Emotional mashups 1: Rainy Days and Hexagons

Emotional mashups 1: Rainy Days and Hexagons rainydaywordgame@0.5x

Trying something rather emotional MoodyMash with a rainy day breakup theme for the Crumplbanger Discord Film Music challenge.

More experimental downtempo and layered than my usual stuff, trying to push the tbc/downtempo stuff into interplay and more variety of sources – I mean Aphex, Burial, Scott Walker, Magnetic Fields AND Nina Simone? With MY reputation? And more inspired by the old Colatron snootlejams of old.

Oh it uses Brian Eno – An Ending (Ascent) written for For All Mankind. a documentary film about the Apollo space missions. Also there aren’t many Magnetic Fields mashups at all – this uses All The Little Words, and far too fiew Burial and Nina Simone ones.

tbc aka Instamatic – Rainy Day Word Game (Scott Walker vs Magnetic Fields vs John Legend vs Brian Eno vs Burial vs Aphex Twin vs Nina Simone)

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Created for the Crumplbangers Discord Challenge for ’emotional’ mashups, there aren’t enough folk mashups, especially with electronica, and I’m a massive Sandy Denny fan, which her Quiet Joys of Brotherhood was a Fairport Convention track originally but this is a later version with her solo….a paean to lost times where man was in sync with the land. And yes that is Greta Thunberg wandering in during the mix.

Big fan of Boards of Canada – and yes had a lot of fun quietly working a lot of hexagons in this video – my first real Davinci Resolve Fusion animations…woo! Learning a lot about the deeper features of Resolve, kind of why I am doing these videos to thoroughly learn the package as I tend to stick to editing and composite modes usually.

tbc aka Instamatic – Turquoise Blues For A Dying Planet (The Quiet Joys Of Hexagons) (Sandy Denny vs Boards of Canada)

tbc aka Instamatic - The FIrst And The Last Time (I Walk Away) (Roberta Flack vs Low).

BONUS – I missed this one. Low isn’t mashed much – if at all… and this has a real vibe. And given the recent death of Mimi Parker this mash has new and deeper meanings….

A cri de coeur; I love the HEY WHAT Low album especially ‘Don’t Walk Away’ – it has a lot of personal resonance for me, and the very experimental layered production. And Roberta Flack’s The First Time oddly works with it – the first flush of love with the last goodbye, so I made a mashup that has both, as a sort of call and response. The memory of what once was (intentionally Day Before You Came esque) and the call to try and save it, the probable ending.

Far from a happy pop banger; and won’t go near any frontpages any time soon, but it’s what I am feelimg.

tbc aka Instamatic – The FIrst And The Last Time (I Walk Away) (Roberta Flack vs Low).

Happy XMash & A Kodiak Moment New Year

Part of a series called ‘let’s make the life hard of those who finished their festive mashup compilations in October’, – finally live, the Xmash compilation new and old Christmas Classics in ‘high’ quality – well we are in part talking DJNoNo here so quality is extremely subjective – but two new mashups from me, including one that has only just been finished and not previously released – the Massive Attack vs Greg Lake one.

Yes I made Massive Attack’s Teardrop simultaneously upbeat and festive and more depressing…how strange the change from major to minor. It is very much a Lockdown Xmas Coronacoaster bittersweet track…

Some old classics and two new mashups now in high quality in a single downloadable package! From bah humbug mashups and downtempo chilled dubby ambient mixes to upbeat drum and bass and party tunes, to a set of covers by TBC Poundsystem – and there even is a Secret Santa gift if you download the whole album!

Have a Happy Christmas and New Year in lockdown, and be as safe as possible…it is going to be a weird one, and this one goes out to those who have a love/hate thing with this time of year. I see you – and even better I have warped festive tunes for you!

Download the Xmas EP over at Bandcamp or over at the Bootleg Archive.

Tracklist

  1. DJNoNo – Christmas Wapping (Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion vs The Waitresses – 2020)
  2. TBC Poundsystem – Losing My Sledge (Michael Jackson vs Andrews Sisters & Bing Crosby vs LCD Soundsystem vs Lipps Inc – 2012)
  3. DJNoNo – Scarey Xmas (Mariah Carey, Dillinja and Unknown Error – 2008)
  4. DJNoNo – 12 Vaulting Hippos (Pendulum vs Gayle Peevey 2005)
  5. DJNoNo – BlacKmas Dub (Poly Styrene vs Stenchman vs Invader Zim 2011)
  6. TBC Poundsystem – Losing My Sledge original (2005)
  7. DJNoNo – Christmas Maus (Deadmau5 vs Bruce Haack 2012)
  8. tbc aka Instamatic – Massive Lake (Teardrops At Xmas) (Massive Attack vs Greg Lake – 2020)
  9. TBC Poundsystem – Losing My Sledge Dub (Michael Jackson vs Andrews Sisters & Bing Crosby vs LCD Soundsystem vs Lipps Inc –

And I have uploaded the first Kodiak Moment to Bandcamp, which oddly I never added here til now, although I posted the ‘Greatest Misses’ with the same artwork, confusingly!

Download Kodiak Moment Vol 1 at Bandcamp or over at The Bootleg Archive.

Tracklist

  1. DJNoNo – Just Lose The Accordion (Eminem vs Myron Floren)
  2. Instamatic – Ludakriss (Kriss Kross vs Ludacris)
  3. Instamatic – Push It Slut (Avenue D vs Salt n’ Pepa)
  4. Instamatic – Ghetto Peaches (Solcofn partial reboot – Peaches vs Outkast vs Scissor Sisters)
  5. DJNoNo – Em Is A Nagging Fly (Crossover vs Eminem vs Roy Orbison)
  6. Instamatic – Satan Bush Blair (Bootie Version – Orbital vs Freeland vs Eric Idle vs George Bush)
  7. tbc aka Instamatic – Comfortable Run (Scissor Sisters vs Air)
  8. Instamatic – Spanish Bombs (The Clash vs Outkast off London Booted)
  9. Instamatic – Stone Cold Roses (Outkast vs Stone Roses)
  10. Instamatic – GodLife (Blur vs Beach Boys from Parkspliced)
  11. Instamatic – Triple Spin (Dead or Alive vs Marilyn Manson vs Hi-Tek 3)
  12. Instamatic -Smells Mighty Real (Sylvester vs Sandra Bernhard vs Nirvana – Short version)
  13. Allen Smithee – Right Profile (The Clash vs The Streets – from London Booted)
  14. Instamatic -Kylie’s Ass Is A Space Ship (Kylie vs N.E.R.D. vs Super Furry Animals)
  15. tbc aka Instamatic – Long Gone (Super Furry Animals vs Beach Boys)
  16. tbc aka Instamatic – (My True Love Has a) Golden Beard (Blur vs Nina Simone vs Slowdive – off Parkspliced)
  17. tbc aka Instamatic – (Whitney Goes To Hollywood Frankie Goes To Hollywood vs Whitney Houston)

Golden Beard (Blur Parkspliced B-side – Blur vs Nina Simone vs Slowdive)

Parkspliced main over by Tim Baker


As mentioned over at my Instamatic blog I was involved with the Blur remix album, Parkspliced. I also did a mashup of one of the b-sides from Parklife, which was probably the best mashup I did for that project, or possibly the best one I’ve done, period.

I quite wisely avoided using all but 2.1 seconds of the Blur track which was a terrible modern jazz wankathon; and mixed in other beard/hair related tracks, namely Nina Simone’s cover of the folk standard ‘ Black is the color’ and Slowdive’s cover of Sid Barrett’s ‘Golden Hair’ in honour of my partner John (who does indeed have a golden beard, well in the right sort of light it is…).

The track seems very haunting; and Nina Simone and Slowdive work so well…

Golden Beard (aka My True Love Has a Golden Beard)

Parkspliced b-sides cover by Tim Baker
(covers for the project were also by myself!)