Trick or Treat Mixtape

Halloween : Trick or Treat Mixtape 2020 is a Hell of a year : • The COVID-19 pandemic : the worldwide death toll from COVID-19 already exceeds one million. • Hong-Kong’s ongoing Anti-Extradition Law Amendment Bill Movement. • Bushfires killing as many as 500 million animals in Australia. • The global stock markets crash –…

Rachel’s Mixtape

Rachel’s was a collective of musicians formed in Louisville, Kentucky, in 1991. Jason Noble (who came to prominence as the guitarist and occasional singer for Rodan, a band who, like their Louisville peers Slint, stretched post-hardcore clangor to meditative locked-in instrumental lengths) played music individually after Rodan’s breakup and referred to himself as Rachel’s but then began…

Quentin Tarantino’s Mixtape Vol. 2

Violence, verbosity and killer tunes are the three cornerstones of any Quentin Tarantino movie. Whether you enjoy his films or not, his soundtracks are always essential listening. Each one plays like a lovingly-compiled mixtape in the key of whichever genre he’s working in, be it neo-noir, blaxploitation, kung-fu, war or spaghetti western. This mixtape is…

Quentin Tarantino’s Mixtape Vol. 1

Violence, verbosity and killer tunes are the three cornerstones of any Quentin Tarantino movie. Whether you enjoy his films or not, his soundtracks are always essential listening. Each one plays like a lovingly-compiled mixtape in the key of whichever genre he’s working in, be it neo-noir, blaxploitation, kung-fu, war or spaghetti western. This mixtape is…