Mixtape #34 : Summer

by 5:4

As the UK seems to be going through a never-ending heatwave at the moment, it seems entirely appropriate to devote the new 5:4 mixtape to music connected (at least in name) with the summer. Interestingly, this was a little harder to put together than the autumn mix from nine months ago, but the result is nonetheless a nicely eclectic collection of tracks festooned with references to summer, sunshine and heat. It embraces electronica new and old (Andrew Liles, Vangelis Katsoulis, Autechre, Pram, Plaid, Boy Is Fiction), some fittingly laid-back noodlings (The Flashbulb, The David Whittaker Orchestra, The Real Tuesday Weld, Yellowjackets), classical strains from Maurice Jarre‘s sweltering score for Lawrence of Arabia and Max Richter‘s inventive rethinking of Vivaldi, a brace of intense songs (Pantaleimon – practically swooning here, and Anna von Hausswolff) and electronics with or without field recordings (aTelecine, Jonathan Coleclough, Michel Redolfi). Pervading the mixtape are several bursts of ambient music, for me one of the best kinds of music for really hot days, represented here by Chubby Wolf, Shane Carruth (blink and you’ll miss him), Celer, Stendeck, Evan Caminiti and, to finish, 36.

90 minutes of heat-stricken blaze and bliss; here’s the tracklisting in full:

The Flashbulb – Sunrise Dramamine (from These Open Fields (Second Edition))
Andrew Liles – Tutty Pipkin’s Sunshine Saunter (from Miscellany – Lussuoso (Electronics: 1990 to 2015))
Vangelis Katsoulis – Touch The Sun (from The Sleeping Beauties: A Collection of Early and Unreleased Works)
Chubby Wolf – Sushi on a Hot Day (from Turkey Decoy)
Maurice Jarre – Nefud Mirage / The Sun’s Anvil (from Lawrence Of Arabia)
Pantaleimon – The Sun Came Out (Dawn Porous) (from Heart Of The Sun)
Autechre – Perlence Suns (from Quaristice.Quadrange.ep.ae)
Anna von Hausswolff – Red Sun (from Ceremony)
aTelecine – Red Sun (Tape Mix) (from A Cassette Tape Culture Phase Two)
The David Whittaker Orchestra – Samba De Verao (Summer Samba) (from The World Of Easy Listening Vol. 3)
Shane Carruth – The Sun Is but a Morning Star (from Upstream Color (Original Motion Picture Score))
Pram – Sundew (from The Moving Frontier)
The Real Tuesday Weld – Turn on the Sun Again (from Where Psyche Meets Cupid)
Celer – Faint Sights Through Shielded Sunlight [excerpt] (from In The Finger-Painted Fields Of The Eyes)
Jonathan Coleclough – Heat (from Halant / Heat / Beech)
Plaid – 35 Summers (from Scintilli)
Stendeck – Hunters Of The Last Summer Breeze (from Sonnambula)
Michel Redolfi – Sunny Afternoon At Bird Rock Beach [excerpt] (from Sonic Water #2 (Underwater Music) 1983-1989))
Evan Caminiti – Becoming Pure Light (from Dreamless Sleep)
Boy Is Fiction – Sunlight Through Glass (from … and darkness came)
Yellowjackets – Indian Summer (from Greenhouse)
Max Richter – Summer 2 (from Recomposed By Max Richter: Vivaldi – The Four Seasons)
36 – Sun Riders (from Dream Tempest)

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