Sunday, February 21, 2016

vendetta violenta ii

Currently doing my '100 Spaghettis Project', that is, the watching of 100 Italian Westerns over a few-month span (I'm at #54--a top 100 list will be published here of course).

All the while I've been voraciously digging into the soundtracks of the respective films seen, and these mixes reflect that endeavor.

Friday, December 18, 2015

Christmas Cocktails at Five

This one will only be up for a few days. Sorry, had to use my Dropbox due to the size and can't keep it in there for long. Also, apologies, again, no individual tracks for this...just a straight up single track mix for the best Christmas mix ever.

Friday, June 5, 2015

Music for Beachcombers

One of the many mixes I'll be making for a friend's Tiki bar. Sorry, I don't have individual tracks for these mixes, though I still will make individual tracks for the EPM mixes.

Monday, March 30, 2015

ePm 42

I'll be heading out of town for awhile. Will poke around Southeast Asia for a month or two. Business trip--and my business is pleasure.

In the meantime, it's not quite summer yet, but what we have here are some hot, red hot grooves, so hot they'll burn a hole in you. Seeing as how April is the hottest month of the year in Bangkok, it is fitting that this one will be playing heavily to my eardrums.

So here it is, the Eros + Melody summer 2015 album. Get it while it's hot.

Sunday, February 22, 2015

EPM 41

Link's alive butha's (and sistas! I know at least three young ladies by name who follow this musi-blog...maybe others? :)).

I call this one the lighter side of cheeze. Linx in the comments!

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Eros + Melody #40: Funk Library

The Funk Library Album

I initially did a big write-up on this volume, then I realized two things: one, I am not as smart as I pretend to be, and two, peeps aren't here to read my garbage...they're hear for the music.

So, what we have here is not Library music, but soul and funk tracks imagined and arranged as such--some looped instrumental bits, some extended long and hot funk jam. I'm not a big fan DJ edits myself, but I think I treated these songs with as much respect and least amount of artificial intervention as I could in order to turn this into an instrumental escapade.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Eros Plus Massacre 2

Happy Halloween!!!! Spooky, scary, sexy! A soundtrack for a non-existent film involving satanic rituals, superfluous robed characters, medieval castles, all-too-obvious symbolic images of crucifixes and pitchforks, plenty of bad acting women making out in bathtubs? Oh, yes indeed! Treat yourself to this Halloween special. Just listen to what the critics have to say!

"Greatest Halloween mix...ever!" -- Some guy.

 "Just ask me why I'm wearing this belt three sizes too small. I was listening to this mix and it scared my pants off!" -- Some other guy.

 "Just ask me why I'm walking around with my butt cheeks scrunched up. I was listening to this mix and it made me poop my pants!" -- Yet another guy.

"Worst 'movie' ever, if you can call it that. But saved by this amazing mix! It scared the living shit out of me!"  -- Totally made up guy. As real as this soundtrack to this actual movie.

Well, there you have it, folks. No reason not to download this outstanding mix.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Eros Plus Melody Vol. 39 (SC 148)

The main goal of this series, besides the joy of compiling great tracks and messing around with PS to come up with album covers, has always been to compile a collection of tracks that represent the best of Library and cinetrax music. Though I try to bring rare tracks to the attention of others, I'd rather compile a collection that is representative of the music I love, whether it is rare or not. Like the name of this website says, it is a compendium of sound, and I hope I do this wonderful genre of cult music justice. Eros Plus Melody 39 is the companion to #38, a soulful album of deep, deep Library grooves.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Today the Strangest Thing Happened...

...I was looking over my blog and thinking, damn, this has been around a few years... I wonder if an anniversary is coming soon?... So I boot scoot boogied back to find the date of origin and, no shit, it turns out today, July 18, 2011 was the date of the very first post I made on this blog! And I had never thought of this question before... And whilst I was searching for the date of inception, I was thinking to myself, 'Wouldn't it be awesome if today were the anniversary...' I'm not making this up.

So today, being the three year anniversary of the immaculate conception of this blog, I'd like to announce that I have an idea...

...I know what many of you are thinking. The above announcement is cause for celebration in itself, but seriously, I do have an actual idea!

I'm going to make 100 Eros Plus Melody mixes! I'm GOING to do it. Surely you Americans have heard the story of a young Sufjan Stevens proclaiming he'd make 50 albums dedicated to each of the 50 US states. Well, I think he made just two... but I'm really doing it! I'm going to make 100 of these fuckers! It may take years and years, but I'm doing it.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Eros Plus Melody Vol. 37

Many wonder why I put the single track mixes up first and then proceed to torture the listener by forcing them to beg unceremoniously for the individual tracks.

I assure you there is a method to this madness: that is to allow the listener to hear the mixes the way I hear them, the way I conceive of them. Once I compile an Eros album, I ALWAYS listen to the single track home, in my car...strutting down the street. Making mixes is in no way an art-form, but there is a certain skill in culling, selecting, timing, and presenting songs in a storybook way. It is a joyful feeling to know other people out there are sharing the same groove.

I also want to give a shout out to a handful of rippers and sharers on several dear websites and a certain library forum to remain nameless, where a wealth of amazing stuff is shared daily and in generous proportions. The cult of Library and cinegrooveophiles is a collection of some really amazing people, several who cross over to this website. Thanks for all the great music.

This mix is one of my favorites. I think y'all going to dig this one.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Eros Plus Melody Vol. 35 (SC 144)

Funky Rob says something like, "Sometimes I make it fast; sometimes I make it slow." Obscure Afrobeat reference there, but if you get that one, good on you. Anyway, yeah, somtimes I make 'em fast, sometimes slow...wasn't sure if the next EPM would be in a month or a year...but the beats are coming in fast, so I've got to get 'em out!

EPM 35 follows in the vein of Volume 34...a serious beatalicious beat and break-fest! There's bound to be a few obscure jams that will be fresh to the ears of even the most hardened Librarian.

Uni and Multi-Tracks R Up.