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Mind Inversion’s Sound Immersion 05/09 (Vol. 4)

Posted in Sound Immersion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on Friday, May 22, 2009 by Erik Burg

May Sound Immersion

The team here at Mind Inversion are back to offer you faithfuls another monthly mix tape. This month we’re going with a summer theme. Some of songs feature summer in the title, and others simply remind us of this time of year. Though it’s not yet 90 and humid here, the end of the spring semester just screams summer!  I just barely managed to stay sane throughout my first year, and many of the other contributors have also been working diligently towards their degrees. The picture is a nice reminder of Mind Inversion’s home here in the midwest, a place most of us will be at for at least part of the summer. So let’s all celebrate with this terrific mix, dedicated to the greatest time of the year. Enjoy the sun, enjoy the freedom, but most of all enjoy the music!

Missed the other Sound Immersions? Get them here: Vol 1 Vol 2 Vol 3

Sound Immersion 05/09 (Vol. 4): Summer

1. Beck – “Electric Music and The Summer People” (Ryan)
2. Black Milk – “Tronic Summer – Black Milk (Tim)
3. …And You Will Know Us By Our Trail of Dead – “Summer of ’91” (Dan)
4. Islands – “Jogging Gorgeous Summer” (Erik)
5. Frank Black – “Los Angeles” (Terry)
6. Erlend Oye – “Like Gold” (Dan)
7. Pink Floyd – “Wish You Were Here” (Terry)
8. Pavement – “Summer Babe” (Tim)
9. Now, Now Every Children – “Sleep Through Summer” (Ryan)
10. Jens Lekman – “A Sweet Summer’s Night On Hammer Hill” (Erik)
11. Refused – “Summerholidays Vs. Punkroutine” (Ryan)

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New Jens Lekman collaboration: “Happiness Will Be My Revenge”

Posted in Audio, Music News with tags , , , , , , on Monday, April 20, 2009 by Erik Burg

Swedish pop master Jens Lekman, with his endearing voice and lovely lyrics has teamed up with The Sweptaways (whom I know nothing about) to record the new track “Happiness Will Be My Revenge.” Existing only in video form for the time being, the song jens is exactly what any long time fan of Jens has come to expect. Lyrics like “I’m not gonna cry no tears” and “Don’t you ever regret that kiss” are still made someone hopeful and happy with the upbeat and eclectic music. The song begins and ends with a choir of people singing “Swept away” and the chorus line “Happiness will be my revenge” (maybe that’s the Sweptaways?). It all combines for a fun tune, something that is heartfelt and honest like anything Jens pours his heart into, and yet makes you want to tap your toe and grab your significant other for a round of kisses. It’s all sort of cheesy, but I think that’s what I’ve come to love about Jens is that no matter how serious the words might be, there is always happiness abound. Enjoy!

Jens Lekman (w/ The Sweptaways) – “Happiness Will Be My Revenge”

Mind Inversion’s Sound Immersion 03/09 (Vol. 2)

Posted in Mind Inversion Exclusive, Sound Immersion with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on Thursday, March 12, 2009 by Ryan Buege

Mind Inversion, Sound Immersion 03/09 (Vol. 2)

Ah yes, my friends, the day is here where we officially christen our Sound Immersion various artists compilation as a monthly feature here on the site. My fellow posters and myself are starting to anticipate these releases greatly, mainly because it’s an easy way to talk about the music we’re listening to without necessarily shoving it down each others throats. We hope you all enjoy the songs that we’re bringing straight to your computer, iPod and stereo speakers each month, as well. From our point of view, these comps are likely to be the most diverse and reliable mixes your bound to get your hands around; music to focus your mind and let the muscles groove loose to the flow.

Last month, our posters introduced themselves with a debut compilation of the most recent modern sounds they’ve been loving; this month we’re continuing our a journey through our collective pasts. On Sound Immersion 03/09 (Vol 2.), we’ve decided to cop the popular Facebook meme and assemble a biographical mix of the two songs that we each consider to be the most influential or important in our life. Some of the contributors looked to the music that defines their modern taste while others selected the songs that signaled a clear turning point in their music listening life when we first heard them. Either way you consider the question, this wound up as a collection of some of the most important songs in our lives. A few of us have chosen to comment on why we decided to include these songs for our “most influential” mix, and others chose to let their song selection speak for itself. Here’s our playlist:

01. Mogwai – “Summer” (contributed by Eddie)
02. Bassnectar – “Zealots Slow Down (Remix)”
(contributed by Nick B.)
03. Black Star – “Hater Players”
(contributed by Tim)
04. Burning Spear – “Resistance”
(contributed by Nick H.)
05. Jens Lekman – “Maple Leaves (7” version)” (contributed by Erik)
06. Lynyrd Skynyrd – “Things Goin’ On (original version)”
(contributed by Ryan)
07. Super Furry Animals – “Juxtaposed With A U” (contributed by Dan).
08. Black Moth Super Rainbow – “Rollerdisco” (contributed by Eddie)
09. Varano– “Universal Rhythm” (contributed by Nick B.)

10. Jedi Mind Tricks – “I Against I” (contributed by Tim)
11. Soulfly – “The Song Remains Insane” (contributed by Ryan)
12. Ruby Suns – “Palmitos Park” (contributed by Erik)
13. Gravediggaz – “Zig Zag Chamber” (contributed by Nick H.)
14. The Mars Volta – “Roulette Dares (The Haunt Of)” (contributed by Dan)

The ZIP download of this amazing mix and our thoughts about our choices are waiting for you behind this next link. All that you have to do is click “read more”… Continue reading