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Open the Door
Yoga Mix Vol.6

* = chosen by mom
01. Twin Shadow - Golden Light
02. Autre Ne Veut - Promises
03. Crystal Castles feat. Robert Smith - Not in Love*
04. James Blake - Retrograde
05. Lupe Fiasco & Guy Sebastian - Battle Scars*
06. Norah Jones - Little Broken Hearts*
07. Jim James - A New Life*
08. Glee Cast - Being Alive [Kurt]*
09. Marcus Paul James - It's Good To See You Again*
10. Amanda Brown - Stars [Grace Potter and the Nocturnals cover]*
11. Nosaj Thing - Eclipse/Blue feat. Kazu Makino
12. Patrick Swayze - She's Like The Wind*
13. Foxygen - On Blue Mountain
14. Sean Johnson & the Wild Lotus Band - Calling Ganesha (Invocation)
15. Giraffage - Feels
16. Grouper - Vital

... )
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Give Me Some Light
Yoga Mix Vol.5

* = chosen by mom
01. Adam Lambert - Pick U Up *
02. Rihanna - Only Girl (in the World) *
03. Richard Ashcroft - Sit and Wonder *
04. Afghan Whigs - Step into the Light
05. Adele - Someone Like You *
06. Glee Cast - Poker Face [feat. Idina Menzel] *
07. Twilight Singers - Get Lucky
08. Manic Street Preachers - Further Away
09. The Cure - Play For Today
10. George Michael - Praying for Time *
11. Twin Shadow - Tether Beat
12. Radiohead - Lotus Flower
13. Sebastien Schuller - 1978
14. Tindersticks - Factory Girls
15. Josh Groban - Higher Window *
16. Krishna Das - Narayana/For Your Love *

... )
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01. Burial + Four Tet - Wolf Cub
02. Neko Case - The Pharoahs
03. Tortoise - The Fall Of Seven Diamonds Plus One
04. T. - A Gun in My Hat
05. Max Richter - Campana: The Tartu Piano
06. Tindersticks - The Other Side Of The World
07. Alva Noto + Ryuichi Sakamoto - Broken Line 1
08. City Center - Killer Whale
09. Have a Nice Life - Bloodhail
10. Paavoharju - Tuoksu Tarttuu Meihin
11. Sebastien Schuller - Weeping Willow
12. Mount Eerie - The Mouth Of Sky
13. Mus - Embalses y Rios
14. Martyn - Is This Insanity? Ft. Spaceape
15. Grizzly Bear - While You Wait On The Others
16. Meso Meso - Night River
17. Life Without Buildings - Sorrow (live)
Total Time: 75:24 after edits
Crossfaded Tracks: 1&2, 5&6, 7&8, 10&11 -- burning to disc only works if you have audacity to convert to wav, otherwise there may be a weird click in the middle of the transition which is not cool, but maybe most of you have ipods or could just listen on the computer :P


The cover art is def. photoshopped. the original photo was from that same Ohio trip from '06... I can't help that I took good photos then (Original)
The liner notes aren't going to be very informative considering I don't feel like doing research right now and am watching, of all things, The Bachelorette (the men tell all episode! harrr). maybe one day I will edit this and just alert everyone on that day... or not

Also, please let me know if the links all work and the songs sound okay 'cause it's always worrisome when technology is involved and well, typing any code... hah (all I know is that it finally sounded good on disc :P)

Liner Notes )
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Burial/Four Tet - Moth/Wolf Cub

Didn't take -too- long I guess

[Edit: Finally found a Neko Case download... this one may have to wait till after sleep to listen to though... kinda taking awhile.... and yes, I found the linked one while searching downloads on a forum... hurrah! almost kinda missed 'the' search... been spending too long searching for virtual cards lately (though yeah, I still like it... I just basically found almost all of them now... hahah) ;P]
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This year, I decided I was just going to play an album association game instead of going into great detail like I usually do (though I kinda broke this rule a slight tad on the top two and added detail to the words). it's a lot more efficient and still at least kinda makes it interesting.

#s 10-1 )

Other Notable Mentions )

#s 5-1 songs )

#s 5-1 Disappointments )

Anyway, have a happy new year everyone!
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01. Marbles
02. Tyed
03. Kathleen
04. Milky Teeth
05. Blood
06. Jism
07. Raindrops
08. Drunk Tank
09. For Those....


This is a live Tindersticks album from 8.2.94 in Amsterdam. it is the one I got the most crazy about finding and I seriously spent $80 to get it when basically the cover is printed on brown paper which resembles a paper bag in texture which was placed in a cut off plastic sleeve. it's rare though and I love it!

Also, it's my first instance of hearing the track Kathleen at all and I do believe it is better here than it is on the EP I got a bit after this. it was never put on a studio album either. the rest of the songs were mostly found on the first self titled album made in '93 I think. they still have an other worldly vibe here. also, For Those..... seems to be a good closer since it closes out Bloomsbury Theatre, too!

That is all I have to say. just listen to it! even if you're not a fan yet, you may just be after hearing this. also, find Bloomsbury Theatre... it has more of the songs from the second self titled album.
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NPR: The National Play Nation's Capital

I was told about this recording just the other night. good stuff, really nice quality and some tracks were even better than on the album which is certainly hard to master going by how good the album is. also, hearing some of the tracks from 'Alligator' again makes me want to get it out. it's been awhile. the last track played is on Cherry Tree. I better go find that one, I'm a slacker.

To hear it, I just subscribed to the podcast, but I think there's a way to stream it...
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01. Bill Callahan - Night
02. Eluvium - In A Sense
03. Burial - You Hurt Me
04. Kode9 and The Spaceape - Nine
05. Herbert - Birds Of A Feather
06. Marissa Nadler - Feathers
07. Berg Sans Nipple - Aquarium Life
08. Giardini Di Mirò - The Swimming Season (Hood Remix)
09. 17 Pictures - The Garden
10. Ella Guru - Park Lake Speakers
11. Thee More Shallows - Night At The Knight School
12. TV-Resistori - Intiaanidisko
13. Kieran Hebden & Steve Reid - Our Time
14. David Thomas Broughton - Execution
15. Hush Arbors - Wooded Reel
16. Stuart A. Staples - Say Something Now
17. Jan Jelinek avec The Exposures - Collage Of Digital Passion
18. Arcade Fire - Ocean of Noise
19. Shearwater - Nobody
20. Menomena - West
Total time: 79:35 after edits.
Crossfaded tracks: 2&3, 6&7, 9&10, 13&14, 17&18 -- remember, these work correctly on an ipod or on your computer, but burning to disc (at least on itunes) creates a glitch, so put those tracks in wav format just to be safe

p.s. even if you've received an actual copy of this mix, read the liner notes! I just typed them up today since I didn't keep copies of the ones I sent out + this is a better, more in depth, set of notes.

liner notes )
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I recently discovered Stuart Staples of the band Tindersticks' solo website:

Click on the first two album covers to stream all the songs. I can't believe I missed out on two albums considering all the music blogs I've read in that time. it sounds like his usual Tindersticks stuff, but there's absolutely nothing wrong with that. I love everything he does.. I think it's the voice really. it has a way of pulling you in!

As for what I said about hearing there may be a Tindersticks release this year, I may have been mistaken. there is going to be a compilation put out around February called Songs For The Young at Heart which is his latest project. I heard a bit of the Bonnie Prince Billy cover on boomkat.. I think I liked the instrumental theme better than it, but I still have hope this'll be good.
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Finally I'm back home and have finished this list. it took longer due to deciding to elaborate on all 10 instead of just the top 5. it's longer than I anticipated.. I figured I'd just type up a few sentences each, but I'm not good at being concise even with writer's block, sorry.

#s 10-1 )

world music I liked )

dvd )

So, that's it!
Perhaps this list'll provide you with some ideas for what to spend your holiday cash on or at least provided you with some entertainment for the day.

p.s. my connection is being an ass today, so I'm unsure if the songs I uploaded play all the way through, if it's bandwidth or what, but some stop streaming before the end. who knows. let me know if it's an overall problem beyond my connection
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#s 20-11 )

(If my site goes down again, just wait! I did add some other media links, so there's something to view anyway)
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01. Colleen - Your Heart Is So Loud
02. Howling Bells - Today
03. Final Fantasy - The Miner Becomes Forgetful
04. Max Richter - Autumn Music 1
05. Minimum Chips - Cold Afternoon
06. Badly Drawn Boy - Nothing's Gonna Change Your Mind
07. Susanna and the Magical Orchestra - Enjoy The Silence (Depeche Mode cover)
08. Julien Neto - VI [Featuring Keith Kenniff]
09. Fat Jon and Styrofoam - Runnin' Circle
10. Junior Boys - The Equalizer
11. Hot Chip - Disguise
12. Kode9 and The Spaceape - Bodies
13. One Second Bridge - No. 2
14. Xela - A Floating Procession
15. Pinback - Versailles
16. Tortoise - Restless Waters
17. Califone - The Orchids
18. Mountaineer - Ambassador
19. Corker/Conboy - Blue Skies
20. Ensemble - Carmine
Total time: 74:42 after edits. only tracks 3, 6, 9, 10, 13, and 18 don't have a crossfade added.
a crossfade means you must be sure to put no pauses inbetween tracks if you decide to burn it or it won't transition as well though I'm sure most of you have heard of this by now. hopefully the crossfades work as well on a good sound system. it works fine in the cd player over here and headphones beyond maybe a slight lo-fi issue on certain tracks where it may have to be turned up a bit after the transition.

liner notes )
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Richard Buckner - Town [from Meadow which comes out Sept. 12th]

I just got to listening to this song today along with all of the other songs/albums I've downloaded the past couple weeks and was too preoccupied to check out. it's rather poppy like the song I posted on this mix instead of the more country vibe on some of the other albums I've heard yet not bought (heh). I think I like this side just a bit better. I may get it when it comes out.

Also, I'm listening to the new Bonnie 'Prince' Billy, The Letting Go. it's pretty good so far. I forgot where I got it; I think some advanced albums forum. check out Part One of the three-part commercial announcing the album. it's funny.
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By chance, I finally found that Hot Chip b-side I wanted in mp3 format that I was looking for last month:
A Glue Too Thick

Ahh... the good of browsing mp3 blogs randomly.
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Downloaded Recently:
alva noto + ryuichi sakamoto- revep ep
Brightblack Morning Light- s/t
Calexico- Convict Pool
Corker/Conboy- 3º Colder [sndtrk]
Corker/Conboy- In Light Of That Learnt Later
Gilles Peterson- Back in Brazil
Mike Fellows- Limited Storyline Guest
My Latest Novel- Wolves
Parenthetical Girls- Safe As Houses
Portastatic- Who Loves The Sun [sndtrk]
Sunset Rubdown- Shutup I Am Dreaming
Tunng- Comments Of The Inner Chorus
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Leafcutter John - Seba
Typical droning indie folk, but really, the song gets going once the vocals start- "You push me out just to pull me in.. mmmm closer to you."

Lily Allen - Smile and Littlest Things
The newest blog sensation apparently. I just discovered it this past weekend though. it has that poppy talk-sing / rap type vibe with a bit of a reggae / soul beat. the lyrics are funky / amusing and the song 'Smile' makes me cackle a bit to myself. I think of this as the same as liking Annie was a couple years ago. it's the type of music that is a bit bubblegum-y at times, but you just cannot help but play it over and over again. it's okay 'cause everyone else likes it, too.

The Lovely Feathers - Mildly Decorated and Breakfast Cake
I once heard (forget where), that this band was a better replacement for The Unicorns than Islands was and I think it's true. I heard their debut 'My Best Friend Daniel' last year after downloading Fudgicle [mp3] from a link on lhb. while that album was rather good, the new one is perhaps even catchier. there are five songs from the first that reappear in a new form on the new album (Hind Hind Legs), by the way. eventually I'll buy the album. I tried to win it from i (heart) music awhile back, but didn't get it; wasn't too surprised since I jumped in a bit late. I only just remembered I didn't hear it till this past weekend! glad I remembered.
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Albums purchased the past couple months:
Adem- Love and Other Planets
(this one is decent enough, but still like the first better)

Band of Horses - Everything All The Time
(about time I got a real copy)

David Thomas Broughton- the complete guide to insufficiency
(heard this awhile back. I think the song 'execution' is the most disturbing/witty song I've heard this year.. the cover art is cute)

Felt- Gold Mine Rush
(I recently discovered them -- yes, I know.. where was I? this is some compilation of some of their best I think.. it's nice)

The Futureheads- News and Tributes + free 7"
(there were four songs at the end that were not on the downloaded version I had, so this was a nice surprise. I don't have their first album, so have nothing to compare it to, but I find this catchy. hopefully it's the sort that sticks)

Guillemots- From the Cliffs EP
(it sounded a bit like arcade fire at first....)

Hot Chip- Boy From School (Part One) 7" (single)
Hot Chip- Boy From School (Part Two) 7" (single)
Hot Chip- Boy From School (Erol Alkan Mix) (single)
Hot Chip- Boy From School (promo single)
Hot Chip- The Warning
(I got all of these around my bday... obsessed a bit? I still want an mp3 version of the song "A Glue Too Thick".. I could only find it on the danish version of the iTunes store through my ongoing google searches. sad)

Howling Bells- s/t
(this one was supposed to come out in April, but didn't seem to appear till May. it was well worth the wait though.. despite having it on my HD for months! in case you missed the earlier posts I made, this'll sum it up: Australian Neko Case)

manyfingers- our worn shadow
(it finally was released last week. well worth the effort. there's an added song plus dvd of a live show + interlude! if it weren't already on last year's top list, it would've been on this year's. I found it cute he wore a Hood shirt in the video... hah! I want a Hood shirt!)

Juana Molina- Son
(Spanish songs over nice electronic soundscapes of sorts... I've only listened to this one once, so haven't formed a solid opinion, but yes, the cover art is cool.. it has texture!)

The Mountain Goats - Babylon Springs EP
(really, as shown on the last mix, I bought it for that Trembling Blue Stars cover, but the rest is okay. I've never been a big fan of them -- apparently there's such a thing as too lo-fi/same-y, but some songs are decent as the ones on this EP were)

Soul Jazz Records Presents Tropicália: A Brazilian Revolution in Sound
(basically summarised in the title... it comes with a rather lengthy booklet discussing the content of the 20 tracks. I haven't read it yet, but it looks interesting.. it's like a mini-book)


This doesn't count downloads. I've been slacking with that though.
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From Machinefabriek's new album Marijn:

February 2013



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