oh mate. I mean gee whiz. Little Miksydicklefizz here is struggling to get these things up in a time appropriate manner. I’m currently facing perhaps the busiest time of my PhD which is basically just full of travel and stuff. And the field work has been absolutely excellent – couldn’t ask for better young people to speak to, but mate, not being in the one city for more than two weeks is getting to me. But hey, what is this? the little excuse club full of lilttle teeny weeny excuses?
Nah mate, it’s not. It is actually a pretty rad Australian music site (72nd best in the country – it’s a self-appointed title we’re all pretty proud of around here). And this here be the October mixtape.
I’ve taken a couple of liberties with this one – it was originally stuck at around 30 tracks and I did consider doing two tapes, coz, you know, two’s better than one etc (i’m single). At the top, I really do need to mention that the excellent Max Quinn has started a little music projoect – his Onomatopenis. His work ain’t up on soundcloud, so just as a little extra, if you download the tape (YOU REALLY SHOULD AND PLAY IT AT ALL OF YOUR PARTIES), then wedged between SCOTDRAKULA‘s ‘Shazon’ and Anatole‘s HTMLflowers remix is ‘Tarmax’ off Max’s first proper release. Also, I’m well aware that both Rolls Bayce‘s ‘Don’t Get Me Wrong’ and Luke Howard‘s ‘Cibi’ have been kicking around for a while, but they hit my radar in October (add another penny to the excuse club jar).
Bloody great tape though, full of everything. CHIEFS is doing some ace things at the moment – heaps of collab work. This track with old mate Owen Rabbit is pretty fantastic – hearing Owen in a different light is pretty great. Gab Strum’s (Japanese Wallpaper) side project Càbãnå is also killing it – big Phoenix vibes and so is DXHeaven. A while ago I wrote about this new sophisticated pop/r’n’b that’s coming out of Melbourne. Really need to add DXHeaven to that list.
So yeah, there you have it. Part diary of a mad man, part talking about the excellent tracks in this ol’ tape.
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Feb was full of stuff. A hell of a lot of stuff. So this list is full of the stuff that Feb was full of, but not full of the stuff that I already wrote a whole heap of stuff about.
I’ve also omitted quite a few things which I’m going to spend my time writing about too – you can check those out over the next week or so.
But, without further ado, here’s the Feb ’13 Mixtape. Of course, it’s eclectic, but man, I don’t know whether I’ve had a more eclectic bunch. That King Gizzard track from their new album is an obvious standout, but then there’s also the newy from Francolin, a band that saved my night a couple of weeks ago. There’s some great funky stuff in there too – MKO, Blunt B, Azure Maya.
But yeah, I could go on forever. I won’t though. That will probably bore you. Hell, it’s already boring me.
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Vance Joy – From Afar
Pretty City – Ignoring My Friends (Right Click, Save As)
PVT – Cold Romance
Blunt B – Patterns
MKO – Snarly (Right Click, Save As)
Bed Wettin’ Bad Boys – Bite My Tongue (Right Click, Save As)
The Cathars – Pickpocket
Little Casino – Boys And Arrows
Francolin – Singinging (Right Click, Save As)
King Gizzard And The Lizard Wizard – Evil Man
Azure Maya – Wonder Wheel
Brothers Hand Mirror – SUNWAKES
DUNE – Oh Innocence (Client Liaison Remix) (Right Click, Save As)
Brighter Later – Come and Go