Muxtape may be dead or returning as something new, but Opentape is taking Muxtape’s original idea and UI, making it self-hostable, and running with it. I just set one up here, check it out.
(Edit, 2009/11/22: I just removed the old mixtape for storage space. The track list:
- Giraffes? Giraffes! – When the Catholic Girls Go Camping, the Nicotine Vampires Rule Supreme.
- Zeni Geva – Angel
- This Heat – Horizontal Hold
- Keith Hudson – I’m All Right
- Sun City Girls – Cruel And Thin
- Charalambides – Silvatica
Pretty good, in retrospect. I should make a new one.)
Since Muxtapes are no more, I felt I should make a post listing what tracks were on mine at its time of death.
- Yura Yura Teikoku — 2005 Nen Sekairyoko
- Murcof — Camino
- Coil — Teenage Lightning (10th Birthday Version)
- Muslimgauze — Saladin Mercy
- Slowdive — Souvlaki Space Station
- Global Communication — 14.31
- Burial — Southern Comfort
- Gescom — Go Sumo
Combined with this other muxtape, I feel like my run on that site was pretty good.
I swear I’ll get to the 50 Great Albums thing eventually. I’ve been really busy—who knew grad school took up lots of time?
The new one is all about long, quiet, slow songs (with an exception or two). It features Yura Yura Teikoku, Murcof, Coil, Muslimgauze, Slowdive, Global Communication, Burial, and Gescom. A million other artists got cut, I’m sure there will be more muxtapes happening soon. Go listen! (And, I swear, I’ll get back on track with the 50 Albums thing.)
So there’s this website which is apparently trying to be the web 2.0 (or are we on 3.0 now?) version of the venerable mixtape. The whole deal is that you can upload up to twelve ten-minute or less songs to it and arrange them, and that’s all. I was a little skeptical at first, but it turns out to be pretty fun. I made one, of course. Hopefully I’ll keep having good ideas for it and change it a bunch of times. More… »