So, the first phase is complete. The mission: to listen to all my CDs in order, as they came out of my totally uncatalogued collection, just to see what sort of interesting combinations would turn up.
And yesterday I eventually came to the end of the second of the two shelves that hold the six hundred or so discs, mostly albums, with a scattering of singles and EPs, a musical journey that began the day before Christmas Eve and has provided many unusual, unlikely and downright unhinged juxtapositions ever since.
The three CDs that completed the world’s longest mixtape weren’t any exception; An unmistakably bouncy chunk of “Madchester”, a minimal electro reworking of a modern pop classic, from the Black Forest of Germany and a laid back slice of alt-folk from Norwich.
Here goes then, the final trilogy of tunes from the Melodic Randomiser, hope you enjoy at least one, if not all of them.
New Order – Spooky
Slow – Michael Mayer (Kylie Minogue cover)
Concrete Sky – Beth Orton
Mind you, I have still got all those cassettes under the stairs.
Hmm, there’s an idea…