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Guest Mix: Spirit Fest (Morr Music)

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Spirit Fest are the esteemed supergroup built around some of independent music’s most innovative contemporary music-makers: Japanese duo Tenniscoats, and featuring members of Germany’s Notwist, Jam Money and Joasihno. May 2020 saw the release of Spirit Fest’s gorgeous “Mirage Mirage”, the group’s second full-length and follow up to their self-titled debut LP, once again issued by German independent Morr Music. Like it’s 2017 predecessor, “Mirage Mirage” effortlessly fuses an innate mastery for melody and intricately woven vocals, together with impeccable musicianship, always striving for time-honoured, organically evolved compositions, those infused with myriad, subtle nuances rather than anything overtly stylistic or straight forward. Forever tangible is a deep-rooted appreciation for a multitude of musical influences and, above all else, a shared love for the simple joy that shared collaboration brings. The resulting avant-pop masterpiece that is “Mirage Mirage” never yields a note that is anything short of  awe-inspiring and heart-stopping. The gifted quintet comprise the members: The Notwist’s Markus Acher, Saya & Takashi Ueno (Tenniscoats), Mat Fowler (Jam Money, Bons), Cico Beck (Joasinho, Aloa Input & The Notwist).

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“In this mix we collected inspirations, all-time-favourites and songs, we listened to, when we sat in the kitchen last summer at the time, we recorded ‘Mirage Mirage’.
A musical box of memories.”

Spirit Fest – Fractured Air Guest Mix.

01. Freddie Philipps“Musical Box”
02. Mayo Thompson“Dear Betty Baby” (Texas Revolution, Drag City)
03. The Chills“Kaleidoscope World” (Flying Nun)
04. Kevin Ayers – “Town Feeling” (Harvest)
05. Josiah Steinbrick“Fo Baro”
06. Bugskull“Squeeky Bagpipe” (Digitalis Recordings)
07. Nuno Canavarro“Untitled” (Ama Romanta)
08. A. Dobrohotov“Kamarinskaja” (Yazoo)
09. Alastair Galbraith“One Method” (Emperor Jones, MIE Music)
10. Richard Youngs“I Am The Weather” (Jagjaguwar)
11. Tower Recordings“Winter Of Frozen Mornings” (Shrat Field Recordings)
12. Robert Wyatt“Foreign Accents” (Hannibal Records)
13. Empress“Ballerina Beats” (Geographic)
14. Vashti Bunyan“Here Before” (FatCat)
15. Secret Museum of Mankind“Wishes Of Welcome” (Yazoo)
16. Ahmed Malek“La Silence Des Cendres” (Habibi Funk Records)
17. Manos Hadjidakis“Nocturne A Deux Voix” (Πολύτροπον, Lyra)
18. Grim“Noble Folk” (G.A.Propaganda, Eskimo Records)


“Mirage Mirage” by Spirit Fest is out now via Morr Music.

https://spiritfest.bandcamp.com/
https://www.facebook.com/spiritfestmusic/

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August 5, 2020 at 11:53 am