Last year I listened to an awful lot of music but, looking back through my posts I don’t feel like I wrote much to reflect that fact. I suppose it’s quite a tough proposition to write meaningfully about albums that you’re currently playing, there are so many variables involved. I’m always mindful of the back story of the bands who recorded such brilliant albums but don’t want to get unduly bogged down in providing an in-depth bio as I find it can often distract from what you’re actually listening to. Then of course, you have to tread a very fine line between simply describing the sounds that you’re hearing and lapsing into clumsy, ponderous metaphor.
So, in a bid to tackle such issues in a more helpful and ultimately useful way for you, the reader, I have decided to lovingly craft a handy mix of tracks that have been in heavy rotation here at Unsubscriber Towers in the recent past. This way, you’ll be able to download a carefully chosen sequence of sonic nuggets to play in the privacy of your own home and review it for yourself rather than have me blather on about some music you can’t actually hear. I’ll attempt to create a new audio sequence each month for you to download and possibly even enjoy.
This month’s mix contains sixty six minutes of wilful oddness, brooding ambience, free jazz freakouts, post-punk flourishes, vocal gymnastics, prog-rock manoeuvres and a cracking psychedelic punk cover version to close the set. Bands featured are as geographically diverse as Hungary, Israel, Germany, Italy, Greece, Japan and of course the UK. I’ve decided not to include tracklist for these sequences as I sometimes create my own edits, remixes and loops in addition to utilising sounds or sources I have recorded myself. It can get a little messy at times highlighting what I’ve used and where. Let me know what you think of this decision in the comments, if you feel such a lack of information detracts from your listening pleasure then I’ll certainly think about changing my approach over the coming months.
So, hit up the link below and throw the resulting file into your computer or MP3 player of choice before sitting back to bathe in an hour of pure sonic stimulation. Your feedback is more than welcome so please drop me a line and let me know what you think.
You might also enjoy my Rural Weird mix from last year which is rather strangely enjoying a bewilderingly high degree of success in Uzbekistan according to my latest stats. See what all the fuss is about for yourself!