Mixtape #120


Ingenious Brooklyn based drummer and composer Matt Evans is known for his collaborations and contributions to many musical projects including Tigue, Bearthoven, Man Forever and Private Elevators, amongst others. Versatile and daring, one of his most recent ventures resulted in his debut solo album, New Topographics, a bewitching and wholly mesmerizing collection of rhythmic percussion/electronic pieces. With a new record in the works, we’re ecstatic Evans has found the time to put together this month's heavenly mixtape. In his own words:

“it's a pretty mellow mix of tender tones surrounding longing, life and loss — I'm currently finishing a record that's a lot more textural and spacious than my last and i'd say this mix is more representative of the music i'm currently working on than the tunes i released earlier this year”

  1. Glass Salt – What Would You Say [Greetings / Whatever’s Clever] 00:00
  2. Lyra Pramuk – Mirror [Fountain / Bedroom Community] 04:10
  3. Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe – arbadacarbA, gniviL ertaehT [The Vanishing Earth / Self-Release] 07:10
  4. Kate NV – Tea (Full Cup Version) [Room for the Moon / RVNG] 10:50
  5. Ben Seretan – Shotgun a Cigarette in an Empty Strip Mall Parking Lot [My Life’s Work / Whatever’s Clever] 14:15
  6. Amirtha Kidambi and Lea Bertucci – False Profits [End of Softness / Astral Spirits] 19:10
  7. Anthony Vine w/ Dave Lackner – Duo [Remnants / GALTTA] 20:55
  8. Forest Management – Conversations and Colors [Delicate / Self-Release] 28:40
  9. Beverly-Glenn Copeland – Sunset Village [Keyboard Fantasies / Self-Release] 34:30
  10. Moor Mother – Forever Industries B [Forever Industries / Sub-Pop] 41:30
  11. Ka Baird – Pulse [Respires / RVNG] 44:15
  12. Adrian Knight – Border Fence [Time Of My Life / Pink Pamphlet] 47:00
  13. Sarah Davachi – A Garden, An Orchard [Dominions / Late Music] 51:10
  14. OHYUNG – now i close my eyes the world i see is so beautiful [Protector / Chinabot] 57:40

Le Guess Who?’s Who 2018: Circuit des Yeux

There’s less than a week to go before Le Guess Who? takes over Utrecht. With over 150 artists set to perform, how do we make sense of such a monumental line-up? We made a list of the artists we’re most excited to see and asked them for their recommendations.

CIRCUIT DES YEUX

Official Website

Circuit des Yeux presents ‘Reaching For Indigo: Gaia Infinitus’
Performing Sunday 11th November at TivoliVredenburg

Photo: Michael Vallera

We love Circuit des Yeux to bits. Haley Fohr, the immeasurably talented and adventurous vocalist, composer, and producer behind the project, counts five stellar albums under her belt, including two that found their way to our album picks of the year, 2015’s In Plain Speech and 2017’s Reaching For Indigo. A year on from its release, we can’t stop playing it and we are incredibly excited with the special one-off performance lined up for Guess Who?. Circuit des Yeux will present an augmented version of the album, Reaching For Indigo: Gaia Infinitus, rearranged for an eight-piece ensemble featuring members of the Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra. We’ve asked her what other bands she is looking forward to. Read on to find out!

 

“Here’s the scoop – I am SO excited for Le Guess Who this year. Mainly because of my own selfish reasons of performing newly arranged music with the Netherlands Philharmonic on Sunday, November 11th ! But when I am not rehearsing and preparing for my performance, I will definitely be digging into the amazing musical buffet that the festival has so graciously provided. So here it is,the big one, two, three on what I will be seeing at LGW? Festival 2018!”

 

Art Ensemble of Chicago

Official Website

Performing Thursday 8th November at TivoliVredenburg, curated by Moor Mother

“How ironic is it that a Chicago musician will be seeing this band for the first time in Utrecht? I have many of their albums, and have heard many iterations of this ensemble. They are a huge inspiration in terms of what they present sonically, and the benevolent nature of their music. I am particularly excited for the younger participants (Tomeka Reid especially), and to witness how the modernity of our time folds into legacy of The Art Ensemble of Chicago.”

Meridian Brothers

Official Website

Performing Friday 9th November at EKKO

“I hadn’t heard of Meridian Brothers until Tyler, a drummer I have been performing with during “Reaching For Indigo”, played some for us while driving through some small unknown European town this last February. I love the sounds they create – there is something vaguely beyond time about the sounds they produce. They are also a mysterious project…I am looking forward to seeing who they are, and what instruments they play live. I recently went to Colombia, where Tyler considered “going on the search” for the Meridian Brothers, but I can now thank my lucky stars that LGW has done the hard work for us. “

Ka Baird + Pekka Airaksinen

Ka Baird’s Official Website
Pekka Airaksinen’s Official Website

Performing Sunday 11th November at TivoliVredenburg

“This first time collaboration is going to be pure gold, I can just feel it. I am excited to be in the audience, and hear what unfolds – these are two mindful manipulators of sound that have a very wild and “on-the-loose” approach to composition. I am a huge fan of Ka Baird’s “Sapropelic Pycnic”, which came out last year on Drag City. The result of these two performing together are completely unpredictable, and that is why I will make sure to be present when their minds meet. “

 

Le Guess Who? will take place 8-11 November. For the full line-up, tickets and more info visit leguesswho.com. And take a look at other artists we’re excited about picking their own Le Guess Who?’s Who.