Mixtape #127

We´re thrilled to start June with a marvellous mixtape by master vibraphonist, multi-percussionist, and composer Masayoshi Fujita. Whether you know his acoustic solo recordings, his electronic dub releases as El Fog, or his experimental improvisations with the likes of Jan Jelinek, Masayoshi's incredible creativity and technical virtuosity is always on display. Last week he released one of the most beautiful and beguiling records of the year, Bird Ambience, where he explores a new sonic direction that merges his various influences and turns the spotlight on the marimba. The mixtape he lovingly put together for CTD is a whole universe to get lost in, so press play to take a peek into his musical world.

  1. Wunder – Look Out For Yourself [Karaoke Kalk]
  2. Samadha Trio – Amidha [Hefty Records]
  3. Fennesz – Endless Summer [P-Vine Records / Mego]
  4. Bill Evans – Blue in Green [Columbia]
  5. Maurice Ravel – Pavane Pour Une Infante Défunte [Opera / Pantheon]
  6. De La Soul – Pease Porridge [Tommy Boy]
  7. Bobby Hutcherson – Montara [Blue Note]
  8. Ryan Francesconi – Parables [Sweet Dreams]
  9. Brian Eno – 1/1 [Polydor / EG]
  10. DJ Krush – Song 1 [SMEJ]
  11. Silent Poets featuring Anomolies – Someday (The First Impact Mix) [Yellow Productions]
  12. Farben – Cycled (ARR) [WMF Records]
  13. Carmen McRae – When I Fall in Love [Kapp Records]

Mixtape #126

Known for a myriad of multi-art collaborations, Chris Vibberts is a tremendously talented composer and multi-instrumentalist, constantly performing and recording, as well as producing a vast array of artists. A sabbatical in the high desert mountains of central Mexico proved life changing and gave birth to his project Chrystal Für. Under this moniker, he swept us away with compositions incorporating electronic elements and genres from ambient and post-classical to drone. His utterly engrossing and profoundly beautiful new album, Elusion, arrives at the tail end of the month and we’re thrilled to have him curate this month’s mixtape with a sublime selection, including three tracks from his upcoming album. Enjoy!

  1. Elton John – Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (excerpt) [DJM Records] 00:09
  2. Brian Eno – The Big Ship [Island Records] 00:26
  3. Black Sabbath – Black Sabbath (excerpt) [Vertigo / Warner Bros. Records] 03:09
  4. Jóhann Jóhannsson – “Ég Heyrði Allt Án Þess Að Hlusta” (A Winged Victory For The Sullen Rework) [Deutsche Grammophon] 04:10
  5. Chrystal Für – There Is No Second Chance [What Are We Records] 10:13
  6. Pink Floyd – Comfortably Numb (excerpt) [Harvest / Columbia] 14:10
  7. Stars of the Lid – Requiem for Dying Mothers, Part 2 [Kranky] 14:41
  8. Angelo Badalamenti – Laura Palmer’s Theme [Warner Bros. Records] 21:35
  9. Prince – Darling Nikki (excerpt) [Warner Bros. Records] 25:49
  10. Philip Glass – The Photographer Act III (excerpt) [CBS / Epic] 26:09
  11. Max Richter – Tokyo Riddle Song [FatCat Records] 30:38
  12. Chrystal Für – I’m Losing You [What Are We Records] 31:37
  13. Peter Gabriel – Wall of Breath [Geffen Records / Virgin] 36:52
  14. Ali Akbar Khan – Two Lovers [Worldly Music] 39:07
  15. Sigur Rós – Takk… [Geffen Records / EMI] 44:02
  16. Gavin Bryars – The Sinking of the Titanic (excerpt) [Obscure / Island Records] 45:55
  17. Chrystal Für – Pass the Torch [What Are We Records] 51:37
  18. Jóhann Jóhannsson – Flight From The City [Deutsche Grammophon] 55:11
  19. David Bowie – Life On Mars? (excerpt) [RCA Victor] 01:01:32

Mixtape #100

We’re beyond excited to celebrate our 100th mixtape with one of our favourite bands: Forma. Formed in Brooklyn in 2010, the band brings together three extraordinary instrumentalists, Mark Dwinell, George Bennett and John Also Bennett, who perfectly complement each other. The trio released the transcending Semblance, their fourth album, last summer, following 2016’s Physicalist, one of our highlights of the year and the first to feature acoustic instrumentation alongside a multitude of modular and vintage synthesizers. Forma have provided us with an utterly sublime selection of music mixing together tracks from the likes of Arica, Maria Monti, Harumi Hosono, Eli Keszler and many more. Dive in below.

  1. Arica – Music in the Nine Rings – Side A (Excerpt) [Poodle]
  2. Geninoh Yamashirogumi – Kaneda (Akira OST) [Victor]
  3. Mark Mothersbaugh – Mayoma [Enigma Records]
  4. Eliocide – Mitosi (Excerpt)
  5. Maria Monti – Aria, Terra, Acqua e Fuoco [Rifi]
  6. Pulse Emitter – In a Cabin [Expansive]
  7. Pete Namlook – The Fate of Energy [Fax +49-69/450464]
  8. Harumi Hosono – Air-Condition [Yen Records]
  9. Henry Cowell / Jah Wobble & Brian Eno – Spinner
  10. Eli Keszler – We Live In Pathetic Temporal Urgency [Shelter Press]
  11. David Parsons – Jalan Jalan [Celestial Harmonies]
  12. Moondog – Be A Hobo (Featuring Jon Gibson, Philip Glass & Steve Reich)

Mixtape #94

With April comes a superb mixtape lovingly put together by wonderful and prolific Greek composer, electronic musician and producer Serafim Tsotsonis. With an immense portfolio spanning four albums and compositions and collaborations in the worlds of film, television, and theatre, his influences are vast, flirting with genres from neo-classical and ambient to post-rock and dream pop. You'll find a bit of all of this and more in his mix so press play and enjoy!

  1. Fennesz – The Point of It All [Touch]
  2. Demen – Mea [Kranky]
  3. Brian Eno & Harold Budd – Still Return [Virgin Records]
  4. Jon Hassell & Ry Cooder – Nature Boy [Water Lily Acoustics]
  5. Ocean Hope -Tame [Hush Hush]
  6. Boards Of Canada – One Very Important Thought [Warp]
  7. Weyes Blood – In the Beginning [Mexican Summer]
  8. Ryuichi Sakamoto – andata (Oneohtrix Point Never Rework) [Milan Music]
  9. Efterklang – The Living Layer [4AD]
  10. Bibio – Kaini Industries (Original By Boards of Canada) [Warp]
  11. Slowdive – Don’t Know Why [Dead Oceans]
  12. Alfred Schnittke – II
  13. Robin Guthrie and Harold Budd – Outside, Silence [Soleil Apres Minuit]
  14. Anna Calvi – The Bridge [Domino]
  15. Preoccupations – Disarray [Jagjaguwar]
  16. Peter Broderick – Carried [Erased Tapes Records]
  17. Insecure Men – Ulster [Fat Possum Records]
  18. Johann Johannsson – Melodia (i) [4AD]
  19. Christina Vantzou – Vhs [Kranky]
  20. Manos Hadjidakis – To Vals Ton Hamenon Oniron

Watch the live video for new single ‘March Away’ from Tom Rogerson with Brian Eno’s upcoming album

We’re only a week away from the release of Finding Shore, the debut album from Tom Rogerson in collaboration with Brian Eno. Following the beautiful and delicate ‘Motion in Field’, and the sublime album opener ‘Idea of Order at Kyson Point’, the composer and pianist has unveiled a brand new song, ‘March Away’, in a glorious live version shot at Theaterhaus Berlin Mitte.

In celebration of the album release, Tom Rogerson is peforming at London’s St Pancras Old Church on Monday December 4th.