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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 (ten years ago) Permalink

Heya I.M., sounds like a treat!

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

Hope you like it, Ned!

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

bookmarked!

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

hey there, soundslike. will check it out.

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

sure thing!

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

These looks really cool, will keep an eye out.

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

New mix posted:

http://musicophilia.files.wordpress.com/2008/10/le-tour-vol-07_01-front_small.jpg?w=500&h=500

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 (ten years ago) Permalink

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

http://musicophilia.files.wordpress.com/2008/10/various_-_miniatures_post-punk-no-1_small.jpg?w=500&h=500

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 (ten years ago) Permalink

I approve. I would, though.

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

wow, no minuteman on that mix!

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

minutemen, of course.

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

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

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

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

^^^

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

This post-punk mix is brilliant.

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

New mix posted this morning:

http://musicophilia.files.wordpress.com/2008/10/various_-_miniatures_post-punk-no-2_small.jpg?w=500&h=500

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 (ten 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 (ten years ago) Permalink

is 'Breaking Glass' really as old as 1975?

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

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

http://musicophilia.files.wordpress.com/2008/10/various_-_miniatures_post-punk-no-3_small.jpg?w=500&h=500

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 (ten years ago) Permalink

I'm sure I'd use things that fit, even if they were never officially released--thanks for the recommendation, I'll definitely check out Gil Melle!

Soundslike, Saturday, 27 May 2017 15:24 (one year ago) Permalink

I think you'll love him! Enormously reductive description: freak-jazz with a bristling array of self-built non-keyboard-driven synthesizers

twink peas it is happening again (Jon not Jon), Saturday, 27 May 2017 15:44 (one year ago) Permalink

Ok, this one came together quickly, but it's been spinning in the back of my head forever: a mix focused on cyclical music, music that feels like it's turning and pulling you along. Includes Ashra, Jack DeJohnette, Eno & Cluster, Jean-Philippe Goude, Michael Rother, Jan Hammer, Roxy Music, Robert Wyatt, Gunter Schickert, Heldon, Essendon Airport, This Heat, Harald Grosskopf, Penguin Cafe Orchestra, Gong, and Le Orme, and I'm really happy with how it came together:

https://musicophilia.files.wordpress.com/2017/05/musicophilia_00_various_-_le-son-de-linfini_vol-4_1974-1980_2017_cover.jpg?w=800


Various - 'Le Son de l'Infini' (Volume 4)
1974-1980 | Musique du Monde

Part I

01 [00:00] ASHRA - "Sunrain" (New Age of Earth, 1977)
02 [06:21] Abercrombie, HOLLAND, DeJOHNETTE - "Back-Woods Song" (Gateway, 1976)
03 [14:16] Eno, MOEBIUS, ROEDELIUS - "The Belldog" (After the Heat, 1978)
04 [20:24] Jean-Philippe GOUDE - "Machine" (Drones, 1980)

Part II

05 [24:07] Michael ROTHER - "Flammende Herzen" (Flammende Herzen, 1977)
06 [31:23] Jan HAMMER - "Darkness - Earth In Search of a Sun" (The First Seven Days, 1975)
07 [35:54] Roxy MUSIC - "Spin Me Round" (Manifesto, 1979)
08 [40:40] Robert WYATT - "Little Red Riding Hood Hit the Road" (Rock Bottom, 1974)

Part III

09 [48:11] Günter SCHICKERT - "Wanderer" (Überfällig, 1979)
10 [56:38] HELDON - "Bal-A-Fou" (Interface, 1977)
11 [61:29] Essendon AIRPORT - "Wallpaper Music" (Sonic Investigations of the Trivial, 1980)
12 [67:06] This HEAT - "24-Track Loop" (This Heat, 1979)

Part IV

13 [73:10] Harald GROSSKOPF - "Synthesist" (Synthesist, 1980)
14 [80:14] Penguin CAFE ORCHESTRA - "The Sound of Someone. . ." (Music From the Penguin Cafe, 1976)
15 [87:07] GONG - "Percolations, Pt. 1 & 2" (Gazeuse!, 1976)
16 [94:13] Le ORME - "Fine di un Viaggio" (Florian, 1979)

[Total Time: 1:38:49]

Download or stream it here at the Musicophilia blog

Soundslike, Monday, 29 May 2017 19:07 (one year ago) Permalink

Fifth entry into the 'Le Monde du Funk' series is up now:

https://musicophilia.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/musicophilia_00_le-monde-du-funk-72_1970-1972_2017_cover.jpg?w=800


Various – ‘Le Monde du Funk 1972‘
1970-1972 | Musique du Monde

Side A

01 [00:00] Roberta FLACK – “Go Up Moses” (Quiet Fire, 1971)
02 [05:25] OSIBISA – “So So Mi La So” (Heads, 1972)
03 [08:17] Sly & THE FAMILY STONE – “Family Affair” (There’s A Riot Goin’ On, 1971)
04 [11:36] Allen TOUSSAINT – “From A Whisper To A Scream” (Toussaint, 1970)
05 [14:27] SYREETA – “I Love Every LIttle Thing About You” (Syreeta, 1972)
06 [19:49] Roy AYERS – “We Live In Brooklyn, Baby” (He’s Coming, 1972)

Side B

07 [23:34] The METERS – “Stay Away” (Cabbage Alley, 1972)
08 [28:37] NIAGARA – “Gibli” (S.U.B., 1972)
09 [32:37] Bobbi HUMPHREY – “Smiling Faces Sometimes” (Dig This!, 1972)
10 [38:05] Donny HATHAWAY – “I Believe in Music” (Donny Hathaway, 1971)
11 [41:12] Johnny Jenkins – “I Walk on Gilded Splinters” (Ton-Ton Macoute!, 1970)

Side C

12 [47:36] Jimi HENDRIX – “Angel” (The Cry of Love, 1971)
13 [51:57] Bill WITHERS – “Ain’t No Sunshine” (Just As I Am, 1971)
14 [54:04] Marvin GAYE – “‘T’ Plays It Cool” (Trouble Man, 1972)
15 [58:14] Mulatu ASTATKE – “Mulatu” (Mulatu of Ethiopia, 1972)
16 [63:03] Serge GAINSBOURG – “Cargo Culte (Instrumental)” (Histoire de Melody Nelson, 1971)

Side D

17 [70:45] CYMANDE – “Bra” (Cymande, 1972)
18 [75:49] Kuni KAWACHI – “Works Composed Mainly By Humans” (Kirikyogen, 1970)
19 [81:32] Leon WARE – “Tamed To Be Wild” (Leon Ware, 1972)
20 [85:26] FUNKADELIC – “Maggot Brain” (Maggot Brain, 1971)

[Total Time: 1:35:40]

Download or stream it here at Musicophilia

Thanks!

Soundslike, Sunday, 11 June 2017 19:15 (one year ago) Permalink

In case anybody is more into streaming, I have all the new mixes made in the last couple years, plus a bunch of "archival" earlier mixes, available here on Mixcloud:

https://www.mixcloud.com/musicophilia/

Thanks!

Soundslike, Wednesday, 14 June 2017 01:10 (one year ago) Permalink

Very nice.

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 14 June 2017 01:21 (one year ago) Permalink

these mixes been taking up a lot of my time recently

frogbs, Monday, 19 June 2017 13:22 (one year ago) Permalink

Per some requests in a Blue Nile thread, I've put together a direct sequel to 'The Dawning' from a couple years back: a crepuscular mix of music from 1985-1995, featuring R.E.M., Sade, The Cure, Depeche Mode; Portishead, Bjork (with Hector Zazou), Tortoise, Massive Attack, Low, Slowdive; Michael Brook & Pieter Nooten, Shelleyan Orphan, Stina Nordenstam, Evelyn Glennie, The Innocence Mission, Disco Inferno, Bark Psychosis, It’s Immaterial. . .

https://musicophilia.files.wordpress.com/2017/06/musicophilia_00_various_-_evensong_1985-1995_2017_cover.jpg?w=1536


‘Evensong’
(1985-1995)

Part I

01 [00:00] It’s Immaterial – New Brighton” (Song, 1990)
02 [05:31] Tears for Fears – “The Working Hour” (Songs From the Big Chair, 1985)
03 [12:06] Tortoise – “His Second Story Island” (Tortoise, 1994)
04 [14:14] Michael Brook & Pieter Nooten – “Searching” (Sleeps With the Fishes, 1987)
05 [17:07] Shelleyan Orphan – “One Hundred Hands” (Helleborine, 1987)
06 [21:29] Stina Nordenstam – “A Walk In the Park” (Memories of a Color, 1991)
07 [24:54] Sade – “Pearls” (Love Deluxe, 1992)
08 [29:38] Massive Attack – “Protection” (Protection, 1994)
09 [37:26] The Cure – “The Same Deep Water As You” (Disintegration, 1989)
10 [46:19] Depche Mode- “Waiting For the Night” (Violator, 1990)

Part II

11 [52:41] Evelyn Glennie – “Light in Darkness” (Light In Darkness, 1991)
12 [55:59] R.E.M. – “Sweetness Follows” (Automatic For the People, 1992)
13 [60:21] The Innocence Mission – “Medjugorje” (The Innocence Mission, 1989)
14 [61:53] Disco Inferno – “Second Language” (Second Language EP, 1994)
15 [66:52] Slowdive – “Rutti” (Pygmalion, 1995)
16 [76:53] Rain Tree Crow – “Cries and Whispers” (Rain Tree Crow, 1991)
17 [79:26] Bark Psychosis – “Pendulum Man” (Hex, 1994)
18 [82:37] Peter Gabriel – “Mercy Street” (So, 1986)
19 [88:27] Low – “Sunshine” (I Could Live In Hope, 1994)
20 [91:35] Portishead – “Roads” (Dummy, 1994)
21 [96:44] Hector Zazou & Bjork – “Visur Vatnsenda-Rosu” (Songs From the Cold Seas, 1994)

[Total Time: 1:40:43]

Download or stream it here. Hope you enjoy it!

Soundslike, Friday, 30 June 2017 05:20 (one year ago) Permalink

In a certain sense, this whole mix is trying to create the incredible intimate feeling of the 'Sleeps with the Fishes' album, through a lot of peoples' music.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=904LPgUhctY

Soundslike, Saturday, 1 July 2017 22:20 (one year ago) Permalink

one month passes...

Back with another volume of the 'Le Monde du Funk' mix, and frankly, it feels like the exact antidote to the pathetic basement-dwelling white "supremacist" cretins and their favorite dog-whistling fascist orange.

https://musicophilia.files.wordpress.com/2017/08/musicophilia_00_le-monde-du-funk-74_1973-1974_2017_cover.jpg?w=1536

'Le Monde du Funk (et Soul et Jazz) 1974' (1973-1974)


Side A

01 [00:00] Ohio PLAYERS - "Hustle Bird" (Quiet Fire, 1973)
02 [02:44] Betty DAVIS - "They Say I'm Different" (They Say I'm Different, 1974)
03 [06:46] Curtis MAYFIELD - "Love Me (Right In The Pocket)" (Got To Find A Way, 1974)
04 [11:50] The METERS - "What'cha Say" (Rejuvenation, 1974)
05 [15:11] Jack DeJOHNETTE - "Epilog" (Sorcery, 1974)
06 [18:15] Lewis RAMSEY - "If Loving You Is Wrong I Don't Want To Be Right" (Funky Serenity, 1973)

Side B

07 [23:41] 24-Carat BLACK - "24-Carat Black (Theme)" (Ghetto: Misfortune's Wealth, 1973)
08 [28:45] Ann PEEBLES - "I Can't Stand the Rain" (I Can't Stand the Rain, 1974)
09 [31:02] David AXELROD - "Everything Counts" (Heavy Axe, 1974)
10 [38:05] Bobbi HUMPHREY - "Chicago, Damn" (Blacks And Blues, 1974)
11 [44:40] D. J. ROGERS - "March On" (D. J. Rogers!, 1973)

Side C

12 [47:33] PARLIAMENT - "Up For the Down Stroke" (Up For the Down Stroke, 1974)
13 [52:29] Stevie WONDER - "You Haven't Done Nothin" (Fullfillingness' First Finale, 1974)
14 [56:28] The O'JAYS - "'For the Love of Money" (Ship Ahoy, 1973)
15 [61:08] Dr. JOHN - "Life" (In the Right Place, 1973)
16 [63:18] Fatback BAND - "Keep On Steppin'" (Keep On Steppin', 1974)
17 [67:54] George DUKE - "Feel" (Feel, 1974)

Side D

18 [73:37] MSFB - "Love Is The Message" (Love Is The Message, 1973)
19 [77:55] Manu DIBANGO - "African Carnaval" (Africadelic, 1973)
20 [81:00] Skull SNAPS - "It's A New Day" (Skull Snaps, 1973)
21 [84:23] Donny HATHAWAY - "The Slums" (Extension of a Man, 1973)
22 [87:46] James BROWN - "The Payback" (The Payback, 1973)
23 [93:02] Kool & THE GANG - "Summer Madness" (Light Of Worlds, 1974)

[Total Time: 1:37:05]

Download or stream it at Musicophilia

Soundslike, Tuesday, 15 August 2017 00:39 (one year ago) Permalink

Thanks man. I just put this on when I got the email. Nice stuff.

calstars, Tuesday, 15 August 2017 00:58 (one year ago) Permalink

A new "box set" is up, the collected 'Their Hearts Had Six Strings' singer-songwriter mixes vol. 1-6, including four mixes from 2010-2013, and two brand-new mixes. The box features 100 artists, including:

Pierre Akendengue, Areski, Arthur, Kevin Ayers, Joan Baez, Sibylle Baier, Pierre Barouh, Robbie Basho, Jorge Ben, Big Star, David Bixby, Tia Blake, Colin Blunstone, Curt Boettcher, Lo Borges, Anne Briggs, Duncan Browne, Tim Buckley, Vashti Bunyan, Michael Chapman, Susan Christie, Leonard Cohen, Judy Collins, Ry Cooder, Don Cooper, Mike Cooper, Jim Croce, Karen Dalton, Sandy Denny, Bob Desper, Dillard & Clark, Nick Drake, Bob Dylan, Brian Eno, Mimi Farina, Bill Fay, Roberta Flack, Brigitte Fontaine, Jackson C. Frank, Ruthann Friedman, Lewis Furey, Tim Hardin, Donny Hathaway, Richie Havens, Heaven & Earth, Gary Higgins, Catherine Howe, Michael Hurley, Bert Jansch, Wizz Jones, Carole King, Carol Kleyn, Leo Kotke, Lavender Country, Ted Lucas, John Martyn, Eduardo Mateo, Jose Mauro, Shelagh McDonald, Kate & Anna McGarrigle, Joni Mitchell, Jerry Moore, Van Morrison, Mickey Newbury, Nico, Harry Nilsson, Odetta, Shuggie Otis, Emmanuell Parrenin, Dolly Parton, Annette Peacock, The Pentangle, Linda Perhacs, Susan Pillsbury, John Prine, Procol Harum, Bonnie Raitt, Lou Reed, Relatively Clean Rivers, Rodriguez, Arthur Russell, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Judee Sill, Paul Simon, Nina Simone, Bridget St. John, Candi Stanton, Jim Sullivan, Tax Free, Henri Texier, These Trails, Richard & Linda Thompson, Steve Tilston, Dave Van Ronk, Townes Van Zandt, Tom Waits, Peter Walker, Cris Williamson, Larry Jon Wilson, and Bill Withers

https://musicophilia.files.wordpress.com/2017/08/folder.jpg?w=700

https://musicophilia.files.wordpress.com/2017/08/mus_thh6s_1-62.gif?w=700

Stream and download it here at Musicophilia

Thanks!

Soundslike, Saturday, 19 August 2017 13:12 (one year ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

A on-hour 'Sampler' mix of tracks from the forthcoming '1979: Post-Punk' box set is up for streaming at Mixcloud:


01 [00:00] A Certain Ratio - “Do the Du (BBC)” [from 'Fire']
02 [02:40] The Pop Group - “Thief of Fire” [from 'Fire']
03 [07:14] Talking Heads - “I Zimbra” [from 'Fire']
04 [10:22] Gang of Four - “Damaged Goods” [from 'Amplifier']
05 [13:46] The Slits - “Love und Romance” [from 'Amplifier']
06 [16:11] This Heat - “Horizontal Hold” [from 'Brain']
07 [23:02] Scritti Politti - “Double Beat” [from 'Brain']
08 [26:43] Josef K - “Chance Meeting (Early)” [from 'Cassette']
09 [29:36] Wipers - “Is This Real?” [from 'Cassette']
10 [32:12] The Raincoats - “No Side to Fall In” [from 'Cassette']
11 [34:00] Yellow Magic Orchestra - “Technopolis” [from 'Computer']
12 [38:15] Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark - “Almost” [from 'Computer']
13 [42:00] Blondie - “Dreaming” [from 'Convertible']
14 [45:02] The Cure - “Boys Don’t Cry” [from 'Convertible']
15 [47:39] Japan - “Alien” [from 'Ice']
16 [52:36] Joy Division - “24 Hours (BBC)” [from 'Ice']
17 [56:43] Wire - “40 Versions” [from 'Ice']

https://www.mixcloud.com/musicophilia/musicophilia-1979-post-punk-box-set-sampler/

I'm really happy with how the box has turned out--don't know why I waited 13 years to do it! Hope you'll enjoy.

Soundslike, Monday, 4 September 2017 12:20 (one year ago) Permalink

exciting!

Universal LULU Nation (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Monday, 4 September 2017 13:34 (one year ago) Permalink

one month passes...

The next volume of the 'Le Monde du Funk' series is up, this time going heavily into the best disco of 77-78:

https://musicophilia.files.wordpress.com/2017/10/musicophilia_00_le-monde-du-funk-78_1977-1978_2017_cover.jpg?w=1536


Various – ‘Le Monde du Funk 1978’
1977-1978 | Musique du Monde

Side A

01 [00:00] DROIDS – “Shanti Dance (Parts 1 & 2)” (Star Peace, 1978)
02 [06:25] CHIC – “Le Freak” (C’est Chic, 1978)
03 [11:50] DINOSAUR – “Kiss Me Again (Version)” (“Kiss Me Again” single, 1978)

Side B

04 [23:34] VOYAGE – “Golden Eldorado” (Fly Away, 1978)
05 [28:24] The BLACKBIRDS – “Lookin’ Ahead” (Action, 1977)
06 [33:42] Dexter WANSEL – “Disco Lights” (What The World Is Coming To, 1977)
07 [37:50] CERRONE – “Supernature” (Cerrone 3: Supernature, 1977)

Side C

08 [46:40] SYLVESTER – “You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real)” (Step II, 1978)
09 [53:14] Kuwana HARUKO – “Akogare no Sundown” (Million Stars, 1978)
10 [56:57] SPACE – “Magic Fly” (Magic Fly, 1977)
11 [60:35] Brian BENNETT – “Chain Reaction” (Voyage, 1978)
12 [67:30] KRAFTWERK – “The Man-Machine” (Man Machine, 1978)

Side D

13 [72:36] Black DEVIL – “No Regrets” (Disco Club, 1978)
14 [77:40] Hamilton BOHANNON – “‘Come Dance With Me” (On My Way, 1977)
15 [81:45] Giorgio MORODER – “From Here To Eternity” (From Here To Eternity, 1977)
16 [87:28] Donna SUMMER – “I Feel Love'” (I Remember Yesterday, 1977)

[Total Time: 1:33:15]

Download or stream here

Soundslike, Thursday, 5 October 2017 02:07 (one year ago) Permalink

Great mix as always. Enjoy the flow.

Even cool how the two "discs" are almost even in time!

pplains, Tuesday, 10 October 2017 14:11 (one year ago) Permalink

This is great. I enjoyed the kraftwerk moroder summer stuff towards the back giving me a clear anticipation of how pop and dance were def anticipating and leading into next steps.

k (Hunt3r), Tuesday, 10 October 2017 16:51 (one year ago) Permalink

I realized I never put this here, so just in case this thread is where anyone is finding out about things on the blog:

https://musicophilia.files.wordpress.com/2017/09/folder.jpg

https://musicophilia.files.wordpress.com/2017/09/1979.gif?w=624&h=624&zoom=2

7 themed mixes a-la '1981,' exploring the range of post-punk as it ramped up into a wide-reaching and eclectic phenomenon during the titular year, featuring:

A Certain Ratio · Adam & The Ants · Alternative TV · Animals & Men · Au Pairs · Bauhaus · The Blackouts · Blondie · The Boys Next Door · The B-52’s · The Beat · David Bowie · British Standard Unit · Buzzcocks · Cabaret Voltaire · James Chance & The Contortions · Chrisma · Chrome · The Clash · Comsat Angels · Elvis Costello & The Attractions · The Cramps · Crass · Cult Hero · The Cure · Holger Czukay · The dB’s · Delta 5 · Devo · Door & The Window · The Durutti Column · Echo & The Bunnymen · The Embarrassment · Essendon Airport · Essential Logic · Fad Gadget · Marianne Faithful · The Fall · Family Fodder · The Feelies · The Flying Lizards · John Foxx · Frank Sumatra · Gang of Four · Gina X Performance · Glaxo Babies · Half Japanese · The Homosexuals · The Human League · Richard Hell & The Voidoids · Industry · Joe Jackson · The Jam · Japan · Josef K · Joy Division · Killing Joke · L Voag · Lizard · M · Magazine · Material · Lizzy Mercier Descloux · Monochrome Set · Anthony Moore · Martha & The Muffins · The Mekons · Metal Urbain · Mo-Dettes · New Musik · Noh Mercy · Gary Numan · The Only Ones · Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark · P-Model · Pere Ubu · Plastics · Iggy Pop · The Pop Group · Pylon · The Raincoats · Jonathan Richman & The Modern Lovers · Rosa Yemen · Scritti Politti · The Selecter · Simple Minds · Siouxsie & The Banshees · The Slits · Patti Smith Group · The Soft Boys · The Sound · The Specials · Spherical Objects · Squeeze · The Static · Walter Stedding · Suicide · Swell Maps · Talking Heads · The Teardrop Explodes · Theoretical Girls · This Heat · Throbbing Gristle · Urinals · Vice Versa · Voigt 465 · Wipers · Wire · XTC · The Years · Yellow Magic Orchestra · Young Marble Giants

https://musicophilia.wordpress.com/2017/09/04/1979-post-punk/

Enjoy!

Soundslike, Sunday, 15 October 2017 13:07 (one year ago) Permalink

one month passes...

Ok all, a couple new box sets to pass along!

The first is a seven-mix, 130-artist set exploring post-punk, alive and well (to my surprise a short while ago), from 2007-2017:

https://musicophilia.files.wordpress.com/2017/10/draft2_ppp-0717_sampler.jpg

A Projection · Ablebody · Agent Side Grinder · Anika · Ashrae Fax · Ausmuteants · Aviaries · Band Aparte · Behavior · Beach Fossils · Beak · Bent · Black Marble · Blau Blau · Blood Sound · Blood Sport · Bobsleigh Baby · Carola Bony · Bootblacks · Cellular Chaos · CFCF · Chromatics · Cold Beat · Cold Cave · Cold Waste · Corners · Corridor · Cowtown · Crumbs · The Dance Asthmatics · Daphni · Death & Vanilla · Dirt Dress · Dirty Ghosts · Disappears · Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein · Drab Majesty · Eagulls · Eat Skull · Electrelane · Electricity In Our Homes · Erase Errata · Esses · Estrambote · The Estranged · Explode Into Colors · Exploded View · Factory Floor · Fear Of Men · Forests · Foster Body · Freak Heat Waves · Frustration · Fujiya & Miyagi · Gesture · Glintshake · Gold Cross · Golden Teacher · Grass Is Green · Grass Widow · Joana Guerra · Hdspns · Holograms · The Knife · Koban · The Kurws · The Lanskies · Lithics · LCD Soundsystem · Lunch · M!R!M · Massicot · Mazing Vids · Melt Yourself Down · Mere Women · Mermaidens · Micachu & The Shapes · Minuit Machine · Mode Moderne · Moss Lime · My Disco · Naked Lights · New Blood · New Fries · The New Sound of Numbers · No Zu · Normal Love · Omni · Opposite Sex · Otzi · Ought · The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart · Parquet Courts · Peaking Lights · Plastic People · Pow! · Preening · Preoccupations · Priests · Primitive Motion · Primitive Parts · Prinzhorn Dance School · Protomartyr · Ravioli Me Away · Frankie Rose · Sacred Paws · Savages · Shadowlands · Shopping · Sneaks · The Soft Moon · Surplus 1980 · Taiwan Housing Project · Talk Normal · Terrible Truths · Terry · Total Control · Total Victory · Trash Kit · Tunabunny · Unur · Uranium Club · Var · Varsovia · Vats · Viet Cong · Virginia Wing · Vivian Girls · Winkie · Wint · The World · Yvette · The Zygotes

Post-Punk 2007/2017 - download or stream here

Soundslike, Wednesday, 15 November 2017 07:24 (one year ago) Permalink

And another, just uploaded, collecting the last year worth of 'Le Monde du Funk' mixes, plus three brand-new mixes, covering funk in its many permutations and tributaries from 1970 to 1985, with each of 10 mixes covering a couple years and/or a particular sound and feeling.

https://musicophilia.files.wordpress.com/2017/11/sampler.jpg?w=1536

160 artists, including:

Gyedu-Blay Ambolley · Mulatu Astatke · David Axelrod · Roy Ayers · Azymuth · Afrika Bambaataa · Geoff & Trevor Bastow · Jorge Ben · Brian Bennett · La Bionda · Edwin Birdsong · The Blackbyrds · Black Devil · Blo · Colin Blunstone · Hamilton Bohannon · David Bowie · Breakwater · James Brown · Burning Spear · Can · Cerrone · Change · Chic · Cloud One · Michel Columbier · Con Funk Shun · Cybotron · Cymande · Andre Cymone · D-Train · Betty Davis · Jack DeJohnette · Depeche Mode · William Devaughn · Manu Dibango · Dinosaur · Djavan · Dr. Buzzard’s Original Savannah Band · Dr. John · Droids · George Duke · 801 · The Egyptian Lover · Electronic System · Yvonne Elliman · Brian Eno · Coke Escovedo · The Fatback Band · 52nd Street · Roberta Flack · Funkadelic · The Funkees · Peter Gabriel · Serge Gainsbourg · Marvin Gaye · Jacky Giordano · The Glove · Grandmaster Flash · Gwen Guthrie · Hall & Oates · Jan Hammer Group · Herbie Hancock · Harari · Harlem Pop Trotters · Dan Hartman · Kuwana Haruko · Donny Hathaway · The Headhunters · Jimi Hendrix · Haruuomi Hosono · Human Body · Bobbi Humphrey · Imagination · Inner Life · The Isley Brothers · The Jacksons · Rick James · Jean-Michel Jarre · Jonny Jenkins · The Jones Girls · Toshiki Kadomatsu · Kashif · Kuni Kawachi · Krystol · Komiko · Kool & The Gang · Kraftwerk · Leda · Lime · Lipps, Inc. · Loose Ends · Makers · Baris Manco · Mantroniz · Manzel · Mass Production · Pino Massara · Curtis Mayfield · McFadden & Whitehead · Les McCann · The Meters · Ras Michael & The Sons of Negus · Giorgio Moroder · Harry Mosco · MSFB · Mtume · Munich Machine · Milton Nascimento · Newcleus · Niagara · The O’Jays · Ohio Players · Taeko Ohnuki · One Way · Osibisa · Parliament · Ann Peebles · Phantom Band · Phreek · Platypus · Prince · Ramp · Lewis Ramsey · D. J. Rogers · Rufus & Chaka Khan · Run D.M.C. · Patrice Rushen · Scritti Politti · Shalamar · Yasuaki Shimizu · Simone · Sister Sledge · Skull Snaps · Skyy · Sly & The Family Stone · S.O.S. Band · Space · Space Art · Al Stewart · Donna Summer · Sylvester · Syreeta · Talking Heads · This Mortal Coil · The Time · Tirogo · Tones on Tail · Allen Toussaint · 24-Carat Black · The Undisputed Truth · Unlimited Touch · Voyage · The Walker Brothers · Dexter Wansel · Leon Ware · Wee · Bill Withers · Stevie Wonder · Tatsuro Yamashita · Zapp

Le Tour du Monde 1970-1985 - download or stream here

Soundslike, Wednesday, 15 November 2017 07:27 (one year ago) Permalink

Forgot to mention, there are "sampler" mixes for both of these sets, if the whole thing at once is a little daunting. Streamable at the links above. Thanks!

Soundslike, Wednesday, 15 November 2017 19:16 (one year ago) Permalink

four months pass...

A new stand-alone mix went up earlier this week, inspired by Brian Eno and the news of his upcoming unreleased/rare ambient work:

https://musicophilia.files.wordpress.com/2018/04/musicophilia_00_various_-_translucence_1974-2018_cover.jpg?w=900


Various – ‘Translucence‘
A Tribute to Brian Eno | (1974-2018)

01 [00:00]
Yazz Ahmed – “Exhale” (2017)
Egisto Macchi – “Le Genti del Deserto” (1974)
Mnemonists – “Limbs” (1981)

02 [05:00]
Earthen Sea – “Delicately In the Sunlight” (2017)
Cliff Martinez – “Will She Come Back” (2002)

03 [09:50]
Pauline Oliveros – “Suiren” (1989)
Francisco – “Cosmic Beam Experience” (1976)
Susumu Yokota – “Saku” (2000)

04 [15:50]
Passengers – “Theme From ‘The Swan'” (1995)

05 [18:50]
Luciano Cilio – “Studio for Winds” (1977)
Paul Motian – “Psalm” (1982)
Bernard Parmegiani – “Geologie Sonore” (1975)

06 [24:20]
Daniel Littleton – “Elegy #1” (2002)
Monoton – “HZ Waltz” (1982)
David Sylvian – “The Wooden Cross” (1986)

07 [29:20]
Huun Huur Tu – “Harmonics in the Wind” (1999)
Brian Eno – “Unfamiliar Wind (Leeks Hills)” (1982)
Peter Gabriel – “Powerhouse at the Foot of the Mountain” (1985)
Matthew Herbert – “Forest Montage” (2002)

08 [34:20]
Shoko Hikage – “Sakura Zukiyo” (2013)
Chuck Johnson – “Riga Black” (2017)

09 [41:50]
Yo La Tengo – “Shortwave” (2018)
Tod Dockstader – “Approach” (2005)
Gigi Masin – “Tharros” (1986)
Michael Brook with Brian Eno – “Pond Life” (1985)

10 [46:00]
Arvo Part – “Spiegel im Spiegel” (1976)
Robert Fripp & Brian Eno – “Wind on Water” (1975)
The Haxan Cloak – “The Mirror Reflecting (Part 1)” (2013)

[Total Time: 56:30]

Download/stream it here

Soundslike, Monday, 9 April 2018 00:26 (one year ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

Finally put up for download the contemporary singer-songwriter mix I made a while back as a companion piece to the six-volume "box set" of late 60s-early 70s singer-songwriter music:

https://musicophilia.files.wordpress.com/2018/04/musicophilia_00_various_-_their-hearts-had-six-strings_vol-7_1996-2016_cover.jpg?w=800


Various – ‘Their Hearts Had Six Strings” Vol. 7
(1996-2016)

01 [00:00] Songs Ohia – “Hold On Magnolia” (The Magnolia Electric Co., 2003)
02 [08:07] Mirah – “Generosity” ((A)spera, 2009
03 [11:37] Rebecca Gates – “The Seldom Scene” (Ruby Series, 2001)
04 [15:23] Jeremy Enigk – “Call Me Steam” (Return of the Frog Queen, 1996)
05 [18:14] Radiohead – “Glass Eyes” (A Moon Shaped Pool, 2016)
06 [21:08] Ida – “Maybelle” (Will You Find Me, 2000)
07 [27:32] Feist – “The Water” (The Reminder, 2007)
08 [32:25] Karen Peris – “Pascal’s Evening Song” (Violet, 2012)
09 [34:06] Bill Callahan – “Jim Cain” (Sometimes I Wish We Were An Eagle, 2009)
10 [38:46] Joanna Newsom – “Divers” (Divers, 2015)
11 [45:47] Cat Power – “Wild Is the Wind” (The Covers Record, 2000)
12 [49:55] Mark Kozelek – “Around and Around” (Rock ‘N’ Roll Singer, 2000)
13 [52:12] Archer Prewitt – “Another Peace Of Mind” (Gerroa Songs, 2000)
14 [57:33] Stina Nordenstam – “I’m Staring Out The World” (The World Is Saved, 2004)
15 [61:15] Bonnie “Prince” Billy – “Love Comes To Me” (The Letting Go, 2006)
16 [65:22] Dana Falconberry & Medicine Bow – “Oxheart” (From The Forest Came the Fire, 2016)
17 [69:35] Beck – “The Golden Age” (Sea Change, 2002)
18 [74:20] Sam Phillips – “So Glad You’re Here” (Cameras In the Sky, 2011)
19 [77:37] Low – “Will The Night” (Secret Name, 1999)

[Total Time: 1:20:00]


Download or stream it here

Soundslike, Sunday, 29 April 2018 00:31 (eleven months ago) Permalink

Boy, have I got a lot of intersting listening out of that Eno tribute. I'm almost ready to start investigating its components. Thanks.

Hunt3r, Tuesday, 8 May 2018 18:43 (eleven months ago) Permalink

Glad to hear it! Everyone on there is definitely worth seeking out!

Soundslike, Wednesday, 9 May 2018 23:50 (eleven months ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

I put together an 81-minute sampler mix for the '1981' set, in case anybody needs a post-punk booster shot, or better yet, if anyone knows someone who doesn't yet know the joys of post-punk for whom two 7hr-9hr boxes might be a bid daunting. It takes two or three tracks from each of the 9 mixes in the set:

https://musicophilia.files.wordpress.com/2017/04/1981_covers_sampler.jpg?w=768

Stream here:
https://www.mixcloud.com/musicophilia/musicophilia-1981-post-punk-box-set-sampler/

Download the full box here:
https://musicophilia.wordpress.com/2017/04/04/post-punk-1981-complete-collection-including-the-briefcase/

Soundslike, Friday, 1 June 2018 18:56 (ten months ago) Permalink

two months pass...

A new set I'm really, really happy with:

https://musicophilia.files.wordpress.com/2018/08/00_musicophilia_various_-_afrominimalism-1968-1978_00-main_cover.jpg?w=1536

Afrominimalism: 1966-1978

https://musicophilia.files.wordpress.com/2018/08/preview.gif?w=624&zoom=2


01. Sunlight

01 [0:00:00] Roy Ayers Ubiquity - "Everybody Loves The Sunshine" ('Everybody Loves the Sunshine)', 1976)
02 [0:03:55] Augustus Pablo - "King Tubby Meets Rockers Uptown" ('King Tubby...', 1976)
03 [0:06:25] Nite-Liters - "Drumology" ('A-Nal-Y-Sis', 1973)
04 [0:13:55] Chrissy Zebby Tembo - "I've Been Losing" ('My Ancestors', 1976)
05 [0:17:10] Boscoe - "He Keeps You" ('Boscoe', 1973)
06 [0:21:30] Soul Throbs - "LIttle Girl" ('Millie Come Back', 1975)
07 [0:24:05] Death - "Politicians In My Eyes" ("Politicians In My Eyes" single, 1976)
08 [0:29:50] Fatback Band - "Keep On Steppin'" ('Keep On Steppin'', 1974)
09 [0:34:05] Ramsey Lewis - "My Love For You" ('Funky Serenity', 1973)
10 [0:39:15] Last Poets - "E Pluribus Unum" ('Chinese Restaurant', 1972)
11 [0:43:55] The Meters - "Cardova" ('The Meters', 1969)
12 [0:48:25] Fela Ransome Kuti & The Africa 70 - "Fefe Naa Efe" ('Gentleman', 1973)
13 [0:56:30] Can - "Thief" ('Delay 1968', 1968)
14 [1:01:30] Kool & The Gang - "Summer Madness" ('Light of Worlds', 1974)

[Total Time: 1:05:45]

02. Sunset

01 [0:00:00] Marvin Gaye - ""T" Plays It Cool" ('Trouble Man', 1972)
02 [0:04:20] Nina Simone - "Funkier Than A Mosquito's Tweeter" ('It Is Finished', 1974)
03 [0:09:25] Sly & The Family Stone - "Just Like a Baby" ('There's A Riot Goin' On', 1971)
04 [0:14:25] Don Cherry & Jon Appleton - "DON" ('Human Music', (unreleased) 1970)
05 [0:16:30] James Brown - "Ain't It Funky (Parts 1 & 2)" ('Ain't It Funky', 1970)
06 [0:25:20] Kenya & Tanzania Folk Musicians - "Lukuji" ('Africa - Witchcraft & Ritual music', 1975)
07 [0:28:05] Milton Nascimento - "A Felicidade" ('Milton', 1970)
08 [0:30:50] Batsumi - "Itumeleng" ('Batsume', 1974)
09 [0:41:25] Stevie Wonder - "Look Around" ('Where I'm Coming From', 1971)
10 [0:44:15] Alice Coltrane - "The Ankh of Amen-Ra" ('Universal Consciousness', 1971)
11 [0:50:15] Exuma - "Dambala" ('Exuma', 1970)
12 [0:55:45] Gibson Kente - "Saduva" ('Next Stop Soweto Vol. 2' (unreleased), 1976)
13 [0:58:20] John Lee Hooker - "Nobody Knows" ('More Real Folk Blues', 1966)
14 [1:02:40] Leon Ware - "Tamed To Be Wild" ('Leon Ware', 1972)

[Total Time: 1:06:35]

03. Moonlight

01 [0:00:00] Hamza El Din - "Helalisa (Nubian Song)" ('Eclipse', 1978)
02 [0:03:45] Brother Ah - "Enthusiasm" ('Move Ever Onward', 1975)
03 [0:08:45] Howlin' Wolf - "Moaning at Midnight" ('The Howlin' Wolf Album', 1969)
04 [0:11:50] Richie Havens - "End of the Seasons" ('Alarm Clock', 1971)
05 [0:15:25] Yusef Lateef - "Like It Is" ('The Blue Yusef Lateef', 1968)
06 [0:22:55] George Duke - "North Beach" ('Faces In Reflection', 1974)
07 [0:29:10] JImi Hendrix - "Angel" ('The Cry of Love', 1971)
08 [0:33:20] Cymande - "One More" ('Cymande', 1972)
09 [0:36:25] Labi Siffre - "Saved" ('Crying Laughing Loving Lying', 1972)
10 [0:38:30] Roberta Flack & Donny Hathaway - "Mood" ('Roberta Flack & Donny Hathaway', 1972)
11 [0:45:25] Miles Davis - "He Loved Him Madly" (Excerpt) ('Get Up With It', 1974)
12 [0:54:45] Bill Withers - "In My Heart" ('Just As I Am', 1971)
13 [0:59:00] Dadawah - "Zion Land" ('Peace And Love - Wadadasow', 1974)

[Total Time: 1:08:35]

04. Sunrise

01 [0:00:00] Pierre Akendengue - "Nandipo" ('Nandipo', 1974)
02 [0:04:05] Burning Spear - "I and I Survive" ('Garvey's Ghost', 1976)
03 [0:07:55] Bohannon - "South African Man" ('Keep On Dancin'', 1974)
04 [0:13:50] Shuggie Otis - "Sweet Thang" ('Freedom Flight', 1971)
05 [0:17:50] Count Ossie & The Mystic Revelation of Rastafari - "Hundred Years" ('Grounation', 1973)
06 [0:22:15] Bobby Hutcherson - "Love Song" ('Montara', 1975)
07 [0:27:40] Syreeta - "She's Leaving Home" ('Syreeta', 1972)
08 [0:32:00] Herbie Hancock - "Rain Dance" ('Sextant', 1973)
09 [0:41:10] 24-Carat Black - "Foodstamps" ('Ghetto: Misfortune's Wealth', 1973)
10 [0:47:30] Dumisani Abraham Maraire - "Kana Ndola Kuramba Murume" ('Shona: The African Mbira', 1971)
11 [0:53:20] Hedzoleh Soundz - "Hedzoleh!" ('Hedzoleh', 1973)
12 [1:02:10] Osibisa - "Woyaya" ('Woyaya', 1971)

[Total Time: 1:04:45]

Download or stream: https://musicophilia.wordpress.com/2018/08/06/afrominimalism-1966-1978/

Soundslike, Friday, 10 August 2018 02:09 (eight months ago) Permalink

this one is MARVELLOUS, my favourite in yonks. thank you!!

sean gramophone, Friday, 10 August 2018 13:06 (eight months ago) Permalink

Glad you think so, Sean--me, too!

Soundslike, Sunday, 12 August 2018 18:34 (eight months ago) Permalink

Really fantastic. Thank you!

nerve_pylon, Monday, 13 August 2018 21:09 (eight months ago) Permalink

If I could pick one mix series to have "go viral," I wish it could be this one. . .

Soundslike, Tuesday, 14 August 2018 23:12 (eight months ago) Permalink

Here's a silly little one: three half-hour mixes of 'Post-Punk for Kids' and, in fact, the title isn't ironic (though you don't have to be a kid to enjoy them):

https://musicophilia.files.wordpress.com/2018/08/00_main-cover.jpg?w=1536


Various – ‘Post-Punk For Kids‘
(1978-1984)

1. Wake-Up Time

01 [0:00:00] 49 Americans – “It’s Time” (‘We Know Nonsense’, 1982)
02 [0:02:35] XTC – “Helicopter” (‘Drums & Wires’, 1979)
03 [0:06:25] Depeche Mode – “Just Can’t Get Enough” (‘Speak & Spell’, 1981)
04 [0:09:55] The Feelies – “Fa Ci-La” (‘Crazy Rhythms’, 1980)
05 [0:11:55] Liquid Liquid – “Optimo” (‘Optimo’ single, 1983)
06 [0:14:30] Stick Men – “Mystery Party” (‘This Is The Master Brew’, 1982)
07 [0:16:05] The Raincoats – “No Side to Fall In” (‘The Raincoats’, 1979)
08 [0:17:50] Talking Heads – “Thank You For Sending Me an Angel” (‘More Songs…’, 1978)
09 [0:20:00] Wire – “Outdoor Miner” (‘Chairs Missing’, 1978)
10 [0:21:40] Plastics – “Robot” (‘Plastics’, 1981)
11 [0:24:35] Wipers – “Misfit” (‘Is This Real?” outtake, 1979)
12 [0:26:10] Lizzy Mercier-Descloux – “Mission Impossible” (‘Fire’ single, 1979)
13 [0:28:35] Family Fodder – “Film Music” (‘Film Music’ single, 1981)

[Total Time: 0:32:35]

2. Playtime

01 [0:00:00] The B-52s – “52 Girls” (‘The B-52s’, 1979)
02 [0:03:35] Bow Wow Wow – “Golly Golly Go Buddy” (‘See Jungle!…’, 1981)
03 [0:06:05] The Cramps – “Don’t Eat Stuff Off the Sidewalk” (‘Psychedelic Jungle’, 1981)
04 [0:07:55] Swell Maps – “Full moon In My Pocket” (‘A Trip To Marineville’, 1979)
05 [0:09:25] Devo – “Snowball” (‘Freedom Of Choice’, 1980)
06 [0:11:50] Half-Japanese – “Rave On” (‘1/2 Gentlemen/Not Beasts’, 1980)
07 [0:13:30] Chris & Cosey – “This Is Me” (‘Heartbeat’, 1981)
08 [0:16:25] The Slits – “I Heard It Through The Grapevine” (‘Typical Girls’, 1979)
09 [0:20:20] Jonathan Richman – “Buzz, Buzz, Buzz” (‘Back In Your Life’, 1979)
10 [0:22:15] Trio – “Da Da Da” (‘Da Da Da…’ single, 1982)
11 [0:25:35] Twinkeyz – “Moonbabies” (‘Aliens In Our Midst’ compilation, 1979)
12 [0:28:10] The Cure – “The Caterpillar” (‘The Top’, 1984)

[Total Time: 0:31:50]

3. Sleepytime

01 [0:00:00] Arthur Russsell – “A Little Lost” (‘Another Thought’ compilation, 1982)
02 [0:03:15] Durutti Column – “Sketch for Summer” (‘The Return of The Durutti Column’, 1980)
03 [0:06:10] New Musik – “This World of Walter” (‘Anywhere’, 1981)
04 [0:09:00] Gary Numan – “Stories” (‘Dance’, 1981)
05 [0:12:05] Antena – “Noella a Hawaii” (‘Ghosts of Christmas Past’ compilation, 1982)
06 [0:15:10] Scritti Politti – “The Sweetest Girl” (‘Songs to Remember’, 1982)
07 [0:21:15] Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark – “Souvenir” (‘Architecture & Morality’, 1981)
08 [0:24:45] Young Marble Giants – “Salad Days” (‘Colossal Youth’, 1980)
09 [0:26:40] Essendon Airport – “Wallpaper Music” (‘Sonic Investigations of the Trivial’ EP, 1980)

[Total Time: 0:32:10]

Stream/download here: https://musicophilia.wordpress.com/2018/08/19/post-punk-for-kids/

Soundslike, Tuesday, 21 August 2018 21:22 (eight months ago) Permalink

Also, this Musicophilia blog is almost 10 years old (!). Don't know if I'll come up with any nifty way of celebrating 10 years of trying to get people to buy records I like. . . but I made this little graphic in the meantime:

https://musicophilia.files.wordpress.com/2018/08/10th_medium.gif

Soundslike, Tuesday, 21 August 2018 21:26 (eight months ago) Permalink

congrats! here's to 10 more years ...

tylerw, Tuesday, 21 August 2018 22:17 (eight months ago) Permalink

For ten more years, I'll have to buy a few thousand more albums! Well, duty calls. . .

Thanks, Tyler!

Soundslike, Wednesday, 22 August 2018 16:34 (eight months ago) Permalink

Can't see the 'Nocturnes' mix on this thread any more, although I could have sworn it used to be here? I mean, I already have it (and it's great, thank you), and I know it's still on the blog, but I'm wondering if it was taken down from this thread for some reason.

the word dog doesn't bark (anagram), Tuesday, 28 August 2018 07:32 (seven months ago) Permalink

Hmm, maybe I didn't post it here? Haven't always been consistent--but glad you like that one! I'll post it here:

https://musicophilia.files.wordpress.com/2017/12/nocturnes_v01a.jpg?w=1536


Various – ‘Nocturnes‘
(A Tribute to Serpentwithfeet | 1969-2017)

(Note: track start times are approximate)

[00:00]

Arca – “Piel” (2017)
Neil Young – “Guitar Solo 1” (1996)
Jon Hassell – “Blues Nile” (1977)

[03:55]

FKA Twigs – “Kicks” (2014)
J.S. Bach – “Cello Suite No. 2, BWV 1008, Sarbande” (1723)
Burning Star Core – “The Universe Is Designed To Break Your Mind” (2007)

[09:30]

Big Star – “Holocaust (Demo)” (1976)
Peter Gabriel – “At Night” (1986)
Bhutan Tibetan Monks – “Tibetan Shawms” (1971)
Biota – “Astray” (1987)

[13:00]

Scott Walker – “Rosary” (1995)
Michael Nyman – “1-100” (1975)

[15:40]

Paul Buchanan – “After Dark” (2012)
The Haxan Cloak – “Mara” (2013)

[19:00]

Nina Simone – “Dambalaa” (1974)
David Sylvian – “Approaching Silence” (1999)

[25:00]

Bjork & The Brodsky Quartet – “The Anchor Song” (2000)

[28:50]

Bulgarian State Television Female Vocal Choir – “Poleganala e Todora” (1975)
Rachel’s – “Full On Night” (1995)

[32:25]

Gigi Masin – “Consequences of Goodbyes” (1986)
Floating Points – “Elaenia” (2015)

[36:10]

Buffy Sainte-Marie – “Poppies” (1969)
Michael Brook & Brian Eno – “Pond Life” (1985)

[38:55]

Low – “Lift” (1997)
Jon Hopkins – “Abandon Window” (2013)

[44:15]

Serpentwithfeet – “Blisters” (2016)
Arvo Part – “Tabula Rasa 1 – Ludus” (1977)

[Total Time: 52:40]

https://musicophilia.wordpress.com/2017/12/13/nocturnes-for-serpentwithfeet/

Soundslike, Tuesday, 28 August 2018 23:33 (seven months ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

Finally decided to do a proper Country mix, or at least Country how I like it, circa '69-'72:

https://musicophilia.files.wordpress.com/2018/09/musicophilia_00_le-monde-du-country-72_1969-1972_2018_cover1.jpg?w=1536


Various – ‘Le Monde du Country ’72’
1969-1972 | Musique du Monde
Side A

01 [00:00] Waylon JENNINGS- “Six White Horses” (The Taker/Tulsa, 1971)
02 [02:35] Arthur ALEXANDER – “Down The Back Roads” (Arthur Alexander, 1972)
03 [05:00] Linda RONSTADT – “In My Reply” (Linda Rondstadt, 1971)
04 [08:25] Leo KOTTKE – “Standing In My Shoes” (Mudlark, 1971)
05 [11:30] Karen DALTON – “Same Old Man” (In My Own Time, 1971)
06 [14:15] Kris KRISTOFFERSON – “Casey’s Last Ride” (Kristofferson, 1970)
07 [17:45] Jim FORD – “Long Road Ahead” (Harlan County, 1969)
08 [20:35] Gene CLARK – “Because Of You” (White Light, 1971)

Side B

09 [24:40] Ry COODER – “Goin’ to Brownsville” (Ry Cooder, 1970)
10 [28:00] Mike COOPER – “The Singing Tree” (The Machine Gun Co. with Mike Cooper, 1972)
11 [33:05] Mickey NEWBURY – “You’re Not My Same Sweet Baby” (‘Frisco Mabel Joy, 1971)
12 [36:50] Bob DYLAN – “Wallflower” (Alternate) (Another Self-Portrait, 1971)
13 [39:05] Richie HAVENS – “Younger Men Grow Older” (Alarm Clock, 1970)
14 [43:05] Bill Staines – “Kentucky Moonshiner” (Bill Staines, 1971)

Side C

15 [48:20] Judee SILL – “The Phoenix” (Original Version) (Judee Sill outtake, 1971)
16 [50:45] Link WRAY – “Black River Swamp” (Link Wray, 1971)
17 [54:35] Merle HAGGARD – “The Sidewalks of Chicago” (Hag, 1971)
18 [57:05] Bobbie GENTRY – “Seasons Come, Seasons Go” (Tough ‘Em With Love, 1969)
19 [59:50] Michael HURLEY – “The Werewolf” (Armchair Boogie, 1971)
20 [64:20] Mike AULDRIDGE – “Greensleves” (Dobro, 1972)
21 [67:00] Tim HARDIN – “A Satisfied Mind” (Bird On A Wire, 1971)
22 [68:05] Bert JANSCH – “Poison” (Birthday Blues, 1969)

Side D

23 [72:20] Townes VAN ZANDT – “Lungs” (Townes Van Zandt, 1969)
24 [74:25] Lee HAZLEWOOD – “Come On Home To Me” (Requiem For An Almost Lady, 1971)
25 [77:20] Bobby CHARLES – “Rosie” (Bobby Charles outtake, 1972)
26 [80:05] Jim SULLIVAN – “Don’t Let It Throw You” (Jim Sullivan, 1972)
27 [83:20] The Flying BURRITO BROTHERS – “Hot Burrito #1” (The Gilded Palace of Sin, 1969)
28 [86:55] Fairport CONVENTION – “Who Knows Where The Time Goes” (Unhalfbricking, 1969)
29 [92:05] Nitty Gritty DIRT BAND – “Both Sides Now” (Will The Circle Be Unbroken, 1972)

[Total Time: 1:35:40]

https://musicophilia.wordpress.com/2018/09/12/le-monde-du-country-72/

Got another volume '72-'76 slow cooking, with no repeat artists (which accounts for a lot of the omissions on this volume). Hope folks like it!

Soundslike, Thursday, 20 September 2018 23:34 (seven months ago) Permalink

Whew you're playing pretty fast and loose with the genre there.

Johnny Fever, Thursday, 20 September 2018 23:40 (seven months ago) Permalink

Haha not as much so as you'd think from the names, given the sound. I'd say only two or three are areal stretch, and even those I feel like definitely have roots in a Country sound.

Soundslike, Thursday, 20 September 2018 23:45 (seven months ago) Permalink

So here it is: this week, it's been 10 years (!) since I started the Musicophilia blog, mostly as a place (I think I say waaay upthread) as a place to put the '1981' mixes. In that way, ILM is basically totally responsible for all of it--meeting music lovers as addicted as I was from all over the world, sharing my favorite sounds with them, and discovering so much music through your recommendations. So--it's all your fault!

To celebrate a completely unanticipated decade of mix-making resulting in over 100 mixes, I've looked back and selected my Top 10:

https://musicophilia.files.wordpress.com/2018/08/10th_medium.gif?w=624&zoom=2

https://musicophilia.wordpress.com/2018/09/29/10-years-of-musicophilia-2/

Thank you all very much for listening, sharing, and putting up with this thread!

Soundslike, Sunday, 30 September 2018 14:16 (six months ago) Permalink

one month passes...

Very happy with how my year-end 2018 mix came together--got almost all my favorites from the year in there, but really maintained a vibe (which meant disqualifying a few things that were really out of sync):

https://musicophilia.files.wordpress.com/2018/11/the-fire_v01a.jpg?w=1024

https://musicophilia.files.wordpress.com/2018/11/musicophilia_00_the-fire_best-of-2018_cover-rear.jpg?w=1024

'The Fire'

Download/stream it here: https://musicophilia.wordpress.com/2018/11/25/best-of-2018-the-fire/

Soundslike, Tuesday, 27 November 2018 00:27 (four months ago) Permalink

Last mix of the year, and I have to say, it really came together. Focused on the most moving hip-hop I've encountered the last few years (but with touches of jazz, R&B, electronics, and chamber compositions):

https://musicophilia.files.wordpress.com/2018/12/musicophilia_00_various_-_old-souls-part-ii_2015-2018_cover.jpg?w=1024


Various – ‘Old Souls Part II’
(2015-2018)

01 [00:00] A Tribe Called Quest – “We The People…” (‘We Got It From Here’, 2016)
02 [02:50] Pete Sayke – “BlueBloodGangLand” (‘Heaven Can Wait’, 2017)
03 [04:50] Roy Kinsey – “Jungle Book” (‘Blackie’, 2018)
04 [08:40] Baco Exu do Blues – “Bluesman” (‘Bluesman’, 2018)
05 [11:15] FR333 – “Contagious Spirit” (‘Contagious Spirit’ single, 2018)
06 [15:10] Hprizm – “Resusitate” (‘Magnetic Memory’, 2018)
07 [17:35] Noname – “Prayer Song” (‘Room 25’, 2018)
08 [21:35] Kamaal Williams – “Rhythm Commission” (‘The Return’, 2018)
09 [24:00] Smino & Ravyn Lenae – “Mf Groove” (‘Noir’, 2018)
10 [28:10] Marlowe (Solemn Brigham & L’Orange) – “Palm Readers” (‘Marlowe’, 2018)
11 [30:50] Oddisee – “Counter-Clockwise” (‘The Good Fight’, 2015)
12 [34:40] Kiefer – “Socially Awkward” (‘Happysad’, 2018)
13 [37:00] Erykah Badu & Andre Benjamin – “Hello” (‘But You Caint Use My Phone’, 2015)
14 [42:05] Stik Figa & Bonzo Madrid – “Oldtown 96” (‘Central Standard Time’, 2017)
15 [45:10] Open Mike Eagle – “Daydreaming In the Projects” (‘Brick Body Kids Still Daydream’, 2017)
16 [48:20] Saba – “Calligraphy” (‘Care For Me’, 2018)
17 [51:25] Ambrose Akinmusire & Kool A.D. – “Spectra” (‘Origami Harvest’, 2018)
18 [56:10] Tierra Whack – “Waze” (‘Whack World’, 2018)
19 [57:10] Mick Jenkins – “Ghost” (‘Pieces Of a Man’, 2018)
20 [60:45] Neneh Cherry – “Faster Than the Truth” (‘Broken Politics’, 2018)
21 [64:25] Lando Chill – “The King of Salem” (‘The Boy Who Spoke To the Wind’, 2017)

[Total Time: 1:09:10]

Download or stream: https://musicophilia.wordpress.com/2018/12/09/old-souls-part-ii/

Soundslike, Monday, 10 December 2018 23:45 (four months ago) Permalink

two months pass...

Some new mixes:

Final box set in the trilogy of post-punk sets that started with '1981': 'Post Punk 1980,' with 8 themed C-90-length mixes of the best post-punk and new wave music from 1980:

https://musicophilia.files.wordpress.com/2018/12/folder.jpg?w=1024

Featuring:


A Certain Ratio · Animals & Men · The Associates · Au Pairs · Bauhaus · The Beat · The Blackouts · Blondie · Blancmange · David Bowie · Bow Wow Wow · The Boys Next Door · Glenn Branca · The Breakers · Buggles · Buzzcocks · The Cars · Chris Carter · Alex Chilton · Chrome · Colored Minds · The Comsat Angels · Elvis Costello & The Attractions · The Cramps · The Cure · Dalek I · Delta 5 · Deutsch Amerikanische Freundshaftt · Devo · The Diagram Brothers · Din a Testbild · Doctor Mix & The Remix · Dome · Dow Jones & The Industrials · The Durutti Column · Essendon Airport · Factrix · Fad Gadget · Family Fodder · The Feelies · Final Program · Fire Engines · Flowers · Flying Lizard · Free Agents · Friction · John Foxx · Peter Gabriel · Gang of Four · Girls At Our Best · The Gist · The Go-Go’s · The Gordons · Half Japanese · The Human League · Husker Du · Ike Yard · Implog · Indoor LifeIn Camera · INXS · The Jam · Japan · Grace Jones · Josef K · Joy Division · Kid Creole & The Coconuts · Killing Joke · Krisma · Lizard · Ludus · Magazine · Manicured Noise · Marilyn · Martha & The Muffins · Material · Minutemen · Missing Persons · Mission of Burma · Mr. Partridge · Moderne · The Mo-Dettes · The Monchrome Set · Pauline Murray & The Invisible Girls · MX-80 Sound · Nasmak · Neonbabies · New Musik · Colin Newman · Gary Numan · Iggy Pop · The Only Ones · Orange Juice · Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark · Our Daughter’s Wedding · Pink Military · Pink Section · Plastics · Polyrock · Poly Styrene · The Pop Group · Pretenders · Prince · Psychedelic Furs · Pylon · Reptile Ranch · Martin Rev · Reversible Cords · Rinder & Lewis · The Room · Roxy Music · Ryuichi Sakamoto · The Selecter · Simple Minds · Siouxsie & The Banshees · The Slits · Smokey · Sods · Soft Cell · The Sound · The Specials · Squeeze · Richard Strange · The Stranglers · Swell Maps · Talking Heads · Teardrop Explodes · Television Personalities · Telex · This Heat · Tuxedomoon · Ultravox · Units · Urban Verbs · Les Vampyrettes · The Vapors · Alan Vega · Virgin Prunes · Visage · Scott WIlk & The Wall · Wipers · Xex · XTC · Yello · Y Pants · Yellow Magic Orchestra · Young Marble Giants

Download or stream here: https://musicophilia.wordpress.com/2019/01/01/post-punk-1980-box-set/

Soundslike, Saturday, 16 February 2019 16:15 (two months ago) Permalink

And the newest mix I'm really proud of, 'Old Souls Part III' featuring 29 artists from Chicago making a huge share of the best new music I've heard from 2015 to 2019:

https://musicophilia.files.wordpress.com/2019/02/musicophilia_00_various_-_old-souls-part-iii_2015-2019_cover.jpg?w=1024


01 [0:00:00] Roy Kinsey – “Citadel Blues” (‘Blackie’, 2018)
02 [0:04:30] Freddie – “What We Do” (‘All Black Trill Shit’, 2017)
03 [0:07:55] Pete Sayke – “The Optics” (‘Heaven Can Wait’, 2017)
04 [0:10:00] Free Snacks – “Give It Back” (‘Eat Good EP’, 2018)
05 [0:14:45] Nnamdi Ogbannaya – “Cindy Oso” (‘Drool’, 2017)
06 [0:17:40] Noname – “Part Of Me” (‘Room 25’, 2018)
07 [0:20:50] Jamilia Woods – “Zora” (‘Legacy! Legacy!’, 2019)
08 [0:23:55] Mykele Deville – “Black Maker Make” (‘Peace, Fam’, 2017)
09 [0:27:25] Tasha – “Lullaby” (‘Alone At Last’, 2018)
10 [0:30:55] Open Mike Eagle – “Feel At Home” (‘Brick Body Kids…’, 2017)
11 [0:35:10] Mister Wallace – “In the Deep” (‘Cool Mom’, 2018)
12 [0:37:10] Ajani Jones – “Figaro” (‘Astrals EP’, 2016)
13 [0:40:43] Udababy – “Nautilus” (‘Udababy EP’, 2019)
14 [0:43:55] Mohawk Johnson – “Relapse” (‘The Relapse EP’, 2018)
15 [0:48:20] Saba – “Heaven All Around Me” (‘Care For Me’, 2018)
16 [0:51:50] Malci – “Bad Liquor” (‘Do You Know Yourself’, 2017)
17 [0:54:40] Kweku Collins – “Life” (‘Worlds Away EP’, 2015)
18 [0:57:40] JusSol – “Ketchup & Mustard” (‘Solmate EP’, 2018)
19 [1:00:25] Max Wonders – “Vices” (‘Hues To Blame’, 2016)
20 [1:03:10] Femdot – “U Learn” (‘Delacreme 2’, 2018)
21 [1:07:40] Yusef Ra – “Yusef” (‘P’s & Q’s’, 2018)
22 [1:11:25] Brittney Carter – “Breakthrough” (‘Hooligan/Breakthrough EP’, 2019)
23 [1:15:10] Lin Z – “XXXXXX” (‘Awetumn EP’, 2016)
24 [1:18:15] Sol Patches – “Yob Culture” (‘Garden City’, 2018)
25 [1:22:20] Ravyn Lenae – “Sticky” (‘Crush EP’, 2018)
26 [1:25:30] Sulaiman – “Already Dead” (‘Intention & Obstacle EP’, 2018)
27 [1:28:35] Iris Temple – “Overgrown” (‘Duality EP’, 2016)
28 [1:32:00] Mick Jenkins – “Pull Up” (‘Pieces of a Man’, 2018)
29 [1:35:50] Lando Chill – “Maya” (‘Maya, Maia, Mayu EP’, 2018)
[Total Time: 1:40:36]

Download or stream (and find links to the artists' music) here: https://musicophilia.wordpress.com/2019/02/13/oldsouls3chicago/

Soundslike, Saturday, 16 February 2019 16:18 (two months ago) Permalink

this looks super cool and something worth absorbing myself in, thanks

the scientology of mountains (rushomancy), Saturday, 16 February 2019 18:28 (two months ago) Permalink

one month passes...

Made to mixes I'd been contemplating and working on off and on for a long time, when I heard the news Mark Hollis had passed. Both are tributes to Hollis' work, especially the last two Talk Talk records and 'Mark Hollis,' which has haunted and enchanted me for twenty years:

https://musicophilia.files.wordpress.com/2019/04/musicophilia_00_various_-_remembrance_1969-1978_cover.jpg?w=1024


Various – ‘Remembrance – A Life (1955-2019)’
1969-1978


Part I

01 [0:00:00] Alice Coltrane – “Hare Krishna” (‘Universal Consciousness’ 1971)
02 [0:03:00] Terry Callier – “Dancing Girl” (‘What Color Is Love’ 1972)
03 [0:12:00] Leonard Cohen – “Avalanche” (‘Songs of Love and Hate’ 1971)
04 [0:17:00] Miles Davis – “Sanctuary” (‘Bitches Brew’ 1970)
05 [0:27:50] Terry Reid – “Milestones” (‘River’ 1973)
06 [0:33:40] Scott Walker – “It’s Raining Today” (‘Scott 3’ 1969)
07 [0:37:40] Nico – “You Forgot To Answer” (‘The End…’ 1974)
08 [0:42:35] Brother Ah – “The Sea” (‘The Sea’ 1978)
09 [0:48:20] Can – “Sing Swan Song” (‘Ege Bamyasi’ 1972)
10 [0:52:45] Van Morrison – “You Don’t Pull No Punches…” (‘Veedon Fleece’ 1974)
11 [1:01:30] Tim Buckley – “Cafe” (‘Blue Afternoon’ 1969)

Part II

12 [1:06:55] Big Star – “Kanga Roo” (‘Third’ 1975)
13 [1:10:40] Pharoah Sanders – “Astral Travelling” (‘Thembi’ 1971)
14 [1:16:25] Richard & Linda Thompson – “The Great Valerio” (‘I Want To See The Bright Lights Tonight’ 1974)
15 [1:21:50] Judee Sill – “The Donor” (‘Heart Food’ 1973)
16 [1:29:20] Brian Eno – “French Catalogues” (‘Discreet Music’ 1975)
17 [1:34:30] Abercrombie-Hammer-DeJohnette – “Timeless” (‘Timeless’ 1975)
18 [1:45:50] John Martyn – “Go Down Easy” (‘Solid Air’ 1973)
19 [1:49:20] Beverly Glenn-Copeland – “Ghost House” (‘Beverly Glenn-Copeland’ 1970)
20 [1:56:40] Simon Jeffes – “Chartered Flight” (‘Music From the Penguin Cafe’ 1976)
21 [2:03:15] Nick Drake – “Saturday Sun” (‘Five Leaves Left’ 1969)
22 [2:07:20] Paul Bley – “Closer” (‘Open, To Love’ 1973)

[Total Time: 2:13:00]

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Various – ‘Elegy for Mark Hollis – A Life (1955-2019)’
1982-2000

01 [0:00:00] David Sylvian – “Brilliant Trees” (‘Brilliant Trees’ 1984)
02 [0:09:05] Rachel’s – “Full On Night” (‘Handrwiting’ 1995)
03 [0:15:40] Neil Young – “Guitar Solo #4” (‘Dead Man’ 1996)
04 [0:19:45] The Durutti Columm – “Without Mercy (Stanzas IX-XII)” (‘Without Mercy’ 1984)
05 [0:26:45] The For Carnation – “Moonbeams” (‘The For Carnation’ 2000)
06 [0:36:05] Scott Walker – “Sleepwalkers Woman” (‘Climate of Hunter’ 1984)
07 [0:40:05] Robert Wyatt – “Maryan” (‘Shleep’ 1997)
08 [0:46:15] Paul Motian Trio – “India” (‘It Should’ve Happened a Long Time Ago’ 1985)
09 [0:53:35] Low – “Landlord” (‘Songs For A Dead Pilot’ 1997)
10 [1:00:15] The Comsat Angels – “Pictures” (‘Fiction’ 1982)
11 [1:04:40] Dif Juz – “Marooned” (‘Extractions’ 1985)
12 [1:08:35] Shelleyan Orphan – “Supernature on a Superhighway” (‘Humroot’ 1992)
13 [1:15:30] Danny Thompson – “Till Minne Av Jan” (‘Whatever’ 1987)
14 [1:20:15] Stina Nordenstam – “Dynamite” (‘Dynamite’ 1996)
15 [1:24:35] Haruomi Hosono – “Trembling #1” (‘The Endless Talking’ 1985)
16 [1:27:40] Dead Can Dance – “The Host of Seraphim” (‘The Serpent’s Egg’ 1988)
17 [1:33:25] Yasuaki Shimizu – “Stir In This Way” (‘Kakashi’ 1982)
18 [1:35:35] Mick Karn – “Dreams of Reason” (‘Dreams Of Reason Produce Monsters’ 1986)
19 [1:39:15] Arthur Russell – “Not Checking Up” (‘World of Echo’ demo 1986)
20 [1:43:40] This Mortal Coil – “The Lacemaker” (‘Blood’ 1991)
21 [1:46:45] Peter Gabriel – “With This Love” (‘Passion’ 1989)
22 [1:50:05] The Blue Nile – “Regret” (‘Tinseltown In the Rain’ single 1984)
23 [1:53:30] Talk Talk – “It’s Getting Late in the Evening” (‘Life’s What You Make It’ single 1986)
[Total Time: 1:59:17]

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Soundslike, Saturday, 13 April 2019 21:42 (one week ago) Permalink

"two," that is, of course.

Soundslike, Saturday, 13 April 2019 21:43 (one week ago) Permalink

Stoked for these, thanks yet again.

Hunt3r, Sunday, 14 April 2019 02:27 (one week ago) Permalink

hmm i suppose i should try to get my hands on that brother ahh box set.

thanks for this, will be listening tonight at work

budo jeru, Monday, 15 April 2019 16:09 (one week ago) Permalink


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