Wednesday, June 11, 2008

We Shot A Mix 2.1-- Shane English

Well, we're officially 2 for 2 this summer. The only way I could feel any cooler is if I had actually put these two mixes together myself. Shane English was nice enough to round up this stellar selection of tracks for us, and I'm going to go ahead and guess that it will end up being one of the most diverse and adventurous downloads we'll share with you all year. And I bet if you actually have good taste in anything, you'll agree. 

Starting with a mysteriously ominous and decidedly UNdanceable track from American jazz great Dick Hyman and cherished collaborator Mary Mayo, Shane takes us on an adventure through tons of rare, mostly European tracks from the early 80's that shoot off in so many different directions that I won't even bother trying to explain them. Let me just say that there are some real gems on here, and I'm not sure if anyone else in town would turn out a selection like this-- both highly challenging and highly listenable. Be sure to keep tabs on Shane over at his blog, Soundhead, where he has written about some very interesting projects he's been working on lately with Lars Larsen, including constructing their own synthesizers. Here is the download link, and here is the tracklist:

1. Dick Hyman/Mary Mayo - I'm Glad There Is You

(1963, US)

2. Indoor Life - Gilmore Of The Fillmore

(1980, US)

3. Philippe Laurent - Exposition Partie 5

(1983, France)

4. Eazy Teeth - Her Blade

(1980, US)

5. Portion Control - Thrust Angle

(1983, UK)

6. Kevin Harrison - All Night Long

(1981, France)

7. Pseudo Code - Memories

(1981, Belgium)

8. Somnambulist - Things I Was Due To Forget

(1983, Belgium)

9. Geins't Nait - 4

(1986, France)

10. Autumn - Reach You From Behind My Walls

(1982, Belgium)

11. Muslimgauze - Trans-Time

(1984, UK)

12. Body Electric - 5595

(1984, Scandinavia)

13. Nasmak - Not Your Living Doll

(1982, Netherlands)

14. Monoton - Teil 2

(1980, Austria)

15. Metro Pakt - Neuen Strassen

(1985, Germany)

16. Doxa Sinistra - Modern Age

(1982, Netherlands)

17. Cold In The Head - Corrida Humaine

(1984, France)

18. Instant Music - Joyboy

(1980, Germany)

19. Trop Tard - Les Ràves De Peur

(1988, France)

84 Comments:

Anonymous ed said...

Good to see you guys keepin' shit fresh in Tejas.

1:33 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

smells like cat piss

2:08 AM  
Anonymous ty said...

Kick ass mix Shane. Love'n it.

9:49 AM  
Anonymous tommyboy said...

i love flexipop and the ilk, nice to see someone representing these rare jems in TX.

10:22 AM  
Anonymous M-. said...

Ed!

10:43 AM  
Anonymous ultimate mix said...

1) norah jones
2) the eagles
3) meat loaf
4) brave combo

11:59 AM  
Anonymous meat loaf said...

i love shane. you should check out his music!! his new project is 'life functions terminated', and he'll be playing on the square at j&j's in denton THIS SATURDAY!

go see him before he gets famous so you can tell your ugly grandkids about it!

12:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

life functions terminated smells like cat piss

2:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dick Hyman and his Organ Antics

2:17 PM  
Anonymous about 50/50 said...

is the ratio of fake/real Shane is sometimes. Is he genuine?Sometimes I don't think so and other times I do. He has given me more mixed signals than a Obama and Hilary campaign. I just don't understand people who act like they're totally cool with you about half the time you see them and the other half they won't even acknowledge your "HELLO", A SIMPLE gesture that uses minimal breathe.

Good Comp!?!?

2:37 PM  
Anonymous about 50/50 said...

is the ratio of fake/real Shane is sometimes. Is he genuine?Sometimes I don't think so and other times I do. He has given me more mixed signals than a Obama and Hilary campaign. I just don't understand people who act like they're totally cool with you about half the time you see them and the other half they won't even acknowledge your "HELLO", A SIMPLE gesture that uses minimal breathe.

Good Comp!?!?

2:43 PM  
Anonymous I guess refreshing said...

means double posts

2:44 PM  
Anonymous get fucked 100% said...

"He has given me more mixed signals than a Obama and Hilary campaign"...

anyone who would say this is a total dipshit loser whose "simple HELLO" deserves to be ignored.

-k

2:50 PM  
Anonymous 2:50 up yours said...

"s the ratio of fake/real Shane is sometimes. Is he genuine?Sometimes I don't think so and other times I do. He has given me more mixed signals than a Obama and Hilary campaign. I just don't understand people who act like they're totally cool with you about half the time you see them and the other half they won't even acknowledge your "HELLO", A SIMPLE gesture that uses minimal breathe.

Good Comp!?!?"



Sounds like a pretentious dime a dozen austinite.

3:08 PM  
Anonymous aa said...

NO WAY, austinites are TOTALLY UNIQUE! EVERYONE OF THEM! LETS GO TO WATERLOO!!!

3:20 PM  
Anonymous 100% said...

Is Shanes cock in you ass or mouth

3:43 PM  
Anonymous and i was working with said...

ratios not percentages. Just stating that there are in fact pretencious self absorbed ass holes in denton too, not nust austin. And i do live in Denton, not Austin. SO GET FUCKED

3:49 PM  
Anonymous oh said...

and my pants aren't skin tight and i don't smell like shit so maybe that is a deterrent. Maybe me muttering Hello in freshly brushed teeth is just to much for Sir English to take in.

3:55 PM  
Anonymous dude said...

the comment you made about shane sounds like it good be ment for a "pretentious dime a dozen austinite"
not ment for you.

4:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Way to talk about people you guys TOTALLY know personally.

4:05 PM  
Anonymous who gives said...

I'f someone can't reciprocate a cordial hello or take the time to acknowledge you back after you took the time to do that then they get what they desverve. Karmas a bitch and it remembers.

4:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

y'all are awesome spellers and very secure about your social status

4:19 PM  
Anonymous KNOW personally said...

How many casual situations would I have to be in to KNOW Shane personally? When I think about it we used to cross paths all the time whether it be at shows or mutual friends houses. We didn't grow up together or anything so I guess I don't know him "personally". I just use this judgment making skill of a brain of mine to ASSUME that he's a little pretenious, maybe hes just shy. I won't get my feelings hurt anymore. WAH WAH WAH

4:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

maybe you're just being too formal with "hello". maybe try a simple "hey" next time and see if that helps the situation.

4:24 PM  
Anonymous maybe a said...

hey and a head nod would be sufficient, cool ill try it next time.

4:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello

4:46 PM  
Anonymous lars said...

if shane seems distant it is usually because he is focused on something... like synthesizers, minimal synth tracks or Arthur C Clarke. like plenty of artists, he is in his own world most of the time.

please give people you don't know well the benefit of the doubt before anonymously making wild speculations about their character qualities.

great fucking mix! EAZY TEETH!

4:48 PM  
Anonymous to lars said...

Ive given him the benefit of the doubt since i met him in your band Undoing, so it's not like im speculating on nothing other than my ignorance. Okay, I can understand being preocupied but not to much to acknowledge someone you've had multiple converstations with. Its been a good three to four years, should I wait an additional three of four before I deem my self worthy of "making wild speculations about their character qualities?" I wish to remain annon because we have mutual friends and I know we will cross paths again. As for me I will not KISS his ass like I've seen others do.

5:04 PM  
Anonymous status blow said...

you're all a bunch of whiny, pathetic, shit-headed nobodies. are you jealous? have you heard this kid play the fucking bass? he's earned the right to be cool. he doesn't have to appease to you droopy sadsacks. you're a bunch of miserable fuckwads, anyway. just because he may not have heard you say hi, or doesn't respond for the reason that you're a total smegma, isn't a valid reason to totally diss the guy.

and "karmas a bitch and it remembers"??? oh, eat my fuck, you pathetic hippie scrote.

5:07 PM  
Anonymous stonedranger said...

uh, guys, you're kinda making me nervous.

5:12 PM  
Anonymous status blows sounds like a self absorbed asshole too said...

you're all a bunch of whiny, pathetic, shit-headed nobodies. are you jealous?

-king of cliche

5:24 PM  
Anonymous kiss my denton penis you shane cock sucer said...

People still use that polarized term "hippe". Usually the people calling other people hippe have outdated ideologies.

5:27 PM  
Anonymous krayon said...

Stop kissing his ass you fucks. Kiss Daves ass. Its more white.

5:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

HAHA0h. People got all rilled up after someone in their click gets attacked personally. Fuck your click. Nobody cares.

5:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

EAZY TEETH!

5:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Face it,he does not respond to you because he hates you,people do that you know,not everyone likes you,I hate most people myself,and am suspicious of those who "like" me.Some people have an unhealthy need to be liked by everyone,even if they are dicks,or simply users(especially if they are users,since you can't use someone who does not like you)Reality.Get used to it.

6:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

you guys are a bunch of losers

re: EAZY TEETH!!!

6:20 PM  
Anonymous T to the B to the S said...

Ive gotten some evil eye's in my time, and Ive had some "hello"s ignored, shit Ive even ignored some "hello"s, and its usually because ONE OR MORE PARTY'S IS REALLY DAMN HIGH, so chill out yo.

Next time, try PHYSICAL CONTACT as a way of getting noticed, instead of relying on you weak and insignificant voice to garner attention to your self... or call your mom, she would probably love to give you some attention.

6:22 PM  
Anonymous le chauffeur said...

shane and i make music in mistress and he hardly ever says a word to me. in fact most of the time he just gives me a glance. in the years since i've known him we hardly even speak at all. i mean why bother? we just look at one another with very sullen looks and then call each other fuck face and leave each other be. i used to wonder how could a friendship possibly blossom between two people who don't verbally communicate and not because we are mute, but just because we are pricks???...but we manage. and so what if the cat piss smell mixed with febreeze is a bit profound?

oh and to those who may have their feelings hurt by shane's non-response i wouldn't take it personally i would just meditate

6:39 PM  
Anonymous no feelings said...

No feelings hurt at all. Just making water cooler talk. Chill out and stop thinking its a big deal. Can't somebody talk shit about another person around here for shits and giggles without someones click sucking a members dick?

6:48 PM  
Anonymous Pet peeve said...

I don't see that point of posting which country/area a band is from, unless there are multiple bands with the same name. If the song is good, then it is good. Regardless of what year it was made, where it's from, the sex of the person, whether the guy says hi to you...etc.

I understand this is usually done to give some background, but it's still a pet peeve of mine.

6:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

chill out? you seem to be the only one who isnt chill brah! water cooler talk? what are you an fbi agent? well guess what suck wad i'm an ex president surfer. so suck my cob utah.

what a loser- i will make "water cooler talk" about some one and if that person's friends come to their defense like any friend should do it's time to chill out? passive aggressive weasel ass anon

keep blowing bubbles out your rectum captain spooge

7:01 PM  
Anonymous pet peeve said...

oh yeah, and it's spelled "clique"

7:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

pet peeve:

let it burn sucko

7:02 PM  
Anonymous taylor said...

the other day i was searching for a 7" by sluik. this brought me to a blog, where i noticed other good stuff that i was looking for (iniciados, ike yard). this article informed me that it was shane's blog. anyway, that blog has a lot of good downloads on it.

p.s. why don't you idiots talk about the music?

7:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ps

thank you pet peeve for pointing out the correct spelling of the word clique

i was just about to tell that numbnut how to spell it correctly

(2008 texas)

7:05 PM  
Anonymous k roq said...

"keep blowing bubbles out your rectum captain spooge"

i love the anon who typed this gorgeous phrase. meet me tonight at rubber gloves. i'll let you join my clique.

p.s. i love shane's brain and pantaloons.

7:26 PM  
Anonymous tim duncan said...

what a great elitist mix!!!

6:59 the country and year are necessary to show that its some rare shit (which translates to "good" in this crowd)

but in all seriousness, bravo sir.

8:15 PM  
Anonymous fastlassie said...

This would be a good scene in Ghostbusters II, with the toaster dancing from all the anger and testosterone.

9:26 PM  
Anonymous click said...

click click

9:28 PM  
Anonymous gamm ar er said...

pohlice.

9:29 PM  
Anonymous SUCK said...

Shanes cock.

9:34 PM  
Anonymous dave virden said...

what a great elitist mix!!!

6:59 the country and year are necessary to show that its some rare shit (which translates to "good" in this crowd)

but in all seriousness, bravo sir.

9:35 PM  
Anonymous glidehead said...

"chill out? you seem to be the only one who isnt chill brah! water cooler talk? what are you an fbi agent? well guess what suck wad i'm an ex president surfer. so suck my cob utah.

what a loser- i will make "water cooler talk" about some one and if that person's friends come to their defense like any friend should do it's time to chill out? passive aggressive weasel ass anon

keep blowing bubbles out your rectum captain spooge"


What a lameass. You are a very serious person. Go drown yourself in some sake and don't come back.

9:37 PM  
Anonymous George Neal said...

The mix is pretentious and self absorbed.

9:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

surprise!

11:39 PM  
Anonymous tim duncan said...

Yes that mix is lame. Needs more creed.

2:55 AM  
Anonymous penis said...

tits or gtfo

4:19 AM  
Anonymous vagina said...

blame this bitch on lame blame on lame blame on lame. all this stupid music. its really real ly real ly boring.

4:44 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

george neal? really? i wouldn't expect you to be on here talking shit about someone's music taste? wow. thought you had more merit than that. hope that's not really you.

8:48 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

nice pic, tough guy.

8:54 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

this mix rocks just because it isn't filled with glittery dance beats that make pretty & dumb people go to urban outfitters....

10:05 AM  
Anonymous fastlassie said...

Your love, is lifting me higher.

And then the Statue of Liberty smashes Denton.

The End.

10:54 AM  
Anonymous fastlassie said...

Your love, is lifting me higher.

And then the Statue of Liberty smashes Denton.

The End.

11:05 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

um... we talkin' shane here? or danny balis?

i gotta flask out in my car if you guys want an after hour drink..

11:40 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

seein's how you lost the bet, toned flanger, let's go outback tonite!

goodbye horses...............................................

11:43 AM  
Anonymous CoryPSR said...

Ironically my girlfriend just finished a cross-stitch thatis a picture from the J&J's basement facing the exit and shane is in it with the shlitz Mary. Its pretty cool maybe I'll show Shane one day

11:58 AM  
Anonymous dave virden said...

I've heard better in Arkansas.

12:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

All of this mix reminds of that band Suicide. I didn't dig it. To each their own. Hey look, being civil is easy!

1:48 PM  
Anonymous http://www.myspace.com/revega said...

http://www.myspace.com/revega

3:16 PM  
Anonymous blixaboy said...

nice mix shane.

4:31 PM  
Anonymous jen said...

horrible mix shane

11:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

shane doesn't deserve any of this criticism.

11:00 AM  
Anonymous fastlassie said...

this isn't criticism.
it's hoop-la said vigorously in the tone of the Rev. Jesse Jackson.

11:19 AM  
Anonymous yep said...

sure shane does. when you act like a pompous smug guy constantly karma fires back. teaches all of you all a lesson on the art of saying hi.

2:39 PM  
Anonymous everything in moderation said...

are there any moderators on this blog. isn't this supposed to be a music blog?

3:20 PM  
Anonymous cum on people said...

i love how there's really only 1 or 2 credible critiques of this mix and the rest is nonsensical babble. Shows how little minds know little about anything past their reference zones. Maybe if everyone dug more and bit less this would be a more interesting forum to discuss MUSIC

3:24 PM  
Anonymous tommyboy said...

research this http://www.minimal-wave.org/
and then get back to posting your opinions people

3:26 PM  
Anonymous fastlassie said...

now where's the fun in that?

4:05 PM  
Anonymous People on Cum said...

I don't acknowledge anything out of the US so I can't give an opinion.

4:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i love how there's really a lot of credible nonsensicale babbles of this mix and 1 or 2 non credible critiques.

5:31 AM  
Anonymous stonedranger said...

Yes, I would really love it if this were a place where intelligent people actually talked about music and art.

12:32 PM  
Anonymous stonedranger said...

Yes, I would really love it if this were a place where intelligent people actually talked about music and art.

12:32 PM  
Anonymous Wes D said...

Personal. Educational. Fucking Cool. How these trax would infuriate anyone is baffling. It's as though your listening to a tape your friend made for you. At times you might dance, but it's not trying to make you. Really it makes me want to get so high and drive around all night. I have about 3 or 4 new favorite bands now. Thanks for sharing Mr. English!

12:03 PM  

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