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3 Mixes to Alter Your Current State of Mind

3 Mixes to Alter Your Current State of Mind

Top image: "Path 5" by WanJin Gim, inspired by Max Richter.

Nathan Fake for Dekmantel

How long has it been since you’ve watched the wind ripple through a field of grass? Close your eyes and do it right now, using this breezy mix by Ninja Tune legend Nathan Fake for a soundtrack. Fair warning: after a while the grass becomes sparse, revealing a brightly lit techno dancefloor underneath.

7oi - Lag

Steve Roach - Snow Canon

Leo Anibaldi - Midi Message

Lanark Artefax - Glasz [UIQ - 005]

Patricia - It Gets Worse At Night [Spectral Sound - SPC 138]

Curve - Falling Free (Aphex Twin Remix)

Ceephax Acid Crew - Alien Beacon

Peverelist - Dance Til The Police Come [Hessle - HES 018]

Karen Gwyer - Why Don't You Make Your Bed? [Don't Be Afraid - DBALP 003]

Clark - Honey Badger [Warp - WAP 410D]

Autechre - Nonima

James Holden & The Animal Spirits - The Animal Spirits [Border Community - 50 BCCDD]

Walls - Gaberdine (Nathan Fake Long Mix) [Kompakt Digital - 010]

Nathan Fake - Winteracid (2018 Remaster)

Nathan Fake - Undoing The Laces [Traum - 056]

Carmen Villain for i-D Magazine

There are moments when it’s easier to remember the fabric of life is looser than you might think. Imagine that moment lasting for 1 hour and 13 minutes. Or don’t imagine, listen to this mix by rising talent Carmen Villain, who rolls with the likes of Jenny Hval and Kelly Lee Owens.

Colleen - Everyone Alive Wants Answers

Bendik Giske - Adjust

Huerco S - Plucked From The Ground, Towards The Sun

Parris - South East Of The Mountain

Ozo - Anambra (12" Extended Mix)

Andy Mac & Ossia - Soup Riddim

Iasos - Crystal Petals

Dj Python - q.e.p.d

Yves Tumor - Seed

Kara-Lis Coverdale - Imgs /r

Erik Wøllo - The Boat 2

Beatrice Dillon - Carrier and Mask

Moritz Von Oswald Trio - Yangissa

Ploy - Intrigued By The Drum

Matt Karmil - Sharehold

Yves Tumor - E. Eternal

Dave Howell - Johann Johannsson Tribute Mix

“It hurts as much as it’s worth”, said Julian Barnes once. It’s a line that feels appropriate for this mix by Dave Howell, saying goodbye to the composer Jóhann Jóhannsson, who passed away earlier this year. I nicked that line from the essay “Joy” by Zadie Smith, by the way. You can read the whole essay here, because someone posted it on Genius. (Is that a thing people do now? Post essays on a site dedicated to song lyrics? Brilliant.) In the essay, she makes the distinction between pleasure, which is a mild and reasonable choice, and joy, which is more intense and filled with pain. She asks herself why humans desire self-endangering joy, when relatively safe pleasure is a much more sensible option. Listening to this mix isn’t very reasonable either. It’s pure joy. 

00:00 – Clip from ‘Orphee’ (dir: Jean Coctaueu, 1950)
00:14 – Jóhann Jóhannsson – Arrival (from ‘Arrival’, Deutsche Gramophon)
00:20 – The Swedish Rhapsody (from ‘The Conet Project’, Irdial Discs)
00:35 – Jóhann Jóhannsson – Freedom From Want and Fear (from ‘The Miner’s Hymns’, 130701)
01:07 – Clip from BBC Radio 3 News, Midnight 10th February, 2018
02:56 – Jóhann Jóhannsson – Transmutation at a Distance (from ‘Arrival’, Deutsche Gramophon)
04:10 – Jóhann Jóhannsson – A Song For Europa (from ‘Orphee’, Deutsche Gramophon)
06:41 – Jóhann Jóhannsson – She Loves To Ride The Port Ferry When It Rains (from ‘Copenhagen Dreams’, 12Tonar)
09:12 – Jóhann Jóhannsson – Karen Býr Til Engil (from ‘Englabörn’, Touch)
12:06 – Clip from ‘Orphee’ (dir: Jean Coctaueu, 1950)
12:25 – Jóhann Jóhannsson – Part 2/ IBM 1403 Printer (from ‘IBM1401 – A User’s Manual’, 4AD)
13:17 – Jóhann Jóhannsson – Part 4 (from ‘Virðulegu Forsetar’, Touch)
20:20 – Clip from interview on ‘New Sounds’, WNYC
21:48 – Jóhann Jóhannsson – Tu Non Mi Perderai Mai (from ‘Touch 25’, Touch)
25:55 – Jóhann Jóhannsson – Mingyun (from ‘Touch Movements’, Touch)
29:03 – Jóhann Jóhannsson – The Border (from ‘Sicario’, Varèse Sarabande)
31:48 – Jóhann Jóhannsson – Heptapod B (from ‘Arrival’, Deutsche Gramophon)
35:00 – Clip from ‘Orphee’ (dir: Jean Coctaueu, 1950)
38:58 – Jóhann Jóhannsson – Melodia (i) (from ‘Fordlandia’, 4AD)
40:44 – Jóhann Jóhannsson – The Cause Of Labour Is The Hope Of The World (from ‘The Miner’s Hymns’, 130701)
49:04 – Jóhann Jóhannsson – The Great God Pan Is Dead (from ‘Fordlandia’, 4AD)
52:35 – Jóhann Jóhannsson – The Dying City (from ‘And In The Endless Pause There Came The Sound Of Bees’, Type)
52:40 – Clip from ‘Orphee’ (dir: Jean Coctaueu, 1950)

Cardi B - Bartier Cardi (feat. 21 Savage)

Cardi B - Bartier Cardi (feat. 21 Savage)

Tyler, The Creator - OKRA

Tyler, The Creator - OKRA