I had a number of influences on this one but this is essentially my take on a “Western” soundtrack.  Dylan Carlson makes appearances throughout as does sound clips from Cormac McCarthy’s Blood Meridian.  Female vocalists and sprawling compositions from some of my favorite groups are also a focus.  I’ve seen Dylan play before with his band, Earth and he has been a major influence in me picking up guitar again.  I’ve also been on a McCarthy kick lately.

Enjoy, partner.

-Ben

The 3rd installment in my series of mixtapes.  I figured it was about time we had a SPACE themed one because why the heck not, right?  In the meantime, the first mixtape is down until I buy more space from soundcloud.

Tracklist:

1) Toro y Moi-Lilly

2) Neon Indian-Annie

3) Funkadelic-Can You Get to That

4) Jamie XX-Sleep Sound

5) Pentagram-Earth Flight

6) Dum Dum Girls-LOst Boys and Girls Club

7) Death Grips-On GP

8) Jamie Liddel-Do Yourself a Favor

9) Daft Punk-Giorgio by Moroder

10) Tame Impala-Let it Happen

11) Alabama Shakes-Gimmie All your Love

12) David Bowie-Space Oddity

The cover art is from the 1983 film, Heavy Metal.  I also included sound bytes from Bill Moyer’s interview with Joseph Campbell entitled “Power of Myth.”

Download this BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE.

Track List:

1) Ibeyi-River

2) Father John Misty-Heart Shaped Box (Nirvana)

3) No Sleep-Wicked Games Remix (The Weeknd)

4) The Doors-People Are Strange

5) Freddie Gibbs and Madlib-Thuggin’

6) James Vincent McMorrow-Cavalier 

7) The Seeds-Pushin’ Too Hard

8) Radiohead-Talkshow Host

9) TV On the Radio-Wolf Like Me

10) Wildbirds & Leacedrums-Ghosts & Pains

11) Mac Demarco-Chamber of Reflection

12) Kendrick Lamar-The Blacker the Berry

13) Nancy Sinatra-Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)

14) Arcade Fire-Afterlife

Download this before the internet finds out and I have to take it down.

Enjoy.