2009: A Robot Odyssey is my second mixtape. Yet again, recorded all in the one go and yet again under 1 hour and 2o minutes in duration (fits on a cd no problem). On the first mixtape (VCPE) i went for an almost kinda rock vibe, electronic as well but mostly rock. So on Robots i’ve decided to go not quite as guitar orientated and tried my best to stick to a dancier side, although there are a few more rockier types in amongst the mix and they do work quite well alongside the rest of the tracks.
Once more i’ve decided to add bits and loop, cut and sample again over most of the songs to make them “edits” as such i suppose and not really remixes, there are a few that i’ve properly remixed, the rest are just edits though.
Just as VCPE had outtakes from some films, Robots does too. There’s also a small introduction and end speech by Microsoft Anna so listen closely. The mix starts off slowly then builds up. About 3 or 4 songs in i decided to use some more “commercial/poppier” material (AVH, Daft Punk, Soulwax etc) but then go back to more beat driven music. I had to do a slight edit on the last track by Black Strobe. Just shortened it down a bit to allow the mix to be under 80 minutes long. You might notice the jump in that track too. I can only apologise for that.
I;m gonna put this mix up on Mediafire soon so it will be available for unlimited download but for the moment just left click once on the mp3 below and it’ll open in a different page then simply right click and save target as.
MP3: 2009: A Robot Odyssey
2009: A Robot Odyssey Tracklist
1. Dusty Kid – The Cat (Someone’s In The Wolf Edit)
2. The Japanese Popstars – Electronic Poet (Someone’s In The Wolf Short Edit)
3. Little Boots vs BuffetLibre vs Sidechains – Love Kills (Someone’s In The Wolf Edit)
4. Armand Van Helden – I Want Your Soul (Extended Version)
5. Daft Punk – Robot Rock (Someone’s In The Wolf Remix)
6. Bloc Party – Banquet (Phones and Someone’s In The Wolf Edit)
7. Justin Timberlake – Sexy Back/Alavi (Someone’s In The Wolf Remix)
8. Muse vs Klaxons vs Soulwax – Supermassive Rainbow
9. Triobelisk – Shield Your Eyes (Someone’s In The Wolf Re-Edit)
10. Huoratron – $$ Troopers (Someone’s In The Wolf Edit)
11. Huoratron – The New Shit (Someone’s In The Wolf Edit)
12. Art Whiplash – Party, Sex and Bullshit (Someone’s In The Wolf Version)
13. White Noise – It’s What We Do (Someone’s In The Wolf Remix)
14. Black Strobe – The Last Club On Earth (Someone’s In The Wolf Shortened Edit)
alternative download here:
http://www.mediafire.com/file/bwzxdmoyoym/2009 A Robot Odyssey.mp3
There are a few more mixtapes in progress. There’s an ambient one, an industrial one and a very polished techno one on the way before the summer.
S.I.T Wolf x
I know its Valentines Day tomorrow and i don’t want to dampen the mood for people but seen as today is Friday the 13th i’ve decided to put a post up for those that are unlucky in love. Songs for people that have experienced broken hearts, for people that have broke hearts themselves (everybody has) and for the lots of people who will spend Valentines Day alone this year.
The first bunch of songs are ones of loss, hurt and memories. The usual suspects like Jeff Buckley and Bon Iver are in there but there’s a few others that i thought would fit in quite nice. I’m not Coldplays biggest fan but even i can’t deny “The Scientist” is a touching ode to lost love. The Twilight Singers went for an orchestral background and a boy/girl conversation type song on “Number Nine”. Whereas “No One’s Gonna Love You” by Band of Horses and “Maps” by the YYY’s are more stripped back but no less haunting. The Postal Service also go for the boy/girl conversation point of view on the ethereal “Nothing Better” whislt managing to keep their trademark bleepy sound. Mystery Jets, Chairlift and Bloc Party bring an indie touch to the mix with tales of bruised love (literally) and broken dreams . Frightened Rabbit’s song about “getting your hole” (as they so delicately put it) offers something a bit more awkward and an altogether different outlook on finding love or thinking you’ve found love. And then there’s the classic break up song by Fleetwood Mac. “Go Your Own Way” was written and recorded just after band members Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks broke up and the tension and emotion is clear for all to hear as they share vocal duties.
Jeff Buckley – Last Goodbye
Bon Iver – Skinny Love
Coldplay – The Scientist
The Twilight Singers (feat Mark Lanegan) – Number Nine
Band Of Horses – No One’s Gonna Love You
Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Maps
Mystery Jets – Flakes
Chairlift – Bruises
Bloc Party – I Still Remember
Frightened Rabbit – Keep Yourself Warm
Fleetwood Mac – Go Your Own Way
The next trio of songs are the polar opposite of the ones above. Instead of getting you down or making you feel sorry for yourself these songs might make you feel better about a break up. From the slightly sarcastic and provoking “I Never Wanted You” by Headphones, right though to the pretty blatant “fuck you” blasts from The Avalanches and McAlmont & Butler.
Headphones – I Never Wanted You
The Avalanches – Since I Left You
McAlmont & Butler – Yes
The last song doesn’t really need any description. One of the most simple but moving songs ever. Probably something to do with the fact that Thom Yorkes vocals still sound so fragile when he sings live.
MP3: Radiohead – True Love Waits (live)
And thats it for my first real post. Don’t worry they won’t all be this doomy and gloomy. It just happens to be one of those days today.
S.I.T Wolf x