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May 31st, 2013

New Know Phase Mix: ▁ ▂ ▃ ▅ ▆ ▇ Fading shade

 

 

Everything 2013; R&B.

Speeds up before it slows down midway through.

Enjoy ;)

Devin

February 23rd, 2012

☳ GRIMES ☳ Know Phase Mixtape

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While Grimes spent the better part of this past Tuesday sharing upcoming artists she likes, this mix reaches back in time a bit further to bring to light where she has drawn influence and inspiration from for her own songwriting. Allow the sonorously enigmatic Claire Hamill to start it off:

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April 26th, 2011

KP 1 // John Maus Phase Mix

I’ve been working on this mix for awhile now. A collection of songs that may, may not or most assuredly have influenced John Maus. Parallels, paths, phases abound trying to trace an influence wherever it can be found. A task I’ll readily admit is difficult with an artist like John Maus who carries such a distinctly unique sound. Enjoy (it at night).

KP 1 // John Maus Phase Mix by Know Phase

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3 highlights from KP 1:

Peter DavisonShadow [1986]

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Peter Davison is a world. This song from 1986 (and really his entire incredible discography) feels like it had a pretty profound effect on Maus’ own music.

John Maus(Untitled) [1997]

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An early John Maus demo that is such a revelation. Had to throw it on this mix.

Experimental ProductsSweet Rejection [1982]

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When the chorus kicks in this song gets so infectiously heavy.

Cold as always, 1 and 1 will make 3…


August 26th, 2010

KOKOMA // Summer Nights Mix

Bodies in the sand
Tropical drink melting in your hand
That’s where we wanna go
Way down to Kokoma

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I guess in other parts of the country peoples summers are winding down. In San Francisco summer nights are just beginning to crawl into the picture. This mix is a bit dark, dare I say, quite goth? But good goth, like melodic Belgian coldwave goth not cheesy eyeliner industrial goth.  I feel like that’s the way things are going, or at least that’s what I’ve been drawn to lately. It’s also mostly new songs, which is pretty exciting to me since I’ve also been pretty stuck in the early eighties and nineties scouring tapes for another upcoming mix.

The vignette I imagined it to score would be something along the lines of:

Haunted summer night spiraling outward from a shitty party in the city, stumbling to car in pursuit of better places outside of places, city skyline increasingly in distance, cold light, making it to coast and passing out as fog clears and the sand glows under the pale light of the moon. Etc, etc. You know, an average San Francisco night.

Anyways, this is it from me for a bit. Well, until I drop the other sunnier side to this mixtape, Golden Gloom, my mixtape embassy to the west later next week. I am off to Belgium and France and anywhere else I decide to visit on whim while in Europe for the better part of the month. Eventually upon my return I plan to make my home out in NY. Any readers interested in putting me up along my European trip let me know. Or if you recommend I visit anywhere that these songs might fit nicely into?

So long West Coast ((())))))))))\\

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Highlights and Tracklist:

Xymox – No Words

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I played this track at the Naturalismo Presents: Sleep Over & Pure Ecstasy show and had a few people come up asking who it was. This is an earlier (and much better take) of the song from an early E.P. by them before they became the Clan of…it’s some serious Maus-level type addictiveness. From 1984ish.

Airbird – Part of the game

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Something so sweetly sinister about this track. I haven’t really listened to much Brian Wilson this summer, but the Beach Boys tinged guitar licks in this dark track satiate on a similar level.

The Reekers – The Girl Who Faded

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Incredible acetate demo cut by some lost Bethesda 60′s band, super brooding and catchy.

Felt – Ferdinand Magellan

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Lawrence is god.

Tracklist

1. Airbird – Part Of The Game
2. SLEEP ∞ OVER – La Rose
3. The Antlers – When You Sleep
4. Balam Acab – See Birds
5. Wicked Fag – Spiky Sharp + Needle Belt (Long Version)
6. Sisters Grimm – Tar Baby
7. Cocteau Twins – Pearly-Dewdrop’s Drops
8. Tamaryn – Love Fade
9. Minks – Our Ritual
10. The Crystal Set – fool
11. Xymox – No Words
12. John Maus – Bennington
13. Fanuelle – Order
14. Anna Domino – Everyday I don’t
15. Sharon People – Wilderness
16. Pigeons – Envie
17. Suzanne – Shendah
18. The Reekers – The Girl Who Faded (acetate)
19. The Cure – Pirate Ships (RS Solo) (Rough Mix) (Vocal)
20. Biff Bang Pow! – It Happens All The Time
21. Felt – Ferdinand Magellan
April 20th, 2010

Space 三 Hymns 三 Spring Mix

This is a spring mix that’s pretty well suited for a blissful stretch of Highway 1 (hint hint, east/west coast people buy your tickets and make it out to the most beautiful drive/venue in the world for what looks to be a fairly epic line-up). I’ve been pretty set on these long, sprawling melodic tracks for the past few weeks and have finally whittled them down to a romantic thirteen. Born as an aside from the end of the left coast; it’s also just where the weather has been.

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Full tracklist below, some selected tracks:

Kak – Lemonade Kid

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I think Blind Melon owe a debt of gratitude to this rad sunwashed and stoned 60′s San Francisco band whose riff off this track sounds nearly indistinguishable from “No Rain’s.” I like where Kak take it. Something about this song makes so much sense again, it was one of my first discoveries when I first moved to San Francisco and captures that similar quixotic wave of optimism. They recorded one album in ’68 which was never promoted, played a few shows around San Francisco then called it quits.

Mark & Suzann Farmer – Dreams

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The production on this song really makes it. This track has been on constant rotation since I first heard it a bit back. Better than the original.

Speculator – Cruiser

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Can’t help but feel a bit nostalgic when the beat kicks into this track. Cruiser just conjures up some oddly formative days spent watching generic alt., house, hip hop and grunge music videos ad infinitum while your older sister tried on chokers and you increasingly felt slightly sick to your stomach staring at the Brass Plumbs poorly contrived sign. What? Only adding to the perfection of the track are the barely audible vocals carrying an early JAMCesque melody.

Peter Green – Little Dreamer

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I find it pretty difficult to really define Peter Greens musical output for Fleetwood Mac and his solo material in a single genre as his songwriting was so diverse in style and changed so quickly between song and album. As big of a travesty as it was that for much of the 70′s Green’s music was absent (bad acid trip sent him along a similar path as Barrett), there is still a few later gems from the rough (and I mean rough, some of his later material saw him recording his brothers disco songs). This track from 77 is one of those tracks that is subtle on first listen but by the end builds to something tiptoeing in on what made Albatross so incredible.

Tracklist

. 01 – Kak – Lemonaide Kid
. 02 – Yo La Tengo – Nowhere near
. 03 – Disco Inferno – At The End Of The Line
. 04 – Mark & Suzann Farmer – Dreams
. 05 – Speculator – Cruiser
. 06 – The Turtles – You Showed Me
. 07 – Alexander Skip Spence – War in Peace
. 08 – Fleetwood Mac – Thats All For Everyone
. 09 – Sagittarius – Will You Ever See Me
. 10 – Wool Fed – Way Under
. 11 – low sea – Sweet Jane
. 12 – Paul McCartney – Summer’s Day Song
. 13 – Peter Green – Little Dreamer

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