Mixtape #138

Staggeringly talented British composer and pianist Tom Rogerson has been a longtime favourite of ours. A prolific classically trained musician and gifted improviser as well as a key player in the London experimental/improv scene, he has worked in multiple musical formations for many years, including Three Trapped Tigers. In 2017 Rogerson released Finding Shore, a collaboration with Brian Eno which made it to our Album Picks of that year and followed it up earlier this year with his first solo album, Retreat to Bliss. A peaceful, masterful and mesmerizing album, written and recorded in his native Suffolk, it reflects a series of life changes. Needless to say, we’re over the moon to have him curating this month’s utterly sublime mixtape which opens a window onto the influences at play in his new record.


  1. Caterina Barbieri – Information Needed To Create An Entire Body [Important Records]
  2. Mother Mallard’s Portable Masterpiece Co. – Ceres Motion [Cuneiform Records]
  3. Irena & Vojtěch Havlovi – Růženka [Melody As Truth]
  4. Mark Pritchard – The Arched Window [Warp]
  5. Kathryn Joseph – The Why What, Baby? [Hits The Fan Records]
  6. Jefre Cantu-Ledesma – Joy [Mexican Summer]
  7. Toumani Diabaté – Cantelowes [Nonesuch / World Circuit]
  8. William Basinski – The Deluge [2062]
  9. Claude Debussy – La Cathédrale Engloutie (performed by Aldo Ciccolini) [Universal]
  10. Autechre – Yulquen [Warp]
  11. Keith Tippett – I love you, Julie [FMP]
  12. Richard Youngs – The World is Silence in Your Head [Jagjaguwar]

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]