Some Nice Background Music
July 8, 2011 5:13 PM   Subscribe

The Illuminated Mixtapes — a running series of playlists for streaming, with hand illustrated covers for each one. Some nice background music while enjoying your MeFi.
posted by netbros (14 comments total) 57 users marked this as a favorite
The Bad Plus on the first mix? I'm sold.
posted by jnrussell at 6:03 PM on July 8, 2011 [2 favorites]

This is good.
posted by i less than three nsima at 7:54 PM on July 8, 2011

Thanks for posting this.
posted by cairnoflore at 9:30 PM on July 8, 2011

silence seems deafening here ...

Does this thing absorb peoples' souls?
posted by philip-random at 11:05 PM on July 8, 2011

Thank you, netbros! Very, very nice!
posted by taz at 2:38 AM on July 9, 2011

This is going to be perfect company for my working-weekend, thanks!
posted by tempythethird at 3:49 AM on July 9, 2011

Again with the copyright infringement ... I don't get how people seem to think that if it is called a mix-tape and they draw a cut cover suddenly copyright no longer applies.
posted by jannw at 4:58 AM on July 9, 2011 [1 favorite]

Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is the argument of tyrants; it is the creed of slaves.
William Pitt The Younger
posted by incandissonance at 6:25 AM on July 9, 2011

Prediction: this will not last.
posted by Bonzai at 7:36 AM on July 9, 2011

and they draw a cut cover

Not being snarky here, I don't understand what this means. The drawings on the covers you have a problem with? Or the covers of the songs by other artists?
posted by dave78981 at 8:31 AM on July 9, 2011

sorry ... should have written cute, not cut!
posted by jannw at 9:09 AM on July 9, 2011

Hmmmm... These are really good mixtapes, but taking tracks without permission is still pretty crappy.
posted by joboe at 10:53 AM on July 9, 2011

People built radio empires on the backs of musicians for decades paying a few cents per spin (if at all). Not to mention the industry, or Youtube. The evil of one person doing it for nothing (no ads on that page) shrinks to oblivion by comparison.

Every few months an online mix I hear reveals a new genius tucked away in some obscure corner of the world -- Mexico City, Turkey, Latvia -- (people akin in talent to Boards of Canada) that I'd never have known about via mass media. I'm not worried about name stars very much.
posted by Twang at 1:55 PM on July 9, 2011 [2 favorites]

Great stuff! Thanks for the post.
posted by Paris Elk at 4:20 AM on July 10, 2011

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