Mixtape #84 by Oiseaux-Tempête

We're very excited to have Oiseaux-Tempête, the French band spearheaded by Frédéric D. Oberland and Stéphane Pigneul, behind the wheel of this month's mixtape. The band's music, strangely beautiful and beautifully strange, explores and experiments with many varied genres. To shed some light on their influences, here's their thrilling mix, about which they had this to say:

"16 tracks which fell off the back of our van during our last Spring tour in France and Belgium with Mondkopf, G.W.Sok, As Human Pattern, Two Or The Dragon & Charbel Haber. Recent discoveries or forever inspirations, hidden covers and rare gems, all the music you need for a perfect highway ambience."

  1. Einstürzende Neubauten – NNNAAAMMM [Potomak]
  2. Bästard –  Golden Lad [Ici D'Ailleurs]
  3. Jerusalem In My Heart – Al Affaq, Lau Mat, Lau Lau Lau Lau Lau Lau [Constellation]
  4. Om – Cremation Ghat I [Drag City]
  5. BIG | BRAVE -(Re)collection pt 2 [Southern Lord]
  6. David Lynch – The Ballad of Hollis Brown [Sunday Best Recordings]
  7. Silver Apples – I Have Known Love [Kapp Records]
  8. The Ex & Getatchew Mekuria – Tezalegn Yetentu [Terp Records]
  9. Faust / Nurse With Wound – Lass Mich [Art-errorist]
  10. Alice Coltrane – Atomic Peace [Impulse]
  11. Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Plain Gold Ring [Mute]
  12. Pharmakon – Crawling On Bruised Knees [Sacred Bones]
  13. Scrambled Eggs & “A” Trio – Koji Kabuto (Ya Akruto) [Johnny Kafta's Kid Menu]
  14. Vangelis O. Papathanassiou – Sunny Earth [Vertigo]
  15. John Vartan and His Ensemble – Asa Inch Anem [Monitor Records]
  16. Scott Walker – Corps De Blah [4AD]

Mixtape #83 by The Evil Usses

The Evil Usses are a band like no other. Their wild and exhilarating live shows flow fluidly between thoughtful composition and improvisation as they venture into a dense jungle of sounds and influences, clearing their singular path with sharp melodies and heavy grooves. All of this, as well as the wide dynamics and playful humour of this unique Bristolian quartet can somehow be found in the mix they made for us this month. Press play and enjoy!

  1. Dieterich & Barnes – Special Questions [LM Dupli-Cation]
  2. Der Maurer – Da Sacrae Symphoniae: Canzon A Suonar, N°4 [Trovarobato Parade ]
  3. Deerhoof – Siriustar [ATP Recordings]
  4. Jimi Hendrix – One Rainy Wish [Track Record / Reprise]
  5. Taos Humm – RC [Stolen Body / Howling Owl Record]
  6. Haruomi Hosono – Cosmic Surfin’ [Cosmic Surfin' / Passion Flower]
  7. Dick Hyman & Mary Mayo – Moon Gas [MGM Records]
  8. The Space Lady – Ghost Riders In The Sky [Night School]
  9. Strange U – Shots [High Focus Records]
  10. Smog – I am Star Wars! [Drag City / Matador]
  11. John Cooper Clarke – Evidently Chickentown [Epic]
  12. Captain Beefheart – When It Blows Its Stacks [Reprise]
  13. Eric Chenaux – Amazing Backgrounds [Constellation]
  14. Richard Dawson – The Bamburg Beast [Pink Triangle / Domino]
  15. Robert Palmer – Woke up Laughing [Island Records]
  16. Jib Kidder – Dozens [Weird World]
  17. Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith – Envelop [Western Vinyl]

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]