Happy New Year, everyone! Ecstatic to announce the first mix of 2014 which was a guest mix for the show Earthly Matters on Glasgow’s freeform Subcity Radio. It aired Monday, January 27, 2014. You can stream it here including Gareth’s awesome selections before and after my mix, with his introduction starting at the 24 minute mark. Being asked to make a mix of music that I wouldn’t normally DJ out and from the recesses of my collection, it’s another broad mix but unlike any other. Starting off with “Concentration” by then-12 year old wunderkind Chandra followed by Rogelio Ramos’ Agressiva demo of “Lovepig,” it leads you into a world where there are several themes going, if you’re paying close enough attention to notice. A Flaming Tunes favorite and Maria Chavez‘s remarkable “Medici” from her Topography of Sound series brings the cessation of the nearly 90 minute mix.
The name Querencia came after many chats with my cousin while recovering from surgery, whom I have now dubbed my “cosmic cousin.” It correlates with what is going on in my life and coincidentally this mix.
Sybil has been running the blog Farced since 2006. Regularly updated with glimpses into her life living in New York as well as other ephemera, it is her excellent skill as a curator and the frequent mixes that she posts on the blog that noticeably attract attention.
Although her selections tend to explore the sounds of minimal synth, post-punk, industrial, noise and experimental music it certainly isn’t the only reflection of her tastes. She will be reaching into the deepest recesses of her record collection for the mix that she has kindly put together for Earthly Matters, entitled “Querencia”.
For any of you who may be unfamiliar with her, she has hosted Veronica Vasicka’s Minimal Wave show on East Village Radio on a number of occasions and was also commonly seen playing at the excellent Wierd Records club night which sadly finished at the end of February, 2013.
Chandra – Concentration
Agressiva – LovePig
Soma Holiday – Too Many People (Version)
Ghost Exits – Journey To The Center of the Earth
impLOG – Holland Tunnel Dive
Jah Wobble – Tales From Outer Space
Horizontal Brian – Working In Pajamas
Iko – Approach On Tokyo
Tres – Operator
Angela Werner – Cosmic Spiele
Terekke – Asidis
Kitbuilders – Give It To Me
Vivien Vee – Blue Disease
Risque – Risque Disco
Ptøse – Like a Mouse
Dalida – Femme Est La Nuit
Lack of Knowledge – State of Being
I Gotta Woman – Abel Edit
Bembeya Jazz National – Alalake
Gareth Williams & Marie Currie – Generous Moon
Maria Chavez – MEDICI
You can download the sole mix below (right click and save):
For those of you still reading after these SEVEN years, despite massive lack of updates:
I finally made business cards DIY style, after three years on my to do list! Maybe a minimal site revamp is in order:
Found a recording of a DJ Set from a King Dude show at WIERD in April 2012, which made me miss the glory that was making people dance in the fog til 3:30am. An amazing feat in itself when you have Nikki Sneakers providing refilled pint sized glasses of margaritas or whatever it was. I miss WIERD.
Soon I’ll finally make a list of all Wierd & Minimal Wave (EVR) shows I’ve DJed. This year marks 10 years since my friend suggested I become a DJ because I had “good taste.” We played bi-weekly at The Hole (next to Mars Bar, if you lived in NYC 10 years ago, you know). I feel it’s only right to try to start cataloguing as much as I can about what I’ve done the past 10 years. Thankfully Farced has serendipitously provided plenty of material on here for the 3 years I quit DJing (2007-2010). I’ll always be
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!
- Bene Gesserit – Kull Wahad
- Further Reductions – Void of Course (Demo)
- Freez-E-Style – Slo Motion
- Traversable Wormhole – Closed Time Like Curve
- Age Coin – B.1
- Rrose – Shepherd’s Brine
- Entro Senestre – SB Dauntless
- Parade Ground – Moan on the Sly
- Geisha – Aavelaiva
- Void Vision – A Version
- Andi Arroganti – Hom-O-Hetero
- Sods – Roller Ball
- Figure Study – Divide
- Delphic Oracle – Watching The Fern
- Faten Kanaan – The Rises
- *secret track
256 kbps; 59:15 Please listen with headphones.
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.S. Further 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 VISION, Andi 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.
Back in August I made a 90 minute mixtape aptly titled Fliehen. I posted it to Soundcloud but (as usual) not being satisfied with the final results, I made it private planning to re-record it. I finally just let it be, especially since the 7th birthday of Farced came and went.
In a few days, I’ll post the last likely mix for Farced.
Noise Unit – Dry Lungs
Cypher present Doomed Bunkerloops – Frozen Boom Erection
Deutscher Kaiser - Halli Galli Tanzt Für Sie
Kuruki – Yack Yack
Blue Mathue – In Our Dream
Communication – Dawn of Time
Grauzone – Raum
David Bowie – Abdulmajid
Sic – Voltage Control
Emak – Filmmusik
Honey Bane (Donna & the Kebabs) – Girl on the Run
Guerre Froide – Demain Berlin
Icons of Filth – Fucked Up State
Coil – Restless Day
The Names – Leave Her to Heaven
Solid Space – Earthshock
Die Unbekannten – Casualties
Siglo XX – Dreams Of Pleasure (II)
The Pool – Jamaica Running
klausfindeisen – Modern Witch
Haushaltswaren – So Blond
Matthias Schuster – Atemlos
Klinik – End Of The Line
Total time: 1:28:30Dedicated to Katie Rosebot, Sean Ragon & Georgette!
Stream and download below:
If you’d like a dub of this tape, please email me.
P.S. Farced finally has a F*cebook page! Please “like” here.
“Have you ever fantasized about waking up in a mental hospital with no idea how you arrived in such a place? The yelps and moans of your fellow patients (detainees?) echoing throughout the foreboding corridors as you stumble from hall to hall to find an exit. Where are the authorities? Why am I here and (more importantly) how did I get here? Hospital employees only wish to sedate you and return you to your decrepit quarters. Your only chance for freedom is to attack and flee. You sprint past one white door after another praying to find daylight under the maddening flicker of endless fluorescent lights. You’ll likely die before you find that elusive exit, but never stop running. All the while the other patients’ moans continue unabated.”
- Herz Juhning – Defense Reaction
- Κρυπτογράφημα – Πίσω από τον τοίχο
- Svart – Sår
- Asmodi Bizarr – Traumland
- Leitmotiv – Morne Libido
- Blitz – Flowers & Fire
- Unsolved Mysteries – Unsolved Mysteries Opening Theme
- Epee du Bois – Divide (demo)
- Figure Study – Station
- Yclept Dinmakers – Killjoy
- Alu – Es Kommt Immer Näher
- Les Sirènes Débrouillardes – Beware The Siren’s Song
- Brotman & Short – Daughters of Flame
- Hysteria – Love Thine Enemy
- Los Monaguillosh – Voces En La Jungla
- Nostalgie Eternelle – Coup de Grace
- A Blaze Colour – An Addict Of Time
- Funeral Party – A Coeur Joie
- Klinik – Out Of Line
Running time: 1:00:00; 192 kps
I originally planned to play it slowed down tomorrow night while DJing with Christian of Cult of Youth but decided, hey! Why not make it go viral because it sounds much better than both originals and the pitched down version of the original. It sounds a little like NADA! era Death in June (surprise) when slowed down to 33% which I’m debating on posting.
Original Strawberry Switchblade cover:
But if you’d rather hear it live, you can just come visit us at Over The Eight tomorrow!
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 Titel, Weltschmerz & 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
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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!
Mixed the 90 minute Sentinel Mixtape into one giant mp3 for all of you still reading to enjoy! It sounds a lot better than the tape, aside for a technical glitch at 1hour and 5 minutes. Oops! I’m not perfect and have recorded this mix so many times over months that it’s at a moot point.
Here’s an updated pic of the tape the way I sent it off to Denmark, with a pouch I had to carry it around in to make sure the case didn’t get scratched…
See original post for full track listing and mp3s of each side respectively.
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Been listening to a lot of these tracks repeatedly the past few months… decided to make a mix. This time I’m keeping the tape. Only sending tapes out under Generous Moon from now on. Guessing it reflects my mood of late, which most tapes do but this one was intended for no one in particularly (I guess myself & the internet).
Track list below:
Chrome – New Age
Les Visiteurs Du Soir – Je T’ecris D’un Pays
Body Of Light – Wayside City
Veiled – Entre Edificis
Skinny Puppy – Tomorrow
Das Ding – Makimono
Ann-ka – Note Coloré
Maximum Joy – Silent Street
Vogue – Shattered Peace
Blue Orchids – Sun Connection
Death Ride ’69 – Green Gel Blue
Clan Of Xymox – Muscoviet Musquito
Bearburger – With Two Mouths Biting
Poison Girls – Alienation
Total time: 61:29
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Latest mixtape that I have recorded maybe 12 times each side… if you know what’s going on in my life you know it’s because I don’t have my usual set up…. Finally posting both sides in all it’s effed up glory….
Recorded on a Maxell Hi-Bias 90 Minute tape and possibly dubbed via Generous Moon in the future….
Starting with a Further Reductions demo soon to be released on Cititrax on side A , A Number of Names’ most infamous track mixed into Matthias Schuster (proud moment) on a more upbeat Side B and some Pekinška patka to name a few artists. Now that this is going into the mail across the ocean to CPH I can finally be done and move on (it’s Mercury Retrograde after all, gotta tie up those loose ends!) Cover photo by yours truly circa 2007.
Sentinel Side A: 44:16
Further Reductions – Death To The Beat (Demo)
Throbbing Gristle – AB-7A
Curt Cress – Flying High
Die Partei – Rote Schuhe
Charanjit Singh – Raga: Todi
Dr. C Stein – Zeg Eens A (Hooijmayer Edit)
Shawn O’ Sullivan – Wall
Epeé du Bois – A Hand In The Jungle
Ende Shneafliet – Corps Diplomatique
Broadcast – Black Cat
Death In June – C’est en Rêve
Sentinel Side B: 45:24
A Number of Names – Sharevari (1981 Mix)
Matthias Schuster Und Hans Keller – Ritual IV
Pekinška patka – Monotonija
Lack of Knowledge – Buried Alive
Mau Mau – Mau Mau
Silvia – Wintergarten
Bill Nelson – Dada Guitare
Weeping Messerschmitts – Nothing Yet
Kevin Hewick – Neath Dancing Waves
Alexander von Borsig – Hiroshima
The Names – Life By The Sea
Absolute Body Control – Is There An Exit?
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ETA: Recorded both sides into one MP3 which you can download here.
Here’s a mix I recorded for the monthly Rituals party which has just recently moved to The Loft after the shit show at the old K&M. I will be DJing the show on Friday, April 22nd sharing the decks again with Frankie Teardrop (Systems of a Romance) & Glenn Maryansky (Tiers & Cult of Youth).
Scotty wrote an apt description for this mix:
RITUALS MIX022 arrives courtesy of Sybil Jason, who will be DJing for us later this month when Kontravoid and Rosa Apatrida descend upon you all.
You may be familiar with Sybil from her stints DJing at Wierd (VRIP) or her contributions to the Minimal Wave program on East Village Radio. Sybil also co-hosts the Pleasure Discipline party, which if you’ve attended should provide a glimpse into what you’re about to encounter.
What you’ll find here is a bizarre, schizophrenic potpourri of songs. Sybil treats the listener’s sensibilities like a mad puppeteer; leading you in one direction before jerking you in another altogether. It makes sense somehow, which may be the weirdest aspect of it all. Enjoy the beautiful whiplash.
The whiplash that is what it sounds like in my brain at all times, with clicks and glitches…. really just a typical Farced mix.
1. Killing Joke – Europe
2. Cinema – Cinema Star
3. Martial Canterel – Listener Dead
4. Skinny Puppy – Church
5. Throbbing Gristle – Dreammachine
6. Honey Bane – Boring Conversations
7. Wirtschaftswunder – Analphabet
8. Videoclips – Husky
9. Severed Heads – Casey’s Ion
10. Videosex – Ana
11. Near Paris – Visions
12. Aus Decline – She Gave Me Algedy
13. Experimental Products – The Addict
14. Nuit Des Stars – Plan Actuel
15. Pharmakon – Crawling on Bruised Knees
16. Faded Image – Insanity
Come out, should be a good show and enjoy this mix. I enjoyed recording it thousands of feet in the air en route to LAX.
Greetings from LA! Finally mixed both sides of the 90 minute mix tape I made on 12/12/12 named after the song by Deux whose “Game & Performance” starts the tape. Featuring some more contemporary songs from Martial Canterel, Led Er Est, YOU. and Tiers amongst some rare goodies (specifically the Roland Young track) and familiar favorites. A lot less dark than the follow up, strictly digital mix entitled Ke Fini from my last post, which goes across the board with genres, (mixing SPK into Solange, hey!). This tape has SPK as well, mostly because the receiver of the tape loved them so.
- Deux – Game & Performance
- Martial Canterel – Against the Age
- Blurpz – Life
- Proxies – Luxury
- Led Er Est – Orange
- Vox Dei – Lord’s Melancolie
- Public Image Ltd. – Flowers of Romance (Instrumental)
- Mob Garten – Moderna Kvinnor
- Linear Movement – Way Out of Living
- Decadance – On And On (Fears Keep On)
- Baby Buddha – Then I Sleep
- SPK – Another dark Age
- Tiers – These Days (Demo)
- Corps Diplomatique – Paradis
- Roland young – Victim
- CTI – Mary
- Parade Ground – Action Replay
- YOU. – Makeup & Tears (Demo)
- A Split Second – Colonial Disharge
- Death In June – The Giddy Edge of Light
Y’all can thank United Air for taking Wifi off of my aircraft to LAX, talk about productivity! Enjoy!
Soon I’ll repost the mix I also made on the plane for the Rituals monthly party, which I will be DJing on April 26th. Details on that to come…
A week ago I recorded a more upbeat but intimate mix of songs I had been listening to, obviously to get over something. Second and final actually finished mix I made in 2012. This one is strictly digital and not recorded on a mixtape like the Golden Dreams Mixtape of 12/12/12. I’ll be shortly posting all of my mixes spanning 6+ years onto Mixcloud due to it being a more appropriate platform for me (not to mention it’s free with unlimited storage sans copyright drama). I’ve been listening to it quite a bit for the past week, perhaps too much.
- Robert Rental – Double Heart
- Modern Dance – Dance Of Devotion
- SPK – A Heart That Breaks (In No Time or Place)
- Solange – Losing You
- November Group – Heart of A Champion
- Ministry – Should’ve Known Better
- Suicide – Sweetheart
- Asylum Party – Pure Joy In My Heart
- The Feelies – Loveless Love
- Qua Dance – Fall Break
- 13th Chime – Cuts of Love
- Gilbert Becaud – Et Maintenant
- Zhane – Sending My Love
- I Love You But I’ve Chosen Darkness – Long Walk
- Broken Social Scene – Pitter Patter Goes My Heart
- W.A.T. – Heartbreak to Weld
- Charles Aznavour – Et Pourtant
- The Pretenders – 2000 Miles
- The Chills – Party in My Heart
- Mary J Blige – Be Happy
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Katie & me are back at it again as Pleasure Discipline after a 6 month hiatus. Come by Daddy’s (Brooklyn) and hang with your fave female DJ DUO!
Tonight at Wierd (Wednesday) I will be DJing along with Miz Margo & Frankie Teardrop while Rosenkopf play after midnight! Pretty excited for this show and stoked to finally see Rosenkopf live. Demo for “Burning Spirits” included with this entry. I hear they’re phenomenal live, wouldn’t expect anything less, especially with the Antisect reference in the artwork above. Come out if in NYC!
October 19th, 2011 10pm-4am
WIERD @ Home Sweet Home
131 Chrystie St. at Delancey
Info: (212) 226-5708
BURNING SPIRITS (LP Version) by RØSENKØPF
As an added bonus, I’ve included Di6′s REMASTERED version of “Carousel” as I will be playing this tonight. I have been waiting forever for a REMASTERED cut of this amazing song, as recently issued with the NADA! Plus reissue.
I was supposed to have finished this “goth” mix for my friend Jessica F nearly two and a half years ago. Last night in my mixing roll, I finally got it done. I tried to keep it going with mostly lesser known dark sounds. Enjoy!
Dunkelheit: A Mix
122:30; 192 kpbs
The New Underground Entertainment – A Funeral Birthday
Fools Dance – The Priest Hole
Virgin Prunes – Ulakanakulot
The Laughing Mothers – Cats Cradle
The Cultural Decay – End of the Corridor
Rhythm & Faith – When The Wind Blows Love Will Die
Siglo XX – Individuality
Vision Baroque – Send No Flowers
Xmal Deutschland – Nachtschatten
Opera de Nuit – Invitation
Skeletal Family – Just A Friend
Look Back In Anger – Torment
Glorious Din – Sixth Pillar
The Wake – Patrol
Euroshima – Sonrisas Fabricadas
The Essence – Salivation
Lung Overcoat – Past Lives
Crispy Ambulance – Not What I Expected
Lowlife – Wild Swan
Vex – Sanctuary
Blue Sound – Berlin
The Climb – Only A Human
The Glove – Mouth to Mouth
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Hello friends and readers!
Brent finally got his mixtape, five days after I sent it. It’s gotten quite the amount of play over on soundcloud & great feedback from friends and strangers alike. Now I can post the artwork and tracklist for those wondering ears:
Death in June – Foretold
Opera Multi Steel – Jardin Botanique
Neud Photo – Comrades of Time
P1E – 49 Second Romance
Klinik – Memories
Severed Heads – Legion
Scorpion Violente – Viol et Revanche
November Group – Night Architecture
Nightmoves – Transdance
Asmodi Bizarr – Dorian
Marilyn and the Moviestars – So Disgraceful
Teai Benet – 2:00 Love
Robert Turman – Lotek
Victrola – The Mutant Glow
Led Er Est – Madi La Lune
Moev – Rotting Geraniums
Orbidoig – Nocturnal Operations
Lifetones – Good Side
Klinik – Melting Close
Ryuichi Sakamoto – The Garden of Poppies
Skinny Puppy – Solvent
Strange Devotion – Danger Line
Gratuitous Klinik because this tape was made for (up until earlier this year) the only person I knew as obsessed with Klinik as I. If you have heard me DJ a lot (AKA if you run in the same circle as me or are a friend) you’ve probably heard me play a lot of these songs. This was meant to be a taste of what a DJ set would be like for Brent, who is on the other side of the country & never gets to see me DJ. As mentioned in the last post this was the first live-mixed mixtape I’ve done with quite a few more to come! And as also mentioned in that post, I plan to live mix every single Farced mix from the past five years! I did say I’d start off with the Ohne Titel mix but after recently revisiting the Paramnesia Mix from 9/26/07, I’ve decided to start with that. Right click to download and save the mp3 of Melting Close.
Melting Close Mixtape by Sybil Jason
You can download more mixes here.
If you like this mix you should check out the Doubt to Nothing mixtape (last year’s birthday mixtape for Brent).