Friday, November 25, 2016

Electric Campfires (1)

autumn 2016 (oystered 50)

David Holmes "Hey Lisa" (Bow Down To The Exit Sign, Go! Beat/2000)
Tortoise "Gamera" (Gamera/Cliff Dweller Society, Thrill Jockey/1995) ~ 4:39
Dif Juz "Soarn" (Vibrating Air, 4AD/1981) ~ 16:20
Boards Of Canada "In A Beautiful Place Out In The Country" (In A Beautiful Place Out In The Country, Warp/2000) ~ 20:06
Gastr Del Sol "Mouth Canyon" (Camofleur, Drag City/1998) ~ 25:42
Mouse On Mars "Glim" (Cache Coeur Naif, Too Pure/1997) ~ 29:11
Hrvatski "Tegenborg [edit]" (Swarm & Dither, Planet Mu/2002) ~ 33:13
Stephan Mathieu & Janek Schaefer "Maori Love Song" (Hidden Name, Cronica/2006) ~ 36:01
Seiichi Yamamoto "Mantral" (Crown Of Fuzzy Groove, P-Vine/Weather / 2002) ~ 37:43
Papa M "Up North Kids" (Live From A Shark Cage, Drag City/1999) ~ 45:29
Fibreforms "Corianna" (Treedrums [re/lux], Infraction/2013) ~ 50:34
Kammerflimmer Kollektief "Unstet Schleifen" (Remixed, Staubgold/2005) ~ 56:57
Stereolab "Retrograde Mirror Form" (The First Of The Microbe Hunters, Duophonic/Elektra / 2000) ~ 63:09
Deerhunter "Living My Life" (Fading Frontier, 4AD/2015) ~ 69:27

Meant to follow hot-on-the-heels of 2015's one-two 'Summer Mixes' punch, but, alas, life, delays... Player photo is a pic of November's Supermoon rising, the closest our moon has been since 1948, taken w/ outdated iTouch. Top photo November 2016 sunrise taken on same outdated iTouch, both using no filters and no enhancements.

Last track dedicated to a good friend who left the physical plane much too early. A real genuine person, whom I never thought in a million years I would never get to see again.

Laze it up...

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Summer 2015 Mix #2

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Summer 2015 mix #2 by B. Neptune on Mixcloud

1. The Feelies - It's Only Life (Only Life, 1988) 00:00
2. The Fiery Furnaces - Chris Michaels (Blueberry Boat, 2004) ~02:49
3. Supergrass - Time (I Should Coco, 1995) ~10:42
4. MV & EE - Boo Woe (When It's All Gone) (Alpha Lyrae, 2014) ~13:53
5. Matt Sweeney & Bonnie "Prince" Billy - My Home Is The Sea (Superwolf, 2005) ~20:24
6. The War On Drugs - Come To The City (Slave Ambient, 2011) ~26:03
7. The La's - Timeless Melody (The La's, 1990) ~30:24
8. Wooden Wand - Waveland (Azag-Toth, 2014) ~33:24
9. Whipped Cream - Observatory Crest (Tune In The Century, 1992) ~37:50
10. Cults - Go Outside (Cults, 2011) ~41:00
11. Adventures In Stereo - Traffic (Adventures In Stereo, 1997) ~44:12
12. Brian Eno - Here Come The Warm Jets (Here Come The Warm Jets, 1973) ~46:17
13. Cut Copy - Free Your Mind/Spiritualized version (b. neptune remix) (Free Your Mind (Remixes), 2013) ~50:13
14. Chromatics - Back From The Grave (Kill For Love, 2012) ~1:00:23
15. His Name Is Alive - Universal Frequencies (Universal Frequencies, 1996) ~1:03:52
16. The Nectarine No. 9 - It's Raining For Some Cloudy Reason (Received, Transgressed, An' Transmitted, 2001) ~1:07:11
17. Yo La Tengo - Let's Be Still (Summer Sun, 2003) ~1:09:31

... Part two... and it's still summer. dig.

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Summer 2015 Mix #1

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Summer 2015 mix #1 by B. Neptune on Mixcloud

1. The Kinks - People Take Pictures Of Each Other (The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society, 1968)
2. Lilys - Dunes (Precollection, 2003)
3. Atlas Sound - Walkabout (Logos, 2009)
4. Bill Callahan - Sycamore (Woke On A Whaleheart, 2007)
5. Pavement - Heaven Is A Truck (Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain, 1994)
6. The Sea & Cake - Leeora (The Biz, 1995)
7. Steve Gunn - Lurker (Time Off, 2013)
8. Scott Walker - 30 Century Man (Scott 3, 1969)
9. Saint Etienne - Sushi Rider (I Love To Paint, 1995)
10. Ride - Sennen (Today Forever, 1991)
11. Swervedriver - The Birds (Ejector Seat Reservation, 1995)
12. Post - Monument To A Lost Cause (Cavalcade, 2012)
13. Opal - Fell From The Sun (Early Recordings, 1989)
14. The Rolling Stones - Moonlight Mile (Sticky Fingers, 1971)
15. Mercury Rev - Delta Sun Bottleneck Stomp (Deserter's Songs, 1998)
16. Kurt Vile - Wakin On A Pretty Day (Wakin On A Pretty Daze, 2013)
17. The Replacements - Can't Hardly Wait (Pleased To Meet Me, 1987)
18. Big Star - Stroke It Noel (3rd, 1975)
19. Vetiver - Stranger Still (Complete Strangers, 2015)

An off the cuff, fairly random mix of upbeat old and new songs, particularly suited for car trips with the windows down, preferably on the way to somewhere fun. Tip!

Saturday, February 28, 2015

The Replacements - Ashtray Floors, Dirty Clothes & Filthy Jokes (oystered 44)

0:00 Color Me Impressed
02:23 I Will Dare
05:38 Unsatisfied
09:35 Seen Your Video
12:40 Kiss Me On The Bus
15:29 Bastards Of Young
19:03 Left Of The Dial
22:43 Alex Chilton
25:53 Valentine
29:22 Can't Hardly Wait
32:22 Talent Show
35:48 We'll Inherit The Earth
39:56 Merry Go Round
43:29 All Shook Down

I know Kurt Cobain referenced the Vaselines and Pixies among others, but did he ever mention the Mats? Or would that have been to revealing?

Saturday, March 8, 2014

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David Bowie "Starman" by B. Neptune on Mixcloud

I never put too much effort into David Bowie. As a kid, I enjoyed his radio hits, and in my 20s, I bought his used LPs when I could find them cheap enough but still never put much time into listening to them. Through the years, I've discovered some of the more lesser-known cuts from his '70's discography, and those songs are the inspiration behind this off-the-cuff chronological compilation, featuring one track from each of those '70's albums while skipping any live material or the cover's record, 'Pin Ups,' starting with 1969's 'Space Oddity,' and ending with his duet with Queen, "Under Pressure," (1980), which seems like as good a place as any to end, since after that he took a couple years off and came back with "Let's Dance," which definitely took some of the mystery out of the man, for me at least, with it's popularity on the then nascent MTV network.

A fun one for the car, with the windows down and the oncoming Spring.

Saturday, January 18, 2014

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This one’s been on hold for a while. Volume four in my digital nostalgia series kicks off with a scorcher from Andreas Tilliander’s Rechord project. Next is the achingly gorgeous swarm of "Close” from To Rococo Rot’s Robert Lippok. Reinhardt Voigt’s “Untitled” sounds like slow steam rising from continents pulling apart at the dawn of time. Tim Hecker’s slow burning last track from his Mirages long-player is arguably my favorite thing he’s ever done. “Fulmar” finds the underrated Swedish folk-minimalist trio of Tape collaborating with esteemed Japanese improv-droners, Minamo. Fennesz's organ contribution, "La Petite Chapelle - Morning" is one of his softest, gauziest and longest glides to date. Taylor Deupree’s “Skimming” almost rocks as hard as some mid-to-late-period Royal Trux—it's true!—while Rafael Toral’s “Mixed States Uncoded” bends light and sound like only Kevin Shields can.

Saturday, May 18, 2013

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Not on the original compilation, Reuber’s track is the CD bonus cut from 2001’s Ruhig Blut and Andrew Thomas’ “A Dream of a Spider” is from Kompakt’s Pop Ambient 2009. Jasper Tx’s “So Now We’re Ghosts No More” on Kning Disk, is quite possibly the most effortless and effervescent he’s ever sounded. Machinefabriek’s epic “Zucht 1” is taken from the 2007 Root Strata compilation of the Slaap & Zucht self-released CDrs. Minamo’s “Hum” is spring audio bliss, taken from Colour & Pattern, on Mountains’ short lived Apestaartje label. Replacing Oren Ambarchi’s “Trailing Moss in Mystic Glow” is Rosy Parlane’s gorgeously understated “Iris Part 2,” while Akira Rabelais’ “Pleure De Le Voir Gai Comme un Oiseau Des Bois” prolongs the shimmery blues vibe. The set closes with an organic, billowy, and tranquil remix, of sorts, from Terre Thaemlitz -- surely one of his best.

Initially compiled October, 2008. Re-mixed and re-assembled April-May, 2013.