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"Anonymity" by HOUNDSds // The Chiller Part 2: House on Haunted Chill (2012)

Chill Mega Chill have recently released their second Halloween compilation, entitled “The Chiller Part 2: House on Haunted Chill” which is available now at Bandcamp for a whatever-you-can-pay price. The compilation is 24 tracks strong and touches on all sorts of your seasonal listening needs (everything from ambient to dream pop to blown out electro and experimental). One of my favorite stand outs is the track “Anonymity” from dream poppers HOUNDSds. Sure, it’s not loaded with creepy synths or spooky atmospherics, but the lovely track has a particular Halloween sentiment nailed down and that’s the desire to put on a mask and just walk in someone elses shoes for a while - anonymous to the world. I highly recommend spending some time with this track, especially for fans Wild NothingSaskatchewan, and Youth Lagoon.

Two Bicycles - Are you there

"Are You There?" by Two Bicycles // I Know You Are There (TBD)

Two Bicycles is a project from Jamison (Teen Daze, Little Chords), that focuses more on the ambient, acoustic, and subtle post rock sounds than his other projects. Currently he is working on new Two Bicycles material and posting his experiments on Bandcamp as the project comes to fruition. The newest taste comes in the form of “Are You There?” which bubble to life using ethereal organs and acoustic guitars to create a feeling of nature as the artist was influenced by a recent camping trip near the ocean, near Tofino, British Columbia. It’s really beautiful stuff (as is all of his Two Bicycles output, definitely check out the back catalog on Bandcamp) that calls to mind The Album Leaf, Explosions in the Sky, and Hammock

(download) Material from Two Bicycles @ Soundcloud.

4AD // FAVORITE RECORDS 1990 - 1999
Cocteau Twins - “Heaven Or Las Vegas” // This Mortal Coil - “Blood” // Pixies - “Trompe Le Monde” // Pale Saints - “In Ribbons” // Lush - “Split” // Red House Painters - “Ocean Beach” // Mojave 3 - “Ask Me Tomorrow” // Gus Gus - “Polydistortion” // Brendan Perry - “Eye of the Hunter”
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4AD // FAVORITE RECORDS 1990 - 1999
Cocteau Twins - “Heaven Or Las Vegas” // This Mortal Coil - “Blood” // Pixies - “Trompe Le Monde” // Pale Saints - “In Ribbons” // Lush - “Split” // Red House Painters - “Ocean Beach” // Mojave 3 - “Ask Me Tomorrow” // Gus Gus - “Polydistortion” // Brendan Perry - “Eye of the Hunter”
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4AD // FAVORITE RECORDS 1990 - 1999
Cocteau Twins - “Heaven Or Las Vegas” // This Mortal Coil - “Blood” // Pixies - “Trompe Le Monde” // Pale Saints - “In Ribbons” // Lush - “Split” // Red House Painters - “Ocean Beach” // Mojave 3 - “Ask Me Tomorrow” // Gus Gus - “Polydistortion” // Brendan Perry - “Eye of the Hunter”
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4AD // FAVORITE RECORDS 1990 - 1999
Cocteau Twins - “Heaven Or Las Vegas” // This Mortal Coil - “Blood” // Pixies - “Trompe Le Monde” // Pale Saints - “In Ribbons” // Lush - “Split” // Red House Painters - “Ocean Beach” // Mojave 3 - “Ask Me Tomorrow” // Gus Gus - “Polydistortion” // Brendan Perry - “Eye of the Hunter”
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4AD // FAVORITE RECORDS 1990 - 1999
Cocteau Twins - “Heaven Or Las Vegas” // This Mortal Coil - “Blood” // Pixies - “Trompe Le Monde” // Pale Saints - “In Ribbons” // Lush - “Split” // Red House Painters - “Ocean Beach” // Mojave 3 - “Ask Me Tomorrow” // Gus Gus - “Polydistortion” // Brendan Perry - “Eye of the Hunter”
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4AD // FAVORITE RECORDS 1990 - 1999
Cocteau Twins - “Heaven Or Las Vegas” // This Mortal Coil - “Blood” // Pixies - “Trompe Le Monde” // Pale Saints - “In Ribbons” // Lush - “Split” // Red House Painters - “Ocean Beach” // Mojave 3 - “Ask Me Tomorrow” // Gus Gus - “Polydistortion” // Brendan Perry - “Eye of the Hunter”
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4AD // FAVORITE RECORDS 1990 - 1999
Cocteau Twins - “Heaven Or Las Vegas” // This Mortal Coil - “Blood” // Pixies - “Trompe Le Monde” // Pale Saints - “In Ribbons” // Lush - “Split” // Red House Painters - “Ocean Beach” // Mojave 3 - “Ask Me Tomorrow” // Gus Gus - “Polydistortion” // Brendan Perry - “Eye of the Hunter”
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4AD // FAVORITE RECORDS 1990 - 1999
Cocteau Twins - “Heaven Or Las Vegas” // This Mortal Coil - “Blood” // Pixies - “Trompe Le Monde” // Pale Saints - “In Ribbons” // Lush - “Split” // Red House Painters - “Ocean Beach” // Mojave 3 - “Ask Me Tomorrow” // Gus Gus - “Polydistortion” // Brendan Perry - “Eye of the Hunter”
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4AD // FAVORITE RECORDS 1990 - 1999
Cocteau Twins - “Heaven Or Las Vegas” // This Mortal Coil - “Blood” // Pixies - “Trompe Le Monde” // Pale Saints - “In Ribbons” // Lush - “Split” // Red House Painters - “Ocean Beach” // Mojave 3 - “Ask Me Tomorrow” // Gus Gus - “Polydistortion” // Brendan Perry - “Eye of the Hunter”
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4AD // FAVORITE RECORDS 1990 - 1999
Cocteau Twins - “Heaven Or Las Vegas” // This Mortal Coil - “Blood” // Pixies - “Trompe Le Monde” // Pale Saints - “In Ribbons” // Lush - “Split” // Red House Painters - “Ocean Beach” // Mojave 3 - “Ask Me Tomorrow” // Gus Gus - “Polydistortion” // Brendan Perry - “Eye of the Hunter”
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4AD // FAVORITE RECORDS 1990 - 1999

Cocteau Twins - “Heaven Or Las Vegas” // This Mortal Coil - “Blood” // Pixies - “Trompe Le Monde” // Pale Saints - “In Ribbons” // Lush - “Split” // Red House Painters - “Ocean Beach” // Mojave 3 - “Ask Me Tomorrow” // Gus Gus - “Polydistortion” // Brendan Perry - “Eye of the Hunter”

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“Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains)” by Arcade Fire // Acoustic & Live via WBEZ Sound Opinions

Arcade Fire performed a couple of in studio tracks for Sound Opinions, which resulted in some new arrangements. Including this synth-free take on live favorite, “Sprawl II”. This one sounds pretty similar, but the changes are still interesting. . Check out the strings-filled version of “We Used to Wait” at WBEZ.