Mixtape #90

Last October guitarist and composer Samuel Hällkvist released Variety of Rhythm, a record that instantly got us under its spell. For the Copenhagen based Swedish musical wizard, the word prolific seems a bit of an understatement; Hällkvist has already contributed to more than 20 albums. With immense technical skills and an audacious and experimental approach to composition and improvisation, his work spans genres from jazz and country to metal and electronic. So we're ecstatic to have him at the helm of this month's mixtape, a collection of tracks filled with discoveries, surprises and beauty. We warmly recommend you jump aboard right away!

  1. Lars Hollmer – Stråk [Krax]
  2. Markus Reuter feat. Sonar & Tobias Reber – Condition I [Ronin Rhythm Records]
  3. Steve Reich – Sextet: 3rd Movement [nonesuch]
  4. Shitney – Magnetosphere Shower [ILK Music]
  5. mu-neujohn – Dynamismo [Impulse]
  6. György Ligeti – Musica Ricercata 7: Cantabile, Molto Legato [Verso]
  7. Nick Bärtsch’s Mobile – Modul 29 [Tonus-Music-Records]
  8. Ukandanz – Lantchi Biyé [Dur Et Doux / Bigoût Records]
  9. Terry Riley & Nice Opera String Quartet – Derveshum Carnivalis [Sri Moonshine Music]
  10. Art of Noise – The Army Now [Island Records / ZTT]
  11. The Omelettes – Elephant

 

Mixtape #51 by Piano Interrupted

June is upon us, and with a new month comes a very special batch of tunes picked by one of our favourite bands, Piano Interrupted. The London based duo-turned-quartet enticed us with their lush cinematic soundscapes blending beguilingly classical arrangements and electronics. They spontaneously brought an interesting twist to our mixtape by presenting the tracks in a chronological order, from the oldest to the most recent. So strap yourself in for a journey through time and music.


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Alarm Will Sound bring us the Radiohead – Steve Reich musical cocktail

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There are good reasons to be jealous of those who will be in the Big Apple on November 16th! We know that Bang on a Can and Alarm Will Sound love their city very much and most of their new stuff is premiered there. This time Jonny Greenwood impressed Reich with his guitar skills when performing ‘Electric Counterpoint’ in the Sacrum Profanum Festival in Krakow in Autumn 2011. Reich, after much reflection and research, composed ‘Radio Rewrite’ – a piece inspired by Radiohead‘s ‘Everything in its right place’ and ‘Jigsaw Falling into Place’. The piece will be performed by Alarm Will Sound in New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art and it will also be streamed via Q2 Music at 7pm Eastern Time. Below is a taste of what’s coming.