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The 6th Rule of Mix Club ...
« 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 it’s 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.  She’s like the Jackie Clune of Indie Pop !  I like this video. “Here is your princess and here is the horizon” (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 “cart” (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 doesn’t 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, it’s from Bosch.
Now there’s an ace series. Who wouldn’t 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 can’t 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 in…
10)   … 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. “We argue, we don’t fight” might ring someone’s 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 don’t 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, it’s got a good beat and chap’s vocal … not sure what he is singing though and he shouldn’t 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 “I suppose” but not something I’d look out for. OMG he’s 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. It’s no Anthony and The Johnsons. But I hope he’s 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 she’s not doing it for the money.
Sort of Arethra Franklinesque, via the Modern “Late Nineteen Nineties” 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.

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Mix Club 2017... Review/Reveal!
« Reply #1 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 it’s 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.  She’s like the Jackie Clune of Indie Pop !  I like this video. “Here is your princess and here is the horizon” (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 “cart” (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 doesn’t 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, it’s from Bosch.
Now there’s an ace series. Who wouldn’t 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 can’t 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 in…


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 D’Or at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival.  Jaar is of Chilean/ Palestinian/French descent and wrote the score for the whole film.

10)   … 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. “We argue, we don’t fight” might ring someone’s bell?

London Grammar – 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 don’t 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, it’s got a good beat and chap’s vocal … not sure what he is singing though and he shouldn’t 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 “I suppose” but not something I’d look out for. OMG he’s 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. It’s no Anthony and The Johnsons. But I hope he’s 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 “What 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 she’s not doing it for the money.
Sort of Arethra Franklinesque, via the Modern “Late Nineteen Nineties” 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

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Re: The 6th Rule of Mix Club ...
« Reply #2 on: Sat, Nov 11, 2017, 08:13 AM »
Cheers Meic, I had fun with it and will listen when in quieter circumstances :-)

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Re: The 6th Rule of Mix Club ...
« Reply #3 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 isn’t 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 it’s not Lesley Silverfish on eth vocals it’s the Mason Man.  Not sure I know this track I an going to guess it’s 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 doesn’t 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.   There’s quite a lot going on in this track, it sounds like it’s the vocals of Robert Wyatt with a British psych feel to it.  I am not sure could be a 60/70’s 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 Campbell’s 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, it’s very blade runner esque more Vangelis than the new dude that isn’t 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 don’t 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 – 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

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Re: Mix Club 2017... Review/Reveal!
« Reply #4 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)

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Re: The 6th Rule of Mix Club ...
« Reply #5 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

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Re: The 6th Rule of Mix Club ...
« Reply #6 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.

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Re: The 6th Rule of Mix Club ...
« Reply #7 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?

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Re: The 6th Rule of Mix Club ...
« Reply #8 on: Mon, Nov 13, 2017, 09:03 AM »
I'm still waiting to receive mine....just saying

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Re: The 6th Rule of Mix Club ...
« Reply #9 on: Mon, Nov 13, 2017, 17:57 PM »
sent mine early last
week but not received
one yet. yup.

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Re: Mix Club 2017... Review/Reveal!
« Reply #10 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 – really really nice!  :)

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Re: The 6th Rule of Mix Club ...
« Reply #11 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

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Re: Mix Club 2017... Review/Reveal!
« Reply #12 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 – really really nice!  :)

Thanks for that.Looking forward to you joining the mixclubbers next year and submitting one of your own?

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Re: The 6th Rule of Mix Club ...
« Reply #13 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.

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Re: The 6th Rule of Mix Club ...
« Reply #14 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 isn’t 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 it’s not Lesley Silverfish on eth vocals it’s the Mason Man.  Not sure I know this track I an going to guess it’s 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 doesn’t 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.   There’s quite a lot going on in this track, it sounds like it’s the vocals of Robert Wyatt with a British psych feel to it.  I am not sure could be a 60/70’s 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 Campbell’s 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, it’s very blade runner esque more Vangelis than the new dude that isn’t 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 don’t 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 – 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 Même 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 Même - FRANCOIS HARDY