Mixtape: Dry Goods

•December 20, 2016 • Leave a Comment

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This is a compilation of tracks produced by the brothers Larry and Alphonso ‘Fonce’ Mizell in the 1970s for the greatest label ever told, Blue Note Records.

Download Dry Goods.

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Alternate, unreliable download link here.

Slow it down to 45′ with my other mixes herehere, herehere, herehereherehereherehereherehereherehereherehere and here.

Photo credit: Gordon Parks. ‘Harlem Gang Leader.’ Life. 1948.

D.H. Lawrence, ‘Good Husbands Make Unhappy Wives’ (1929)

•December 17, 2016 • Leave a Comment

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Good husbands make unhappy wives
so do bad husbands, just as often;
but the unhappiness of a wife with a good husband
is much more devastating
than the unhappiness of a wife with a bad husband.

Mixtape: Abricot

•September 27, 2016 • Leave a Comment

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This is a compilation of Taeko Onuki’s music released in Japan between 1977 and 1983, with selections from her albums Sunshower, Romantique, Mignonne, Signifie and Cliché. Arrangements by Ryuichi Sakamoto. Breezy synth-pop for cosmopolitans.

Download Abricot.

(Alternate download link here.)

Leave luck to heaven with my other mixes here, herehere, herehereherehereherehereherehereherehereherehere and here.

Album layout and obi design by Kyle Kabel.

 

Mixtape: Nose-to-Tail, Vol. 2

•June 21, 2016 • Leave a Comment

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More slow disco.

Download Nose-to-Tail: Vol. 2

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Alternate link here.

All your purple life, you’ve been waiting for a mix like thisthis, thisthisthisthisthisthisthisthisthisthisthisthis and this.

Cover art: Patrick Nagel

Mixtape: Nose-to-Tail, Vol. 1

•May 10, 2016 • Leave a Comment

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Slow disco.

Download Nose-to-Tail: Vol. 1

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Alternate link here.

And for love’s sake listen to my other mixes here, here, hereherehereherehereherehereherehereherehere and here.

Cover art: Patrick Nagel

Stephen Crane, ‘In the Desert’ (1895)

•May 2, 2016 • Leave a Comment
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In the desert
I saw a creature, naked, bestial,
Who, squatting upon the ground,
Held his heart in his hands,
And ate of it.
I said, “Is it good, friend?”
“It is bitter—bitter,” he answered;
“But I like it
“Because it is bitter,
“And because it is my heart.”

Mixtape: Doom Sprite, Vol. 3

•March 15, 2016 • Leave a Comment

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“I reckoned that with her disposition she was having a better time in the graveyard.”
-The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

This is the third volume in a series of international psych-rock compilations.

Download Doom Sprite, Vol. 3 here.
(Click the ↓ at the top of the download page.)

Alternate link here.

Volume 1 is here and Volume 2 is here.

Feel the same way, too, with other mixes herehereherehereherehereherehereherehere and here.

Photo credit: Hashem el Madani/Akram Zaatari. Tarho and El Masri. Studio Shehrazade, Saida, Lebanon, 1958.