It's back! The second ever Astral Headspace compilation download, following on the inaugural Astralnauts Are Go!! This time, it's musical.
Beyond the Astral Waves... Astral Headspace, Vol. 2 boasts 19 tracks, and almost two hours, of the most easily-clicked music available on the cyberweb. Don't forget to use the instructions for downloading .zip files from MegaUpload (step #3 forward).
Beyond the Astral Waves... Astral Headspace, Vol. 2 (2009)
01 "Melody Day" - Caribou
- Lush yet bombastic electro-pop from #4 album of 2007, Andorra. Mp3 downloaded from Pitchfork's Best Songs of 2007 list.
02 "Collarbone" - Fujiya & Miyagi
- Can- and Neu!-influenced electronica from #10 record of 2006, Transparent Things. Mp3 downloaded from Pitchfork's Best Songs of 2006 list.
03 "Something in the Way" - Best Coast
- Sweet 'n' hazy, lo-fi garage pop from the new thing with half of Pocahaunted. Mp3 downloaded from Pitchfork's Forkcast blog.
04 "Flowers of Ours" - The Asteroid No. 4
- These Flowers of Ours: A Treasury of Witchcraft & Devilry and mp3 available from label The Committee to Keep Music Evil.
05 "That Girl Suicide" - The Brian Jonestown Massacre
- Methodrone and mp3 available from label The Committee to Keep Music Evil.
06 "Blood on the Sand" - Ganglians
- Off-kilter psych-pop, driving and chanted. Mp3 downloaded from Pitchfork's Forkcast blog. Yeah, I know...
07 "Better Off Alone" - The Black Angels
- Texan psychedelic drone-rock from #3 album of 2006, Passover. Mp3 downloaded from Austin's KVRX Local Live archives.
08 "Deep in Ocean Sunk the Lamp of Light I" [excerpt] - AEthenor
- Excerpt from #6 record of 2006. CD and 4 excerpts available from label VHF Records.
09 "Farewell" - Boris
- More Japanese shoegaze heaviness from the one before their #6 album of 2007. Mp3 downloaded from Pitchfork's Best Songs of 2006 list.
10 "Dysphoria" - Cloudkicker
- Solo metallo-electronix home recordings, all output available for free at cloudkicker.uk homepage.
11 "Black Needle Rhymes" - Six Organs of Admittance
- Prettier than I'd imagined from having listened to Badgerlore. Mp3 downloaded from Austin's KVRX Local Live archives.
12 "To Clean" [live] - Woods
13 "Rain On" [live] - Woods
- Live bootleg of melodic lo-fi weirdos that opened for Dungen earlier this year, that I'm slowly getting into. Mp3 downloaded from Pitchfork's Forkcast blog.
14 "Apple Orchard" - Beach House
- Another dream-pop mp3 downloaded from Pitchfork's Best Songs of 2006 list.
15 "Magnet's Coil" - Sebadoh
- We're about due for a Sebadoh post... great band! Mp3 downloaded from Austin's KVRX Local Live archives.
16 "Always Returning" - The Quarter After
- Self-titled album and mp3 available from label The Committee to Keep Music Evil. (As always, that means garage/psych/pop in some '60s style.)
17 "Elevator music" - The Tape-beatles
- All band's experimental cut-up output available at UbuWeb's .Mp3 Archive.
18 "Neptune with Fire" - Ancestors
- A mighty progressive doom epic, the early going will not prepare you. Neptune with Fire album on, and mp3 taken from Tee Pee Records.
19 "Treeship" - Memory Tapes
- Electro-synthetic epic from original bunnygl!tch savants. Seek Magic (bonus disc) available from Rough Trade. Mp3 downloaded from Memory Tapes blog.
Again, sorry about the random bitrates and volume levels. I'm just compiling the original free promotional downloads directly, from various sources. Even so, do the right thing!!