To mark the momentous occasion of my Not For Resale blog reaching it's 100th post we are starting off our new monthly download mix series with a Noise and Dubstep mix - for want of more elaborate genres (as you'll see from the tracklist).
Post repeated here but please do visit us, of course, thanxxx.
NFR Mix March 2010
Certain musics lend themselves well to each other in concept, but whether that means they should ever be put together in reality is another matter entirely. For this mix I combined textures from across the tracks – the clean and elegant timbres of soul intoned dubstep with the soil rolled dirt of electrified feral atmospherics. Plus a mind-flipping twist in the middle, hopefully. It’s taken me a long time to realise that I could blend these together, and there are a few places where it works better than I could have hoped – the grimy sawtooth perforations of Family Battle Snake that puncture the Untold track; the way the violins in Endless Falls tie Pangea and Joy Orbison together, adding a melancholy hum that enhances the soul elements of both tracks further. We didn't save this for our hundredth post for no reason! Now, if only I could properly beatmatch I would be dangerous.
Demdike Stare - Suspicious Drone (Symbiosis, Modern Love)
Aaron Dilloway - Chain Shot (Chain Shot, Hanson)
10-20 - Hallow (Island, Highpoint Lowlife)
Pantha Du Prince - Welt Am Draht (Black Noise, Rough Trade)
Family Battle Snake - Mirrored Earth/Papaver Somniferum (Astro And Family Battle Snake Split EP, Hanido Sounds)
LV & Untold - Beacon (Beacon, Hemlock)
Floating Points - Vacuum Boogie (Vacuum, Eglo)
Belbury Poly - From An Ancient Star (From An Ancient Star, Ghost Box)
Band Of The Taoist Association Of Wudang Mountains - Palace Of Sanqing (The Mysterious Charm Of Wudang)
Loscil - Endless Falls (Endless Falls, Kranky)
Pangaea - Why (Pangaea EP, Hessle Audio)
Joy Orbison - The Shrew Would Have Cushioned The Blow (The Shrew EP, Aus Music)
Yellow Swans - Foiled (Going Places, Type)
Forest Swords - Miarches (Dagger Paths, Old English Spelling Bee)
Beard Closet - Holding Tight My Favourite Stalagmite (Amputated Orchestra, Self Released)
Grunt - Sota Ilman Pelisaantoja (Petturien Rooli, Freak Animal)