Ago 9 2012, 16:03Wow, been forever since I posted here. I probably won't be posting more mix CDs since I now have a weekly internet radio show! You can listen here (live Mondays at 7PM ET), or subscribe to the podcast: http://editsradio.org/ Would love feedback/requests!
Giu 20 2010, 17:16Well, it's been a while since I posted anything here...
I found myself in Florida this week, visiting my family and driving my old car which they took down there with them. I had loaded up my Sansa with music, but the car only had a CD player. So... here is a CD-sized mix. As tomorrow is the first day of summer, the theme is "Summer Jams". Nothing hip and obscure, just my favorites from the past year or so (ok, back to March '09 in one case) for a hot and beautiful day.
This was a quickie: three drafts, no crossfading. Hey, I'm on vacation. 79:50 as I cut it and/or added silence.
Joy Orbison - Hyph Mngo
Yeasayer - O.N.E.
Actress - Purrple Splazsh
Erykah Badu - Window Seat
James Blake - CMYK
The xx - Islands
Cooly G - Love Dub (Refix)
Dirty Projectors - Stillness Is the Move
Janelle Monáe - Tightrope
Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings - Better Things
Pangaea - Memories
King Midas Sound - Waiting for You
Toro y Moi - Blessa / Minors
Instra:mental - Watching You
La Roux - Tigerlily
Beach House - Norway
LoneLady - Nerve up
Kyle Hall - You Know What I Feel
If you want a copy, ping me on Twitter!
Ago 16 2006, 16:35Here's a mix I made on a challenge from tastyanagram: songs from 1996. Not just *from* 1996, but that really make me think of then. I made myself a CD with a few of these edited down and gave my brother a longer cassette version. Finished it earlier, but was just re-indexing and burning my own re-edited copy today.
Everything But the Girl - Walking Wounded (Spring Heel Jack dub / hard vocal mix / main vocal mix)
Rachel's - All is Calm
Underworld - To Dream of Love
Oval - The Politics of Digital Audio
LFO - Tied Up
DJ Shadow - Endtroducing mashup / Stem / Long Stem / Transmission 2 / Transmission 3
Photek - T-Raenon
The Future Sound of London - My Kingdom (part 1 / part 5)
Tortoise - Restless Waters / Djed (end section)
Aphex Twin - Yellow Calyx
The Golden Palominos - Metal Eye
Orbital - Dŵr Budr
Nuyorican Soul - Nautilus (Mawtilus)
Adam F - Metropolis
Gescom - Keynell (mix 2)
You can download the Endtroducing mashup here. Let me know what you think, if you do!
Giu 8 2006, 16:10"Hey fellas! I'm talkin' to you, you, and you too. You guys know who I'm talkin' to. Those of you who go out and stay out all night and have the nerve to expect us to be home when you get there. But let me tell you somethin'! The sisters are not going for that no more. 'Cause we realize two things: that you ain't doing anything for us that we can't better do ourselves. So from now on, we're gonna use what we got, to get what we want! Sooooo... you better think!"
courtesy of the inestimable Lyn Collins (1948-2005). I am currently listening to Dylan's version. Mmm.
Mag 17 2006, 14:21My emo percentage, apparently.
Just wait, someone else will spam your recommendations box with instructions. I won't.
Mag 11 2006, 13:40I met julu yesterday! I gave her this mix CD.
Polar - white walls
Polar - the white chambers
John Vanderslice - plymouth rock
Final Fantasy - spell for a weak heart
Ellen Allien - sehnsucht
Kelley Polar - here in the night
Gang of Four - what we all want
Wire - in the art of stopping
Spring Heel Jack - bells 2
Spring Heel Jack - bells
Xiu Xiu - i luv the valley oh
The Fiery Furnaces - straight street
Hum - dreamboat
Angels of Light - my sister said
Liz Isenberg - people who die in the desert
Arthur Russell - the name of the next song
Fanu - siren song
Klute - learning curve
Joy Division - disorder
Saul Williams - robeson
Liars - a visit from drum
Mount Eerie - no inside, no out
Orbital - the box (part 1)
Orbital - the box (part 2)
I Love You But I've Chosen Darkness - we're still the weaker sex
David Bowie - we prick you
Autechre - maphive 6.1
Arto Lindsay - the prize
Brian Eno - the true wheel
Patti Smith - land
Diane Cluck - my teacher died/countless times
Diane Cluck - my teacher died
As you may have noticed the positions of the two-movement tracks are mirror images of each other and also each disc is exactly 79 minutes. I think I have gone completely insane. There is much I could say about the actual mixing and editing and such (well, there isn't much editing on this one really), but I have been squinting at this list and the wav files and my compression filters for far too long and I think maybe I am never going to listen to these songs ever again. Or at least not for a week. But maybe this will show up on some people's lists so feel free to comment and seriously, listen to all of these artists if you haven't.
Some of these artist pictures are really crazy. And that's not Polar, he's just one guy (from Norway, formerly of Certificate 18 and Subtitles fame. I think he lives in San Francisco now!)
the Fanu track is just a complete rip of This Mortal Coil's version of "Song to the Siren" (which I also love) but oh my god it is so good. If he didn't do it, Teebee or whoever might have done it and I would have cringed.
Mag 7 2006, 22:04I wrote this in my LJ but then I figured may I should have just put it here. So I'll crosspost.
This is so painfully true. The -9dBFS figure is exactly what I get every time I remaster things for a mix. I could go to -12, but I'd be pushing everything down instead of half down and half up, and it would make the previously-too-hot tracks sound that much more obviously distorted, and the previously-decent ones still stick out as sounding "odd". Sigh. Ugly compromises. Next time I'm going to try to push the envelope (ha ha).
You always need a little wiggle room too, even after allowing for dynamic range, and I'd rather lean quieter there. (To be honest more than -12 is too far for me, for at least most kinds of music. Child of the 90s.) Nothing is more annoying than some engineer loading up the whole thing and punching a button and walking away. I love the part in the liner notes to Things Fall Apart (The Roots, I don't know why album-link isn't working) where Amir talks about this. I think I'll go listen to that later.
Mom and Steve noticed this on the wedding CD to the point where they thanked me for it, but having an immediate comparison to a ton of discs on shuffle will do that even if you're not an audio geek. It's so aggravating.
I need a copy of Photek 4. Not the one on the CD, the real thing. All of them, but that's really the one. I am itching to measure it. Or Test, or 2 on 1, or any of the other classics I've wanted to collect at some point. And then I'd buy the latest thing on Ram and spit very loudly.
Apr 15 2006, 4:25We've finally been having some warm, it's-really-nice-out days around here. Broken Social Scene is such a spring album. I have no idea why they released it in October. But I still love it.
I can't wait until it gets hot enough to rinse out Musique Concrete again. (Whyever is Calibre not in the database correctly?)
Apr 10 2006, 18:45
Apr 9 2006, 2:42TRAVESTY!
That is all.