Memoryhouse - When You Sleep (My Bloody Valentine Cover)(Yours Truly Session)
So it is finally here! Mixtape File #1. I hope this mix will speak for itself as, right now, office work and blogging do not mix well when the man is watching. Damn the man!
But, download and enjoy. There’s plenty more to follow. - ramos (Jan. 5)
Cloudy Sundays seem to always emit a nostalgic air, and while most of us who know better are licking their wounds from an evening of fun times and music, others of us wide-eyed and bushy tailed traverse through the empty street and highways listening to soft, long-ago melodies.
Mixtape File #1, set loose last year about this time, marked the beginning of our now year-long rant of what moves us and shakes us. And a little over year since the inception, our voices in our heads still chatter and the music still plays loud and often to shut them all the hell up.
Yet stepping onto memory lane, it seemed fitting to make some necessary adjustments to a half-assed posting. Tagged appropriately and slipping in a photo to inspire you, we thank you for following.
I’ve missed thee. Nothing like basking in the glow of such supreme weather in the middle of August. There is also nothing like unearthing some beautiful music that rings so, so, soft to go along with it.
I’m into it.
Download CFCF’s new remix of Porcelain Raft’s “Talk To Me”. Taken from the “Gone Blind” remixes EP, which is now available for free download via Acephale. It also features reworks of Porcelain Raft’s tracks by the likes of Babe Rainbow, Memoryhouse, Memory Tapes and Pierce & Pierce. Download the whole thing here.
Largely, music is a form of escape for a lot of us; a mode to which to step out of ourselves and experience without direct context. To deal with our thoughts and our schizo-whatsits through notes and emotion in the hopes that what’s transpiring beyond us will subsequently resolve itself. So we ride it.
Ultimately, that luxury is simply that and the reality of our conditions presents itself: life and death; peace and strife; retention and loss; submission and aversion; Integration and division. And when it does, where do you stand? How do you proceed?
This month’s ending mixtape is neither an exploration of these ideas nor a resolution of that mindset. Yet, the photo left here for your viewing is. Look long and look closer.
CFCF presents a bone-worthy track for the early morrow with his remix of fellow Canadian compatriots Dinosaur Bones. The original track of ”Birthright” , like much of the band’s catalogue, resurrects the shoegaze, indie rock sound popularized in recent memory by outfits like Ambulance LTD., Autolux, and the Mobius Band. Yet, Mike Silver, aka CFCF, is not a stranger to nostalgia either and lends his indie electronic production to the track. Stripping the soaring guitar and heavy bass lines for restrained, seductive undertones and ethereal synthetics, it floats freely from the original and becomes the morning riser to this hump day.