Monday, April 4, 2011
Digital Mixtape - Friends Are Your Family VOL. 4
For Vol 4 we got Jeans Wilder and Ela Orleans, both good friends of mine that work in the realms of guitar, keyboards, sampling, beat making, amongst other instrumentations. Speculator returns on the mixtpae series as someone pushing our approach in music even further, he's like space invader or banksy of underground tape music. His music recalls the aesthetics of graffiti and pop art for me personally, and I love it.
Mavo is the project of my japanese brother mitz who makes furnitures in Montreal for a living, fans of yo la tengo or pavement will enjoy this. Bird Striking is the only band on this mix whom I do not know personally, I came across their music off a live bootleg recording Mix Cd Josh (Pangbianr) passed onto me during sxsw. I am not knowledgeable in 90's indie rock so I'm not really qualified in attempt to describe their sound, but they are from Beijing and thats all the info I have of now, I enjoyed the track very much and hope you do as well.
Heavy Times and Lantern return again, and will be playing with me in Chicago and Philadelphia, please come to the shows and check them out for yourself if you live in those 2 cities. They are amazing.
Last but not least, Zhu Wen Bo's noise inspired pop songs Xiao Hong yu Xiao Xiao Hong is a project he plays in with his girlfriend. Zhu curates noise shows in Beijing and is one of the few amazing talented artists that give a shit about curating and promoting events in Beijing. Thumbs up for Xiao Hong.
Enjoy the mixtape guys!
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1)Jeans Wilder - Sparkler
2)Ela Orleans - Myriads
3)Speculator - Peter Says
4)Mavo - Hirune
5)Bird Striking - Magpie
6)Heavy Times - Ghost Cave
7)Lanter - Feelin' like I might wound up dead
8)Xiao Hong Yu Xiao Xiao Hong - Tomorrow