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Fractured Air 08: Sleeping Giant (A Mixtape by Will Samson)

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“The recording process of this album was a joyous one, and it is my sincere hope that you may find some happiness within these songs too.”  (Will Samson)

Since 2011’s debut album “Hello Friends, Goodbye Friends” and last year’s sublime follow-up on German independent label Karaoke Kalk, “Balance”, Will Samson has been quietly blurring the boundaries between both folk and ambient spheres of sound, and making his own indelible mark on the independent music scene in the process. Interestingly, the inception of Samson’s “Balance” LP can be traced to another supremely talented musician: Musette’s Joel Danell (Häpna), who left Will his own collection of old cassettes, a Tascam 8-track and a cassette deck for mastering during the summer of 2011 (the same equipment Danell used for Musette’s mesmerizing “Drape Me In Velvet” album). “Balance” was recorded with Florian Frenzel in his home-studio and subsequently mastered by their mutual friend Nils Frahm (Erased Tapes) at his Durton Studio in Berlin.



01. Jon Brion – Phonecall
02. Do Make Say Think – Chinatown
03. Bibio – Cherry Blossom Road
04. Benoît Pioulard – Mercy
05. Riceboy Sleeps – Sleeping Giant
06. Nils Frahm – Snippet
07. Greg Haines – Habenero
08. Kyle Bobby Dunn – Statuit
09. Four Tet – Hands
10. Michael Feuerstack – Tambourine


To listen on Mixcloud:


The copyright in these recordings is the property of the individual artists and/or their respective record labels. If you like the music, please support the artist by buying their records.


“Balance” is available now on Karaoke Kalk.


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December 12, 2013 at 2:39 pm

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