Various Artists / Bridgetown Records Summer Mixtape 2011
Album: Bridgetown Records Summer Mixtape 2011   Collection:General
Artist:Various Artists   Added:Jul 2011
Label:Bridgetown Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2011-07-24 Pull Date: 2011-09-25
Week Ending: Sep 18 Sep 11 Sep 4 Aug 21 Aug 14 Aug 7 Jul 31
Airplays: 1 1 2 1 2 3 1

Recent Airplay
1. Feb 19, 2022: Buford J. Sharkley Presents: As Told to Hervey Okkles
Cloud Boundary, Swimming Story, Barring Will
4. Sep 16, 2011: Not Quite Primetime
Southbound, Machine Shop, Eyes Meet The Night (Part Ii), Wet Cliffs, I Thought I, Oscar Bought A Boat
2. Dec 06, 2011: There and Back Again
5. Sep 07, 2011: don't hate me because i'm beautiful
Machine Shop, Zones
3. Sep 26, 2011: Ghost Trees (cont..)
Machine Shop
6. Sep 02, 2011: Time Traveler
Swimming Story

Album Review
Reviewed 2011-07-18
Compilation of songs taken from recent tape releases by LA-based Bridgetown Records. Bridgetown was one of the first (if not the first) label to be on board with KZSU cassettes. They release a variety of different sounds, ranging from the lo-fi pop of Cloud Nothings’ debut, to the swirly drone of Hedia, to the label-heads own excellent ambient project, Kevin Greenspon. I haven’t heard a compilation this good in a long time…


1. Washed-out shoegaze. Loose, indiscernible vocals. 2. Chill ambient with subtle ringing textures. *3. Dreamy pop with gentle lyrics, a gentle, lush atmosphere, and upbeat percussion. Excellent. 4. Contemplative drone. 5. Full-throttle lo-fi bedroom rock with a relentless 808 drumbeat. Ridiculous deadpan vocals. *6. Larger-than life ambient. Nostalgic, with gentle whispering textures. 7. Heavy garage. Punished guitars, cutthroat vocals. 8. Pulsating ambient work. Very relaxing. *9. Slow rock with massive waves of washed-out static. 10. White hot ambient. Rebirth. 11. Deep bass-driven ballad. Deadpan nonsensical lyrics ranging from Mario Kart to Kafka, to getting drunk on Brandy. Borrows lyrics from Sum 41’s “Fat Lip.” Oh god, how do I know that? #NowThatsWhatICallMusic 12. Piano-driven ambient work. Sad and almost mourning. *13. Guided By Voices + Billy Idol guitar riffs. Echoey with lots of delay pedal. It works, trust me. 14. Wandering art-rock. Starts chill and ambient and grows into a loose psychedelic jam. *15. Sundrips. High-altitude face-melting synthesizer. Rapidly fluctuating with nice little breaths of fuzz. 16. Late-night paranoid experimental. Lots of scattered chimes and wandering drone. 17. Sloppy female punk. Sounds like a drunk Dum Dum Girls. *18. Waking up to realize you’ve been asleep for 200 years. Finding the world to be abandoned, and populated only by towering cities of glass. Then you go dancing with yourself. In short: a truly remarkable ambient composition. 19. Slow piano-driven soft rock. Nice breathy female vocals. 20. Same artist as track eighteen. Lacerating pulses, breathless undulations. Wistful. 21. Excerpt from a 15-minute ambient suite titled “Featherache Part II.” Mellow and tranquil.

Track Listing
 ArtistTrack Name
1. Vehicle Blues Oscar Bought A Boat
2. Hedia Apnoea
3. Sea Olena Swimming Story
4. Former Selves Moment
5. Jon Barba I Thought I
6. Sky Stadium Somewhere Else
7. Chicken Sandwich The Rise And Fall Of Kevin Greenspon (Part Ii)
8. Kevin Greenspon Barring Will
9. Hollow Sunshine Grey Again
10. Derek Rogers Unto The Keeper
11. Hermit Convention Kafkaesque
12. Brahms A Full Embrace
13. Grizzel Toe Wet Cliffs
14. Former Selves Zones
15. Sundrips Cloud Boundary
16. Lee Noble Eyes Meet The Night (Part Ii)
17. Jon Barba So Many People (On This Planet)
18. Kevin Greenspon Machine Shop
19. Sea Oleena Southbound
20. Kevin Greenspon City Breeze
21. Hedia Featherache Part Ii