Sunday, December 23, 2012

a few notes...

1) as of New Year's Eve, I will be removing all 2010 blog entries from the server.  Go to and download now while you can.
2) someone informed me that I had accidentally removed my address from my wishlist.  I fixed that.  But also realized I should probably link to my wishlist at, since I am in Canada and no point shipping me stuff from the USA.
3) in case you missed it, be sure to check out my year-end holiday mega post and best-ofs.
4) have a great 2013, people!

~Caitlyn / cPI

Friday, December 21, 2012

MP3 Blog 2012/12/12 HOLIDAY EDITION

blog 2012/12/21 - HOLIDAY MEGAPOST!

The annual tradition continues:  Another 2 disc set of holiday muzaks!
As well, the past editions of holiday music are all up as well, just check the bottom for the listing.  so 10 cds total!

Some highlights include...
Twisted Sister singing a carol to the tune of We're Not Going To Take It.
Cage fans take note, a prepared piano rendition from 1955.
8-bit renditions, singing droids
Prog superstars Can, legend Sun Ra's early groups, indie darlings Frightened Rabbit, Hey Rosetta, and Yeah Yeah Yeahs.
Lots of hiphop renditions including Nicky Da B!
And even a suitably farout performance live from Tate Modern.

Put this shit on random and go grab the rum.


(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

Happy hangovers:

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
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
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
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
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)
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
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)
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)

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Tuesday, December 18, 2012

[BEST OF 2012] Best albums of 2012!

blog 2012/12/18 - [BEST OF 2012] CPI's favourite albums

This year I wrote a lot about the crushing realization that there is just far too much music to ever really listen to.
I also lost my capacity to concentrate and keep swimming upstream.  We had a baby, and I find myself here in December having only dipped my toes in to the stream of releases.
But I still listen to far more music than the average human, so I will keep at this for a bit.  The mp3 blog will be maintained for as long as I still listen to music while at work, it seems.

As a DJ, I was thinking this would be a GREAT TIME to retire.  I released my magnum opus series (Chosen Families), and went out on a 2-part dance party that summarized my live party sets from the past year or two.
But I am really not brave enough to just cut myself off.  I lack that discipline and that conviction.
And in my head I have been formulating a long, multi-part series of drone ambient mixes, so that might still have to happen.  And I want to do more with noise...  SO yeah.
My cachet as a live DJ has never been more than a blip, and I imagine the attention I garner online will slowly dissipate as I peter out of existence over the years.
CPI:  not with a bang, but with a whimper.

And again, big thanks to anyone who has hired me in the past, especially for chill gigs, and everyone who bought me a book from my wishlist.  Your attached notes of gratitude were also appreciated.

I'm still around.  I'll still be in your life if you let me and keep coming back around these parts, but entropy always wins.

CPI'S top 20 albums of 2012

01) Dirty Projectors - Swing Lo Magellan
Someone else said it best:  The Dirty Projectors are unable to resist any moment that allows them to display how ridiculously talented they are.  This is 4th dimensional chess pop music,

02) Japandroids - Celebration Rock
The giants of Canada, and rightly so.  The emotional catharsis of the first album, wasn't a fluke.  They manage to expand upon it perfectly, and from the start of the fireworks to the end of the fireworks, some how a year has gone by in your heart.

03) The Mountain Goats - Transcendental Youth
Like my favourite MG records, this one was a slow roll, tumbling in to my brain and just building up steam as the narratives soaked in.  The horns sections remind me of the highlights from They Might Be Giants' John Henry, the melancholy rich, but not to be outdone by the characters and concern.

04) Purity Ring - Shrines
Canada's best debut for 2012, by far.

05) Aesop Rock - Skelethon
Aesop is back on his stride and has released an album that is simultaneously mature and his funniest/goofiest album ever.  He even drops a beat-free streaming narrative of a heroic dog saving a drowning child.  He even writes songs about goofy haircuts, and brings in some Kimya Dawson.  And it all gels with the density and precision that will have you coming back for more, picking apart his flow line by line.

06) Best Coast - The Only Place
There is a schoolgirl joy that I only before found in the likes of that dog. that is so well represented here.  Not only is it summer shining fine, but also great diary-writing reminiscing music.

07) Sharon Van Etten - Tramp
A world of emotion and struggle are laid bare in my perfect rainy-day driving soundtrack of the year.  Oh and wait, what's that?  The guy from Beirut is here to party? Oh hell yes.

08) Passion Pit - Gossamer
Passion Pit are back and do exactly what you want them to do, except are even tighter.  That is all.

09) Perfume Genius - Put Your Back N 2 It
The tender emotional weight of this album just envelopes you.  It has the eery spaciousness of the Weeknd, the dark edges of Xiu Xiu, and an unapologetic effectiveness that will help you get to the bottom of those lonely nights.

10) Kid Koala - 12 bit Blues
This is the album that Kid Koala was born to make:  A studio-based turntable composition that mines classic blues and reconstructs them as a contemporary opus that pays so much loving homage and has a blast doing.

11) Swans - The Seer
OH DEAR LORD IT IS GOING TO EAT ME OH GOD NO!   The scariest album cover of all time.  And an epic dark blues goth romp that fuses progressive noise metal structures with Pink Floyd bombast.  Listening to the 33-minute title track alone and naked should be requisite for entering in to the year 2013.

12) Fiona Apple - Idler Wheel
At the dawn of 2012, no one ever expected to be one of the hottest acts of the year, but here we are.  A critical darling of the indie press, and a critical darling of the mainstream rock mags.  WHO'D HAVE THOUGHT?

13) Cloud Nothings - Attack on Memory
The oscillation between goofy fun and intense aggression is what makes Cloud Nothing so enthralling, and they have even improved on what they laid down on their past album.

14) The Tallest Man on Earth - There's No Leaving Now
There is nothing staggeringly new about this album.  I don't listen to it and think MY GOD, HE'S CHANGED!  No, it is the steady work ethic that provides a reliable brilliance that endears this album to me.  It is all the goodness of this Swedish folkster that is highlighted, underlined, and reworked in to new forms. 

15) Ryan Hemsworth - Last Words
Electronic albums like this are my favourite:  5 hot tracks, 5 hot reworks.  It's the perfect format.  An EP of genius, tucked in with an EP of genius reworks.

16) Niki And The Dove - Instinct
Remember that Kate Bush meets The Knife erotic fanfiction you always dreamed of writing?  Well lucky for you, here it is!  With a generous dash of Young Galaxy contemporary pop, this album hits all sorts of nodules in your brain that you probably haven't jumped at in years.

17) Death Grips - The Money Store
The energy of a first listen to Death Grips is what it was like to listen to Atari Teenage Riot back in their debut.  A cacophonous intensity you probably weren't used to before.  The kinetic percussion is all over the place, and I do recommend grabbing the insutrmental version as well.

18) Cold Specks - I Predict A Graceful Expulsion
Canadian folk can breed a deep resonance from the unlikeliest of places.  There is a tremble and roar in this album, and it just leaves you excited to hear what she will do next.

19) Hot Chip - In Our Heads
I kind of imagine Hot Chip as just the singer, going around performing with a microphone and a laptop.  He'd be the perfect travelling crooner.  Like with the beats, you can almost here the timecode in Ableton ticking ever forward.  Hot Chip have that reliable simplicity about them.  But they are also reliably one the best pop albums of the year.  Every time I expect a hint of complacency or compromise, they continue doing their thing, continue producing absolutely fun and satisfying pop albums. 

20) How To Dress Well - Total Loss
With all of the hot future RNB out there, this one is the pinnacle for me.  It captures the emotion, the space, the lust, all without being all douchey.  Good job.

in summary...
CPI'S top 20 albums of 2012

01) Dirty Projectors - Swing Lo Magellan
02) Japandroids - Celebration Rock
03) The Mountain Goats - Transcendental Youth
04) Purity Ring - Shrines
05) Aesop Rock - Skelethon
06) Best Coast - The Only Place
07) Sharon Van Etten - Tramp
08) Passion Pit - Gossamer
09) Perfume Genius - Put Your Back N 2 It
10) Kid Koala - 12 bit Blues
11) Swans - The Seer
12) Fiona Apple - Idler Wheel
13) Cloud Nothings - Attack on Memory
14) The Tallest Man on Earth - There's No Leaving Now
15) Ryan Hemsworth - Last Words
16) Niki And The Dove - Instinct
17) Death Grips - The Money Store
18) Cold Specks - I Predict A Graceful Expulsion
19) Hot Chip - In Our Heads
20) How To Dress Well - Total Loss

One thing to note, to clear up some confusion:  I personally rate albums in regards to how good they are as a full album.  As something I want to put on and listen to from start to finish.
Where is Frank Ocean???  I know, I know.  I love Ocean too, but after listening to channel orange 10 times, there was only 4 tracks I actually cared to ever hear again.
So here are a handful of runner-ups.  Albums that have greatness on them, I have just been skipping around in them a bit too much.  Extra credit for the keeners.

Honorable mentions that you should definitely also pay attention to:
Antony and the Johnsons - Cut The World
Beach House - Bloom
El-P - Cancer For Cure
Frank Ocean - channel orange
Xiu Xiu - Always


Aesop Rock - 1000 O'Clock
Aesop Rock - Crows 1
Aesop Rock - Zero Dark Thirty
Antony and the Johnsons - Cripple and the Starfish (orchestral)
Antony and the Johnsons - Cut the World
BADBADNOTGOOD - Earl ft Leland Whitty
Beach House - Lazuli
Beach House - The Hours
Best Coast - The Only Place
Best Coast - Up All Night
Cloud Nothings - Our Plans
Cloud Nothings - Stay Useless
Cold Specks - Elephant Head
Cold Specks - Winter Solstice
Death Grips - Get Got
Death Grips - I've Seen Footage
Dirty Projectors - Offspring Are Blank
Dirty Projectors - The Socialites
Dirty Projectors - Unto Caesar
El-P - $ Vic _ FTL (Me and You)
El-P - The Full Retard
Fiona Apple - Hot Knife
Fiona Apple - Werewolf
Frank Ocean - Lost
Frank Ocean - Pyramids
Frank Ocean - Sweet Life
Frank Ocean - Thinkin Bout You
Hot Chip - Flutes
Hot Chip - Let Me Be Him
How To Dress Well - How Many
How To Dress Well - Running Back
Japandroids - Fire's Highway
Japandroids - The House That Heaven Built
Japandroids - Younger Us
Kid Koala - 2 bit Blues
Kid Koala - 7 bit Blues
Niki And The Dove - Mother Protect
Niki And The Dove - Tomorrow
Passion Pit - Carried Away
Passion Pit - Constant Conversations
Perfume Genius - No Tear
Perfume Genius - Take Me Home
Purity Ring - Belispeak
Purity Ring - Crawlersout
Purity Ring - Obedear
Ryan Hemsworth - Colour & Movement
Ryan Hemsworth - Overthinking (Supreme Cuts Remix)
Sharon Van Etten - Kevin's
Sharon Van Etten - We Are Fine
Swans - Avatar
Swans - The Seer Returns
The Mountain Goats - Cry for Judas
The Mountain Goats - Spent Gladiator 2
The Mountain Goats - Transcendental Youth
The Tallest Man On Earth - Bright Lanterns
The Tallest Man On Earth - Revelation Blues
Xiu Xiu - Hi
Xiu Xiu - Honey-Suckle

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Monday, December 17, 2012

[BEST OF 2012] Top 20 experimental & instrumental albums

blog 2012/12/17 - [BEST OF 2012] CPI's favourite experimental & instrumental albums

Normally I would write glib, one sentence reviews for the albums.  Normally I would try and at least convey my enthusiasm for each and at least hint at the magic of it.
But after the devastating emotional crush of the Newtown massacre, I just don't have it in me.
After the barrage of cheerleading from the gun lobby, working hard to make sure it is ever easier to acquire more powerful weaponry, working hard to make sure nothing happens to alter America's fetish for guns, working hard to maintain a status quo that merely costs a repeated civilian slaughter that is a tragic outlier against every other 1st-world nation...  after taking in all of that, I just don't have the words.

Have 4 hours to wile away? You can sift through this...

CPI's top 20 experimental and instrumental albums of 2012

01) John Zorn - Gnostic Preludes
02) Godspeed You! Black Emperor - 'Allelujah! Don't Bend!
03) Kane Ikin - Sublunar
04) Oren Ambarchi - Audience of One
05) Max Richter - The Four Seasons
06) Nicolas Bernier - Music for a Piano / Music for a Book
07) Steinbrüchel & Cory Allen - Seam
08) Giuseppe Ielasi - Untitled, 2011
09) Listening Mirror - Resting in Aspic
10) Nordvargr - In Oceans Abandoned By Life I Drown... To Live Again As A Servant Of Darkness
11) Evan Caminiti - Night Dust
12) Fennesz - AUN
13) Pinkcourtesyphone - Foley Folly Folio
14) Akumu - Transmissions EP
15) Kane Ikin & David Wenngren - Strangers
16) The Boats - River Calder EP
17) GRKZGL - S'en tire sans titre
18) Porzellan - The Lost Library
19) Jason Crumer - Let There Be Crumer
20) Philippe Petit & Friends - Cordophony


Akumu - Transmissions (excerpt)
Evan Caminiti - First Light I
Evan Caminiti - Returning Spirits
Fennesz - Nemuru
Fennesz - Nympha
Giuseppi Ielasi - Untitled, 2011 01
Giuseppi Ielasi - Untitled, 2011 04
Godspeed You! Black Emperor - We Drift Like Worried Fire
GRKZGL - S'en tire sans titre (excerpt)
Jason Crumer - A. All Friends And Old Flames
Jason Crumer - IV. Sault Ste. Marie, MI
John Zorn - Circumambulation
John Zorn - The Middle Pillar
Kane Ikin & David Wenngren - Strings + Interlude
Kane Ikin & David Wenngren - Veil
Kane Ikin - Oberon
Kane Ikin - The Violent Silence
Listening Mirror - The Leechpool
Listening Mirror - Wet Roads
Max Richter - Autumn 1
Max Richter - Spring 1
Max Richter - Summer 2
Nicolas Bernier - Aurore III
Nicolas Bernier - p2. ostinato
Nordvargr - ...abandoned by life...
Oren Ambarchi - Knots (excerpt)
Oren Ambarchi - Passage
Philippe Petit & Friends - Eunoia
Philippe Petit & Friends - Succumb to Gravity
Pinkcourtesyphone - A Dark Room Full Of Plastic Plants (excerpt)
Pinkcourtesyphone - All Made Up
Porzellan - Chapter Of The Tepuis
Steinbrüchel & Cory Allen - Seam 01
Steinbrüchel & Cory Allen - Seam 05
The Boats - River Calder (excerpt)

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Tuesday, December 11, 2012

MP3 blog 2012/12/11 - Daphne Music Vol. 001


Daphne Music Vol. 001

This is a mixtape series for my daughter.  Songs we sing together, songs we dance to together. 


Ambrosia Parsley - Everybody Came
Anne Murray - Teddy Bears' Picnic
Cookie Monster and the Girls - Me Lost Me Cookie At The Disco
Harry Belafonte - Hosanna
Harry Belafonte - Jump Down Spin Around
Jason Segel & Walter - Life's A Happy Song
Kimya Dawson - Mare and the Bear
Nada Surf - Meow Meow Lullabye
Parliament - Flashlight
Paul Simon - Me And Julio Down By The Schoolyard
Peter, Paul & Mary - The Marvelous Toy
Raffi - All I Really Need
Raffi - Baby Beluga
Raffi - Michaud
Sarah Harmer - Peanut Butter Toast
Shirley Ellis - The Clapping Song
The Monkees - Daydream Believer
The Muppets, Amy Adams, Jason Segel - Life's A Happy Song Finale
They Might Be Giants - Meet the Elements
They Might Be Giants & Robin Goldwasser - Electric Car

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Monday, December 10, 2012


It is here, it is ready, we can now begin closing up the year.  Q-Bounce is a live party I throw erratically, and the Q-Bounce mixes here capture my live sets from the past 2 years.   Please spread widely, you are the only reason these get heard.

CPI - Q-Bounce 1.2

sissy bounce / fancy-hop / butchstep
88 minutes, 202 MB


01) Method Man - Release Yo'self
02) KRS-One - Sound Of Da Police
03) Big Freedia - Y'all Get Back Now
04) Susan Vega - Tom's Diner
05) Sissy Nobby - Crazy Bout My Boyfriend
06) Benni E - I'm Good
07) Nicky Da B - Hot Potato Style
08) Big Freedia - Azz Everywhere
09) Sissy Nobby - Spining Top
10) Amanda Palmer - Map of Tasmania ft The Young Punx
11) Jane's Addiction - Been Caught Stealing
12) Beastie Boys - Shake Your Rump
13) Beastie Boys - Shake Your Rump (DJ Illo Remix)
14) LCD Soundsystem - Dance Yrself Clean
15) Beastie Boys - Flute Loop
16) Mooqee Vs Beatvandals - Back Up
17) Candyman - Knockin’ Boots
18) Adele - Rolling In The Deep (Jamie XX Shuffle)
19) Lil Mama - Lip Gloss
20) Jay-Z & Kanye West - Otis (Headpsin Remix)
21) DJ Pump - Game Theory 2011
22) Lykke Li - Get Some (Beck Remix)
23) New Boyz - Cricketz ft Tyga
24) Gyptian - Hold Yuh (Chrome Edit)
25) Telephoned - O.N.E. (Yeasayer cover)
26) Gyptian - Hold You (Shy FX & Benny Page Digital Soundboy Remix)
27) Danny Byrd - Sweet Harmony ft Liquid (Jungle Mix)
28) DJ Nut Nut - Special Dedication (Sigma Remix)
29) D.R.S. & Kenny Ken - Everyman
30) Barrington Levy & Beenie Man - Under Mi Sensi (X-Project Remix)
31) Code Red - Conquering Lion
32) Congo Natty - Lose Your Soul
33) Robyn - Cobrastyle
34) Teddybears - Cobrastyle ft Mad Cobra
35) Prisoners Of Technology - Dopeman
36) Nicki Minaj - Dopeman
37) Beyoncé - Countdown (Sinjin Hawke Bootleg)
38) Beyoncé - Countdown
39) Big Sean - Dance (A$$) ft Nicki Minaj
40) Lady - Twerk
41) Diplo - Express Yourself ft Nicky Da B
42) Diplo - Express Yourself (Gent & Jawns Remix)
43) Skrillex & 12th Planet - Lets Get Down ft Kaba
44) Sweet Tee - It's My Beat (acapella)
45) Le1f - Wut
46) Baauer - Dum Dum
47) Santigold - Freak Like Me
48) Sheila D Yeah & TT The Artist - Bad Bitches Drop It Low (Slick Shoota Remix)
49) A-Ha - Take On Me

art by Lily Butter

and just so they are accessible via the same simple blog post...
CPI - Q-Bounce 1.1

queercore / voguebass / bootyrave
67 minutes, 154 MB


01) Adriano Canzian - You Excites Me So Much
02) Fagget Fairys - Feed The Horse (Gambit Remix)
03) Lexy & K-Paul - Ponyboy
04) Die Antwoord - I Fink U Freeky
05) Vanilla Ice - Ninja Rap
06) Aaron-Carl - Homoerotic
07) Roxy Cottontail - Let's Make Nasty (acapella)
08) Azealia Banks - 212
09) Cassius - Feeling For You (Complete Kompleks Edit)
10) Loose Joints - Is It All Over My Face (CPI's Fuck Madonna Edit)
11) Amanda Lepore - My Pussy (acapella)
12) Cazwell - All Over Your Face (Extended Disco Vocal)
13) Debbie Deb - Lookout Weekend
14) Kid Sister - Lookout Weekend
15) L'Trimm - Cars That Go Boom (Boomin' Mix)
16) L'Trimm - Cars That Go Boom
17) L'Trimm - Cars That Go Boom (acapella)
18) The Martin Brothers - Duck Face
19) The Martin Brothers vs Snoop Dogg - Duck Face (bootleg)
20) Prince - When Doves Cry
21) Ellis D - Took My Love Away (CPI Pose Edit)
22) Zebra Katz - Ima Read ft Njena Reddd Foxxx & Azealia Banks (CPI edit)
23) Doyo - Sidekick
24) Kill Frenzy - Booty Clap
25) Chelley - Took The Night
26) Chip-Man & The Buckwheat Boyz - Peanut Butter & Jelly Time (acapella)
27) DJ Deekline & Red Polo - Let It Bump (Hydroz Remix)
28) Theophilus London - Big Spender ft A$AP Rocky
29) Justin Martin & Ardalan - Mr. Spock
30) Roxy Cottontail - Let's Make Nasty (acapella)
31) Azealia Banks - Fierce
32) Sabbo - Broken Marimba
33) Crystal Fighters - I Love London (Douster Remix)
34) Douster & Savage Skulls ft Robyn - Bad Gal
35) Pharoah Monch - Body Baby (Sinden & Count Of Monte Cristal Remix)
36) Baauer - Harlem Shake
37) 5kinAndBone5 & Robert Jeffrey - Penis Power (UZxLOLGURLZ Remix)
38) Tyga - Rack City (Mak & Pasteman Bootleg)
39) Tyga - Rack City (Grandtheft Bootleg)
40) The Sequence - Funk You Up (Long Version)
41) Organized Rhyme - Check The OR
42) Sissy Nobby - Pop Dat Dyck Up
43) Lesbians On Ecstasy & Big Freedia - She Likes to Party (CPI DJ Edit) 
 art by Lily Butter

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

MP3 blog 2012/12/05

blog 2012/12/05 - my beacons bring it back to me.

First up, you all should check out my new mix this Friday.  It will be livestreaming starting 8pm
details up at
But it will rock your Friday night, looping through the evening.  And if you tune in, you'll get the advance download URL.  It won't be available to the rest of the world until Monday.

On with the blog!

Black Elk - Aphotic Widow
Black Elk - Sparks:  Ethereal and acoustic bliss from the new album Sparks.

Bon Iver - Michicant (Pair Of Arrows Remix):  This track is all about that bicycle bell ringing.  SOLO!  OK also the wonderful soaring background vocals.

Cajsa Siik - Was I Supposed To:  Lovely little pop.

California Wives - Photolights:  Short and soaring.

Carrousel - Where Do We Go From Here:  Yes yes, I too thought this would be a rendition of the song from the Buffy The Vampire Slayed Musical.  Still, it’s a pretty great consolation prize.

Crystal Castles - Baptism (Sound Remedy Trap Remix):  Trap is mostly a joke now, let's move on.

Death Grips - Klink (Djemba Djemba Remix):  Down the harsh, up the love, and let the Death Grips synths shine!

Ellie Goulding - Hanging On (Svyable + PRFFTT Bootleg):  Great Goulding track gets a slight rework.

Little People - Aldgate Patterns:  Soft and warm and organic IDM that tickles me so.

Oh No - 3 Dollars ft MF Doom:  Tony snippet from the new Ohnomite.  And yeah probably the 80th time Doom has rhymed "mic" with Dolemite

papercutz - Where Beasts Die:  The vocals on here are fabulous.

Penguin Prison - Little Secrets (Passion Pit cover):  The bombast of the originals probably intimidate a lot of cover events, but the adorable cuteness of this one is the perfect angle.

Photek - Pyramid:  Wow, hasn't this guy been around since forever?  Oh teenage junglist version of me squees in delight!  But the heady adult in me appreciates the atmospheric breakbeats.

Purity Ring - Crawlersout:  Another great track from the stunning album Shrines.

Soreng Santi - Iron Man (Black Sabbath cover):  No explanation needed.

Soul Khan
- Wellstone ft Akie Bermiss:  Love me some slick and well done politically soulful musics.

The Pauses  - The Beginnings of Things:  Sounding a bit like Metric, all the concentrated fun.

Y La Bamba - Squawk:  End it off with this pair of addictive guitar and vocals!


Black Elk - Aphotic Widow
Black Elk - Sparks
Bon Iver - Michicant (Pair Of Arrows Remix)
Cajsa Siik - Was I Supposed To
California Wives - Photolights
Carrousel - Where Do We Go From Here
Crystal Castles - Baptism (Sound Remedy Trap Remix)
Death Grips - Klink (Djemba Djemba Remix)
Ellie Goulding - Hanging On (Svyable + PRFFTT Bootleg)
Little People - Aldgate Patterns
Oh No - 3 Dollars ft MF Doom
papercutz - Where Beasts Die
Penguin Prison - Little Secrets (Passion Pit cover)
Photek - Pyramid
Purity Ring - Crawlersout
Soreng Santi - Iron Man (Black Sabbath cover)
Soul Khan - Wellstone ft Akie Bermiss
The Pauses  - The Beginnings of Things
Y La Bamba - Squawk

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Tuesday, December 4, 2012

livestream the new Q-Bounce 1.2 mix this Friday

Are you planning on spending this coming Friday at home naked in front of your computer? Are you having a house party, where you and your friends sit naked in front of your computer? Will you be somewhere where you can get INTERNETS?

Then at 8pm EST tune in to to hear the premier of Q-BOUNCE 1.2!
88 minutes of booty-filled breakbeats over 49 tracks.

Streaming starts 8pm. The pre-release download URL will be revealed in the stream as well.
I'll loop it all night long, so regardless of your time zone, you should be able to to tune in.

Available for download to the masses at by Monday December 10th.

Get Q-Bounce 1.1 at if you don't have it yet.
1.1 was all over the housey spectrum
1.2 has sissy bounce, jungle, hiphop and much more.