Mixtape #102

A restless drummer extraordinaire, improviser and composer, Booker Stardrum musical involvements include performing and recording with an array of bands and projects. We have been hooked on his staggering sounds ever since we came across Booker’s 2015 debut album, Dance And, which was one of our picks of the year, as was last year’s follow-up, Temporary etc. So we can’t wait to hear what he comes up with next, and are over the moon he put together this month’s enthralling mixtape.

  1. Sacred Flute Music from New Guinea (Ragnar Johnson assisted by Jessica Mayer) – Mo-Mo [Ideologic Organ]
  2. Carl Stone – Jitlada [In Tone Music]
  3. Laurel Halo – Mercury [Latency]
  4. Jon Hassell – Solaire [ECM Records]
  5. Ahnnu – Ne-Ne [NNA Tapes]
  6. Weather Report – Milkyway [Selles]
  7. Motohiko Hamase – Lung [Shi Zen]
  8. Paul DeMarinis – Kokole [Music & Arts]
  9. Jlin – Kyanite [Planet Mu]
  10. $3.33 – + [Leaving Records]
  11. Susumo Yokota – Red Swan [Leaf]
  12. Midori Takada – Trompe-l’oeil [RCA Red Seal]

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