Thursday, May 27, 2010

Mix-Tape #3: Small Town Living


1. 1349 - Legion
2. Black Sabbath - Megalomania
3. Burzum - Det Som En Gang Var
4. Tool - Crawl Away
5. Nunchukka Superfly - Bleed From Their Mouths
6. Nine Inch Nails - Ruiner
7. Electric Wizard - I, The Witch Finder
8. PJ Harvey - The Slow Drug
9. Autolux - Here Comes Everybody
10. Autolux - Plantlife

Running Time : 1 Hr 5 Min 15 Secs

It was pretty much two years ago that I first moved to Brisbane, I came here to play drums for Butcher Birds, which at the time was something that I never even thought I'd even come close to accomplishing.
You might take this as a me being a bit trivial, seeing as almost everyone I know in this town now, plays in a band on some level or another, but you need to understand that at that time in my life I had achieved very little. I maintain it was the best thing that has ever happened to me.
These songs are representative of my roots, musically and otherwise, I came from a town in Northern NSW called Lismore, I was born there and I didn't leave until I was 19 when I came to Brisbane. I was an under-achiever in High-school and at University, I've always been prone to binge drinking and I spent most of my teens drunk and stoned out of my brain. Although this behavior impacted my early learning career negatively, I became totally engrossed in my music practice... I wish I had the tenacity to drum now as much as I did then. I also became involved in sound engineering whilst in Lismore and I'm pretty good at that now to boot.
In no chronological this is the (sort of) soundtrack to my Childhood and Teens and I feel as though these songs, the most, have shaped my taste for listening to and making 'darker' and more 'atmospheric' sounding music.
Playing in a two-bass band fucking rules by the way, it's all the fucked-up loud and brutal fun you'd imagine it'd be, times a million!

Finally, I'd like to dedicate this mix-tape to my late father Brad Miller, who passed away this time last year. I miss listening to Autolux with you dude!

Sorry for all the long-winded, mushy shit!
- Donovan


amy said...

Awesome mix, I LOVE Ruiner :)

Salty said...

Love you little brother. XO Salty