Thanks @maggieloveshopey Along with the mix from @static an almost complete track listing of unknowns for me. Not something that has really happened with any other mixes I have received since signing up and it definitely felt a little daunting at first. There is something comforting in having a few you know buried away. I guess aside from the fun you have in putting together your own mixes the idea of this is to discover new music though so it ended up being a positive.
Firstly bit of a confession. I have been mainly listening to your mix on my shuffle which means I have no way of telling tracks names or numbers but I have been carrying your list around with me to try and keep up. So I start listening and think you’ve absolutely nailed it with the opening track. What a prefect start. It’s big and brash like an opening theme tune to a show or a great house band kicking in when the host strides on. Then I put your cd in my car and a completely different tracks starts up and it transpires that I never copied track 1 onto my shuffle. I would have to retract the above statement if I subsequently hadn’t enjoyed Spacerocks as much as Soil & Pimp but I did so it’s a great opening combo.
TAMTAM was fun and poppy, really enjoyed this. The turning up of the guitars from God Is An Astronaut to No Spill Blood worked really well although I was less taken with the latter due to the vocals. Sonically though fitted the theme and mix perfectly.
As with @static you both injected a bit of comedy at the midway point which worked well the Bender track especially. Something I need to keep in my mind for my mixes which can be far too serious!
Clipping was my only known track and although I had heard the name The Comet Is Coming I had always been put off by the jazz connections. I wish I hadn't as this was one of my highlights!
Very easy to float away to the final two tracks. The trance like Banco De Gaia into the slightly darker and icier Lycia. Will check out more of both. Is that a snippet of Mercury Rev right at the end?
Thanks again for a very enjoyable and interesting mix!