Life in music, music in life

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By way of and . Put your media player of choice on random and fill out the following;

Opening Credits: Plone — Plaything (silly bouncy bleepyness from a Warp compilation)

Waking Up: Ophidian — Secrecy (filler track with lots of dark pads and reverb, kinda works)

Falling in Love: Hot Chip — Over And Over (Naum Gabo Remix) (“Over and over and over and over and over, like a monkey with a miniature cymbal, the joy of repetition really is in you”. Not as good as the orginal mix though.)

Fight Scene: Swarf — Supine (can’t really see the fighting, to chilled/not enough variation in emotion for that. maybe as a longwinded chase/fight scene in the Ghost In The Shell series though..)

Breaking Up: Virtual Embrace — Welcome To My World (angryness with a couple of interesting chord changes)

Making Up: Groove Armada — Little By Little (“Grooving. Sexy. Beats”, to quote Brennan Underwood)

Sex: Mindless Self Indulgence — 1989 (“Some babies wanna get down like this”)

Life’s Okay: mind.in.a.box — Lost Alone 2 (‘resolving’ lyrics)

Mental Breakdown: The Beatles — Searchin’ (where has my mind gone? wheeeeere has it gone?)

Driving/Walking: Gewaltakustik — Austreibung (perfect for stomping through the centre of town)

Flashbacks: Franz Ferdinand — Come On Home (hmm, not subtle enough)

Happy Dance: Helium Vola — Gegen Einen Teufel (soooo not exactly a happy track)

Regretting: Nine Inch Nails — Head Like A Hole (Soil) (not really suitable either. man, this isn’t turning out as well as Beths)

Final Battle: Funker Vogt — Obscure Pictures (are there any Funker Vogt tracks not suited for a battle scene or the aftermath of?)

Death Scene: Orbital — Forever (bleep that drifts between chipper and melancholy with profound/absurd sounding speech samples. I could quite happily die to this)

End Credits: Waiwan — Revenge (stompy big beat much like Amon Tobin. could do.)

I’ve been slowly buying more CDs in the last couple of months. My last purchase was in Grouchos where I picked up Roni Size/Reprasent’s ‘New Forms’ and Mr Scruff’s ‘Keep It Real’ on the cheap, and prior to that I collected FabricLive mix CDs by Andy C & DJ Hype (DnB) and Bugz In The Attic (brokenbeat) which were on offer in Virgin and found William Orbit’s Pieces In A Modern Style in a charity shop. I was going to order several items from InfraRot but it turns out they don’t take Mastercard Maestro (previously Switch) so will need to sort out a way ’round that issue for future..

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