Bienenstrauß Mixtape

Yet another mixtape! This one I made for a friend of mine whom I don’t know too well. Having absolutely no clue what kind of music he’s into, I didn’t really know what to do. This is the result. It didn’t turn out so great sound-wise. I assume some cable wasn’t plugged in correctly or whatever. And yes, I was too lazy to re-record it. The whole mixtape was recorded directly from vinyl records. I don’t own too many, but tried to be creative. That’s why this mixtape is so damn absurd. It’s called Bienenstrauß for no good reason. Enjoy.


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1. Heino – Schwarzbraun ist die Haselnuss (Excerpt)

Kind of an inside joke. Funny, right?

2. Atari Teenage Riot – Deutschland (Has Gotta Die)

Pretty much the exact opposite.

3. Magrudergrind – Esclavo De Salario

One of the best grind bands around.

4. Graf Orlock – Franky; Buying Dog Food

One of the funniest grind band around. Also one of the best. Will have an interview with Justin (horrible screams/guitar) up on this blog.

5. Goldust – Parasetic Dysfunction

One of Germany’s best hardcore bands right now.

6. Negative Standards – IX

Face-melting crust. Awesome.

7. Thou – By Endurance We Conquer

Summit is an absolute masterpiece.

8. Deafheaven – Tunnel Of Trees

Hipster black metal, I guess. I like it. Word on the street (as in: internet) has it they’re not the sharpest tools in the shed. Well.

9. Fall Of Efrafa – Warren Of Snares

Crushing. Doom? Crust? Post-Rock? Whatever, it’s great.

10. Locrian – The Crystal World

I have good memories with that one, running through Tokyo at night, listening to this.

11. Her Name Is Calla – Condor And River

Elegiac as fuck. One of the rare ones where they actually get pretty noisey, which I like.


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12. Nadja – Long Dark Twenties

Trippy as hell, isn’t it? They rarely include vocals in their music, so I was pretty surprised about this song.

13. Boris – Floor Shaker


14. Japandroids – The House That Heaven Built

Springsteen’s guitar chords, Iron Maiden’s drumming, adolensce. Blends well. Who would’ve thought?

15. Jackson Pollock’s Action Painting – Dead End Blues #14

Heh. Promising German Post-Hardcore band from Hamburg.

15. Hot Water Music – Better Sense (Live)

Legends. Would have loved to see them live around ’98, but I still got this.

17. Against Me! – Baby, I’m An Anarchist

Sorry for the cracks and pops, that’s due to the condition of the record – No Idea releases some great music, but their vinyl quality sucks.

18. Self Defense Family – I’m Going Through Some Shit

Poetry or idiocy? Not sure. Still loving it to pieces.

19. Pygmy Lush – God Condition

One of my favourite albums ever. Don’t miss out!

20. Elliott Smith – Amity

There’s nothing to say about this one. It’s fucking Elliott Smith.

21. Xiu Xiu – Daphny

Off of his Fuck the Police 7″, which also contained a cover of Rihanna’s Only Girl In The World. Pretty weird, as usual with Xiu Xiu. Not his best though, have to admit that.

22. Zola Jesus – In Your Nature (David Lynch Remix)

When press people want to describe the atmosphere of sinister instrumental music, they will usually just write that it’s Lynch-esque. This is the man himself with a remix of one of Zola Jesus’ best tracks.


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23. Animal Collective – On A Highway

Their Fall Be Kind EP is totally underrated. Whereas their latest album was completely overrated. What a coincidence.

24. Clams Casino – Treetop


25. Shlohmo – Wen Uuu 🙂

Worst track title ever. But who cares, really.

26. Four Tet – No More Mosquitos

I miss old Four Tet sometimes.

27. Bonobo – Kiara

I tried to avoid combining Bonobo with Four Tet, but it just fits perfectly. Sorry.

28. John Talabot – Oro Y Sangre

“The” house album of the “year”. Or whatever. Vinyl version is horrible, though. Lacks some tracks and DAMN, it’s quiet.

29. Pinch/Shackleton – Torn And Submerged

Wasn’t really sure about the entire album, but this track really got me. The bass is lethal, I swear.

30. Burial – Ashtray Wasp

His Kindred EP completely made up for the horrible collab with Four Tet.

31. Venetian Snares – Kétsarkú Mozgalom

Masterpiece, from front to back. Seriously. This album. Oh my.

32. Yaphet Kotto – Locked Groove

Yeah, well. Hope you enjoyed the tape.

Hearts & flowers.


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