Jakub Alexander curates the music selections here at the blog. He also runs his Moodgadet record label out of Brooklyn, NY and does A&R for Ghostly International Records.
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Probably like the 5th mix on the blog from Hatchback and the great guys at Dream Chimney, which doesn’t feel wrong in any way. I thought this mix was actually already up for some reason but I couldn’t find it. Dive into it, info below and close your eyes and imagine the cold weather is just air conditioning in your ocean view loft on Honolulu in 1991.
Mix of the Week #76 is a mix of unreleased Hatchback tracks in honor of the first ever limited vinyl release of Hatchback’s 2008 debut album ‘Colors of the Sun’ on Be With Records. A blissed-out 80-minute opus, its assured kaleidoscopic sound can only be described as ‘Cosmic-Krautrock-Disco.’
Double LP available now: bewithrecords.com/product/hatchbac…2lp-bewith009lp/
Wasted Brain: Hatchback Sessions 1999-2009
It’s something of a personal milestone to welcome Colors of the Sun to vinyl, so to celebrate the occasion, I dug into the archive to make a mix of unreleased material from the years leading up to and slightly beyond my first album. It means a lot to me that the Dream Chimney is hosting this mix, because the only place these tracks really ever existed outside of my iPod was on Track of the Day. It was really The Dream Chimney community, particularly Ryan Chimney and Clunkified (hugest thanks Sentrall), that kicked my jams off of the internet and onto a record. Also it wouldn’t been possible without the creative support of so many other Chimneys, especially Sorcerer, Elf, Carousel, Electronimo, and Home Chime. You guys are all kind buddies forever. Putting this together brought back a lot of sweet memories of my days in the Bay Area, in particular that sun-baked apartment in the trees above Lake Merritt. These tracks have likely remained unreleased for good reason, but I hope its worth a listen for old times sake.
clear my sky – 2002
the fox – 2005
white tigers – 2008
i call her molecule – 2000
plums – 1999
doppelgänger – 2004
player piano – 2004
sunstroke 76 – 2001
pelican flamingo – 2007
theme from weldon vermont – 2003
7:32 a.m. – 2003
spaceship earth – 2009
MODLBOI / modern man – 2004
More and more releases you’re waiting for slip right past you, this is what happened here. Body Boys debut was on repeat for a good bit, the overwhelming amount of releases that flood bandcamp and soundcloud are impossible to keep up with but luckily we have labels like Opal Tapes that keep their catalog up on Bandcamp so you can check in and catch up. What I love about Body Boys is the tone they set, confident haze is a hard thing to master, to separate yourself from the others and have people release your music is even a bigger hurdle. Excited to have this one on rotation for the winter.
The boys are back in town! Right when the chorus synth melody hit a wave of old memories splashed over me on how many great tracks they’ve written. Hell… i’m not going to lie right when the arp bass start at the beginning I became a Junior Boys fan again.
Its been more than 3 years since we’ve received a full length from these fine psychedelic Pittsburgh dwellers. There’s something special about being a go-to for your signature sound for this many years. The sound to me is like stepping into a stand alone wooden closet in a stuffy dark class room in the mid 80’s and coming out the other side into a world that can’t be relived, explained or smelled ever again. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
Beautifully dusty and complex, this mix from Broken Deck has all sorts gems on it from Patten’s rework of Caribou to Voxer which is another single from Broken Deck’s EP. We premiered his single Outmodeled earlier this month if you missed it.
1. The Cyclist – Makeshift
2. Jam City – Gee
3. Caribou – Sun (Patten remix)
4. Rezzett – Yayla
5. Huerco S – Press On
6. Lee Gamble – Mimas Skank
7. Broken Deck – Voxer
Listening to tones that starts off soo frail then grows into a massive of wall of sound is something i’ve always chalked up as a masterpiece especially when its done in a way that makes a lot of pop music sound like a waste of time. The thing about Slowdive is that you want to live in their music, it the soundtrack to many people’s fantasy world of emotion which sounds sort of cheesy but when you’re mentally committed to a song its far more than just music for many of their fans.
Slowdive EP is 25 years old. It was released by Creation Records on November 5th, 1990.
When the band reformed for 2014, it seemed obvious to us to start our live shows by playing the Slowdive EP at the top of the set list. It sets out where we originally came from, and sets the scene for where we were going. And to celebrate that, we’d like to present a free live recording of Avalyn, performed during our USA / Canada tour last year. We are currently working on releasing the entire live set from that tour as a collection, so look out for news of that soon.
Vocals / Guitar – Neil Halstead
Vocals – Rachel Goswell
Guitar – Christian Savill
Bass Guitar – Nick Chaplin
Drums – Simon Scott
Song written by Halstead/Goswell/Savill/Chaplin/Sell
Mixed by Simon Scott
Man am I in love with this new Answer Code Request EP especially the title track. This sound is like a 15+ year old unearthed Mu-ziq track that got left off of Lunatic Harness but its coming from Marcel Dettmann’s camp. What really makes my mind wander is the fact that this sound is coming out along with proper trance and IDM in the forefront, not the cheap knock off stuff but the talents out there are taking a stab at the rebirth and if there’s more of this then I might have to start putting record purchases on credit cards.