Mixtape #133

We fell under the spell of Tara Clerkin Trio and their experimental and hypnotic compositions drawing from a wealth of genres, from jazz, folk and dub to trip hop and downtempo electronica. The band's recently released In Spring EP is one of the most thrilling surprises of this year, so we’re over the moon to have Tara Clerkin and brothers Sunny-Joe Paradiso and Patrick Benjamin orchestrate this month’s wondrous mixtape with a very special selection of tracks. Aptly titled In In Spring, here's how the band went about making their selection:

"Each of us picked a song for each track from our new e.p In Spring that directly influenced us or we borrowed from in some way."

  1. Sun Ra – Trying To Put The Blame On Me (Live in Rome, 1977) [Strut]
  2. Chick Corea – Noon Song [ECM Records]
  3. Jabir – Bismillah [EGK / Linea Alternativa]
  4. Cibo Matto – Sugar Water [Warner Bros. Records]
  5. Gorillaz – Tomorrow Comes Today [Parlophone]
  6. The Durutti Column – Fidelity [Les Disques Du Crépuscule]
  7. Vincent Gallo – I Wrote This Song For The Girl Paris Hilton [Warp]
  8. Dirty Beaches – Floating Underwater Watching Waves
  9. Kenny Graham and His Satellites – Sunday [MGM Records / Trunk Records]
  10. Laurel Halo – Raw Silk Uncut Wood [Latency]
  11. Orbital – Belfast [FFRR]
  12. Holger Czukay – Fragrance [Grönland Records]

Mixtape #92

This month's mixtape comes from the phenomenal Christina Vantzou. A visual artist as well as self-taught composer and orchestral arranger, her impressive body of work spans a wide spectrum of artistic expression. In her three widely acclaimed albums, the immersive and introspective Nº1, Nº2 and Nº3, Vantzou's painstakingly beautiful compositions incorporate a multitude of electronic elements and genres, from ambient and contemporary classical to modern chamber and drone music. So we're honoured to present this treat of a mixtape she put together for us.

  1. Jessica Moss – Entire Populations, Pt. I excerpt [Constellation]
  2. Miyami – Innocent excerpt
  3. Tchaikovsky – 1812 Overture (Full with Cannons) excerpt
  4. Frank Ocean U-N-I-T-Y [Def Jam Recordings]
  5. Sibylle Baier – Remember The Day [Orange Twin / Isota Records]
  6. Demen – Niorum [Kranky]
  7. Pink Floyd – Time excerpt [Harvest Records]
  8. Durutti Column – Smile In The Crowd [Factory]
  9. Lieven Martens Moana – Music For A Clearing excerpt [EM Records]
  10. Mark Renner – Jars of Clay [RVNG Intl.]
  11. Klaus Wiese – Geisha excerpt [Edition Akasha]
  12. Mark Pritchard – ?
  13. Dariush Dolat-Shahi – Electronic Music, Tar and Sehtar excerpt [Folkways Records]
  14. Frank Ocean – Mine [Def Jam Recordings]
  15. Fever Ray – If I Had A Heart [Rabid / Mute]
  16. Mary Ocher – Blue Crystal Fire [Klangbad]
  17. Michele Mercure – Eyechant [Freedom To Spend]