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]

Mixtape #47

We love Esmerine. Their heartfelt, adventurous, and majestic compositions are filled with beauty. Their latest release, Dalmak, made it in our Album Picks 2013, so needless to say we're more than a little excited to present the mixtape they've put together for us this month. Pack your boots and get ready for a round-the-world musical trip. And for the first time on Cast the Dice, the mixtape includes special cameo appearances from a blue jay and a raven!

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