Mixtape #86 by Gnoomes

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Russian trio Gnoomes have been making waves with two excellent albums drawing from genres like psych rock, prog and krautrock. The band crafts hypnotic, cinematic and blistering music and their second album Tschak!, released earlier this year, features a more expansive sound palette, including a bunch of old Soviet synths. So we are delighted to present this month's mixtape, compiled by Gnoomes. Like a mesmerising trip, their mix makes for an incredibly immersive listen encapsulating their own influences and styles.

  1. Lower Dens – Brains [Domino]
  2. Harmonia – Veterano [Brain]
  3. Arthur Russell – You And Me Both [Rough Trade / Audika]
  4. Julianna Barwick – Dream Baby Dream (Suicide Cover)
  5. Cloudland Canyon – Heme [Kranky]
  6. KWC 92 – Night Drive [L.I.E.S.]
  7. Aquarium – Ploskost
  8. King Tubby – Jah Is Coming In Dub
  9. Seefeel – Plainsong (Sine Bubble Embossed Dub) [Too Pure]
  10. Kino – My Khotim Tanzevat
  11. Sonic Youth – Schizophrenia [SST Records / Blast First]
  12. Atlas Sound – Quick Canal (w/Laetitia Sadier) [4AD]

Mixtape #85 by Avec Le Soleil Sortant De Sa Bouche

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Avec Le Soleil Sortant De Sa Bouche's 2014 glorious debut album wrapped together two mammoth-length jams into an exhilarating and infectious release. The Montreal based quartet's second outing, which came out earlier this year, is a dazzling experiment in kraut-funk goodness, packed with hypnotic and blistering grooves. And since we can't take our ears off both albums, we just had to ask the band to put together a mixtape for us!

 

  1. OOIOO – Shizuku Gunung Agung [Shock City / Thrill Jockey]
  2. White Noise – My game of loving [Polydor / Island Records]
  3. Kaitlin Aurelia Smith – Wetlands [Western Vinyl]
  4. Kara-Lis Coverdale – Touch Me Die [Sacred Phrases]
  5. Sarah Davachi – Wood Green [Students Of Decay]
  6. Eloïse Descazes, Eric Chenaux – La belle Endormie [three:four records]
  7. Karen Dalton – Katie Cruel [Paramount / Just Sunshine Records]
  8. M. I. A. – Come Walk with Me [N.E.E.T. / Interscope Records]
  9. Doris Norton – Norton Apple Software [Durium]
  10. Alice Coltrane – Keshava Murahara [Luaka Bop]
  11. Julie Byrne – Vertical Ray [Orindal Records]

Mixtape #84 by Oiseaux-Tempête

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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

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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

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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