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]

Anna Meredith drops new single, ‘Taken’, ahead of debut album

Anna Meredith - TakenWe’ve been waiting for Anna Meredith‘s debut album to come out for a long time. Varmints arrives on March 4th via Moshi Moshi, and the electronic contemporary composer has already enticed us with two ace tracks, ‘Honeyed Words’ and ‘R-Type‘. Now she has shared another single off it, ‘Taken’, and it makes us glad that the record is just around the corner. Listen to ‘Taken’ now.

Watch the video for Anna Meredith’s ‘R-Type’

Anna Meredith - R-TypeThe amazing rave of a song that is ‘R-Type’ has been given the visual treatment. ‘R-Type’ is the second single lifted from Anna Meredith’s forthcoming debut album, Varmints, due out on March 4th via Moshi Moshi. Watch the fittingly kaleidoscopic video below, directed by Jonny Sanders.

In other related news, and in support of Varmints, Anna Meredith has announced her first UK/European tour, including a show at London’s ICA on March 29th.

Anna Meredith details debut album and shares new single ‘R-Type’

Anna Meredith - R-Type

After teasing her debut album a couple of weeks ago with ‘Honeyed Words’, electronic contemporary composer Anna Meredith has shared another tremendous track called ‘R-Type’.
Details of the album have also emerged. The effort will be called Varmints and it drops on March 4th via Moshi Moshi.

“Pacing is a physical thing,” explained Anna Meredith. “I can feel when stuff has to happen in a track. I knew I wanted Varmints to end privately but start confidently, have moments of privacy and moments of power and build’.”

Now turn your speakers up for the absolute club banger that ‘R-Type’ is. It will have you dancing in seconds.

Anna Meredith announces debut album and shares first cut ‘Honeyed Words’

Anna Meredith - Honeyed Words

As you probably know by now, we are huge fans of electronic contemporary composer Anna Meredith and her incredible EPs Jet Black Raider (2013) and Black Prince Fury (2012). So news of her long-awaited debut album, due in Spring 2016, is great news. The album details are still to be announced but Anna Meredith is already teasing it with a strangely beautiful and mesmeric track called ‘Honeyed Words’. The song comes paired with a video by Laurène Pijulet-Balmer aka PIJU. Watch it now.