Mixtape Exchange #20 [REVIEWS & TRACKLISTS]

arushofjacktothehead

A Wispa, A Wispa, A Wispa
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Where are the other reviews ?

Spent a lot of my very limited mobile internet budget to download and listen to the mixtape I received so that i could review it in time. A bit disappointed that 5 weeks later the one I made still hasn't been reviewed...
it would seem as if the person i sent it to has yet to respond. that's a shame. hopefully they will eventually. they should, at least. they definitely recieved it.
 

arushofjacktothehead

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How did you find out about ambient music? :)
...that's a simple answer: Jon Hopkins and Treefingers. I'd probably say that Radiohead was the band who not only introduced me to other ambient artists, but also loads of other rock/alternative artists as well.

(But I wouldn't have been introduced to Radiohead if it wasn't for Coldplay's blog post about them failing to play Paranoid Android, lol)
 

M Marks The Spot

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...that's a simple answer: Jon Hopkins and Treefingers. I'd probably say that Radiohead was the band who not only introduced me to other ambient artists, but also loads of other rock/alternative artists as well.

(But I wouldn't have been introduced to Radiohead if it wasn't for Coldplay's blog post about them failing to play Paranoid Android, lol)
Oh, what an interesting trigger!
 

M Marks The Spot

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Will we ever see reviews by those ones who haven't written them here yet? I'm a little bit fed up as some of us had to sacrifice our free time to listen to mixtapes and share our opinions on it... Didn't truly expect it to come to this point at all but oh well.
 

arushofjacktothehead

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Will we ever see reviews by those ones who haven't written them here yet? I'm a little bit fed up as some of us had to sacrifice our free time to listen to mixtapes and share our opinions on it... Didn't truly expect it to come to this point at all but oh well.
i don't know, tbh. people seem to be creating/posting on other threads and this one seems to have been left in the dark. if all has truly come to a halt here, then maybe when the next exchange happens we can continue where this one left off first, before you all create your next tapes.
 
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M Marks The Spot

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i don't know, tbh. people seem to be creating/posting on other threads and this one seems to have been left in the dark. if all has truly come to a halt here, then maybe when the next exchange happens we can resume with these tapes first.
That's a good idea. Perhaps we could keep bumping this thread, LOL.
 

I ran away

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After around 2 months still nothing...

When you're still waiting for the review to fall
Doesn't really feel like Mixtape Exchange at all :/
 

yoyo2000

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I'm so sorry for this guyssss

Here's my review

1. I think I've heard this song before. Energetic indie rock song. The beginning and ending reminds me the KEP Edit of Hypnotised. Perfect for a powerful opening.

2. 70s vibes in this one. Lovely vocals. Simple instrumentation matched perfect with the vocals. Kinda weird outro though .

3. The first thought is that this is a movie soundtrack. Moody ambient in the first half and then some orchestral music driving to a classic guitar solo. I really liked that instrumental track.

4. Well you named this Life Without Water lol, I wanna know why, I don’t think he sings that. Very good rock ballad a bit Oldplay styled.

5. Ooooh I like this one. Nice guitar riffs all over. This is definitely going down to my playlist. I got nostalgic with this song, not sure why. This one could also be an AROBTTH B-side.

6. Indie-country song. Fast tempo, unique song, a lot of good drumming, but not my cup of tea. It’s a bit too loud for me .

7. How haven’t I heard this before! A charming acoustic version of Don’t Panic. Suits in this point of the tracklist.

8. Experimental song with a subtle synth and weird drums and time signature. Again 70s feel to this one. The vocals are a bit monotonous. I can’t decipher the lyrics, but they sound very deep and meaningful.

9. Acoustic guitar song. I’m into this melody. Then a guitar riff comes in the background. Sounds like early David Bowie stuff, so early 70s. I think this is Pink Floyd.

10. Lana Del Rey Ride. I know this song and is absolutely fantastic. Unlike most other songs of Lana this one has very prominent instrumentation. Pretty lyrics and nostalgic melodies. One of my favourites by her.

11. A lovely orchestral 70s song. It reminds me of some old Greek songs from old movies. A Slavic language for sure. Probably Czech. As the source should be @M Marks The Spot.

12. Classic U2 song, very good, I’ve never heard this before. Oooh Bono you have a wonderful voice... Wow love the instrumentation and the production is super. The Edge at his finest. Brilliant.

13. It reminds me of Track 2. Lost Years. Nice strings in there. Minimalistic song.

14. Lovely acoustic song. It reminds me of some slow Brazilian songs with acoustic guitars. A great way to end this tracklist.



To sum up, this tracklist was an ode to 70s ballads, a fusion of old songs and new 70s nostalgic songs. Most of the songs were chilling and subtle, not into your face stuff. I liked it a lot and some of these songs are on repeat these last days for me.
 
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yoyo2000

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Oh I'm sorry! I'm an absolute idiot. First, I forget to review the tracklist and then I misspell your nickname [emoji52].

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yoyo2000

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I don't have any of the other mixtapes...
 
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