Thursday, June 24, 2021

I Don't Want Any Flowers - Compiled & mixed by The Cowboys From Sweden (2021)


Finally, after many years in the works, I'm very pleased to present the latest mix tape by The Cowboys From Sweden. It almost feels silly now to admit that I started working on this mix many years ago (probably around 2013 or so), and for various reasons, I kept letting it sit, not allowing myself to finish it.  Why would anybody work on a mixtape for nearly ten years? Years ago I had the realization that making mixtapes was my only true form of keeping a diary.  I've never been one to document my life in any meaningful way.  So in a sense, my mixes have become autobiographical in an abstract kind of way, using other's art to paint a mood or atmosphere of my general experience at any given time in my life (which is really what music is so good at doing after all).  All that said, the past 7 or 8 years have brought a lot of change in my life, bad and good, which is another reason this mix went on and on.  The message kept changing.  I Don't Want Any Flowers (the title taken from a Luboš Fišer track from his 1972 soundtrack "Morgiana & The Cremator") in the end became about reflecting on life and its many complexities. Living, dreaming, loving, losing, joy, regret, longing, acceptance, contentment, friendships, solitude, nostalgia, reflection, frustration, etc... It's meant to be a deep introspective listen, a dream-like trip through self reflection. Or you can just enjoy these pretty songs and ignore the hidden messages.  Either way, I hope you enjoy it.

Headphones recommended. A long walk is also recommended.  Thanks to everybody who's been listening all these years, I appreciate you and your kind comments.

- Eric (The Cowboys From Sweden)

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14 comments:

frente242 said...

Así es, la música, como cualquier otra faceta artística, lo que hace es exponer públicamente sentimientos, sensaciones, estados de ánimo en parte subjetivos pero que suelen empatizar con quién se deja llevar.
Ocho años no es nada si el resultado es lo que uno busca.
Gracias desde Huelva (España)

cuckookachoo said...

Excellent, love all your mixes - many thanks!

senorvertigo said...

Thanks for this. I feel like I've mined a collection of bitcoins. Beautiful.

AgnosticClown said...

Oh no… Looks like the link is broken!! :(

Elna@Yonature said...

Wonderful work, thanks for sharing :)

RobP said...

i really wish i could master the ability to click
the correct link on Zippyshare, so that it
doesn't open to 25 other pages
telling me i need to upgrade FLASH
etc......it's a tricky process, but
i'm not giving up yet!

AgnosticClown said...

Did this link work for you? Showing an error for me!

RobP said...

Hi AgnosticClown i DID finally get it to work...
it took awhile, and i don't even know which link
finally did it......what i found worked best
was to make sure my browser (Safari)
is set to open links in new TABS, instead
of opening a new window from each link-
that way they don't start all randomly opening
up to the spam pages....

AgnosticClown said...

Thanks RobP but mine is a different problem, Zippyshare is block led in the UK so I only get an error page! :(

Is there another link?

AgnosticClown said...

All sorted now… Zippyshare has blocked the UK and other countries in Europe, but I found a work around!!

Loving the album!! :)

Crazy Monkey said...

What a great surprise to know about you again in a year!! Thanks a lot for this new superb-amazing book (that's how i call your compilations)!!

Crazy Monkey
http://distordedcortex.blogspot.com/

Nature Film said...

Sorry Everyone for the Zippyshare mess. I've added a secondary link that will hopefully make things easier for everyone. Thanks for all your nice feedback! I hope you enjoy the music.

zipper said...

Thanks for the comp and the Mediafire link.

Domenic Ciccone (AKA Martooni) said...

Yes! Have appreciated your thoughtful compilations. And others have recommended them.