An old mix and a personal favorite, Erol Alkan released this in 2004 as part of a “2-sided” mix CD with A Bugged Out Mix (Amazon US MP3 link) on the other side. It had this super charming quality of being the party on one side and the comedown on the other. At some point before losing my high school music library, these mixes had about 30 or 40 listens on them each, and they were each hour long mixes!
Japanese Wallpaper - war peace rocket ships (Bandcamp link)
war peace rocket ships was recorded in various beds across three continents in the first half of 2011. The idea was hatched on a stormy wet day in downtown Jerusalem, where I spent the last few months of 2010. After a sudden bout of inspiration, I set about to gather some things I could use to create music. Armed with several wooden floorboards, an ancient Casio keyboard, a microphone, laptop and a dated copy of Ableton Live, I set out to record. The result is this EP, inspired by war, peace and rocket ships.
Usually I’ll try to have something to say, but if that isn’t a self-described musical journey, I’m not sure what is.
The Decktonic remix is quite excellent, but somewhat out of place with the rest of the EP, like it should belong on a separate side of the release. B-sides on analog medium were excellent to throw in that thing you were experimenting with but weren’t sure went with the flow of the rest of the release, sometimes I miss that, nowadays, it’s all in the tags.