“Don’t Wanna Live, Don’t Wanna Die” by Pure X
‘“Phantom Power’” by The Halo Benders
As you may’ve already noticed, Little Insects albums are created in alphabetical order. The first letter of the alphabet, A, went to Almost Ghost and the second letter, B, went to Brighter Than Darkness. And so for the letter C, comes a mixtape called….
(The mixtape is a free download on the Little Insects bandcamp.)
Because the mixtape violates Bandcamp terms of services and all of its borrowed samples/lyrics are completely unauthorized, I can only keep it online until Bandcamp threatens to suspend my account—or actually does suspend my account. That’s totally fine with me, though.
Y’see, the Cease / Desist mixtape is a highly unpolished, spur of the moment creation I made mostly during a long weekend. This is also simultaneously the weirdest and most poppy chimerical music beast I’ve made. It belongs in the dark nether regions of my hard drive. Some of its original elements may appear in my next full-length album, some I will outright abandon. I am reluctant to call this a “work” but more of a “study for future works”. To put it more succinctly, this is the most fun I’ve had recording music in a long time.
So download it while you can.
Oh yeah. And in the spirit of mixtapes… here is a(n annotated) tracklist of the album with links to the songs I sampled/borrowed from and their respective YouTube links:
The Cease / Desist Mixtape Annotated Tracklist:
1. Tell Me / Enola Gay / Believe
2. El Scorcho / Free Falling
3. Into Eternity / Gold Soundz
4. Pepper / Every Morning / Tha Crossroads
5. Hairbrush Microphone
an original verse by Wally K
6. Young Lights (Interlude)
7. The Long Way Home
8. Silence / Where It’s At / So Fresh, So Clean
“Quintet in D Major, KV 593 - 2nd Mvt.” by Mozart (performed by Amadeus Quartet)
9. Ask / Bewitched
Here is track from my upcoming Cease / Desist mixtape called “Ask / Bewitched”
The track utilizes music/lyrics/samples from the following songs:
The whole mixtape should be done and online for download on Wednesday, April 11, 2012, along with a Tumblr post contextualizing the whole thing right here. The mixtape will be between 9 and 11 tracks.
I’ve just given my “About” section a long-overdue rewriting. I dropped the 3rd person thing, since you and I both know I’m the one writing all this content. Check it out at: http://omardelarosa.tumblr.com/about