I remembered a friend a few weeks ago, that I haven’t been in contact with for a long time. These days, it seems tough to be out of contact with a friend, what with social media, but some folks don’t use Twitter or Facebook. I don’t have her newest e-mail address and her phone number changes quite a bit.
I used to make mix tapes for her a long time ago, which she always enjoyed. I last made a mix for her ten years ago – a double-CD set. I thought I’d write a letter and send another one along, for old times’ sake (and she’s probably bored of the older ones by now). I really enjoyed making this one, so I decided I’d share it here.
It’s got some psychedelic space rock, indie rock, psychedelic folk, dark ambient and even a 1980s sing-along anthem! Plus, the usual film and teevee dialogue. Click on the link to listen and download.
The Cosmic Dead – Solar Cycle Invocation (excerpt) (2013 Paradigms Recordings)
School Of Seven Bells – Half Asleep (alternate version) (2009 Full Time Hobby Records)
Six Organs OF Admittance – Actaeon’s Fall (Against The Hounds) (2009 Drag City Records)
Unknown Mortal Orchestra – Swim & Sleep (Like A Shark) (2013 Jagjaguwar Records)
Tame Impala – Mind Mischief (2012 Modular Recordings)
Radiohead – House Of Cards (2008 XL Records)
Teeth Of The Sea – Siren Spectre (Parts I & II) (2013 Rocket Recordings)
Burial – Come Down To Us (excerpt) (2013 Hyperdub Records)
I Componenti – Zeus (1968 Arlecchino Records)
Animal Collective – Leaf House (2004 FatCat Records)
Engineers – New Horizons (2005 Echo Records)
Neil Young – Don’t Let It Bring You Down (live at The Cellar Door 1970) (1970/2013 Reprise Records)
Simian – Orange Glow (2001 Source Records)
Soft Machine – Penny Hitch (1974 CBS Records)
St Vincent – Surgeon (2011 4AD Records)
The Waterboys – The Whole Of The Moon (1985 Ensign/Island Records)
Dutch Uncles – Bellio (2013 Memphis Industries)
Drum Club – Furry Meadows (Dogstar Mix) (excerpt) (1993 Planet Dog Records)