Friday, January 13, 2017

MP3 blog 2017/01/13

http://thetastates.com/mp3s/blog/blog20170113.zip
Andrew Bird - Lit from Underneath
Andrew Bird - Pulaski at Night
Chelsea Wolfe - Sick
Chelsea Wolfe - They'll Clap When You're Gone
Clever Austin - Ocean Cloud
Hundred Waters - Innocent
Hundred Waters - Murmurs (Brandt Brauer Frick Remix)
Hundred Waters - Show Me Love (Nicole Miglis Acoustic)
Juice Box - Conspiracy
Juice Box - Rat Therapy
Loscil - City Hospital
Loscil - Endless Falls
Mr. Oizo - Solid ft Marilyn Manson

Friday, January 6, 2017

MP3 blog 2016/1/6

http://thetastates.com/mp3s/blog/blog20170106.zip
Against Me! - True Trans Soul Rebel (acoustic)
Art Bears - Three Bear Rooms (Chris Cutler rework)
Art Bears - Tranne Lacrimae (Bar Tears) (Ossatura rework)
Charles Bradley - Electric Victim Of Love
Concord Dawn - Havok
Eraldo Bernocchi and Shinkiro - Hikari
Jai Paul - Baby Beats
Jai Paul - Str8 Outta Mumbai
John K. Samson - 17th Street Treatment Centre
John K. Samson - Virtute at Rest
Naviger - Dolly Cassette
Naviger - Nervous System
Wye Oak - Better (For Esther)
Wye Oak - If You Should See
Wye Oak - Too Right
Xiu Xiu - Asleep (Acoustic)
Xiu Xiu - Don Diasco (Acoustic)

Friday, December 16, 2016

CPI - dark mix 2003

Here's a special holiday gift for everyone:  I was cleaning up and found an old backup disc that had a WAV file titled "dark mix" from 2003, so here it is for you.  13 years ago I recorded this mishmash of breakbeats and experimental sounds, with dashes of noise and speedcore.


It's a bit overblown, it's got a bit of line noise, it's a bit rough, but it's also kind of lovely to discover something I haven't heard in over a decade.


Please note the "unlisted" tag on this post.  I have tagged the random mixes I've put up on the blog that DO NOT APPEAR on http://thetastates.com/
Also there is another technically "unlisted" mix hidden on the page  at
http://thetastates.com/

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

MP3 blog 2016/12/15 XMAS MIXTAPE OVERLOAD

It's that most insufferable time of the year! I'm back with another 2 CDs of vaguely holiday related music for all of your celebrations, laments, hangovers, and meltdowns.
And this is how we always do it:  All of the past years are also all available, so here we have 19 discs of alternative holiday classics, all gift wrapped and ready for your cat to fuck with while you're not looking.



2 CDS, ONE ZIP FILE:  http://thetastates.com/mp3s/blog/blog20161215-xmas.zip

DISC 1
ATOM - A Glimpse of James' Jingle Socks
BadBadNotGood - Skating (Vince Guaraldi Trio cover)
Band Practice - A New Heart From Santa
Dead Hot - Santa Claus Is Coming In Gas Form
DMA and Oreo Jones - Xmas Woes
Galaxies - Blue Christmas
George & Jonathan - The Best Christmas
King Coleman - Blue Grey Christmas
King Crimson - Silent Night (Frippertronics)
Lake Island - It Came Upon A Midnight Clear
Rufus Thomas - I'll Be Your Santa Baby
Slow Club - It's Christmas And You're Boring Me
Sufjan Stevens - Auld Lang Syne
Sufjan Stevens - Christmas Woman
The Hold Steady - Christmas Is The Time To Say I Love You
The Kaisers -  Merry Christmas Loop Lu
The Residents - Jingle Bells

DISC 2
Bad Religion - Father Christmas
Bossy Love - Christmas Rapping
Castles - You Know It's Christmas
Divide and Kreate - Little Breakbeat Boy (Peggy Lee vs breaks)
dj BC - Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer (DMX vs Burl Ives)
Doctor Octoroc - Little Drummer Nemo
Jim Guthrie - I'm Coming Home (This Christmas)
John Zorn - Santa's Workshop
Julia Lee and Her Boyfriends - Christmas Spirit
Loren Connors - Christmas Day
Lou Rawls - Christmas Will Really Be Christmas
Polyphonic Spree - Carol Of The Drum (Little Drummer Boy)
Slow Club - Silent Night
Sufjan Stevens - Barcarola (You Must Be A Christmas Tree)
Sufjan Stevens - We Need A Little Christmas
The Dumps - Pokey The Toxic Tennenbaum
The Kevin Costner Suicide Pact - White Christmas




Get all of the years with these handy dandy links:
http://thetastates.com/mp3s/blog/blog20071224.zip
http://thetastates.com/mp3s/blog/blog20081221.zip
http://thetastates.com/mp3s/blog/blog20091219a.zip
http://thetastates.com/mp3s/blog/blog20091219b.zip
http://thetastates.com/mp3s/blog/blog20101220a.zip
http://thetastates.com/mp3s/blog/blog20101220b.zip
http://thetastates.com/mp3s/blog/blog20111216a.zip
http://thetastates.com/mp3s/blog/blog20111216b.zip
http://thetastates.com/mp3s/blog/blog20121221-xmas.zip
http://thetastates.com/mp3s/blog/blog20131217-xmas.zip
http://thetastates.com/mp3s/blog/blog20141222-xmas.zip
http://thetastates.com/mp3s/blog/blog20151218-xmas.zip



And if you demand to see the track lists in each, here ya go scroogemcdoofus:


http://thetastates.com/mp3s/blog/blog20071224.zip
Calexico - Gift X-change
Cap'N Jazz - Winter Wonderland
David Bowie & Bing Crosby - Little Drummer Boy & Peace On Earth (Full Version)
God Is My Co-Pilot - Marshmallow World
John Denver - Noel, Christmas Eve, 1913
John Denver & The Muppets - Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
Melt-Banana - White Christmas
Merzbow - Silent Night
Poxy Boggards - Santa Dog (The Residents cover)
Run DMC - Christmas In Hollis
Sufjan Stevens - Come On! Let's Boogey To The Elf Dance!
Sufjan Stevens - Only At Christmas Time
Tes La Rok - Santa Claus Is Lost
The Muppets - Christmas is Coming
The Residents - Seasoned Greetings
They Might Be Giants - Christmas Cards
They Might Be Giants - Feast Of Lights
William S. Burroughs & Kurt Cobain - The Priest They Called Him

http://thetastates.com/mp3s/blog/blog20081221.zip
A Band Called Quinn - Its Christmas Time
A plus D - Give Da Jew Girl Toys
Big D and the Kids Table - A Wicked Hardcore Christmas
Bright Eyes - Little Drummer Boy
Dar Williams - The Christians And The Pagans
DJ Flack - Hanukkah In Dub
Frieder Butzmann - Stille Nacht Goes Disco
Hybrid Kids - Deck The Halls (excerpt)
John Denver & The Muppets - Twelve Days of Christmas
Ludacris - Ludacrismas
Mojochronic - Whoville (Won't Get Yuled Again)
Monty Python - Christmas in Heaven
nullsleep - silent night
Sam Flanagan - Frosty DMC
Seagull Screaming Kiss Her Kiss Her - Here Comes Santa Claus
Secret Chiefs 3 - I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus
The Jackson 5 - Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town (Rock Steady Drew Happy Hollabass Mix)
The Pogues - Fairytale Of New York
The Raveonettes - Christmas In Cleveland
Treacherous Three - Xmas Rap
Wham - Last Christmas

http://thetastates.com/mp3s/blog/blog20091219a.zip
Andy Williams - It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year (A Shrift Remix)
Brak - 12 Days of Christmas
Bright Eyes - White Christmas
Coil - Christmas Is Now Drawing Near
David Hasselhoff - Joy to the World
Dean Martin - Baby, It's Cold Outside
Death Cab For Cutie - Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)
DJ BC - You Shook Me All Noel
Doctor Octoroc - Have Yourself a Final Little Fantasy
Duke Ellington - Jingle Bells (Robbie Hardkiss Remix)
Eazy-E - Merry Muthafuckin' Xmas
Frank Sinatra - Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
Frightened Rabbit - It's Xmas So We'll Stop
John Denver & The Muppets - Deck The Halls
Paddy Roberts - Merry Christmas You Suckers
Pizzicato Five - Silent Night
Ren and Stimpy - Cat Hairballs
Sex Pistols - Jingle Bells
Skindred - Jungle Bells
Stevie Wonder - The Little Drummer Boy
The Berlin Symphony Orchestra - The Nutcracker Suite (Baz Kuts Breaks Mix)
The Long Blondes - Christmas Is Cancelled
The Muppets - One More Sleep 'Til Christmas
The Simpsons - Jingle Bells
Tittsworth - Titts'mas Time (2007 Edit)
Weird Al Yankovic - The Night Santa Went Crazy

http://thetastates.com/mp3s/blog/blog20091219b.zip
Atmosphere - If I Was Santa Claus
Bing Crosby - Happy Holidays (Beef Wellington Remix)
Circlesquare - Untitled (For Christmas)
Dean Martin - Jingle Bells (Dan The Automator Remix)
DJ John - The Christmas Massacre of Charlie Brown
Fats Waller & His Rhythm - Swingin' Them Jingle Bells
Frieder Butzmann - White Christmas
Hard Call Xmas - My Christmas Bells
In Memory - The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year
Jill Sobule - Jesus Was A Dreidel Spinner
John Denver & The Muppets - We Wish You a Merry Christmas
King Of Pants - Alala Falala Hasselhoff
Lou Rawls - Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas (awayTEAM Remix)
Michael Palmer - Happy Merry Christmas
Mighty Mighty Bosstones - This Time Of Year
Milly & Silly - Getting Down For Xmas
Rick Potts - Santa's Assasins
Sonic Youth - Santa Doesn't Cop Out on Dope
Stars - Fairytale Of New York
The Bloody Beetroots - Little Stars
The Harlem Children's Chorus - Black Christmas
The Nat King Cole Trio - All I Want For Christmas (MJ Cole Remix)
The Soul Saints Orchestra - Santa's Got A Bag Of Soul
The Walkmen - No Christmas While I'm Talkin
Ween - Silent Night

http://thetastates.com/mp3s/blog/blog20101220a.zip
Atom and His Package - What WE Do on Christmas
Bing Crosby - White Christmas (Kaskade Remix)
Bosque Brown - Silent Night
Bright Eyes - Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
Charles Brown - Merry Christmas Baby (MNO Remix)
Chris Garneau - It's Almost Christmas
Culturcide - Depressed Christmas
Daz Dillinger - Christmas In the Hood
Doctor Octoroc - Icarus! the Angels Sing
Doctor Octoroc - Ryu, the Red Nosed Ninja
Dolly Parton & Cast - Hard Candy Christmas (The Best Little Whorehouse In Texas OST)
Electric Jungle - Funky Funky Christmas
Hybrid Kids - Happy Xmas (War Is Over)
James Brown - Funky Christmas
Lee Perry and Sandra Robinson - Merry Christmas Happy New Year
Lisa Hannigan - Silent Night (Damien Rice hidden track)
Matisyahu - Miracle (youtube rip)
Nat King Cole - Chestnuts Roasting (V_VM Remix)
Parenthetical Girls - Carol Of The Season
Parenthetical Girls - Festive Friends (Forever)
Star Wars Christmas Album - Christmas in the Stars
Star Wars Christmas Album - What Can You Get a Wookie for Christmas (When He Already Owns a Comb)
The Found Sound Orchestra - Holiday Jangle
The Residents - Jingle Bells
Vandals - Oi To The World
Vince Guaraldi Trio - Skating (A Charlie Brown Christmas OST)

http://thetastates.com/mp3s/blog/blog20101220b.zip
Afrika Bambaataa - Deck the Halls
Annie Lennox - God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
Baron Zen - My Lovely Christmas
Byron Lee and the Dragonaires - Winter Wonderland
Casiotone For The Painfully Alone - Cold White Christmas
Crocodiles & Dum Dum Girls - Merry Christmas, Baby (Please Don't Die)
Darlene Love - Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)
DYM - Little Drummer Boy
Glee Cast - Baby It's Cold Outside
Mavado, Flexxx & Savage - Gully Christmas
Mighty Mighty Bosstones - This Time
Sufjan Stevens - Do You See What I See
Sufjan Stevens - Put The Lights On The Tree
Swastika Girls - Tinseltown
Swastika Girls - When It's Time For Christmas
The Black On White Affair - Auld Lang Syne
The Cathedral Brass - Joy To The World (Mocean Worker Remix)
The Deer Tracks - Christmas Fire
The Jon Matthy Quartet - The World is Waiting for Misery and Suffering Forever
The Moog Machine - Deck the Halls
The Moog Machine - It Came Upon the Midnight Clear
William S. Burroughs & The Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy - The Junky's Christmas

http://thetastates.com/mp3s/blog/blog20111216a.zip
Anamanaguchi - All I Want 4 Xmas Is U
Anima, Floyd & Zoot - The Man with the Bag
Basia Bulat - You Are A Gift
Blondie & Fab Five Freddie - Yuletide Throwndown (Christmas Rapture)
Bootsy Collins - N-Yo-City
Eurythmics - Winter Wonderland
James Brown - Go Power At Christmas Time
John Zorn - Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
Lord Beginner - Christmas Morning The Rum Had Me Yawning (1939)
MCM - Chris Kringle Is A Black Man
Ohbijou - Last Christmas
Parenthetical Girls - Wait Another Year
Paul Simon - Getting Ready For Christmas Day
Salem - King Night
Slow Club - Christmas TV
Star Wars Christmas Album - R2-D2 We Wish You a Merry Christmas
Sufjan Stevens - I Saw Three Ships
The Blind Boys Of Alabama - Go Tell It On The Mountain ft Tom Waits
The Superions - Fruitcake (YACHT Remix)
Tom Waits - New Year's Eve
Vince Guaraldi - O, Tannenbaum (A Charlie Brown Christmas OST)

http://thetastates.com/mp3s/blog/blog20111216b.zip
2.3 Children - Santa's Just An Anagram For Satan
Big Bird & The Swedish Chef - The Christmas Song
Billy Elliot OST - Merry Christmas Maggie Thatcher
Bootsy Collins - Chestnutz (The Christmas Song)
De La Soul - Millie Pulled A Pistol On Santa (Full Mix)
Electric Amish - Christmas Time In Amish Land
Goldfrapp - Winter Wonderland
John Zorn & Mike Patton - The Christmas Song
Johnny Cash - O Little Town Of Bethlehem
Live Wire - Gift Card
No Fixed Abode & Son Of Kick - Xmas Dubmas
Okkervil River - Listening To Otis Redding At Home During Christmas
Parenthetical Girls - Flowers For Albion
Sleepy Rebels - California Christmas
Slow Club - Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)
The Blind Boys Of Alabama - Little Drummer Boy ft Michael Franti
The Executor - Christmas Is A Joyful Day (1937)
The Residents - Mr. Skull's New Year's Eve Song
Tom Waits - Silent Night
Venture Brothers (21, 24 & The Mighty Monarch) - Hard Candy Christmas (Dolly Parton cover)

http://thetastates.com/mp3s/blog/blog20121221-xmas.zip
(Charles)Book&Record featuring Tada! - Black Christmas
Apollo Zero - Do You Hear Rainbows I Hear
Beat Happening - Christmas
Bishop Allen - You'll Never Find My Christmas
BogTroTTeR - Nutcracker
Bootsy Collins - Happy Holidaze
Butcher Claus - A Sprig of Holly On the Electric Turbine
Camera Obscura - The Blizzard
Can - Silent Night
Clyde Lasley & the Cadillac Baby Specials - Santa Came Home Drunk
Danny Elfman - The Nightmare Before Christmas Theme
Doctor Octoroc - 8 Days of Master Robots
Doctor Octoroc - Bubbles We Have Heard On Bobble
Dressy Bessy - Mister Kringle's
Electric Mayhem Band - 'Zat You, Santa Claus
Elf Elf & Dok-Im - My Christmas Bells
Ferrante and Teicher - Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (prepared pianos, 1955)
Frightened Rabbit - Boxing Night
Hey Rosetta! - Carry Me Home
Horsepower & Teki Latex - All I Want For Christmas Is Techno
John Zorn - Christmas Time Is Here
John Zorn - Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
Louis Armstrong & Velma Middleton - Baby, It's Cold Outside (Mulato Beach Remix)
Low - Blue Christmas
Low - Santa's Coming Over
Mr. Kinetik & Tony Styxx - Cool Like Jack
Neko Case - Christmas Card From a Hooker In Minneapolis (Tom Waits cover)
Nicky Da B - Xmas In The Room
Oscar Peterson - Jingle Bells
Otis Redding - White Christmas
Parenthetical Girls - Christmas Past
People Like Us - Jingle Joy (Live at Christian Marclay's Sounds of Christmas, Tate Modern)
Qualities (Sun Ra) - It's Christmas Time (45 Version)
Ren & Stimpy - Fleck The Walls
Star Wars Christmas Album - Sleigh Ride
Sufjan Stevens - O Come O Come Emmanuel
Swastika Girls - Last Christmas
The Flaming Lips - White Christmas (Demo For Tom Waits)
The Moog Machine - Jingle Bells
The Moog Machine - The First Noel
The Muppets - Christmas Scat
The Mynabirds - All I Want is Truth (for Christmas)
The Quad City DJ's, 69 Boyz and K-Nock - What I Want For Christmas
The Qualities (Sun Ra) - Happy New Year To You (1956)
The Sesame Street Muppets - The Night Before Christmas
Twisted Sister - Oh Come All Ye Faithful
VVm - Erald Hark Angel
Yeah Yeah Yeahs - All I Want For Christmas

http://thetastates.com/mp3s/blog/blog20131217-xmas.zip
2.3 Children - Christmas In The City
Archers Of Loaf - Assassination On X-Mas Eve
Bessie Smith - At The Christmas Ball
Boy George & Antony Hagerty - Happy Christmas, War Is Over (John Lennon cover)
Busdriver - Ding-a-ling-a-ring-a-ling
Byron Lee and the Dragonaires - Silver Bells
Coldcut - Christmas Break
Current 93 - Happy Birthday Pigface Christus
Cynthia Dall - Christmas (California)
Disco Four - He's Santa Clause
Dolly Parton - Santa Claus Is Coming to Town
Fat Daddy - Fat Daddy
Gruff Rhys - Post Apocalypse Christmas
Harmony Korine - Sweet Night (Trash Humpers OST)
James Brown - Santa Claus Go Straight To The Ghetto
Kitty Pryde - Implants & Yankee Candles
Matthew And The Atlas - Fairytale Of New York (Pogues cover)
Mojo Nixon - Christmas Christmas
Napoleon IIIrd - Deck The Halls
Nathan Fake - Xmas Rush (Dub)
Pansy Division - Homo Christmas
Parenthetical Girls - Post-Christmas Time
Parenthetical Girls - Thank God It's Not Christmas
Plastic Operator - Happy Holidays
Prato - Falalalalala Christmas
Ramones - Merry Christmas (I Don't Wanna Fight Ronight) (UK Single Version)
Run The Jewels - A Christmas Fucking Miracle
Scott Walker - The Day the _Conducator_ Died (An Xmas Song)
Sky Ferreira - Omanko
Sleeping At Last - Snow
Smith & Burrows - When The Thames Froze
Sweet Tee - Let The Jingle Bells Rock
Swing Republic - Boogie Woogie Santa
Tea Ugly - Hanukah
The Coctails - First Snowfall
The Dickies - Silent Night
The Flaming Lips with Yoko Ono Plastic Ono Band - Atlas Eets Christmas
The Yobs - C-H-R-I-S-T-M-A-S
Thee X-Karollerz - Sado-Claus Iz Kumming
Venture Brothers (The Monarch and Dr. Mrs. The Monarch) - Baby It's Cold In Here
VVM - Santa Claws is Conning Your Town
Yo La Tengo - Rock N Roll Santa

http://thetastates.com/mp3s/blog/blog20141222-xmas.zip
DISC 1
Andrew and the North American Grizzly - Let The Snow Fall
Buzz Fuzz - .....and a Wappie New Year
Choir! Choir! Choir! with Tim Baker - Carry Me Home (Hey Rosetta) (live)
Clarence Carter - Back Door Santa
Doctor Octoroc - Kraid, Rest Ye Merry Mother Brain
Drew Grow & the Pastors' Wives - Tennessee Christmas (Alabama)
Grandmaster O - Santa Cut
James Chance & the Contortions - Christmas With Satan
Korean Children's Choir - Jingle Bells (1954)
Lead Belly - Christmas Is A-Coming
Pimpdaddysupreme - How KimYe Ruined Christmas
Polyphonic Spree - Silver Bells ft School Of Seven Bells
Sinead O'Connor - Silent Night Holy Night
Sloppy Seconds - Hooray For Santa Claus (Theme From Santa Claus Conquers The Martians)
Sufjan Stevens - Up on the Housetop
T. Mills & Blackbear - Coldest Winter
Terravita - Rock The Carol Of The Bells
The Qualities (Sun Ra) - It's Christmas Time
The Waitresses - Christmas Wrapping

DISC 2
ATOM - Hark The Snow King's Marshmellows
Belle & Sebastian - Are You Coming Over For Christmas
Bessie Smith - At The Christmas Ball
Caitlin Rose with Keegan DeWitt - You Never Come Home For Christmas
Character 6 - Als Hij Komt
Cold Chillin' Juice Crew - Cold Chillin' Christmas
D.veloped - Holidays With D.veloped
Harry Simeone Chorale - Little Drummer Boy Ish (Diggz Edit)
Hey Rosetta - New Year Song
JD McDonald - Boogaloo Santa Claus
John Zorn - Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!
Remute - Jingle Bells (Cowbell Mania Mix)
Slow Club - Christmas Thanks For Nothing
Sufjan Stevens - Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
The Killers - Don't Shoot Me Santa
The Oh Hellos - Mvmt IV, Every Bell On Earth Will Ring
The Prophet - Sick Christmas
The Scallions & Adam Rabin - Winter Wonderland (done with The Residents Eskimo album)

DISC 3
Branches - O Holy Night
Busy Boys - Funky Fresh X-Mas
Chuck Berry - Merry Christmas Baby
Death Cab for Cutie - Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)
Deer Tick - Christmas All Summer Long
Doctor Octoroc - Joy To Commando
Gen Ken - You Could Even Say It Glows
Grandmaster O - Goodnight Alvin
John Zorn - Winter Wonderland
Kate Bush - Home For Christmas
Kurtis Blow - Christmas Rappin'
Lenny Dee & Ralphie Dee - Brooklyn X-Mas
Polyphonic Spree - Happy Xmas (War Is Over)
Sufjan Stevens - Angels We Have Heard On High
The Fall - (We Wish You) A Protein Christmas
The Ventures - Sleigh Ride
Thunderskank & Trufix - Merry Christmas
Tiny Tim - Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer
Tuxedomoon - Weinachts Rap


http://thetastates.com/mp3s/blog/blog20151218-xmas.zip
DISC 1
Sufjan Stevens - Christmas Unicorn
Bernard Stepian Orchestra - Joy to the World_Bells
Doctor Octoroc - Super Jingle Bros.
Violent Femmes - Happy New Year Next Year
Wild Billy Childish & the Musicians of the British Empire - Comanche (Link Wray's Christmas)
Happy Fangs - All I Want for Christmas Is Halloween
Kansas City Kitty - Christmas Morning Blues
mojochronic - Lou Christmas (Without You) (The Velvet Underground vs Straight No Chaser v Staples Singers vs Salzburg Children's Choir)
Big Dee Irwin And Little Eva - I Wish You A Merry Christmas
MC Globe - Twas the Night Before Christmas
Sufjan Stevens - Christmas in the Room
The Be Good Tanyas - Rudy
Dave McPherson - Merry Ex-Mrs
Sufjan Stevens - Angels We Have Heard On High
The Hulls - Christmas Time On the Picket Line
Yuzima - Sleigh Ride
Ron Sexsmith - Maybe This Christmas
Bernard Stepian Orchestra - Oh Christmas Tree_Ghosts

DISC 2
Titus Andronicus - Auld Lang Syne
Sufjan Stevens - Do You Hear What I Hear
Slow Club - All Alone At Christmas
mojochronic - Rudolph's Red Nose (Sage The Gemini vs Gene Autry vs The Derric Johnson Vocal Orchestra)
The Grubby Mitts - Come on Home For Christmas
Bernard Stepian Orchestra - Silent Night_Our Prayer
Good Lovelies - Under The Tree
Leroy Carr - Christmas in Jail, Ain't That a Pain
Fleshtones - Super Rock Santa
Sufjan Stevens - Lumberjack ChristmasNo One Can Save You From Christmases Past
Mary Harris - Happy New Year Blues
The Student Teachers - Christmas Weather
Doctor Octoroc - O Come, All Ye Vampires
MC Globe - Jingle Bells
Bernard Stepian Orchestra - Deck the Halls_Omega is the Alpha
Sufjan Stevens - Carol of St. Benjamin The Bearded One
Stormy Weather - Christmas Time Is Coming (A Street Carol)
The Cabana Kids - Little Drummer Boy
dj BC - Cold Chillin with Stevie (Stevie Wonder vs Juice Crew Allstars vs Harry Potter vs Bob and Doug MacKenzie)

Monday, December 12, 2016

CPI'S BEST OF 2016

In 2016 I listened to a lot less music than prior years.  Well, check that, I actually listened to less NEW 2016 music.  I probably listened to only a slightly bit less in total, as my priorities tended to shift towards family, pinball, work, etc.


With that concession, I want to say these are my favourite albums that I heard in 2016.  Go check these out and buy them.


CPI'S TOP ALBUMS FROM 2016





TRACKS INCLUDED:
A Tribe Called Red - Indian City ft Northern Voice
A Tribe Called Red - R.E.D. ft Yasiin Bey, Narcy & Black Bear
Anohni - Drone Bomb Me
Anohni - Hopelessness
beaunoise - Leaving
beaunoise - Novem.major
Beyoncé - Formation
Beyoncé- Hold Up
Califone - Easter82
Califone - Tripped on your Cape
Daniel Schmidt - And the Darkest Hour is Just Before Dawn
Daniel Schmidt - In My Arms, Many Flowers
Frightened Rabbit - An Otherwise Disappointing Life
Frightened Rabbit - I Wish I Was Sober
Mykki Blanco - Highschool Never Ends ft Woodkid
Mykki Blanco - My Nene
Radiohead - Burn The Witch
Radiohead - Identikit
Rae Spoon - I Hear Them Calling
Rae Spoon - Wrestles With Death
White Lung - Below
White Lung - Kiss Me When I Bleed


DOWNLOAD CPI'S BEST OF 2016 (tracks from best albums AND the singles included)




SINGLES:


I focus on albums that are good as a whole experience, from start to finish.  My focus in the past few years has been finding satisfying albums that demand your attention as a whole experience.
But there is still lots of good stuff that I heard that I want to point to, so here is a list of "singles".  Tracks from 2016 that exist standalone, or maybe the album as a whole didn't make my top selections.
But if you like any of the tracks here, do go check out those albums.


TRACKS INCLUDED:
Aesop Rock - Rings
Andy Stott - New Romantic
Basia Bulat - In The Name Of
Beth Orton - Snow
Black Mountain - Mothers Of The Sun
Braids - Joni
Chance The Rapper - Angels
Christian Löffler - Lost
Ian William Craig - Lost on Tim, Part 2
Kaytranada - Lite Spots
Kings Quest - Tourniquet
Sam Shalabi & Stefan Christoff - 2016-05-17 live at 2 Monk Street, Ottawa (2016)
Scott Walker - Opening (The Childhood of a Leader OST)
Son Lux - You Don't Own Me ft Hanna Benn
Young Thug - Harambe

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

MP3 blog 2016/12/07

http://thetastates.com/mp3s/blog/blog20161207.zip
Andrew Judah - I Know You Know
Andrew Judah - Monster
Andrew Judah - Morning Light
Clipping - Air 'Em Out
Jóhann Jóhannsson - By The Roes, And By The Hinds Of The Field
Jóhann Jóhannsson - Flight From The City
Jóhann Jóhannsson - The Radiant City
John Carpenter - Assault On Precinct 13 (Theme Redux)
John Carpenter - The Fog (Theme Redux)
Los Folkloristas - El Coco (Captain Planet Remix)
Miami Horror - Cellophane (Loframes remix)
Orchestre Poly-Rythmo de Cotonou - Mede Ma Gnin Messe
The Parlor - The Surgeon's Knife
Zu - Easter Woman (The Residents cover)

Monday, November 28, 2016

MP3 blog 2016/11/28

http://thetastates.com/mp3s/blog/blog20161128.zip
A$AP Ferg - Shabba (Remix) ft Shabba Ranks, Busta Rhymes, & Migos
Bon Iver - 22 (OVER S~~N) (Bob Moose Extended Cab Version)
Bon Iver - dEAThbREaST (Extended Version)
Bon Iver - Heavenly Father
Duo De Twang - Boonville Stomp
Duo De Twang - Pipe Line
Duo De Twang - Wynonas Big Brown Beaver
I Love Makonnen - Doubted ft Key!
KILN - Moth and Moon
KILN - Roil
Midday Veil - Babel
Odesza - Light (Daktyl Remix)
Plaid - Tether
Tim Hecker - Veil Scans

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

MP3 blog 2016/11/15

http://thetastates.com/mp3s/blog/blog20161115.zip
Angel Olsen - Heart Shaped Face (bonus disc version)
Angel Olsen - Never Be Mine
Angel Olsen - Shut Up Kiss Me
Angel Olsen - Sister
Daft Grips - This Is Harder
John Carpenter - Abyss
John Carpenter - Night (Zola Jesus and Dean Hurley Remix)
John Carpenter - Persia Rising
John Carpenter - White Pulse
Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein - Eleven (Stranger Things OST)
Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein - Hawkins Lab (Stranger Things OST)
Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein - Hazmat Suits (Stranger Things OST)
Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein - Lights Out (Stranger Things OST)
Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein - Stranger Things (Stranger Things OST)
Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein - Walking Through the Upside Down (Stranger Things OST)
Okkervil River - Judey on a Street
Okkervil River - Okkervil River R.I.P.
Okkervil River - She Would Look for Me

Saturday, November 12, 2016

MP3 blog 2016/11/12 - Daphne Music vol 009

Daphne Music vol. 009!
http://thetastates.com/mp3s/blog/blog20161112-daphne009.zip



art by Amanda Wong

01 Beauty and the Beast OST - Belle
02 The Gaslight Anthem - The 59 Sound (Acoustic on KEXP)
03 Sia - The Greatest ft Kendrick Lamar
04 Justin Timberlake - Can't Stop The Feeling
05 Israel Kamakawiwo'ole - Somewhere Over the Rainbow
06 Indigo Girls - Closer To Fine
07 The Go-Gos - We Got the Beat
08 Beauty and the Beast OST - Be Our Guest
09 Vance Joy - Riptide
10 The Gaslight Anthem - The Diamond Church Street Choir
11 Bomba Estereo - Soy Yo
12 Indigo Girls - Watershed
13 Carly Rae Jepsen - I Really Like You
14 The Gaslight Anthem - The 59 Sound
15 KC & The Sunshine Band - Give It Up
16 Indigo Girls - Get Out The Map
17 The Lion King OST - I Just Can't Wait to be King
18 Beauty and the Beast OST - Beauty and the Beast

Be sure to click here for the 8 other mixtapes!

Friday, November 4, 2016

MP3 blog 2016/11/04

http://thetastates.com/mp3s/blog/blog20161104.zip
Against Me! - 333
Against Me! - Haunting, Haunted, Haunts
Against Me! - Suicide Bomber
Califone - Easter82
Califone - Mother of Violence
Califone - Tripped on your Cape
Celer - An Inverted Sign To The Present
Dinosaur Jr. - Two Things
Hauschka - Pripyat
Hauschka - Sanzhi Pod City
Hauschka - Stromness
LMP - Mysterious Whisper (Prince-A-Roni Remix) (They Might Be Giants cover)
Protomartyr - Born To Be Wine
Vince Staples - '06

Monday, October 24, 2016

MP3 blog 2016/10/24

http://thetastates.com/mp3s/blog/blog20161024.zip
Carly Rae Jepsen - E-mo-tion
Carly Rae Jepsen - Favourite Colour
Carly Rae Jepsen - Making The Most Of The Night
Glenn Branca - Symphony No. 13 part 4; Vengeance
Haim - Better Off
J Hacha de Zola - Strange
Kaytranada - Bullets ft Little Dragon
Kaytranada - Inspectah Deck's Recording Party
Kaytranada - Lite Spots
Kaytranada - Vivid Dreams ft River Tiber
Kaytranada - Weight Off ft BadBadNotGood
Mykki Blanco - For The Cunts
Mykki Blanco - Highschool Never Ends ft Woodkid
Mykki Blanco - My Nene

Friday, October 14, 2016

MP3 blog 2016/10/14

http://thetastates.com/mp3s/blog/blog20161014.zip
Alpenglow - Solitude
Black Mountain - Cemetery Breeding
Black Mountain - Constellations
Black Mountain - Mothers Of The Sun
Christian Löffler - Lost
Christian Löffler - Unknown
Dan Lissvik - H
Dan Lissvik - I (1)
Heavy Bedroom - And Yet
Menzingers - The Obituaries
Young Thug - Harambe
Young Thug - Pop Man ft Wyclef Jean
Young Thug - RiRi

Friday, September 30, 2016

MP3 blog 2016/09/30

http://thetastates.com/mp3s/blog/blog20160930.zip
A Tribe Called Red - Indian City ft Northern Voice
A Tribe Called Red - R.E.D. ft Yasiin Bey, Narcy & Black Bear
A Tribe Called Red - Sila ft Tanya Tagaq
B. Dolan - Hon3y from a B33
B. Dolan - Soldier Boy ft Scroobius Pip (You Better Run RMX)
Caïna - Applicant ; Supplicant
Caïna - I Am the Flail of the Lord
Clark - Mirage Trooper
Cornelius - Ghost In The Shell ARISE (GITSA OST)
Cornelius - Not Myself; salyu x salyu (GITSA OST)
Cornelius - Star Cluster Collector (GITSA OST)
Scott Walker - Opening (The Childhood of a Leader OST)
Scott Walker - The Meeting (The Childhood of a Leader OST)
Scott Walker - Third Tantrum (The Childhood of a Leader OST)
Thelonious Martin - Bomaye ft Joey Purp
Wye Oak - Better
Zack de la Rocha - Digging For Windows

Friday, September 9, 2016

MP3 blog 2016/09/08

http://thetastates.com/mp3s/blog/blog20160908.zip
Beth Orton - 1973
Beth Orton - Flesh And Blood
Beth Orton - Snow
DJ Paypal feat. DJ Earl + DJ Taye - Dose
Florence & The Machine - Spectrum (TYR Remix)
Kings Quest - Tourniquet
Owen Pallett - Lewis Takes Off His Shirt (Dan Deacon Remix)
Ryan Hemsworth - Wait ft Keaton Henson & Mitski
Shlohmo - Bo Peep (Do U Right) ft Jeremih
Sigur Ros - Brennisteinn
Sigur Ros - Isjaki
Sigur Ros - Kveikur
White Lung - Below
White Lung - Kiss Me When I Bleed
White Lung - Narcoleptic

Thursday, September 1, 2016

MP3 blog 2016/08/31

So yeah btw I guess I listened to the entire Plastikman Archives 15 CD box set. 

http://thetastates.com/mp3s/blog/blog20160831.zip
Braids - Joni
Braids - Trophies for Paradox
CHVRCHES - I Would Die 4 V (Prince cover) (soundcloud rip)
Hirokazu Tanaka - arrangement of Metroid Ending Music (1987)
Hirokazu Tanaka - arrangement of Metroid Start Sound, Brinstar, During Escape BGM (1987)
Hirokazu Tanaka - arrangement of Metroid Title Music (1987)
Hirokazu Tanaka - Parthena's Mirror (Kid Icarus) arrangements of Underworld BGM, Earthworld BGM, Skyworld BGM, Temple Interior BGM (1987)
La Funk Mob - Motorbass Get Funked Up (Elektrophunk Remix)
Mickey Hart and Zakir Hussain - Umayeyo (Slakked Plastik Remix)
Plastikman - Consumed
Plastikman - Gak (Gaiser's Oozing Through Windsor Tunnel Remix)
Plastikman - Hypokondriak
Plastikman - Krakked
Plastikman - Sheets N Blankets (Crazy Sheet Soul Center Variation)

Monday, August 29, 2016

MP3 blog 2016/08/29 - Daphne Music vol 008



Daphne Music vol. 008!
http://thetastates.com/mp3s/blog/blog20160831-daphne008.zip




All songs selected by my daughter.





01 Les Miserables - One Day More! (10th Anniversary Concert)
02 Shakira - Try Everything (Zootopia OST)
03 Rent OST - Seasons Of Love
04 Hamilton OST - The Schuyler Sisters
05 Peter, Paul and Mary - Puff, The Magic Dragon
06 Basia Bulat - Let Me In
07 Dolly Parton - 9 to 5
08 Hairspray OST - Good Morning Baltimore
09 Hamilton OST - What'd I Miss
10 Rufus Wainwright - Hallelujah ft Choir! Choir! Choir!
11 Leonard Cohen - So Long, Marianne (edit)
12 The Muppets - Just One Person
13 Tegan & Sarah - Everything Is AWESOME!!! ft The Lonely Island (Lego Movie OST)
14 Hairspray OST - The New Girl in Town
15 Hamilton OST - Non-Stop
16 Beyonce - All Night

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

CPI - Density

New album out today:
CPI - Density
(a love letter)

01 solitudes
02 redbird
03 home handover
04 arcade
05 environments
06 japanese birds
07 trains
08 zohar
09 hanatarash
10 triadic memories
11 echoes

sounds played on top themselves:  field recordings, classical, noise, etc

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

MP3 blog 2016/08/09

http://thetastates.com/mp3s/blog/blog20160809.zip
Aun - Fiat Lux
Aun - Radiation
Best Coast - Feeling OK
Best Coast - Fine Without You
Best Coast - Sleep Won't Ever Come
case-lang-veirs - Atomic Number
case-lang-veirs - Best Kept Secret
case-lang-veirs - I Want To Be Here
G.L.O.S.S. - Give Violence A Chance
G.L.O.S.S. - Trans Day Of Revenge
Plastikman - Fuk
Plastikman - Plasticity
Plastikman - Sickness
Reighnbeau - Highways
The Julie Ruin - Hit Reset
The Julie Ruin - Let Me Go
The Julie Ruin - Rather Not
The Julie Ruin - Record Breaker

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

MP3 blog 2016/08/03

http://thetastates.com/mp3s/blog/blog20160803.zip
Chance The Rapper - All We Got
Chance The Rapper - Angels
Chance The Rapper - Juke Jam
Chance The Rapper - No Problem
CHVRCHES - Bury It
CHVRCHES - Get Away
CHVRCHES - Make Them Gold
CHVRCHES - Never Ending Circles
Danny L Harle - Awake for Hours
John Zorn - Magic Carpet Ride
Nots - Decadence
Radiohead - Burn The Witch
Radiohead - Decks Dark
Radiohead - Ful Stop
Radiohead - Identikit
Third Coast Percussion - Mallet Quartet III. Fast
Third Coast Percussion - Nagoya Marimbas

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

the 2005 demos

CPI - 2005 demo 1
CPI - 2005 demo 2


I found 2 old demos on an external hard drive. As my days of relevancy as a DJ slow to a halt, I wanted to share them to give some perspective.
Go back and look at my output circa 2004. GO AND LOOK. I had started buying a few dancier records in 2003 and 2004, and 2004 saw releases of mixtapes for both Venus Envy and The Decypher Cru. I was hot shit, on a roll. I was playing dancey vinyl, feeling good, and decided I should go get a regular booking at a club. What could go wrong?


After passing around a tonne of these demos, no one called me back. Maybe they didn't like the music, maybe they didn't want a fat queer woman on display, whatevs. In retrospect a lot of my dance favourites did not exactly inspire the same rush of feelings in the rest of the world. YMMV


Honed by many years of eclectic queer parties, I repeated a similar thing in 2012, with much greater refinement: Q-Bounce 1.1 and Q-Bounce 1.2 were my statements of how I wanted to have a dance party.  They were demos of exactly what I wanted to bring to the table.


The reactions from my hometown Ottawa crowds were mostly stares, gawks, and confusion, thus effectively ending my viability as a dance DJ. (though apparently it went over well in Toronto and Montreal.)

These are a bit sloppy, but for me, endearing.  Maybe it's the nostalgia.  I once thought I could get Ottawa clubs to dance along to Squarepusher and Mu. Oh god the needle even jumps at one point.
I made them each under 20 minutes so they could fit on one of those nifty 3" CDRs, or on either side of a 40 minute cassette.