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04th of Sep. 2010

Sudden Metanoia

By Yaron Schoen


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Lately I’ve been listening to a lot of Nirvana. Yep, that’s right, Nirvana. Beside the fact that I love the simplicity in their song writing and groove (something that today’s music mostly lacks) I really love the sound of their distortion. When Cobain used to go wild at the end of a gig and smack his guitar up against the amp, the sounds he created were hypnotizing. Those sounds are the base for this set. I added some of my recent favorite tracks, all of which posses the same hypnotic, distorted and eery effect. This set is a complete departure of my previous sets/playlists, sort of a musical palette cleansing experiment. 


Hope you guys enjoy. Please note this set is not for the weak hearted :)

William S Burroughs & Kurt Cobain - The “Priest” They Called Him
UNKLE, James Lavelle - Another Night Out feat. Mark Lanegan (Instrumental)
Noisia - Paper Doll (Original Mix)
Mountains - Blown Glass Typewriter
Luke Abbott - Sirens FOr The Colour (Original Mix)
Death In Vegas - Anita Berber
Christopher Willits - Green Faces
Christopher Willits - Branches Into Flowers
UNKLE, James Lavelle - Heavy Drug
Nick Muir, John Digweed - Satellite
Magic Man - Layers
UNKLE feat. Gavin Clark - Heaven (Redux)
Moutains - Paper Windmill
Shed - The Traveller
Sigur Ros - Josef Tekur Fimmuna Vinnua
Cloudland Canyon - Dambala
Memoryhouse - Lately (Deuxieme)
Christopher Willits - Portal
Animal Collective - The Softest Voice
Trentemoller - Metamorphis


Comments (8)

So what do you think? The world wants to know!

September 07, 2010

This set it DOPE ! YS r u a DJ ?

Yaron Schoen
September 07, 2010

@Adam not a professional DJ. I don’t know how to play an instrument so I do this, just to scratch my musician itch :)

September 09, 2010

Used to work with a guy who loved Nirvana to the point where “they changed my life”. I wouldn’t go that far but I love their sound/style. This is a perfect set for working and I desperately needed some inspiration.


September 17, 2010

Hmm, no pixies? Come on!!!!!
Nirvana (and Kurt himself) is said to have totally based their sound on the band: Pixies. particularly “Smells like teen spirit” was a rip off of Pixies by using Frank Black’s recipe of soft, then loud/screaming. See for yourself. I recommend Pixies album: Doolittle, although Kurt enjoyed earlier albums.

Quote from Wikipedia:
In a January 1994 Rolling Stone interview, Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain revealed that “Smells Like Teen Spirit” was an attempt to write a song in the style of the Pixies, a band he greatly admired. He explained:[4]
“    I was trying to write the ultimate pop song. I was basically trying to rip off the Pixies. I have to admit it. When I heard the Pixies for the first time, I connected with that band so heavily that I should have been in that band— or at least a Pixies cover band. We used their sense of dynamics, being soft and quiet and then loud and hard.

Guess what… it worked!

Luke Dorny
September 21, 2010

Very cool, Yaron.
Listening now. Also a big fan of many of these bands.
Actually, discovered Trentemøller about two years ago and am completely amazed by their subtle talents.

James John Malcolm
October 05, 2010

Looks nice, reminds me of podcast artwork I did a while ago - http://www.flickr.com/photos/akaxaka/2764931619/ - yours is much better designed though :)

Downloading doesn’t work, but Dropbox tells me you’ve been informed.

Yaron Schoen
October 05, 2010

@james Nice art work!

Hmm wondering why download isn’t working for you. I didn’t get a notification, will see what I can do. Sorry about that.

October 19, 2010

Great set, I love it.

Thanks for sharing it with us, Yaron!