Originally Posted by gmku
At the risk of sounding pretentious and snobby, there is a different "feel" or aesthetic to a mix tape as opposed to a mix CD. For one thing, you've got two sides to a tape. That automatically creates two arcs.
You also have to slow down, both when you make the tape and when you listen. The taping is "live," you have to record as you play and listen, there's no quick downloading and so on.
And when you're playing back, there's no instantaneous forwarding to another track; you either have to listen to the whole tape or shuffle through the tape sequence searching for a track.
Couldn't have put it better.
And i'm glad you liked the Stilluppsteypa ep. And I'm even more glad that two people have got pleasure from something that would have just gathered dust indefinitely.