Sunday, 19 January 2020

Not Quite Spring Cleaning

I've been doing some drive cleaning as it has been long overdue. And some of the things you find are incredible, it's like doing an archaeological dig on your own memories. Poetic-ism aside, one thing I did find was a half-finished mixtape dealio that I took the liberty of finishing and putting up on mixcloud. An interesting insight into the kind of stuff I was listening to ~6 or so years ago. It takes an ambient turn in the latter half, the more things change the more they stay the same it would seem! Tracklist after the player:

Aphex Twin - Yellow Calx
Modeselektor - Don't Panic
Autechre - Nine
Plaid - Ralome
Global Goon - Long Whiney
Squarepusher - Goodnight Jade

Sunday, 12 January 2020

Service Resumes

Hello! It is 2020 now, I left it a little longer than I would have liked to do a post but I took some time out to de-clutter. In the meantime I archived some more things on my mixcloud; they are all a little old and I think I've posted them before but still. I thought I'd lead with my incredibly niche mix that's all made up of songs that are in some way related to the super surreal 1998 anime series Serial Experiments Lain, there are some official tracks in there but the series has got quite the creative fandom too. The tracks span a whole host of genres, we kick off with some hip-hop infused vibes before quickly turn to the suitably tech-fuelled sounds of the series. I've included a tracklist on Mixcloud but on the off chance it doesn't display, I'll put it under the player too.

Musashino Clan - Re:Duvet
Axian - Fallin'
Akira Takemoto - 13th Floor Elevator -Smile Back-
Akira Takemoto - MJ-XX
Chikada "J.J" Wasei - INFANiTy World
Bôa - Duvet (ScummV Remix) (Nude Version) / Bôa - Duvet (ScummV Remix, JJ's Another Edit)
Akira Takemoto - Prototype K
Akira Takemoto - Hitoribocchi A
Echochamber - Reality Unfolding

Sunday, 8 December 2019

Wrapped With Warmness

It's been a long time since I've done one of these, I've had my head in a tech troubleshooting hole for the better part of a week now. So I thought why not knock out one of those mixtape things I used to make? So over the course of an afternoon I put this together. I'll say what I say in the Mixcloud description: As always I'm no master DJ but I'm pretty happy with the flow of this one! Themed around tunes to keep you toasty as the winter months close in (at least for those of us in the northern hemisphere), it's almost an extension of my 'cosy electronic' stuff I was posting a while back (with Sparks being one of my staples for that) but with some extra upbeat stuff put in. I hope you enjoy, tracklist follows the player!

Mitsuto Suzuki - Clear
Cornelius - Drop (The Tusen Takk Rework by Kings Of Convenience)
Hajime Hyakkoku - Winter Night In A Warm Room
Röyksopp - Sparks
DMX Krew - December Darkness
Nami Shimada & Soichi Terada - Sunshower
Mondo Grosso - Labyrinth (Album Mix)
The Flashbulb - Let Me Walk You To Your Honda
Yoko Kanno - Strangers
Pascal Michael Stiefel - Fast Food

-Claude Van Foxbat

Sunday, 24 November 2019

Da Funk Back To The CyberPunk

The final in the trilogy of cyberpunk posts and by far the broadest in terms of genre. This time it's my all purposes Cyberpunk playlist. Here is home to anything I feel fits that atmosphere which means that unlike the Cyberia Mix, I'm not limited to more dancefloory stuff. That's not to say that there isn't any crossover between the two, (hell just loading it up for this post I spotted a Dopplereffeckt track that I missed that happily sits on both of them), but certainly expect more downbeat, introspective and minimal pieces intertwined throughout.

It's sitting at a cool 300 songs right now, clocking in at just under a whole day's worth of audio accompaniment. I'm pretty happy with how it is, there are a couple choices that I could give or take depending n the day but overall I think I've got a pretty neat overall feel! (even if it does lean a little heavy on the ambient side to begin with, I listen to it on shuffle anyway though). Not to throw shade at people but the variety is part of why I made this playlist to begin with, and more importantly why I kept the amount of Synthwave on it to a minimum, as there seems to have been a massive uptick in 'BEST OF CYBERPUNK SYNTHWAVE' playlists after the announcement of a certain upcoming RPG with the same name. Don't get me wrong, you all know I do like the Synthwave, but I'd like people to be aware that there are other perfect examples of Cyberpunk Music outside of that! Get some industrial techno and old school electro in there, contrast that with some ambient and lush IDM and you're well on your way to having a nice mixture of tunes for that High-Tech Low-Life.

-Claude Van Foxbat