Archive | October, 2011

Halloween by Liftingfaces

Halloween by Liftingfaces

Nineteen songs; varying shades of Haloweenness. You will find a range of styles here (yes, including Salem), but you will not find “Monster Mash”, sorry. Nor will there will be any Kanye West (sorry “Monster” fans), but there is one rap verse.

Enjoy, if you dare.

01. This Mortal Coil “Fire Brothers” (1986)
02. Glass Candy “Halloween” (2011)
03. The Black Angels “Young Dead Men” (2006)
04. Patsy Cline “Sweet Dreams” (1963)
05. Timber Timbre “Lay Down in the Tall Grass” (2009)
06. Buck 65 “Blood Pt. 2” (2009)
07. This Mortal Coil “Meniscus” (1986)
08. Lana Del Rey “Kinda Outta Luck” (2011)
09. Chrysta Bell “Real Love” (2011)
10. Ween “Mutilated Lips” (1997)
11. CocoRosie “Hopscotch” (2010)
12. Salem “King Night” (2010)
13. Beach House “The Arrangement” (2010)
14. Charlie Feathers “Can’t Hardly Stand It” (1948)
15. Dead Can Dance “The Ubiquitous Mr. Lovegrove” (1993)
16. Dead Man’s Bones “My Body’s a Zombie for You” (2009)
17. David Lynch “Pinky’s Dream” (2011)
18. Brenda Lee “I’m Sorry” (1960)
19. Angelo Badalamenti “Twin Peaks Theme” (2000)

Download Mixtape.

Olafur Arnalds “Living Room Songs”

Living Room Songs

Similar to his Found Songs LP from 2009, Ólafur Arnalds has released Living Room Songs, a project recorded over the course of one week from the bedroom of his Reykjavík apartment, and released for free as each song was finished.

This time, however, he included videos of each recording to accompany the music. The album will be packaged and released in high-quality form later this year. You can pre-order it here, and receive a free postcard.

Enjoy the album on his website, and have a look at the genesis of these beautiful compositions below…

Day 1 “Fyrsta”

Day 2 “Near Light”

Day 3 “Film Credits”

Day 4 “Tomorrow’s Song”

Day 5 “Ágúst”

Day 6 “Lag Fyrir Ömmu”

Day 7 “This Place is a Shelter”

“Sheared” by Nikolas Ilic

In keeping with my farm animal theme yet again, here is a cool thesis animation from Nikolas Ilic, who recently graduated from Sheridan College in Canada.