Mixtape #1 : Late Night

by 5:4

There was a discussion on Radio 4 yesterday, about a possible link between creativity and the late night. i have no opinion on this, except insofar as i have had some highly productive late night composing sessions. A lot of my listening to music takes place at night, however, and i think it’s a very special time indeed to engage with it. To that end, and just for fun, i’ve compiled my own little mixtape containing a number of the things i’m listening to at the moment (some old, some new; many mentioned in my posts over the last few months), tracks which heighten in intensity when listened to (preferably, very) late at night. 68 minutes of wonder, seamlessly stitched together for your pleasure…

Here’s the full tracklisting:

  • The Insects – Atlantic Drift (live recording; not currently available)
  • John Hopkins – Cold Out There (from Opalescence)
  • AM and the UV – Whisper (from Candy Thunder)
  • Biosphere – Antennaria (from Substrata)
  • Fovea Hex – Huge (The Joy of Trouble) (from Huge)
  • irr. app. (ext.) – “Nascere e Crescere e Ardere D’Inconsapevolezza” (from Radiant Black Future: Step Forward and Address the Present Amidst the Wreckage of the Past)
  • Antony and the Johnsons – Mysteries of Love (from I Fell In Love With A Dead Boy EP)
  • Burial – Endorphin (from Untrue)
  • Laub – Schnee (from Deinetwegen)
  • Deathprod – Deerstalker (from 6-track EP)
  • Jóhann Jóhannsson – IBM 1401 Processing Unit (from IBM 1401 A User’s Manual)
  • Frou Frou – The Dumbing Down of Love (from Details)
  • Belong – I’m Too Sleepy…Shall We Swim? (from October Language)
  • Nikita Golyshev – Frozen Oil Spectrum Analysis (Infra-Red Analysis on Low Frequencies) (from 15 Songs from Glass, Oil and Other Sources)

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[…] The very first of my mix tapes dates from the earliest weeks of the blog’s existence, back in February 2008, and for this new mix tape i’m paying homage to myself with a return to that original theme, […]

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