You might have noticed our ever growing soft spot for the multi-instrumentalist Jherek Bischoff. A wonderfully talented and prolific musician, composer, arranger and producer, his numerous projects to date spans from prog rock to pop and classical music. Jherek's recently released album Cistern follows his debut, Composed, which swiftly made its way to our Album Picks of 2012. Rooted in ambient and modern classical music, Cistern is a profoundly beautiful and meditative orchestral album that will firmly tug at your heartstrings. So we're over the moon to unfold the mixtape he has lovingly assembled for CTD reflecting some of his extraordinary influences.
Fresh Snow stole our hearts last year with Won, an EP of EPic proportions. The Toronto based quartet seamlessly incorporates elements of krautrock, noise, psych rock and melodic pop to create a truly innovative, powerful and entrancing sound. With a much anticipated second album due out on Friday, we asked them to put together a mixtape for us of some of the artists and bands that have inspired them and the heady mix they sent us offers a peek at the myriad influences at work in their own music. Make sure you grab their album, and right now, press play and crank up the volume!