Mixtape #86

Russian trio Gnoomes have been making waves with two excellent albums drawing from genres like psych rock, prog and krautrock. The band crafts hypnotic, cinematic and blistering music and their second album Tschak!, released earlier this year, features a more expansive sound palette, including a bunch of old Soviet synths. So we are delighted to present this month's mixtape, compiled by Gnoomes. Like a mesmerising trip, their mix makes for an incredibly immersive listen encapsulating their own influences and styles.

  1. Lower Dens – Brains [Domino]
  2. Harmonia – Veterano [Brain]
  3. Arthur Russell – You And Me Both [Rough Trade / Audika]
  4. Julianna Barwick – Dream Baby Dream (Suicide Cover)
  5. Cloudland Canyon – Heme [Kranky]
  6. KWC 92 – Night Drive [L.I.E.S.]
  7. Aquarium – Ploskost
  8. King Tubby – Jah Is Coming In Dub
  9. Seefeel – Plainsong (Sine Bubble Embossed Dub) [Too Pure]
  10. Kino – My Khotim Tanzevat
  11. Sonic Youth – Schizophrenia [SST Records / Blast First]
  12. Atlas Sound – Quick Canal (w/Laetitia Sadier) [4AD]

Laetitia Sadier shares first cut off forthcoming somophore album

Laetitia Sadier, of Stereolab fame, is set to release the follow up to her 2010 solo debut record The Trip. The new effort, Silencio, is slated for a late July release.

The press release describes Silencio as “an album exploring the individual connection to a deeper self, placed in a broader environment, in a similarly fresh kind of way”.
It adds that the “noise preventing your connectivity comes from society – the noise of commercialism and the marketplace overwhelming your ability to cut deeply inward, prohibiting your inner-connections. Silencio may help you understand how to resist the rules of these systems”.

Sadier’s somophore album drops on July 24th via Drag City. Ahead of it, she is offering the first taste, ‘Find Me The Pulse Of The Universe’, free to grab on the label’s website. Enjoy it below.