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Just a warehouse for mixes new and old, really, rather than letting them float off into total oblivion. Might turn into something more, might wither on the vine. But I hope to update at least once every two weeks with a mix/compilation, new or old. The old 1981 mixes (possibly updated, maybe not) will be amongst them, for any of the people to whom I was never able to provide a physical copy.

I doubt I'll be doing many full album uploads, as there are people sharing far more amazing and long-lost things than I could possibly find: so at the very least, I'm providing links to some much better and important and useful blogs. When I post, I'll try to keep the blabbing to a minimum, and hope that you'll trust my recommendation enough to let the music do the talking. Content could be just about anything, but I imagine I'll tend to focus on post-punk, various facets of the 70s, early electronic/experimental stuff, heavily layered mixes, library sounds, the usual weirdo geek stuff but hopefully with a few surprises even for hardened fellow addicts like yourselves.

If you've got a moment:

http://musicophilia.wordpress.com

Subscribe or drop me a comment there, if you like what you hear.

Many thanks,

I.M.

Soundslike, Monday, 6 October 2008 17:45 (eight years ago) Permalink

Heya I.M., sounds like a treat!

Ned Raggett, Monday, 6 October 2008 17:46 (eight years ago) Permalink

Hope you like it, Ned!

Soundslike, Monday, 6 October 2008 17:50 (eight years ago) Permalink

bookmarked!

tylerw, Monday, 6 October 2008 18:07 (eight years ago) Permalink

hey there, soundslike. will check it out.

andrew m., Monday, 6 October 2008 18:09 (eight years ago) Permalink

Ettiem? Nice!

You guys still doing the kugars club? I'm looking to start something like that up here, miss it.

Soundslike, Monday, 6 October 2008 18:12 (eight years ago) Permalink

it's sorta fallen off the last year or so, unfortunately. but it could get revived at pretty much anytime if we'd agree on a meeting place/time. we slow.

andrew m., Monday, 6 October 2008 18:13 (eight years ago) Permalink

awesome. i was lucky enough to get a copy of 1981 and i will definitely follow your blog.

cutty, Monday, 6 October 2008 18:15 (eight years ago) Permalink

Andrew-- will you pass this along to all those guys, tell them to say hi sometime? I'd love to get you or any of them to guest- or co-blog, if you were interested. I was down there a couple weeks ago for the first time in almost two years, but I didn't get to see anybody but family and business associates.

Cutty, Tyler-- I'll try to make it worth your while!

Soundslike, Monday, 6 October 2008 18:17 (eight years ago) Permalink

sure thing!

andrew m., Monday, 6 October 2008 18:31 (eight years ago) Permalink

Sweet, thanks.

New mix up, probably the only one I'd say I'm "proud of" of all the mixes I've ever made, but it's a little weird. . . very heavily mixed. . .

Soundslike, Tuesday, 7 October 2008 14:52 (eight years ago) Permalink

this is awesome. i still have friends that covet the 1981 mix.

Is that photo from Eastern State Penitentiary?

some call him "crazy", some call him NEWTIMES JESUS (John Justen), Tuesday, 7 October 2008 16:37 (eight years ago) Permalink

Those 1971-themed "Le Tour du Monde" mixes are spectacular, and much appreciated. I'm a subscriber...

mike t-diva, Wednesday, 8 October 2008 08:38 (eight years ago) Permalink

Mr. Justen-- The photo is from an 1900s jail that I helped document for HABS prior to its demolition. As for coveting the '81 set--well, starting today, I'm posting some of the original mixes on the blog, with some new "discs" to follow.

Mike-- Thanks, very glad you like it. 'Volume 7' (the first set I made in the 'Le Tour du Monde' series) should be up in the next few days--features some of my absolute top beats and bass lines of all time.

Soundslike, Thursday, 9 October 2008 07:15 (eight years ago) Permalink

Any advice on which 1981 mix should go up next?

Got another 'Le Tour du Monde' uploading now. . .

Soundslike, Friday, 10 October 2008 01:01 (eight years ago) Permalink

i really love the "heart" disc in the 81 set -- not as many new discoveries there for me, but it might be my fave in terms of overall flow.

tylerw, Friday, 10 October 2008 14:40 (eight years ago) Permalink

These looks really cool, will keep an eye out.

sonderangerbot, Saturday, 11 October 2008 16:10 (eight years ago) Permalink

Tyler-- I was thinking either the 'Heart,' 'Cassette' or 'Convertible' one next. . .

Sonderangerbot-- let me know what you think.

Got a series of short mixes of very short songs forthcoming. 'Miniatures : Post-Punk,' three volumes, featuring all tracks two minutes long or shorter. Still working out the flow, but I like the cover art.

Soundslike, Monday, 13 October 2008 17:08 (eight years ago) Permalink

New mix posted:

Various Artists - ‘Le Tour du Monde, Volume 7′
(2xLP, Musique du Monde, France - 1973)

Side A:
01 [00'00"] Dorothy ASHBY - “Soul Vibrations” (1968, USA)
02 [03'13"] Janko NILOVIC - “Roses & Revolvers” (1970, Yugoslavia)
03 [06'59"] FAUST - “The Sad Skinhead” (1973, Germany)
04 [09'23"] Karen DALTON - “Same Old Man” (1971, USA)
05 [11'45"] Beaver & KRAUSE - “Another Part of Time” (1970, USA)
06 [16'24"] Tonio RUBIO - “Bass in Action No. 1″ (1973, France)
07 [19'40"] Franco BATTIATO - “Fenomenologia” (1972, Italy)

Side B:
01 [00'00"] Bobby DARIN - “The Harvest” (1968, USA)
02 [03'08"] Lothar & the HAND PEOPLE - “Machines” (1968, USA)
03 [05'27"] Tokyo KID BROTHERS - “I Kind of Hate My Father Rock” (1973, Japan)
04 [08'40"] John CALE & Terry RILEY - “Church of Anthrax” (1971, USA)
05 [12'43"] Milton NASCIMENTO - “San Vicente” (1972, Brazil)
06 [15'20"] Gerard MANSET - “Vivent Les Hommes” (1970, France)

Side C:
01 [00'00"] Richie HAVENS - “Eleanor Rigby” (1967, USA)
02 [02'40"] The MILLENNIUM - “Prelude” (1968, USA)
03 [03'55"] CARAVAN - “A Day in the Life of Maurice Haylett” (1970, England)
04 [08'51"] Roger ROGER - “Safari Park” (1972, France)
05 [11'03"] Sharp FIVE - “Haru No Umi” (1968, Japan)
06 [17'49"] Duncan BROWNE - “Country Song” (1973, England)

Side D:
01 [00'00"] Bernard ESTARDY - “La Gigouille” (1967, France)
02 [03'56"] Ron GEESIN - “A Cymbal and Much Electronics” (1973, Scotland)
03 [06'29"] Free DESIGN - “Never Tell the World” (1967, USA)
04 [08'53"] Les MOGOL - “Madimak” (1971, Turkey)
05 [10'45"] Augustus PABLO - “Jah Rock” (1973, Jamaica)
06 [13'36"] Ennio MORRICONE - “Trafelato” (1971, Italy)
07 [15'35"] Nick DRAKE - “Tow the Line” (1971, England)
08 [17'54"] Serge GAINSBOURG - “Avant de Mourrir” (1970, France)

Total Time: 91:00

Find it here.

Soundslike, Tuesday, 14 October 2008 07:34 (eight years ago) Permalink

Another new mix posted this morning--post-punk tracks, all under 2 minutes long, 35-minute mix.

Miniatures : Post-Punk No. 1 (1977-1983)

[00:00] 01 English Beat - "Click Click" (1980)
[01:33] 02 The Fall - "Dice Man" (1979)
[03:10] 03 Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark - "This is Helena" (1983)
[04:55] 04 Front 242 - "Geography II" (1982)
[06:00] 05 Scritti Politti - "Mesthetics" (1979)
[07:43] 06 Dome - "Nd-Drm" (1981)
[09:20] 07 Names - "Music For Someone" (1981)
[11:08] 08 Swell Maps - "Full Moon in My Pocket" (1979)
[12:40] 09 Dif Juz - "SWNN Part 2" (1983)
[13:40] 10 Talking Heads - "Who Is It?" (1977)
[15:25] 11 The Glove - "Opened the Box (A Waltz)" (1983)
[16:54] 12 Durutti Column - "Jazz" (1979)
[18:28] 13 Young Marble Giants - "Salad Days" (1980)
[20:21] 14 Fire Engines - "Plastic Gift" (1981)
[21:20] 15 100 Flowers - "Horizontal" (1983)
[22:22] 16 Voigt-465 - "P" (1979)
[23:28] 17 Slits - "Shoplifting" (1979)
[24:54] 18 Suburbs - "Macho Drunk" (1981)
[26:40] 19 Red Crayola - "1917" (1981)
[27:47] 20 Beakers - "4 Steps Toward a Cultural Revolution" (1981)
[29:10] 21 Massacre - "Bones" (1981)
[30:56] 22 The Ex - "Machinery" (1982)
[31:27] 23 Industry - "Logging Time" (1980)
[33:20] 24 Homosexuals - "Astral Glamour" (1978)

Total Time: [35:15]

Download here

Soundslike, Wednesday, 15 October 2008 14:42 (eight years ago) Permalink

I approve. I would, though.

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 15 October 2008 14:45 (eight years ago) Permalink

wow, no minuteman on that mix!

alex in mainhattan, Wednesday, 15 October 2008 14:49 (eight years ago) Permalink

minutemen, of course.

alex in mainhattan, Wednesday, 15 October 2008 14:50 (eight years ago) Permalink

Seemed like Minutemen would be too easy. . .

I'm wavering on slotting them into the otherwise finished No.s 2 and 3. . .

Thanks, Ned. Gotta have a silly spastic mix that's easy to cobble together now and then.

Soundslike, Wednesday, 15 October 2008 14:52 (eight years ago) Permalink

I've had a couple questions from people asking where I bought the 'Le Tour du Monde' comps, or where vinyl copies can be purchased, or who originally compiled them. So it seems that I've been unclear--anything on my blog (unless noted as a guest blog or full album) is a mix made by me. I'll quote my reply to one such question from the blog:

I didn’t mean to cause confusion with the ‘Le Tour du Monde’ thing–just couldn’t think of a title for the mixes I was making, or concoct a theme other than that they were generally international in selection and from a few certain years. So I made up the ‘Le Tour du Monde’ thing as a flexible catch-all, and the verisimilitude just sprang from there, for fun–a chance to write over-the-top liner notes (original and reissue variety) and have a few in-jokes, make funny old covers.

I hoped it was pretty evident that the covers/"liner notes" were homages to a period and style of effusive, exuberant marketing and design; or at least that they were very faux, as my Photoshop skills are minimal at best. But maybe I'm too much of a geek in finding such stuff funny. I hope I haven't offended anyone, and that the music is no less enjoyable if not actually compiled in 1971 or 1973. The release dates and albums of extraction are accurate, to the best of my knowledge/the information in my collection.

Soundslike, Thursday, 16 October 2008 20:02 (eight years ago) Permalink

Well you had me fooled. I thought they were genuine 70s cheese. I really like them a lot though, perfect for long car journeys, I've found.

nate woolls, Thursday, 16 October 2008 20:19 (eight years ago) Permalink

ha, yeah, those would be some miraculously weird comps if they were real! the designs are fun, though. i certainly wouldn't mind having vinyl copies in my collection ...

tylerw, Thursday, 16 October 2008 22:05 (eight years ago) Permalink

I think this is all downright funny now that I understand it! Gotta love that cute record shop sticker on the front, too.

Bimble, Thursday, 16 October 2008 22:24 (eight years ago) Permalink

the post punk mix interests me. i'm downloading, and i'll check back occasionally. cool!

Kevin Keller, Thursday, 16 October 2008 22:31 (eight years ago) Permalink

soundslike, you really are an awesome kinda dude. thank you!

easy, lionel (grimly fiendish), Friday, 17 October 2008 11:47 (eight years ago) Permalink

Wow, thanks, Mr. Fiendish.

Nate--I enjoyed testing them on long walks/train rides/bus rides, glad to hear they work well for long drives, too. I'd hoped that at 90 minutes but in four sections, they could be treated as a long mix, or as short mixes to mix and match or listen individually.

Tyler--yeah, I wish I had real vinyl copies. Do you think the ring wear is too much/too bad? Again, weak Photoshop skills. . .

Does anyone mind much that I present them as long mp3s, rather than individual tracks? Somehow it feels slightly more ethical or quasi-legal or something, but also I really like the idea of listening to a mix as a sum-total. In the case of the six-tracks-at-a-time type mixes (like the 'Collide/Coalesce' mix) it'd be impossible to break them up except fairly arbitrarily. . .

Soundslike, Friday, 17 October 2008 17:47 (eight years ago) Permalink

Oh--and hope you like what you find, Mr. Keller. Don't miss the '1981' mixes, if you're into post-punk.

Soundslike, Friday, 17 October 2008 17:47 (eight years ago) Permalink

i did like it! someone recommended me the homosexuals a while back and i had forgotten.

to answer your question, i would definitely rather you split the tracks up. it would be much easier to keep track of what's what. however, it's your site, do what you want.

Kevin Keller, Friday, 17 October 2008 21:44 (eight years ago) Permalink

haha, the ring wear is great!
i don't mind the tracks being grouped together, but certainly wouldn't complain if they were split up. still it is kind of nice to take the mixes as a whole, which grouping the tracks together forces me to do.

tylerw, Friday, 17 October 2008 22:03 (eight years ago) Permalink

Does anyone mind much that I present them as long mp3s, rather than individual tracks?

the only reason i'd maybe like them split is because i'm spectacularly anal about my last.fm stats. i don't think that's as important as you getting the exact effect you're going for, though -- you must do what you think suits the mix in question.

easy, lionel (grimly fiendish), Friday, 17 October 2008 23:40 (eight years ago) Permalink

I like them together. I'd be more tempted to cherry pick if they were separated.

☑ (Pleasant Plains), Saturday, 18 October 2008 01:37 (eight years ago) Permalink

Well, just for the record, I never would have seen what's there as being "ring wear" without being told that's what it's supposed to be. But having said that, it still contributes to the overall art of the sleeve.

I'll be downloading the post-punk mix shortly. Would prefer to have tracks split up, probably.

Roasted Ghost (Bimble Is Still More Goth Than You), Saturday, 18 October 2008 02:08 (eight years ago) Permalink

I like them together. I'd be more tempted to cherry pick if they were separated

this could be easily avoided by presenting the download as a .zip containing individual songs

Kevin Keller, Saturday, 18 October 2008 04:20 (eight years ago) Permalink

soundslike, you really are an awesome kinda dude. thank you!

^^^

poortheatre, Saturday, 18 October 2008 07:41 (eight years ago) Permalink

This post-punk mix is brilliant.

nate woolls, Saturday, 18 October 2008 10:48 (eight years ago) Permalink

Yep, I enjoyed the post-punk mix as well. Short, sweet and quick. Good fun. There's a few things there I hadn't heard before that sounded pretty good, too.

Roasted Ghost (Bimble Is Still More Goth Than You), Saturday, 18 October 2008 17:42 (eight years ago) Permalink

Thanks, everyone. I appreciate the feedback and response.

Regarding splitting tracks versus having single mixes or "sides"--I think for now what I'll do is continue to post old mixes (including the '1981' stuff) as separate files, when that's how I mixed them; and for all more recent mixes and new ones, I'll post them as single files/sides. The way I've tended to make comps/mixes since the '1981' stuff is with multi-track software, so that I can more easily balance sound, control the flow/segues, overlap tracks, etc. Most mp3 players (software or hardware) don't do gapless playback still, right? So when mixes are intended to have tight flow or segues, I find the gaps off-putting. Plus, I do like the idea of encouraging people to listen to the mix as a sum-total, like back in the days of cassette mixes at least, instead of just contributing more random tracks to hard drives (unless that's the stated goal). Does that seem reasonable?

I was going to wait on posting more of the post-punk 'Miniatures' mixes, but since people seem to enjoy them, I'll put another one up tonight if I can get my computer to stay turned on long enough to make the files and upload, having some real technical difficulties. I hope to have another 'Le Tour du Monde' mix up in the next week; and I'll probably throw another '1981' mix out there, too.

Thanks again!

Soundslike, Sunday, 19 October 2008 02:26 (eight years ago) Permalink

itunes does gapless playback. fwiw I would prefer individual tracks - at the moment i'm c&ping the track listing into the lyric field for the mix, and having that on-screen while it's playing. I find myself constantly referring back to it to find out what i'm listening to. individually named tracks are just more convenient.

nate woolls, Sunday, 19 October 2008 07:16 (eight years ago) Permalink

New mix posted this morning:

Miniatures : Post-Punk No. 2 (1975-1983)

[00:00] 01 Liquid Liquid - "Push" (1981)
[01:57] 02 David Bowie - "Breaking Glass" (1975)
[03:38] 03 L Voag - "Bedroom" (1979)
[05:05] 04 DNA - "32123" (1981)
[05:57] 05 Trio - "Tutti Frutti" (1983)
[07:51] 06 The Teardrop Explodes - "Pure Joy" (1981)
[09:36] 07 Raincoats - "No Side to Fall In" (1979)
[11:26] 08 Virgin Prunes - "Fado" (1982)
[13:16] 09 Elvis Costello - "Hoover Factory"(1980)
[15:00] 10 49 Americans - "Glimpse Go By" (1982)
[16:40] 11 Essendon Airport - "Three Against Four" (1979)
[18:20] 12 Dancing Cigarettes - "Mr. Morse" (1981)
[19:38] 13 Captain Beefheart - "Flavor Bud Living" (1980)
[20:37] 14 Matthais Schuster - "Umarmung" (1981)
[22:13] 15 Stick Men - "Mystery Party" (1982)
[23:45] 16 Crash Course in Science - "Kitchen Motors" (1981)
[25:40] 17 Family Fodder - "Dazomo" (1981)
[27:28] 18 Rosa Yemen - "Tso Xin Yu Xin" (1978)
[28:48] 19 Aksak Maboul - "Inoculating Rabies" (1980)
[30:38] 20 Flying Lizards - "Cirrus" (1981)
[31:45] 21 Brian Eno - "Over Fire Island" (1975)
[33:13] 22 Wipers - "Our Past Life" (1983)

Total Time: [34:40]

Check it out, let me know what you think with a comment.

And Nate--

I didn't know iTunes did gapless, as I've avoided using it. . . I've been including the tracklist in the comments and lyrics sections of the mp3s id3 tags. For all non-segued mixes, I'll stick with individual tracks; for those that are, I'll stick with compiled mp3(s). Hope that won't turn you or anyone away from listening. Always subject to revision, but right now I just feel better about it that way.

Soundslike, Monday, 20 October 2008 12:05 (eight years ago) Permalink

FWIW, I think that's the best way to go. When I'm listening to your mixes, I just nudge the iPod select button to lyrics. Hey presto: timed track listings!

mike t-diva, Monday, 20 October 2008 12:40 (eight years ago) Permalink

is 'Breaking Glass' really as old as 1975?

Annoying Display Name (blueski), Monday, 20 October 2008 12:48 (eight years ago) Permalink

Whoops, no it is not. Argh, I need to be sure to check years when I use my ripper. Sorry : /

Soundslike, Monday, 20 October 2008 12:57 (eight years ago) Permalink

sorry to draw attention to the error. this blog/resource is superb anyway.

Annoying Display Name (blueski), Monday, 20 October 2008 13:00 (eight years ago) Permalink

No worries, Blueski. I clearly missed it, and it's better to have it correct. And thank you, I'm glad you like it.

I hope to post another mix in the next day or two. . .

Soundslike, Tuesday, 21 October 2008 16:02 (eight years ago) Permalink

The last of the 'Post-Punk' Miniatures mixes up this morning:

Miniatures : Post-Punk No. 3 (1976-1983)

[00:00] 01 Wire - "Another the Letter" (1978)
[01:09] 02 ESG - "Chistelle" (1983)
[02:57] 03 British Electronic Foundation - "Music to Kill Your Parents By" (1981)
[04:19] 04 MX-80 Sound - "Train to Loveland" (1977)
[05:59] 05 Orange Juice - "Breakfast Time" (1980)
[07:57] 06 Simple Minds - "Cacophony" (1979)
[09:36] 07 Buzzcocks - "I Love You, You Big Dummy" (1976)
[10:53] 08 Phantomband - "Trapped Again" (1981)
[12:00] 09 Debile Menthol - "Tante Agatthe"(1981)
[13:59] 10 Devo - "Timing X" (1979)
[15:07] 11 Pere Ubu - "I Will Wait" (1978)
[16:50] 12 Pyrolator - "Cassiopeia" (1981)
[18:33] 13 Ludus - "Redress" (1982)
[18:50] 14 Diagram Brothers - "Litter" (1981)
[20:23] 15 The Feelies - "Fa Ci-La" (1979)
[22:21] 16 Dalek I Love You - "You Really Got Me" (1980)
[24:20] 17 Bauhaus - "Scopes" (1980)
[25:55] 18 Suicide - "Speedqueen" (1976)
[27:04] 19 XTC - "New Town Animal in a Furnished Cage" (1978)
[29:00] 20 Dinosaur L - "#2 (No, Thank You)" (1981)
[30:17] 21 The Go-Betweens - "Arrow in a Bow" (1982)
[32:13] 22 Swamp Children - "Samba Zippy (Part 1)" (1982)
[32:56] 23 Weekend - "Midnight Slows" (1982)

Total Time: [34:55]

Hope it starts your weekend right. And hopefully no dumb errors this time : \

Download it from here

Soundslike, Friday, 24 October 2008 14:30 (eight years ago) Permalink

Howdy everybody. I actually put up a few mixes this year, hope you guys dig them. I've also added streaming options for each (plus some of the old 1981 mixes), at the Musicophilia Soundcloud page. They can be downloaded per usual at the links below:

Various Artists – ‘The Gold and the Silver Dream’ (2013)
(After Daft Punk’s ‘Random Access Memories’)

01 [00:00] Amon Duul II – “Spaniards & Spacement” (Only Human, 1978)
02 [05:43] Brian Bennett – “Solstice” (Voyage, 1978)
03 [11:43] Beaver & Krause – “Looking Back Now” (All Good Men, 1972)
04 [15:35] William Sheller – “Inroit” (Lux Aterna, 1972)
05 [18:45] Zeus B. Held – “Nice Mover (Backing)” (Nice Mover (Gina X), 1979)
06 [22:51] The Jacksons – “Wondering Who” (Triumph, 1980)
07 [27:08] Francis Personne – “Fresques” (Towards, 1977)
08 [30:04] Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark – “Romance of the Telescope” (“Joan of Arc”, 1981)
09 [33:20] Vuolo & Grande – “Leaving” (Desert, 1979)
10 [37:27] Roxy Music – “The Space Between” (Avalon, 1982)

11 [41:58] Space Art – “Welcome to Love” (Play Back, 1980)
12 [48:33] Le Orme – “Al Mercato delle Pulci” (Storia o Leggenda, 1977)
13 [52:29] Cerrone – “Give Me Love” (Supernature, 1977)
14 [56:53] Roland Bocquet – “Paradia” (Robot Rose, 1982)
15 [61:38] Nilsson- “The Moonbeam Song (Demo)” (Nilsson Schmilsson, 1971)
16 [65:05] Curt Boettcher – “California Music” (California Music, 1978)
17 [68:16] Gino Soccio – “Closer” (Closer, 1981)
18 [72:03] Munich Machine – “In Love With Love” (Whiter Shade of Pale, 1977)
19 [78:17] Stardrive – “Funkascensions” (Stardrive, 1974)
20 [83:49] Eno & Cluster – “The Shade (Excerpt)” (After the Heat, 1978)

[Total Time: 85:00]

Get it here

Various – ‘Their Hearts Had Six Strings’
(1967-1976)

Volume 3
01 [00:00] Townes Van Zandt – “Highway Kind” (Demo) (Sunshine Sessions, 1971)
02 [02:14] The Pentangle – “Sally Free and Easy” (Solomon’s Seal, 1972)
03 [06:08] Mickey Newbury – “T. Total Tommy” (Looks Like Rain, 1969)
04 [09:56] Tim Buckley – “Moulin Rouge” (Starsailor, 1970)
05 [11:50] Bonnie Raitt – “Thank You” (Bonnie Raitt, 1971)
06 [14:40] Tia Blake – “I Am a Man of Constant Sorrow” (Folksongs & Ballads, 1971)
07 [17:20] Bob Desper – “Dry Up Those Tears” (New Sounds, 1974)
08 [20:28] Michael Hurley – “Troubled Water” (Armchair Boogie, 1971)
09 [22:34] Ruthann Friedman – “Danny” (Constant Companion, 1969)
10 [24:20] Rodriguez – “To Whom It May Concern” (Coming From Reality, 1971)
11 [27:38] Tax Free – “Day Revealed Your Face” (Tax Free, 1971)
12 [30:28] Lo Borges – “Homem de Rua” (Lo Borges, 1972)
13 [32:26] John Martyn – “Go Down Easy” (Solid Air, 1973)
14 [36:03] Carol Kleyn – “Street Song” (Love Has Made Me Stronger, 1976)
15 [38:32] Gary Higgins – “Stable the Spuds” (Red Hash, 1973)
16 [43:50] Susan Christie – “Echo In Your Mind” (Paint A Lady, 1967)
17 [47:03] Wizz Jones – “Slow Down to My Speed” (The Legendary Me, 1970)
18 [50:10] Nick Drake – “At The Chime of a City Clock” (Bryter Later, 1970)

[Total Time: 54:56]

Volume 4

01 [00:00] Lou Reed – “I Love You” (Lou Reed, 1972)
02 [02:15] Susan Pillsbury – “Highway” (Susan Pillsbury, 1973)
03 [04:40] Richie Havens – “High Flyin’ Bird” (Mixed Bag, 1967)
04 [08:12] David Bixby – “Morning Sun” (Ode to Quetzalcoatl, 1969)
05 [11:47] Larry Jon Wilson – “Things Ain’t What They Used To Be” (New Beginnings, 1975)
06 [14:47] These Trails – “Rapt Attention” (These Trails, 1973)
07 [17:00] Nilsson – “I’ll Never Leave You” (Nilsson Schmilsson, 1970)
08 [21:09] John Prine – “Hello In There” (John Prine, 1971)
09 [25:37] Ted Lucas – “I’ll Find A Way To Carry It All” (Ted Lucas, 1975)
10 [29:02] Jim Sullivan – “Plain As Your Eyes Can See” (U.F.O., 1969)
11 [31:27] Michael Chapman – “You Say” (Rainmaker, 1969)
12 [35:06] Heaven & Earth – “Jenny” (Refuge, 1973)
13 [38:22] Shuggie Otis – “Strawberry Letter” (Freedom Flight, 1971)
14 [42:15] Dillard & Clark – “So Sad” (Through the Morning, Through the Night, 1969)
15 [45:36] Bob Dylan – “If Not For You” (Alternate) (Another Self Portrait, 1970)
16 [48:05] Jerry Moore – “Life Is A Constant Journey Home” (Life Is A Constant Journey Home, 1967)
17 [52:26] Judee Sill – “Lopin Along Thru the Cosmos” (Judee Sill, 1971)

[Total Time: 55:35]

Get it here

Hope people dig them!

Soundslike, Saturday, 30 November 2013 13:45 (three years ago) Permalink

I approve. (I would!)

Ned Raggett, Saturday, 30 November 2013 17:00 (three years ago) Permalink

Heh, glad you do, Ned.

Soundslike, Tuesday, 10 December 2013 04:53 (three years ago) Permalink

Nice work as always!

polyphonic, Tuesday, 10 December 2013 05:33 (three years ago) Permalink

two months pass...

New mix, centered around the incorporation of the synthesizer into sometimes unexpected territory in the early/mid-70s.


Various Artists - 'Le Nouveau Son,' Volume Four
(Musique du Monde, France - 1976)

Disque A

01 [00:00] Todd RUNDGREN - "International Feel" (A Wizard, a True Star, 1973) United States
02 [02:45] Silver APPLES - "You and I" (Contact, 1969) United States
03 [05:43] Ananda SHANKAR - "Snow Flower" (Snow Flower, 1970) India
04 [08:40] EROC - "Abenfrienden" (Eroc 1, 1975) Germany
05 [10:52] 10cc - "The Worst Band In the World" (Sheet Music, 1974) England
06 [13:38] Amon DUUL II - "Trap" (Vive la Trance, 1974) Germany
07 [17:15] John CALE - "Sylvia Said" (Fear, 1974) Wales
08 [21:19] SYREETA - "Cause We've Ended As Lovers" (Stevie Wonder Presents Syreeta, 1974) United States
09 [25:41] Duncan BROWNE - "Ragged Rain Life" (Duncan Browne, 1973) England
10 [28:37] Hall & OATES - "When the Morning Comes" (Abandoned Luncheonette, 1973) United States
11 [31:35] Sensations Fix - "Do You Love Me?" (Fragments of Light, 1974) Italy
12 [34:43] Catherine RIBEIRO - "Un Regard Clair" (L'Home des Champs, 1974) France
13 [39:13] FRANCISCO - "Heal Yourself" (Cosmic Beam Experience, 1976) United States
14 [43:34] Brian ENO - "The Big Ship" (Another Green World, 1974) England

Disque B

01 [00:00] PLACEBO - "Balek" (1973, 1973) Belgium
02 [04:23] Harry NILSSON - "Black Sails (Alternate)" (Unreleased, 1974) United States
03 [06:54] Marcos VALLE - "Mais do Que Valsa" (Previsao do Tempo, 1973) Brazil
04 [09:40] Roxy MUSIC - "Pyjamarama" (7" Single, 1973) England
05 [12:42] Wolfgang DAUNER - "Kamasutram" (Rischkas Soul, 1972) Germany
06 [16:25] D.R. HOOKER - "Forge Your Own Chains" (The Truth, 1972) United States
07 [20:50] These TRAILS - "Psyche I & Share Your Water" (These Trails, 1973) United States
08 [26:13] Tim BUCKLEY - "Song to the Siren" (Starsailor, 1970) United States
09 [29:44] Franco BATTIATO - "Aria di Rivoluzione" (Sulle Corde di Aries, 1973) Italy
10 [34:31] Michael CHAPMAN - "Night Drive" (Wrecked Again, 1972) England
11 [38:19] Jacqueline THIBAULT - "Lover's Prayer" (Evening Colours, 1976) France
12 [41:31] COMUS - "To Keep From Crying" (To Keep From Crying, 1974) England

[Total Time: 93:40]

Download it here

Hope you dig it, guys. The Comus track alone is a stunner--not at all what you'd expect.

Soundslike, Wednesday, 19 February 2014 04:32 (three years ago) Permalink

I think your links are wrong. I just get the art.

Zachary Taylor, Wednesday, 19 February 2014 05:52 (three years ago) Permalink

Whoops--corrected now! Thanks!

http://musicophilia.wordpress.com/2014/02/18/musique-du-monde-le-nouveau-son-vol-4-1969-1976/

Soundslike, Wednesday, 19 February 2014 12:45 (three years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

New mix:


Various - 'Circuits'
(1983-2013)

01 [00:00:00] Depeche Mode - "The Things You Said" (Music For the Masses, 1987)
02 [00:04:01] Hector Zazou, Bony Bikaye & CY1 - "M'Pasi Ya M'Pamba" (Noir et Blanc, 1983)
03 [00:08:36] Laurie Anderson - "Excellent Birds" (Mister Heartbreak, 1984)
04 [00:12:10] Fever Ray - "Concrete Walls" (Fever Ray, 2009)
05 [00:17:28] Blue Nile - "From Rags to Riches" (A Walk Across the Rooftops, 1984)
06 [00:21:33] Atoms for Peace - "Ingenue" (Amok, 2013)
07 [00:26:00] Daft Punk - "Something About Us" (Discovery, 2001)
08 [00:29:53] Arthur Russell - "Me For Real" (Another Thought, recorded 1990)
09 [00:33:26] Funkstorung - "Appetite For Disctruction" (Appetite For Disctruction, 2000)
10 [00:37:50] Matthew Herbert - "I Miss You" (Bodily Functions, 2001)
11 [00:42:20] Pole - "Streit" (2 EP, 1998)
12 [00:46:56] David Sylvian - "Maria" (Secrets of the Beehive, 1987)
13 [00:49:16] Burial - "Stolen Dog" (Street Halo EP, 2011)
14 [00:55:13] Tricky - "Poems" (Nearly God, 1996)
15 [01:01:38] Hercules & Love Affair - "My House" (Blue Songs, 2011)
16 [01:06:37] 808 State - "Spanish Heart" (ex:el, 1991)
17 [01:09:34] Scritti Politti - "Perfect Way" (Cupid & Psyche, 1985)
18 [01:14:14] Talk Talk - "April 5th" (The Colour of Spring, 1986)
19 [01:19:42] Portishead - "It Could Be Sweet" (Dummy, 1994)
20 [01:24:17] Pinch - "Battered (Instrumental)" (Underwater Dancehall, 2007)
21 [01:26:50] Deadbeat - "Organ In the Attic that Sings the Blues" (Wild Life Documentaries, recorded 1990)
22 [01:30:36] Caribou - "Jamelia" (Swim, 2010)
23 [01:33:45] Autechre - "Eutow" (Tri Repetae, 1996)
24 [01:37:52] Martin Dupont - "Inside Out" (Hot Paradox, 1987)
25 [01:40:02] Les Attaques - "Again" (Unreleased, recorded 2006)
26 [01:45:40] Junior Boys - "Work" (Begone Dull Care, 2009)
27 [01:51:56] James Blake - "Retrograde" (Overgrown, 2013)
28 [01:55:30] Brian Eno & Harold Budd - "Against the Sky" (The Pearl, 1984)

[Total Time: 2:00:00]

http://musicophilia.wordpress.com/2014/03/09/post-post-punk-circuits-1983-2013/

Soundslike, Monday, 10 March 2014 03:04 (three years ago) Permalink

thanks for another one, these are always great

a lake full of ancient spices (los blue jeans), Monday, 10 March 2014 04:00 (three years ago) Permalink

yeah thanks!

tylerw, Monday, 10 March 2014 19:22 (three years ago) Permalink

Thanks guys, hope you liked it.

Soundslike, Friday, 14 March 2014 00:56 (three years ago) Permalink

Soundslike! I am so glad to be able to reach out across the digital divide and give you a virtual fist bump. I was one of the lucky recipients of your original 1981 box years ago. I still remember standing in my tiny room in Red Hook and pulling out the box from the envelope and finding it hard to believe that someone had put all of this work into something and give it out for free. And the music...things never heard before or since. Years passed and sad to say, I lost place of the box. So happy to come across across this post on ILX and want to say thanks for the music...your achievement is towering.

calstars, Friday, 14 March 2014 01:31 (three years ago) Permalink

Thanks very much! That's why I made it--hoping people for whom the music was new would have an experience like that. I miss physically making mixes--glad knowing the boxes are out there somewhere (I didn't manage to keep a physical copy myself, actually). You may have already seen, but all the '1981' mixes are available for download at the blog :

http://musicophilia.wordpress.com/2009/05/13/musicophilia-the-complete-1981-box-set/

Soundslike, Saturday, 15 March 2014 13:23 (three years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

Just put up two new, related mixes, one focusing on late 60s/early 70s Library and soundtrack and early electronic pop; and the other the heirs to those sounds who picked up the torch in the 1990s through now. Both were inspired by the effect Stereolab and Broadcast had in serving as gateways into these kinds of sounds. I hope to follow up with a mix covering the Krautrock/motorik and late 70s/early 80s eletronic-tinged Library, and the 1990s-now offspring. Don't have them up on the blog yet for download, but you can stream at the following:

'Memories of Tomorrow' (1997-2015)

https://www.mixcloud.com/musicophilia/musicophilia-memories-of-tomorrow-1997-2015/

01 [00:00] Death and VANILLA - "Necessary Distortions" (To Where the Wild Things Are., 2015)
02 [05:55] BEAK - "Lulsgate" (Beak II Bonus, 2012)
03 [08:15] Jane WEAVER - "Argent" (The Silver Globe, 2014)
04 [16:10] Mount Vernon ARTS LAB - "The Black Drop" (The Seance at Hobs Lane, 2007)
05 [19:22] Last EX - "Trop Tard" (Last Ex, 2014)
06 [23:57] His Name IS ALIVE - "Everything Takes Forever" (Ft. Lake, 1998)
07 [28:02] The SOUNDCARRIERS - "Let It Ride" (Harmonium, 2009)
08 [33:45] PORTISHEAD - "The Rip" (Third, 2008)
09 [38:05] Belbury POLY - "Goat Foot" (The Belbury Tales, 2012)
10 [41:03] BROADCAST - "Unchanging Window" (The Noise Mde by People, 2000)
11 [44:48] CARIBOU - "After Hours" (Andorra, 2007)
12 [50:44] Yo La TENGO - "The Sea Horse (excerpt)" (The Sounds of the Sounds of Science, 2002)
13 [53:13] BECK - "Paper Tiger" (Sea Change, 2002)
14 [57:56] IVY - "Back In Our Town" (Apartment Life, 1997)
15 [62:27] TORTOISE - "I Set My Face to the Hillside" (TNT, 1998)
16 [68:19] STEREOLAB - "The Emergency Kisses" (Cobra & Phases Group Play Voltage in the Milky Night, 1999)
17 [74:12] The Advisory CIRCLE - "The Patchwork Explains" (As the Crow Flies, 2011)
18 [77:04] AIR - "Ce Matin La" (Moon Safari, 1998)
19 [80:35] Erykah BADU and Flaming LIPS - "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face" (Heady Fwends, 2012)

'La Diffusion' (1957-1975)

https://www.mixcloud.com/musicophilia/musicophilia-la-diffusion-1957-1975/

01 [00:00] Raymond SCOTT - "The Rhythm Modulator" (Manhattan Research Co., 1957)
02 [01:12] Silver APPLES - "Oscilations" (Silver Apples, 1969)
03 [03:55] Barry FORGIE - "Dawn Mists" (Stringtronics, 1972)
04 [07:17] Jean-Michel JARRE - "Black Bird" (Rarities, 1972)
05 [10:24] Mother Mallard's Portable MASTERPIECE CO. - "Cloudscape for Peggy" (Self-Titled, 1970)
06 [13:40] Jacques THOLLOT - "Cecile" (Quand le son Devient Aigu, 1971)
07 [15:33] White NOISE - "Your Hidden Dreams" (An Electric Storm, 1969)
08 [20:36] Paolo RENOSTO - "Confronto" (Here and Now Vol. 2, 1974)
09 [22:50] Ian LANGLEY - "Frantique" (Reggae for Real, 1973)
10 [25:27] Blue PHANTOM - "Equilibrium" (Distortions, 1971)
11 [29:11] Braen's MACHINE - "Obstinacy" (Underground, 1971)
12 [32:46] Karl Heinz SCHAFER - "La Victime" (Les Gants Blancs du Diable, 1973)
13 [36:23] Jacques SIROUL - "See" (Midway, 1973)
14 [39:53] David AXELROD - "Holy Are You (Instrumental)" (Release of an Oath, 1968)
15 [44:14] Piero UMILIANI - "La Rinuncia" (La Ragazza Fuoristrada, 1973)
16 [46:23] GOBLIN - "School at Night (Lullaby)" (Profondo Rosso, 1975)
17 [50:00] ORGANISATION - "Silver Forest" (Tone Float, 1970)
18 [52:27] Franz AUFFRAY - "Sweet Popcorn Part 2" (Original Popcorn, 1969)
19 [55:13] Guy BOYER - "Pop Sticks" (Ballad Pour un Vibra, 1971)
20 [58:12] Ennio MORRICONE - "The Victim" (Maccie Solari, 1974)
21 [61:41] Alan PARKER & John CAMERON - "Survival" (Afro Rock, 1973)
22 [64:47] Ananda SHANKAR - "Metamorphosis" (Ananda Shankar, 1970)
23 [68:02] United States of AMERICA - "Cloud Song" (The United States of America, 1968)
24 [71:32] Billy GREEN - "The Death of Doctor Death" (Stone, 1974)
25 [72:58] Alessandro ALESSANDRONI - "Galleria di Immagini" (Prisma Sonoro, 1974)
26 [76:52] Alain GORAGUER - "Valse des Statues" (La Planete Sauvage, 1973)
27 [79:14] Jacqueline THIBAULT - "Le Loup Quie Pleure" (Laurence Vanay, 1974)
28 [81:12] Manfred HUBLER and Siegfried SCHWAB - "Necronomania" (Der Teufel Kam Aus Akasava, 1971)
29 [83:33] Tom DISSEVELT and Kid BALTAN - "Moon Maid" (Electronic Music, 1962)
30 [86:34] Free DESIGN - "An Elegy" (You Could Be Born Again, 1968)
31 [89:25] Philippe BESOMBES - "Theme Grave" (Libra, 1975)
32 [91:21] Gianni ODDI - "Omerta" (Style, 1974)

I'll update when I have the up for download. Hope you enjoy!

Soundslike, Sunday, 23 August 2015 04:37 (one year ago) Permalink

Nice...can't wait to dive in to these

obstacle illusion (calstars), Sunday, 23 August 2015 04:55 (one year ago) Permalink

How have I been missing these? I guess this is what the 'bookmark thread' is for..

Mark G, Sunday, 23 August 2015 11:53 (one year ago) Permalink

Hi all, just wanted to pass along that the above new mixes are now available for download from the blog:

https://musicophilia.wordpress.com/2015/08/23/tribute-memories-of-tomorrow-1997-2015/

https://musicophilia.wordpress.com/2015/08/23/musique-du-mondetribute-series-la-diffusion-1957-1975/

Thanks!

Soundslike, Tuesday, 25 August 2015 13:13 (one year ago) Permalink

On the DL. Thanks, Ian!

andrew m., Tuesday, 25 August 2015 14:04 (one year ago) Permalink

Soundslike IS THE MAN

obstacle illusion (calstars), Wednesday, 26 August 2015 00:25 (one year ago) Permalink

Man Andrew, hope you dig them! Can you point me to where your latest mixes can be found?

And thanks, Obstacle!

Soundslike, Thursday, 27 August 2015 04:25 (one year ago) Permalink

Is the original crush mix online anywhere?

campreverb, Thursday, 27 August 2015 21:13 (one year ago) Permalink

xp I stick stuff up at Soundcloud (https://soundcloud.com/ettiem). There's a few things up there now. If they haven't been removed yet by the copyright bots or whatever. And some original tidbits too.

andrew m., Friday, 28 August 2015 15:11 (one year ago) Permalink

two months pass...

Hi all, another new mix is up--only three months between, this time! It's like the old days where I finished a mix a week. . .

This one goes into that Blue Nile/80s Scott Walker/This Mortal Coil/Scritti Politti/Arthur Russell/David Sylvian world, whatever you'd want to call it. Up now for download and streaming:

Various - 'The Dawning'
(1981-1989)

Part I

01 [00:00] The Blue Nile – “Over the Hillside” (Hats, 1989)
02 [05:00] Heaven 17 – “Let Me Go” (The Luxury Gap, 1983)
03 [09:16] Hot Gossip – “Morale” (Geisha Boys and Temple Girls, 1981)
04 [12:18] Dif Juz – “The Last Day” (Extractions, 1985)
05 [16:13] Tears for Fears – “Start of the Breakdown” (The Hurting, 1983)
06 [21:03] Mick Karn – “Tribal Dawn” (Titles, 1982)
07 [25:12] Thomas Dolby – “The Flat Earth” (The Flat Earth, 1984)
08 [31:34] Peter Gabriel – “Zaar” (Passions, 1989)
09 [35:56] Nona Hendryx – “Off the Coast of Love” (Skin Diver, 1989)
10 [40:23] Cocteau Twins – “Lazy Calm” (Victorialand, 1986)
11 [44:34] Talk Talk – “I Believe In You” (Spirit of Eden, 1988)

Part II

12 [50:40] Comsat Angels – “After the Rain” (Fiction, 1982)
13 [54:31] King Crimson – “Two Hands” (Beat, 1982)
14 [57:48] Bel Canto – “Without You” (White Out Conditions, 1987)
15 [61:43] Scott Walker – “Dealer” (Climate of Hunter, 1984)
16 [66:33] Scritti Politti – “Absolute” (Cupid & Psyche ’85, 1985)
17 [70:53] Arthur Russell – “This Is How We Walk On the Moon” (Another Thought, 1984)
18 [75:34] David Sylvian – “Orpheus” (Secrets of the Beehive, 1987)
19 [80:20] Durutti Column – “Love No More” (Vini Reilly, 1989)
20 [83:06] Kate Bush – “Never Be Mine” (The Sensual World, 1989)
21 [86:42] David Byrne – “Ghosts” (The Knee Plays, 1985)
22 [89:54] Colin Newman – “I Can Hear You” (Commercial Suicide, 1986)
23 [94:16] This Mortal Coil – “Ivy and Neet” (Filigree & Shadow, 1986)
24 [99:04] Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark – “Of All The Things We’ve Made” (Dazzle Ships, 1983)

https://musicophilia.wordpress.com/2015/11/15/post-post-punk-the-dawning-1981-1989/

Thanks, and hope you like it!

Soundslike, Sunday, 15 November 2015 17:24 (one year ago) Permalink

yes yes thank you

calstars, Sunday, 15 November 2015 20:43 (one year ago) Permalink

Hope you dig it, Calstars.

Planning to put more of the old mixes up on the Mixcloud account soon, especially since a number of them have been removed by Mediafire and can't be downloaded anymore.

Soundslike, Monday, 16 November 2015 14:15 (one year ago) Permalink

three months pass...

Hi all, a new (old) mix is up--an expanded version of the post-punks covering classics mix, 'No Heroes' from 2009:


Various Artists - 'No Heroes'

SIDE A

A1 [00:00] A Certain Ratio [Banbarra] - "Shack Up" (1981)
A2 [03:07] Creatures [The Troggs] - "Wild Thing" (1981)
A3 [06:17] Gun Club [Robert Johnson] - "Preaching Blues" (1981)
A4 [10:15] Lydia Lunch [Dusty Springfield] - "Spooky" (1980)
A5 [12:45] Yellow Magic Orchestra [The Beatles] - "Daytripper" (1979)
A6 [15:28] Tom Tom Club [The Drifters] - "Under The Boardwalk" (1981)

SIDE B

B1 [21:37] Flying Lizards [Berry Gordy, Jr.] - "Money" (1978)
B2 [23:42] The Feelies [The Beatles] - "Everybody's Got Something to Hide..." (1980)
B3 [27:56] Dolphins [Syd Barrett] - "She Took A Long Cold Look" (1981)
B4 [28:57] The Cure [Jimi Hendrix] - "Foxy Lady" (1979)
B5 [30:53] Psychedelic Furs [Frank Sinatra] - "Mack The Knife" (1980)
B6 [34:18] Plastics [The Monkees] - "Last Train to Clarksville" (1979)
B7 [37:29] Japan [The Velvet Underground] - "All Tomorrow's Parties" (1979)

SIDE C

C1 [43:09] Lene Lovice [Tommy James & The Shondells] - "I Think We're Alone Now" (1979)
C2 [45:41] XTC [Bob Dylan] - "All Along the Watchtower" (1978)
C3 [50:27] Hector Zazou [The Beatles] - "Strawberry Fields Forever" (1979)
C4 [52:29] Lizzy Mercier-Descloux [Lalo Schifrin] - "Mission Impossible 2.0" (1979)
C5 [54:56] Antena [Antonio Carlos Jobim] - "The Boy From Ipanema" (1982)
C6 [57:40] Bauhaus [Brian Eno] - "Third Uncle" (1982)
C7 [62:26] Pretenders [The Kinks] - "I Go To Sleep" (1981)

SIDE D

D1 [65:14] Devo [Lee Dorsey] - "Working In A Coalmine" (1981)
D2 [67:55] Selecter [Monty Norman] - "James Bond" (1980)
D3 [70:15] Soft Cell [The Supremes] - "Where Did Our Love Go?" (1981)
D4 [73:35] Trio [Lee Dorsey] - "Ya Ya" (1981)
D5 [75:27] Talking Heads [Al Green] - "Take Me To The River" (1978)
D6 [80:27] The Slits [Marvin Gaye] - "I Heard It Through the Grapevine" (1979)
D7 [84:31] Orange Juice [Al Green] - "L-O-V-E Love" (1982)

SIDE E

E1 [87:46] Grace Jones [Roxy Music] - "Love is the Drug" (1980)
E2 [94:20] The Beat [Andy Williams] - "Can't Get Used to Losing You" (1980)
E3 [97:48] Half Japanese [Buddy Holly] - "Rave On" (1980)
E4 [99:11] Agent Orange [Dick Dale] - "Miserlou" (1981)
E5 [101:23] Tracey Thorn [The Velvet Underground] - "Femme Fatale" (1982)
E6 [104:04] Siouxsie & The Banshees [The Beatles] - "Helter Skelter" (1978)
E7 [107:41] Y Pants [Lesley Gore] - "That's The Way Boys Are" (1982)

SIDE F

F1 [110:47] Magazine [Sly & The Family Stone] - "Thank You (Falettenme Be Mice Elf Agin)" (1981)
F2 [114:16] Family Fodder [Erik Satie] - "The Big Dig" ("Gnossienne No. 1") (1982)
F3 [116:59] Material [Ennio Morricone] - "For a Few Dollars More" (1981)
F4 [120:54] Dalek I Love You [The Kinks] - "You Really Got Me" (1980)
F5 [122:47] The Mo-Dettes [The Rolling Stones] - "Paint it Black" (1980)
F6 [125:07] Klaus Nomi [Marlene Dietrich] - "Falling in Love Again" (1982)
F7 [127:56] The Human League [The Righteous Brothers] - "You've Lost That Loving Feeling" (1979)

[Total Time: 133:34]

Download it here, or stream it here at Mixcloud.

Soundslike, Monday, 29 February 2016 02:38 (one year ago) Permalink

Nice work, as always.

pplains, Monday, 29 February 2016 16:46 (one year ago) Permalink

awesome

tylerw, Monday, 29 February 2016 16:47 (one year ago) Permalink

loving this.

wishy washy hippy variety hour (Hunt3r), Wednesday, 9 March 2016 18:05 (one year ago) Permalink

god damn is this good

Guayaquil (eephus!), Wednesday, 9 March 2016 18:29 (one year ago) Permalink

nine months pass...

Just under the wire, I finally had the chance to finish a new Musicophilia mix so 2016 wasn't without one. A bit of summer to interrupt the endless winter 2016 has felt like:


Various – ‘Le Monde du Funk’ Volume 9
1973-1979 | Musique du Monde

SIDE A

01 [00:00] Jan HAMMER GROUP – “Don’t You Know” (Melodies, 1977)
02 [02:37] Herbie HANCOCK – “I Thought It Was You” (Directstep, 1979)
03 [09:11] PARLIAMENT – “Placebo Syndrome” (Funketelechy Vs. The Placebo Syndrome, 1977)
04 [13:44] Haruomi HOSONO – “Bara To Yajuu” (Hosono House, 1973)
05 [18:04] Baris MANCO – “Gesi Baglari” (Yeni Bir Gun, 1979)

SIDE B

06 [22:45] 801 – “Listen Now” (Listen Now, 1977)
07 [28:35] Al STEWART – “Midas Shadow” (Year of the Cat, 1976)
08 [31:23] Space ART – “Melodie Moderne” (“Nous Savans Tout/Melodie Moderne”, 1978)
09 [36:54] CAN – “Sunday Jam” (Can, 1978)
10 [41:10] SIMONE – “Jura Secreta” (Face A Face, 1977)

SIDE C

11 [45:43] Hamilton BOHANNON – “I Found My Love on a Saturday” (On My Way, 1977)
12 [49:25] Colin BLUNSTONE – “Never Even Thought” (Never Even Thought, 1978)
13 [54:55] William DEVAUGHN – “Be Thankful For What You’ve Got” (Be Thankful For What You’ve Got, 1974)
14 [60:41] Walker BROTHERS – “Nite Flights” (Nite Flights, 1978)
15 [64:58] Munich MACHINE – “Bolectro” (Body Shine, 1979)

SIDE D

16 [68:57] Hall & OATES – “Alone Too Long” (Daryl Hall & John Oates, 1975)
17 [72:17] Dexter WANSEL – “Theme From the Planets” (Life on Mars, 1976)
18 [77:12] Jean-Michel JARRE – “Oxygene IV” (Oxygene, 1976)
19 [81:04] Les MCCANN – “Sometimes I Cry” (Layers, 1973)
20 [86:36] AZYMUTH- “Linha Do Horizonte” (Azimuth, 1975)

[Total Time: 1:30:23]

Download it here or stream it here at Mixcloud. Hope you dig it, and have a happy new year!

Soundslike, Friday, 30 December 2016 02:32 (two months ago) Permalink

Downloaded and queued up. Thanks !

calstars, Friday, 30 December 2016 14:36 (two months ago) Permalink

totally sold, looks awesome

frogbs, Friday, 30 December 2016 14:44 (two months ago) Permalink

all set for weekend listening, thanks

sleeve, Friday, 30 December 2016 16:49 (two months ago) Permalink

Hope you guys enjoy it--thanks for listening! This one was percolating for a long time--some of these tracks have been earmarked for years (Bohannon's "I Found My Love on a Saturday" was the first song at my wedding six years ago!). Real life has almost entirely gotten in the way of making mixes, but I'm always listening (and purchasing, for better or worse) to so much new-to-me music and thinking of mixes I want to make. So really hope to do better next year than the one mix I finished this year. But at least the back catalogue is well over 50 mixes and people seem to trickle in.

Can I poll folks--does anyone here prefer the streaming (mixcloud) set up to downloadable mp3s? It takes a good amount of time to get the mixes on there with timestamped tracklists, but I'd like to have all the old mixes (or at least the best ones) on there, just not sure if it's worth the time...

Thanks again!

Soundslike, Saturday, 31 December 2016 16:38 (two months ago) Permalink

Personally I much prefer downloads but YMMV. If Mixcloud had a direct download option I wouldn't care either way.

Ned Raggett, Saturday, 31 December 2016 16:44 (two months ago) Permalink

I prefer downloadable as I do all my listening on a Sansa clip or iPod classic.

his eye is on despair-o (Jon not Jon), Saturday, 31 December 2016 17:32 (two months ago) Permalink

Download for sure - to keep this for posterity

calstars, Saturday, 31 December 2016 18:50 (two months ago) Permalink

Great funk mix. I'm new to your blog, but if it's all as good as this new mix, count me in. Thanks for sharing!

mom, Saturday, 31 December 2016 19:05 (two months ago) Permalink

Thanks guus--I'll always do the downloads (for as long as they last, since some get pulled down for whatever reason), but just wondering if setting up streams for old mixes is worth the time. Young people I talk to seem to stream exclusively, and then only if theres an app (which there is for Mixcloud). But it's probably a rare millenial who is interested in this sort of music...

Soundslike, Saturday, 31 December 2016 22:55 (two months ago) Permalink

Mom, sorry I missed your comment. Glad you like it! I'd say I put a similarly stupid amount of time and effort into culling, refining, sequencing and "packaging" all the mixes as this one, so you'll hopefully find a lot you like.

Soundslike, Sunday, 1 January 2017 22:03 (two months ago) Permalink

Always impressed with your mix comps. This one no exception.

As far as my format preference... dealer's choice. I like streaming, so I can listen to it in different places, but I've also downloaded your mixes before. Either way.

pplains, Tuesday, 3 January 2017 16:26 (two months ago) Permalink

Thanks!

I'll make an effort to upload old mixes for streaming--at least the ones for which I have timestamped tracklists and can quickly get onto Mixcloud.

Soundslike, Friday, 6 January 2017 04:11 (two months ago) Permalink

two months pass...

Just got the email about the new one "Funk 85" and psyched to delve into it!

calstars, Wednesday, 15 March 2017 00:05 (two weeks ago) Permalink

me too! (though i am waiting for one-day 60s funk which is my favourite funk)

sean gramophone, Wednesday, 15 March 2017 02:15 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I think the Pointer Sisters' Hey You or Automatic would be right at home on this one.

calstars, Wednesday, 15 March 2017 02:24 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Where does the email get sent from? Hope you like it!

For everybody else, two new mixes focused on stuff from '83-'85: boogie, post-disco, r&b, pop, elctro, hip-hop, etc., one more up-tempo and the other more down:

'Le Monde du Funk '85'

01 [00:00] D-TRAIN – “Music” (Music, 1983)
02 [08:11] CHANGE – “Got My Eyes On You” (Change of Heart, 1984)
03 [12:41] MANTRONIX – “Fresh Is the Word” (“Fresh Is the Word” single, 1985)
04 [18:09] Toshiki KADOMATSU – “Step Into the Light” (After 5 Clash, 1984)
05 [21:33] CYBOTRON – “Cosmic Cars” (Enter, 1983)
06 [25:59] David BOWIE – “Shake It” (Let’s Dance, 1983)
07 [29:41] Herbie HANCOCK – “Rough” (Future Shock, 1983)
08 [36:23] Afrika BAMBAATAA – “Looking For the Perfect Beat” (“Looking For the Perfect Beat” single, 1983)
09 [43:19] LIME – “Extrasensory Perception” (Sensual Sensation, 1984)
10 [48:09] KRYSTOL – “Information)” (Gettin’ Ready, 1984)
11 [52:26] Human BODY – “Desire” (Cosmic Round Up, 1985)
12 [57:36] SHALAMAR – “You’re The One for Me” (The Look, 1984)
13 [63:28] NEWCLEUS – “I’m Not A Robot” (Jam On Revenge, 1984)
14 [67:00] Hamilton BOHANNON – “Let’s Start the Dance III” (The Bohannon Drive, 1983)

[Total Time: 1:14:00]

01 [00:00] Unlimited TOUCH – “Reach Out (Everlasting Lover)” (“Unlimited Touch” single, 1984)
02 [05:40] 52nd STREET- “Tell Me (How It Feels)” (Children of the Night, 1985)
03 [09:32] The GLOVE – “Perfect Murder” (Blue Sunshine, 1983)
04 [13:31] The Egyptian LOVER – “I Cry (Night After Night)” (On the Nile, 1984)
05 [18:22] Tones on TAIL – “Shakes” (“Performance” single, 1984)
06 [22:01] Run-D.M.C. – “Sucker M.C.’s (Krush-Groove 1)” (Run-D.M.C., 1984)
07 [25:07] Gwen GUTHRIE – “Family Affair” (Portrait, 1983)
08 [29:39] MTUME – “Juicy Fruit” (Juicy Fruit, 1983)
09 [35:25] Depeche MODE – “Lie to Me” (Some Great Reward, 1984)
10 [40:20] Loose ENDS – “Hangin’ On A String (Contemplating)” (So Where Are You?, 1985)
11 [46:13] ZAPP – “Computer Love” (The New Zapp IV U, 1985)
12 [50:09] KASHIF – “The Mood” (Kashif, 1984)
13 [54:13] Patrice RUSHEN – “To Each His Own” (Now, 1984)
14 [58:16] Andre CYMONE – “M.O.T.F.” (Survivin’ in the 80’s, 1983)
15 [62:32] This Mortal COIL – “Song to the Siren” (It’ll End in Tears, 1984)
16 [65:47] S.O.S. BAND – “Just Be Good to Me” (On the Rise, 1983)

[Total Time: 1:14:00]

You can download or stream them here.

Thanks all!

Soundslike, Wednesday, 15 March 2017 14:33 (two weeks ago) Permalink

It must be your mailing list I'm assuming?

calstars, Wednesday, 15 March 2017 16:22 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Didn't know I had one! Something Wordpress sends out if you subscribe perhaps? It's a bummer for all blogs that the days of Google Reader ended--have to imagine almost everyone's audience became a fraction of what it was. Part of it was that I could make a new mix every few weeks a decade ago, and I'm lucky if I manage two a year now; but it used to be any mix I put up got hundreds or thousands of downloads, now they're lucky to top a hundred or two. Oh well--still makes me happy to put them together, and if a few folks find things that are new to them then I'm content.

Soundslike, Saturday, 18 March 2017 16:30 (one week ago) Permalink

Totally man. I remember getting your original 1981 box in the mail and freaking out, so cool.

calstars, Saturday, 18 March 2017 17:21 (one week ago) Permalink


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