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  • Paul 8:19 PM on October 21, 2011 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Baths, Birthdays, , Delorean, , Incubator (US), LA BIG VIC, , Lovelife, , Shields, , Vacation Dad, VEGA, ,   

    Nuggets 100 – Chullwave (redux) 

    Nuggets 100 - ! - Chullwave web

    Last time I approached a mixtape anniversary (the 100th),  I decided to make a series of mixes with different themes highlighting what I had come to love over the previous 99.

    This is mix remains one of my favourites, the first 7 tracks in particular; dreamy voices lost in the mix. I liken them to electronic versions of Phil Spector’s Wall of Sound.

    Why chullwave? Well, at the time I made this mix the music wags had yet to decide on a name for the keyboardy electronic sound with processed voices that was becoming popular. Chillwave,  or better chullwave as one Scottish blogger termed it, is / was a term bandied about for this sound.

     
  • Paul 9:28 PM on August 18, 2011 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , Baths, Bruce Springsteen, , , Funland Superquest, Happy Birthday, James Pants, , Luminary Youth, Maria Minerva, Metronomy, Museum of Bellas Artes, , Spirit Spine, , , , Young Galaxy   

    Nuggets 161 – electro rock & the death of the cd 

    Nuggets 161 - electro rock web

    CD’s are dead. I have lived through the death of records, yep, 7 inch, 10 inch and 12 inch varieties, cassette tapes / DAT / and 8 track cassettes. All gone or going. Music has cast off all physical constraints and leaked out into the ether. Its in the cloud(s) now.

    I present the impossible mix. Impossible, why? Why because its 97 minutes and 2 seconds long. 15 minutes too long to burn to a CD. I have been making all these mixes CD length. It’s a good discipline as it forces me to cut out the duds, the tracks that are only so so. I cheat sometimes, I cut off the ends of songs, I cross fade. But come 81 minutes and 30 seconds most CDR’s give up the ghost, you get a ‘bad burn’, a disk that probably won’t play in a CD player.

    No more!

     
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