I put together a new mixtape this weekend, this one’s heading over to Summer Mix Series as well.
This mix came together as I was contemplating the baby boy that’s currently gestating in my wife’s womb, and wondering what must be going on in there, what that might sound like. An imagined electrical soup by-way-of Peter & The Wolf; equal parts ambient noise, mechanical knocks & bangs, maternal memories, future flash forwards, bits of outside noise penetrating the womb (mom listening to a record, family gathered around the dinner table, etc.). More of a psychedelic ambient trip than my usual mixes.
For best results, use a good set of headphones, and keep the concept in mind while listening. It makes a bit more sense that way.
1. Colleen “I’ll Read You A Story” / Harry Belafonte “Day-O”
2. Francois des Roubaix “Xavier et la Maison D’arret” / Harry Nilsson “Little Cowboy”
3. Aphex Twin “Kladfvgbung Micshk” / Grouper “Moon Is Sharp”
4. Oneohtrix Point Never “Describing Bodies” / “Tape to Grandma ’68″
5. Nico Muhly “Music Under Pressure (Flute)” / Harry Belafonte “Matilda Matilda”
6. Pantha du Prince “Lay In A Shimmer”
7. The Dead Texan “Beatrice Pt. 2″ / “Peanut Butter Jelly” / Harry Nilsson “Little Cowboy”
8. Hans Appelqvist “Mormas Fagel”
9. Marcus Fjellstrom “Untitled 090616″ / Peter Walker “Spring” / Harry Nilsson “Little Cowboy”
10. Seahawks “Omega Beach” / Don Henley “Boys of Summer”
11. Stephan Mathieu “Tinfoil Star”
12. Jürgen Müller “Sauerstoff Blassen”
13. Jürgen Müller “Meeresbett Meditation”
14. The Fleetwoods “Tragedy”
15. Oneohtrix Point Never “Stress Waves” / Brian Eno “Signals”
16. Talk Talk “5’09″ / “Christmas 1975″ / Stars of the Lid “Even If You’re Never Awake (Deuxieme)”
17. Triosk “Moment Returns” / Harry Nilsson “Little Cowboy”
18. Aphex Twin “Prep Gwarlek 3b”
19. Aphex Twin “Beskhu3epnm”
20. Tim Hecker “In The Air III” / Tarentel “Isalais Delay” / Harry Belafonte “Day-O”
Just waiting for the right time to listen to this, when I won’t be distracted by anything.
James Blake: “The Limit to Your Love (Feist cover)”, directed by Martin de Thurah.
I’ve been hoping and waiting for an official recording of this cover for over a year now, since first hearing and being crushed by the opening few minutes of James Blake’s contribution to the Electronic Explorations Podcast. So I’m incredibly thrilled to find out that it’s going to appear on his full-length debut early next year.
James now rounds off an unparalleled year of discovery by unveiling one of the most stunning male vocals to emerge this millennium. …Re-worked, recorded and produced entirely alone in his bedroom, this single is also the first time listener will have had the chance to hear James’ incredibly soulful voice. Matching a heart-stoppingly emotional delivery to a speaker-busting, foundation-crumbling bassline, this is a simply exceptional piece of music, the natural successor to Massive Attack’s “Unfinished Sympathy” as the ultimate expression of UK urban emotion. “Limit To Your Love” is more than just a cover, it’s a glimpse into James Blake’s world.
(quote from Altsounds)
Here’s a mesmerizing new video for Violens’ track “Acid Reign (In the Trees Mix)”. It was directed by Chairlift’s Caroline Polachek, who you may remember already collaborated w/ Violens member Jorge Elbrecht for that incredible Bieber headtrip under the SGINNED psuedonym. Love the unwavering closeup, the bleached out colors and ghost trails. And that dangly earring, so very George Michael. Can’t go wrong there.
“Acid Reign” was the third entry in my Essential LSTN Series. But the song’s mix in this video, I actually prefer quite a bit. Those guitar licks are so damn sexy. The “In the Trees Mix” can be found on Violens’ new split-7” with Twin Shadow.—
Washed Out “Hold Out”—