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

Mixtape #79

Australian trio PVT, formerly known as Pivot, had us right from the release of their debut album nearly a decade ago. Going even stronger today, brothers Richard and Laurence Pike and Dave Miller have a much anticipated fifth album, New Spirit, out next month. So we're ecstatic to start off 2017 with a mixtape put together by Richard Pike:

"I'm not sure how these have directly influenced New Spirit, but it's a selection of tracks that I found myself coming back to during songwriting. So I guess that means something. I avoided vocals in this mix because at the time I was only focused on finding the right sound palette, and letting my own lyrical ideas evolve over that palette. I otherwise have nothing against vocalists. This mix is very electronic. With a focus on futurism."


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Oneohtrix Point Never unveils short film for ‘Sticky Drama’

Oneohtrix Point Never - Sticky Drama

Garden Of Delete, the new album from Oneohtrix Point Never, arrives in just over a week. Daniel Lopatin, the man behind the project, had already shared two cuts from the album, ‘I Bite Through It’ and ‘Mutant Standard’, and today he’s offering its lead single, ‘Sticky Drama’. It comes with an accompanying short film made by Jon Rafman and Lopatin himself, presented in two parts, ‘Sticky Drama’ (Prologue) and ‘Sticky Drama’ (Music Video). The effort, which features over 35 children in its cast, was originally commissioned by the Zabludowicz Collection in conjunction with Warp Records. “Inspired by the costumes, staging and extended improvised narratives of Live Action Role Play (LARP)”, says the press release, “the video reflects the vivid, often violent world of children’s imaginations and games, as well as extending both artists’ ongoing investigation into appropriation, the nature of memory and the horror of data loss.”.

In support of the album, Oneohtrix Point Never is about to embark on a world tour, taking a special live performance conceived with long-time collaborator Nate Boyce, to select cities. He’s performing in London at Village Underground this Sunday November 8th.

Now watch the video for ‘Sticky Drama’.

Garden of Delete is out on November 13th via Warp.