Mixtape #82 by Aquaserge

Experimental pop band Aquaserge, who just released their new album Laisse Ça Être, is what you would call a supergroup. Founded in Toulouse over a decade ago by Julien Barbagallo, Julien Gasc and Benjamin Glibert and now also comprising Audrey Ginestet and Manon Glibert, each member is an accomplished and astounding musician in their own right, lending their talents to many other stellar bands. We instantly fell head over heels into Aquaserge's musical world which effortlessly transcends genres to create thrilling and bold compositions. And we're over the moon to present this month's mixtape lovingly assembled by the band!

  1. ΠРLa Fin Du Monde
  2. Ivan Lins – Abre Alas [EMI]
  3. Nucleus – Whapatiti [Vertigo]
  4. The Merseys – Sorrow [Fontana / Mercury]
  5. Slapp Happy – The Secret [Virgin]
  6. Robert Wyatt – At Last I Am Free [Rough Trade]
  7. Nara Leão – Opinião (versão em Francês) [Philips]
  8. Bill Callahan – America! [Drag City]
  9. Bridget St John – Long Long Time [Chrysalis]
  10. Ivan Lins – Deixa O Trem Seguir [Forma]
  11. Joe South – I Got To Be Somebody [Columbia]
  12. Miles Davis – Nem Um Talvez [Columbia]
  13. Virna Lindt – Underwater Boy [The Compact Organization]
  14. Curtis Mayfield – The Makings of You (Live) [Polydor / Curtom]
  15. Aquaserge & Aksak Maboul – Endormons-nous [Crammed]
  16. Willem Breuker Kollektief –  Marie Galante / Le Grand Lustucru [BV Haast Records]
  17. Meredith Monk- Last Song [ECM Records]
  18. The Mothers of Invention – Oh No/The Orange County Lumber Truck [Reprise]
  19. Black Panthers Party – Revolution Has Come Time To Pick Up The Gun

Mixtape #81 by Efterklang

We're honoured to have this month's mixtape curated by one of our long-time favourite bands, Efterklang. The Berlin-based Danish trio of childhood friends Mads Brauer, Casper Clausen and Rasmus Stolberg have a knack at keeping us enthralled with their brilliantly orchestrated compositions that transcend genres. They constantly venture in new and exciting directions, as shows their latest release, the collaborative opera album Leaves – The Colour of Falling, which was one of our Album Picks of 2016. So be prepared to discover some surprises as you dig in the trove of tracks they picked for us!

  1. Peter Broderick – Eyes Closed and Traveling [Erased Tapes]
  2. Johnnie Frierson – You Were Sent to This World [Light In The Attic]
  3. Daniel Knox – Incident At White Hen [Carrot Top Records]
  4. Cancer – Esca [Tambourhinoceros]
  5. Anohni – Drone Bomb Me [Secretly Canadian]
  6. The Savage Rose – Byen Vågner [Polydor]
  7. John Frandsen, Morten Grove Frandsen, Orsi Fajger – Winternachte: No. 4. Bose Zeit [Dacapo]
  8. Mythos – In the Steppes of Central Asia (arr. B. Mogensen and R. S. Kjoller for 2 accordions) [Orchid Classics]
  9. We like We – Someone Told Me I Was Paradise For You [The Being Music]
  10. Mondkopf & Karsten Fundal – The Fairground [In Paradisum]
  11. Hüseyin Özcan – Neredesin Sen – Orta Anadolu’dan Turkuler [Ati Müzik]
  12. Brightblack Morning Light – Everybody Daylight [Matador]
  13. Ian William Craig – A Single Hope [130701]
  14. Soft Hair – Lying Has To Stop [Weird World]

Mixtape #80 by Brandt Brauer Frick

One of the most refreshing and thrilling things in music for the past decade has to be Brandt Brauer Frick. The acoustic dance trio from Berlin craft a sound that is as original as it is unclassifiable, combining traditional jazz instrumentation with electronica, and drawing influences from disparate musical worlds. Their last album, Joy, made it swiftly to our 15 Album Picks of 2016, so we're over the moon to present the intoxicating mix they put together for us this month, featuring tracks old and new from all around the globe. Press play and dance!

  1. ESG – Tiny Sticks [99 Records]
  2. Liquid Liquid – Optimo [99 Records]
  3. Can – Mushroom [United Artists Records]
  4. Marijata – No Condition Is Permanent [Gapophone Records]
  5. Chick Corea – Wind Danse [Polydor]
  6. Shuggie Otis – Aht Uh Mi Head [Epic / CBS]
  7. Dur Dur Band – Ethiopian Girl (I’ve Been Thinking About You)
  8. LCD Soundsystem – 45:33 (Theo Parrish’s Space Cadet Remix) [DFA]
  9. Patrick Cowley – Somebody to Love Tonight [Dark Entries]
  10. Hildegard Knef – Im 80. Stockwerk [Stern Musik / Decca]
  11. Palais Schaumburg – Wir bauen eine neue Stadt [Phonogram]
  12. D.A.F. – Was Ziehst Du An Heute Nacht [Virgin]
  13. Carlos Nino – 4 Directions Collage (feat. Miguel Atwood-Ferguson) [Leaving Records]
  14. Farben – Love To Love You Baby [Klang Elektronik]
  15. Flying Lotus – Heave(n) [Warp]
  16. Thundercat – Tenfold [Brainfeeder]
  17. Jeff Mills – Revolt [Axis]
  18. Throbbing Gristle – Convincing People [Industrial Records]
  19. J Dilla – One For Ghost [Stones Throw Records]
  20. Gil Scott-Heron – The Revolution Will Not Be Televised [Flying Dutchman / RCA]

Mixtape #79 by PVT

Australian trio PVT, formerly known as Pivot, had us right from the release of their debut album nearly a decade ago. Going even stronger today, brothers Richard and Laurence Pike and Dave Miller have a much anticipated fifth album, New Spirit, out next month. So we're ecstatic to start off 2017 with a mixtape put together by Richard Pike:

"I'm not sure how these have directly influenced New Spirit, but it's a selection of tracks that I found myself coming back to during songwriting. So I guess that means something. I avoided vocals in this mix because at the time I was only focused on finding the right sound palette, and letting my own lyrical ideas evolve over that palette. I otherwise have nothing against vocalists. This mix is very electronic. With a focus on futurism."

  1. Roedelius – Signal [Sky Records]
  2. Vangelis Katsoulis – The Slipping Beauty [Into The Light Records]
  3. The Knife – Silent Shout [Rabid Records / Mute]
  4. Nathan Fake – Basic Mountain [Border Community]
  5. Oneohtrix Point Never – Problem Areas [Warp]
  6. Alex Cameron – Mongrel [Crawfish Records / Secretly Canadian]
  7. Giant Claw – Deep Thoughts 004 [Orange Milk Records]
  8. FKA Twigs – Two Weeks [Young Turks]
  9. Luke Abbott – Soft Attacks [Border Community]
  10. Napolian – Ascension [Software (2)]
  11. Anna Meredith – Nautilus [Moshi Moshi]
  12. Music For Your Plants – First Contact [Zoology Records]
  13. Art Of Noise – Moments In Love [Island Records / ZTT]
  14. Holly Herndon – Chorus [RVNG Intl. / 4AD]
  15. Shed – Keep Time [Ostgut Ton]
  16. Pivot – Absent Friend Afternoon Light [PVT]

Mixtape #78 by Neil Cowley Trio

Captained by the incredibly talented pianist and composer Neil Cowley, with long time band mates drummer Evan Jenkins and bass player Rex Horan, Neil Cowley Trio have only just put out their outstanding, thrilling and cinematic sixth album, Spacebound Apes. A long time favourite here at CTD, we couldn't hope for a better way to end the year than having Neil pick this month's mixtape. You're in for a treat! Press play to unwrap.

  1. The The – Nature of Virtue [Epic]
  2. John Barry – Chinon/Eleanors Arrival [CBS / Columbia]
  3. Eddie Harris – Boogie Woogie Bossa Nova [Atlantic]
  4. Errol Garner – I’ll Remember April [CBS]
  5. Harmonia – Dino [Brain]
  6. Micachu and the Shapes – You Know [Rough Trade]
  7. Camberwell Now – Green Lantern [Ink Records]
  8. Siouxsie and the Banshees – Spellbound [Polydor]
  9. Soul Coughing – The Incumbent [Slash / Warner Bros. Records]
  10. Robert Wyatt – Maryan [Hannibal Records]
  11. Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds – Jubilee Street [Bad Seed Ltd.]
  12. Here We Go Magic – Alone But Moving [Secretly Canadian]
  13. Thomas Ades – Chaos – Light – Dark
  14. Tirzah – Inside Out [Greco-Roman]