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I toyed with changing the name of the mix to just Whiplash, taking a note from the Post-Concussion Mix of 2010, due to this past weekend’s events leading to whiplash & insurmountable pain. Not to mention, the lovely cover by Colette Saint Yves mimics whiplash & reminds me of a doll I have named Princess Death, named after you guessed it: Death from The Seventh Seal. Cover replaced on 3/16/13.

Now on to the Smelt mix!

Side A:

  1. Bene Gesserit – Kull Wahad
  2. Further Reductions – Void of Course (Demo)
  3. Freez-E-Style  – Slo Motion
  4. Traversable Wormhole – Closed Time Like Curve
  5. Age Coin – B.1
  6. Rrose – Shepherd’s Brine
  7. Entro Senestre – SB Dauntless

Side B:

  1. Parade Ground – Moan on the Sly
  2. Geisha – Aavelaiva
  3. Void Vision – A Version
  4. Andi Arroganti – Hom-O-Hetero
  5. Sods – Roller Ball
  6. Figure Study – Divide
  7. Delphic Oracle  – Watching The Fern
  8. Faten Kanaan – The Rises
  9. *secret track

256 kbps; 59:15  Please listen with headphones.

Finished on HalloweenSmelt is a 60 minute mixtape that is quintessentially a MIX, the Farced way.

Side A (first 29 minutes) starting with Bene Gesserit‘s spastic and “spooky” industrial, tape comp-only released gem preceding a hauntingly comforting New Beat sounding Further Reductions demo leading this techno-laden portion into a Marc Trauner sobriquet release. Alongside Traversable Wormhole,  Age Coin’s ticking time bomb, (initially released on cassette via Posh Isolation, soon to be issued on vinyl), Rrose & Entro Senestre who just had a release on L.I.E.SFurther Reductions will have their first LP released soon on Veronica’s Cititrax.

Synth laden Side B includes a wonderful mix of  rarities & more singles from ever inspiring peers. Starting off with a lesser known played, but typically emotional Parade Ground track leading into rare Finnish post-punk by Geisha, contemporary one woman wonder & synth goddess: VOID VISIONAndi Arroganti whose website  reads “This Internet site is exclusive, even so exclusive that it de facto is no internet service'” (note to self), Danish Post-Punk from 1980, demo from buds Figure Study, Christiana’s Delphic Oracle single that I’ve been wholeheartedly obsessed with, and queen of ArabWave herself, Faten Kanaan‘s dreamlike single that is absolute mirth finished off by the underwater world created by Hanjo Erkamp, ex member of Ende Shneafliet.

All in all, there are a lot of unplanned synchronicities in this mix with the lyrics, titles and sampling, as there are in life but I couldn’t be more happier about it.

This past September marked seven years of Farced being in cyberspace. I dabble in thinking of pulling the plug all the time, especially now that it’s been seven years. 7 is a number of completion and frankly the amount of money I spend on webhosting & the srsly.tv domain per year, out of my own pocket with no ads is adding up, considering I don’t post regularly. However, I do get messages, especially lately about my blog & mixes. So Farced will be up, with small updates here and on the F*acebook page. More mixes here.

If my back weren’t fucked, I’d post a photo of me bowing out, but alas, see you on the flipside.


Here’s a 90 minute tape I made on 10/24/11 that I never got around to posting on the blog or even the tracklist… but has gotten quite a lot of play on my soundcloud. I started thinking about this mix while reviewing all the mixtapes I’ve made for people that are long gone. I dubbed the next tape I made for this person, but not sure I dubbed this for myself especially since I believe there are some bonus songs I added in. Good thing I re-recorded it so he could listen to it at work! I’ve always loved this mix especially since a lot of love went into it (what a wonder being smitten can do!). I’d get a lot of requests for where to download/purchase this mix at my last two public workplaces (who wants to help with business cards?!). Always found myself wanting to listen to this mix on rainy days. Titled in German (see Ohne TitelWeltschmerz & Dunkelheit mixes, obviously a recurring theme).

Features Hot Guts Demo, rare starter track by The Eternal Scream, Paul Nova, Pavilion 7B, This Heat, The Voyagers’ “Distant Planet” (heart swelling!),  one of my favorite Dead Can Dance songs, etc. This was a mix fine tailored for the recipient, especially with the secret Hare Krishna inspired Slits song from the Peels Sessions following “Earthbeat” which I myself cropped long ago. I could go on and on… As usual, a mix of rare and well known goodies, check the tracklist below.

The Eternal Scream – Child
Sisters of Mercy – Heartland
Tuxedomoon – An Affair At The Soiree
Chris & Cosey – Heartbeat
Pavillon 7B – +
Valerie Desperiez And Eric Abitol – Substance M
Theatre of Hate – Love Is a Ghost
Cleaners From Venus – Helpless
Hot Guts – Heater Beauty
Death In June – Carousel
Bitoks À La Russe – Tu Dois Partir
Trisomie 21 – Love For A Life
Necropolis of Love – The Tunnel
Mick Hobbs – Life At The Water’s Edge
The Slits – Wedding Song
This Heat – Polar
The Voyagers – Distant Planet (Instrumental)
Paul Nova – Video Age
De Press – Total Corruption
Asylum Party – Green Wisdom
The Cure: Fascination Street (Instrumental Demo 09/88)
Felt – Primitive Painters
Cocteau Twins – Crushed
Dead Can Dance – In Power We Entrust The Love Advocated

 1:26:35 total time; 192 kbps

Right click and save below or download via my soundcloud embedded above.

As mentioned in the last post, I’ve been getting asked for cassette copies of my mixtapes. If you’d like a copy of this tape, I’ll try to hunt down the original and dub it or start over from scratch. Or if you’d like dubs of any of  of the mixtapes I’ve made over the years, shoot me an email!

Also if you’re in NYC tonight (July 31) I’ll be DJing with Christian Count (Cult of Youth) at Nothing Changes  (Home Sweet Home) for Lost Tribe & Anasazi live! Details here.