnae listen to, but that's the beauty of Mixclub. "Sing our cares away" appears a bit, so there's a clue there (probably). Havenae a Scooby. Nice though.
This is Damien Dempsey's Sing All Our Cares Away, it was covered by the Proclaimers on one of their recent albums but the original is by far the best. Any song that start 'Mary drinks the Grouse, hides the bottles around the house' will do for me.
 
04 - Reminded me of Tunng or The Earlies straight away...an archival spoken sample and some nice percussion and twinkles. On the third listen the fact the sample was a Welsh accent reminded me about Public Service Broadcasting's new LP (which I dinnae have, yet), so it's gotta be from that. Got all their previous stuff and seen 'em live twice...do love the alt-PSB, so I do. Also love (even more), the Pet Shop Boys...but that is another 7000 word dissertation.
Yup, PSB's They Gave Me A Lamp from the Every Valley album. If you haven't seen them live recently it is well worth making the effort.
 
05 - Super-duper segue into The Rattler by Goodbye Mr Mackenzie. A proper tune, enough said.
Enough said
 
06 - Subtle blend into a tune that made me think of Bloc Party, for some reason. Mid-00s indie...not averse to a bit o' that. "Listen Rachel, they are plaaaying our song"...probably not Bloc Party, but it's alright.
This is Rachel by the Wedding Present from their last album Going, Going. Saw them a couple of times recently, they still have it.
 
07 - This one reminded of Chvrches...female vocal and slightly staccato delivery. Reckon it might be a cover of them...there's a mention of 'dead air', so maybe a cover of their tune Dead Air?
Rooftops by Bdy_Prts. This is Jill from Sparrow and the Workshops new band, the comparison to Chvrches is well made
 
08 - Superb mix into a KC track..."fat was the ass that was sittin' on the seat...". Never heard it before, it's a good 'un....kinda 'oom-pah-pah' in parts, kitchen sink in others.
KC performing Gluttony from Paul Heatons The 8th. I stumbled upon this when listing the Lino cds on eBay.

Mz kezboard setŖup in the hub appears to be a scandinavian language, the Z is where the Y should be and apostrophešs donšt work. Neither does the anz of the buttons along the top, so I canšt change the colour of mz response.
 
09 - Another good blend into a track I don't know...mebbe Lomond Campbell? Namechecks "Caruso...Caruso lie"...havenae a clue, but it's a solid wee tune. Has some strings that remind me of the first Remember Remember LP...
Close with Lomond, it is Roddy Woomble, Like Caruso, from his latest album, the Deluder, one of my favourites of this year.
 
You have missed out a track, between Roddy and Hamish there is an instrumental called Ricecar by Penguin Cafe. This was plazing in Assai in Broughty Ferry one day when I was in and when I left the shop I could not get it out of my head, so went back and bought the album, a good decision as it is a belter. It is the son of the guz from Penguin Cafe Orchestra.

10 - There arenae many tracks that have "starry-eyed crustacean" in them...is this Hamish Hawk? Tis a superb tune. I saw him just once, supporting the SDO at a do in Anster. Am sure I heard this live... My lass bought his CD (Aznavour) at the time and it isnae on that.
It is indeed Hamish with Catherine Opens A Window, probablz mz favourite Hamish song. It has not been released as yet, this was from a session he did for Vic Galloway that somehow ended up on my hard drive

11 - Proper turnaround in sound...an 80s sounding, soul-ful tune. Havenae a clue, but it isnae bad. "Season of Change"...by...?
Season of Change by Stone Foundation featuring Betty LeVette. Thought it was time for a change of direction, this is from an album that features contributions by Weller, LeVette and Willaim Bell, the album falls down when thez have noŖone helping them.
 
12 - Then into a 60s Northen Soul-ish thing? "You've gotta keep on keeping on..." Not a clue, but it's okay.
Northern Soul standard Keep On Keeping On bz Nolan Prter. An A and R guz tried to turn Joy Divsion into a soul band and got them to play this, the results were terrible but they nicked the riff for Interzone on Unknown Pleasures.
 
13 - Then a Certifiable Pairty Banger. The Slits doing Marvin Gaye's 'Heard It Through The Grapevine'. Proper stoater. Marvellous.
Never ages, stone cold classic
 
14 - A bluesy little number....made me first think of Fats Domino (cos I know nowt about The Blues)...then it reminded me of Emporium! Saw them in the East Neuk Hotel in 2014...they were ace. Anyway, nae idea who this is...has lines like "two fingers of whisky" "to keep down the devil, livin' in me".
This is Elton John and Jack White, Two Fingers of Whisky from the soundtrack to the American Epic documentary series. Zou didnšt see that coming did you?
 
15 - This sounds like a Scottish band...kinda T-Rex-y sounding. Tune is called Trouble? They spell out T.R.O.U.B.L.E., much like KC likes his speelling bees in tunes. Thought it could be the Skoubhie Dubh Orchestra, but it isnae KC on vocal duties...so...I'm clueless. Again.
 TROUBLE by Miracle Glass Company. The played at the Edinburgh Book Festival gig that the Khartoum Heroes did last zear, thez have a Ronnie Lane's Slim Chance vibe that I really like

16 - This one is Hipsway, but not one I'm familiar with. Pretty guid.
Set This Day Apart, last track, side 2 of Hipsway's eponymous album
 
17 - Acoustic track, female singer...quite pleasant...reminds me of Feist, because of certain mannerisms in her voice.
Laura Gibson Ŗ Damn Sure. KC played this on one of the ENH covers night, I loved his version so checked out the original. Rarely a day has gone bz since that I havenšt plazed this. )Išm fed up with trzing to work out which kezs I need to substitute so zoušll have to put up with the misŖtzpes
 
18 - "Nobody gets out of here alive, all the idiots love another rock n' roll suicide"...nice upbeat, acoustic number ;) Seems to be a fair few nods to the Neil Young back catalogue in the lyrics? Get the feeling it's mid-90s, maybe after Kurt put another breathe-hole in his head. I loved Kurt's music. Love a bit of Neil too. This isnae a bad little ditty.
Withered Hand After The Rain from the miniŖLp he recorded and released with BelgianŖBarcelonaŖbased Singer of Songs. Another lovelz dittz from the great man.
 
19 - 180 degree switch in mood from sombre to silly-ish. Actually thought it was Lloyd Cole, until he got to the bit singing about "that was the day the aliens saved the Earth". It's good fun and has kinda wormed its way into my heid. I fervently hope the reveal says it really is Lloyd Cole...that'd be mad.
 Interesting storz to this one. This is Aliens bz a guz I work with called Steve Gardner. He sent a mail and a couple of demos to Chuck Prophet of Red on Green asking if he would produce an album, much to his surprise Chuck said zes. He reminds me of Hamish Hawk, clever, sometimes plazful lzrics, similar vocal deliverz too.
 
20 - A lovely bookend to the mix, matching the lush orchestral instrumental at the start. Piano-led thing and it's right nice.
This is Nuvole Bianchi bz Ludivico Eunadi, I think it has been used in a number of soundtracks and documentarz beds. It was one of mz brotherŖinŖlaws favourites which is probablz whz zou ended up with a 2nd cd of his wake soundtrack rather than an unmixed version of the mix.

1. Wheatfield With Crows - Clint Mansell
2. Go To Hell - David Ford
3. Sing All Our Cares Away - Damien Dempsey
4. They Gave Me A Lamp - PSB
5. The Rattler - Goodbye Mr McKenzie
6. Rachel - The Wedding Present
7. Rooftops - Bdz Prts
8. Gluttony - Paul Heaton ft. Kenny Anderson
9. Like Caruso - Roddz Woomble
10. Ricercar - Penguin Cafe
11. Catherine Opens A Window - Hamish Hawk
12. Season of Change - Stone Foundation ft. Betty LeVette
13. Keep On Keeping On - Nolan Porter
14. I Heard It Through The Grapevine - The Slits
15. 2 Fingers of Whisky - Elton John and Jack White
16. TROUBLE - Miracle Glass Companz
17. Set This Day Apart - Hipsway
18. Damn Sure - Laura Gibson
19. After The Rain - Withered Hand
20. Aliens - Steve Gardner
21. Nuvole Bianchi - Ludovico Bianchi

Surprised I didnae pick up on David Gedge's voice...and the Elton White collab was a proper shocker.

Even more shocking is me buying Elt's 'Songs For The West Coast' on vinyl recently, just for 'I Want Love'.

I reaaallly like that tune, dunno why. Music, eh? The rest was utter gash though, so I took it back and got James Holden's newie instead.
 
I hae the Hipsway LP and never spotted it all...guess I'm too hung up on Tinder, Long White Car and Honeythief.

Gluttony, Penguin Cafe Orchestra, Clint Mansell, Bdy_Prts....a few things to snap up, then. Fir fuck's sake man, I'm a public sector worker on extortionate rent in the South East of Brexitania...how is my kid gonna survive on bread and water efter buying a' them? ;)

And kudos again on the mixey-blendy front...it was that good that I missed the Penguin Cafe Orchestra track completely.

Oh, and the cover art...as an avid user/fan of MS Paint, I know good shopping when I see it...a right stoater.
Title: Re: The 6th Rule of Mix Club ...
Post by: Leckers on Sun, Nov 26, 2017, 18:40 PM

Hey mate, glad you enjoyed the
mix. I wanted to put stuff on there
you might not be familiar with and
looks like I succeeded in the most
part.

So, to the reveal:




Track 1 - Farmyard animal noises, moo, baa, tweet etc. 30 seconds of this and I'm about to hit skip when a drum beat kicks in, then a sax, possibly clarinet, still with the farmyard noises. Onto track 2.

01. Animal Hop - Listen With Sarah. Whimsical intro granted but I do like this for some strange reason.


Track 2 - Sparklehorse  Hammering the Cramps, track one now a distant memory. Great stuff

02. Hammering The Cramps - Sparklehorse. Classic from a much-missed genius to get us kicked off proper.

Track 3 - Blues number, contemporary I think, probably English, not Mississippi. Nice when the piano joins in. Depressing mind, I guess that's why they call it the blues.

03. The Tigris - Jacob Yates and the Pearly Gate Lock Pickers - Great wee Glasgow band everyone should be listening to. Formed from the ashes of Uncle John and Whitelock and quite possibly the best band in the country just now. If you want challenging listening, try out care home.

Track 4 - Another slow number, hazy, echoey vocal, psychedelic feel to it, building to a crescendo, not bad.

04. God Is Nowhere - The [Future] King of Scotland. Under-rated Dunfermline lad. Was a Homegame regular but never on stage. This is from his first demo and he went on to release a couple of great albums. Well worth hunting out. Anyone know what Scott is up to these days?


Track 5 - Sounds like one of the US shoegazer bands, Pavement? Grandaddy? If it were on my turntable I'd be checking to see if there was fluff on the needle as it is a bit muffled. Decent song through, I like this genre in small doses.

05. Fishing Boat Song - M Ward. Love this guy and this is a track from his debut. Is it almost 20 years ago?

Track 6 - Down tempo again, not really grabbing me, altogether a bit bland really.

06. Waiting for You - Immigrant. Thought you would have liked this one. Wasnít sure if you were familiar with him as he was a bit of a Fence legend back in the day. KC does a wonderful version of this on his best Picket, and in hindsight I probably should have put that on instead

Track 7 - This is the theme tune to the 70's BBCC Documentary series Arena, the one where the bottle with the title of the show washes ashore. Lovely piano piece, I put a couple of similar tracks on my mix.


07. Meer - Faust. This isnít what you thought it was but it is similar. From the BBC Sessions. I think the Arena music is Brian Eno.


Track 8 - Sounds like Lone Pigeon talking over a backing track and film sample about the writing process. I like this kind of track, Aiden Moffat and Van Morrison are both great proponents of it

08. Tears Usually Come Later - Lone Pigeon, Captain Geeko and MC Quake. The words are from an interview Gordon did around this time and music put together by Andy and Joe. From a Fencezine cd I believe.


Track 9 - Sitar instrumental, makes me yearn for a garlic chilli chicken.

09. Sitar U Like - Pip Dylan. A dazzling piece from Een. Nails every genre known to man. And if you donít agree - wait til you get to your description of his next track.

Track 10 - Ally's Tartan Army at the wrong speed, then speeded and slowed down again. Not the worst thing I've ever heard but a strong contender for the top 2. Whoever thought what the world needed was an Andy Cameron song at varying speeds?

10. * - Now Wakes The Sea. Donít know much about this guy, Falkirk I think, but the three albums I do have are well worth searching out. This is just an interlude before part two but it has a certain charm

Track 11 - This is more like it, sounds like one of Pearl Jam's more tuneful effort,s but it's not Eddie Vedder. Nice piece of Americana, the horrors of track 10 gone but not totally forgotten

11. Lone Star Song - Grant Lee Buffalo. Opening track from their average second album but this one is a killer. The first album Fuzzy is a belter and comes highly recommended if you like this sort of thing.

Track 12 - Sounds like Charles Latham, I like this a lot, as RaveDamage pointed out, I'm a big fan of singer-songwriters

12. I Met You By The Lake - Matt Amino. Solo track from the Amino People frontman. Their album is one of the best things Fence released.

Track 13 - Vocal low in the mix, this sounded like it would be a slow builder but ended up meandering along at the same pace. OK but I was expecting a bit more.

13. Torch Song - Shady Bard. No nowt about this band but I think this was an OTF recommendation a few years back.

Track 14 - Another slow burner, tortured female vocal a la Kathryn Joseph, but without the Eartha Kitt/Kate Bush impersonation. I like this too, will definitely listen again. We had an interesting experience with Kat Jospeh at a Roddy Woomble gig recently, I'll tell you about it sometime.

14. Sparrow - Woodpecker Wooliams. This is from a Toad Session a while back. Canít remember how I became aware of her but this is great. Her new band Becky Becky is also fairly interesting

Track 15 -  This is a familiar instumental, can't palce it though, nice track

15. Birth - The [Future] King of Scotland. Another bedroom effort from the lofi Dunfy boy. Makes you wonder what he could have produced with some decent equipment.

Track 16 - Another blues track, this sounds more like an original Delta blues track, possibly Son House, right up my street

16. Yo Child - Pip Dylan. Iím sure Een will be pleased with the authentic description. Wonderful track taken from his blues album Approved Pending Decision. The man is talented beyond words.

Track 17 - A very echoey version of Ae Fond Kiss, male vocal, electric guitar, sounds like it was recorded in a public toilet. I'm not a big fan of the song but as versions go this is ok.

17. Ae Fond Kiss - Now Wakes The Sea. He did a mini album of Burns a couple of years ago. You probably wont be buying it.


Track 18 - A gospel feel to this one, shades of Jack White in the vocal. One of my favourites thus far.

18. The Charles C Leary - Devendra Banhart. I thought you might have known this. From the second album oh me oh my which has a pigeon-esque feel to it.


Track 19 - I know this one, a rarity on this mix. It's Rob St. John, I think it's off Weald, reminds me that I haven't listened to that album recently. I heard Rob had Weil's disease, I hope he's feeling better.

19. Whites Of Our Eyes - Rob St John. Got it in one. Though not from the album. This was a single from a couple of years previously. I was a bit disappointed with the album tbh, but remain a huge fan. His Toad Session from around that time is wonderful.


Track 20 - Just when you thought you were safe, another version of Ally's Tartan Army turns up. Whilst being significantly better than the original and immeasurably better than track 10, it is still let down by the quality of the source material.

20. Allyís Tartan Army - Northern Alliance. Another criminally undervalued Fence affiliate. I much prefer Dougís music to his books and this is a lovely take on the classic. ;)


A mix I enjoyed, without there being one track that I would say was a real killer. Great to get a mix where I knew so few of the tracks and there are definitely a few that I will check out when I see the reveal. The Ally's Tartan Army tacks, notsomuch.

Cheers mixer.

Glad you liked some of it. :)

Title: Re: The 6th Rule of Mix Club ...
Post by: Leckers on Sun, Nov 26, 2017, 18:41 PM
oh, and got mine on saturday
morning. review to follow....
Title: Re: The 6th Rule of Mix Club ...
Post by: czefski on Sun, Nov 26, 2017, 19:03 PM
oh, and got mine on saturday
morning. review to follow....

Cheers Leckers, I suspected it was you that was the mixer.

You are right enough about Pip, I'd have sworn that whoever was signing the blues song had just done 16 hours in the cotton fields. If anyone has a spare of this album I'd be happy to buy it off you.

I saw M. Ward support the White Stripes in Boston in 2005, he was really good, never bought any of his stuff though and never heard of him again until today.


Title: Re: The 6th Rule of Mix Club ...
Post by: Leckers on Sun, Nov 26, 2017, 19:31 PM
oh, and got mine on saturday
morning. review to follow....

Cheers Leckers, I suspected it was you that was the mixer.

You are right enough about Pip, I'd have sworn that whoever was signing the blues song had just done 16 hours in the cotton fields. If anyone has a spare of this album I'd be happy to buy it off you.

I saw M. Ward support the White Stripes in Boston in 2005, he was really good, never bought any of his stuff though and never heard of him again until today.


Ha, no worries. Not sure where you
would get copies of eenís albums.
Maybe Kenny could help out? Who
knows with those boys - incredible
music no-one can get their hands
on. Itís just like the good old days.

And yeah I would check out m wardís
early albums, but steer clear of him
and her.
Title: Re: The 6th Rule of Mix Club ...
Post by: ravedamage on Mon, Nov 27, 2017, 00:05 AM
This mix is recorded as one single track.

There are parts that sound to me like a soundtrack from a sci-fi movie that may never be made but could be. There are other parts I donít really understand how they fit in the theme that I may just be imagining but whatís space without mystery eh?

I like this idea and wish it had been my intention...the other parts that you don't understand could be (very tenuously) linked into this theme, but that would make my reply around 5000 words. Naebdy wants that.


Times are approxÖDestinations are endless...

0 Ė Fanfare Intro. 70s/80s kids tv intro. Earth..space. Planets. Moomins. Mr Spoon. Buttonmoon kind of vibe. Like watching the tv at your grans house when you were a kid while playing with toy space shipsÖ.dreaming of adventuresÖ..starsÖgalaxiesÖ.aliensÖ..space chicsÖ..

Oliver Postgate's dulcet tones, from Episode 1 of The Clangers...Vernon Eliot did the sounds.

1.36 Slow spacey build up. Nice. Space chic asks if we are ok. Yeah space chic we are. Ready for the journey. Strapped inÖ.. And blast off!! This is nice. Epic in a not overbearing way. Floating in space vibe, taking in the vastness of the universe. What a way to start! Wow.

This is a Triassic Tusk release...Sometimes by The Sexual Objects, with Boards Of Canada on remix duty. It's a fudgin' beautiful thing.

4.50 This is lovely and gets better with each listen. Simple compared to last track but goes together well. All gentle guitars, soft vocals, brushed drums. Very nice. Dreamy. Is there a line about twilight mushrooms overhead? Is that a space/stars thing? Kinda donít want to think about it too much Ė just enjoy the ride. Itís a nice ride.

This is Twilight Mushrooms by Slum, from 1998 (on Warp Records). They only released this 7" under the Slum moniker, then became Parsley Sound (on Mo Wax). The Parsley LP is ace...this track is on it. My initial idea behind the mix was "summer's over"...made a playlist of over 4 hours of tracks and began blending and whittling...your space idea is better.

10.33 Oh itís gone a bit ominous. Someone playing ping pong in the hall. Some beats make it ok though. And that squelchy bass!! This is great actually. Recognise it a bit. Itís like the French Air guys mixed with River of Found. Space vibe again. Meet the Aliens. Maybe they will be along later?

Brothers In Sound...Journey Song...1998 again. They were on Regal Recordings, like the Beta Band, and only ever made 3 EPs (unlike the Betas). All their EPs are ace. Wonky, woozy loveliness...one member of them features a bit later...older and wiser, though no less woozy.

14.48 Space Jungle? I actually like this more in the bits without the drums. Like the bit in the middle with the robotic intercom voice. ĎDownload. Nothing.í Aye.

I know what ye mean. I had The KLF's 'Kylie Said To Jason' down as a 'sure thing' to be in this mix, but blends and context and blah take precedence sometimes...so that went oot and this came in...Underworld's 'Scribble', a track I only found out existed this summer and grew to love in the blink of an eye. Love the drum and bass parts, but the middle is classic Underworld...ambience/samples...oooft

21.20 This is like a chase scene in the original Terminator video. Actually got that shiver thing where you donít want to look over your shoulderÖ. UntilÖ

I had several TV themes in this mix initially, but my all time fave is probably this, hence it being included...and for the daft mix it lets me get away wi' after it...The Equalizer Busy Equalizing, by Stewart Copeland.

22.ish Funky beats. Building up to a Öwasnít expecting thatÖ a jazzy break? No idea where this is going which is great! Ah the bassy build up is back but so is the subtle jazz flute thing. A headfucker this! And now an electro beat bass break kinda thingÖ.hang on is it a new song?.....

A clunky beat mix into this classic by the Beta Band - Sequinsizer. I've got everything by the Betas, though they have done some wrongs, heh. This is classic them though, the B-side from the To You Alone single...very 2000.

25.17 This is mixed really well! Very smooth. Is that the boy Mason? Maybe from that album I was never keen on. The weird purple 80s one? Leckers liked it. It might not even be Steve Mason.

It's still Sequinsizer blissing out here...so many things on the go, what a tune.

27.20 Ė Spacing out again. Ah this is the one thatís probably my fave on this mix. Just gonna sit and enjoy this for a while. Soak in the stars. That space chic voice and those hypnotic bleeps! Superb. I probably know who this is but Iím not going to guess. We are on auto pilot here. Guide me space chic, you have the controls. Set course for planet BlissÖ..

Was never keen on any other FC Kahuna output, but this tune, Hayling, still slays me...such a blissful, downtempo track.

34.26 This sounds like the Mason man again. Which means the other one probably wasnít. I donít know this one so itís always good to hear new mason stuff. Hang on I do know this donít I ? Anyway itís a nice continuation of the space theme. The bit with the drums is like the cockpit of the spaceship going through a meteor shower. We are on a space ship eh?

Indeed it is...and that other one was too. He might pop up again y'know...saw his restropective gig at the Barbican in January, what a nicht that was...made me revisit jist about everyhing Masonic. This is 'To You Alone', still a heartbreaker 17 years on..."a black box inside my mind, records the time we spent together"....sigh.

38 ish Oh nice mix again Ė caught me out there! Electro groove with a seductive vocal. I like this. No idea who it is or how it fits the space theme. Is she an alien seductress trying to trick me into telling her the location of the rebel base? Iíd tell her if I knew.

This is from an amazing compilation called Sky Girl, all super-rare cuts of private pressings etc., from a land Down Under. Well worth buying. Another might feature later, who knows? It's Karen Marks with a track called 'Cold Cafe'...the original 7" of which has sold for £230, apparently...music, eh?

39.57. Sorry I just donít get on with this kind of thing. Maybe the space seductress has drugged my cold coffee and Iíve woken up in a psych space folk garden party. Where did she go?

This is on another (amazing) comp from the past 12 months...Pete Wiggs & Bob Stanley's 'English Weather'. More rarities/private press (etc) action. This tune is called 'Windfall', by Offspring. They only ever made one 7". There is something about the rise and fall of the chorus and just that indefinable thing I can't quite put into words. It has a lovely sentiment to it, too. I wish I'd written it about someone. Obsessed with it, so I am.

45.07 I think we are back on track here. Quite mysterious though. Did the space monk say help us to live in the bath? It feels like they want me to join them but I donít trust them. They are hooded and have soulless eyes. Maybe they know where space chic is though? No, donít trust themÖ. They are  saying Leicester is not very far. Weíve come all this way to go to Leicester? Sorry space priest Iím outta hereÖ..

I love the drone of this tune....harking back to Brothers In Sound, I only found out that this chap - Ed Dowie - was one of them Brothers this year, after I got his LP 'The Uncle Sold'. 18 years on from Journey Song and he makes a belting LP of which 'Richard' was the standout for me. A tune about the Lionheart king, ffs. Music, eh?

49.58 ĎWhere did she go?í Thatís what Iím asking fella. Me and this guy are talking the same language. Which is nice after the weird spooky drug guys. Maybe he can help. He seems ok. He knows people need people. Aye, itís a big old cold universe.

It's an old, cold world indeed. People need people as Depeche Mode never once sang. Yet anither tune from 1999/2000...this is Day One with I'm Doin' Fine. It was released on Massive Attack's label and sounds, well, a bit Massive in parts. One part Unfinished Sympathy and one part summat else. Still love it...those orchestral stabs...am such a sucker for that.

55.11 Is thisÖ.have they cloned him? Is he also looking for space chic? Actually Iím not sure it is him. I like this though. It is him isnít it?

Haaaa...yeah, yeah it is...the (cl)one and only. I've been listening to Meet The Humans for far too long. This tune, those deadpan-ish vocals, that melancholic Fife/East Coast hing he has...gotta believe in Steve. The LP isnae perfect but of the five gems, 'Words In My Head' is hard to beat.

59.ish  Strange Fruit cover. Nice. Canít quite figure out why itís here though. Iím missing something.

This is off a 7" I picked up in the summer...it's Robert Wyatt doing what you said. I bought it for the A-side initially, more of which in a smidge, and this B-side was an exquisite cherry, dipped in gold and sexy concrete, then thrown through the window of a Brexiteer.

62.48 This is nice. Echoey piano and others spacey type effects. The vocals are a bit despondent though. Atmospheric and maybe a little unsettling at times but itís good all the same.

Heh...you just described Radiohead in a nutshell, for it is they. 'Daydreaming' is the track...been loving it for a long time. That and their (rejected Bond theme) Spectre are two lush, melancholic peas in a pod.

68.23 Hang on is this space chic? Is she singing in some low down space port dive bar? Dreaming of regrets.  Iíll save youÖÖ

This is also from the Sky Girl comp mentioned earlier...Joyce Heath and 'I Wouldn't Dream Of It'. Just lovely.

70.40ish Ö but I can hardly see in front of me. Iíve been blinded by moping foppish space jazzÖ.i was so close to finding space chic and zooming off to the stars with herÖÖ

Robert Wyatt again, with a cover of 'At Last I Am Free'. Stunning and wonky.

74.56 Ö..We are back on earth in grannyís front room listening to the wireless. A medley of old classics I hardly know the names of but all are recognisable. Was it all a dream? Was she real? The spooky space monks and the Steve Mason clones? It sounds like something Iíd dreamÖ.but itís nice to be home all the same.

I hoped you would know this...it's 'Scotlandia', by Geraldo and His Orchestra. It was the auld STV ident music they played before telly started in the late 70s/early 80s. Always followed by a chap reciting the various transmitters yer telly was getting the pictures from...here is one such example:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F6Ki-Ham-Xc&list=FLtd3phHThshhvbE2F1VBIJg&index=59
 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F6Ki-Ham-Xc&list=FLtd3phHThshhvbE2F1VBIJg&index=59)

What a journey! Apart from a couple of hairy moments this was an awesome adventure. Really enjoyed it! ;D

Kudos to the director for having the vision to set out on an epic voyage into the mostly unknown.

Please confirm co-ordinates so I can search the stars for space chic Ė hang on is that what the cd cover is?!!

Thanks Mixer.  8)

Glad ye enjoyed it, Sir...tracklisting is below...anyone fancying a listen, you can download here:


https://www.dropbox.com/s/3c7j28n1y6x44g3/AETC%20Mixclub%20October%202017%20-%20Fuctifano%20Recipient%20%28Sometimes%20Mix%29.mp3?dl=0 (https://www.dropbox.com/s/3c7j28n1y6x44g3/AETC%20Mixclub%20October%202017%20-%20Fuctifano%20Recipient%20%28Sometimes%20Mix%29.mp3?dl=0)

      Sometimes...

      Vernon Eliot - Intro Music And Dialogue From 'Episode One'
      The Sexual Objects - Sometimes (Boards of Canada Remix)
      Slum - Twilight Mushrooms
      Brothers In Sound - Journey Song
      Underworld - Scribble
      Stewart Copeland - The Equalizer Busy Equalizing
      The Beta Band - Sequinsizer
      FC Kahuna - Hayling
      The Beta Band - To You Alone
      Karen Marks - Cold Cafe
      Offspring - Windfall
      Ed Dowie - Richard
      Day One - I'm Doin' Fine
      Steve Mason - Words In My Head
      Robert Wyatt - Strange Fruit
      Radiohead - Daydreaming
      Joyce Heath - I Wouldn't Dream Of It
      Robert Wyatt - At Last I Am Free
      Geraldo & His Orchestra - Scotlandia
Title: Re: The 6th Rule of Mix Club ...
Post by: fuctifano on Mon, Nov 27, 2017, 12:26 PM
Great stuff RaveDamage! I've given this a fair few listens now and it keeps getting better. I'd strongly suggest that others have a listen too. It really is excellent.
I'd like to get back to you later on a couple of points as further listening has brought up some bits and bobs, but in the meantime thanks for an exceptional mix mixed exceptionally well!
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Post by: Die Sehnsucht on Mon, Nov 27, 2017, 17:36 PM
Wow. This is ace! Thank you so much for sharing.
Ladies and gentlemen, I am floating in space ...  And Iím loving this Hub more and more : )
Title: Re: The 6th Rule of Mix Club ...
Post by: Deegers on Mon, Dec 04, 2017, 18:33 PM
mixed down, mixed up, how long before i just post the mixes to mix cloud and then whatever........
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Post by: FilthySwan on Wed, Dec 06, 2017, 13:11 PM
Richt, the weather's pish so i settled down this morning to give this a go. My mixer outed themselves on the other thread as i got 3 CD's in the post. Given the gargantuan 30 tracks i've reviewed it all as i go in one sitting. So basically don't trust me when i say a track is great/crap/ok is what i'm saying.

Nice artwork byraway

CD1: It's Lit - Beats

Lolloping Massive Attack style beat with synths think itís African maybe off one of those Nigerian compilations. Like it donít love it.

Female African groove with nice backing vocals and a bouncing baseline. No idea what it is. Nice though.

This is one is quite Young Fathers esq but itís not them. Itís a female I think but itís not Law Holt either. Thereís something slightly cheesy about some of the melody and Lyrics. Like itís their first go at making a Massive Attack track. Itís still the best one so far.

Electro-Shoegazy track. I know the voice Iím sure of it. Itís not Charlotte Hatherley who was in Ash is it? I had her first solo album years ago, mainly cos I fancied her Iím sure sheíd be thrilled to know. Iím convinced itís her now. It probably isnít as it seems so obscure. Itís quite good.

Rihanna - Rude Boy. I never thought Iíd get this on a Mix!! I donít mind it to be fair.

Christ, this is this that poppy one that goes ďI donít care, I love itĒ canít remember who it is but Iíve heard it. One of the drawbacks of having a 9 year old is that despite him listening to some great music he also wants to listen to Capital FM regularly. Itís shite.

Prince - hands up, I donít know much of his stuff. I know some of his hits due to my Maw Ďní Paw having a greatest hits tape way back when. I like him though just never really dug any deeper. Donít know this one but I like it.

This sounds quite LCD Soundsystem musically by way of Hey Macarena. With spoken word type vocals over the top. Iím not sure what to make of it. Itís ok

I think this is my new favourite. Thereís a Prince-esque feel to it but with 80ís hip hop beats and vocodered mass vocals and a Hair Metal outro. Itís a bit bonkers and brilliant for it.

Female vocal I think Iíve heard before. Itís set over some quite theatrical, over the top synths and drums. It puts me in mind of Wild Beasts or the little Iíve heard of Alt-J. Yeah, itís not bad.


CD2: Yeah - Guitars (Mostly)


80ís style keys rather than guitars I think. Kind of passed me by this one.

Another 80ís style male vocal number I actually really like it. Itís probably called Ship of Fools and I should probably know it but Iím showing my age here. Itís good though despite the 80ís production.

Noel Gallagherís High Flying Birds - The Mexican. As a spotty teen Oasis were ĎMy Bandí at least until Kid ĎAí came out and blew me off course forever. Because of that teenage dedication I always keep an ear out and hear all the stuff they do. Thereís something decent on all the stuff heís done Heathen Chemistry apart. His new albums pretty good generally. This ones ok.

Graham Coxon - I forget the name of this one but itís from one the first two albums he released after leaving Blur and kind of upped his game in terms of making it sound a bit glossier. Sounds quite like Blur in places quelle suprise.

Suede - It Starts and Ends With You.
I often think a lot of Suede sounds exactly the same. Animal Nitrate is still a blinding song though. This is decent, itís from their more recent output and was a single I think as Iíve definitely heard it before.

NYC Indie Punk Disco type song with shouty female vocals like Yeah Yeah Yeahs but itís not them. Itís decent.

PJ Harvey - This Is Love
From just before she went up her own arse a bit. I bought this as Thom Yorke is on the album and subsequently bought more of her stuff. Let England Shake was great and the last one has its moments but feels like sheíd maybe just stretched the preaching an album too far. Round about White Chalk I couldnít tolerate her despite enjoying a couple of songs. I think it was the Victorian get up she was in and the interviews. She just annoyed me, no idea why. She was on the same Episode of Later With Jools Holland as KC in that White Chalk era and i keep waiting to hear a KC anecdote saying she was an insufferable arsehole so i can say "i KNEW it!!" but he never has. She's probably lovely. Yeah this is good. Really like the album itís from.

American male vocals with nice falsetto backing vocals running through it. Itís got an Americana twang to it. I fucking hate that term despite liking a lot of the music once upon a time. No idea who it is.

The opening bar had me thinking it was Talking Heads but this is BjŲrk but Iím guessing itís the Sugarcubes? I have a weird relationship with BjŲrk. Iíd easily put Homogenic in my top 10 albums ever. I like lots of her other stuff but itís sometimes a slog to get through an album in a sitting. It starts to grate. Same with her new album, Iím trying though. Would love to see her live mind you. This is quite weird but interesting hearing her in this more straightforward context.

Is this The Vaccines? I hate them. Why? Because the singers called Van McCann. Thatís why. No thatís wrong, heís in Catfish & The Bottlemen. I hate Van McCann because heís in a band called Catfish & The Bottlemen and I hate the Vaccines because I confuse them with Van McCannís band. Who I hate. Despite never hearing a note.
Itís a toe tapper I suppose.

CD 3: Shh - Lights Out


Starts off like something from Stranger Things soundtrack. Then thereís some heavily vocodered vocals in the verses and Iím thinking Black Moth Super Rainbow but thereís a quite clear 80ís style female sung chorus that kind of ruins it. Dunno who it is. Good rather than great.

Cigarettes After Sex? The band, not an offer. That would be dangerous. Iíve got the album after liking a song the radio wireless. Itís all a bit samey but nice. Equally this could be Beach House they released something this year I think. Either way. Itís nice, definitely embodies the theme of ďlights outĒ

This could be Beach House actually? I think the last thing they released was like a b-sides/rarities album. This sounds like a cover of something I should know. Itís really rather lovely. Iím convinced itís a cover now. Was this on the other CD?

Lorde? She seems pretty good. I like her album but donít know it in and out. The single Green Light is fucking mega. It was the performance on Jools Holland that got me.

Female vocal cover of Hey Joe. No idea who itís by but I quite like it. Donít get me wrong I donít like it enough to actively seek it how but itís nice.

Venus In Furs - The Velvet Underground
Thereís days I think The VU are the greatest band ever. There are other days when they are only in the top 5. Enough said.

Cover of Sweet Jane, female vocal. I think Mazzy Star did a cover but I donít think itís them. Not doing much for me.

Country tinged song with strings and growly vocals. Production too clean. Itís ok but itís mainstream radio production annoys me. I think I know the singer but am wondering if this is a cover.

R.E.M. - Nightswimming. Funnily enough I watched a programme about them on Saturday night. I kind of always forget about them but theyíve got some brilliant songs. I went to see them on the Around The Sun tour in Belfast or Dublin cos my ex really liked them. The show blew me away actually. I even like a couple of songs on that album. It was Dublin because I got delayed at work and missed the flight and had to re-book on a night time flight. I remember seeing someone getting thrown through a window of a fast food place on that street with the big spire thing.

Not sure about this one. Again feel like I know his voice but itís quite gentle. Acoustic guitar and piano type affair. Not crap just not doing much for me.

Conclusion

Reading that back it reads like i'm not arsed about any of it which isn't strictly true. I didn't hate anything apart from that Capital FM one from the first CD. On the whole most of it was pleasant but the disclaimer is that it was a first time listen and will change as i listen more.

Number 9 0n CD 1 and 2 on CD 2 are my current favourites. Its been a nice way to pass a shitty morning and oh shite its ten past one and i've done none of the stuff i was meant to do today and the school bell will be going soon. Looking forward to the reveal.