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.
Arica – Music in the Nine Rings – Side A (Excerpt) [Poodle]
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!
Fennesz – The Point of It All [Touch]
Demen – Mea [Kranky]
Brian Eno & Harold Budd – Still Return [Virgin Records]
Jon Hassell & Ry Cooder – Nature Boy [Water Lily Acoustics]
Ocean Hope -Tame [Hush Hush]
Boards Of Canada – One Very Important Thought [Warp]
Weyes Blood – In the Beginning [Mexican Summer]
Ryuichi Sakamoto – andata (Oneohtrix Point Never Rework) [Milan Music]
Efterklang – The Living Layer [4AD]
Bibio – Kaini Industries (Original By Boards of Canada) [Warp]
Slowdive – Don’t Know Why [Dead Oceans]
Alfred Schnittke – II
Robin Guthrie and Harold Budd – Outside, Silence [Soleil Apres Minuit]
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.
Last month we heard the beautiful and delicate ‘Motion in Field’, taken from Finding Shore, the much anticipated debut album from Tom Rogerson in collaboration with Brian Eno. The incredibly talented composer and pianist has shared another sublime track from the record, the opener ‘Idea of Order at Kyson Point’. Listen to it below and grab Finding Shore when it’s out on December 8th through Dead Oceans.
Tom Rogerson will play a few select shows to celebrate the album’s release, including Mirrors this weekend, Le Guess Who? in Utrecht on November 10th and at London’s St Pancras Old Church on December 4th.
Incredibly talented British composer and pianist Tom Rogerson has dazzled us time and again behind the keys and also singing in long time favourite band Three Trapped Tigers, which he founded over a decade ago. A prolific classically trained musician with numerous other projects under his belt, the first album release under his name, Finding Shore, arrives later this year. The album saw Rogerson collaborating with Brian Eno, after the two met outside the toilets after a gig. Both Suffolk natives, they bonded over their shared roots, which plays an influence on the album. “I do totally hear it, I’ll listen and think ‘oh that sounds like the bells at Woodbridge, that’s the birds, the wind rustling in the reeds'”, explained Rogerson. “I think it permeates my music, and Brian’s ambient records. That ‘is it organic or is it electronic thing’ is so interesting”.
Freshly signed to Dead Oceans, his debut album will see the light of day on December 8th. Luckily, we can already hear the utterly beautiful and delicate ‘Motion in Field’, serving as a spellbinding first taste of what’s to come.
In other related news, Tom Rogerson has announced a few live dates, including a show at London’s Mirrors Festival on 28 October and Le Guess Who? 2017 on November 10th.