Saturday, February 6, 2010

World of Gutters track-by-track guide: (6) Car Tapes

Car Tapes by Ornaith O'Dowd
This might just be my favorite (favourite!) song on the album. It's a wistful guitar pop number that recalls the romance of making mix tapes for summer road trips. There is an art to the mix tape, and a more specialized art to the car tape; there are songs that might work on one that would never, ever work on the other. The mood is different; the pace is different. How I loved sitting on my bedroom floor, surrounded by cassettes and their inlay cards, making piles reflecting possible running orders, spooling carefully back to the beginning of chosen songs...
Anyway, I've posted a few times about the recording process of "Car Tapes": you can read these entries here, here, and here. You can see the video right here-- just scroll down a couple of posts or click here.

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