“A cherry pie is … ephemeral. From the moment it emerges from the oven it begins a steep decline: from too hot to edible to cold to stale to mouldy, and finally to a post-pie state where only history can tell you that it was once considered food. ” - The Gone-Away World
1. Zigo- Sleigh Ride 2. Badly Drawn Boy- Silent Sigh 3. Nacho Sotomayor- Destino 4. Billy Paul Williams Featuring Nicole Henry- The Holly and The Ivy 5. Enya- Caribbean Blue 6. Andy Votel- God Bless 7. Bent- Kisses 8. Gotan Project- Epoca 9. Love Colony Featuring Six- White Christmas 10. Amon Tobin- Bridge 11. Panaphonic- My Favourite Things
"I will drag my shadow after me as I once did. I will worry and suffer, grow old and die. I doubt you can understand, but I belong in that world, where I will be led around, even led astray, by my own mind." - Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World
"He looked up and smiled, but Lucinda had waited so long for that smile that it became, when it arrived, like something which has preoccupied one during a fever-it produced an unpleasant effect, evoking all the twisting tyrannies of an illness which one has, at last, escaped from" - Oscar and Lucinda
"It is the gravitational force, and only the gravitational force, that holds the universe together and dictates the motion of all its bodies. All the other forces are localized. Only the gravitational force, by far the weakest force of all, guides the destinies of the universe."
"It remained for the second of the two men with whom she had until then cohabited, a foreigner at that and a Soviet individual to boot, to discover that Leni was capable of astounding feats of sensibility and intelligence." - Group Portrait with Lady
“Pain or damage don’t end the world, or despair or fuckin’ beatings. The world ends when you’re dead. Until then, you got more punishment in store. Stand it like a man…and give some back." - Al Swearengen
So, I’m sure plenty of you are less than thrilled to hear that this remix compilation isn’t double release. But hear us out: instead of giving you 12 additional dance remixes this month, we’ve decided to dedicate December’s remix compilation to a large array of wonderful dance remixes to help fuel your New Year’s Eve playlists (if you don’t have one, you’re a jabroni, plain and simple). So, enjoy these amazing 12 remixes and wait it out ‘til mid December for the next compilation! Tracklisting found below.
“Hailing from Greece’s capital, the duo ‘Keep Shelly In Athens’ have been the toast of the blog world for a while now, and their first EP for Planet Mu is in keeping with a consistent level of odd synth-pop that the label has released this year from Tropics to Vezelay, Heterotic to Solar Bears.
With several releases under their belt they first came to our attention with their remix of Solar Bears ‘Cub’, an awesome re-imagining of the track from the boys debut album. The remix is a monumental slice of cold but blissful synth pop, with stadium-sized reverbs and punched-in repetitive vocals over rumbling guitars and punchy drums.”
“Iceland’s Múm send seasonal greetings with this 7”, containing two interpretations of conventional Icelandic Christmas songs: “Nú er Gunna á nýju skónum” (“Now Gunna is wearing her new shoes”) and “Babbi segir” (“Daddy Says”), both of which are traditionally sung around the tree at Christmas dances. They are arranged for guitar, autoharp, kazoos and voices and are sung in (charming) terrible-beautiful style. Slightly festive stuff yet melancholic, floating somewhere between pure naiveté and lucid kitsch. With the addition of artwork by lead singer Örvar Þóreyjarson Smárason and a coupon for a free download (with a a digital bonus track), this is the best Icelandic Christmas 7” put out all year.”
“Snakadaktal are a band with flavour for the kids. They adore playing at tropical full moon dream parties. All born from mothers, Snakadaktal grew up in different regions of Melbourne’s streets. All these five hope for is to have fun and produce music that people can hum to. Boys there will be girls, girls there will be boys.”