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New Wave Reception

Posted in 2011, melty faces, men, mixtape, music, world with tags , , , on December 20, 2010 by Shiv

6 months ago, I began a blog of my own so that I could make podcasts, practice mixing. That blog, at this point, has become its own thing I suppose. While I’ve posted some several mixtapes, nothing after the original ‘cast. I thought I’d give this one a wider release. It’s one I’ve been thinking about for a while now.

Basis: It seems that last year’s chillwave movement — while it may have outlived GoogleWave — has officially become boring: utterly beached. Sun’s gone. Night’s come.  Teen – age – Ice – age. And with this Night, comes glimmering synths, handclaps & drummachines, croons. Consider Twin Shadow, who with his ’10/10′ Forget pulled it off all so well. With 2011, let’s usher in the overly sentimental, the too articulate. In 2011, let’s smile till it hurts.

Project: Here are some new wave tracks from all around the world. I’ve used several from a selection of killer vietnamese/german new wave tapes I’ve come across since September as well as some perhaps more familiar selections. I’ve done some reversing, some sampling of my own, and had a wonderful time mixing it all together. It’s a blast. I hope you like it. Fill up your pencaps and Have a Happy New Year.

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LOTW – Halcyon Digest

Posted in 2010, LOTW, poetry, supernatural, white people, world in motion with tags , , , on September 21, 2010 by Shiv

I mean, you should buy this album. But here’s Halcyon Digest.

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be wilder mix+ape

Posted in 2010, A Put It Up Summer, mixtape, music with tags , , , on August 26, 2010 by Shiv

The summer vacation I thought I’d never have is ending. Tragic. ‘Thought I’d whip something up really quick for the both of us. Welcome to the night.

be wilder mix+ape

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Listen Log 8.7.10.

Posted in 2010, A Put It Up Summer, listen log, music with tags , , on August 7, 2010 by Shiv

Skeletal System are from San Francisco (I almost typed Brooklyn) and on their myspace, the first of their influences is Slowdive. I’ve liked the song “Dialogue” for a few weeks now, and the rest of the free EP I just found is (at this moment) living up to it. Some very quiet songs that remind me of Joy Division here, while others are lush and layered. It’s refreshing to hear a such a strong and earnest voice over all that synth.

Skeletal System EP

Skeletal System Cover Art

other than that, I’ve been listening to most of the things that are put up on this blog. MillionYoung, Wild Nothing. Good stuff. Oh, and the new Walkmen’s obviously good.

I’m going on a 5 day roadtrip. What are you listening to!

Gauntlet Hair

Posted in 2010, A Put It Up Summer, music with tags , , , on June 25, 2010 by Shiv

Gauntlet Hair – I Was Thinking 7”

You may have already heard this. I follow Gorilla vs Bear pretty regularly and they’ve just obsessed with these two Coloradans lately. I don’t blame them. This past week, I’ve been too. Both sides of this 7” are fantastic. I can’t wait to hear more.

Summer Drool III

Posted in 2010, A Put It Up Summer, mixtape, music with tags , , on May 7, 2010 by Shiv

To kick off a Put It Up Summer (2010), I’ve put together some more good droool. It might be a bit early, but its finally above 70° in Portland and time enough! This is my favorite mix to make and to listen to, and I’ve tried to make III as fun as the few in the past. It’s full of songs I don’t get tired of and a few field recordings which I’ve made recently that remind me of some solid good times. I hope these summer jams are as inevitable and as relaxing as your soaking towel is, when, sweating and spinning in your bed, you have to use it as a bedsheet.

SUMMER DROOL III

Tracks after the jump!

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Everybody’s Getting Younger (LOTY)

Posted in 2010, music with tags , on April 16, 2010 by Shiv

How does it feel to be 23 and listen to something as extraordinary as this? Unbelieeevable.

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