Sunday, January 26, 2014

Into Autumn

I made this mix to help ease the transition to autumn but the mood suits snow on the ground just as well. When space and distance bow to the rule of frozen earth and bare trees. Sound carries further, the surface of the canal is etched with frost and days drift by, light draining from them.
The picture above was taken on the island of Lindisfarne on my summer holidays last year and Chris Watson's field recording is from the same location.
The mix was made with traktor, a couple of records and an entanglement of inspiration for which I am grateful.

Into Autumn

Tuva - Harmonics in the Wind

Jim O’Rourke – Canadian Bonus Track

Richard Skelton – Cappanawalla

Max Loderbauer – AU

Cio D’Or – Goldbrokat (Donato Dozzy Ambient Remix)

Kevin Gorman – Frequency Phase Parts III

Nils Frahm – Less

Lucy – Vladimir

Sebastian Mullaert – Lat Bjorkarna Vissna

Chris Watson – Winter

Doctor Rockit – Looprode

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

A Year In Records

Looking back on a year of record buying, it's been difficult to know where to stop when it comes to choosing one's favourites. Here's a podcast with a selection of some tracks from my best of 2013 and a complete list for the completists.

Alemayehu Eshete – Ethiopian Urban Modern Music vol. 2

Angola Soundtrack 2 – Various (Analog Africa)

Elgato – Blue (Hessle Audio)

Radiq - Cashmir (Margaret Dygas’s sweater remix)

Jeremy Greenspan – Drums&Drums&Drums/ Sirius Shake

Metasplice – Topographical Interference ep (Morphine Records)

Orchestre Poly-Rythmo de Cotonou – The Skeletal Essences of Afro Funk (Analog Africa)

The Mole – History of Dates ep (Perlon)

KMFH – The Boat Party

Frances Bebey - Remixed

Max Loderbauer - Transparenz

Mike Dehnert – Umgangston ep

Minilogue - Blomma

Pev & Hodge – Bells

Planetary Assault Systems – Remixes Silent Servant/The Black Dog

Rrose – waterfall variations

Soundstream – Julie’s Theme