Ten Years of Compilation CDs (Disc No.13)

Thirteen may be unlucky for some but not in terms of this set of mixes, ‘cos volume 13 is another doozy! The atmospheric two handed opener off Steve Mason’s “Monkey Minds in the Devil’s Time” album leads to the utterly gorgeous John Grant tune. I’d just discovered his “Queen of Denmark” album at this time […]

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Ten Years of Compilation CDs (Disc No.12)

If somebody had described the style of 16 Horsepower to me before I heard them I would have run a mile from it, banjos, christian themes, er no thanks, but they are brilliant! They sit near the middle of vol.12 alongside other notables on this episode such as, another appearance by National Treasures™ Half Man Half […]

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Ten Years of Compilation CDs (Disc No.11)

Volume 11 kicks off rather viscerally with Ben Frost’s Killshot, shake up the senses a bit before the gothic pop of Cold Cave comes crashing in! Other notables for me this time are O. Children, what happened to them? One good album in 2012 then nothing. That Clutch track is a doozy and who remembers […]

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Ten Years of Compilation CDs (Disc No.10)

The mixes reach double figures! Notables this time include the second appearance by HMHB (featuring one of my favourite HMHB lines “There’s a man with a mullet going mad with a mallet in Millets”!)  and the second appearance in as many CDs by Roots Manuva, some nostalgic 80s post punk with Red Lorry Yellow Lorry, […]

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Ten Years of Compilation CDs (Disc No.9)

Starting to get into my stride with these mixes now. This was probably the first of them that I was really pleased with, the flow of the tracks works really well (even though I say so myself!), even more so now I’ve mixed them in GarageBand. A great cover of Led Zeppelin’s Immigrant Song by […]

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Ten Years of Compilation CDs (Disc No.8)

Not sure why this one is a good ten minutes short of a full CD, I guess at the time I thought it was just right, it does flow pretty well (my only misgiving is the Magyar Posse track, it does tend to go on a bit!) but if I was doing it now I […]

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Ten Years of Compilation CDs (Disc No.7)

Hopping around the genres like crazy on Volume 7; drone, surf rock, blues, post rock, singer songwriter, and that’s all in the first third of the CD! A couple of tracks of note, the sublime cover of Kate Bush’s Wuthering Heights by punk act China Drum, the amazing bass line in GIAA’s No Return and […]

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