It was nearly six months ago that i began my weekly series of Isolation Mixtapes, and even after just a few weeks it was starting to look as if i had been hopelessly pessimistic about how long the presence of lockdown and the necessity for isolation were going to be part of our daily existence. However, with more areas of the UK experiencing resurging infection numbers and having additional lockdown measures imposed, it’s now clear that six months wasn’t remotely long enough.
Still, all good things etc., so here’s the 26th and final Isolation Mixtape, focusing on composers, artists and groups beginning with the letter Z, bringing to a close my celebration of just some of the most interesting, fascinating and genre-defying good stuff from the last decade. As always, there are two tracks from each of the years 2010 to 2019, featured in chronological order.
Here’s the tracklisting in full, together with approximate timings and links to obtain the music.
- 00:00:00 Zeena Parkins – inyoufrom (from Between the Whiles)
- 00:05:18 The Zx81s – Civic Centre (from CCPCP – Cafe Concrete Plymouth City Project)
- 00:10:07 ZnO – A WAKE remix (from A WAKE Remixes – free download)
- 00:15:24 Zeljko McMullen – Into The Clouds (from Only Light To Clear Away – free download)
- 00:18:23 Zreen Toyz – Walk With The Nuts In The Delirium (from The Chestnut Tree – free download)
- 00:25:27 Zotoka Suzuki – Automata – Mechanical Garden (from 30 jahre inventionen VII 1982-2012)
- 00:33:40 Zachary Wadsworth – Gabriel’s Message (from Christmas Daybreak)
- 00:39:02 Zoheb Khan & Phoenyx – Titli (Dubstep Version) (from Chennai Express)
- 00:42:35 Zurkas Tepla – Way to the Bank. Robbery (from Bank Robber)
- 00:46:31 Zdeněk Liška – Ikarie XB-1 [excerpt] (from Pole Reports From Space)
- 00:52:50 Zinovia – Faroe Island (from This Silent Sea – free download)
- 00:58:08 Zaftig Giolla – Excerpt from Prismatic Sounds (1958) (from Historical Documents of the Irish Avant-Garde)
- 01:02:00 Zombie Zombie – Blue Screen [excerpt] (from Slow Futur)
- 01:09:14 Zahn | Hatami | McClure – Vooon (from Veerian)
- 01:14:59 Zeitkratzer – Spule 4 (from Zeitkratzer Performs Songs From “Kraftwerk” And “Kraftwerk 2”)
- 01:21:06 zKIII – oracle (from Isan Drifters – free download)
- 01:26:20 Zenial – Digital Fetish – 2014 / Re-edit 2018 (from Digital Fetish)
- 01:28:43 Zola Jesus – Bound (from Okovi: Additions)
- 01:31:47 Zosha Di Castri – Cortège (2010) for 13 musicians (from Tachitipo)
- 01:38:14 Zbigniew Karkowski – Encumbrance (track 2) [excerpt] (from Encumbrance)