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  1. #11

    Wink milkin jdah's last post for more strokin

    "when I hear a track remix with that vibe, I automatically think of you and I wonder if he'd like it?"
    -ooo, that reminds me of a pal o mine who coined a VarianT on that WWJD ("what would jesus do?" ) bumper sticker: WWVTT ("what would vt think?" )

    "Your headfonez? Pip Glass?"
    -so them 2 things say style to you eh? intruiging; to me latter sez almost academic severity, & former just sez Life, your badly-soundtracked ambient noize just ain't good enuf ;p
    vt

  2. #12
    They say style not stylish

    Pip, I dunno about. I mean, not many people know what he has done as far as my social (and enforced) circle goes but with minimalism and Zen aesthetics never really going outta fashion since they rammed into our style focus in the early 70s, I guess you're right on in there, even if you are on the coattails of that mot terrible; trendy

    jeddah
    eVerlasTing

  3. #13

    Lightbulb mixtape quextion for swaffy:

    plz lmk if you already have seelenluft's electro rendition of barry's Moonraker theme, cuz if not i just discovered it on bond cd i scored (huntpost 445; see also VTape quextion for you there) and think it'd be a great inclusion
    btw whenever i Get Around to critiquing all your mixtapes here i'll do so in order recieved, i.e. : swaffy, gsj1, timmer, then gsj2

    jdah: zen? well glass Is buddhist, izzat close enuf? but trendy? MOI? how so?
    vt

  4. #14
    Oh something about the way u wear 'em

    jeddah
    eVerlasTing

  5. #15
    I haven't heard that version, VT. Sounds cool!
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  6. #16

    Exclamation yet another "last-minute" mixtape quextion for swaffy:

    familiar w/goldfrapp? timmer included a few of their tracks such as "pilots", "utopia" and "lovely head" on the cool barry-soundalike mix-cdr he burned me a coupleyears back, and was thinking of including one if you aren't already acquainted, lmk meanwhile i'm about 3/4 done finalizing my thoughts on the mixtape You sent me, so should be posting here before too long. not that i imagine it's gonna be worth the wait, it's just taken me this long to git to it
    vt

  7. #17
    Quote Originally Posted by vulcantouch
    familiar w/goldfrapp? timmer included a few of their tracks such as "pilots", "utopia" and "lovely head" on the cool barry-soundalike mix-cdr he burned me a coupleyears back, and was thinking of including one if you aren't already acquainted, lmk meanwhile i'm about 3/4 done finalizing my thoughts on the mixtape You sent me, so should be posting here before too long. not that i imagine it's gonna be worth the wait, it's just taken me this long to git to it
    vt
    (would that be the mixtape I sent you 2 summers ago???!!!??? ACK!!!! (just teasing)

    I am not familiar w/goldfrapp, but would like to give a listen! Speaking of barry-soundalikes, I don't s'pose you've lowered yourself to seeing something as mainstream & kiddypop as "Agent Cody Banks", have you? I did see it (& sent you a 'hump' on it, I believe) not long ago, with my daughter. Well, there's a scene during a party, and the lead actor is looking down from a bluff to the ocean, where a small watercraft is beaching ashore. The music that plays during this scene sounds (IMHO) like someone was trying very hard to be barry-esque. This was the only part of the soundtrack that struck me in that way.

    If you see it, I'd be curious to know if it sounds like it to you, too (or anyone else here!).
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  8. #18

    Thumbs up roger that frapp, double-oh-44772 ;)

    "would that be the mixtape I sent you 2 summers ago?"
    -all in good time laddybuck; now, uh, scuse me while i recycle & redirect your quextion to jdah, gsj & timmer

    "don't s'pose you've lowered yourself to seeing something as mainstream & kiddypop as 'Agent Cody Banks'"
    -now now, i've packed no fewer than 4 humposts fulla mainstream/kiddoflix, so can't level that charge agin me; besides, ACB has darrell hammond, hal hartley mainstay martin donovan & yummy angie harmon so i wouldn't be surprised if one of these days i did lower meself so thanx 4 soundtrak tip

    "sent you a 'hump' on it, I believe"
    -nope, don't think so never got your humps for Broadway Damage, Flirting W/Disaster or Virgin Suicides either so feel free to enclose those while at it
    vt

  9. #19

    Wink at long last, track-by-track remarx on Swafman's Greatest Hits mixtape

    passages in bold are from swaffy's "liner notes", excerpted here so i can reply to them thanx again for patience:
    1 chick corea, "the golden dawn"- 1st few seconds have a terrific galvanizing tension, a la brian eno's "force marker" from the Heat soundtrack; alas, it soon turns all news-anthemy or sports-themey a la a fusiony john tesh nba commission a lil cheesy, a lil fun; i bet our friends here would like this, even if i don't
    2 ymo, "simoon"- already quite familiar w/this as you might guess, as well as a slammin-robotic remix of same; it's kinda their hit single from this time eh?
    3,4 godley & creme, "wind"/"honolulu lulu"- queen-y abrupt key changes, murky gilbert&sullivan-style whimsy & asian note intervals; overall i think i prefer this duo's "i'm not in love" single
    5 g&c, "the flood"- Love the repeating, bowie-"1984"esque disco string phrase and ymo-synthy touches; a prelude to the lsd pimp-struttin to come (track 8)
    6 go, "prelude"- "apologize for gut-wrenching 'pop'" - musta missed this not-bad, quiet electronic atmospheres
    7 go, "seen you before"- not bad, another ok opening, but then afflicted w/aforementioned teshy-fusion syndrome, tho i like the record-skippy "breakbeat" in the middle w/the floydy noodlin
    8 go, "madness"- nice stereo drum scales at start, then Pimp-Strut Galore what's w/the heliumized janis joplin vocal (your liner notes' linda lewis?)? ;P
    9 jade warrior, "dark river"- "does sound snapcrackle-poppier than a bowl of rice crispies"- you must be more of an audiophile than i cuz i didn't really notice or care; every decent mixtape should have a few flaws eh? "don't know much about jade warrior" -tried checkin amazon or ebay? "but they come across like vietnam vets-turned-hippies"- yep, w/that stoner guitar i was just picturin an opium haze floatin along the mekong
    10 jw, "english morning"- reminds a bit of tmc's 'i must have been blind'; if you like the vocal on this and the next track, might also like eno's Before & After Science
    11 pink floyd, "granchester meadows"- similarly pastoral (wimpy? ) as previous track; the crunchy sound fx are laid on so thick here it recalls carpenters' "muskrat love", or even the dr. demento-featured parody of same?
    12 pf, "several species of small furry"- builds to kinduvan intruiging rainforest-monkey-cacaphony texture here, but re the culminating scottish brogue personally i prefer the pogues, creeg fairrrr-gussen, or even Traenspoootin
    13 vangelis, "the little fete"- Yeah, i'd been Wondering what this was, ever since the ridley-scott-directed chanel no. 5 commerical in 1980 (jump in ban-de-soleil-esque pool, "i am made of golden sun" narration etc) could do without the accompanying, japanese-accented poetry reading but you have nonetheless performed me a service by pointing me in right direction, thanx
    side2
    14 alvin lee, "ain't nothin shakin"- as w/side 1 opener, 1st few seconds really grab, then the sound becomes a more conventional, skynrd-y groove; kinda like the hendrix "easy rider" bassline tho
    15 stanley clarke, "rock & roll jelly"- this one ain't new 2me, but not surprised to learn that beck's on this cuz this always sounded beck-y to me why'd you & timmer Both put an sc track on my mixtape i wonder?
    16 zappa, "variations on the carlos"- "i used to say that if fz would just shut up & play his guitar, he'd be the biggest star in rock" -but maybe, to the contrary, he became a star so he Could yap? "a few years later he released the album Shut Up And Play Yer Guitar. coicindence?" - yeah i think so, especially since you're Lying about the 1st part anyhoo the beat & the noodling's nice & energetic
    17 zappa, "keep it greasy"- not bad, i like this better than the previous one; nice, minor-key trippin-over-itself rhythm while careening thru a dark cave, sounds like "was in zappa's house once. . . not at all like a palatial showpiece home of an over-egoed mega-star. i've been in a couple of those too, so i know from whereof i speak" -then Speak dammit! names and debauchral details! what a tease, geez ;P
    18 mahavishnu orchestra, "sister andrea"- like the mideast chords segueing into an edgar winter-y "frankenstein" organ/guitar combo
    19 801, "third uncle"- reminds me of track 1 but the opening bassline also recalls "waterfront" by simple minds, might wanna check that out. kinda like the minor-key spiral
    20/21 king crimson, "discipline"- aside from adrian belew's "big electric cat" (whose 1983 video was directed by naim jun paik iirc) i was never a big fan of kc's admittedly-distinctive, liquid-loopy guitar sound.
    21 kc, "indiscipline"- "almost reznor-esque" -bzzzzt! penalty! for invoking that overrated nin-ers's name the hardjam injection here kinda helps tho.
    22 go, "air over/crossing the line"- not bad; like the opening notes, which may've inspired brad fiedel's Terminator theme and what a pleasant surprise, steve winwood's participation is atypically unannoying ;D
    23 801, "rongwrong"- nice, questing-sci-fi, minor-chord opening which this time is only partly sublimated into conventionality as the tune progresses; w/zeppelin-y touches and more eno-ish vocals
    24 801, "somber reptiles"- not-bad percussion start, segueing into what sounds like a lite version of ozzy's "iron man" or maybe "dr. destructo" from tangerine dream's Thief score, which i recommend
    25 be-bop deluxe, "shine"- i've been curious about bbd cuz i'm familiar w/much of bill nelson's solo work. more of that fonky stuff at the start like tracks 5 and 8, then, alas, becomes more unsurprising and fusion-y than i woulda expected from bn's singles "the real adventure", "flaming desire", eros arriving" or "living for the spangled moment", all of which i recommend i like the atmostrings tho
    as a whole: not enough variety in the prevailing textures for my taste (my residual prejudice against the tyranny of guitar rock that dominated radio when i was growin up- which this can't help but trigger- is likely coloring my reaction, a prejudice which made me hunger for jazz, electronic, classical, ethnic, Anything else i could get my hands on), but this has been a dependable choice for mixed-sky afternoons during the last 3-4 autumns (which is naturally why i'm gettin round to it now, on the 1st day of winter *). and the fact that it has at least one track i'll be incorporating into my rotation mosaic makes it all worthwhile as far as i'm concerned, thanx did you send jt a copy of this? i'd bet he'd find it rewarding
    vt
    *simlarly gsj's play best in spring, which, while i can't promise him anything, might be motive enuf for him to return to this forum by then? as guitarocentric as i may characterize your mixtape as being, his are Twice so

  10. #20

    Re: at long last, track-by-track remarx on Swafman's Greatest Hits mixtape

    Quote Originally Posted by vulcantouch
    simlarly gsj's play best in spring, which, while i can't promise him anything, might be motive enuf for him to return to this forum by then? as guitarocentric as i may characterize your mixtape as being, his are Twice so
    as the jansen household calander tells me to day is may 14th, i have indeed returned whilst it's still spring

    guitarocentric huh?

    wish i remembered what i sent your way.
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