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If it's your command, then I have no choice but to obey. Adgy Mix #33 - One Of God's Own Prototypes
Push the envelope. Watch it bend.
If it's your command, then I have no choice but to obey. Adgy Mix #33
If the resurrection of this idea makes you feel anything, then you can thank erschlagener for it. He recently asked me about re-uploading some of the old mixes I had done, which was very flattering, and it got me thinking about doing a new one.

Truthfully, I've thought about coming back to this for a while, just not on LJ. I've thought about offering to make mix CDs for people on Facebook just because I miss it. I miss introducing people to new music. I don't listen to anywhere near as much music as I used to, due to a lack of time, but I still enjoy checking out new, weird shit when I can.

Most of the time I download albums that sounds interesting, stick them on my iPod alongside the stuff already there that I know and love and just listen on Shuffle. It's a very poor way to hear full albums, but I like being surprised by things I've never heard before. I do about 99.9% of my music listening in the car now and it seems like a good way to use the time.

Occasionally, I'll come across a track that stands out some and I'll add to it a list. I have the ShopShop app on my phone which I use for playlist ideas rather than actual shopping lists. It was immensely helpful when preparing for my wedding a few months ago, when I was basically sticking any song on my external hard drive whose title made it sound vaguely romance related on my iPod and then listening on random in the car. I hear a song I like, I add it to the list. Done.

Now that I'm thinking of it, the wedding playlist would have been a better mix to do now. Shit. Oh well.

Contrary to what is normally considered a good idea, I download the music I download on my computer at work. And I keep copies of all the files stored on it, too, alongside my external hard drive at home. So, I actually have a little less than 50GB of music available to me here, now and all of the music in this mix is stored there and was on my ShopShop list called "For Mixes".


Mission Statement
The idea here is solely to introduce people to music they might not otherwise have heard. When I do these, you're not going to see a Radiohead song or Led Zeppelin. Most people probably already have an opinion on those bands, so why bother? This is for new stuff. I doubt anyone is going to like all of these, but I'm hoping you might find something you like by a band that you're not familiar with. The tracks vary in genre and style on purpose. There is no flow to this and no suggested order in which to listen to them.

So click on the link below, download the zip file from Mediafire and enjoy.


Tracklisting (in no particular order):
Giant Squid - "Tongue Stones (Megaptera Megachasmacarcharias)", from the album Cenotes
Chelsea Wolfe - "Feral Love", not yet available on any album
Daniel Bjarnason - "Bow To String: Sorrow Conquers Happiness", from the album Processions
Omega Massif - "Wölfe", from the album Karpatia
Cold Body Radiation - "Shimmer", from the album Deer Twilight
Mogwai - "Does This Always Happen?", from the Earth Division EP
Matt Elliot - "If Anyone Tells Me ''It's Better To Have Loved And Lost Than To Never Have Loved At Al'', I Will Stab Them The Face", from the album The Broken Man
Murralin Lane - "She Collected", from the album Our House Is On The Wall
Thought Forms - "We Would Be So Happy If...", from the album Thought Forms
Roly Porter - "Hessra", from the album Aftertime
Ludovico Einaudi - "Andare", from the album Islands: Essential Einaudi
Hildur Guðnadóttir - "Unveiled", from the album Without Sinking

There you go. When I was doing these before, I made them just so that they'd fit and fill up a CD-R, and I think that's still a good size.


On a related note, there are a few of the older mixes that still have active links if you're interested in checking them out at all.

Mix #28
Mix #27
Mix #26
Mix #25
Mix #23
Mix #21

Additionally, both of the mixes of favorite tracks from 2011 are still good.


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erschlagener From: erschlagener Date: January 6th, 2013 09:22 pm (UTC) (Link)
Praise be to the adgy, for he is great and grand in his benevolence and generosity! These will be put to good use, especially considering my commute has grown from about 5 minutes to 30+, and like I mentioned last time, I'm walking more these days.

My last car only a tape deck, and I never got around to getting a CD player that would be powered by the car adapter. The Subaru has a 6 disc player on the other hand... (and also a tape deck, for some of the Sonora cassette releases I have - pity checking the site now to find it's closed though).

I too should start cooking mixes, though I best rip all my CDs and try and sell the lot off, recoup some of the (low) $100s-1000s put into buying them. Recording some vinyl material is on the agenda too, especially the weird stuff that simply will never see the digital light of day otherwise.

"...I made them just so that they'd fit and fill up a CD-R, and I think that's still a good size."

It's a limit. Limits force detail inward - indeed, push the envelope, watch it bend.
adgy From: adgy Date: January 7th, 2013 04:31 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm going to be selling off a large portion of my physical music collection this coming weekend, as well. It's kind of sad, but at the same time... I don't have the room or even the need for them any longer. I'll hang on to the ones I cherish most, in the off chance that I lose all electronic versions, but that's all.

Goddamn iPods.
erschlagener From: erschlagener Date: January 6th, 2013 09:41 pm (UTC) (Link)
Bah, Mediafire is getting smarter. Got told I could download [track X] from iTunes or Amazon on some of the mixes. Not sure if Sendspace etc. will give similar grief :\
adgy From: adgy Date: January 7th, 2013 04:29 pm (UTC) (Link)
Wait, what? It should just be a zip file. No?
erschlagener From: erschlagener Date: January 10th, 2013 07:09 am (UTC) (Link)
All the others that I could dowuload were .zips, but I guess Mediafire does some scanning before it gets DL'd. Not sure if it's just file names or the meta tags as well, but either way, some didn't make splashdown for me. I do have archives somewhere of most of the older ones (computer's working again moreover), so don't worry about it otherwise, and thanks again for putting them up.
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