Turnbull Mixtape 7: One time at bandcamp

Well, it has been intense. There’s been plenty of blood, sweat and ears (potentially a title for a future mixtape?) but we have finally come to the end of the 2019 mixtape voting.

A big thank you to all those who took part in some way. It was a fun experiment and something we can build upon in mixtapes to come.

In order to select the top ten we decided to award two points for complete plays and one for partial plays, based on the stats generated from Bandcamp.

Statistics from Bandcamp showing songs with listening data.Bandcamp statistics showing the first two weeks' worth of listens.

We had over 1,000 plays evenly distributed between the blog's embedded player and the Bandcamp page. As it turns out, a one-man melodic metal project inspired by Norse mythology shredded the competition \m/.

So… following two weeks of intense listening or listening intently the time has finally come to announce the top ten Creative Commons tracks archived over the last 12 months. Drum roll, please...


Listen to Spear storm

1. Spear storm / Gangari

Songs of a Southern Winter, (2018), (CC BY-NC 3.0)

Collection record | Bandcamp


Listen to im disassembling my body in preparation for the floods

2. im disassembling my body in preparation for the floods / PMT

(2018), (CC BY-NC 3.0)

Collection record | Bandcamp


Listen to im disassembling my body in preparation for the floods

3. Modern alpha / Unsanitary Napkin

Orgasmic Capitalism, (2018), (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0)

Collection record | Bandcamp


Listen to Danger Danger Danger

4. Danger Danger Danger / Addison’s

Black Rainbow Tiger Step, (2019), (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0)

Collection record | Bandcamp


Listen to Danger Danger Danger

5. The alone one / Tei

The Alone One, (2018), (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0)

Collection record | Bandcamp


Listen to Albatross

6. Albatross / The Biscuits

Albatross, (2017), (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0)

Collection record | Bandcamp


Listen to Candidate carcass

7. Candidate carcass / Corpse Rat

Corpse Rat / Feral Blood split, (2018), (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0)

Collection record | Bandcamp


Listen to Patriotic grooves

8. Patriotic grooves / Unsanitary Napkin

Patriotic grooves, (2016), (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0)

Collection record | Bandcamp


Listen to Portside WAVs

9. Portside WAVs / High Harbour

Portside WAVs, (2018), (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0)

Collection record | Bandcamp


Listen to Love bomb

10. Love bomb / Finn Johansson

(2018), (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0)

Collection record | Bandcamp


You can head back over to Bandcamp to listen or download a copy of Turnbull Mixtape 7: One time at bandcamp. We decided to keep the long-list up too because, why not?? It’s all good! Plus, you can now revisit and download all six volumes of our previous mixtapes on Bandcamp!

If you want to check out even more Creative Commons music at the National Library go to the full collection here. It’s now fully searchable.

For completeness, our original blog is below, which we published back at the beginning of May announcing the mixtape voting process. Thanks again to all who participated and helped make this year's mixtape the collective effort that it was. Ka mau te wehi!

Listen to the music on the long-list The long-list of Creative Commons music archived in 2019 and eligible for inclusion in this year's mixtape. During the first two weeks of May 2019 we counted how many listens each track received, putting the top ten in Vol. 7 of the Turnbull Mixtape. Listen on Bandcamp.


Part 1 - Announcement from 1 May 2019

Welcome to a brand new season of the Creative Commons Mixtape. This year Tribal Council has spoken and we are flipping the script! Out of 65 potential competitors that we've archived over the past year, 20 tracks now remain, all seeking to gain immunity and be immortalised in the 2019 Turnbull Mixtape.

The finalists have grabbed their torches and headed back to Bandcamp where a public vote (yes that’s you!) will determine who will reign supreme, and who will be asked to leave the platform and return to the Library. Read on to find out how you can help...

Shows a collage of album titles of the following bands: Dick White & Finn Johansson, Gangari, Tei, Axes to Grind, Addison Course, PMT and Unsanitary Napkin.The shortlist for the seventh annual Turnbull Mixtape, featuring tracks from: Dick White & Finn Johansson, Gangari, Tei, Axes to Grind, Addison Course, PMT and Unsanitary Napkin, among others.

We need your vote

All YOU need to do is jump on over to Bandcamp and listen to the tracks (feel free to use the blog comments section below to tell us about your favourite tracks too). After two weeks, on the 15th of May, we'll go tally up the votes* and the 10 tracks with the most listens will feature in this year’s Turnbull Mixtape.

So… tell all your friends, colleagues and followers, put your headphones on and get listening and commenting!

In the re-mixed words of the one and only Mr Probst; once the votes are read, the decision is final and the tracks voted out will be asked to leave the tribal bandcamp immediately… but we will still think they’re pretty cool.

Happy listening!


*The top ten tracks will be decided based on a combination of the total number of complete and partial listens according to the usage stats acquired from Bandcamp. Stats will be taken from the 1st of May until 5.00pm on the 15th of May, 2019.


By Sholto Duncan

Sholto is a Web Archivist, responsible for locating and collecting digital music and other music-related digital media.

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m stuart May 2nd at 3:44PM

Nick Guy / High Harbour makes twinkly drone noises

easily the best thing this list

Simon May 2nd at 7:03PM

Very cool. Can't go wrong with Unsanitary Napkin, Corpse Rat, Hellbores and Dick Whyte & Finn Johannson. Been listening to Tei lately as well!