Deep Blue Sea | A Kitsune Noir Mixtape

Deep Blue Sea | A Kitsune Noir Mixtape
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In about 30 minutes I’ll be driving up north with my best friend to visit family and friends for the weekend, so I wanted to leave everyone something to keep them occupied over the weekend. So I stayed up way too late last night working on another mix that I’ve had floating around forever. It’s called Deep Blue Sea, and that’s pretty much what it’s got on it, songs about the sea. The inspiration for this album was hearing Anchor Song by Björk, and then listening to the new Shins album which is very ocean-y itself. What sparked the idea to finish the Mixtape was hearing Sailing By Night by Department of Eagles, that was like the last piece of the puzzle.

I hope you all like the mix, it’s pretty simple and should be good for the rainy day weather that California is supposed to have this weekend, the same weather I’m sure a lot of you out there are having as well.

01 Anchor Song by Björk
02 Sailing By Night by Department of Eagles
03 A Sea Chantey of Sorts by Margot & the Nuclear So & So’s
04 The Sailor by The Album Leaf
05 Tereza and Thomas by Bright Eyes
06 Salwater by Beach House
07 Black Wave by The Shins
08 Sæglópur by Sigur Ros
09 Deep Blue Sea by Dan Rossen
10 Anchor by Devendra Banhart


21 Comments Deep Blue Sea | A Kitsune Noir Mixtape

  1. Chris H March 14, 2008 at 9:08 AM

    Super nice cover.

  2. Ryan March 14, 2008 at 9:27 AM

    UGH! such a good cover! how do you get that old look? From a practical/photoshop/illustrator/whatever standpoint?

  3. Bobby S. March 14, 2008 at 10:02 AM

    In Photoshop I just did a 5% noise filter with a blur effect on top of that. Easy peasy.

  4. gems March 14, 2008 at 3:06 PM

    greatness thanks

  5. Rae March 14, 2008 at 5:57 PM

    thanks for the mixes…

  6. Steph March 15, 2008 at 4:29 AM

    I think you need to add this song to your mix, haha. It just is calling out for it.
    Grizzly Bear- “Deep Sea Diver”

  7. Steph March 15, 2008 at 6:42 AM

    oh i just got to deep blue sea on your mix…never mind! It just isn’t on your cover design.

  8. glenn March 16, 2008 at 2:11 PM

    awesome mix!

  9. miss lissie March 16, 2008 at 8:47 PM

    hey! i’ve made sea/ocean themed mixtapes too. it’s incredible how many songs about the sea there are.

    i very much approve of your mix! that margot & the nuclear so and so’s song is pretty neat, hey?

    i also recommend the decemberists’ “the mariner’s revenge” song. and/or “angry sea” by mother mother. also, “c’mon sea legs” by immaculate machine is just a given!

  10. Dario Albini March 17, 2008 at 10:09 AM

    I love the noise on the front cover, really evocative.

    Anyway, cool mix!

  11. Bobby S. March 17, 2008 at 1:59 PM

    I’m glad you liked it!

    The cover was a photo I took in Malibu last year with my Lomo LC-A and never really used for anything else. Thank goodness for photos on CD!

  12. tessar March 18, 2008 at 4:04 PM

    you forgot nightswimming.

  13. Martin March 19, 2008 at 9:14 AM

    Cheers for the awesome mix!

    I just posted a podcast mix which was partly inspired by your Deep Blue Sea mix here.

  14. ch_smooth May 28, 2008 at 8:27 PM

    stumbled across your site today – downloading your mixes. they’ll be great for my commute on el train!

  15. Pipford May 30, 2008 at 5:37 AM

    This is great! Most appreciated! A great little collection to doze off to late at night…

  16. fernanda May 30, 2008 at 8:29 PM

    this mixtape is PERFECT. by the way, all your site is fantastic. i wish i had discovered it sooner…

  17. Sam June 16, 2008 at 8:51 PM

    You should make your mixes on, and then embed them. That way people can listen to them right away.

    I like your site.

  18. Kane G. July 3, 2008 at 11:53 AM

    One heck of a mix. Before I even clicked on this page my mind was racing with thoughts of what I would put on this mixtape and when I finally came to this page I was surprised to see that seven of the tracks were the same ones I was thinking of.

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  20. crw November 29, 2008 at 2:42 PM

    What fonts did you use for your album cover?

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