First posted on Mndsgn‘s Soundcloud,
& now available here as an exclusive free HQ download w/ artwork by Nate James,
courtesy of Mnd. himself,
we present to you – “BIRCHES.”
“(Now am I free to be poetical?)”
a sketchbook of sounds ive recorded into the 404. (ideas, records, textures, etc.)
…most of that sht is from my time in LA last yr
diggin thru homies’ crates + recording ideas from homies’ computers when my sht was down & out
Not too much to add on to Mndsgn’s notes,
it’s not a beat CD, & not (just) a mixtape –
basically a sound collage/sonic inspiration board.
& a very well done one @ that.
Match this w/ an ill view or a nice seat while traveling,
& watch a new world open up.
“You’d think the inner dome of heaven had fallen.”
& so w/ that said, Mnd. wanted to extend the mix as an olive branch
to other producers to take the piece(s) that stood out to them,
& do what what they will w/ em to make an original beat or song out of it,
& then send em back in to their roots.
“That would be good both going and coming back.”
If all goes according to plan,
some of me & Mnd’s favorites will be posted back on here
in a nice little package to give everyone some shine.
“One could do worse than be a swinger of birches.”
Download & submission email info below.
“After a rain, they click upon themselves…”
STREAM/DOWNLOAD: Mndsgn “Birches”
CONTEST: Submit “Birches” beats to Mndsgn
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(quotes taken from “Birches” by Robert Frost – Mountain Interval, 1916.
note: Mndsgn did not name this mix after the poem,
but rather after his own apartment building. go figure.)