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unsettled
Recently there’s been a lot of talk (including from me!) about the score to a recent 80s-throwback horror show on a popular streaming platform. While I do love attention being paid to cool, darkly moody synth music, I do want to point out that there is a ton of cool, darkly moody synth music already out in the world.

To that end, I give you: unsettled.

To capture the mood I was going for, I tried to stick to a few criteria. I looked for prominent, dark synths, often arpeggiated. I tried, for the most part, to avoid other instruments (especially drums, though some do appear here) and vocals. Reverb always helps, too — in fact, I cheated a bit and drenched one of the drier tunes in reverb myself.

 

Don’t worry, though — after all that dread, I did allow the last tune to be a little uplifting, so you’ll be able to continue on with your day, a little unscathed.

So, enjoy. Tracklist below.

  • Disasterpeace, “It Follows: Title” (2015)
  • Walls/Oram, “Extremely Long Corridor” (196X?/2014)
  • Daft Punk, “Armory” (2010)
  • John Carpenter, “Wrong Flavour” (1976)
  • Johnathan Snipes & William Hutson, “Universal Weak Male” (2013)
  • Laurel Halo, “Carcass” (2012)
  • YOU, “Zone Black” (1983)
  • Makeup and Vanity Set, “The Faceless Man” (2011)
  • Majeure, “Termination Shock” (2014)
  • Aperture Science Psychoacoustics Laboratory, “TEST” (2011)
  • Skinny Puppy, “Love” (1986)
  • Harper / Russe / St. George, “Nightwalker” (1972)
  • AFX, “‎ssnb” (1994?)
  • µ-Ziq, “Sleep” (1991)
  • (d), “Trust” (2014)
  • Delia Gonzalez & Gavin Russom, “Black Spring” (2005)
  • X-TG, “E.H.s.” (2012)
  • Ricardo Donoso, “Klatu” (2014)
  • OK Ikumi, “Slope” (2012)
  • Nathaniel Ritter, “Tleilaxu Metaphors” (2012)
  • Chroma Key, “Come In, Over” (2004)

edit: soundcloud mix is offline. try it at mixcloud.


DJ Empirical: Covers Mix for Bubbles in the Think Tank, 2010-02-08 by djempirical

I made a set of all cover songs for my friends’ radio show. Their archive of the show turned out a bit wonky (at least, my part of it did), so I rendered the set separately and upped it here. It’s a nice mix of rock, metal, electro, metal, and whatever else I could scrape together.

Check out their show at Bubbles in the Think Tank.

Track list (radio safe, by the way):Quicksand, “How Soon Is Now?” [The Smiths]
KMFDM, “Mysterious Ways” [U2]
El Michels Affair, “Shimmy Shimmy Ya” [Ol’ Dirty Bastard]
Coal, “Ace of Spades” [Motörhead]
Cassettes Won’t Listen, “Need You Tonight” [INXS]
Institute of Technology, “King of Rock” [Run DMC]
DJ Gyngyvytus, “The National Headbustaz Anthem” [Radiohead]
Squarepusher, “Love Will Tear Us Apart” [Joy Division]
My Brightest Diamond, “Tainted Love” [Gloria Jones]
Kiko & S Deschezeaux, “Rock Your Body” [Justin Timberlake]
Tiga, “Hot in Herre (feat. Jake Shears)” [Nelly]
A. Human, “A Horse with No Name” [America]
U-Bahn Kontrollöre, “Policy of Truth (VG edit)” [Depeche Mode]
Señor Coconut and His Orchestra, “Around the World (full version)” [Daft Punk]
Bigod 20, “Like a Prayer” [Madonna]
Dsico, “Smells Like Electro” [Nirvana]
Shawn Lee’s Ping Pong Orchestra, “Toxic” [Britney Spears]
Fear Factory, “Cars (feat. Gary Numan)” [Gary Numan]
Faith No More, “Let’s Lynch the Landlord” [Dead Kennedys]
WhoMadeWho, “Satisfaction” [Benny Benassi]
British Whale, “This Town Ain’t Big Enough for Both of Us” [Sparks]
Slayer, “In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida” [Iron Butterfly]