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Fractured Air 17: Mixtape For A Murky Summer (A Mixtape by Moon Zero)

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‘Mixtape For A Murky Summer’ is a mix compiled by London-based composer Tim Garratt. To date Garratt — via his Moon Zero guise — has released two stunning records via the ever-formidable Berlin-based Denovali record label: ‘TOMBS’ (comprising processed organ and laptop sounds) and ‘LOSS’ (comprising a wider range of instrumentation: drawbar organ, bass synth, vocals, fx processors and guitar pedals). Essential to Moon Zero’s musical output to date has been Garratt’s practice of both composing and recording in churches; a pervading sense of both monumental space and charged atmosphere is always present at the surface of Moon Zero’s truly captivating sonic creations. As Garratt has stated: “There is a sad solitude of being alone in a large room, and as an atheist I find no comfort in the doctrine that surrounds me.”

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Fractured Air 17: Mixtape For A Murky Summer (A Mixtape by Moon Zero)

To listen on Mixcloud:
http://www.mixcloud.com/Fractured_Air/fractured-air-17-mixtape-for-a-murky-summer-a-mixtape-by-moon-zero/

“I wanted to create a soundscape that had a propulsion to it, a sense of rhythm but without drums. I like sounds which are dynamic in terms of both volume and frequency range, they need to have a life to them and breathe.”

—Tim Garratt, Moon Zero

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Tracklisting:

01. Sohrab ‘Hejrat’ [Touch]
02. Katie Gately ‘Stems’ [Public Information]
03. Georges Auric ‘O Willow Waly’ [Finders Keepers]
04. Cluster ‘Plas’ [Brain/Lilith]
05. David Bowie ‘Subterraneans’ [RCA]
06. My Bloody Valentine ‘Is This And Yes’ [MBV]
07. Zvuku ‘Hume’ [Heat Death]
08. Pierre Raph ‘Song For Francoise’ [Disposable Music]
09. Tim Hecker ‘Black Refraction’ [Kranky]
10. Jane Weaver ‘Cascade In Light’ [Disposable Music]
11. Nina Simone ‘Ne Me Quitte Pas’ [Musidisc]

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Notes on selection by Moon Zero:

01. Sohrab ‘Hejrat’ [Touch]
A stunning atmosphere in this track. The text on the cover says it all really; “Recorded with rage in the winter of 2011…Recorded lo-fi in the Eissenhutenstadt refugee camp, Germany”.

02. Katie Gately ‘Stems’ [Public Information]
From one of my favourite releases of last year. For me, Katie gets the balance of post production and musicality right on.

03. Georges Auric ‘O Willow Waly’ [Finders Keepers]
From the soundtrack for ‘The Innocents’ (1961). Mesmerising harmonies here from Isla Cameron & The Raymonde Singers.

04. Cluster ‘Plas’ [Brain/Lilith]
One of my all time favourites! A masterpiece of pulsing, dynamic ambient music.

05. David Bowie ‘Subterraneans’ [RCA]
The second half of Low is such a downer. This is the light at the end with the slightly OTT saxophone and vocals which always makes me smile.

06. My Bloody Valentine ‘Is This And Yes’ [MBV]
I love the sound of the recent MBV record. A long time in the waiting, but worth it I think. This is the subdued end of side A.

07. Zvuku ‘Hume’ [Heat Death]
Beautiful string drone from Ireland. Karl and I have done remixes for each other and I hope to collaborate some more in the future.

08. Pierre Raph ‘Song For Francoise’ [Disposable Music]
From the 1973 film ‘La Rose De Fer’. I love how the sound warps slightly at points. And so begins the piano led part of the mix…

09. Tim Hecker ‘Black Refraction’ [Kranky]
I thought this was the most striking off the new Tim Hecker record, minimal and very beautiful, it has those rough chops that I admire so.

10. Jane Weaver ‘Cascade In Light’ [Disposable Music]
This was a happy discovery on the other side of the Pierre Raph record. Originally scored for a short film called Intiaani Kesa, the whole record is spooky and delicate.

11. Nina Simone ‘Ne Me Quitte Pas’ [Musidisc]
A beautiful rendition of the Jacques Brel song recorded live in Paris. Breathtaking.

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‘Tombs’ and ‘Loss’ are available now on Denovali.

http://denovali.com
https://www.facebook.com/moonzero0

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June 9, 2014 at 4:00 pm

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