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Hope all is well with your family and the accident isn't grave !Hello,
I have a problem and I've already informed @arushofjacktothehead about it. As I had to fly abroad due to an accident in our family when I was going to make a mixtape this week, this all led to my inability to make it now. At first I thought of withdrawing but then I asked for postponing the deadline for sharing mixtapes to next Tuesday. I hope I'll be understood. I'm sorry for causing this inconvenience and I believe it is also my obligation to let you, the rest of participants, know about this.
nope. mine a lot was longer than 12 tracksFrom the names of the tracks to the lack of capitalization in some, before listening to the mixtape I think it might have been made by @arushofjacktothehead (it looks kind of similar to the one you posted publicly !) But I'm not sure if it's just the four of us (MMTS, LRLRA, yoyo2000 and myself) exchanging these tapes.
Well, gonna listen now and tell you my honest opinions:
1. Oh my god, begins and ends with a modem dial. This instrumental track sounds very spacey and science fictiony, also reminds me a bit of the intro music that played at an Arcade Fire concert I went to this year.
2. The synthy, heavy soundscape in this reminds me of a Wolf Alice song I heard on the radio. Could this be another Wolf Alice song ?
3. The drums which start off the track remind me of The Goldrush somehow. The only lyrics I think I understood here are "wherever you go" (?), the rest sound as if they are in another language ? Interesting electric guitar rhythm on the right speaker.
4. So many female vocalists on this mixtape ! So far the songs blend into each other very well. I prefer the second half of this track that feels like a rave, although the male vocal snippets that come in at some point are a bit jarring.
5. Very atmospheric beginning set to spoken words. The rest of the song is not my cup of tea, I'm afraid, and the saxophone in the end is a nice addition but doesn't change that either.
6. I begin to think this is an all-female vocals mixtape. Understated, quiet song that could be fitting for a slow dance late at night.
7. Electronic dance track that sounds like Madonna with a touch of Gwen Stefani.
8. OK, this is an all-female vocals mixtape, right ? Another synthy song. The chiming melody in the background that comes to the foreground in the middle part of the song is nice, rest of the soundscape is not my thing.
9. The melody and sound of this song are very reminiscent of early MGMT. I like it when songs have a strong leitmotif/melody that gets repeated.
10. A male vocalist for a change, and there goes my previous assumption I expected this song to evolve somewhat differently after what seemed like this huge buildup at the beginning. A lot of chopped up vocal snippets in this one too.
11. I like the melody at the beginning. Unexpected false end in the middle before the chorus resumes again.
12. The modem dial comes back to haunt me. Then calm guitar and piano chimes occasionally pierced by strange drilling noises. Instrumental then builds up to another electronic rave before it unexpectedly drops in volume, back to acoustic piano and guitar - again very unexpected (track seems a bit comparable to 42 in structure). Probably my favourite track of the whole mixtape, a beautiful and calming closer.
After hearing the songs and the way the songs blend into each other still believe it could have been made by arushofjacktothehead. But I might be completely wrong. If it's not him, my second guess would be @LeftrightleftArchi And who knows, maybe I'm wrong again.
Whoever made it, thank you so much for making it and introducing me to music I had never heard before. The mixtape was put together well and had a great flow. The songs could have been a tad more different from each other, tempo- and style-wise; as I went along, all the songs except for No. 6 and No. 12 blurred into one in my head, but maybe that was the intention of the tape
...yeah. i'm a sucker for ambient music, so i plonked it all over that goddamn thing. fits well with it's futuristic aesthetic/theme. very happy that you enjoyed my tape! there will be a sequel to it in the future called Futureworlds_002.So here's another review I've written, this time focusing on the mixtape by @arushofjacktothehead .
1) It begins with a sound of a river, than you can hear footsteps and a bang as if you closed the car boot door. Another footsteps, door being opened followed by a miaow. (I could hear a cat but I'm not sure if that really had been an animal.) Then few notes of dance music while a car goes by fast... Finally, a melody comes in which reminds me of retrowave or synthwave, something I can imagine Pet Shop Boys or The Sound of Arrows would release. A distorted female voice whispers and out of nowhere there's a male voice shouting the same sentence and later singing. In my opinion this sounds really euphoric and festive, almost like something that might be played at a major sport event (let's say "Olympics"), very suitable for the winter.
2) It starts with few chords of bass or guitar and a telephone ringing in the background. (That's very 90s!) Also a man talking quietly while the sound becomes a little bit psychedelic. Then another melody kicks in with a deep male voice singing. This must be rock for sure but the singer sounds so preachy as though the end of the world was approaching. The end sounds more joyful and carefree. Ends with glass breaking and many people chatting.
3) People screaming, buildings crumbling, missiles shooting across the sky and hitting the targets. Sounds of a battle or war? Replaced with a song focused on the piano and some synths, joined by a bass. Oh, a male singer singing! Sounds like he's regretting something. I can't recall any details of this track but it sounds familiar to me. Then a guitar breakdown! Woah, this is the best part for me, love that sound. I wish it had lasted longer. The song ends with a dialouge between two males.
4) At the beginning there are still the voices from the end of the previous song. Later a mysterious melody appears, sounds very futuristic (#freshfor3000). May serve as a soundtrack to a gangland or underworld. In the end it turns into a city noise.
5) I've never heard this song before but I instantly recognized the melody, sampling Shape of My Heart by Sting. (Or it's the other way round?) A heartbreak song, sounds quite sad and melancholic. This might be Post Malone on the track. At the end I can hear a radio being tuned then a very old song, something our grandparents would happily bop to. Though I hardly ever find this type of songs voluntarily, I enjoyed it.
6) Two words. Ambient music? Anyway, splendid and calming song! It feels like entering another dimension or floating in the space. Love the way it makes me feel.
7) The first few seconds sound like Line of Sight by ODESZA to me. However, soon it turns into a dark melody with noise of photographs taking photos in the background, people shouting as though they were running away. Perhaps a sound of a gun firing or helicopter blades rotating. Still people being frightened and cursing. It's like a horrible nightmare. Then a pulsating sound comes in and it reminds me of James Bond. Thrilling and creepy, something I would connect with a haunted house.
8) Begins with sounds of a machine. Then I can hear wind chimes and the sea waves crashing upon a shore. Oh, I know this one! What a pleasant discovery this was! I don't listen to this song much that's why I was more keen on it than anytime else. It's like this song is a crescendo, the energy just builds up and in the end it feels like a light explosion. Not that big but still wonderful.
9) Begins with an alarm clock and then a guitar kicks in! This also must be rock. Reminds me of Thirty Seconds to Mars meeting Savage Garden meeting U2. Uplifting and inspiring track though.
10) An instrumental track, futuristic (#freshfor3000), pulsating, completely out of this world but then a string instrument joins. I perceived it as a banjo. It has that Eastern feeling and somehow sounds desolated.
11) Korean language! Whatever sung in Korean becomes my guilty pleasure. At first I considered this a song by the rappers of BTS (arguably the biggest and hottest boy band out there!) that I've never heard before but the chorus sounds as sung by DEAN. Great bass and very groovy song. It makes me think of warm late spring evening. Something like a scene when a boy and a girl go on a date with each other.
12) Starts with a siren howling, later followed by a brass instrument. (probably a saxophone) A female voice singing about inviting someone on the dance floor but the song reminds of film scenes in which a protagonist is fleeing before enemies not to be caught. (Maybe Matrix film series?) Anyway, something that could have been released by Fatboy Slim or The Prodigy (#freshfor2000). Very energetic, dance track with those hard-hitting beats and irresistable instrumental.
13) Very Euro-pop. The female singer reminds me of Medina or any other female soloist releasing dance tracks whether energetic or mellow around the years 2008 to 2011. Also joined by a choir which lifts up this track to a higher ground. (Mission accomplished!)
14) Begins with a city noise, makes me feel like being in rush and hurry. Soon followed by an instrumental which reminds me of ambient music but this track doesn't sound much ethereal in my eyes. Yet intriguing and mystifying.
15) Sounds like lo-fi music to me. A male singer appears and a band accompanies him which makes it more rock. This might have been released by any Britpop band back in the 90s. (Oasis, Blur, The Verve...)
16) Third time lucky. Ambient music again? I don't mind, I'm fond of that. But as the last track in this mixtape it's been used appropiately. Wise choice of a closing song. Not much to describe. It literally makes me wanna sleep right here, right now which doesn't mean that it's bad. It just sounds calming and mesmerizing.
It crossed my mind that some songs or "random noises" which appear in some of the songs above might have been intended as interludes. If so, then that's very creative and noteworthy.
In conclusion, I've really enjoyed this mixtape, I mean, this is I'd call a shocker! Really marvellous collection and interesting tracks in it. Thank you for making this mixtape and sharing it with us all!
I'm sorry for such a long post but I just couldn't help myself.