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Cluster -  Sowiesoso (So Not So So)

Chris & Cosey - Walking Through Heaven

Limonious - Swedish Pommak

Clara Mondshine -  Landung Bei Vollmond

Tom Cameron - Balsa

Delia Derbyshire - Quest

Paul Beaver & Bernard L. Krause - Dr Fox

The Residents - Constantinople

Gorilla Aktiv  - Suono Seguito

Haruomi Hosono - Sports Men

Sadistic Mika Band - Hi Jack (I’m Just Dying)

Thee Spring Mixtape, 2012: Days are getting longer, sleeves are getting shorter,
or: Easy on the Kozmische synth this time. Promise.

Recorded in two sessions because I never have more than 45 minutes to myself these days (domestic and professional life here in my corner of Japan has become rather hectic), but still- there’s time for a Sunday drive to some corner of Nara, and it’s finally warming up. 

Made with going for a prefectural spin in mind, the latest mixtape offers up good ol’ ramshackle garage, Northern Soul, Brazilian fuzz, ColdWave, NoWave, synth punk, postpunk, French psych, Showa-period J-pop, some trusty old Neue Deutsche Welle, plus my old stomping grounds Vancouver gets a shout-out via UJ3RKS and They Shoot Horses Don’t They.

Enjoy, my friends.


Sinfonia to Cantata BWV 29—-Wendy Carlos
Monk Time—-The Monks
Monkey Monkey—-Boys Boys
Black Room—-Jun Mayuzumi
Tainted Love—-Gloria Jones
Cinturao De Fogo—-Marisa Rossi
Freakin Out—-DEATH
Nothing To Hide—-Nervous Gender
すべて売り物—-Aunt Sally
Eisenhower & the Hippies    —-UJ3RK5
Wir Bauen Eine Neue Stadt—-Palais Schaumburg    
Cannibals    —-Units
D’Ya Think I’m Sexy?—-Hybrid Kids
Man Hole—-Men’s Recovery Project
B For Boredoms—-Boredoms
Transmitting—-They Shoot Horses Don’t They
Safe As Milk (Take 12)—-Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band

Soundcloud/zip file of individual tracks is forthcoming. Maybe. Depends on who’s asking.

solar flares: Summer Jams/z

Think: pink sky, late afternoon/early evening, bourbon neat, that particular kind of relaxed laziness that comes with the rare occurrence of having three days off in a row.

Mixed in Traktor in one go. No playlist proper, but artists are:

Jade Warrior, Zanov, Mkwaju Ensemble, John Hassell, Inoyama Land, Lullatone, Small Color, Sawako, Kangding Ray, Nik Tyndall, Ashra, Earthstar, Durutti Column, Marisa Anderson, Staple Singers, Sonny Terry & Brownie McGee, John Fahey, Leo Kottke.

Mediafire DL Here.