Brin­ging back the tape in mix­tape. I didn't do a great job this year at kee­ping a steady sup­ply of these going. To make up for it, here's a whole bunch of those things before the year ends. One with your usual stan­dar­di­zed 12XU fare. One full of warm and cozy power pop. And as an anti­dote to the lat­ter, a kinda gruff one, lea­ning towards the hard­core side of things. So at least i can say i made four mixes this year.

In case you won­der what ver­span­nungs­kas­sette means… Keep won­de­ring because it's a pretty much untrans­la­ta­ble play on words.

Verspannungskassette #2 (C-90)

A whole buttload of mixtapes

Side A

(FLAC via Archive.org)

Track­list:

Proto Idiot - Sit Back, Relax, Enjoy
Neu­trals - I Can Do That
Human Beat - Punc­tual Punks
Aus­terity - Her­ded
Over­time - Dehy­dra­tion
Basic Human - Shame
San­dré - Potu
Kumusta - Car
2 Stroke - Cri­sis, Cri­sis
Emer­gency Con­tact - Buil­dings
Rank/​Xerox - Cradle of Life
Spray Paint - Loo­king For Work
Big­pig - Eyes
Trash­dog - ADHDEMON
The Nico Mis­sile - Put It On The Table
Den­nis - Kni­ves
Cat Scan - Com­mo­di­ties
Ura­nium Club - Two Things At Once (Part 1)
The Cow­boy - Swim­ming with the Fishies
Pist Idi­ots - Motor Run­nin

Side B

(FLAC via Archive.org)

Track­list:

Pen­ance Hall - Cove­red In Shit
Nick Nor­mal - Win­dows Pain­ted Shut
Iso­la­tion - Shift
Mini Skirt - Pretty
Patti - Color Kill
Ukryte Zalety Sys­temu - Swiat Ma Ksztalt
Lost Sys­tem - State Of Rea­lity
Gamma World - Mid­ni­ght Sni­per
Acry­lics - Haze
Arse - Pres­sure Test
John (timestwo) - Dog Wal­ker
The Mis­sed - Tel­lu­rian Mistake
Dee Bee Rich - Vomit
Pri­son Affair - Mas­tur­ba­tion
Crown Moul­ding - On The House
Civic - Vel­vet Casino
B Boys - On Repeat
Ex-Gold - Red Light
Eddy Cur­rent Sup­pres­sion Ring - Human Race

Entspannungskassette #1 (C-60)

A whole buttload of mixtapes

Side A

(FLAC via Archive.org)

Track­list:

Mick Trou­ble - He's Frank
Sob Sto­ries - Danny Reed
Lost Bal­loons - Feed the Pain
Scup­per - Pass Me By
Opos­sums - Pro­mi­ses
Woo­len Men - Brick Hori­zon
Legen­dary Wings - Wea­ther Advi­sory
Bed Wet­tin' Bad Boys - Plastic Tears
Warm Soda - I Don't Wanna Grow Up
Vaguess - A Long Time
Vital Idles - Seconds
Chro­no­phage - Wed­ding

Side B

(FLAC via Archive.org)

Track­list:

The Reso­nars - The Gol­den Age
Alien Nose­job - People Stairs
Chook Race - At Your Door
Seablite - Heart Moun­tain
Omi Palone - Void
The Love­birds - Streets of Rage
The Per­sian Leaps - About Your Record
Land­li­nes - Signs Of Life
EggS - I Fell In Love
Radioac­tivity - Sleep
Wire­heads - The Over­view Effect

Verspannungskassette #3 (C-60)

A whole buttload of mixtapes
A whole buttload of mixtapes

Side A (red)

(FLAC via Archive.org)

Track­list:

Neo­ty­pes - Ban­ned in Ham­mond (Live)
Expose - Motive
Ske­le­ton Glove - Gimme Gimme Cho­co­late
The Dorks - Syco­phant
(The) Liquid Assets (of Ottawa) - Mur­de­rer
Cells - My Gun
Raxil - Unknown Title
Miedo - Bájate de tu nube.
Optic Nerve - Sni­per
Sick Head - Pis
Fos­ter Care - Rack Brain
Dregs - Marfa Creep
Ubik - John Wayne (is A Cow­boy (and Is On Twit­ter) )
Xenu & The The­tans - No Es Tu Causa
Lux - Action
Warp - Sheet Cake
Speed Plans - Hell House
Goon - Ain't Rite

Side B (black)

(FLAC via Archive.org)

Track­list:

Fried e/​M - Untit­led 2
Dots - Dethro­ned
Big Hog - Big Hog
Rinse - Pest Con­trol (song For Hell­strom)
Dry Insi­des - Dawn Of The Skull
Lead - The Bad Sleep Well
Glue - Dis­grace
Alien Nose­job - Bond Clean
The Uglies - Tone Deaf
Gut­ter Knife - Abuse of Power
Phy­si­que - The Rhythm Of Bru­ta­lity
Das Drip - Gym Rat
Temple Dogs - Rabies
Hwanza - 인간공장
Blue­print - Dis­gust
Holo­gram - Simu­la­tion
Rat-Nip - NC
Ztu­ped - Threat of Death
Con­so­la­tion - Head Down
Années Zéro - Rup­ture
Fuc­kin' Lovers - Con­trol