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noddin0ff
05-19-2011, 04:46 AM
Com∑post (ˈkšm-ˌpōst, especially British -ˌpšst): a mixture that consists largely of decayed organic matter and is used for fertilizing and conditioning land


I lurked for a few years before signing up in 2003; spent a bunch of time in the gear forums until I heard the arguments on interconnects so many times I didn’t care anymore. Sometime around 2005, I decided to dip my toes in Rav Recs. I had no idea who you all were; no idea who the bands were that you listened to and talked about. Largely still don’t. But, I hung on because at least there was abundant enthusiasm. I was aware of the snail mail comp swap culture, but always felt it would be too intrusive to insert myself into this tight community, especially since my musical awareness was by comparison unremarkable.

Then the electronic world caught up around 2006. Once a few souls started putting comps up for download, the barrier to participation fell away for me. I think I’ve grabbed almost everything posted since. I honestly say that the comps I’ve gotten from Rav Recs have profoundly influenced my listening habits and have kept my enthusiasm for new music going ever since.

I’m starting this thread as part homage, part thanks (a large part), and most importantly as a call to you Rav Rec’ers to put your mind where you ears are and put up some comps. I wanna hear something that has your stamp on it. Throwing up a link to some album uploaded on some blog is nice but a bit of an empty gesture compared to what I know many of you put into your comps.

I’ll post comps from the past and a few of my own on a periodic basis. I hope you all will keep the faith and pony up as well. I’ll post flac and I urge others to do the same. Revive an old favorite, request a comp, or fertilize us with something new.

noddin0ff
05-19-2011, 04:47 AM
The year 2006. The comp: “Jim Clark’s 2006 Year End Compilation”

There were a handful of YEC’s put up at the end of 2006. Jim’s was the one that I owe the biggest debt to for opening my ears. 20 artists, 19 of which were unknown to me plus a real beauty of a song from Paul Simon. It’s a really well done mix that I still go back to. From this point on I started taking this forum seriously (well, sort of seriously) and the rewards have been pretty darn good. Thanks, Jim!


01 Now It's Overhead - Let Up
02 Viva Voce - From The Devil Himself
03 Califone - The Orchids
04 Rodrigo Y Gabriela - Tamacun
05 Scanners - Lowlife
06 Pretty Girls Make Graves - Pyrite Pedestal
07 Paul Simon - Everything About It Is A Love Song
08 Silversun Pickups - Little Lover's So Polite
09 Voxtrot - Soft & Warm
10 The Long Winters - Clouds
11 The Appleseed Cast - February
12 Sound Team - Afterglow Years
13 Now It`s Overhead - Meaning To Say
14 Woven Hand - Dirty Blue
15 Electric President - Metal Fingers
16 Snow Patrol - Set The Fire To The Third Bar Featuring Martha Wainwright
17 The Dears - You And I Are A Gang Of Losers
18 The Grates - Inside Outside
19 The Somnambulants - Evacuation
20 Sparks - (Baby, Baby) Can I Invade Your Country

Track 10, Clouds never fails to startle me with it's simple beauty. Wow.

FLAC @ MU: part 1 (http://www.megaupload.com/?d=VNOFAFMU), part 2 (http://www.megaupload.com/?d=50GK3431)

ForeverAutumn
05-19-2011, 05:33 AM
noddinOff, I second all of your sentiments. This is a very unique community and I can't imagine another one like it on the internets. Progressive Ears is very community minded also but doesn't hold a candle to this place. RR and all of its peeps is very special and dear to my heart. ((((Group Hug!))))

I'd be happy to post some stuff if someone gives me a step-by-step on how to do it. The few times that I've tried have not been successful. You can listen but not download.

For me, the birth of the iPod Shuffle God and playlists killed my comp-making. But I have a few playlists that I could recreate and post.

bobsticks
05-19-2011, 06:09 AM
I'd be happy to post some stuff if someone gives me a step-by-step on how to do it. The few times that I've tried have not been successful. You can listen but not download...

check yr pm

PS Something can't be "very" unique :ciappa:

noddin0ff
05-20-2011, 07:38 AM
Slosh had contributed a ton of good music to my collection. I frequently rip his comps and hand them to my friends who then think that I have the hip and cool of someone more hip and cool than I am. My wife, on the other hand, canít stand Slosh comps. Thus, they are seldom played at home. Such is life.

The next two composts Iím upping are from him. ďSloshís Sounds GoodĒ from 2008 was a successful group comp with the criteria

> First and foremost it has to be a song you really dig. Well-recorded audiophilia pap is still pap.
> It has to be one of those recordings that makes all the money you spent on your audio gear seem justified. (http://forums.audioreview.com/showpost.php?p=237694&postcount=1)

All in all a great comp and a potential reference CD when you have gear to show off.

01 Nina Nastasia - One Old Woman
02 John Vanderslice - The Parade
03 Magnolia Electric Co. - Talk To Me Devil, Again
04 Low - Dinosaur Act
05 Calexico - El Picador
06 Robyn Hitchcock - Mexican God
07 Cake - Rock 'n' Roll Lifestyle
08 Morphine - Thursday
09 Thievery Corporation - The Richest Man In Babylon
10 Galactic - Paint
11 Massive Attack - Future Proof
12 Porcupine Tree - Slave Called Shiver
13 Guster - C'mon
14 Richard Buckner - Goner w/Souvenir
15 Justin Townes Earle - Who Am I To Say?
16 The Wailin' Jennys - One Voice
17 Mark Knopfler/Emmylou Harris - Right Now
18 Califone - St. Augustine (A Belly Full Of Swans)
19 Iron & Wine - Wolves (Song Of The Shepherd's Dog)
20 House Of Freaks - You Can Never Go Home

The Ďnew to meí highlights were Talk to Me Devil, Again, & Wolves (Song of the Shepherdís Dog). Also pleased that a few faves from my collection made the cut, notably (IMO) Mexican God.


FLAC part 1 (http://www.megaupload.com/?d=JR9CEOJG), part 2 (http://www.megaupload.com/?d=JKNOJOIG)

noddin0ff
05-20-2011, 07:42 AM
I wasnít really intending to go chronological on this, but then I started listening to Sloshís 2006 Year End Compilation. So many good songs, starting right off with two great tracks to loosen you up and settle you in for a good listen. It had multiple tracks from a few of the artists and that added to the continuity throughout. Led me to more than one album purchase.

01 Babyshambles - I Wish
02 Loose Fur - Thou Shalt Wilt
03 The Decemberists - O Valencia!
04 The Black Heart Procession - Not Just Words
05 Built to Spill - Traces
06 Grandaddy - Disconnecty
07 The Black Heart Procession - GPS
08 Sparklehorse - Ghost In The Sky
09 Arctic Monkeys - I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor
10 Babyshambles - The Blinding
11 Built to Spill - Conventional Wisdom
12 Thom Yorke - Black Swan
13 Grandaddy - Rear View Mirror
14 Loose Fur - An Ecumenical Matter
15 Sparklehorse - Getting It Wrong
16 Grandaddy - Summer...It's Gone
17 Calexico - Bisbee Blue
18 The Decemberists - Yankee Bayonet (I Will Be Home Then)
19 Calexico - Panic Open String
20 Loose Fur - Answers To Your Questions

FLAC part 1 (http://www.megaupload.com/?d=KO1NJ5C5), part 2 (http://www.megaupload.com/?d=RE0VDYBP)

bobsticks
05-20-2011, 07:53 AM
I remember that one. We done good. The sound was excellent and the material was top notch.

I most remember Davey's 2007 Holiday Mixer, a couple from you and a several from Slosh. At some point this weekend I'll search the stacks and spindles for one or more of those. Plus, I might have a new trick or two up my sleeve.

Thanks for starting this thread D.

MasterCylinder
05-20-2011, 07:56 AM
I'm so old-school.
I still have a bunch of stuff on CD from back in the day..............Troy, Hyfi and Demetrio.
Listened to NO SOLOS just yesterday.

noddin0ff
05-20-2011, 08:28 AM
Pony up mini-comp (http://www.megaupload.com/?d=ML0Y1UXB)

crosslink (http://forums.audioreview.com/showthread.php?p=360322#post360322)

Slosh
05-21-2011, 05:40 AM
Pony up mini-comp (http://www.megaupload.com/?d=ML0Y1UXB)

Quid Pro Pony (http://dl.dropbox.com/u/2956428/Quid%20Pro%20Pony.zip)

noddin0ff
05-21-2011, 06:12 PM
Quid Pro Pony (http://dl.dropbox.com/u/2956428/Quid%20Pro%20Pony.zip)

Excellent! I consider the debt fulfilled.

Its cracking me up that Pony Up has hit 9 downloads. 9 is as close to an AR record as I've seen. I was just foaling around. Just goes to show you all will download anything withers or not its any good.

Davey
05-21-2011, 09:07 PM
Its cracking me up that Pony Up has hit 9 downloads. 9 is as close to an AR record as I've seen. I was just foaling around. Just goes to show you all will download anything withers or not its any good.

Oh sorry, my mouse got stuck and I started downloading it 8 times. Still, that makes both me and Slosh, so not far away from a record :)

bobsticks
05-22-2011, 04:33 AM
Excellent! I consider the debt fulfilled.

Its cracking me up that Pony Up has hit 9 downloads. 9 is as close to an AR record as I've seen. I was just foaling around. Just goes to show you all will download anything withers or not its any good.

Wouldn't it be great if said folks came back and commented...y'know some musical-like chat...

Slosh
05-22-2011, 05:46 AM
Wouldn't it be great if said folks came back and commented...y'know some musical-like chat...
Sorry, post-rapture hangover......

Rael Imperial Aerosol Kid
05-22-2011, 10:59 AM
thanks for the posting...I'm new to downloading the comps. Is it worth it to buy the premium version of Megaupload or any other downloading tool?

noddin0ff
05-22-2011, 12:26 PM
Personally, I wouldn't (and don't) pay. The downside of being cheap is a wait between downloads and links that go dead eventually. The upside is free. Free options keep getting better.

bobsticks
05-22-2011, 06:53 PM
thanks for the posting...I'm new to downloading the comps. Is it worth it to buy the premium version of Megaupload or any other downloading tool?

Go to Dropbox.com.

nobody
05-24-2011, 09:49 AM
I was playing around last night and made a mix tape fora friend. Yes, not a CD Comp, mix tape, all from vinyl. Was a nice change of pace. Bunch of old crap on a 60 minute tape:

Side A
Moonage Daydream - David Bowie
Jeepster - T. Rex
Trash - New York Dolls
Let me Try - MC5
Lust for Life - Iggy Pop
White Punks on Dope - The Tubes

Side B
Ballroom Blitz - Sweet
Mama Weer All Crazee Now - Slade
All the Young Dudes - Mott the Hoople
Rock Hard - Suzi Quatro
Strutter - Kiss
Barracuda - Heart
Cowboy Song - Thin Lizzy

Might try to figure out a way to put it on my computer/iPod before I give it away.

noddin0ff
05-26-2011, 05:09 AM
I got this on CD from Davey around 2007. I made a comment somewhere on the boards and he sent this along thinking I might like it. Long story short, he nailed it. This is a beautiful compilation. I’ve got it playing now. The Trials of Harrison Hayes is gorgeous and poignant piece. One among several. You can really wallow in sorrow or beauty in this comp. Both at the same time actually. Great poetry throughout. Love The Marabou Shuffle but can’t quite pinpoint why… Brit New Wave Surf Country Gothic? Light So Dim has turned me on to Song:Ohia & Califone. Led me via other connections to The National and to Son Volt. I need to pick up some Wayne Robbins & and others. It’s made an impact on my listening.

I remember once linking to a web page where he lists all the compilations he’s made. It goes on and on. As you can hear from this one, all that practice results in an excellent listen. I was actually thinking of Davey’s page when I decided to start this Compost thread. I can’t find that link anymore; maybe Davey can put it up. I’d love if any of those would find away onto this thread. I’m very willing to help out if wished.

01 Animals That Swim - 50 Dresses
02 Richard Davies - Confederate Cheerio Call
03 Shack - Hazy
04 Television - Shane, She Wrote This
05 Califone - Trout Silk
06 Willard Grant Conspiracy - The Trials of Harrison Hayes
07 Wayne Robbins & The Hellsayers - Edith's Dream
08 Tindersticks - Here
09 The Flaming Stars - The Marabou Shuffle
10 The Black Heart Procession - A Light So Dim
11 Three Mile Pilot - Medgaard Serpent
12 Richard Buckner - Mud
13 Songs:Ohia - Steve Albini's Blues
14 Electrelane - Suitcase
15 Mekons - And Heracles Smiled...Last Night on Earth


FLAC part 1 (http://www.megaupload.com/?d=2XU36UZZ), part 2 (http://www.megaupload.com/?d=6REF9I11)

noddin0ff
05-26-2011, 05:22 AM
I think it was this comp that started me to realize that thereís a few of you on this board that listen to way more music than I can begin to imagine. nobody is like a new music machine. I like his comps because they cover a ton of ground, never fail to introduce something new, and make me appreciate the power of a well composed, structured, tight, bit of pop, punk, retro, (name your genre). I also like that he doesnít shy away from the one off wonders either. Always fun comps and this one of several I have.

01 The Raconteurs - Steady, As She Goes
02 Artic Monkeys - I Bet You Look Good On The Dance Floor
03 Groovie Ghoulies - Carol
04 The Strokes - Juicebox
05 Eagles of Death Metal - I Want You So Bad (Boy's Bad News)
06 Los Straitjackets - Hypno-Twist
07 Darkel - Be My Friend
08 Beck - Cellphone's Dead
09 Brightback Morning Light - Everybody Daylight
10 B Fleischmann - Broken Monitors
11 John Legend - Slow Dance
12 Gnarls Barkley - Crazy
13 Prince - Lolita
14 The Roots feat - In the Music
15 Sizzla - Someone Loves You
16 Mouse on Mars - I Go Ego Why Go We Go
17 ISAN - Cinnabat
18 Electric President - Insomnia
19 Thom Yorke - The Clock
20 Johnny Cash - Cut You Down
21 Willie Nelson - Cherokee Maiden

FLAC part 1 (http://www.megaupload.com/?d=FSP5U9C5), part 2 (http://www.megaupload.com/?d=7P0565U3)

noddin0ff
05-26-2011, 05:23 AM
and...Pony Up is still going strong with 14 DLs now.

noddin0ff
05-27-2011, 06:14 AM
One more post before I get to back work on reviewing a manuscript that is likely to split my brain in two before I’m done.

Today is Friday. Massachusetts is finally getting some beautiful weather. Although, I shouldn’t gripe about the rain we've been getting after all the destruction the tornadoes have been causing elsewhere. (I just made my first donation to the American Red Cross (http://www.redcross.org/portal/site/en/menuitem.d8aaecf214c576bf971e4cfe43181aa0/?vgnextoid=46f51a53f1c37110VgnVCM1000003481a10aRCR D). I hope it helps somebody!)

In MA, it’s starting to look like summer and I thought I could compost something from Bobsticks in honor of the promise of beautiful days ahead. Summer breezes with a world voice.


01 Ali Farke Toure & Toumani Diabate - Simbo
02 Ruben Gonzalez - Melodia Del Rio
03 Taj Mahal & Ramata Diakate/ Taj Mahal-Toumani Diabate: Kulanjan - Queen Bee
04 Beau Jocque and the Zydeco Hi-Rollers - Just One Kiss
05 Farofa Carioca - A-Carne
06 Bebel Gilberto - Cade Voce?
07 Kistehen Tanczenekar - Viragok a Reten
08 Cesaria Evora - Esperanca Irisada
09 Ibrahim Ferrar - Perfume de Gardenias
10 Ruben Gonzalez - Tres Lindas Cubanas
11 Ete - Bwamba
12 Sarazino - Cochamba
13 Ali Farke Toure - Pende Yoro
14 Ali Farke Toure & Toumani Diabate - Hawa Dolo

FLAC part 1 (http://www.megaupload.com/?d=MEEVH3WL), part 2 (http://www.megaupload.com/?d=EXRMRPJU)

bobsticks
05-27-2011, 06:24 AM
Man, people hated that one. Nice work.

For a while, Davey's 2007 holiday mixer had made it into my regular playlist. I'll poke around and see if I can't find it. I also have a recent playlist of a more "poppy" nature that might be seasonally appropriate.

Any issues with the iLivid download Noddy?

Jim Clark
05-27-2011, 07:17 AM
Dood, I'm just stunned somebody, anybody actually listened, let alone enjoyed a comp with music I like : )

To be fair I need to point out that a lot of my favorites on that particular disc came from folks around here that I trust completely with good recs.
Davey turned me on to Woven Hand and oddly enough, The Appleseed Cast. Odd since they are a local band that recorded the disc a 30 miles from my home. Stone - Pretty Girls Make Graves. Mike sent me the most excellent Electric President. Every now and then I check up on that band to see if they have something new. I'm sure there's more but 2006 was a long time ago for me! I need to find my copy to listen to this weekend.

I've still got binder after binder of Rave Rec comps. And yes, I still listen to them too.

jc

noddin0ff
05-27-2011, 08:02 AM
Man, people hated that one. Nice work.

For a while, Davey's 2007 holiday mixer had made it into my regular playlist. I'll poke around and see if I can't find it. I also have a recent playlist of a more "poppy" nature that might be seasonally appropriate.

Any issues with the iLivid download Noddy?
I've got Davey's 2007 Mixer and will get to it eventually if you don't. I'm no download expert. Never tried iLivid, go for it. Megaupload has been very easy to manage for me, has fairly generous file size limits, doesn't make you wait too long, and doesn't embarrass me with racy adds when I launch it at work. These have been my criteria. What ever works!

noddin0ff
05-27-2011, 08:05 AM
Dood, I'm just stunned somebody, anybody actually listened, let alone enjoyed a comp with music I like : )

...

I've still got binder after binder of Rave Rec comps. And yes, I still listen to them too.

jc

Just goes to show there's no accounting for people's tastes. heh heh.

If you or anyone feel that it's easier to mail me a disk, I don't mind handling the upload. It's totally worth the effort to get my hands on good tunes. PM me and I'll work out arrangements.

nobody
05-27-2011, 08:22 AM
Yeah, glad to hear someone has enjoyed some of the stuff. And Jim, I still from time to time will dig out You Can't Surf in Kansas. I also really got a lot of mileage from maf's songs of 1979, although I must admit I have gone mostly iPod and vinyl nowadays and therefore have lost track of a lot of good comps.

Funny thing is just had to travel in a rental and dug out some CDs for the ride and started missing them.

bobsticks
05-29-2011, 04:23 PM
sumpop (http://dl.dropbox.com/u/28479657/sumpop.7z)


Brian Vander Ark--Fit To Be Tied
Hot Hot Heat--This Town
The Police--Contact
The Jesus and Mary Chain--She
Palodine--Sweet Mouth, Black Heart
Magnolia Electric Company--Hammer Down
Nick Drake--River Man
Homenagem a Zeca Afonso--Comme S'Il en Pleuvait
The Notwist--Pick Up The Phone
Caribou--Subotnick
The Dreamers--Piccadilly Night Bus
Camera Obscura--You Told A Lie
Yo La Tengo--Barnaby, Hardly Working
Joy Division--Love Will Tear Us Apart
New Order--Thieves Like Us (Instrumental)
Lullabye Arkestra--Ass Worship
The Fever--Waiting For The Centipede
The Sea and Cake--Lamont's Lament
Bo Ramsey--Where The Sun Never Goes Down

noddin0ff
05-31-2011, 07:42 AM
Cool, thanks Bobstick's! I'll be giving sumpop a listen this week.

Iím posting a bit faster than Iím keeping up on listening. Thus, my comments are going to start getting shorter. Maybe thatís a good thing. As Bobstickís mentioned in prior post, this is another nice comp from Davey.

01 Blanche - I'm Sure of It
02 Andrew Bird - Imitosis
03 Spoon - My Little Japanese Cigarette Case
04 The National - Slow Show
05 Josh Ritter - The Temptation of Adam
06 Joe Henry - You Can't Fail Me Now
07 Feist - The Park
08 Shearwater - Hail, Mary
09 Dot Allison - Thief of Me
10 Blonde Redhead - Publisher
11 Caribou - Irene
12 Augie March - Clockwork
13 Electrelane - After the Call
14 P.J. Harvey - White Chalk
15 Magnolia Electric Co. - What Comes After the Blues
16 Richmond Fountaine - El Tiradito
17 Electrelane - The Lighthouse
18 Caribou - Sandy
19 Josh Ritter - Right Moves

FLAC part 1 (http://www.megaupload.com/?d=MXOUBW2K), part 2 (http://www.megaupload.com/?d=052IKI00)

noddin0ff
05-31-2011, 08:26 AM
Not all comps can be winners. So, I figure I should start reducing expectations. I made this one for myself several years ago when writing grants on deadlines. I wanted something that could keep me awake while burning the midnight oil and provide focus but not distract me too much. Usually I turn to something like Mingus. This time I started building a playlist and it morphed into a comp. Around the same time (c. 2006) I think there was a teeny tiny uptick in jazz interest on the boards and I posted this as non-traditional jazz. This compost works for me but YMMV.

01 The Lounge Lizards - Voice Of Chunk
02 Stanton Moore - Things Fall Apart
03 Medeski, Martin & Wood - Partido Alto
04 Sun Ra and his Myth Science Arkestra - Moon Dance
05 Liquid Soul - Intro
06 Liquid Soul - Threadin' The Needle
07 Freddie Hubbard - Red Clay
08 Bill Frisell - Alias
09 Liquid Soul - Salt Peanuts/Chocolate Covered Nut
10 Galactic - What You Need [w-Lyrics Born] - lossless
11 Bullfrog - Alright: Music for More Morning People
12 Screaming Headless Torso - Word To Herb
13 Jacqui Naylor - Black Coffee

Highlights for me on this might be the Lounge Lizards (I'm a fan) and also Bil Frisell. I picked up the Bil Frisell album based on an AR recommendation and would re-recommend it.

FLAC part 1 (http://www.megaupload.com/?d=M0HX77S0), part 2 (http://www.megaupload.com/?d=L4JJW0H3)


p.s. and, hey, would it kill any of you to slide me a greenie for this effort! just sayin'...

bobsticks
06-01-2011, 12:05 PM
Testing....check, check...testing...

...is anyone out there?


Is anyone experiencing any technical difficulties with either dropbox or megauploads?

dean_martin
06-01-2011, 12:32 PM
ditto, noddin. I was a little hesitant to get in on the comp exchanges because I knew I would not be very diligent in reciprocating. I received my first RR comp from Jim Clark in Dec 2004. It really got me up to speed on new music (sparked lots of purchases including Modest Mouse, Yo La Tengo, Snow Patrol, Eleventh Dream Day et al.) and I've tried to keep up ever since. Interestingly, my son made off with the JC comp for a while. He eventually returned it, I think. I'll try to find it.

noddin0ff
06-02-2011, 06:45 AM
Heh. Nice try, bobs. I got sumpop easily enough and have given it 3-4 listens. My muffler dropped off my car Wednesday so I spend many hours in Panera Thursday working and waiting with sumpop on repeat. It's not easy to work Contact into a comp, interesting pick. I rather enjoyed flashing back to the 80's/90's and then forward. I think I enjoyed the center of the mix most, roughly tracks 6-11 and the last 3 as well. Thanks!

Hope you find it dean! I'm curious.

noddin0ff
06-02-2011, 06:51 AM
Hereís a fresh comp that Iíve been obsessing myself with and am calling finished as of today. I feel I owe an explanation to whoever downloads it... I keep a playlist where I drop odd songs that cling to me. I never actually listen to this song bucket; it just holds stuff. Now and then, when I get obsessed, Iíll pull out some tracks and attempt to thread them to some poorly defined theme playing in my head (emphasis on my head). I donít worry too much about being current or original per se. Lately, Iíve been listening to a bunch of stuff with loops and samples and noises. After about 20+ listens, I think I have a compilation that flows pretty well (flow being rather subjective here). This might go down better with headphones and maybe a good drink to prime the mind...or unplug it (my recommendation is Hendricks gin stirred over ice and strained, slice of cucumber optional).

Anyway, give it a listen and see if it floats your boat or, if you prefer, let it wash up on the shores of some digital landfill. Let me know.

01 The Books - All Our Base Are Belong to Them
02 Tunng - The Wind Up Bird
03 Land of the Loops - Multi-Family Garage Sale
04 The Karminsky Experience Inc. - Exploration
05 When - Puff Pipe
06 Pink Floyd - Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun
07 The Heliocentrics - Distant Star
08 Orbital - Sad But True
09 The Orb - Little Fluffy Clouds
10 Fujiya & Miyagi - Collarbone
11 The Alps - Crossing the Sands
12 When - As Speak You Are
13 The Beta Band - Broken Up Adingdong
14 Tunng - People Folk
15 The Books - The Lemon of Pink I

The Alps album, Le Voyage is pretty good for ambient wordless noodling, the track above is far more driving than the rest of the album. Land of Loops will show up in another noddin comp Iíll put up, I feel bad about reusing it. The Books, Iíve gone on about in the spinning thread.

Apple Lossless (m4a) part 1 (http://www.megaupload.com/?d=75KLJFGX), part 2 (http://www.megaupload.com/?d=LMW4XO5K)

(forgot to convert before uploading, I'll try to get flac up in a bit)

FLAC part 1 (http://www.megaupload.com/?d=WXTHLJQS), part 2 (http://www.megaupload.com/?d=Z4HHPESY)

Davey
06-02-2011, 08:57 AM
As Bobstickís mentioned in prior post, this is another nice comp from Davey.

01 Blanche - I'm Sure of It
... blah blah blah
19 Josh Ritter - Right Moves


Not sure that one warrants much notoriety, but thanks for the mention and more info here (http://members.mailaka.net/davey/comps.htm#Uncle_Davey's_Holiday_Mixer_2007).

jonnyhambone
06-02-2011, 10:02 AM
03 Land of the Loops - Multi-Family Garage Sale

I used to put that one on all my mixtapes! Thanks for this thread. I've actually never uploaded a comp. - maybe this'll encourage me to try...I just got a new sweet headphone amp - Woo Audio 6SE - so I'll be doing lots of sitting and listening in coming weeks.

bobsticks
06-03-2011, 07:14 AM
I used to put that one on all my mixtapes! Thanks for this thread. I've actually never uploaded a comp. - maybe this'll encourage me to try...I just got a new sweet headphone amp - Woo Audio 6SE - so I'll be doing lots of sitting and listening in coming weeks.

Congrats on the new gear.

nobody
06-03-2011, 11:38 AM
It's been forever since I've made a new comp, but figured I'd go for it. Was kinda fun and was listening in the car earlier. This one is mp3, so sorry for that if you're wanting FLAC. Most of it I have FLAC, but not all and some is vinyl and tape that I grabbed mp3s to use instead and all...besides this is an online board so I was hoping it would be OK. This one's a bit all over the place, but it is all from 2011 and revives the "Half Gone" moniker...which I think I am stealing from Davey? Sorry 'bout that. Anyway, here's the track list and link:

One Way Ticket to the Moon - <b>Roy Ellis</b>
Shari Vari - <b>The Dirtbombs</b>
Tinsel & Glitter - <b>Fujiya and Miyagi</b>
The World (Is Going Up in Flames) - <b>Charles Bradley</b>
Go Outside - <b>Cults</b>
Calyer - <b>Beach Fossils</b>
Already in Love - <b>Exene Cervenka</b>
Let U Down - <b>Those Darlins</b>
Bad Boy - <b>Hunx and his Punx</b>
German Reggae - <b>Teenage Panzerkorps</b>
Diablo! - <b>Davilla666</b>
No Romance - <b>Mind Spiders</b>
Post Break-Up Sex - <b>The Vaccines</b>
You Gotta Lose - <b>Obits</b>
Heart is a Beating Drum - <b>The Kills</b>
Love Me Like You Used To Do - <b>Skybombers</b>
Cannibal Courtship - <b>Dengue Fever</b>
Forget That You're Young - <b>The Raveonettes</b>
Openings - <b>Zomes</b>
Limit to Your Love - <b>James Blake</b>
Creep On Creepin In -<b> Timber Timbre</b>
Portland - <b>Middle Brother</b>

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bobsticks
06-03-2011, 11:43 AM
Right on. I thought I was the only Fujiya & Miyagi fan here. Nice.

Gracias, doin' the dl and I look forward to hearing it.

noddin0ff
06-07-2011, 06:50 AM
Let it never be said that Finch skimps on tracks in his compilations. If any of you have received a past Finch comp in the mail, youíll understand a bit of the charm behind these. Extensive hand typed printouts of tracks listings and lots of freebies usually come with. Of the comps Iíve received from Finch, this is the one I like most. Thereís several of tracks I like, starting right with the first two. Emphasis generally on guitar, prog, and fusion. Iíll confess that my leanings donít tend toward prog and fusion, although AR has converted me over to Porcupine Tree, and on this list I enjoy the Ozric Tantacles track.


01 Neal Schon/Beth Hart - I wanna know you
02 David Bowie - Dead Man Walking (acoustic from the Conan O'Brian show)
03 Incubus - Drive (acoustic)
04 Dave Weckl Band - Crossing Paths (live)
05 Ozric Tentacles - unknown track
06 Gino Vannelli - Brother to Brother
07 Steve Winwood - Night Train
08 Fishbone - Alcoholic *hic*
09 Oysterhead - Rubberneck Lions
10 Unknown - radio spot
11 Bill Conners - Crunchy Cuts Up
12 Sirenia - My Mind's Eye
13 Evanescence - Call Me When You're Sober (piss off, beeyatch!)
14 Dawn Over Zero - Take You Under
15 Gary Hoey - Money
16 Artis the Spoonman - Plantin'
17 Class of '99 - Another Brick in the Wall, Pt. II
18 Larry Carlton - Sapphire Blues
19 Larry Carlton - A Pair of Kings
20 Robben Ford - Talk to Your Daughter
21 Unknown - radio spot (Bartle's & Jame Brown)
22 Bob Log III - Boob Scotch
23 Dada - Dim (live)
24 The Who - Love Ain't for Keeping (live)
25 Adam Sandler - Ode to My Car (bleeped version
26 Abraxas Pool - unknown
27 Gov't Mule - Mule
28 Porcupine Tree - Fear of a Black Planet
29 Pete Townsend - Give Blood
30 Subdivision (tribute band) - 2112
31 Tower of Power - What is Hip

Iíve got several from Finch. However, I havenít gone back to hand enter in the Artist/Track metadata for many. Itís a bit rough for 4 CD sets. Iíll put up what Iíve annotated. Iíve got a Band of Babyshambles comp that I really enjoy, e.g. (although Iím still working out what the tracks areÖ)

FLAC part 1 (http://www.megaupload.com/?d=0QWMBSPF), part 2 (http://www.megaupload.com/?d=D0NSDUYG), part 3 (http://www.megaupload.com/?d=DJA8CTS9), part 4 (http://www.megaupload.com/?d=XXVGJUSV)

nobody
06-07-2011, 07:24 AM
I gotta give some props...not many people manage a comp with both Gino Vannelli and Bob Log III.

noddin0ff
06-13-2011, 05:43 AM
It's been forever since I've made a new comp, but figured I'd go for it. Was kinda fun and was listening in the car earlier.

...

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Listening to this again to start another Monday. As always, I'm impressed how easily you can pull up scores of great current tracks from so many groups and genres. I don't think I could listen to that much music, even if I tried to, in order to come up with your 'short' lists.

Today, I'm digging the the tracks by Dengue Fever (tingles of fatalic sleeze), The Kills (not sure why I like this one, maybe the crunchy buzz), Middle Brother (sounds solid and honest), Zomes (just for the drone), & Exene Cervenka (I missed out on X entirely. This sounds nice--although on the fence about the horns)

bobsticks
06-13-2011, 06:31 AM
Listening to this again to start another Monday. As always, I'm impressed how easily you can pull up scores of great current tracks from so many groups and genres. I don't think I could listen to that much music, even if I tried to, in order to come up with your 'short' lists.

Today, I'm digging the the tracks by Dengue Fever (tingles of fatalic sleeze), The Kills (not sure why I like this one, maybe the crunchy buzz), Middle Brother (sounds solid and honest), Zomes (just for the drone), & Exene Cervenka (I missed out on X entirely. This sounds nice--although on the fence about the horns)

Yeah, I've been enjoying this too. Thanks nobody.

nobody
06-13-2011, 01:53 PM
Glad you guys are enjoying it. A couple notes, the rest of that Exene is pretty-much horn free. Also, kinda surprised you mentioned the Zomes. That was one I threw on there because I like it, but nothing I really expected to hear anyone else mention positively. Glad to see I'm not the only one.

noddin0ff
06-14-2011, 05:45 AM
I've been listening to that James Blake (self-titled) album too and am still on the fence (but slowly getting off of it). I really like the atmospheres, textures and wobbly uncertainty of the sound. He casts an impressive spell for a debut. But, I've never been of fan of /*begin inability to name a genre*/ that smooth bedroomy R&B ballad kind of sound /*end*/. The third track The Wilhelm Scream is the clearest example of what I'm thinking of. Although, to be fair, I think that track is really a very good one, that more than makes up for my aversions. I never listen to the radio anymore so I don't know if he's getting any airplay. If it were me, I'd pick Wilhelm as the one to push on the air.

I suspect this album will only grow on me.

noddin0ff
06-14-2011, 05:52 AM
Today Iíll compost two more from Slosh. Both are from 2007 and both got many listens from me.

Faux Punk is one of my favorites from AR. I had several tracks from this one stuck in my head for weeks. I probably wouldíve liked the McLusky track for the Song:Album titles alone but the song rocks as well. I picked up that album. I got hooked on the Cat Power track and have since picked up her great back catalog. Iím of the long held opinion that Add it Up my be one of, if not the best song of the 80ís, and should rank very high for rock in general. Stephen Malkmus, Auto Lux, Les Savy SavÖgreat tracks. Lots to like.

01 Sparklehorse - Pig: Good Morning, Spider
02 Grandaddy - 50%: Just Like The Fambly Cat
03 Frodus - Red Bull Of Jaurez: And We Washed Our Weapons In The Sea
04 Enon - Old Dominion: High Society
05 McLusky - Without MSG I Am Nothing: The Difference Between Me And You Is That I'm Not On Fire
06 Les Savy Fav - The Sweat Descends: Inches
07 Bloc Party - Helicopter: Silent Alarm
08 Autolux - Blanket: Future Perfect
09 The Dismemberment Plan - What Do You Want Me To Say?: Emergency & I
10 Chisel - Red Haired Mary: 8 AM All Day
11 Beck - Minus: Odelay
12 Cat Power - He War: You Are Free
13 Pinback - AFK: Summer In Abaddon
14 Kid Dakota - Ivan: The West Is The Future
15 Rogue Wave - Love's Lost Guarantee: Descended Like Vultures
16 The Wrens - Hopeless: The Meadowlands
17 The Clash - Hateful: London Calling
18 Stephen Malkmus - I've Hardly Been: Face The Truth
19 Violent Femmes - Add It Up: Violent Femmes
20 Super Furry Animals - Sidewalk Serfer Girl: Rings Around The World
21 Tapes 'n Tapes - Insistor: The Loon
22 The White Stripes - Fell In Love With A Girl: White Blood Cells
23 Sublime - Same In The End: Sublime
24 Spoon - Quincy Punk Episode: A Series Of Sneaks

FLAC part1 (http://www.megaupload.com/?d=E048JJZU), part2 (http://www.megaupload.com/?d=ALPCXZ76)

noddin0ff
06-14-2011, 05:57 AM
Slosh put out 2007 compilations in stages. There was an End of Summer Comp, a 3/4 Comp, and a Year End Overflow comp. I donít seem to have a Best of 2007. Iím wondering if I missed it? I know Iíve had problems working with wma lossless files, perhaps I wasnít able to convert it at the time.

Anyway, this nearly year ender is good. Small Bones Small Bodies is just flat out catchy. Methamphetamine is lovely, Brace Yourself, etc. etc. Got turned on to Josh Ritter, started paying attention many of the bands Sun Volt, Spoon, Wilco.

01 Arctic Monkeys - Brianstorm
02 Future Of The Left - Small Bones Small Bodies
03 Babyshambles - Delivery
04 Les Savy Fav - Brace Yourself
05 Super Furry Animals - Baby Ate My Eightball
06 Earlimart - Everybody Knows Everybody
07 Josh Ritter - Open Doors
08 Pinback - Good To Sea
09 Spoon - Finer Feelings
10 Rob Crow - Taste
11 Gruff Rhys - Gyrru Gyrru Gyrru
12 Arcade Fire - (Antichrist Television Blues)
13 Ted Leo And The Pharmacists - The Unwanted Things
14 Modest Mouse - Missed The Boat
15 Blitzen Trapper - Wild Mountain Nation
16 Okkervil River - Unless It Kicks
17 Richmond Fountaine - Moving Back Home
18 Son Volt - Methamphetamine
19 The Good, The Bad, & The Queen - Behind The Sun
20 Wilco - Hate It Here

FLAC part 1 (http://www.megaupload.com/?d=C4EOKGMB), part 2 (http://www.megaupload.com/?d=HUHEHHG8)

nobody
06-14-2011, 06:21 AM
Just wanna mention if you like the electronic textures of that James Blake but are not so into the vocals and such, check out Mount Kimbie. They have done some remix work with Blake and their albums have a lot of similar electronic textures, but without those falsetto vocals and the rest.

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bobsticks
07-13-2011, 05:31 PM
Here;s an oldy but a goodie...Sounds Good! 2008 a compilation of audiofreak-quality recordings chosen by a variety of audiofreaks local to these parts of the interwebs...

Sounds Good! 2008 (http://dl.dropbox.com/u/28479657/Sounds%20Good%21%202008.zip)

One Old Woman---Nina Nastasia
The Parade---John VanderSlice
Talk To Me Devil, Again---Magnolia Electric Co.
Dinosaur Act---Low
El Picador---Calexico
Mexican God---Robyn Hitchcock
Rock 'N' Roll Lifestyle---Cake
Thursday---Morphine
The Richest Man In Babylon---Thievery Corporation
Paint---Galactic
Future Proof---Massive Attack
Slave Called Shriver---Porcupine Tree
C'mon---Guster
Goner w/Souvenir---Richard Buckner
Who Am I To Say---Justin Townes Earle
One Voice---The Wailin' Jennys
Right Now---Mark Knopfler/Emmylou Harris
St. Augustine (A Belly Full Of Swans)---Califone
Wolves (Song Of The Shepherd's Dog)---Iron & Wine
You Can Never Go Home---House Of Freaks

nobody
07-18-2011, 10:25 AM
That one may actually get me to burn and actual CD. I've pretty well drifted off CDs and just gone all analog at home and MP3s for the road...but that looks like something that may just merit a download and burn to dick and some volume.

Stone
07-18-2011, 10:47 AM
Wow, you're into some rough stuff.

nobody
07-18-2011, 11:07 AM
Oops...had to go re-read what I posted to figure out what you were talking about.

I'll leave the typo though. Wouldn't want to change it and have the joke not make sense.

Mr MidFi
07-19-2011, 08:59 AM
That one may actually get me to burn and actual CD. I've pretty well drifted off CDs and just gone all analog at home and MP3s for the road...but that looks like something that may just merit a download and burn to dick and some volume.

Careful, man.

noddin0ff
09-08-2011, 07:13 AM
Well, my place of employment silently blocked uploads to file sites so Iíve been slow to work around this, letting this thread stall part way through my archives. My apologies.

Today, Iíll spotlight a nice compost from Tentoze. (original thread (http://forums.audioreview.com/rave-recordings/tentozes-tractionless-2k9-y-e-comp-32465.html)). I always enjoy when someone takes on a genre that doesnít fall in line with the usual here. It doesn't happen often enough. Some of the stand out tracks for me were Davey Brown, Halfway to Jackson, and Whip-poor-will. Itís a good listen. Over the years, I know that Iíve been following the Americana-style posts with growing interest. Itís good to touch base with twang.


01 Felice Brothers - Run Chicken Run
02 The Duke and The King - If You Ever Get Famous
03 Ben Nichols - Davey Brown
04 Subdudes - Redemption Dance
05 Guy Clark - The Guitar
06 Justin Townes Earle - Halfway To Jackson
07 Ha Ha Tonka - walking on the Devil's backbon
08 The Gourds - Luddite
09 John Doe And The Sadies - The Sudbury Nickel
10 Loudon Wainwright - Awful Hungry Hash House
11 Joe Henry - Truce
12 Levon Helm - You Can't Lose What You Ain't
13 Magnolia Electric Co. - Whip-poor-will
14 Willie Nile - Love Is A Train
15 Bonnie 'Prince' Billy - I Don't Belong To Anyone
16 Toni Childs - Howling At the Moon
17 Deadstring Brothers - The River Song
18 Bottle Rockets - Solitaire
19 Lucero - The Devil And Maggie Chascaril
20 A. A. Bondy - I Can See the Pines are Dancin

These were upped as mp3 so itís a relatively small download (~190MB) (http://www.megaupload.com/?d=R1PP8ILF)

AliceWool
09-20-2011, 12:53 AM
Thanks, good tracks, especially Solitaire by Bottle Rockets

noddin0ff
01-05-2012, 11:11 AM
I was feeling kind of jaded about my listening this year, thinking there wasnít much I really liked and that putting together a year-ender was going to be too much effort. Wallowing in audio self-pity, I suppose. Then, after Xmas, with the turning of the year fast approaching, I got a grip on myself, sucked it up and started picking through the tracks, shuffling them around, giving them some listens. And, BAM! I found myself enjoying it and thinking maybe the year was pretty good after all. Didnít listen to any new Jazz this year although I donít think that had anything to do with it. However, Iím sure some of you might be more interested in a jazz-free comp. Who knows?

For what itís worth, I do this every year for myself. AR got me in the habit but, once acquired, my goal has been to make year-end albums that I would want to listen to as albums. Not shuffles, not bags of singles. Iím pleased with this one. I culled it down from some 30 tracks and cartainly left some good ones on the digital floor. Starts out with some dazzlers, then slides into mellow, gets apprehensive, maybe creepy before straightening out with a bit of the romantic and introspectiveÖor something like that.

Reading the end of year posts has been kind of fun. Man, thereís lot I havenít listened to this year. Hopefully you can enjoy something you havenít listened to yet. I know Iím about to preach to the lazy and lethargic here but, really, it wonít kill you to put up a comp of your own 2011 wrap up. Iíll listen to it!

With that, hereís my 2011 Year-ender. Its up on Megaupload where you can hit it in your choice of

Apple Lossless (~475MB) (http://www.megaupload.com/?d=0FTOV2OS)
FLAC (~468MB) (http://www.megaupload.com/?d=8XAGBNB8)
MP3 (256kbps VBR) (~110MB) (http://www.megaupload.com/?d=RIC8KSJX)
...and some jewelcase art if you need it (http://www.megaupload.com/?d=Z51D459H)

Noddinís 2011 Year-ender

01 Battles - Ice Cream (feat.Matias Aguayo)
02 Tune-Yards - Bizness
03 Lamb - Existential Itch
04 Bombay Bicycle Club - How Can You Swallow So Much Sleep
05 Iron & Wine - Me and Lazarus
06 The Decemberists - Dear Avery
07 Tinariwen - Imidiwan Win Sahara
08 James Blake - The Wilhelm Scream
09 The Antlers - Parentheses
10 Radiohead - Little by Little
11 Kurt Vile - On Tour
12 The War on Drugs - I Was There
13 Widowspeak - Limbs
14 Tom Waits - Kiss Me
15 Howe Gelb & a Band of Gypisies - Blood Orange
16 Feist - Comfort Me
17 Lamb - Rounds
18 Wilco - One Sunday Morning (Song for Jane Smiley's Boyfriend)

Total play time is just under 79 minutes, but to be fair 12 of those are that last Wilco song (12 extra minutes well spent, btw)

noddin0ff
01-09-2012, 07:46 AM
^^ (self-)pity bump.