Hey guys, been a long time since I wrote anything. What can I say, it’s been a crazy year amirite? I don’t know about you, but the first half of this year seems like a gigantic blur to me. I started and abandoned two short stories, burned my way through both DS9 and Voyager, went to China on a super stressful trip with my folks, unsuccessfully interviewed for jobs, and overall felt kind of unmoored at work. Had a pretty sweet trip back to Rochester in the summer and hung out hard with Mark and Ross. I went to Yosemite with Chu and hiked some peaks. And in the past couple months I’ve been getting a little bit into board games, and my birthday/Christmas combo is providing the yearly injection of new shit into my music collection. I think at this point it’s kind of hard to provide a true “2013 retrospective,” but here’s an attempt at 2013 through the Zach lens. Continue reading →
I feel bad about taking so long on the funk/soul/disco mix, but can only say some things unexpected have come up recently that are keeping me from working on it. Hopefully it will be worth the wait, but until then; I thought I would highlight a few deep tracks I’ve been enjoying lately…a bit of the old and a bit of the new…
Originally, I hesitated before posting the Brock Van Wey track, due to its length; but hope Mark recognizes Kate Lesing (trance vocalist)…
Gerd “For 12 Minutes She Danced With An Alien” (1995) ‘Arkest’s Blaze’ [Beam Me Up!]
Kaito “Sky Is The Limit” (2013) ‘Until The End Of Time’ [Kompakt] (Full Album stream with vinyl-crackle watermarks)
Brock Van Wey “A Heart Of Darkness” (2013) ‘Home’ [echospace [detroit]]
Anyway, here’s a new mix planetary mix for all you guys that are hanging in there. This one was a bit long to put together because I couldn’t find clips of a lot of the stuff I could’ve played. Every track here is banging though. The Amurai song would be even *more* banging if it were the banging remix, but I couldn’t find it. The production on the suncatcher track is stunning, how does one make the drums and bass fit together so well?
Specifically tried to include vocal stuff for Zach.
“C’mon c’mon I want to get closer. Till we feel the space.”
hi guys. not much going on here, still vaguely on the job hunt and trying to tie some lingering projects up without much success. what’s there to do except put together a new mix for rs? this time i tried to think of some stuff i’ve been into recently, but that comes from folks who’s other stuff i’m not really that into. sort of like a list of zach-centered one-hit wonders. although some bands on this list have some other good stuff (like hood is alright, and i like a couple other no-man songs), they all have one song that in my own mind dominates the rest of their output.
Bag Raiders – Shooting Stars
Annie – Anthonio (Fred Falke Remix)
HAIM – Falling
Maxwell – This Woman’s Work
Zhang XueYou / 张学友 – Linda
Lou Reed – Coney Island Baby
Hood – You’re Worth the Whole World (ft. Why? and Doseone)
I was thinking the other day about extremely long pop songs, things beyond your typical 4 or even 5 minute song. I think I’ve always had a preference for super long songs, something that you feel really satisfied and “full” after listening to. I started putting together a playlist of long songs for you guys, but I thought it might be too cheap if it was full of post-rock instrumentals which are all 98 minutes long anyway. Here’s a few long songs from artists that you (or at least I) might not expect to put out an 8 minute jam (with the possible exception of Camel since every prog band has to have at least one never ending song).
Apologies in advance if these aren’t really your guys taste. A lot of these are digging pretty deep into my back catalog and some things have aged better than others. I also wanted to include Nagisa Ni Te’s “The True Sun,” but unfortunately it wasn’t on youtube
Anyway hope you guys enjoy at least parts of this and leave any other suggestions for the theme in the comments!!
wow it’s been a while since i posted anything!!! like i said in the comments to mark’s latest mix, i wish i could say i’ve been living it up. mostly been on the job hunt and watching too much criminal minds. anyway, i’ve also been listening to a lot of music recently. here’s a mix of some stuff i’ve been into. sorry if it’s all sean walsh for you guys, or if you already heard half of it when i posted it on twitter! maybe the fact that one of the videos is from the pitchfork channel means something’s gone terribly wrong in my musical tastes?
Disclosure ft. Sam Smith – Latch
Tropics – Popup Cinema
Slove – Flash
Junior – Too Late
Rhye – The Fall (the pitchfork video)
Toro y Moi – Still Sound (Toro y Moi definitely my fashion hero)
Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam – I Wonder if I Take You Home
Well folks, looks like it’s the 31st, the month of July is coming to a close. T_T
Can you say that you’ve lived it up this summer so far? Because there is only one more month to go. I hope for your sake you answered ‘yes’? If not, it’s like Tony Robbins said, (paraphrasing) you haven’t made a choice until you’ve taken an action!
So here’s the latest planetary mix. What can I say, all the producers are killing it, armada, blackhole, … Just too much good music right now.
Anyway, I think Ross will particularly appreciate the Dash Berlin music video. hehe
Dash Berlin & Alexander Popov feat. Jonathan Mendelsohn – Steal You Away (Official Music Video)
Paul Oakenfold – Glow In The Dark (Thomas Datt Remix) (Preview from ‘We Are Planet Perfecto 3′)
Andy Duguid and Audrey Gallagher – In This Moment
Amadeus vs Aly & Fila – A Dream of Peace (Lostly Remix)
Tonerush – Comet (Edit)
Darren Porter and Manuel Le Saux – Stormchaser
Darren Porter – Spellbound (Ferry Tayle Radio Edit)