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Fractured Air 19: Fractured Fragments and Interludes (A Date Palms Mix)

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Date Palms are the core duo of Gregg Kowalsky (keyboards, electronics) and Marielle Jakobsons (violin, flute, electronics) who have released three full length albums to date: ‘Of Psalms’ (Root Strata, 2010); ‘Honey Devash’ (Mexican Summer, 2011); ‘The Dusted Sessions’ (Thrill Jockey, 2013). Date Palms’ latest LP ‘The Dusted Sessions’ has been described by Kowalsky as a road trip album; drawing inspiration from Death Valley and the Yuba River; dry desert heat and the imagery of the Dust Bowl and the American West.

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Fractured Air 19: Fractured Fragments and Interludes (A Date Palms Mix)

To listen on Mixcloud:
http://www.mixcloud.com/Fractured_Air/fractured-air-19-fractured-fragments-and-interludes-a-date-palms-mix/

“This mix’s focus is on fragments and interludes, which sometimes listener’s may feel are filler. But, I’m a fan of the interlude. In fact, the interlude can be the glue holding an album together. Pretty sure we have one or two between the 3 Date Palms LPs. The main criteria for the mix was each track had to be under 2:30 seconds’ish.

I included the earliest Date Palms demo from around 2008 or 2009 of Marielle and I recorded directly to cassette w. violin, mixer feedback and tape loops. The other material is from Date Palms influences or has special meaning to me and the project. The mix closes with “Leaving del Norte” from Bruce Langhorn’s OST from ‘The Hired Hand’. I am also leaving from the North of California to settle in Southern California, more specifically L.A. in August.”

—Gregg Kowalsky, Summer, 2014

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Tracklisting:

01. Bobby Callender ‘Drone/Going Back’ [Iris Music Group]
02. Grateful Dead ‘Space’ [Live at Pauley Pavilion, UCLA on 1978-12-30]
03. Henry Flynt ‘Full Telsat’ [Recorded]
04. Bruce Palmer ‘Interlude’ [Verve Forecast]
05. Don Cherry ‘Sidhartha’ [Caprice]
06. People ‘Prayer Part 1’ [P-Vine]
07. Woo ‘With Bass’ [The Sunshine Series / Emotional Rescue]
08. Date Palms ‘Early Demo’ [Demo]
09. Bobby Callender ‘Interlude 2’ [Iris Music Group]
10. Master Wilburn Burchette ‘Cosmic Celebration’ [Burchette Brothers]
11. Codona ‘Godumaduma’ [ECM]
12. Lewis ‘My Whole Life’ [R.A.W. / Light In The Attic]
13. Stan Hubbs ‘Young Saint Augustine’ [Golden Rose / Companion, Gloriette]
14. Lou Reed ‘The Kids II’ [Berlin Acetate Bootleg]
15. David Crosby ‘Déjà Vu’ (Demo) [Atlantic / Rhino]
16. Ilk ‘Of Souls (A Pantomime)’ [VHF]
17. Luciano Cilio ‘Terzo Quadro- Trascrizione E Pf G.D.S.’ [Die Schachtel]
18. William Eaton ‘Untitled’ [EM]
19. Buddy Emmons ‘Wild Mountain Thyme’ [Sonet / Flying Fish]
20. Sandy Bull ‘Last Date’ [Vanguard]
21. Bruce Langhorne ‘Leaving del Norte’ [Blast First Petite / Scissor Tail]

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‘The Dusted Sessions’ is available now on Thrill Jockey.

http://www.datepalmsofpsalms.com/
http://www.thrilljockey.com/

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Interview with Gregg Kowalsky HERE.

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July 10, 2014 at 1:58 pm

Mixtape: Speech Is Silver (A Fractured Air Mix)

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To listen on Soundcloud:

https://soundcloud.com/fractured_air/sets/speech-is-silver-a-fractured

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Speech Is Silver (A Fractured Air Mix)

Tracklisting:

01. A Winged Victory For The Sullen – Steep Hills Of Vicodin Tears (Erased Tapes)
02. Hydras Dream – The Joys Of The New Year (Denovali)
03. Vernon Wray – Prison Song (Sebastian Speaks)
04. Mick Turner – Sometimes (Drag City)
05. Adrian Crowley – The Morning Bells (Chemikal Underground)
06. Seti The First – La Basinette Noir (Special Blend)
07. Michael Chapman – You Say (Light In The Attic)
08. Steve Gunn – Water Wheel (Paradise Of Bachelors)
09. Charles Bradley & The Menahan Street Band – I’ll Slip Away (Light In The Attic)
10. Tindersticks – This Fire Of Autumn (Lucky Dog)
11. Ted Lucas – Plain And Sane And Simple Melody (Sebastian Speaks)
12. Damien Jurado – Kalla Hus (Secretly Canadian)
13. Pierre Raph – Song For Francoise (Finders Keepers)
14. Walt Whitman – These I Singing In Spring (BMA Studios)
15. John Coltrane & Duke Ellington – In A Sentimental Mood (Impulse!)
16. Delphine Dora – An Ode To Infinity (https://soundcloud.com/delphinedora)
17. Tara Jane O’Neil – Elemental Finding (Kranky)
18. Jane Weaver – Parade Of The Blood Red Sparrows (Finders Keepers)

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January 22, 2014 at 11:14 am

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Mixtape: Red Herring (A Fractured Air Mix)

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To listen on Soundcloud:

https://soundcloud.com/fractured_air/sets/red-herring

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Red Herring (A Fractured Air Mix)

Tracklisting:

01. Ikonika – Animatronik (Hyperdub)
02. William Onyeabor – Good Name (Luaka Bop)
03. Hailu Mergia – Prins Thomas RMX (Awesome Tapes From Africa)
04. Benoit & Sergio – Bridge So Far (Hot Creations)
05. Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti – Round & Round (Night Plane Disco Edit) (4AD)
06. Connan Mockasin – I’m The Man, That Will Find You (Mexican Summer)
07. Metro Area – Atmosphrique (Environ)
08. Darkside – Paper Trails (Matador/Other People)
09. Dean Blunt – The Narcissist (Ft. Inga Copeland) (World Music)
10. Nina Simone – I Put A Spell On You (Philips)
11. Joe Meek – Magnetic Field (Poppydisc)
12. The Space Lady – Ghost Rider’s In The Sky (Night School)
13. Wooden Shjips – These Shadows (Acoustic Version) (Thrill Jockey)
14. Dino Valente – Something New (Tompkins Square)
15. Harold Budd – Wanderer (All Saints)
16. Nils Frahm – Says (Live) (Erased Tapes)
17. Holden – Renata (Border Community)
18. Emerald Web – Emergence (Finders Keepers)
19. Blues Control & Laraaji – Freeflow (RVNG Intl)
20. Jerusalem In My Heart – Koll Lil-Mali7ati Al-Khimar Al-Aswadi (Constellation)
21. Boards Of Canada – Reach For The Dead (Warp)
22. Benoît Pioulard – Hawkeye (The Remote Viewer Remix) (Lost Tribe Sound)
23. Will Samson – You Are An Ocean (Karaoke Kalk)

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January 16, 2014 at 11:10 am

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Mixtape: Paper Tiger (a Vitaphonic Mix)

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Fractured Air: Paper Tiger (a Vitaphonic Mix)

To listen on Mixcloud:

http://www.mixcloud.com/Fractured_Air/fractured-air-paper-tiger-a-vitaphonic-mix/

A three-hour mix made specifically for Vitaphonic Cork, as part of the 2013 Cork Film Festival.

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Tracklisting:

01. Stars Of The Lid “That Finger on Your Temple is the Barrel of My Raygun” (Kranky)
02. Marsen Jules “Fanes D’autonne” (City Centre Offices)
03. Justin Walter “Western Tears” (Kranky)
04. Julianna Barwick “One Half” (Dead Oceans)
05. Oneohtrix Point Never “Explain” (Mexican Summer/Software)
06. Roll The Dice “Cause And Effect” (Leaf)
07. Mountains “Thousand Square” (Thrill Jockey)
08. Holden “||: A Circle Inside A Circle Inside :||” (Border Community)
09. Implodes “Scattered In The Wind” (Kranky)
10. Dieter Moebius “Hasenheide” (Soul Jazz)
11. Dan Deacon “USA I: Is A Monster” (Domino)
12. PASSAGE “Poem To The Hospital” (Anticon)
13. Diplo “Big Lost” (Big Dada)
14. Beck feat. Cat Power “Walls” (XL)
15. Colleen “Ritournelle” (Leaf)
16. Rodion G.A. “In Linistea Noptil” (Strut)
17. Daedelus “LA Nocturne” (Ninja Tune)
18. Barker And Baumecker (Clark Remix) “Spur” (Warp)
19. Madvillain (Four Tet Remix) “Great Day” (Domino)
20. Edan “I See Colours” (Lewis Recordings)
21. DJ Danger Mouse “Public Service Announcement” (Self-Released)
22. Kid Koala “Bit Blues” (Ninja Tune)
23. Peaking Lights (John Talabot’s Acetate Dub Remix) “Beautiful Son” (Weird World)
24. Chromatics “Looking For Love” (Italians Do It Better)
25. Four Tet “Parallel Jalebi” (Text)
26. Grizzly Bear (Lindstrøm Remix) “Gun Shy” (Warp)
27. Jonas Rathsman “Tobago” (French Express)
28. Daphni “Yes, I Know” (Merge/Jiaolong)
29. Laurent Garnier “Forgotten Thoughts” (Dead Man’s Shoes OST/Warp)
30. Kölsch “Goldfisch” (Kompakt)
31. John Talabot “When The Past Was Present” (Permanent Vacation)
32. Factory Floor “Breathe In” (DFA)
33. Holly Herndon “Fade” (RVNG Intl)
34. Blondes (Teengirl Fantasy Remix) “Wine” (RVNG Intl)
35. Beach House “Silver Soul” (Bella Union)
36. Animal Collective “My Girls” (Domino)
37. Panda Bear “Slow Motion” (Paw Tracks)
38. Thom Yorke “Harrowdown Hill” (XL)
39. Rocketnumbernine “Black and Blue” (Smalltown Supersound)

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To listen on Mixcloud:

http://www.mixcloud.com/Fractured_Air/fractured-air-paper-tiger-a-vitaphonic-mix/

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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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December 7, 2013 at 11:07 am

Mixtape: Sad And Beautiful World (FA08)

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To listen to Sad And Beautiful World:

https://soundcloud.com/fractured_air/sad_and_beautiful_world

http://www.mixcloud.com/theonioncellar/fractured-air-mixtape-for-sad-and-beautiful-world-festival/

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Sad And Beautiful World (A Fractured Air Mix)

We were delighted and honoured to be invited to contribute a mixtape for The Onion Cellar, a collective based in Vietnam which puts on various film screenings and gigs. This mix is specifically intended for a film festival based in Hanoi entitled Sad And Beautiful World, a festival inspired by the life of the late Mark Linkous (Sparklehorse).

Like so many other music fans everywhere, we too feel a very close connection to the sacred songbook of Mark Linkous and the many, many treasures (musical and otherwise) he has left behind. Our own introduction to Sparklehorse came through 2001’s “It’s A Wonderful Life” album. I can still vividly recall the nerve-tingling and gentle soul-stirring sensation provided by that opening passage of the album’s title-track (“I am / the only one / can ride that horse / th’yonder”). The sounds seemed to come from some discarded dusty nineteenth century musical box while a sadly beautiful dancing Ballerina would gracefully rotate to Linkous’ whispered words of comfort and solace. It’s a wonderful life. It’s all the more wonderful with the music of Mark Linkous in it.

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Tracklisting:

01. Max Richter – Lullaby (Fat Cat)
02. Colleen – I’ll Read You A Story (Leaf)
03. M’Boom/Max Roach – January V (Sony)
04. Eden Ahbez – La Mar (Righteous/Cherry Red)
05. Scott Walker – Farmer In The City (Fontana)
06. Julia Holter – Hello Stranger (Domino)
07. Jóhann Jóhannsson – The Cause Of Labour Is The Hope Of The World (Fat Cat)
08. Julianna Barwick – The Harbinger (Dead Oceans)
09. Tom Waits – Innocent When You Dream (78) (Island)
10. Henry Mancini – Tana’s Theme (Cherry Red)
11. Grizzly Bear – Foreground (Instrumental) (Lakeshore/Warp)
12. Bill Fay – Be Not So Fearful (Deram/Decca)
13. Georges Delerue – Camille (Universal)
14. Bob Dylan – Not Dark Yet (Columbia)
15. Dirty Three – I Should’ve Gone Out Last Night (Anchor and Hope)
16. Townes Van Zandt – Kathleen (Charly/Poppy)
17. Christina Vantzou – Homemade Mountains (Kranky)
18. Lee Hazelwood – My Autumn’s Done Come (MGM)
19. Ravel – Pavane Pour Une Infante Défunte (The Cleveland Orchestra) (CBS)
20. The Band Of Blacky Ranchette – Square (Thrill Jockey)
21. Sparklehorse – It’s A Wonderful Life (Capitol)

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http://www.onioncellar.org/festival
http://www.sparklehorse.com

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To listen to Sad And Beautiful World:

https://soundcloud.com/fractured_air/sad_and_beautiful_world

http://www.mixcloud.com/theonioncellar/fractured-air-mixtape-for-sad-and-beautiful-world-festival/

Fractured Air 08. The universe is making music all the time.

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November 26, 2013 at 11:27 am

Fractured Air 05: See Through Love (A Mixtape by Justin Walter)

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To listen on Soundcloud:

https://soundcloud.com/fractured_air/fractured-air-05-see-through

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This year Justin Walter (longtime Nomo member) released his magnificent debut LP “Lullabies and Nightmares” on the world-renowned Chicago-based independent label Kranky. The following is how Justin Walter describes the album:
“I set out to record an album of completely improvised music that fused my experiments with the Electronic Valve Instrument and my love of held sounds on the trumpet. In recent years I’ve come to see the trumpet as an instrument that speaks in slow and long sounds, with meaning coming from the shape and inflection of each note. The process for this was fairly straight forward, record lots of improvisations. Of the songs on the album, most are one take improvisations with the only overdubs being drums.”
The resulting album is one of the most remarkable albums released this year. Presented here by Justin Walter is a selection of music that has influenced him: “A few pale ales later and here are some things that have inspired me.”

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Fractured Air 05: See Through Love (A Mixtape by Justin Walter)

Tracklist:

01 Sufjan Stevens – All Delighted People D Side
02 Colin Stetson – Those Who Don’t Run
03 Junip – In Every Direction
04 Boards Of Canada – Pete Standing Alone
05 Shigeto – Detroit Part 1
06 Billie Holliday – Porgy
07 Arthur Russell – See Through Love

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To listen on Soundcloud:

https://soundcloud.com/fractured_air/fractured-air-05-see-through

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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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http://www.justinwalter.net
http://www.kranky.net

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November 19, 2013 at 1:03 pm

Fractured Air 04: Secret Speed (A Mixtape by Lee Noble)

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To listen on Soundcloud:

https://soundcloud.com/fractured_air/fractured-air-04-secret-speed

Lee Noble is an L.A based multi-instrumentalist and songwriter. Earlier this year saw the release of his new album, ‘Ruiner’ on the ever-dependable Bathetic Records and is undeniably one of the hidden gems of 2013. The eerie atmosphere of the lo-fi folk haze of ambient swirls and Noble’s drifting vocals immerses the listener into an otherworldly dimension. The songs serve as one organic whole, where a gorgeous ebb and flow of enchanting sounds beautifully heightens all that surrounds you.
Lee Noble describing his mix: “It’s sort of a weird mix, but all tracks I can’t stop listening to. Going from lots of analog synth music to some slightly psychedelic folk/lo-fi, then a couple epic moments before a Pere Ubu denouement. It’s a pretty random list, some non-sequiturs in there but all stuff I love.”
Lee Noble also runs the No Kings record label, based in Echo Park, Los Angeles.

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Fractured Air 04: Secret Speed (A Mixtape by Lee Noble)

Tracklist:

01 Main Title from “Zombi 2” – Fabio Frizzi
02 Cherish – Ike Yard
03 Toho Picture – Xeno & Oaklander
04 Westbound – Pretty How Town
05 Winona – Drop Nineteens
06 Got to Be Certain – Kylie Minogue
07 Secret Speech – Horsehair Everywhere
08 Washing – Sparkling Wide Pressure
09 For Kate I Wait – Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti
10 Wand in the Beak of the Yellow Bird #3 – Kane Pour
11 Franny – Félicia Atkinson
12 Making of Cyborg from “Ghost in the Shell” – Kenji Kawai
13 Sentionauts from “Beyond the Black Rainbow” – Jeremy Schmidt
14 Untitled 2 “Manhunter” – James Rushford and Joe Talia
15 Corpse – Live Skull
16 Humor Me – Pere Ubu

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Track-by-track Guide:

01 Main Title from “Zombi 2” – Fabio Frizzi
Italian horror soundtrack music at it’s finest. I just recently got into this score, which has lots of warm synths and stoic drum machines like this track and will also go into passages of kind of like Haitian drumming. A good mix!

02 Cherish – Ike Yard
Keeping things synthy and getting really stark. Ike Yard has some amazing tracks, I like this one for that sheet of guitar noise that comes in.

03 Toho Picture – Xeno & Oaklander
All analog all the time. I love the chord progression on this song, one of the few X&O tracks with none of their distinctive vocals. Thinking of lots of movie soundtracks on this mix, and the title fits, could be the rejected opening credits soundtrack to Toho Studios’ Inframan or some Godzilla flick.

04 Westbound – Pretty How Town
A guy in San Diego posted this on a modular synth forum as a demo of some of the patching techniques he was using. All modular with no midi and no sequencer. Magic! Really nice melody.

05 Winona – Drop Nineteens
Never mind any of the above, must remember 90s shoe-gazy guitar bands, like Drop Nineteens, who you may recognize for their amazing song “Delaware” which was featured on the Nickelodeon show Pete and Pete. This song is about Winona Rider.

06 Got to Be Certain – Kylie Minogue
I love old Kylie Minogue. This is from her first album, which is super synthy.

07 Secret Speech – Horsehair Everywhere
Switching gears here, I thought it would be funny to follow Kylie with this. This is an improv group I’m in with friends from Tennessee. We just have parties and record unconscious freak-out music. This was on an LP that was released by La Station Radar in France.

08 Washing – Sparkling Wide Pressure
My friend Frank Baugh’s (also in Horsehair Everywhere) long time solo project. Every track is great. This one’s from a tape called “I Think I Feel Clear Now” released by Maggot Valley in 2009.

09 For Kate I Wait – Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti
Even more psych lo-fi. From “The Doldrums” I get this song stuck in my head a lot. It also has a great music video of Ariel in a sequined shirt talking on the phone.

10 Wand in the Beak of the Yellow Bird #3 – Kane Pour
Track from tape of the same name. I don’t know who this guy is or what’s going on besides he used to put tapes out on Housecraft and Rotifer, two of the best labels. Beautiful, damaged music.

11 Franny – Félicia Atkinson
Sparse, beautiful, haunting… a perfect song.

12 Making of Cyborg from “Ghost in the Shell” – Kenji Kawai
Bookends with the last track, keeping it sparse and then adding the whole choir. I love those bells. From the opening credits of the classic(?) anime. I guess I really like opening credits music.

13 Sentionauts from “Beyond the Black Rainbow” – Jeremy Schmidt
From the recent movie, which was somewhat coma-inducing. Score is ace though, and this organ riff is huge!

14 Untitled 2 “Manhunter” – James Rushford and Joe Talia
My friend Gher from Turin played this album for me when I was on tour. It came out on Graham Lambkin’s KYE label this year. Two side-long tracks culminate in this segment. It’s so slow and heavy.

15 Corpse – Live Skull
I put this on just about every mix I’ve ever made. So cool. It’s from the first issue of Tellus cassette magazine in 1983, before Thalia Zedek joined the band. This is what a band should sound like.

16 Humor Me – Pere Ubu
Such a memorable song. Dave Thomas is making crazy choices. It’s a joke!

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To listen on Soundcloud:

https://soundcloud.com/fractured_air/fractured-air-04-secret-speed

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Fractured Air 04. The universe is making music all the time.

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October 30, 2013 at 3:25 pm