With the recent passing of Unwound bassist Vern Rumsey, this mix starts with a more unique post-hardcore introduction of that band’s track “Corpse Pose” from their seminal album Repetition (1996). This is the second installment of Readymix Cement.
A double-sided cassette mix done for London’s Heavy Leather Productions: side one being some key influences and side two being a curated playlist of electronic and post-punk oddities.
This particular mix has been sequenced in a loose chronological order, encompassing a time period starting in 1995 and ending sometime in 2000. From 2000 onward the post-punk and synth revival thing sort of exploded and bands hatched and made flight like a cloud of buzzing locusts.
There was a great thing that happened with the arrival of punk and hardcore in the late 80s and 90s, and this mix is a reflection of my time with that.