I’ve been working on this mix for the past few weeks and I think it’s finally at the point where I’m content with where it has ended up. It was actually resolved from two separate mixes I had planned to put out on Naturalismo. The first was an early seventies mix highlighted with a heavy dose of some songs that I felt were especially influential right now in what is going on in newer tunes being made. I’ll spare you the tangent, but it seems pretty apparent to me that a lot of music right now has some of that early 70′s warm tonal vibe going on. The second, a summer mix, was focusing on artists that I feel are crafting some of the more interesting and innovative soundscapes around right now. Well, that and a few balmy summer songs that would just be nice to let resonate and air out in the breeze of some sunny backyard BBQ. Anyways, it became pretty apparent to me that the two mixes meshed perfectly together and well… hope you enjoy. I think this is probably my favorite mix I’ve cultivated in awhile.
Some highlights on Copper Tones that you may or may not have heard before:
Peruvian band from 1973 that were obsessed with solo era McCartney/Lennon… unbelievably catchy and dare I say out McCartney’s McCartney at times.
Giant influence on We All Together, off his 2nd solo album Ram which is probably one of the most underrated albums ever.
To my ears thus far, these dudes can really do no wrong. Really, really talented musicians.
Hey it’s Ariel Pink-40 years prior. Hard to believe what Brian Wilson was tapping into at this point.
Alright now download the full mix..
1 – Beach Boys – You’re Welcome
2 – Pill Wonder – What We Know
3 – Real Estate – Black Lake
4 – Ariel Pink – Phantasthma
5 – The Beach Boys-Sunflower-Surf’s Up-08-All I Wanna Do
6 – Julian Lynch – Garden 2
7 – Paul and Linda McCartney - Ram On
8 – El Polen – secuencias de organillo y poliphon
9 – We All Together – Tomorrow
10 – Smith Westerns – Boys Are Fine
11 – Van Dyke Parks G-Man Hoover
12 – Fripp & Eno – Evening Star – 03 – Evensong
13 – Best Coast – Sun Was High So Was I
14 – Juliana Barwick – Bode
15 – Atlas Sound (w Noah Lennox) - Walkabout
16 – Toro y Moi – Blessa
17 – Dead Mellotron – I Hate The Way Things Are
18 – Brian Eno – Some Of Them Are Old
19 – Arthur Russell – Goodbye Old Paint
20 – Bob Dylan – Love Minus Zero_No Limit (Live Recorded 1971)
21 – Real Estate – Snow (Instrumental)
22 – Ganglians – Cryin’ Smoke
23 – Wendy Rene – Give You What I Got
24 – Tonstartssbandht – Softly Kidding