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The Mixtie-Maxtie Club Revue
« on: Sat, Dec 15, 2018, 19:06 PM »
IWTYAT Mixclub Disc December 2018

I've been listening to this mix all week and it keeps getting better with every listen, so here's my review of the IWTYAT mix. All of the tracks are seamlessly joined together.

1) A lovely track to open with and set the mood is "Sunshine On Leith" - The Proclaimers. Possibly their finest moment. That lulled me into a false sense of security, thinking, that identifying this mix would be a doddle. How wrong I was!
 
2) This has a modern soulful groove and quite relaxing too. It reminds me of Sade musically. The singer has an androgynous voice. No clue who he/she is.

3) Spacey electro-reggae, after hours, chill out vibe, based on the rhythm of Bob Marley's "So Much Trouble In The World." The guy that occasionally chants "sensimilla" sounds like the same guy on a Dub Syndicate track I know, which was produced by Adrian Sherwood. Did he produce this one? I like this a lot.

4) This would go down very well in a club (I think). An almost hypnotic trance beat. Reminds me a little of the rhythm from How Gee - "Black Machine". Sounds good to me.

5) "Check This Out"! We're dancing now! This sounds like what I imagine the ecstasy 'rave' experience would be like. I think I'll sit this one out  :o

6) Ah, this brings things down a little now. A trippy, funky, soul groove, with a nice bluesy/jazzy guitar sample. A relaxing vibe.

7) Continuing the relaxing vibe. Lovely female vocals. This is like futuristic soul from the soundtrack to a sci-fi movie. Rastaman Vibrations indeed! Reminds me of Morcheeba.

8) Still in the sci-fi movie soundtrack feel. Very nice bass playing. Relaxing mood.

9) At last I recognize a track! This is Nick Cave - "Red Right Hand". Nick's normally a bit too dark and gothic for me, but this well produced track fits right into the mix.

10) This one's very chilled out, like an after hours, comedown vibe. The kind of electro track that could go on for ages if you're in the mood. This feels good.

11) Nice acoustic guitar. We've left the club now! This is late night sitting 'round the campfire groove. I could take a lot of this. This is great.

12) More chill out. Lovely production with interesting lyrics. Very relaxing. Another winner.

13) I recognize another one! Dr John - "I Don't Wanna". His cover of John Martyn's song and he does a great job too. Lovely guitar playing with a bluesy/jazzy feel. John Martyn's lyrics resonate with me. Perfect for the mix.

14) This is a strange one! It is genre defying. Primitive and futuristic at the same time. Starts of with the rhythm giving a nod to "Give Peace A Chance" and develops into the kind of infectious tune Led Zeppelin would nail. Scottish female vocals, but no idea who the band is.

15) I'm on home turf now! A great track. Lovely melodic guitar. Sounds like a Scottish band. This is wonderful. I feel I should recognize this, but I don't.

16) Another lovely tune. Great production. Has a west coast, futuristic feel. I think this is Mercury Rev? I haven't heard them in a long time, but they sound better than ever.

17) This brings things down a notch. BIG atmospheric production. Lovely song. Walker Brothers influenced. This is very satisfying. Could be a Scottish band. Is it Goodbye Mr Mackenzie?

18) Nice touch fading out with the Proclaimers.

A well thought out mix. Great song selection. Nicely put together and it flows along smoothly . I reckon the mixer knows his way about the mixing desk and turntables. It gets better with every listen. The 'dance' track 5 wasn't quite my thing, but that apart, there were so many 'high' points. It's the kind of mix I would describe as 'experiential' and very enjoyable. Thank you DJ and once you reveal the mix, I'll certainly be checking out some of the artists.

IWTYAT..............I Wish That You Appreciate This...............I Did...........I Did...........
           

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« Reply #1 on: Tue, Dec 18, 2018, 10:15 AM »
Thank you Congo Bongo.  You are very kind. I wanted to make sure it would go down well so I roadtested the mix with a couple of friends before preparing the final version for you.  I'm delighted you like it.

OK, here's the reveal

1) A lovely track to open with and set the mood is "Sunshine On Leith" - The Proclaimers. Possibly their finest moment. That lulled me into a false sense of security, thinking, that identifying this mix would be a doddle. How wrong I was!

Spot on.  They are setting off on a New Zealand tour in the New Year.  It's a long way from Auchtermuchty but their appeal is literally worldwide.
 
2) This has a modern soulful groove and quite relaxing too. It reminds me of Sade musically. The singer has an androgynous voice. No clue who he/she is.

From the posthumously released album "Sketches for My Sweetheart The Drunk".  Jeff Buckley at his finest.  Such a tragic loss.  I don't know why this was excluded from the original album releases.

3) Spacey electro-reggae, after hours, chill out vibe, based on the rhythm of Bob Marley's "So Much Trouble In The World." The guy that occasionally chants "sensimilla" sounds like the same guy on a Dub Syndicate track I know, which was produced by Adrian Sherwood. Did he produce this one? I like this a lot.

I can see why you were reminded of Adrian Sherwood.  It's the amazing French DJ and producer Etienne de Crecy who has worked with Alex Gopher, Air and Daft Punk.  The original of Prix Choc was on the first Super Discount album but this remix appeared slightly later.

4) This would go down very well in a club (I think). An almost hypnotic trance beat. Reminds me a little of the rhythm from How Gee - "Black Machine". Sounds good to me.

Damian Harris founded Skint records after leaving London and as Midfield General released Go Off on his second 12".  Always went down a storm in the clubs and kick started the Nu-Skool scene.  A good way to bring the energy levels up after the more laid back introduction.

5) "Check This Out"! We're dancing now! This sounds like what I imagine the ecstasy 'rave' experience would be like. I think I'll sit this one out.

Fair enough, I think I was still in club mode when I went for this one.  There's a link with the previous track because this is Fatboy Slim before he hit the big time.  Skint gave him his first break in to the dance scene.  From the album "Better living through chemistry".

6) Ah, this brings things down a little now. A trippy, funky, soul groove, with a nice bluesy/jazzy guitar sample. A relaxing vibe.

Back to France and another excellent DJ.  This is Alex Gopher.  He started his musical career in a band called Orange who then split up and became Air.  Something to soothe after the frenetic dance tracks.

7) Continuing the relaxing vibe. Lovely female vocals. This is like futuristic soul from the soundtrack to a sci-fi movie. Rastaman Vibrations indeed! Reminds me of Morcheeba.

A great name for a band.  This is The Doris Days from Linkoping in Sweden.  The spoken sample is from Ulrike Meinhof.  I know very little about the band except that they were an art project specialising in soundtracks for obscure movies and documentaries so you've identified the style perfectly.  Well done,  And I'm a fan of Morcheeba too!

Still in the sci-fi movie soundtrack feel. Very nice bass playing. Relaxing mood.

From the album "Crazy on the Weekend" by Sunhouse and featuring the haunting voice of Gavin Clark.  I saw him perform live with Clayhill.  He was fragile and vulnerable even then but apart from Mark Hollis I don't think I've seen such a deeply moving and personal performance.  He became a recluse shortly afterwards but reappeared on several tracks by UNKLE.  Bass duties were by Steve Brooks (no relation) who was with The Telescopes.

9) At last I recognize a track! This is Nick Cave - "Red Right Hand". Nick's normally a bit too dark and gothic for me, but this well produced track fits right into the mix.

Oh Yes.  Correctamundo!  Originally on the album "Let love in" but this version was recorded for the Scream movie a few years later.  I know Nick Cave is a bit marmite and it took me a few years to appreciate his music but I'm now a fan.  And they used to have a guitarist called Congo Powers!  I wonder if they'll still use this for the new series of Peaky Blinders?

10) This one's very chilled out, like an after hours, comedown vibe. The kind of electro track that could go on for ages if you're in the mood. This feels good.

The Sofa Surfers from Austria.  Their first ever single.  This is a mix by Richard Dorfmeister.  One for the chill out rooms for sure.

11) Nice acoustic guitar. We've left the club now! This is late night sitting 'round the campfire groove. I could take a lot of this. This is great.

You should check out more Elliot Smith if you can.  What is it with me and selecting alcoholics that die so young.  Not intentional I can assure you.  "Between the Bars" from the album "Either/Or".  Sublime.

12) More chill out. Lovely production with interesting lyrics. Very relaxing. Another winner.

"Ideal Home" from Black Box Recorder.  A wonderful indie band that included ex members of The Auteurs and Jesus and Mary Chain although you would never guess that from hearing this.  From their debut album "England made me" which also included covers of Seasons in the Sun and Uptown Top Ranking!

13) I recognize another one! Dr John - "I Don't Wanna". His cover of John Martyn's song and he does a great job too. Lovely guitar playing with a bluesy/jazzy feel. John Martyn's lyrics resonate with me. Perfect for the mix.

About time I put something more familiar in.  Quite right.  From the album Anutha Zone.  It is indeed Mr Rebennack.  I still prefer John Martyn's original but this is still pretty fine.  They are mixed well back but Jools Holland is in there somewhere and Paul Weller is on guitar and backing vocals.

14) This is a strange one! It is genre defying. Primitive and futuristic at the same time. Starts of with the rhythm giving a nod to "Give Peace A Chance" and develops into the kind of infectious tune Led Zeppelin would nail. Scottish female vocals, but no idea who the band is.

Not Scottish but you are right that it's a Celtish accent.  It's the title track from Catatonia's album "International Velvet".

15) I'm on home turf now! A great track. Lovely melodic guitar. Sounds like a Scottish band. This is wonderful. I feel I should recognize this, but I don't.

An Americana supergroup.  It's Golden Smog.  Made up of members of Wilco, The Jayhawks, Soul Asylum, Big Star and The Replacements.  From their second album "Weird Tales".  I found myself singing the chorus to myself for ages after I rediscovered it for this mix.

16) Another lovely tune. Great production. Has a west coast, futuristic feel. I think this is Mercury Rev? I haven't heard them in a long time, but they sound better than ever.

Another bullseye! Yup, it's Mercury Rev.  From the album "Deserter's Songs".  Donahue actually wrote this while he was a member of Flaming Lips but lost his demo cassette.  It nearly didn't make the album because he didn't think it was good enough!

17) This brings things down a notch. BIG atmospheric production. Lovely song. Walker Brothers influenced. This is very satisfying. Could be a Scottish band. Is it Goodbye Mr Mackenzie?

Ah Yes.  Divine Comedy.  From the Fin de Siecle album.  Almost impossible to categorise Neil Hannon.   My first introduction was "My Lovely Horse" from Father Ted which I still think is the best Eurovision song ever.  I think there were over twenty musicians in the band when they recorded Commuter Love.  Another marmite artist and not everyone's cuppa but his compositions and arrangements are stunning.

18) Nice touch fading out with the Proclaimers.

And so the mix goes full circle.  It's a simple loop from Leith but I hoped to create a wish to listen to the whole album again.  A bit like it used to feel with vinyl albums before single streaming became the norm.



The Proclaimers Ė Sunshine on Leith
Jeff Buckley Ė Everyone here wants you
Etienne De Crecy Ė Prix Choc (Ultra Dark Mix)
Midfield General Ė Go Off (Cameleon Edit)

Fatboy Slim Ė Everyone needs a 303
Alex Gopher Ė You My Baby and I
Doris Days Ė To Ulrike
Sunhouse Ė Swing Low

Nick Cave & Bad Seeds Ė Red Right Hand
Sofa Surfers Ė Sofa Rockers (Dorfmeister Remix)
Elliott Smith Ė Between The Bars
Black Box Recorder Ė Ideal

Dr John & Paul Weller Ė I Donít wanna know
Catatonia Ė International Velvet
Golden Smog Looking forward to seeing you
Mercury Rev Ė Goddess on a highway
Divine Comedy ĖCommuter love
Proclaimers Ė Sunshine over Leith (Reprise)

I used Sgt Pepper as the theme for the mix because all of the tracks came from 1998 so " It Was Twenty Years Ago Today!".  I hope it made you feel twenty years younger.  Thank you for such a nice review.

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« Reply #2 on: Tue, Dec 18, 2018, 11:37 AM »
From the album "Crazy on the Weekend" by Sunhouse and featuring the haunting voice of Gavin Clark.  I saw him perform live with Clayhill.  He was fragile and vulnerable even then but apart from Mark Hollis I don't think I've seen such a deeply moving and personal performance.  He became a recluse shortly afterwards but reappeared on several tracks by UNKLE. 
Man, I fudging LOVE Sunhouse/Clayhill/Gavin Clark - can't believe he's been dead over 3 years already. If you haven't seen the film "The Living Room" about him, do it soon (Shane Meadows made it, natch). What a loss.

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« Reply #3 on: Tue, Dec 18, 2018, 17:36 PM »
From the album "Crazy on the Weekend" by Sunhouse and featuring the haunting voice of Gavin Clark.  I saw him perform live with Clayhill.  He was fragile and vulnerable even then but apart from Mark Hollis I don't think I've seen such a deeply moving and personal performance.  He became a recluse shortly afterwards but reappeared on several tracks by UNKLE. 
Man, I fudging LOVE Sunhouse/Clayhill/Gavin Clark - can't believe he's been dead over 3 years already. If you haven't seen the film "The Living Room" about him, do it soon (Shane Meadows made it, natch). What a loss.

I second everything Funky Nomad said.

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« Reply #4 on: Tue, Dec 18, 2018, 20:41 PM »

 2) This has a modern soulful groove and quite relaxing too. It reminds me of Sade musically. The singer has an androgynous voice. No clue who he/she is.

From the posthumously released album "Sketches for My Sweetheart The Drunk".  Jeff Buckley at his finest.  Such a tragic loss.  I don't know why this was excluded from the original album releases.

I've surprisingly heard very little of Jeff Buckley (more familiar with his dad), but I'll put that right.

8) Still in the sci-fi movie soundtrack feel. Very nice bass playing. Relaxing mood.

From the album "Crazy on the Weekend" by Sunhouse and featuring the haunting voice of Gavin Clark.  I saw him perform live with Clayhill.  He was fragile and vulnerable even then but apart from Mark Hollis I don't think I've seen such a deeply moving and personal performance.  He became a recluse shortly afterwards but reappeared on several tracks by UNKLE.  Bass duties were by Steve Brooks (no relation) who was with The Telescopes.

The Sunhouse album, "Crazy On The Weekend" did pass through my hands but in the mists of time I don't know what happened to it. I really liked the album cover.

10) This one's very chilled out, like an after hours, comedown vibe. The kind of electro track that could go on for ages if you're in the mood. This feels good.

The Sofa Surfers from Austria.  Their first ever single.  This is a mix by Richard Dorfmeister.  One for the chill out rooms for sure.

The Sofa Surfers, what an apt name for the band. When I'm in the mood I find this kind of music very relaxing. I'll be listening to more of them

11) Nice acoustic guitar. We've left the club now! This is late night sitting 'round the campfire groove. I could take a lot of this. This is great.

You should check out more Elliot Smith if you can.  What is it with me and selecting alcoholics that die so young.  Not intentional I can assure you.  "Between the Bars" from the album "Either/Or".  Sublime.

I've heard bits and pieces by Elliot Smith, but not loads. I'll be sure to take your advice and check him out more. (I forgot to mention I thought this singer had an androgynous voice too! ) What is it with me hearing androgynous voices and Scottish sounding bands? I blame Baldpar for the Scottish sounding bands bit, cause I'd been listening a lot to his Alphabet Runs From A-Z mix..........

12) More chill out. Lovely production with interesting lyrics. Very relaxing. Another winner.

"Ideal Home" from Black Box Recorder.  A wonderful indie band that included ex members of The Auteurs and Jesus and Mary Chain although you would never guess that from hearing this.  From their debut album "England made me" which also included covers of Seasons in the Sun and Uptown Top Ranking!

Now this is the real surprise package of the mix. I knew absolutely nothing about this band, but this track is a real grower. Black Box Recorder will be added to my collection pronto!

15) I'm on home turf now! A great track. Lovely melodic guitar. Sounds like a Scottish band. This is wonderful. I feel I should recognize this, but I don't.

An Americana supergroup.  It's Golden Smog.  Made up of members of Wilco, The Jayhawks, Soul Asylum, Big Star and The Replacements.  From their second album "Weird Tales".  I found myself singing the chorus to myself for ages after I rediscovered it for this mix.

I actually have a couple of Golden Smog tracks, "Radio King" being my favourite, but I never heard "Weird Tales" which is now on my Christmas wishlist. "Sounds like a Scottish band"??? Who said that? It wisnae me.........

16) Another lovely tune. Great production. Has a west coast, futuristic feel. I think this is Mercury Rev? I haven't heard them in a long time, but they sound better than ever.

Another bullseye! Yup, it's Mercury Rev.  From the album "Deserter's Songs".  Donahue actually wrote this while he was a member of Flaming Lips but lost his demo cassette.  It nearly didn't make the album because he didn't think it was good enough!

It's good enough alright! Thank you for reintroducing me to the Rev.

17) This brings things down a notch. BIG atmospheric production. Lovely song. Walker Brothers influenced. This is very satisfying. Could be a Scottish band. Is it Goodbye Mr Mackenzie?

Ah Yes.  Divine Comedy.  From the Fin de Siecle album.  Almost impossible to categorise Neil Hannon.   My first introduction was "My Lovely Horse" from Father Ted which I still think is the best Eurovision song ever.  I think there were over twenty musicians in the band when they recorded Commuter Love.  Another marmite artist and not everyone's cuppa but his compositions and arrangements are stunning.

Again I've heard very little of Divine Comedy but this is a stunning track, so investigating I will go.

18) Nice touch fading out with the Proclaimers.

And so the mix goes full circle.  It's a simple loop from Leith but I hoped to create a wish to listen to the whole album again.  A bit like it used to feel with vinyl albums before single streaming became the norm.

Yeah you achieved the vinyl effect. At the end I nearly turned the CD over to the other side  :o

I used Sgt Pepper as the theme for the mix because all of the tracks came from 1998 so " It Was Twenty Years Ago Today!".  I hope it made you feel twenty years younger.  Thank you for such a nice review.

I would never have sussed that all the tracks were from 1998. Yes I really did enjoy the show but where is Billy Shears?

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« Reply #5 on: Wed, Dec 19, 2018, 08:12 AM »
The Cat you've known for all these years?

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« Reply #6 on: Wed, Dec 19, 2018, 11:09 AM »
The Cat you've known for all these years?

Of course, dancing the waltz with Henry the horse.

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« Reply #7 on: Wed, Dec 19, 2018, 17:56 PM »
The Cat you've known for all these years?

Of course, dancing the waltz with Henry the horse.
Perhaps this is Henry?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FkHCaH-rt5M

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« Reply #8 on: Wed, Dec 19, 2018, 19:17 PM »
The Cat you've known for all these years?

Of course, dancing the waltz with Henry the horse.
Perhaps this is Henry?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FkHCaH-rt5M

Yep, that's Henry alright, but did you know he went to Mexico?

https://youtu.be/ZtX0R_GotuQ

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« Reply #9 on: Tue, Jan 08, 2019, 16:52 PM »
Iím doing a live listen and review of my mix, otherwise Iíll never get around to doing it. So this is my view of the mix from first listen.
My mix arrived with a Ďbonus CDí of Czech music called ĎAt The Heart of the Bonfireí and a selection of Christmas stamps. Iíve also just noticed itís entitled Wreck Ya Victory, which I hope doesnít mean itís full of Icelandic music, was never a fan of the Sugarcubes, Bjork etc.

Track 1 Ė Given the extras in my envelope I was expecting track 1 to be something by Prag Vec or Van Morrisonís Have I Told Philately That I Love You. It is however BowWowWowís C30-C60-C90 Go. I still have the original Cass-single of this somewhere. I also had a crush on Annabella back in the day. I hope the years have been kinder to her than they have to me.
Track 2 Ė An African drum beat, reminds me of something off of My Life In the Bush Of Ghosts and now a synth is playing quietly in the background. It sounds like the backing track to and early Sega game. 2 minutes of the 6 gone and Iíve heard enough, life is too short.
Track 3 Ė More 80ís synth, possibly German, pleasant but not really my thing, sounds very dated, like Steve Strange making a single with Kim Wilde
Track 4 Ė Iíll wager this is called Hey Saturday Night. Itís okay although Iím finding the continual clap throughout it distracting and annoying. It has the sound of a 3 minute piece of pop that goes on for 4 minutes.
Track 5 Ė Interesting start to this one, Northern Scottish voices talking before a piano kicks in, reminiscent of First Watch on Diamond Mine. A choral voice and fiddle added to the mix, this is lovely.
Track 6 Ė A long slow build-up, very orchestral, sounds like itís probably from a film score, given the changing moods across the piece. Itís nice, a slow-burner, I really like when the piano kicks in at the 4:30 mark. Reminds me of Clint Mansellís excellent work on the Being Vincent film.
Track 7 Ė Sounds like Felt, presumably called She Lives By The Castle. Not one of theirs that I know, Iím guessing off a later album. Decent track from a band that I dabbled in rather than taking to my heart. If it had been 3:30 rather than 6:18 I wouldnít have complained.
Track 8 Ė This sounds very familiar, perhaps itís been a theme tune or an advert. Not really my thing, shades of Coldplay and Snow Patrol in it aside from the female vocalist. I expect it goes down a storm at festivals.
Track 9 Ė A slice of country, or is it alt-country, I donít really know the difference? Stripped back female vocal and electric guitar, itís okay, I donít think Iíd dive over Laura Gibson to get to this but not unpleasant
Track 10 Ė Another female vocal, dreamy in a Rachel Sermanni way but not with the same strength of voice on first listen. I could see this one growing on me though, itís has earworm qualities.
Track 11 Ė An acapella track, female voices, very ethereal. Not really my thing, music to mediate to, 2 minutes of the 4 is enough for me.
Track 12 Ė A change of pace, shoegazer feel to this one, pretty good, Iíd listen to this again.
Track 13 Ė A synth fades in, drums kick in leading to a female vocal that sounds quite 80sish in itís production , makes me think of Strawberry Switchblade in itís breathy tones. Sounds like the Brian Jonestown Massacre are providing the backing, Iím liking this more the longer it goes on. Top 3 on the mix thus far.
Track 14 Ė I thought his was Room 512, All The News Thatís Fit To Print by The Wonder Stuff when is started but itís a another female-led psychedelic number (apologies to any of those who Iíve called female that might be gender neutral or transitioning, no offence meant). Foreign language now so I wonít be singing along. I thing this is retro psychedelia rather than original but it is fine, not something Iíd listen to again but I can see why itís liked.
Track 15 Ė Another female/transgender/fluid singer, the voice seems familiar but I canít place it. Doesnít really grab me, again itís fine but doesnít really differentiate itself from a lot of similar artists.
Track 16 Ė Strong shades of the Wedding Present in this one before a voice that definitely isnít David Gedge, (see tracks 13,14, 15 etc.). Has definitely got an 90ís feel, a la Sleeper, Elastica etc. A nice slice of power op to finish.

Thatís it. A wide range of genres covered in these 16 tracks, some that hit the spot, others than passed me by, but thatís the whole point of these things. Iím not sure if female vocalists (apologies again if they are trans or neutral, you canít be sure nowadays), was a theme, certainly the majority of tracks were female led.  Tracks 5, 6, 10, 12 & 13 & 16 were my favourites, tracks 2, 8 and 11 were the Room 101 entrants.
Thanks for taking the time to put it together, looking forward to the reveal.

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« Reply #10 on: Tue, Jan 08, 2019, 22:37 PM »
Iím doing a live listen and review of my mix, otherwise Iíll never get around to doing it. So this is my view of the mix from first listen.
My mix arrived with a Ďbonus CDí of Czech music called ĎAt The Heart of the Bonfireí and a selection of Christmas stamps. Iíve also just noticed itís entitled Wreck Ya Victory, which I hope doesnít mean itís full of Icelandic music, was never a fan of the Sugarcubes, Bjork etc.

Ade: which is, of course, like saying you don't like much scotch music because of Orange Juice. Anyway, you were lucky, the other mix I did recently had loads of Icelandic music.

Track 1 Ė Given the extras in my envelope I was expecting track 1 to be something by Prag Vec or Van Morrisonís Have I Told Philately That I Love You. It is however BowWowWowís C30-C60-C90 Go. I still have the original Cass-single of this somewhere. I also had a crush on Annabella back in the day. I hope the years have been kinder to her than they have to me.
Ade: It was either this or Home Taping's Killing Music. Annabel Lwin was a child !

Track 2 Ė An African drum beat, reminds me of something off of My Life In the Bush Of Ghosts and now a synth is playing quietly in the background. It sounds like the backing track to and early Sega game. 2 minutes of the 6 gone and Iíve heard enough, life is too short.
Ade: Sometimes sir, you have to let some music wash over you. It's a lot like 808 State /A Guy Called Gerald era house and 2 mins is not enough, And she looks rather like Annabel, so maybe I should have sent you a mix video. Track 3 Ė More 80ís synth, possibly German, pleasant but not really my thing, sounds very dated, like Steve Strange making a single with Kim Wilde
Ade: The most icelandic thing on here. And about as much like Visage/Kim Wilde as Nina Hagen is like Dolly Parton, but I get what you were aiming for. You were one of the people who got upset when the electro people said !"The Guitar Will Be Dead Within 5 Years" weren't you?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M3KJGR-ppDE

Track 4 Ė Iíll wager this is called Hey Saturday Night. Itís okay although Iím finding the continual clap throughout it distrting and annoying. It has the sound of a 3 minute piece of pop that goes on for 4 minutes.
Ade: From the very excellent film Sorry To Bother You. Nice satire of marketing/social niceties and a super soundtrack.

Track 5 Ė Interesting start to this one, Northern Scottish voices talking before a piano kicks in, reminiscent of First Watch on Diamond Mine. A choral voice and fiddle added to the mix, this is lovely.
Ade: Yeah, it's nice isn't it.

Track 6 Ė A long slow build-up, very orchestral, sounds like itís probably from a film score, given the changing moods across the piece. Itís nice, a slow-burner, I really like when the piano kicks in at the 4:30 mark. Reminds me of Clint Mansellís excellent work on the Being Vincent film.
Ade: Surprising late night hit from Gideon Coe's show. I actually woke up and bought this around 11pm because I liked it so much

Track 7 Ė Sounds like Felt, presumably called She Lives By The Castle. Not one of theirs that I know, Iím guessing off a later album. Decent track from a band that I dabbled in rather than taking to my heart. If it had been 3:30 rather than 6:18 I wouldnít have complained.
Ade: You need to work on that ADCDHD 6 minutes is a good time to get into a thing. Three minute pop is great but badly done by lots of people who are not The Buzzcocks or The Ramones.

Track 8 Ė This sounds very familiar, perhaps itís been a theme tune or an advert. Not really my thing, shades of Coldplay and Snow Patrol in it aside from the female vocalist. I expect it goes down a storm at festivals.
Ade: The second most Icelandic thing. Actually that female singer sang on one of my favourite songs of the past 3 years, but that's a collaboration outside of her band.

Track 9 Ė A slice of country, or is it alt-country, I donít really know the difference? Stripped back female vocal and electric guitar, itís okay, I donít think Iíd dive over Laura Gibson to get to this but not unpleasant
Ade: That climbing over female singers is a bit creepy, even for a metaphor. Another 6 music late 2018 playlist moment. Likable, I find

Track 10 Ė Another female vocal, dreamy in a Rachel Sermanni way but not with the same strength of voice on first listen. I could see this one growing on me though, itís has earworm qualities.
Ade: A very interesting artiste. Lead singer of Big Thief. I get you on Rachel Sermanni, I also got Rozi Plain vibes

Track 11 Ė An acapella track, female voices, very ethereal. Not really my thing, music to mediate to, 2 minutes of the 4 is enough for me.
Ade: Not strictly acapella, but multi-tracked vocals by one singer. Back before that was all done with loop pedals and electrickery.

Track 12 Ė A change of pace, shoegazer feel to this one, pretty good, Iíd listen to this again.
Ade: I should have put Courtney on there too. This is from a great album. His new album is simultaneously more accessible and less polished.

Track 13 Ė A synth fades in, drums kick in leading to a female vocal that sounds quite 80sish in itís production , makes me think of Strawberry Switchblade in itís breathy tones. Sounds like the Brian Jonestown Massacre are providing the backing, Iím liking this more the longer it goes on. Top 3 on the mix thus far.
Ade: Alternatively it sounds like Simple Minds with Rose MacDowall on vocals.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=63TqhggMuRQ

Track 14 Ė I thought his was Room 512, All The News Thatís Fit To Print by The Wonder Stuff when is started but itís a another female-led psychedelic number (apologies to any of those who Iíve called female that might be gender neutral or transitioning, no offence meant). Foreign language now so I wonít be singing along. I thing this is retro psychedelia rather than original but it is fine, not something Iíd listen to again but I can see why itís liked.
Ade: It's way more trippy than anything the Wonderstuff did. She's speaking english at first then probably Martian or something. Look at this album cover from there more recent one though!
https://geometricpatterns.bandcamp.com/album/masana-temples

Track 15 Ė Another female/transgender/fluid singer, the voice seems familiar but I canít place it. Doesnít really grab me, again itís fine but doesnít really differentiate itself from a lot of similar artists.
Ade: Mazzy Star meets Courtney Barnett. I am puzzled why you can't here female vocals. Too much Fife Falsetto?

Track 16 Ė Strong shades of the Wedding Present in this one before a voice that definitely isnít David Gedge, (see tracks 13,14, 15 etc.). Has definitely got an 90ís feel, a la Sleeper, Elastica etc. A nice slice of power op to finish.
Ade: The lead singer likes cool 90s indie pop, horror films and non-league football. And she befriended a fox and dubbed it Bobby Gillespie. And she was in a band called Aberdeen.

Thatís it. A wide range of genres covered in these 16 tracks, some that hit the spot, others than passed me by, but thatís the whole point of these things. Iím not sure if female vocalists (apologies again if they are trans or neutral, you canít be sure nowadays), was a theme, certainly the majority of tracks were female led.  Tracks 5, 6, 10, 12 & 13 & 16 were my favourites, tracks 2, 8 and 11 were the Room 101 entrants.
Thanks for taking the time to put it together, looking forward to the reveal.
Ade: Not really a theme, more a vibe that was retro which you kind of picked up. Even if you got the wrong Kim Wilde reference. Only five of the tracks are older than the past three years (1,7, 8, 11, 12), and most are 2018.

1   C30, C60, C90 Go         Bow Wow Wow      The Best of Bow Wow Wow
2   Lifestyle Guru            Helena Hauff      Qualm
3   DraumadŪs               Kślan Mikla      Nůtt eftir nůtt
4   Hey Saturday Night (feat. Tune-Yards)   The Coup      Sorry To Bother You: The Soundtrack
5   Cattie-Face            Erland Cooper      Solan Goose
6   Suddenly We Looked Like Giants      Patrick Jonsson   Suddenly We Looked Like Giants
7   She Lives By The Castle         Felt         Poem Of The River
8   We Sink               Of Monsters And Men   Beneath The Skin
9   Don't Let The Kids Win      Julia Jacklin      Don't Let the Kids Win
10   Symbol               Adrianne Lenker      Abysskiss
11   Awaken - Lark Rise         Claire Hamill   Voices
12   Snowflakes Are Dancing      Kurt Vile   Wakin On A Pretty Daze
13   More Than This            Amaya Laucirica   Rituals
14   Can You Imagine Nothing?      Kikagaku Moyo   Kikagaku Moyo
15   Forgiver Ac            Juanita Stein   Juanita Stein's Album
16   Self-Destruct Reality         Jetstream Pony   Self-Destruct Reality EP

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Re: Sugar Lumps
« Reply #11 on: Wed, Jan 09, 2019, 08:31 AM »
Cheers Ade, different strokes and all that.

"Annabel Lwin was a child !" - So was I, we are the same age I think.

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« Reply #12 on: Wed, Jan 09, 2019, 09:48 AM »
"Annabel Lwin was a child !" - So was I, we are the same age I think.

Exactly !

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Re: The Mixtie-Maxtie Club Revue
« Reply #13 on: Mon, Jan 14, 2019, 13:01 PM »
Hub Mix Jan 2019 Review from Anon.
Thankyou mixer for both discs.  The continuous mix was perfect.  Not only because we first played it on a long car journey but also because Mrs Cameleon was unable to skip any tracks she wasn't sure of like JaMC.  For some reason the screen suggested a title of Champion Women Conference - Swami Swaroopananada but I guess that was just to throw me off the scent.  The gentle segue between tracks was excellent and it was like being treated to the best of radio shows.  The track order seems to be slightly different so I'm doing a review of the single track mix.

1.  A perfect start with a tribute to the wonderful Mark E Smith.  I have no idea if you were present at any of the ENH gigs where KC released his rage with incredible covers of The Mixer but I'm so pleased you have started with The Fall.  US 80's - 90's.
2.  Lovely Talking Heads funky rhythm with an unexpected commentary and some great subtle electronics.  Another great choice.  The Jezebel Spirit from Byrne and Eno.
3.  This got Mrs C dancing behind the wheel.  Have you been secretly examining our own music collection?  Grandmaster Flash and Melle Mel with The Message.  Had us both joining in the chorus in full voice.
4.  You've been in to our collection for sure.  One of my heroes.  Billy Bragg and Have and Have Not.
5.  I know the song well but I don't think I've heard this particular recording before.  Is it Roddy Frame doing The Birth of the True live rather than with Aztec Camera?
6.  This is where Mrs C wanted to hit the skip button but as soon as I heard Gillespie on drums I knew for sure that this was Jesus and Mary Chain and Vegetable Man.  Who would have thought that it was an old Pink Floyd song?  I like it so if I play it often enough I'm sure Mrs Cameleon will learn to love it too.
7.  I can't believe that I've done so well so far but not this time.  Nice Joe Jackson or Mark Ronson rhythm to kick things off then I'm thrown when the horns come in.  Post punk with pop melody,  I like it.
8.  Suzanne Vega.  Tom's Diner.  An unusual choice to follow the last track but it fits in well.
9.  Dunno but I'm enjoying it.  Early indie pop.  Nice hooks.  20/20 vision.  Reveal please.
10.  At first I thought it might be Utah Saints with the weird samples and call and response but I can't imagine them using an Osmonds Crazy Horses sample to such great effect.  I'm guessing Big Audio Dynamite but could be very wrong.
11.  Great catchy indie again with that lovely Terry Bickers/Johnny Marr jangly guitar style.  Catchy chorus of Where's the love but again I don't have a Scoobie.
12.  Nice guitar chops and percussion with more of that jangly guitar, harmonies and violin!  I don't know the song but from the instrumentation and style I'd guess at Levellers.
13.  Hmmnnn!  Dave Mustaine like start but it turns out more indie pop than metal.  Nice slightly grungy american edge and I like the guitar break at 2'50.
14.  Great upbeat indie. Red Letter Day?  Almost like Billy Bragg or Patrik Fitzgerald with a rare full band but it ain't him or him.  Feel like I should know the singer but looking forward to your reveal to find out.
15.  My instant first reaction was Velvets with that distinctive violin but now it seems Slash has joined in with John Cale and some great shouty lyrics leading to a great hook and a chorus.  No ideas but it's great and that farfisa solo at 2'55 matches the mood perfectly.
16.  It's OK but I find this a little weak compared to the rest of your magnificent mix.  The major chord changes on guitar and keyboard melodies are a bit predictable.  It's not a bad song but perhaps it's not challenging enough.  Sorry.
17.  Ah! Back to familiar territory.  Almost like Jonathan Donahue when he was with The Lips but of course it is Sparklehorse and Saturday.  Lovely lovely choice.
18.  Right up my street.  I had actually forgotten that I owned this.  Another joint sing along as we were driving.  The very wonderful Eels and Susan's House.
19.  Now that's freaky because no sooner than I was thinking about Donahue when here he is with Mercury Rev and Holes.  I absolutely love this.  The orchestral arrangements are beautiful, particularly the horns, and compliment the  fragile vocals perfectly  The trumpet solo starting at 4.13 just makes me melt.  A perfect closing track to your mix.
20.  But wait, there's one more!  With a beautiful message.  I hope there is no connection with Blunt's You're Beautiful though.  The string arrangements are a bit heavy and it's over produced but it's positive and again a decent closing track if it weren't for Holes just before.

OK Mixer par excellence.  It's back to you.  I can't fault anything .  In fact both discs are rapidly becoming friends and appearing frequently at home and in the motor.

I am so chuffed to be the lucky recipient of your mix.

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Re: The Mixtie-Maxtie Club Revue
« Reply #14 on: Tue, Jan 15, 2019, 05:43 AM »
Spookily, like your mix Meic, mine was chronologically themed. This reveal is of the mix version which has an additional track that I forgot to add into the track-by-track version.

1.  A perfect start with a tribute to the wonderful Mark E Smith.  I have no idea if you were present at any of the ENH gigs where KC released his rage with incredible covers of The Mixer but I'm so pleased you have started with The Fall.  US 80's - 90's.
Correct
1980 - The missing track, I Can't Escape Myself by The Sound from Jeoprady, one of the great underrated albums of the period
2.  Lovely Talking Heads funky rhythm with an unexpected commentary and some great subtle electronics.  Another great choice.  The Jezebel Spirit from Byrne and Eno.
1981 - Correct again
3.  This got Mrs C dancing behind the wheel.  Have you been secretly examining our own music collection?  Grandmaster Flash and Melle Mel with The Message.  Had us both joining in the chorus in full voice.
1982 - Corre,t but strictly speaking Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five
4.  You've been in to our collection for sure.  One of my heroes.  Billy Bragg and Have and Have Not.
1983 - Yup
5.  I know the song well but I don't think I've heard this particular recording before.  Is it Roddy Frame doing The Birth of the True live rather than with Aztec Camera?
1984 - This is just the album version off Knife.
6.  This is where Mrs C wanted to hit the skip button but as soon as I heard Gillespie on drums I knew for sure that this was Jesus and Mary Chain and Vegetable Man.  Who would have thought that it was an old Pink Floyd song?  I like it so if I play it often enough I'm sure Mrs Cameleon will learn to love it too.
1985 - Been a while since I'd played this, I didn't think it had aged as well as other JaMC stuff from the period, perhaps because it was a cover.
7.  I can't believe that I've done so well so far but not this time.  Nice Joe Jackson or Mark Ronson rhythm to kick things off then I'm thrown when the horns come in.  Post punk with pop melody,  I like it.
1986 - Keep On Keepin On by The Redskins for Neither Washington Nor Moscow, probably my favourite album of '86
8.  Suzanne Vega.  Tom's Diner.  An unusual choice to follow the last track but it fits in well.
1987 - As Meic said, slowing things down a little after the sonic high of X Moore and the boys
9.  Dunno but I'm enjoying it.  Early indie pop.  Nice hooks.  20/20 vision.  Reveal please.
1988 - Veronica by The Jasmine Minks. Aberdeen's finest and the 2nd band signed by McGee to Creation, released some good stuff until McGee switched his attention to Oasis
10.  At first I thought it might be Utah Saints with the weird samples and call and response but I can't imagine them using an Osmonds Crazy Horses sample to such great effect.  I'm guessing Big Audio Dynamite but could be very wrong.
1989 - DefCon1 by Pop Will Eat Itself. Was chatting to Withered Hand about this period a couple of weeks ago, which inspired the them of the mix. PWEI came up, not a band that I'm particularly crazy about but I always liked this.
11.  Great catchy indie again with that lovely Terry Bickers/Johnny Marr jangly guitar style.  Catchy chorus of Where's the love but again I don't have a Scoobie.
1990 - Another band discussed with WH, Power of Dreams with Where Is The Love from their debut Immigrants, Emigrants & Me
12.  Nice guitar chops and percussion with more of that jangly guitar, harmonies and violin!  I don't know the song but from the instrumentation and style I'd guess at Levellers.
1991 - My favourite band of the period The Wonder Stuff with Donation from Never Loved Elvis. Tops 3 Stuffies song for me.
13.  Hmmnnn!  Dave Mustaine like start but it turns out more indie pop than metal.  Nice slightly grungy american edge and I like the guitar break at 2'50.
1992 - The Act We Act by Sugar from Copper Blue. I had this album on constant rotation during 82 and this is one of the great track 1, side 1's
14.  Great upbeat indie. Red Letter Day?  Almost like Billy Bragg or Patrik Fitzgerald with a rare full band but it ain't him or him.  Feel like I should know the singer but looking forward to your reveal to find out.
1993 - Buffalo Tom - Red Letter Day
15.  My instant first reaction was Velvets with that distinctive violin but now it seems Slash has joined in with John Cale and some great shouty lyrics leading to a great hook and a chorus.  No ideas but it's great and that farfisa solo at 2'55 matches the mood perfectly.
1994 - Suds & Soda by Deus
16.  It's OK but I find this a little weak compared to the rest of your magnificent mix.  The major chord changes on guitar and keyboard melodies are a bit predictable.  It's not a bad song but perhaps it's not challenging enough.  Sorry.
1995 - Verisimilitude by Teenage Fanclub
17.  Ah! Back to familiar territory.  Almost like Jonathan Donahue when he was with The Lips but of course it is Sparklehorse and Saturday.  Lovely lovely choice.
1996 - Correct
18.  Right up my street.  I had actually forgotten that I owned this.  Another joint sing along as we were driving.  The very wonderful Eels and Susan's House.
1997- As you said
19.  Now that's freaky because no sooner than I was thinking about Donahue when here he is with Mercury Rev and Holes.  I absolutely love this.  The orchestral arrangements are beautiful, particularly the horns, and compliment the  fragile vocals perfectly  The trumpet solo starting at 4.13 just makes me melt.  A perfect closing track to your mix.
1998 - Yup. Saw them do Deserters Song at the Tunnels in Aberdeen last year, one of the gigs of the year.
20.  But wait, there's one more!  With a beautiful message.  I hope there is no connection with Blunt's You're Beautiful though.  The string arrangements are a bit heavy and it's over produced but it's positive and again a decent closing track if it weren't for Holes just before.
1999 - Beautiful - Shack

Glad you liked most of it. Not the most cutting edge mix you'll ever get but hopefully a few you hadn't heard for a while mixed in with those you hadn't heard before.

Intro - US 80's/90s - The Fall
1980 - I Can't Escape Myself - The Sound
1981 - Jezebel Spirit - Brian Eno & David Byrne
1982 - The Message - Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five
1983 - To Have & Have Not - Steve Lamacq
1984 - The Birth of the True - Aztec Camera
1985 - Vegetable Man -Jesus & Mary Chain
1986 - Keep On Keepin' On - The Redskins
1987 - Tom's Diner - Suzanne Vega
1988 - Veronica - Jasmine Minks
1989 - DefCon1 - Pop Will Eat Itself
1990 - Where Is The Love - Power of Dreams
1991 - Donation - The Wonder Stuff
1992 - The Act We Act - Sugar
1993 - Red Letter Day - Buffalo Tom
1994 - Suds & Soda - Deus
1995 - Verisimilitude - Teenage Fanclub
1996 - Saturday - Sparklehorse
1997 - Susan's House - Eels
1998 - Holes - Mercury Rev
1999 - Beautiful - Shack