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Mixtape: Fractured Air – May 2020

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Featured in May’s mix are a number of 2020 gems, some reissues, film scores & old favourites.

We’re really happy to share an exclusive track from the hugely anticipated new album by beloved Irish songwriter Brigid Mae Power. “You Have A Quiet Power” is taken from the Fire Records album Head Above The Water (out 5th June), recorded at Glasgow’s The Green Door and co-produced by Power, Peter Broderick and Alasdair Roberts. “Head Above The Water” is yet another masterful and soul-stirring album by the Galway-born artist, destined to be among the top of many end-of-year lists for 2020.

As always, much gems surface on the wonderful Bandcamp, and this month’s mix features the fascinating Anticlines Outtakes”  by Europe-based, Colombian-born artist Lucrecia Dalt, comprising the stripped back sketches and outtakes to her breathtaking “Anticlines” full-length from 2018 (released on the legendary RVNG label). The intimate 7-track e.p. provides a fascinating insight into the aesthetics and practice of one of independent music’s true treasures.

Brooklyn musical institution RVNG Intl continues to deliver utterly unique and singular releases: Russian artist Kate NV’s heavenly avant pop masterwork “Room for the Moon” comes out on 12th June; Michele Mercure’s latest anthology of exceptional analogue cassette recordings is lovingly compiled on “Pictures of Echoes” and Sign Libra’s spring release “Sea to Sea” is the Latvian solo artist’s compelling fourth world infused contemporary pop sphere of exquisite sounds.

Other 2020 treasures include: Spirit Fest’s stunningly beautiful “Mirage Mirage” (Morr Music), Japan Blues’ single “Kotonoid” (Bandcamp), the brilliant “Strange To Explain” by the ever-brilliant indie kings Woods (Woodsit), The Soft Pink Truth’s “Shall We Go On Sinning So That Grace May Increase?” (Thrill Jockey), Inventions“Continuous Portrait” (Temporary Residence), Golden Retriever & Chuck Johnson’s “Rain Shadow” (Thrill Jockey), Christina Vantzou and John Also Bennett’s marvellous sonic odyssey continues (under CV & JAB) with “Landscape Architecture” (Bandcamp).

Also featuring film scores by Warren Ellis; Mica Levi and Colin Stetson.


Fractured Air – May 2020 Mix

01. Warren Ellis – “This Train I Ride” (This Train I Ride OST, Invada Records)
02. Mica Levi “Monos” (Monos OST, Invada Records)
03. Colin Stetson“Friday’s Child” (Age Out OST, 52Hz)
04. Brian Eno & Jon Hassell “Chemistry” (Virgin Records)
05. Lucrecia Dalt – “Let My Touch” (Anticlines Outtakes, Bandcamp)
06. Sign Libra – “Sea of Islands” (RVNG Intl)
07. Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith – “The Steady Heart” (Ghostly)
08. Bitchin Bajas – “Angels and Demons at Play” (Drag City)
09. The West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band – “Shifting Sands” (Reprise Records)
10. Woods – “Strange to Explain” (Woodsist)
11. Maston “Swans” (Be With Records)
12. Mankyy “Subscribe” (Unscene Music)
13. Nina Simone “Fodder In Her Wings” (Verve Records)
14. Count Ossie and the Mystic Revelation of Rastafari “Poem 1” (Dub Store Records)
15. Harry Mudie – “Full Dose of Dub” (Moods International Records)
16. Uschi Classen With Robert Owens – “Only In Your Eyes” (Nwachukwu Innervision 1) (Beats In Space)
17. Kate NV “Marafon 15” (RVNG Intl)
18. Portable – “Surrender” (feat. Lcio) (Needwant Recordings)
19. Lee Noble – “New Year” (Bandcamp)
20. Batsumi “Anishilabi” (Matsuli Music)
21. Spirit Fest – “Mirage” (Morr Music)
22. Japan Blues“Kotonoid” (Bandcamp)
23. Mdou Moctar“Ibitlan” (Sahel Sounds)
24. Michele Mercure “Rhythm Of Life” (RVNG Intl)
25. Vazz “Cast Reflections” (STROOM)
26. Benoit Pioulard“If I could be anything I’d be nothing” (Bandcamp)
27. The Soft Pink Truth “May Increase” (Thrill Jockey)
28. Clerk 5“Intro (World Premiere)” (The Unscene)
29. Inventions – “Calico” (Temporary Residence)
30. The Sea and Cake – “Lyric” (Thrill Jockey)
31. CEEYS, CONTSTANT PRESENCE, Peter Broderick, Daniel O’Sullivan “Nothing Special” (THESIS)
32. Brigid Mae Power – “You Have A Quiet Power” (Fire Records)
33. Golden Retriever and Chuck Johnson“Lupine” (Thrill Jockey)
34. Kate Tempest “Hold Your Own” (Republic Records)
35. CV & JAB“Stone Circle” (Bandcamp)
36. Lee Hazlewood – “Wait and See” (Reprise)

Fractured Air – August 2019 Mix

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We’re honoured to be premiering an exclusive, previously unreleased piece of music from the world-renowned Canadian cellist Julia Kent. The New York-based composer has been to the forefront of the thriving modern classical scene over the past decade and has quietly amassed a considerable body of solo works, beginning with 2007’s debut full length “Delay”. In the intervening years, Kent has released albums for such labels as The Leaf Label, Shayo, Gizeh Records, Important Records, Phinery Tapes and Gregory Euclide’s THESIS series.

Also featured this month is the gifted violinist and composer Galya Bisengalieva with her intriguing second EP release (“EP TWO”, Nomad Music Productions); original film/tv scores from recent months: Icelandic composer Hildur Guðnadóttir’s fascinating “Chernobyl” soundtrack, Bobby Krlic’s breathtaking score for the Ari Aster movie “Midsommar” and Stuart Staples’ ongoing collaborative work with celebrated independent filmmaker Claire Denis (“High Life”).
Also featuring: Carla dal Forno’s forthcoming second album, “Look Up Sharp” (Kallista Records); Andrea Belfi’s sublime “Strata” (Float); yet another marvel of a reissue courtesy of Belgian label Stroom (Vazz); plenty essential releases on the Numero Group also (Elisa Waut, Suse Millemann) and a couple of records courtesy of beloved Albuquerque, New Mexico’s LM Dupli-cation label (Thor & Friends; A Hawk And A Hacksaw).



Fractured Air – August 2019

01. Julia Kent“Ten Neighbours Road” (unreleased)
02. Stuart Staples“Willow” (High Life OST, Lucky Dog/City Slang)
03. Bobby Krlic“The Blessing” (Midsommar OST, Milan Records)
04. Hildur Guðnadóttir“The Door” (Chernobyl OST, Deutsche Grammophon)
05. Marie Davidson“Lara” (Daniel Avery Remix) (Ninja Tune)
06. Thom Yorke“Not The News” (Clark Remix) (XL Recordings)
07. Blanck Mass“Creature/West Fuqua” (Sacred Bones)
08. Galya Bisengalieva & CHAINES – “Claycorn” (NOMAD Music Productions)
09. Not Waving & Dark Mark“Persimmon Tree” (Ecstatic)
10. Andrea Belfi“Ravine” (Float)
11. The Art Ensemble of Chicago“We are on the Edge” (Erased Tapes / Pi Recordings)
12. Hi-Tek“Music for Life” (Babygrande)
13. Funkadelic“Can You Get to That” (Janus / Westbound)
14. Elisa Waut“Being Strong” (Numero Group)
15. Carla dal Forno“Took a Long Time” (Kallista)
16. Mort Garson“Baby’s Tears Blues” (ABKCO)
17. Suse Millemann“Walk in the Fire” (Numero Group)
18. Vazz“Breath” (Stroom)
19. Anna Homler“Almost Beautiful” (Präsens Editionen)
20. Thor & Friends“First Weeks” (LM Dupli-cation)
21. Calexico and Iron & Wine“The Bitter Suite (Dead Bird Evil Eye Tennessee Train)” (Sub Pop, City Slang)
22. A Hawk and A Hacksaw“Chatti Ya Dinyi” (LM Dupli-cation)
23. 75 Dollar Bill“Tetuzi Akiyama” (Tak:til)
24. Africa Express“See The World” (Africa Express)
25. Girma Hadgu“Ené Alantchi Alnorem (I Can’t Live Without You)” (Buda Musique)
26. Purple Mountains“Nights That Won’t Happen” (Drag City)