Sm▲ck My Wi†ch Up

January 13, 2011

Bit of bandwagon jumping here, this is a mix of Witch House/Drag stuff. I wanted to keep all the tracks at the speed the artist intended so not much mix here (as usual!).


I can only apologise for keeping you waiting so long for the next installment of Nearly Comfortable. Volume 5 is a return to a more guitar based selection reflecting my current purchasing habits. Having moved house I now have a new local record shop so where possible I will link through to Banquet records, when Banquet doesn’t stock a title I will carry on linking through to Rough Trade.

As ever press the black arrow on the player to download.


Cornerstone Church intro
Caecilia: Fennesz (buy)
The Distance: Dntel Feat. Arthur & Yu (buy)
Home: Nick Cave and Warren Ellis (buy)
Here’s A Star: The Silent League (buy)
Share: Cymbals Eat Guitars (buy)
Comets: Fanfarlo (buy)
Home: Edward Sharpe The Magnetic Zeros (buy)
Careful With That Hat: Citay (buy)
Goo Goo Muck: The Cramps (buy)
Raise Up and Fight: Crippled Black Phoenix (buy)

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Nearly Comfortable Vol.5 26.03.10 by MickeyTheFish

Hello you,

Well it’s been a few weeks, time for another update to the nearly comfortable series. This time we start of with a bit of electronica (surprise surprise) from The Renegades a track taken from an old Skam compilation that I have been playing for years which then gives way to a track sent to me via this site by the superb T-toe, if you don’t know this chap then head over to his myspazz and put a smile on your ears. Things then get a bit more choppy and fatty boom batty with Subjex and Bitstream, while an old kraked favorite from Wauvenfold and a great track from Lali Puna segway into the folktronica tones of Xela. Things tangent a little with Rain Dogs by Tom Waits which sounds so much like the theme to Black Books that if I were Tom I would be looking for some royalty cheques. This is where things go a little bit downstairs in HMV Oxford Circus with a dash of classic soundtrack and some Womad worthy world music. It is worth noting that I have not messed with the speeds of any of these tracks. Fanfare Ciocarlia really play that fast, it’s the gypsy equivalent of Gabba!


Asteroid (The Pearl & Dean Theme): Pete Moore
Marvin the Martian
Destination Tomorrow: The Renegades
?: Tom BurbankT-toe remix
Bass Lobe: Bitstream
Funkynightmare: Subjex
Clip: Wauvenfold
It’s Not The Worst I’ve Looked: Lali Puna
Smiles and Bridges: Xela
Rain Dogs: Tom Waits
The Gulag Orkestar: Beirut
The Man With A Harmonica: Ennio Morricone
Horă cu strigături: Fanfare Ciocarlia
Hai Romale: Fanfare Ciocarlia
Yosemite Sam

Don’t forget you can download this compilation by pressing the arrow button to the right of this player

Nearly Comfortable Vol4.1 23.01.10  by  MickeyTheFish

Hello you lovely people, welcome back for the next installment in the Nearly Comfortable series. On this occasion I have wandered further down the path of the almighty God of Rock. In other words I have decided to put some guitary bits and pieces together, as they say verity in the spice of life. If thats the case then i’ll have a spicy bean burger please.


Intro FX
1. Dead Hearts: Dead Man’s Bones
2. Ocean of Noise: Arcade Fire
3. Honey Slide: Adam Gnade & Youthmovies
4. Magique: We Are Wolves
Chavvy Mike – “Cut Your Eye”
5. Eat Flesh: Health
6. You Need Satan More Than He Needs You: Future of the Left
7. The Fucked Jam: Ween
8. Atlas: Battles
9. Less Unless: Civil Civic
10. Armed Response: Trans Am
11. The End of Radio: Shellac

[ Nearly Comfortable Vol.3.3  by  MickeyTheFish

I hope you enjoy this next installment in the Nearly Comfortable series. Vol. 2 is a little different to Vol.1 – spliced between the music we are joined by rationalist extraordinaire Richard Dawkins and have a thunderstorm starting a few tracks in, which sits in the background through the rest of the the compilation. You can download this comp by pressing the arrow at the right of the player.


1. Intro: Mickey’s noise
2. Steve Paulson and Richard Dawkins interview p1 (KRAKED up by Mickey the Fish)
3. M 05: Alva Noto
4. We Love You Michael Gira: Ben Frost
5. Severe Thunderstorm (continues through out)
6. The Snow Hill: Scorn
7. Sound FX
8. Steve Paulson and Richard Dawkins interview p2 (KRAKED up by Mickey the Fish)
+ Mickey’s noise
9. BearcaN: Metronomy
10. Son & Moon: Cortney Tidwell
11. Red Shred: Kettle
12. Hajnal: Venetian Snares
13. Steve Paulson and Richard Dawkins interview p3 (KRAKED up by Mickey the Fish) + Mickey’s noise
14. Plaything: Plone
15. The Rip: Portishead
16. Husks and Shells: Volcano Choir
17. We Share Our Blanket With The Owl: Brightblack Morning Light
18. Snow Goddess: Sleep Sun
Just enjoy the thunderstorm for a bit there is more coming.
Ah birdies, I like Birdies
Mickey’s silly Dawkins cut up
Some more thunder
19. 38965__Argitoth__archi_soundscape_horror2: ?
20. Rust on Metal: Cloaks
21. Barry Dub 2007: Milanese
Mickey’s silly Dawkins cut up

Nearly Comfortable Vol.2  by  MickeyTheFish

Well this is all very exciting, after a nudge from friend I have dipped my toe into the blogosphere, and not without some intrepidation. Not sure how this blogging lark will turn out but it gives me a place to put my compilations ‘n stuff.

This is the first comp I have put together for quite some time and will be part of a series called Nearly Comfortable. It takes the same ethos as the club night I used to run in Reading many years ago (kraked where I used to play as Mikerak) in that it is generally music for sitting and listening to while not being what most would refer to as ‘chillout’. You will not find any ethno-dub-chillax music on these comps, more likely it will be a mix of electronica, post rock, post metal, postman’s blues, plink plonk thunder, 7-step, under-bang, downcore, moosick and touch of acid skiffle.

Hope you enjoy

Track Listing:

1. Mickey’s Noise with June & Satan
2. Nosaj Thing – Light 1
3. DDamage – Aeroplanes
4. The Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble – Pearls for Swine
5. 65 Days of Static – Radio Protector
6. Deaf Centre – Stone Beacon
7. Aphex Twin – Avril 14th
8. Distance – Nomad
9.  Fuck Buttons – Surf Solar
10. The Jesus and Mary Chain – Snakedriver
11. Dead Prez Vs. Grizzly Bear – Two Weeks Of Hip Hop (The Hood Internet)
12. Wevie Stonder – Lady’s Leg Licked
13. Mickey the Fish – Sign Out