Get your fucking tissues ready because this one is emotional!
First of all, see if you can spot the one track that’s different! It used to be one of zach’s favs.
I put in the Nicky Romero and Krewella song for both ross and darren! I like how they have the sound from X-Com TFTD at the beginning and also check out how the girl does the superhero in agony pose at 1:48!
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!!