Awww Son LuxHi, Ross. I'm Violet, and I'm your mixtape maker!
I have to say, coming up with your tape was a bit of a challenge for me. I discovered very quickly that our tastes are extremely similar. We listen to a lot of the same things, and it took me a while to come to a decision as to what to do.
My tape is actually a celebration of the CPing mixtape exchange. Every track on this tape is a track I've received on a tape on this forum, and these artists are some of the main ones that have stuck. I've been wanting to do this for quite some time now, and with your tastes and the fact that this was my 10th exchange, this felt like the perfect time to finally go through with it.
Now, for the track listing. My comments will be in blue.
I'm really glad you seemed to like it overall. I'm especially thrilled that you thought the flow was nice. As I mentioned, these are bits and pieces of several mixtapes, and I wasn't sure how that was going to work out. I hope you're able to get as much out of these artists as I have. Thanks so much for the positive review!
Just to recap for everyone else, here's the track listing.
1. "Weekend"-Smith Westerns (Dye It Blonde, 2011)
2. "The Colors"-Heather Woods Broderick (From the Ground, 2009)
3. "The Chronicles of Sarnia"-Final Fantasy (Has a Good Home, 2005)
4. "Save Your Day"-José González (Veneer, 2003)
5. "Her Morning Elegance"-Oren Lavie (The Opposite Side of the Sea, 2007)
6. "Sweet"-Jehro (Jehro, 2006)
7. "Old Pine"-Ben Howard (Every Kingdom, 2011)
8. "That Summer at Home I Had Become the Invisible Boy"-The Twilight Sad (Fourteen Autumns and Fifteen Winters, 2007)
9. "Gather to the Chapel"-Liam Finn (I'll Be Lightning, 2007)
10. "Adultery"-Little Comets (In Search of Elusive Little Comets, 2011)
11. "Rising"-Son Lux (We Are Rising, 2011)
12. "Your Hand in Mine"-Explosions in the Sky (The Earth Is Not a Cold Dead Place, 2003)
13. "The Fog"-Ham Sandwich (White Fox, 2010)
14. "Lions in Cages"-Wolf Gang (Suego Faults, 2011)
15. "Section 9 (Night & Day/Reach for the Sun)"-The Polyphonic Spree (The Beginning Stages of The Polyphonic Spree, 2002)
Like everyone else, Mediafire copyrighted my stuff, so I'll have to reupload it. I'll share the new link once I do that.
sigh. I think we just have to wait and see... I will have to use soundhound to figure out my tracklist then... and i get no review of review. -.-'... So i know how it feels, guys. I will keep sending messages and let you know of any news, thoughPeople that are late:
If you are late, but had terribly pressing things do with school, family etc. and are late because of that, we understand (that happens to anyone). Please just message DiOli05 with a short notice that you are late so we know. Then we just need patience, but thats OK.
If you have somehow forgotten about this exchange for whatever reason, well.... Please just also contact DiOli05 and say that you're late and sorry, but will now write a review.
It takes you only a short time for that message, but at least we could know that there will be a review at all in the near time. I bet you could make some here (me included) very happy if you at least said you are writing a review.
And we know if you visit coldplaying but ignore the messages, so no excuses!
Hi, I'm William and I made your tape I'm glad that you liked it so much and listened to so many times!My review!
I loved my mixtape. It has 15 songs in it, and it was titled “Plans”. It starts off with this relaxing music, and then it has some songs that made me dance. I listened to this tape at least once every single day this week, it is great. I do not think I know any of the artists, but I am very interested in most of them!
Better too much than too littleOk, now song by song! (Will try to keep it short!)
This is one of those songs that I never get tired of, I just love the flowing synths and atmosphere. Maybe more dreamy than sentimental? Anchor by Tu Fawning. They released their debut album A Monument last year, which is kind of cosmic americana. Really cool, you should check it out. I don't know if the drumming goes faster, it's just left alone. Anyway, the mixtape takes its name from the chorus, "to complete my plans".1- Drumming! And then this catchy beat that goes on during the song. I like her voice!!! After the second listen, I was singing to it every time I heard it. I loved it. No clue of who it is, but I am dying to know! (I managed to resist the urge to look for the lyrics). It is a kind of slow song, and the drum beat makes it sort of sentimental, in my opinion. I still could not get the last part of the chorus. The drumming goes faster, and then the song ends.
Maybe a little, I understand what you're getting it, it has a very distinct vibe. The opening track from Local Natives new album Hummingbird, also worth checking out. I saw you liked Vampire Weekend and thought you might like these guys. they're from LA which is where Pulp Fiction is set.2- Some of the songs in this mixtape reminded me of Pulp Fiction… this one included. Slow song, and a man singing. I really like the beat, and I loved the chorus of the song. I paid close attention to the lyrics, and it made me like the song even more. It has this guitar on the back, and I believe it is what reminds me of that movie. Loved it as well (you would hear that a lot, partner)
This is from the early nineties by shoegaze band Dreamscape who were active about 3 years. I've listened to this track countless times, the synth line and driving chorus is just so haunting. The lyrics aren't really the most important part of the song to me, it's more the presence of the vocals.3- This song is a bit more fast at the start. Guitars and drums. This song has the old song feeling to it. You cannot clearly tell what the lyrics are (at least I cannot in some parts), but it is a female singing. The beat goes on during the song, and it has like bells that chime in the interludes. I like this one, but it seemed too repetitive in some points.
When by Susanne Sundfør, a Norwegian musician. I've seen her perform twice at very different venues and both times have been among the best gigs I've been to. Her music is pure gold to me. This is from her newest, more electronic album The Silicone Veil.4- Female singing, with a piano. I loved this one. I enjoyed this one. I would not usually listened to this kind of music, but I really liked it! She has a great voice, and the high notes are amazing. At a point, the piano becomes more intense, and she has other voices joining her. Love it. You think it is over, but she comes back, and then the song actually ends.
Yes, you're right, it's Grizzly Bear. Yet Again from Shields, a strong track which really stands out.5- Pulp Fiction again. It had that guitar riff that you hear at some point in the movie. This voice sounds familiar, but I have no clue. I would say Grizzly Bear because it has that kind of vibe, but not sure. I loooooved this one so much. It has lovely chorus, a great beat, and I liked the random guitar sounds at the end, along with the drumming.
Glad you liked it. December's Traditions by scottish band Frightened Rabbit. I heard them on the radio 3 years ago and I went straight out and bought their then newest album. I love their style, both musically and lyrically.6- LOVED THIS ONE. Same thing, after two listens, I was singing along to it. Starts with this guy singing, and then this amazing beat starts, and everything goes up from there. I really enjoy the changes in beats in songs, and this one has it. Also a catchy chorus. I have no clue of who they are, and definitively want to know. Amazing.
I don't like describing music as random, because it rarely is. Yup, a violin but probably not a bagpipe The violinist is one of Nick Cave's collaborators, Warren Ellis who an extremely talented violinist and musician. This is his trio, Dirty Three from Australia, who play instrumental music. Moon on the Land from Towards the Low Sun.7- Slow drumming. And then some random guitar notes… is that a violin? I think so. Everything starts coming together, and it is another one of the relaxing kind of songs. Is that a bagpipe? Sounds like one. Now back to drums and guitar… with some violin in the back… off and then violin is back again… and it goes on like that. I really enjoyed this instrumental. Again, not normally something I would get on my own.
Wasn't expecting you to like this as much, hehe. Screaming Females - Expire. I saw them at a festival last summer and they were awesome. The singer and guitarist's stage presence is so energetic, I absolutely love it.8- I think this was probably my favorite song out of all. Pulp Fiction again. Loved the guitar, and her voice! I am dying to know who they are!!! Amazing drumming as well. It is the kind of rock I have been into lately, so I enjoyed dancing to it every single time I listened it. Such a catchy chorus and amazing guitar solo!!! Loved the ending!
More aussie stuff, Into the Sky by Howling Bells who I saw support Elbow a year ago. The album this is off is one of my favorites.9- It switches between a soft steady beat, and a fast and strong beat at the chorus. I really liked this one! I think it fits my current state of affairs in some way! It has a good solo.
Racing Like a Pro by The National. There is something very heavy and brooding about The National, and especially in this track. When the brass comes in it's just perfect. One of my favorite bands10- Back to slow song. His voice sounds familiar. Piano in the back <3… and guitars. There is not much to say. Song goes kind of in the same way throughout, and it is lovely.
A truly powerful song, progressing slowly before releasing completely and giving it all. (not a faster beat though?) Suits his voice perfectly. Elbow - the Lonelieness of a Tower Crane Driver.11- Strong drumming at the beginning, accompanied by some guitar. It is hard to tell what he sings at the beginning… It sort of stops, and starts back with a bit faster beat; his voice is now stronger, making it completely different to how it started. It has that sentimental feel to it… no clue though, I could not tell much of the lyrics lol.
My Morning Jacket - Masterplan. Not old (from 2005 I think), but the recording is a little rough. great song.12- This one has the old-song feeling to it. No clue of who this is. I cannot really describe it… lol. It is like a regular soft rock song. Same drum beat throughout, not that much guitar in it, though. Both drums and guitar change when it is about to end. You can actually hear the distinctive guitar in the solo.
I don't think you do. Jan Johansson was a Swedish jazz pianist who recorded an album with reinterpretations of old Swedish folk songs. It's one of my absolute favorite albums, I've listened to it tons of times. This is a track off there named "Visa Från Rättvik" (Song/tune from Rättvik). You should listen to Visa Från Utanmyra, the most well-known one13- THIS ONE HAS BEEN HAUNTING ME SINCE THE FIRST LISTEN. I know this song. I am sure I know this song! But I have no clue of what the name of it is. Or who plays this one. Anyways, I LOVE LOVE LOVE PIANO! Second favorite song from the mixtape. I enjoyed it so so so much, thank you for putting that in there.
Dan Mangan - Sold. This guy's great.14- This one has the country feeling to it lol. I am not a fan of country, but I like this kind of songs. Kind of like Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros music lol. I really enjoyed it, and was not expecting it after the piano song! I love the second part of this song!! Made me dance so many times.
Right you are, the title track from Port of Morrow.15- Uhh!!! The Shins! Lol! I recognized this song instantly. I only listened to it a couple of times before, so I am really glad you put it here!!! It is a great ending to an awesome mixtape! It is weird how his voice sounds like a girl’s at some points… lol
Thank you, I'm thrilled that you liked it so much if there's anything you want to know or if you want any recommendations just let me know.So, overall, I loved this tape. I have very diverse taste in music, so the chances of something there that I would not have liked are very slim (Except Pop. I fucking hate Pop music. Death to Pop.).
You're very welcome! Here's the tracklist.Thank you for taking the time to make such an amazing mixtape!
OOOOOH. This looks solid.Plans
1. Tu Fawning - Anchor (A Monument, 2012)
2. Local Natives - You and I (Hummingbird, 2013)
3. Dreamscape - Greater Than God (La-di-da Recordings, 1992)
4. Susanne Sundfør - When (The Silicone Veil, 2012)
5. Grizzly Bear - Yet Again (Shields, 2012)
6. Frightened Rabbit - December's Traditions (Pedestrian Verse, 2013)
7. Dirty Three - Moon on the Land (Towards the Low Sun, 2012)
8. Screaming Females - Expire (Ugly, 2012)
9. Howling Bells - Into the Sky (The Loudest Engine, 2011)
10. The National - Racing Like A Pro (Boxer, 2007)
11. Elbow - The Loneliness of a Tower Crane Driver (The Seldom Seen Kid, 2008)
12. My Morning Jacket - Masterplan (It Still Moves, 2003)
13. Jan Johansson - Visa Från Rättvik (Jazz på Svenska, 1963)
14. Dan Mangan - Sold (Nice, Nice, Very Nice, 2009)
15. The Shins - Port of Morrow (Port of Morrow, 2012)
Oh yeah, plenty of us are willing to review tapes when there are some loose ones about. I've done it plenty of times, as it's something I enjoy doing. I'd love to extend my offer to listen to anyone who doesn't have a review yet.But your situation is even worse. You did not get a review of your tape
If it will be of any help, I like to volunteer to review the tape and others might do as well. Or is that what you talked about when you said you have a review from Deirdre? Usually after a while, when people haven't gotten a review and we haven't heard of the reviewer for a while, the mixtapes are given to others who sure will review and within a decent time.