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
Nothing To Hide—-Nervous Gender
Eisenhower & the Hippies —-UJ3RK5
Wir Bauen Eine Neue Stadt—-Palais Schaumburg
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.
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.