Year-end mix 2011

Well, you probably thought I was never coming back, eh?

For awhile, I thought maybe I wouldn’t have the time to either, but then I told myself I’d set a hard limit on the amount of time I could spend working on a mix and end up finishing it in half that time. Working through the transitions in my head prior to sitting down at the computer helped a bit, and while it isn’t nearly as involved as the 2009 mix that I did, I feel pretty happy with how it turned out.

The artwork is at right, and you can download it by clicking on the artwork or this link right here.

Names of artists involved is on the artwork itself, but here’s the full tracklisting. It runs just over an hour, for those keeping track at home.

  • 00:00 | Colin Stetson – “A Dream Of Water” (from New History of Warfare Vol. 2: Judges)
  • 03:04 | Bill Callahan – “America!” (from Apocalypse)
  • 08:28 | The Drums – “Days” (from Portamento)
  • 12:53 | Panda Bear – “You Can Count On Me” (from Tomboy)
  • 15:20 | Sandro Perri – “Love & Light” (from Impossible Spaces)
  • 18:55 | Rustie – “Surph” (from Glass Swords)
  • 22:55 | Battles – “Wall Street” (from Gloss Drop)
  • 27:35 | Sepalcure – “Eternally Yrs” (from Sepalcure)
  • 32:20 | The Weeknd – “Initiation” (from Echoes of Silence)
  • 36:24 | Machinedrum – “U Don’t Survive” (from Room(s))
  • 41:00 | Robag Wruhme – “Pnom Gobal” (from Thora Vukk)
  • 46:15 | Andy Stott – “Posers” (from We Stay Together)
  • 50:52 | Tim Hecker – “In The Fog III” (from Ravedeath, 1972)
  • 54:52 | Leyland Kirby – “They Are All Dead, There Are No Skip At All” (from Eager to Tear Apart The Stars)

Now, I just need to get motivated to post some sort of year-end list in the next couple weeks. All of the artists featured above are on it (as well as some others). There’s a hint, I guess.

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15 Responses to “Year-end mix 2011”

  1. Dwayne Says:

    Brilliant Thanks. Yes, I was one of them who thought you’d never come back. Lovely surprise. And excellent mix. Now can’t wait for your year-end list. LOVE IT, LOVE IT, LOVE IT!

  2. Justin Says:

    Hey A.C. That mix is awesome. For about 8 years I have used you to figure out what music to listen to. I do it every january and am always a year behind. I appreciate what you do because I don’t have the time, energy, or resources to wade through it all.

    thanks, justin heckman

  3. Donovan Says:

    Very nice 🙂 And good to see you here again Aaron. I particularly enjoyed the last part of the mix. Is that a home recording?

  4. Sam Says:

    Hi Aaron, really loving the mix and was wondering if you could please time point the mix so we know what track is playing?


  5. aaron Says:

    Donovan: Yes indeed, nice catch. It would probably explain why our household has been a little bit more busy in the past year. 🙂

    Sam: I added track times in the post. Hopefully that helps line things up a bit better.

  6. aaron Says:

    Everyone: I’m really glad that you’re enjoying the mix. I’ll try not to be a stranger around here for so long this time, as it was a lot of fun putting this together.

  7. Scali Says:

    Thanks! good to see you back. I missed a few of these so gotta catch up 🙂

  8. Egg Syntax Says:

    Thanks, Aaron! You just made my day :). Here’s the mix I did this year:

  9. Remo Says:

    Great to hear from you! Like many others I still visit occasionally with a hope that there’s a new post. Very glad to see this one. Thanks in advance for introducing a few more new acts…time to give your mix a spin!

  10. Pete Says:

    Aaron, I’m glad to see you are still posting. I check back here frequently just in case. Thanks for the great mix.

  11. Swallow Says:

    i’m the other one just trying to click it again to see if any magic comes….it works this time, hope to see more to come even very occasionally updated!! you are such a cool (no more ‘almost’ man), good luck & take care!

  12. Stephen Brand Says:

    Looks like a good mix! I’ve heard a lot of those already.

  13. chebon Says:

    amazing! I love this mix, and I just found it a year late. Aaron, your taste and musical explorations have helped shape my own so much over the years. Thanks you so much.

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