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Saturday, February 26, 2011

Mix: Mécréante

Cheap synths and noise.

00:00 TIMMY'S ORGANISM - Silver Mountain (edit)
02:16 GENEVA JACUZZI - Bad Moods
05:38 LA VAMPIRES & MATRIX METALS - How Would U Know (edit)
10:04 THE HOSPITALS - Animals Act Natural
11:58 ZOLA JESUS - The Way
14:29 GALA DROP - Overcoat Heat
20:14 WHITE FENCE - The Love Between
23:25 DIRTY BEACHES - Horses

Mécréante (mix) by ljud

Monday, February 14, 2011

Mix: Date Psalms

00:00 NELSON RIDDLE - Love Theme (from Lolita)
01:56 JEANS WILDER - Sparkler
04:42 DESTROYER - Chinatown
08:14 THE CRYSTALS - No One Ever Tells You
09:49 DEPARTMENT OF EAGLES - No One Does It Like You
13:32 RUN DMT - Spruce Bringsteen
15:34 HARUMI - What a Day for Me
18:14 THE HONEYDRIPS - Hej Då Karolin
21:09 THE CURE - Love Song

Date Psalms (Valentines mix) by ljud

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Best of 2010

So... Highly subjective and a little late, here are my top ten albums of 2010, in no particular order:

How to Dress Well - Love Remains (Lefse)
Probably the most unique sounding artist around right now. Even if it's easy to grow weary of the lo-fi approach, it adds something really interesting when applied to r'n'b music. A stand-out record.

Wild Nothing - Gemini (Captured Tracks)
A strangely uplifting and cohesive album of shimmering Cure-esque pop that owes as much to the atmosphere of Cocteau Twins as it does to its fuzzy indie peers. Beautiful.

Women - Public Strain (Jagjaguwar)
It's complicated.

Deerhunter - Halcyon Digest (4AD)
I love you, Bradford.

Avi Buffalo - Avi Buffalo (Sub Pop)
I'm not a fan of lightweight, AM-friendly indie pop, but I listened to this record over and over this summer. Recommended.

Gayngs - Relayted (Jagjaguwar)
The XX of 2010?

Avey Tare - Down There (Paw Tracks)
An exhausting album, lyrically and sonically. Difficult at first, but reveals itself to be a truly rewarding experience after repeated listens.

Sun Araw - On Patrol (Not Not Fun)
Hesitant about this one, but I think it deserves a mention. A massive 74 minute album of uncategorizable music that borders on dub and psychedelic, dripping with ambiance.

Abe Vigoda - Crush (Bella Union)
Angsty, neurotic, and desperate. Highly recommended.

Joe Colley - Disasters of Self (Crippled Intellect Productions) Listen to a clip
Conceptual and subtle works of drones, field recordings, and noise. Massive, and equally immersive.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Mix: Unrequited Love

00:00 MONO - Sabbath
04:42 BETTYE SWANN - Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye
13:10 WILD NOTHING - Chinatown
16:02 KHONNOR - Dusty
19:10 SIGUR RÓS - Ég Mun Læknast
21:45 MOGWAI - Cody
28:05 DEERHUNTER - Agoraphobia
31:26 TAMMI TERRELL - All I Do Is Think About You
34:21 ATLAS SOUND - Unicorn Rainbow Odyssey
37:47 DEVENDRA BANHART - First Song for B.
40:27 SPIRITUALIZED - Ladies and Gentlemen We're Floating In Space

Unrequited Love (mix) by ljud

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Mix: The Hash Smoker Pt.2

Follows part 1.

00:00 LES MOMIES DE PALERME - Rivière du Non-retour
02:50 BLUE WATER WHITE DEATH - Song for the Greater Jihad (edit)
05:25 ERIK ENOCKSSON - The Breaking of Waves (edit)
09:02 AVEY TARE - Laughing Hieroglyphic
15:48 ATLAS SOUND - Wild Love
18:13 AMEN DUNES - Murder (Dull Mind)
20:25 GIRLS - Broken Dreams Club (edit)
24:09 MARISSA NADLER - Drug Buddy
26:56 WOODEN SHJIPS - For So Long
31:32 NICK DRAKE - Been Smokin' too Long
33:45 DAN AUERBACH - When the Night Comes

The Hash Smoker Pt.2 by ljud

Monday, November 1, 2010

Mix: For the Pier (and Dead Shimmering)

Expelled from love.

00:00 Introduction
00:20 THE RAVEONETTES - The Thief
02:57 DEAD GAZE - Take Me Home Or I Die Alone (edit)
06:19 ARCH M - 21st Union
08:50 NERVE CITY - Sleepwalker
10:52 FAMILY TREES - Dream Talkin'
12:39 WOMEN - Grey Skies
15:08 RUN DMT - Richard (demo)
17:31 CLOUD NOTHINGS - I Apologize

For the Pier (and Dead Shimmering) by ljud

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Mix: Pastoral Symphony

Who and what are you?

00:00 JUSTIN BEIBER - U Smile (800% slower version, excerpt)
08:47 ARP - From a Balcony Overlooking the Sea
14:59 DEERHUNTER - Helicopter
19:15 Unknown recording by Luciano Capitani and Marcello Bacci
19:39 BALAM ACAB - Regret Making Mistakes
22:44 CHRIS ABRAHAMS - The Same Time
28:35 PAUL BOWLES - Nights (edit)
29:09 NO AGE - Positive Amputation
31:50 SPARKLEHORSE - Everytime I'm with You

Pastoral Symphony (mix) by ljud

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Mix: Withdrawal

Miserable mornings, endless nights.

00:00 HOW TO DRESS WELL - Suicide Dream II
04:18 THE CRYSTALS - He Hit Me (It Felt Like A Kiss)
06:49 SOFT-BOILED EGGIES - Can You Send Blame? (33rpm version)
12:23 THE NATIONAL - Sorrow
15:44 GARY WAR - Eye In the Sky
19:43 DANGER BEACH - Goodbye Baby (feat. Jonny Telafone)
21:34 THE VEILS - Advice for Young Mothers to Be
24:52 EVIE SANDS - I Can't Let Go
26:58 PURE ECSTASY - Easy
29:33 AVI BUFFALO - Where's Your Dirty Mind? (edit)

Withdrawal (mix) by ljud

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Mix: Summer Goth

Made this on the balcony, and in Prague. There's a Alicia Keyes song with some random backing by Robyn in there, and a version of Can't Be Serious (sans the guitars) that I'm pretty proud of. Get the download version, it sounds so much better than the stream.

00:00 SS PYRAMID SNAKE - Outer Realms Pt.1
03:42 ALICIA KEYS - Try Sleeping With a Broken Heart (edit)
07:17 HEALTH - USA Boys
09:28 KYLIE MINOGUE - Two Hearts (Studio remix)
13:22 COM TRUISE - Cyanide Sisters
15:07 THE XX - Do You Mind? (edit)
17:18 HOW TO DRESS WELL - Decisions (feat. Yüksel)
19:38 FEVER RAY - When I Grow Up
24:03 oOoOo - Hearts
29:02 GLASS CANDY - Feeling Without Touching
31:45 GINNY - Can't Be Serious (edit)

Monday, June 21, 2010

Mix: Evening Air

Evening air, summer nights.

00:00 SCOTT TUMA - Red Roses for Me (edit)
01:42 KURT VILE - Losing Momentum (for Jim Jarmusch)
03:33 DUM DUM GIRLS - Baby Don't Go (edit)
10:50 EDITH FROST - Dreamers
14:27 SET FIRE TO FLAMES - Your Guts Are Like Mine
16:23 THE CRYSTALS - Please Hurt Me
18:36 CHRISTIAN SCOTT - The Roe Effect

Evening Air (mix) by ljud

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Mix: Lapses

Long evening walks with the dog inspired me to produce this.

00:00 GRAILS - I Want A New Drug (edit)
00:58 CARLOS GIFFONI - Severance I
02:17 US GIRLS - Blue Eyes on the Blvd.
05:09 BALAM ACAB - See Birds
08:50 KING MIDAS SOUND - Miles and Miles
10:27 FLYING LOTUS - Tea Leaf Dancers
13:32 THE SWAMP RATS - Here, There and Everywhere
14:40 BEST COAST - Angsty (edit)
17:29 SET FIRE TO FLAMES - Mouths Trapped In Static (edit)
19:04 SALEM - Red Lights

Lapses (mix) by ljud

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Mix: Nothing Hurts

Some songs from the 60's. Enjoy!

00:00 ELECTRIC PRUNES - I Had too Much to Dream (Last Night)
02:53 THE STANDELLS - Medication
05:29 THE MODELS - Bend Me, Shape Me (edit)
07:20 BRASS BUTTONS - Hell Will Take Care of Her
10:10 THE BYRDS - Eight Miles High
15:47 LAUGHING KIND - Empty Heart
18:21 BOB DYLAN - I Want You

Download it here.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Mix: Serotonin (version II)

Replaced a couple of songs. Download for higher quality. Enjoy!

00:00 THEE OH SEES - Tidal Wave
03:30 SIC ALPS - L'Mansion
06:04 GRASS WIDOW - Cut It Off
07:42 THE DOVERS - She's Gone
10:15 REAL ESTATE - Green River (demo)
12:04 THEE OH SEES - I Was Denied
15:34 NAVIGATOR - Blood (edit)

Serotonin (version II) by ljud

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Mix: The Hash Smoker

Late night listening, again.

00:00 DAN CRALL - I Killed My Horse This Mornin' (excerpt)
02:19 BAD HANGIN' OUT - Gran Torino
04:06 WOODS - Pick Up
06:22 TERRORS - Withdrawing
11:27 MOON DUO - Dead West Pt.II
16:12 CHRIS CORSANO - The Frayed Elevator Cable
16:44 BLACK VATICAN - Night Is Come (edit)
19:19 FOREST SWORDS - Miarches
25:28 HOLY SONS - Drifter's Sympathy

The Hash Smoker by ljud

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Mix: Hold A Desert, Feel Its Hand

Music of Islām?

00:00 BEAR BONES LAY LOW - Entrada Al Valle
00:52 SIR RICHARD BISHOP - Taqasim for Omar (edit)
07:39 Saudi Arabia Qu'ran Chant
09:31 LLOYD MILLER - Gozel Guzler (excerpt)
10:35 MOHAMMED JAM'A - Ya Rabbat El-Husn

Download it here.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Mix: Den Store Hvite Stillhet

A short one, for Sir John Franklin, before winter's end.

00:00 ELEGI - Den Store Vhite Stillhet
04:07 IMPLODES - SK-5 (edit)
07:04 CHRIS WATSON - Cima Verde
09:58 BENOÎT PIOULARD - Alaskan Lashes

Den Store Hvite Stillhet (mix) by ljud

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Mix: Labyrinths

For Jorge Luis Borges.

00:00 DEAF CENTER - The Clearing
03:52 APENINO & ARBORE - Untitled
08:57 BERNARD PARMEGIANI - Dedans Dehours 3 (excerpt)
10:09 WAY OF THE ANCIENTS - The Heart (excerpt)
12:48 XELA - A Corpse Hangs In the House of the Lord (edit)
19:02 VALERI COSI - North Pole Vibes (edit)

Labyrinths mix by ljud

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Mix: There Is Love In You

Going for shorter mixes now. The opening track by Atlas Sound has been on repeat for a few days now. Such a good song. Enjoy!

00:00 ATLAS SOUND - Doctor (Five Discs cover)
02:16 THE CRYSTALS - Oh Yeah, Maybe Baby
04:41 PETE DRAKE - Forever
07:13 INFINITE BODY - On Our Own to Fall Off
08:25 DUST BUNNIES - Dream Lover (Bobby Darin cover)
12:27 TAMMI TERRELL - All I Do Is Think About You
15:22 HOW TO DRESS WELL - Ready for the World
18:53 EL PERRO DEL MAR - Let Me In

There Is Love In You (mix) by ljud

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Best of 2009

It wasn't easy this time around - I think it might have been a slow year or something. Anyhow, here they are; the albums I enjoyed the most in 2009 (in no particular order, subject to change):

WOODS - Songs of Shame (Woodsist)
High-pitched vocal harmonies, out of tune guitars and melodies in abundance. I must have listened to it a hundred times this year.
Free and legal mp3 (right-click and save)
Listen to the whole album on Spotify

WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM - Black Cascade (Southern Lord)
Structurally and conceptually, Wolves In the Throne Room are well beyond their peers. Though less subtle than last years Two Hunters, they have tightened up and delivered another atmospheric, flawless Black Metal album. (Also, check out Liturgy in the comments-section.)
Free and legal mp3 (right-click and save)

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KURT VILE - Childish Prodigy (Matador)
Underrated, I think. Misanthropic and repetitive, though strangely melodic stoner jams. Awesome.
Free and legal mp3 (right-click and save)
Listen to the whole album on Spotify

REAL ESTATE - Real Estate (Woodsist)
The feel-good album of the year comes out of suburban New Jersey, and it grows on you with every listen.
Highly recommended.
Free mp3 (right-click and save)
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BEN FROST - By the Throat (Bedroom Community)
The follow-up to Theory of Machines is yet another physical assault, where washes of harsh noise, feral growls and beautiful string arrangements create
a truly frightening sonic experience.
Free mp3 Visit Myspace

GIRLS - Album (True Panther Sounds)
Hated it at first, can't stop listening to it now. Overly emotional perhaps, but there are some really good songs in there.
Free and legal mp3 (right-click and save)

Listen to the whole album on Spotify

LONEY DEAR - Dear John (Sub Pop)
Emil Svanängen is without question my favorite Swedish artist. Pure, irresistible melancholy. Highs and lows.
Free and legal mp3 (right-click and save)
Listen to the whole album on Spotify

OM - God Is Good (Drag City)
Whimsical lyrics about mysticism and the Middle East, but who cares?
Free mp3 Visit Myspace

NEON INDIAN - Psychic Chasms (Lefse)
This came out of nowhere. Skeletal, danceable electronic pop that sounds like it was caught on
cassette. Which is a good thing.
Free and legal mp3 (right-click and save)
Listen to the whole album on Spotify

VARIOUS ARTISTS - Library Subscription Discs (Disposable Music)
Latecomer. Uplifting and eclectic instrumental mix of library music and spaghetti western tunes.
Listen to some tracks from Plugged In Pakistani Pops or the Sampler

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Also very good:

JULIAN LYNCH - Orange You Glad (Olde English Spelling Bee)
Compelling and sad, hushed bedroom pop songs.
Free and legal mp3 (right-click and save)
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PHILL NIBLOCK - Touch Strings (Touch)
Seminal drones.
Watch an excerpt from Stosspeng, performed live.
Visit website

BEST COAST - Singles, EP's (Blackest Rainbow, Group Tightener)
Lovely lo-fi. I'm hoping for a debut album in 2010.
Free mp3
Visit Myspace

LOTUS PLAZA - The Floodlight Collective (Kranky)
Shoegaze as it should be. Beautiful.
Free and legal mp3 (right-click and save)
Visit the Deerhunter blog

TAKEN BY TREES - East of Eden (Rough Trade)
Great album, besides the eerie Carola Häggkvist moments.
Free and legal mp3 (right-click and save)
Listen to the whole album on Spotify