Lullabies For The Jilted Generation

Artist Song Buy
Ed Wood [dir.]  Extract: "I can change your face..." (Jail Bait, 1954)  buy on itunes
John Parish  Absolute Beauty Is An Absolute Curse (How Animals Move, 2002)  buy on itunes
Slint  Nosferatu Man (Spiderland, 1991)  buy on itunes
UNKLE  Rabbit In Your Headlights (Psyence Fiction, 1998)  buy on itunes
Moloko  Statues (Statues, 2002)  buy on itunes
Jeff Buckley  You & I ((Sketches For) My Sweetheart The Drunk, 1998)  buy on itunes
Tori Amos  Me And A Gun (Strange Little Girls, 2001)  buy on itunes
Mogwai  Secret Pint (Rock Action, 2001)  buy on itunes
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds  Red Right Hand (Let Love In, 1994)  buy on itunes
Procol Harum  A Whiter Shade Of Pale (Procol Harum, 1967)  buy on itunes
Lambchop  Life's Little Tragedy (How I Quit Smoking, 1996)  buy on itunes
Gastr Del Sol  Parenthetically (Crookt, Crackt Or Fly, 1994)  buy on itunes
Edgar Allen Poe  A Dream Within A Dream [spoken word recording]  buy on itunes
The Smiths  Suffer Little Children (The Smiths, 1983)  buy on itunes
Tindersticks  Another Night In (Curtains, 1997)  buy on itunes
Calexico  The Book And The Canal (Feast Of Wire, 2003)  buy on itunes
Tortoise  Along The Banks Of Rivers (Millions Now Living Will Never Die, 1996)  buy on itunes
Blur  Essex Dogs (Blur, 1997)  buy on itunes

Comment:

Inspired mostly by pictures from tales by the brothers Grimm, and was helped along greatly by my attention being caught by tracks on various CDs which were mostly odd instrumentals, or had something a little more sinister about them compared to the rest of the tracks on the CD - the Moloko track (from the album of the same name) is a good example of this. Despite their unsettling quality, at the same time there was something very lulling about said tracks when I was listening to them - as such, that's the atmosphere I was aiming for throughout the mix. It's interspersed by a couple of spoken-word / a capella tracks (the silence in the background adds to the tension); and no, you can't really take Ed Wood films seriously, but luckily that section of dialogue isn't too hammy :)
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Feedback:

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yertle-the-turtle
Date: 4/2/2004
excellent as usual! love that smiths song especially.
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Wild Mercury Sound
Date: 4/3/2004
This looks great; wonderful haunting atmosphere to it. 'The Book and the Canal', and the whole of 'Feast of Wire' are amazing, one of my favourite albums of last year.
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Adam Bristor
Date: 4/3/2004
I love the Lambcho choice. Looks very nice.
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gobi
Date: 4/5/2004
Yet again maintaining high standards with this one. Not a bad track on it, assuming that the Gastr Del Sol song is on a par with the rest cos I don't know that one. - Frenchy via Gobi's.

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