Mixtape #119


One of the most extraordinary contemporary musicians out there, the staggeringly talented Austrian percussionist and composer Manu Delago got us under his spell a while back. So much so that his two previous beguiling studio albums, Circadian and Parasol Peak, both made it to our Album Picks of the Year. Highly in demand, he has garnered wide acclaim in recent years performing and recording with an impressive list of artists, including Anoushka Shankar, Björk, Poppy Ackroyd, the London Symphony Orchestra, and many others. A pioneer of the handpan, Delago‘s technical ability and creativity knows no bounds. So we’re over the moon to have him curating this month’s mixtape with an utterly sublime selection of tracks.

  1. Daniel Thorne – From Inside, Looking Out [Erased Tapes]
  2. Colin Stetson & Sarah Neufeld – Never Were the Way She Was [Constellation]
  3. Douglas Dare – Wherever You Are [Erased Tapes]
  4. Khushi – From Me [Warner Records]
  5. KÁRYYN – Ever [Mute]
  6. 5K HD – 10/15 [fiveK Records]
  7. S. Carey – Rose Petals [Jagjaguwar]
  8. Sufjan Stevens – Fourth of July [Asthmatic Kitty]
  9. Soap&Skin – Italy [PIAS]
  10. Pablo Nouvelle feat. Norma Jean Martine – We Ain’t Dead Yet [Bakara Music / Armada]
  11. The Cinematic Orchestra – Time & Space [Ninja Tune / Domino]
  12. Nirvana – Where Did You Sleep Last Night [Blue Moon Records]

Mixtape #109

We’re sliding into December with the perfect accompaniment for this season, with a warm and gentle mixtape put together by Brussels-based British musician Will Samson. With a penchant for old tape machines and analogue gear, and a falsetto voice of gold, Samson crafts profoundly beautiful and delicate compositions, exploring and navigating the seas of ambient, folk, experimental and electronic music. With a magical and heartfelt new album, Paralanguage, arriving in just a few days, we’re over the moon he compiled this wonderful mix of songs from artists that have inspired him. So dive in and enjoy!

  1. Brumes – I Unfold
  2. Benoit Pioulard – Incalesce [Thesis (2)]
  3. Paleo – 30th November
  4. Florist – What I Wanted To Hold [Double Double Whammy]
  5. Michael Feuerstack – Love Is All Around [Forward Music Group]
  6. S. Carey – More I See [Jagjaguwar]
  7. The Album Leaf – The Outer Banks [City Slang]
  8. Devendra Banhart – Middle Names [Nonesuch]
  9. Gareth Dickson – Two Halves [Discolexique]
  10. Julie Byrne – Natural Blue [Basin Rock | Ba Da Bing!]
  11. Do Make Say Think – Hooray! Hooray! Hooray! [Constellation]
  12. Brumes – Nature Face