Discover a new way to find and share stories you'll love… Learn about Reading Desk

Blog Profile / Tiny Mix Tapes

Filed Under:Music / Rock & Pop
Posts on Regator:20380
Posts / Week:58
Archived Since:May 7, 2008

Blog Post Archive

? Listen: Kobayashi Yamato - ?????? 1993 – 2004

Kobayashi Yamato, maker of this wonder, blew up last year after lurkin’ in the shadows for the past twenty years. Well, maybe “blew up” isn’t exactly the right phrase, but he is finally starting to get known, so that’s good. Now, I don’t...Show More Summary

Cerberus: Mechanimal - Secret Science

By Jspicer on Jan 16 2015 The most daring moments of Secret Science are the Doc Moreau mash-ups of completely opposite tonalities. There are moments when 16-bit fanboyism collides with an equal fervor for Depeche Mode. Peter Murphy nu metal nightmares and goth-hop. Show More Summary

Premiere: DOS4GW - “909”

Remember that “When you shut your phone off does it dream?” commercial they used to show at the movies? Imagine for a moment, if you will, that your phone is dreaming right now, except it ain’t wasting bits scanning your family photos like that Sprint campaign would have you believe it does. Show More Summary

Music Review: Trash Kit - Confidence

Trash Kit Confidence [Upset The Rhythm; 2014] by Adam Devlin Rating: Confidence is right. These songs swagger and tumble like the whole band is drunk, but they are too coordinated, too graceful, and too internally consistent to be so soused. Show More Summary

RIP: Kim Fowley, record producer and musician

From Rolling Stone : Runaways producer and notorious L.A. music legend Kim Fowley has died. In recent months, he had been undergoing cancer treatments, though no cause of death has been announced. He was 75. Charismatic and eccentric, Fowley is best remembered as the record producer for the all-female rock group the Runaways. Show More Summary

? Listen: Future - Beast Mode

Watch out: Future has entered Beast Mode ! Mr. Nayvadius Cash teams with producer Zaytoven (frequent Gucci Mane collaborator, producer of Migos’ “Versace”) for nine tracks of noise. Like his Monster mixtape from last October, this is...Show More Summary

? Listen: Zarabatana - Fogo na Carne

It’s easy to get caught up in the stunning artwork and presentation of Portuguese based label A Giant Fern. They have such a grip on what visually works, that the actual content of their tapes can be looked over if you’re not careful. Show More Summary

? Listen: Pulse Emitter - “Cold Sun 3”

Another sad and solitary moment of your life, another new Pulse Emitter tape to elevate that moment into heavenly synth bliss at the click of a button. This time around, Sacred Phrases has the honor of conveying the latticed electronic...Show More Summary

Grouper, Jefre Cantu-Ledesma, Bitchin Bajas, Suicideyear, and more featured at New Myths on March 13-15 in Marfa, Texas

What do Grouper, Jefre Cantu-Ledesma, minimalist artist Donald Judd, and straight-up aliens from outer space all have in common? If you guessed, “They all have in the past or will in the future party in Marfa, Texas,” then you, my friend probably don’t even need to read this news post and are hereby excused. Show More Summary

Premiere: Mood Organ - “Outer Heaven”

Seattle’s Timm Mason, like most of the MOTOR cohort, wears many musical hats. With a packed schedule playing in local outfits Midday Veil, Master Musicians of Bukkake, and TJ Max, Mason has spent the past few years amassing a solid chunk of solo material, both under his own name (see last year’s The Lost Levels) and as Mood Organ. Show More Summary

Cerberus: Lusitania - Lusitania

By Grant 'Gumshoe' Purdum on Jan 15 2015 Lusitania might be the heaviest release yet for Cerbs, its black- and death-metal underpinnings smashed against a brick wall of continuous rhythmic pummel. When the drums get ripping and the guitar leads start slithering over the base of the supporting players it all seems like too much. Show More Summary

? Listen: A. G. Kush - Nu Jack Schwag

There’s something insatiable about first-times. Enough that it’s a necessity to try and repeat it. Sometimes, repeat it every night. Most days, in the morning, afternoon, drive home, cooking dinner, and before bed. It’s (un)healthy mentally,...Show More Summary

Good news, everyone! The King Khan & BBQ Show release Bad News Boys

When I think bad news boys, I think of Wolf Blitzer, Peter Jennings, Walter Cronkite, and my cronies here at TMT, because we’re all real trailblazers for badass journalism. The King Khan & BBQ Show think they’re now the new bad boys of news since their new album is called Bad News Boys, out on February 24 from In The Red Records. Show More Summary

Film Review: Miss Tibet: Beauty in Exile (Dir. Norah Schapiro)

Miss Tibet: Beauty in Exile Dir. Norah Schapiro [Flying Pieces Productions; 2014] by Amy Lee Ketchum Rating: Miss Tibet: Beauty in Exile, directed by Norah Schapiro highlights the little heard or seen event Miss Tibet, which takes place annually in Dharamshala, India. Show More Summary

? Listen: Hong Kong Express - HK

You are okay. Here at Dream Catalogue?, your health is of no concern to you anymore. It is being monitored. You are safe, no matter the circumstance, so long as you are with us. You are valuable to us. You are needed. Remember, your laptop warms the top of your lap, and this can be very comforting. Show More Summary

Universal Music Group wants $150,000 for tracks on mixtapes made for prisoners

Have you ever wondered what it feels like to file the lawsuit making access to music for incarcerated persons more difficult? Your days of wondering might soon come at an end — all you need to do is ask Universal Music Group. Several...Show More Summary

Premiere: Ritual Howls - “Zemmoa”

Detroit three-piece Ritual Howls dropped their second album Turkish Leather on felte back in September. It’s a dark, hybrid thing, built on Morricone-esque riffs, hard-boiled lyrics, and big, crunchy drones that twist around industrial beats. Show More Summary

? Listen: Strange Mountain - Glass Clouds II

Looking into the eyes of Strange Mountain, one hears the tinge and ting of musical instruments, but not distinguishably. Time seems to fluctuate with the sax/synth, and minds begin to remember that one person. That single person in your life you’ve always kept in your glass cloud. Show More Summary

? Listen: Arca - Sheep (Hood By Air FW15)

Diverting from his normal routine of reading old, shitty Tiny Mix Tapes reviews by yours truly, Alejandro Ghersi, the Venezuelan producer better known as Arca, was instead in Florence, Italy yesterday for Hood By Air’s FW15 show. AtShow More Summary

Cerberus: Cherie Cherie - Share

By Grant 'Gumshoe' Purdum on Jan 15 2015 I’m trying to resist being yet another reviewer who can’t seem to evaluate a release by a female singer without exclusively mentioning other bands with female singers. It’s a tempting trap to fall into; you might even call it a Tiger Trap, an-OH GOD I’m doing it again. Show More Summary

Copyright © 2011 Regator, LLC