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Mixtape: Fractured Air – April 2019

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April saw a host of essential new releases surface into the stratosphere. Fixity’s latest full-length ‘No Man Can Tell’ – and second for the ever-dependable Cork-based Penske Recordings imprint – is another stellar sonic journey showcasing deep musical telepathy at each and every turn from a cast of Irish and international musicians.

The eagerly awaited return of Leafcutter John’s new Border Community record ‘Yes! Come Parade With Us’, whose sumptuous sound worlds contains the UK composer’s trusted modular synth and a plethora of field recordings. In addition, guest drummers Tom Skinny (Sons Of Kemet) and John’s Polar Bear bandmate Seb Rochford.

Canadian cellist and composer Justin Wright’s debut album ‘Music for Staying Warm’ is an artistic creation of staggering beauty and wonder. Liquid Liquid luminary Dennis Young’s solo record ‘Primitive Substance’ is a vital document from the solo artist’s post-Liquid Liquid career.

 

 

Fractured Air – April 2019

01. Students of the Salonica Quaker Girl’s School“Dance of Jerissos (lerissos)” (Sublime Frequencies)
02. Ariwo“Ireme” (Manana Records)
03. The Comet Is Coming“Birth Of Creation” (Impulse!)
04. Kate Tempest“Tunnel Vision” (Lex Records)
05. Naive Ted“Blood & Guts” (Unscene Music)
06. Hype Williams“Hype Williams Meets Shangaan Electro” (Honest Jon’s)
07. Dean Blunt“And Ill Show U Heaven If U Let Me” (Hippos In Tanks)
08. The Rationals “Glowin’” (Night Time Stories Ltd)
09. Fixity“Woo” (Penske Recordings)
10. Crevice“In Heart” (Fort Evil Fruit)
11. Carla dal Forno“Fever Walk” (Kallista Records)
12. Josef K “It’s Kinda Funny” (LTM Recordings)
13. Leafcutter John“This Way Out” (Border Community)
14. MorMor“Outside” (Self-released)
15. This Mortal Coil“The Lacemaker” (4AD)
16. Tim Hecker“Step Away From Konoyo” (Kranky)
17. Heather Woods Broderick – “I Try” (Western Vinyl)
18. Justin Wright“Harmonic Loops – Playground Swings” (First Terrace Records)
19. Gigi Masin“The Word Love” (Music From Memory)
20. Anna Peaker“Helicidae” (Alter)
21. Maria Somerville“Dreaming” (Self-released)
22. Raymond Scott“Portofino 1” (Basta)
23. Ingus Bauskenieks“Lidojums Uz Sauli” (Stroom)
24. Prins Thomas“Feel The Love” (Smalltown Supersound)
25. Daedelus “It’s Madness” (Nosaj Thing Remix) (Magical Properties)
26. Four Tet“Teenage Birdsong” (Text Records)
27. Dennis Young“Forgiveness” (Athens Of The North)
28. Ishmael Ensemble“First Light” (Severn Songs)

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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June 17, 2015 at 10:58 am