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Fractured Air 15: Fiends (A Mixtape by Koen Holtkamp)

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‘Fiends’ is a mix compiled by composer and multi-instrumentalist Koen Holtkamp. As well as comprising one half of the internationally acclaimed New York-based ambient duo Mountains (Thrill Jockey), Holtkamp has also an extensive number of both solo and collaborative works —including remix work — to date (Chris Forsyth, Ben Vida, Christina Vantzou) and has appeared on numerous independent labels such as Thrill Jockey, Type, Blackest Rainbow and Barge Recordings. Koen Holtkamp’s current solo album, ‘Motion’, is available now on Thrill Jockey Records. 


Fractured Air 15: Fiends (A Mixtape by Koen Holtkamp)

To listen on Mixcloud:

“With things being so much more accessible these days it’s so easy to jump around from one thing to the next without thinking about or really listening to what you’re hearing and that can feel a little underwhelming so I’ve been trying to set aside some time to appreciate and somewhat re-evaluate a lot of work that was important to me in the past.”

—Koen Holtkamp



01. Golden Retriever ‘Flight Song’ – ‘Seer’ [Thrill Jockey]
02. Ben Vida ‘Tztztztzt Î Í Í… Pt. 12’ – ‘Slipping Control’ [Shelter Press]
03. Chris Forsyth ‘Absurdly Beautiful Kinetics’ – ‘Live Journal At The Mice Machine VIP Dance Floor’ [Incunabulum]
04. Mind Over Mirrors ‘Bark & Barge’ – ‘When The Rest Are Up At Four’ [Immune]
05. Mike Wexler ‘Lens’ – ‘Dispossesion’ [Mexican Summer]
06. Date Palms ‘Honey Devash’ (Excerpt) – ‘Honey Devash’ [Mexican Summer]
07. Steve Gunn & John Truscinski – ‘Takism II’ – ‘Sand City’ [Three Lobed]
08. Le Révélateur ‘View Model’ – ‘Horizon Fears’ [NNA]
09. 75 Dollar Bill ‘Water In The Lock’ – ‘Cass’ [Self]
10. Byron Westbrook ‘Broken Ellipses’ – from V/A – ‘Your Victorian Breasts’ [Three Four]
11. Queens ‘Frost Flowers’ – ‘End Times’ [Dial]
12. Duane Pitre ‘Feel Free Section 5’ – ‘Feel Free’ [Important]


‘Motion’ is available now on Thrill Jockey.

Our interview with Koen Holtkamp HERE.


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May 21, 2014 at 11:35 am

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