Friday, July 31, 2009

Sometime World Mixes

These three new mixes come from Marcus at the wonderful Sometime World blog which hosts a ton of really good music, focusing for the most part on prog rock and psych. Here are his mixes and what he had to say. Thanks again Marcus!

Sometimeworld Mix 1.0


Gentlewomen, men & bloggers in general, i give you this interesting mix i threw together recently. Bands included are Negative Zone, Pure Reason Revolution, C-Mon & Kypski, Black Bonzo, Porcupine Tree, Ulver, Will-o-the Wisp, Secret Machines & Shadow Gallery. If your a fan of this blog or prog rock in general i urge you to give it a listen. Additionally i have also edited the transition from song to song, giving the entire thing a breezy/flowing feel. Some interesting covers are also included, such as Ulver giving their own rendition of Sabbath's Solitude (which can be found on their latest studio record "Shadows Of The Sun".) The closing 'bonus' track i also included is very interesting, obviously the title 'Floydian Memories' should give you some kind of idea as to what exactly is involved.

1. Cats (3:24)
2. The Bright Ambassadors of Morning (11:56)
3. Spirits High (4:52)
4. Leave Your Burdens (3:47)
5. Moon Touches Your Shoulder (5:47)
6. Farewell (2:36)
7. Solitude (3:44)
8. Serpent's Kiss (3:49)
9. Daddy's In The Doldrums (8:00)
10. Hold Out Your Hand/Island (7:01)
11. A Smart Kid/Tinto Brass (11:24)
12. Floydian Memories (24:36)


Sometimeworld Mix 2.0


If you downloaded the first mix i uploaded a few weeks ago you would of noticed a great deal of the tracks included were rather new, majority ranging from the years 2000 to present. For this second mix i decided to wind way way back and include some tracks from the 70s. Again majority of the groups included can be found elsewhere on this blog. Included you will find a great mix of straight out prog, kraut and some fusion here and there. Bands included are Octopus, Ethos, Osanna, Novalis, Al Di Meola, Eloy, Alan Parsons Project, Out Of Focus, Steve Hillage, Tai Phong & Führs & Fröhling. Also like the last mix, i have again mixed the tracks so they blend into one another smoothly.

1. The First Flight Of The Owl (5.20)
2. Open Up (6.39)
3. Variazone 3 (shuum...) (1.36)
4. Aufbruch (9.22)
5. Midnight Tango (7.21)
6. The Bells of Natre Dame (4.48 )
7. Some Other Time (3.55)
8. Blue Sunday Morning (8.04)
9. Musik Of The Trees (4.52)
10. For Years & Years (8.03)
11. Sarabande (2.21)
12. Mighty Echoes (7.14)


Sometimeworld Mix 3.0


This third StW mix comes to you after some positive comments left for the previous mixes. Again you will notice personal edits blending track to track giving the entire thing a nice flowing feel. This 3rd StW mix is entirely instrumental.

Groups included are Quaterna Requiem, Richard Wright, Finch, Fuhrs & Frohling, Happy The Man, Sahg, Jean Michel Jarre, Trettioariga Kriget and Camel.

1. Ramoniana (6:19)
2. Waves (4:15)
3. Scars On The Ego (8:46)
4. Gentle Breeze (5:26)
5. Stumpy Meets The Firecracker in Stencil Forest (4:21)
6. Whisper of Abaddon (1:20)
7. Oxygene (Part II) (7:13)
8. Mediterranean C (3:46)
9. Night Flight -77 (5:57)
10. Ice (10:06)


Monday, July 27, 2009

Volumes 3 and 4

A little double post action with two brand new mixes for your listening pleasure. I've also modified the format a little bit and will now be uploading a "mixtape" version where the entire mix is one .mp3 (as I have been) and also an alternate version which is simply a folder with the mp3's in order (at a few peoples request). Enjoy and don't forget to submit your own mixes!

The first new mix is "Under Dust They Slept", a really mellow, minimalist collection of ambient, classical, and drone.... a great headphone mix indeed.

The second mix, "Within White Walls", is a fuzzy mix of music that draws heavily on the reverb drenched wall of sound made famous by the early shoegaze bands such as My Bloody Valentine, who appear on this mix as well.

"Volume 3 - Under Dust They Slept"


1) Ulver - Vowels (from "A Quick Fix of Melancholy")
2) Clint Mansell - Welcome to Lunar Industries (from "Moon OST")
3) Flawless Imperfection - Grylloidea (from "Amber Glow of Silence at Twilight")
4) Stars of the Lid - Dungtitled (from "And Their Refinement of the Decline")
5) Alva Noto + Ryuichi Sakamoto - Morning (from "Insen")
6) Deaf Center - White Lake (from "Pale Ravine")
7) This Will Destroy You - Freedom Blade (from "Field Studies Split")
8) Hammock - Miles To Go Before Sleep (from "Kenotic")
9) William Basinski - Unnamed 1 (from "Melancholia")
10) Mountains - Bay (from "Sewn")
11) Johann Johannsson - The Rocket Builder (from "Fordlandia")
12) Aethenor - Untitled 3 (from "Deep In Ocean Sunk The Lamp of Light")

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"Volume 4 - Within White Walls"


1) My Bloody Valentine - Soon (from "Glider")
2) Projektor - We Were Diamonds (from "Atlantic Tired South")
3) Elliott - Carry On (from "Song In The Air")
4) The Cure - The Hanging Garden (from "Pornography")
5) The Depreciation Guild - Butterfly Kisses (from "In Her Gentle Jaws")
6) Isis/Aerogramme - Low Tide (from "In The Fish Tank")
7) Silversun Pickups - Melatonin (from "Carnavas")
8) M83 - Run Into Flowers (from "Dead Cities, Red Seas, and Lost")
9) The Notwist - Good Lies (from "The Devil, You + Me")
10) Failure - Solaris (from "Fantastic Planet")
11) Team Sleep - Our Ride To The Rectory (from "S/T")
12) Telefon Tel Aviv - The Birds (from "Immolate Yourself")
13) Byla - Closer to the Center (from "S/T")

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Friday, July 17, 2009

Our second reader submission comes from Alex who runs a great blog called webuilttheworldandmissthestars and it's a solid mix of real-screamo, metal and post-hardcore bands with a few obscure German bands thrown into the mix. Thanks again to Alex and keep the mixes coming!

"Dresscode - Vol. 1"
1) Cease Upon The Capital - Cell
2) Mallorys Last Dance - This Is How It Ends
3) Antitainment - Waterride The Lightning
4) Longing For Tomorrow - TCO 99
5) Thoughts Paint The Sky - There's a life vest under your seat
6) Chuck Ragan and Nagel - No Rubber Tired Vehicles Beyond This Point
7) Minus The Bear - Burying Luck
8) Klimt 1918 - Skygazer
9) Test Icicles - Circle.Square.Triangle
10) The Murder of Rosa Luxemburg - Infernal Music
11) Yourcodenameis:Milo - Translate
12) Leng Tch'e - Tightrope Propaganda
13) Japanische Kampfhörspiele - Der Hund kriegt Nichts
14) War From A Harlots Mouth - Heeey, Lets Start A Band
15) Haunted Shores - Glass Canvas
16) The Rorschach Tragedy - The Fall That Stands Against Us
17) Adolf Hitler Klan - 1984

Thursday, July 2, 2009

First Guest Mixtape - Tim @ Angrychairs

We've got our first guest mixtape here at The Absence of Sleep, sent by Tim who runs the ever fantastic Angrychairs blog. This fantastic mix is a healthy serving of doom for you all to enjoy. Thanks again to Tim at Angrychairs and make sure to keep the mixes coming!

"Angrychairs Doom Mix"
1) Hour of 13 - Call of Satan (from "Hour of 13")
2) The Lamp of Thoth - I Love The Lamp (from "Potents, Omens, and Dooms")
3) Trouble - Assasin (from "Psalm 9")
4) Electric Wizard - Funeralopolis (from "Dopethrone")
5) Candlemass - Hammer of Doom (from "Death Magic Doom")
6) Behold! The Monolith - Guardians of the Abyss (from "Behold! The Monolith LP")
7) Lord Vicar - The Spartan (from "Fear No Pain")
8) Sleep - Holy Mountain (from "Sleep's Holy Mountain")
9) The Wizar'd - Plague Ship of Doom (from "Infernal Wizardry")
10) Black Pyramid - The Worm Ouroboros (from "S/T")
11) Krux - The Big Empty (from "Krux II")
12) The Puritan - The Blue and Purple Lesson in Love (from "Lithium Gates")
13) Elder - Ghost Head (from "S/T")

(You can also download the mix as two parts from the links below)