The song's so good, what an internal brain bleed!

Here's a quick list of the favourite mixtapes I made in 2005:

For Elik--

M83 - Run Into Flowers
Ram Orion - Death (Live)
Mohammed Rafi - Jaan Pehechaan Ho
Jean-Murat Louis - Au Mont Sans Soucis
Elliott Smith - Needle in The Hay
Adam Green - Jessica
Architecture in Helsinki - Do The Whirlwind
Air - Alpha Beta Gaga
Sebastien Tellier - La Ritournelle
Beach Boys - Good Vibrations
Can - Mushroom
Damien Rice - The Blower's Daughter
Flaming Lips - Seven Nation Army (Harry Potter and George Bush Severed Head Mix)
LCD Soundsystem - Never As Tired As When I'm Waking Up
The Arcade Fire - Rebellion (Lies)
Hot Chip - Just Like We (Breakdown) (DFA Remix)

For Idan--

Home Video - That You Might
Can - Mushroom
The Unicorns - Tuff Ghost
Need New Body - Hot Shot
Andre3000 - Dracula's Wedding
Phoenix - If I Ever Feel Better
The Go! Team - The Power is On
Wire - Three Girl Rhumba
Whomadewho - Rose
M.I.A - Bucky Done Gone
The Rakes - Retreat
Arctic Monkeys - Bet You Look Good on The Dancefloor
Editors - Bullets
Franz Ferdinand - Do You Want To
Gorillaz - Dare (Soulwax Mix)

For Amit--

The Long Blondes - Giddy Stratospheres
White Rose Movement - Love is a Number
The Unicorns - Tuff Ghost
Mystery Jets - You Can't Fool Me Dennis
The Rapture - Alabama Sunshine
Gina X - No G.D.M
Need New Body - Hot Shot
Mocky - Mickey Mouse Muthafuckers
Phoenix - If I Ever Feel Better
The Go! Team - The Power is On
Jona Lewie - (You'll Always Fnd me In The Kitchen) at Parties
Wire - Three Girl Rhumba
Whomadewho - Rose
Lo-Fi-Fnk - Change Channel
Lindstrom - I Feel Space
M.I.A - Bucky Done Gone
Out Hud - It's For You

For Omer--

International Pony - Our House (A1)
Lindstrom - I Feel Space (M.A.N.D.Y Remix)
The Go! Team - Bottlerocket
The Rakes - Retreat
Superpitcher - Tell Me About It
Baxendale - I Built This City (Justus Kohncke Mix)
Justus Kohncke - Timecode (Edit)
Lipps, Inc - How Long
LCD Soundsystem - Disco Infiltrator (FK Vocal)
The Rapture - Killing (live)
Putsch '79 - Asian Girls
The Juan Maclean - Tito's Way
Isolee - Pictureloved
Zongamin - Bongo Song
Bloc Party - She's Hearing Voices
Jean-Louis Murat - Au Mont Sans Soucis

For Michal--

Interpol - Evil
Franz Ferdinand - Jacqueline
Ram Orion - Death
Mystery Jets - You Can't Fool Me Dennis
Grace Jones - I've Seen That Face Before (Libertango)
Gorillaz - El Manana
Simian - Never Be Alone
Eliott Smith - Needle in The Hay
Dafna & The Cookies - Potential Energy
Sebastien Tellier - La Ritournelle
Architecture in Helsinki - Do The Whirlwind
Hot Chip - The Warning
The George Baker Selection - Little Green Bag
Jean-Louis Murat - Au Mont Sans Soucis


Retrospectively, the mixtape I feel best about is the one I made for my 17 y/o brother Omer, just a couple of great dance/indie tracks I thought he'll really like, and he did. He's mostly into disco but can't be indifferent to Bloc Party's bass riffs for example. Also, you can see some songs that influenced me a bit more than others, and I couldn't stop myself from including them in almost every mixtape (ones that are either so utterly great that I sincerely don't think anyone cannot like, or just had to be there), like Jean-Louis Murat's Au Mont Sans Soucis, which I found on Vitalic's cute Colette vol. 7, the Mystery Jets' You Can't Fool Me Dennis (band of 2006), M.I.A, Whomadewho, Hot Chip, LCD, and of course Architecutre in Helsinki. if I had to conduct one myself right now, I'd definitely throw Quintron & Miss Pussycat, Scout Niblett and things of that nature in it.

I know I've been referring to the Gomma Gang/Trevor Jackson clan way too much on this blog, and hopefully I'll move to other areas of music soon, but I have to post this track by Headman, from his forthcoming 2006 release On, the song's called "So Now!", I already have it on vinyl and it has appeared before the album, but it definitely makes the all time favourties list. A really gorgeous composition of cowbells, bass guitars, freedom drums and an overall feel of something James Murphy would have loved to steal. I have a strong feeling that Headman replicated stuff from Gang of Four's BRILLIANT It's Her Factory , or atleast only it's start. I don't really know though, if you can confirm this please do. On, the album itself, to be released on Gomma Records, is actually, hmm, OK. It has its' real Headman moments, but generally the vocals kind of take some of the songs' charm & mysterious Swiss magic. There was a soulseek leak of Doop, which looks like the rough instrumentals of this release, and is actually better than this. It has 'Birth, School, Work, Death', which was a major club hit and a great track indeed, but it doesn't appear on the new release. Anyway, it's all pretty confusing and scattered all over the place... So, if Headman's planning to release Doop, I'll be really glad. Enjoy:

Headman - So Now!

(by the way, er, hi! do your eyes hurt? maybe you're not supposed to read this! anyway, I can't really admit that I have this track, because I'll get my ass sued by Sony, but I, hm, somehow, heard a couple of notes from the failed collaboration between DFA and Britney Spears [maybe it wasn't a smart idea to write those two names close like that, the Sony google cops will bust me!], and it's oh-my-god-holy-cowbell the best shit in the world)


ariel sharon, p.m. said...

personally, i think the best mixtape is the one you made for 'elik'. forthermore, given your picks align up to his musical taste, it seems as if he'd be a really cool guy to hang out with and an overall great person.

bolloxx said...

doop was released under his manhead alias a couple of months ago.. it's just robi's other project..

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Tal said...

yeah, I remember it was released... was it an official release? it really sounds like most of 'doop' inspired 'on'.