Friday, April 17, 2009

Music Mix: Dreaming All The Ways That You Will Smile



For your listening pleasure: an assiduously arranged, special summery mix of eight songs that I've been listening to lately, mostly culled from music blogs and the like. Please to download it from here.

Megaupload's interface can be a little confusing, so here are some instructions:

1. Click on the big "Download File" button. But first you have to enter the robot-filtering code above it.
2. When you fill in the code and click on "Download File," a countdown in the lower right corner starts: "Please wait __ seconds"
3. When the countdown ends, a "REGULAR DOWNLOAD" button appears. Press that. :)

And heeere's the tracklist:

01. Telekinesis - Coast of Carolina
02. Robbers On High Street - Shout to the Top (The Style Council cover)
03. Kennedy - Karate
04. Fever Ray - When I Grow Up (Lissvik Remix)
05. fun - At Least I'm Not As Sad (As I Used To Be)
06. Harlem Shakes - Sunlight
07. Theresa Andersson - Birds Fly Away
08. Amadou & Mariam - Sabali

Some comments. I took the title of the mix from the Telekinesis song, a great stick-in-your head slice of sunny pop-rock. The Style Council cover may hew a bit too close to the original but I like it anyway. "Karate" is silly and fun and dance-inducing. I haven't listened to too much Fever Ray yet but I liked this remixed number. fun is what The Format became after they broke up (I loved The Format). The voice of the guy from Harlem Shakes sometimes sounds too slurry and sloppy but they generally make great music and the singer gets it together on this track. You've probably seen the YouTube videos of Theresa Andersson playing all these instruments with her fingers and toes; disregard the novelty value and appreciate her excellent songcraft. Finally, you will love Amadou & Mariam. Damon Albarn says so.

All worthy acts. Click on their names to visit their sites!

9 comments:

Kristine said...

How long will the tracks be up?

Thor Bee said...

Kennedy's Karate does make me smile along with doing variations of the (relic) running man. Yay, thanks Luis! :D

miguel said...

ooh, thanks for this man!

Luis K. said...

Kristine! :) According to Megaupload, "a file that was uploaded anonymously will be deleted no sooner than 21 days after the last time it was downloaded."

So, at least 21 days. Unless someone complains, in which case it may be less.

And btw, are you a Mrs. already? Congratulations!! :D

You're very welcome, Thor and Miguel! :)

Bea said...

Hey man.. have you listened to Amadou et Mariam pre-Damonification?

I dun like the very electro thing that Albarn did. I like the Manu Chao touch more, the simplicity, etc.

Anyway..

Luis K. said...

Heya Bea :) I haven't, actually. Sadly, it took 'Damonification' to get Amadou + Mariam on my radar. But now I will check out their earlier stuff. :)

What have you been listening to lately?

radiculous said...

weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee thanks luis :)

Cris said...

i love it when people make their own mix. thanks for sharing luis! maybe you can guest blog on my site, i'm running out of ideas for lists. ;)

Luis K. said...

You're welcome, Rad. :) And Cris! :D

And thanks for the offer, Cris! Will try to think of something suitable.