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Fractured Air 37: No Rush (A Mixtape by Polar Bear)

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Polar Bear (UK/The Leaf Label) have established themselves as one of the most intriguing and vital contemporary collectives over the last decade or so. Since their debut full length ‘Dim Lit’ (Babel, 2003) the five-piece have ceaselessly explored new terrain while genres such as jazz, world, electronic, dub, hip hop, ambient and pop/rock have all found their way onto the band’s utterly beguiling and truly original sound palette. Led by drummer Sebastian Rochford (Brian Eno, Beck, Rokia Traoré, Yoko Ono) Polar Bear’s full lineup include the formidable talents of bassist Tom Herbert (The Invisible), electronic wizard Leafcutter John, saxophonists Mark Lockheart (Django Bates) and Pete Wareham (Melt Yourself Down, Acoustic Ladyland). 2015 marks the release of the band’s sixth studio album ‘Same As You’ (Leaf Label) and follow-up to 2014’s Mercury Prize nominated ‘In Each And Every One’.

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Fractured Air 37: No Rush (A Mixtape by Polar Bear)

To listen on Mixcloud:

https://www.mixcloud.com/Fractured_Air/fractured-air-37-no-rush-a-mixtape-by-polar-bear/

 

Tracklisting:

01. Tyshawn Sorey ‘Awakening’ [482 Music]
02. Blue Eyed Hawk ‘Oyster Trails’ [Edition]
03. Shabazz Palaces ‘#Cake’ [Sub Pop]
04. Actress ‘Voodoo Posse Chronic Illusion’ [Werk Discs, Ninja Tune]
05. Liberty Ellman ‘Pretty Words, Like Blades’ [Pi Recordings]
06. Leafcutter John ‘Music Under The Water’ [Desire Path Recordings]
07. BEAK> ‘Liar’ [Invada]
08. J Dilla ‘Let’s Take It Back’ (instrumental) [Stones Throw]
09. Micachu And The Shapes ‘Fall’ [Rough Trade]
10. Sebastian Rochford & Alice Grant ‘Rini Gave Word’ [The Leaf Label]
11. The Chordettes ‘Born To Be With You’ [Rhino]
12. Wilbert De Joode ‘Peg’ [Wig]
13. Hello Skinny ‘Revolutions Part 1’ [Slowfoot]
14. Eska ‘Red’ [Earthling Recordings]
15. Blue Eyed Hawk ‘Intro (For Fathers)’ [Edition]
16. Jim Black Trio ‘Actuality’ [Winter & Winter]
17. Rosie Lowe ‘Me & Your Ghost’ [37 Adventures]

Compiled by Tom Herbert. 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.

 


 

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‘Same As You’ is available now on The Leaf Label.

http://www.polarbearmusic.com/
http://www.theleaflabel.com/

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Written by admin

June 17, 2015 at 10:58 am

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  1. only 17 minutes in and i feel compelled to say thank you for this mix as i’m thoroughly enjoying it. so yeah, thanks a lot

    Nabil Jacob

    June 17, 2015 at 11:50 am


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