Mixtape #96

We're thrilled to have composer, multi-instrumentalist and producer Kaada curating this month's mixtape. He conquered our ears a long time ago with his numerous and diverse projects spanning a wide range of genres, from classical to avant-garde, to rock and electronic. Member of the band Cloroform, he also frequently collaborates with Mike Patton and composes film scores as well as producing his own solo works, the latest of which, just out last week, is the utterly sublime album Closing Statements. Here's a few words from Kaada to accompany his magnificent sonic selection from traditional and modern classical composers.

"This playlist represents the music that I have been listening to the last month, and tracks that I have drawn inspiration from as i am working on my current projects. These are all really great tracks, to my ears."

  1. Donnacha Dennehy: Nadia Sirota, Liam Byrne – Part 2 [Bedroom Community]
  2. Ben Lukas Boysen – You’ll Miss Us One Day [Ad Noiseam / Erased Tapes]
  3. Roomful of Teeth (Caroline Shaw) – Partita for 8 singers – Part 2 Sarabande [New Amsterdam Records]
  4. Lutosławski (Alexander Liebreich & Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra) – Musique funèbre à la mémoire de Béla Bartók: Prolog Prologue [Accentus Music]
  5. Owen Pallett – Lewis Takes Off His Shirt [Domino]
  6. John Tavener (The Choir Of The Temple Church) – The Lamb [Decca]
  7. Castiglioni (Teresia Bokor)- Salmo XIX [Chandos]
  8. Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith – An Intention [Western Vinyl]
  9. Osvaldo Golijov – Vision: Bautismo en la Cruz [Deutsche Grammophon]
  10. A Winged Victory For The Sullen – Requiem For The Static King Part One [Erased Tapes / Kranky]
  11. Richard Reed Parry – Duet For Heart And Breath [Deutsche Grammophon]
  12. Játékok (Gábor Csalog) – VIII: Flowers We Are – For Miyako (For Four Hands) [BMC]
  13. Arvo Pärt (Estonian National Symphony Orchestra) – Summa [Virgin]

A Winged Victory For The Sullen’s new album Iris out next week

A Winged Victory For The Sullen - Iris OSTA Winged Victory For The Sullen, the majestic collaborative project of Adam Wiltzie and Dustin O’Halloran, are set to release their third full-length album next week. Entitled Iris, the album was conceived as the score for the French thriller Iris, directed by Jalil Lespert. “The director and the film presented a new set of challenges, so we decided to stop thinking about cinema as an object, and moved closer to using the film’s images as triggers for experiences”, explained Adam and Dustin. “The more we were able to let go, and see the music as something that happens, like a process – not a quality, the more we were able to reach a place that sounded like us. It was as if we were making our first record all over again, except being filtered through another language littered with dead metaphors”.

Iris is out on Friday 13th via Erased Tapes and it comes with a digital bonus track edition including two solo pieces by Adam Wiltzie and tracks by Petite Noir, dOP, DJ Pone and The Shoes, which are also featured in the film.

A Winged Victory For The Sullen had previously shared two very striking tracks from the album, ‘Retour Au Champ De Mars’ and ‘Galerie’. Listen to both below.

A Winged Victory For The Sullen set to release Atomos VII EP ahead of new album

A Winged Victory For The Sullen - Atomos VII

Stars Of The Lid’s Adam Wiltzie and pianist and composer Dustin O’Halloran are back with their majestic collaborative project A Winged Victory For The Sullen. The pair have announced the release of Atomos, the follow-up to their critically acclaimed 2011 eponymous debut album. Atomos also serves as the score for choreographer Wayne McGregor’s dance production of the same name.
The first taste of Atomos, due out later in the year, will arrive on April 28th in the form of a limited edition 12” EP, Atomos VII, via Erased Tapes and Kranky. Other than the immensely beautiful and moving title track taken from their forthcoming album, the EP also features a reinterpretation of ‘Atomos VII’ by pianist Ben Frost and an outtake recorded during their debut album sessions.
Now immerse yourself fully into ‘Atomos VII’.