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{ you don’t need another vice }

I’m useless when it comes to resisting temptation (okay, that’s been established pretty well by now), and the idea behind this particular fanmix struck me pretty hard. There have already been plenty of mixes focusing on the history between these two, but I wanted to take that whole concept, rip it apart, and put it back together as something entirely different. In doing so, I decided to run with the somewhat-popular notion that either or both of these men are ex-military (which was actually still pretty original back months ago when I first started, haha)—but on opposite sides. This is the result.

Initially, I had planned for this to be dark and compact, but as you can see, it didn’t quite turn out that way. The concept behind it evolved as I went along, and the music reflects that. Since I doubt that I'll ever get around to writing it, I'll disclose the original storyline I had for this:
 
Arthur and Eames are acquainted as agents currently cooperating internationally. Then Eames winds up being an operative who went rogue after a job gone wrong (who conned his way back inside and managed to charm Arthur before taking off with classified information [a PASIV actually]). It turns out that Arthur is assigned the task of tracking him down in order to silence him. This ultimately leads to Arthur leaving the military.
 


 
This one is for [livejournal.com profile] jeannedecarnin, who enchanted me with disheveled men in suits and hasn’t let go since, and also for [livejournal.com profile] visualcomplex, who is astounding and fierce and wicked good fun. Much love, darlings! :D

As always, thoughts and comments are greatly appreciated. ♥

(Complete download is at the very end (123.55 MB). Full-size covers are included. Please do not reproduce any part of this fanmix without permission. Alternate mirrors may be provided upon request.)
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tracklist;
001 || halou | professional
002 || spokes | we like to dance and steal things
003 || athlete | street map
004 || bang gang | inside
005 || the american dollar | anything you synthesize
006 || stateless | bloodstream
007 || sounds under radio | all you wanted
008 || keane | we might as well be strangers
009 || aqualung | brighter than sunshine
010 || small sins | it keeps me on my toes
011 || systems officer | pacer
012 || arcade fire | modern man
013 || the national | start a war
014 || sia | breathe me
015 || arms and sleepers | helvetica
016 || sigur rós | untitled 3
bonus || natalie merchant | golden boy
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001 || halou | professional
Is it wrong to be so callous?
Have I lost my human heart?
I can look one in the eyes and I see parts.

002 || spokes | we like to dance and steal things
instrumental.
003 || athlete | street map
One day it's gonna happen.
I don’t know when
I'll be on your street,
But I know one day it's gonna happen.
You're gonna be swept off your feet.

004 || bang gang | inside
Find me
Inside every heartbeat,
Inside every worry.
Keep me in your heart again.
005 || the american dollar | anything you synthesize
instrumental.

006 || stateless | bloodstream
The spaces in between
Two minds and all the places they have been.
The spaces in between;
I tried to put my finger on it,
I tried to put my finger on it.
007 || sounds under radio | all you wanted
Could you wait another day,
Knowing that I’ll come back?
I’ll come back, no fear,
‘Cause it was
All you wanted.
And all I needed.

008 || keane | we might as well be strangers
I don't know your face no more,
Or feel your touch that I adore.
I don't know your face no more.
It's just a place I'm looking for.
009 || aqualung | brighter than sunshine
Let the rain fall, I don't care.
I'm yours and suddenly you're mine,
Suddenly you're mine.
And it's brighter than sunshine.

010 || small sins | it keeps me on my toes
I can read that pretty face,
You can bleed but you can’t fake.
Try to ask me one more time,
And I won’t make you a line.
011 || systems officer | pacer
The story that you've shared with me
Has left my heart empty.
I don't believe in you.
I don't believe it's true.

012 || arcade fire | modern man
And you feel so right,
But how come you can't sleep at night?
013 || the national | start a war
We expected something, something better than before.
We expected something more.
Do you really think you can just put it in a safe behind a painting, lock it up, and leave?
Do you really think you can just put it in a safe behind a painting, lock it up, and leave?
Walk away now and you’re gonna start a war.

014 || sia | breathe me
I have lost myself again,
Lost myself and I am nowhere to be found.
Yeah, I think that I might break.
I've lost myself again and I feel unsafe.
015 || arms and sleepers | helvetica
You're so gracious.
You tip over,
You collide with all your pasts.

016 || sigur rós | untitled 3
instrumental.
bonus || natalie merchant | golden boy
Meteor rise from obscurity.
All it took was a killing spree,
And the whole world was lying at your feet.
{ .zip }
 

Date: 2011-03-11 02:24 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cats-fiend.livejournal.com
I love love love the premise for this and the MIX ITSELF. Sia and Sigur Ros and ahhhhhh. &hearts

Wonderful job~

Date: 2011-03-14 12:31 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bloodred0-4.livejournal.com
I'm very glad to hear it! Thank you, and please do enjoy~ ♥

Date: 2011-03-11 02:27 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] yamamanama.livejournal.com
Sigur Ros are always good.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pVKEFx319Ps
I'd have put this song on the best of 2010 mix had I known about it.

Date: 2011-03-14 12:33 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bloodred0-4.livejournal.com
Seconded, the songs are always so beautifully atmospheric.

Ooh, it's interesting. I particularly loven the spoken French poem in backdrop.

Date: 2011-03-11 02:37 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] latenightcuppa.livejournal.com
this looks fantastic. the cover art is gorgeous and hello, the national.

Date: 2011-03-14 12:34 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bloodred0-4.livejournal.com
Thank you kindly! And hehee, I adore The National too! ♥

Date: 2011-03-11 02:41 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] soliandxpyne.livejournal.com
The songs and the cover art look amazing. :D Thanks so much for putting this together!

Date: 2011-03-14 12:35 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bloodred0-4.livejournal.com
Aw, thank you, and I hope that you enjoy listening to it just as much. ♥♥♥

Date: 2011-03-12 07:21 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] 45deg-toreality.livejournal.com
I adore everything about this!

Date: 2011-03-14 12:36 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bloodred0-4.livejournal.com
Thank you, dear! :D
And please do enjoy~

Date: 2011-03-13 07:28 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sickletongue.livejournal.com
dude. You are so fucking awesome. This is exactly what I needed this afternoon *hugs and smooshes*

Date: 2011-03-14 12:37 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bloodred0-4.livejournal.com
Thanks, darling! (YOU ARE EQUALLY AWESOME IF NOT MORE SO BTW.) ♥♥♥
Glad to hear this was able to brighten up your day. :)
*smooshes back*

Date: 2011-03-13 06:58 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] jeannedecarnin.livejournal.com
*is excited*

*downloads*

Date: 2011-03-14 12:38 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bloodred0-4.livejournal.com
*is also excited*
Hope you enjoy the mix, bb! ♥♥♥

Date: 2011-03-14 06:19 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] puchuupoet.livejournal.com
This looks awesome, and I love the artwork. Snagging, thanks!
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