From Ore I Labored You by Moon Cities

http://tmwk.com/lampshade/from_ore_i_labored_you.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download From Ore I Labored You is at once crisp and dreamy, nestled halfway between an arid autumn and a sharp winter. It’s full of small, delicate moments which are rendered grand by the intimacy with which they are viewed, a drama in miniature that grows in scale …

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Watershed by Scholastics

http://tmwk.com/lampshade/Scholastics-Watershed.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download With Watershed, Scholastics mines the effects left on the universe by late-period Talk Talk. Gorgeous and haunting, this delicately-structured mix is dense with sounds that evoke feelings and ideas that may have been lying dormant. I’m not saying this might make you cry or anything, but, you know. It …

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Meat Beat Mania by Moon Cities

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Like a lot of people on the internet, I was enamored with Mad Max Fury Road from the moment the film started. Elements of it crawled up into my brain and began leeching weird feelings, all shiny and chrome, into my body. Weirdly enough, this mix, its name an …

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Live From The Library, Volume IV by Scholastics

http://tmwk.com/lampshade/LFTLIV.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download   The long delayed 4th edition of what’s become a series rooted in house music. For this one, I wanted something rawer, freer, more organic, groovier, jazzier, less mannered, less atmospheric, less melancholy. Summer’s starting and the heat is permeating further than just the temperature. Let Scholastics …

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Live from the Library, Volume VI by Scholastics

http://tmwk.com/lampshade/LFTLVI.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download We start off season 2 of LAMPSHADE with a haunting and gripping edition of the Live from the Library series. Scholastics has compiled a selection of tunes to prove that a group of disparate songs, played in sequence, can move you beyond in a dance-floor sense. We’re here, in the 21st …

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Padded Sun Room by Moon Cities

http://tmwk.com/lampshade/Padded-Sun-Room.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download   Moon Cities takes you to outer space and inner space, playing Pied Piper with a mix that’s by turns hazy and sharp, woozy and swaggering. You won’t know where you are or how you got there, but you’ll be happy to be there. 1. The Bobby …

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Live from the Library, Volume 5 by Scholastics

http://tmwk.com/lampshade/LFTLV.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download   Live from the Library V is an oncoming storm. It begins with the oppressive atmosphere of a low pressure system rolling in as the sun sets, and never loses that low ceiling of melancholy. It takes a few tracks for the rhythm of the rainfall to …

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Sylvan Summer Spectre by Moon Cities

http://tmwk.com/lampshade/sylvansummerspectre.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download Sylvan Summer Spectre, Moon Cities’ long-awaited proper follow-up to Golden Ghost Forest, has arrived in its proper timing, on the fall equinox. Like the mix it follows, it’s full of perfect, moody segues that move fluidly and unselfconsciously between genres without being showy, distracting or disturbing the …

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Closing Shift Number 1 by Moon Cities

http://tmwk.com/lampshade/closingshift1.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download The first volume of Moon Cities’ live mix series is here, and it’s a slab of amped up, genre-agnostic electronic dance music. His mixing’s got a raw immediacy to it that’s thrilling – my favorite moment is when a the bassline from a significantly sped up “You’re …

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Live From the Library, Volume 3 by Scholastics

http://tmwk.com/lampshade/Live-Library-Three.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download A proper tribute to Frankie Knuckles, Live from the Library, Volume 3 starts meditatively and never loosens its grasp on that emotional thread, even while delicately punching its way up to a workout. It’s pure house and pure heart that crescendos into a classic, often leaving you …

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PURE FEELS by Moon Cities

http://tmwk.com/lampshade/PF.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download “Feels”, that piece of post-Tumblr Millenial slang, is as much misunderstood as it is derided. But let’s get to that later. Pure Feels (the name chosen as a homage of the iconic Pure Moods compilation) draws from ambient music, not the genre proper, but the music that …

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Direct from the Caribbean by Moon Cities

http://tmwk.com/lampshade/direct-from-the-caribbean.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download Just in time for summer, Moon Cities’ Direct from the Caribbean is a warm breeze of tropical mood music. It starts in a sort of woozy 60s California nostalgia, but quickly becomes blissfully unmoored from both time and space, effortlessly leaping across decades and international borders alike. …

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Hollowtongue Hymnal by Scholastics

http://tmwk.com/lampshade/Scholastics-Hollowtongue_Hymnal.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download Scholastics has taken the feeling of existential dread that can be experienced at 4 am in a dead town and has transmuted it into an hour and a half of chills-up-your-spine bone-rattle music. A spiritual cousin to Golden Ghost Forest. 1. Rachel’s – Cypress Branches 2. Castanets …

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Chapter of Seas III

http://tmwk.com/lampshade/cos3.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download The third in the ongoing Chapter of Seas ambient mixtape series ventures out into deepier, choppier waters. But the brutality of the opening third gives way to an ocean of celestial drone. Salvation is reserved for those who endure. Tracklist: 1. Superstorms – Part 1 2. RxRy …

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A Very Christmas by Moon Cities

http://tmwk.com/lampshade/A+Very+Christmas.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download I’m a man who loves Christmas music. I’m also a hardline no-Christmas-until-after-Thanksgiving seasonal separator. So the few weeks between Christmas and the new year are filled with wall-to-wall Christmas music for me. Over the years, I’ve amassed quite a collection, and I’ve become something of a connoisseur …

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Golden Ghost Forest by Moon Cities

http://tmwk.com/lampshade/Golden+Ghost+Forest.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download This started as a Halloween mix and transmogrified into more of a Fall-oween mix, it seems. It’s not so much spooky and ghosty (though there is that) as much as it is music for cold, windy nights, full of moonlight and magic. 1. Tim DeLaughter – Pink Trash …

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Halloween 2012 (mk 2) by Moon Cities

http://tmwk.com/lampshade/Halloween2012mk2.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download Halloween 2012 (mark 2) by Moon Cities Here’s a redone version of last year’s Halloween mix tape. It’s spooooooooky! Tracklist: 1. The Revival Hour – Hold Back 2. M83 – In the Cold I’m Standing 3. Spoon – The Ghost of You Lingers (Daytrotter version) 4. Dead …

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Chapter of Seas Mix No. 2

http://tmwk.com/lampshade/Chapter-of-Seas-2.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download The second in what has become an ongoing series of collaborative ambient mixes between Scholastics and Moon Cities. The unsaid theme of this one was for more “organic” sounds. We <3 you, Hearts of Space. 1. Serifs – There Is an Inaudible Roar Underneath All Things 2. …

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Cool Fuzz by Moon Cities

http://tmwk.com/lampshade/COOLFUZZ.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download A cassette style mix of timeless cool summer evening jams. 1. The New Pornographers – Failsafe 2. Damien Jurado – Caskets 3. The M’s – Big Sound 4. DM Stith – Suzanne (Randy Newman cover) 5. Here We Go Magic – Tunnelvision 6. Citay – Final Fantasy …

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You Have Been A Dwelling Place by Scholastics

http://tmwk.com/lampshade/Scholastics-You_Have_Been_Our_Dwelling_Place.mp3 Podcast: Play in new window | Download This is a mix designed around gospel house music. Although there’s a lot of the wonderful soulful vocal house sound that’s associated with that phrase, it draws from other traditions in house music as well, dipping into 90s deep house and bass-influenced house music. I tried to …

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