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Music is a powerful trigger of myriad emotions, from the romantic, powerful, disastrous and even heartbreaking. Never is this more plainly evident than with the movie soundtrack. Listen to Lalo Schifrin’s string and brass arrangements on ‘Bullitt’ and we are back in the car with Steve McQueen in an epic chase over the elliptical contours of San Francisco.Flip to Wendy Carlos’ ‘Ode To Joy’ as Alex exclaims: “It was gorgeousness and gorgeosity made flesh,” the violence simmering somewhere close to the surface in Kubrick’s A Clockwork Orange.

We’ve collected together some of the classic themes and motifs spanning the past 60 years, from Bernard Hermann’s daring fusion of orthodox orchestration and theremin, Gary Jules’ haunting version of Tears For Fears’ ‘Mad World’, as featured in the hypnotic Donnie Darko, or John Barry’s harmonica-led theme to Schlesinger’s Midnight Cowboy. In the process, we’ve selected a vast range of styles from the jazz and soul-influenced compositions of Roy Budd, Isaac Hayes and Brazil’s Deodato, to electronic pioneers like Giorgio Moroder or leftfield composers like Philip Glass.

So pour yourself that glass of something smooth, relax on the sofa, close your eyes and make believe you’re in a creaking hotel with Jack Nicholson or deep in the fearful sweat of Vietnam with Robert De Niro or a Turkish prison with Brad Davis….

All human life is here.

TRACK LISTING

A1. Columbia Symphony Orchestra / Bernstein - Rhapsody In Blue (Excerpt) (Manhattan)
A2. Rr Orchestra - Sarabande (Barry Lyndon)
A3. John Barry - Midnight Cowboy (Midnight Cowboy)
A4. Pascal Rogé - Gnossiennes #3 (Henry & June)
A5. Michael Andrews Ft Gary Jules - Mad World (Donnie Darko)
A6. Arthur Fiedler / Boston Pops Orchestra - March Of The Siamese Children (The King & I)
A7. Nick Ingman / Orchestra London Sinfonietta - Adagio For Strings (Platoon)

B1. John Williams - Cavatina (The Deer Hunter)
B2. Philip Glass - Powaqqatsi (Powaqqatsi)
B3. Michael Kamen - The Office (Brazil)
B4. Bernard Herrmann - Outer Space (The Day The Earth Stood Still)
B5. Ray Noble & His Orchestra - Midnight, The Stars And You (The Shining)
B6. Thomas Newman - Horse (Jarhead)
B7. Wendy Carlos / Mark Ayres - Ode To Joy (A Clockwork Orange)

C1. Deodato - Also Sprach Zarathustra (Being There)
C2. Thomas Newman / Hollywood Studio Symphony - Brooks Was Here (The Shawshank Redemption)
C3. Mike Oldfield - Tubular Bells (Excerpt) (The Exorcist)
C4. Hotei - Battle Without Honor Or Humanity (Kill Bill: Vol 1)
C5. John Carpenter / Mark Ayres - Halloween Main Theme (Halloween)
C6. Bernard Herrmann - Main Title (Taxi Driver)

D1. Giorgio Moroder - Chase (Midnight Express)
D2. Isaac Hayes - Theme From "Shaft" (Shaft)
D3. Lalo Schifrin - Bullitt Main Title (Bullitt)
D4. Vangelis - Tears In Rain (Blade Runner)

Various Artists

Late Night Tales Presents Version Excursion Selected By Don Letts

    Cultural polymath - pop star, filmmaker, radio broadcaster, commentator, Grammy winner. Oh and DJ, too. Take your pick from the many coats worn by our selector, Don Letts aka The Rebel Dread.

    Born in Brixton, a child of the Windrush Generation, Letts’ slippery and unorthodox career is somewhat hard to define, without taking a few detours around London, New York and Jamaica. He began his working life managing the dauntingly hip Acme Attractions on Chelsea’s Kings Road, where he made a mark with his attitude, dress and, especially, the pounding dub reggae that vibrated the shop’s walls. His first gig as a DJ at the short-lived Roxy in Neal Street, became mythical for turning a generation of punks on to reggae. They in turn hipped him to their DIY ethos resulting in his reinvention as a filmmaker. This led to a shed-load of music videos (Linton Kwesi Johnson, The Clash, Bob Marley) not to mention documentaries on the likes of Gil Scott-Heron, George Clinton and Sun Ra.

    In the ’80s, he was part of Mick Jones’ new venture, Big Audio Dynamite and his innovative use of samples were a core part of their sound. Listeners of his weekly 6 Music radio show are taken on a musical safari that moves seamlessly between time, space and genre. It’s not called Culture Clash Radio for nothing. So this latest bulletin from Letts HQ is merely one angle of a multifaceted personality, his take on the JA tradition of the cover version.

    The history of Caribbean music owes a debt to R&B as many of the early island releases were cover versions of US 45s. Ska’s breakthrough commercially, Millie Small’s ‘My Boy Lollipop’, was originally recorded by Barbie Gaye in ’50s New York. Cover versions became quite a thing in Jamaica and Don, following in that tradition, has dug deep with a selection of interesting dubbed out covers including thirteen exclusives.

    “A disciple of sound system, raised on reggae n’ bass culture my go to sound was dub. Besides being spacious and sonically adventurous at the same time, its most appealing aspect was the space it left to put yourself ‘in the mix’ underpinned by Jamaica’s gift to the world - bass. But that’s only half the story as the duality of my existence meant I was also checking what the Caucasian crew were up to not to mention the explosion of black music coming in from the States. That’s why this version excursion crosses time space and genre, from The Beach Boys to The Beatles, Nina Simone to Marvin Gaye, The Bee Gees to Kool & The Gang, The Clash to Joy Division and beyond. You’d think it impossible to draw a line between ‘em but not in my world. Fortunately, the ‘cover version’ has played an integral part in the evolution of Jamaican music and dub covers were just a natural extension.”

    There’s a diverse mix of classic and new, with legendary figures like John Holt, The Tamlins and Cornell Campbell, mixed in with British veterans Mad Professor and the irrepressible Dennis Bovell, while (relatively) young striplings Kiko Bun, Emily Capell and Prince Fatty deliver the goods, with laidback Texan groovers Khruangbin also offering an exclusive bass heavy-delight.

    The song choices are diverse, from French dubsters’ OBF’s renditions of ‘Sixteen Tons’, the miners’ paean popularised by Tennessee Ernie Ford in the 1950s, to Ash Walker’s refix of Omar’s ‘There’s Nothing Like This’ and ‘All I Do Is Think About You’, immortalised by the ill-fated Tammi Terrell and preserved here by Quantic (the latter two both exclusives). Being a Rebel Dread compilation, there’s a cover (by Wrongtom Meets The Rockers) of The Clash’s ‘Lost In The Supermarket’ while Don’s exclusive, naturally, is a rendition of Big Audio Dynamite’s debut hit, ‘E = MC2’.

    “Truth be told I’ve wanted to work with the Late Night Tales crew from the get go. We’re talking nearly two decades such was the allure of their musical aesthetic typified by curators like Nightmares on Wax, The Flaming Lips, MGMT, Trentemoller, Khruangbin and countless others. Now being as old as rock n’ roll (born in ‘56) and having nearly 20 years of Culture Clash Radio under my belt I figured I was tooled up to musically juggle with the best of ‘em. But I wanted to carve out a space that was distinctly my own - something that reflected my musical journey and the culture clash that’s made me the man I am today.”

    STAFF COMMENTS

    Barry says: Don Letts, widely credited for turning the punk world on to reggae collects some of his favourite pieces, from dubby cuts to electronic and groovers, some unheard gems and a few exclusive tracks for the legendary Late Night Tales. In a pretty crowded field of 'great LNT comps', this is truly one of the greatest.

    TRACK LISTING

    A1. Ghetto Priest - Hercules (North Street West 'Late Night Tales' Dub) *Exclusive Remix
    A2. Prince Fatty & Shniece McMenamin - Black Rabbit
    A3. Wrongtom Meets The Rockers - Dub In The Supermarket *Exclusive Remix
    A4. Gaudi Meets The Rebel Dread Ft. Emily Capell - E = MC2 *Exclusive Track
    A5. Rude Boy - Superstylin' *Exclusive Remix
    B6. Capitol 1212 Ft. Earl 16 - Love Will Tear Us Apart (Full Vocal Dub) *Exclusive Remix
    B7. Quantic Presenta Flowering Inferno - All I Do Is Think About You (Far East Dub) *Exclusive Remix
    B8. Zoe Devlin Love Ft. Tim Hutton - Caroline No
    B9. John Holt - You'll Never Find Another Love Like Mine (Mad Professor 2021 Dub) *Exclusive Remix
    B10. Cornell Campbell - Ital City Dub *Exclusive Remix
    B11. Matumbi - (I Can't Get Enough Of) That Reggae Stuff (Dennis Bovell Remix) *Exclusive Remix
    C12. Gentleman's Dub Club Ft. Kiko Bun - Use Me (Ben McKone Dub)
    C13. Black Box Recorder - Uptown Top Ranking
    C14. OBF - Sixteen Tons Of Dub
    C15. Yasushi Ide - Ain't No Sunshine (Space Dub Mix) *Exclusive Remix
    D16. The Tamlins - Baltimore
    D17. 15 16 17 - Emotion (Dennis Bovell Remix) *Exclusive Remix
    D18. Ash Walker - There's Nothing Like This *Exclusive Track
    D19. The Senior Allstars - Slipping Into Darkness
    D20. Easy Star All-Stars - Within You Without You
    D21. Khruangbin - Dern Kala (Khruangbin Dub Mix) *Exclusive Remix

    Various Artists

    Late Night Tales: Jordan Rakei

      “I wanted to try and showcase as many people as I knew on this mix. My idea of Late Night Tales was to distil a series of relaxing moments; the whole conceptual sonic of relaxation. So, I was trying to think of all the collaborators and friends that I knew, who’d recorded stuff with this horizontal vibe. Plus, I was also trying to help my friends' stuff get into the world. I know the story of Khruangbin blowing up after appearing on the series (in fact, I think that's how I discovered them). So, the main idea was to create a certain atmosphere, but also to help some of my favourite collaborators and bud- dies to give their songs a little push out into the world. Hope you like it” Jordan Rakei.

      Late Night Tales celebrate their 20th anniversary with the release of multi-instru- mentalist, vocalist and producer Jordan Rakei’s majestic compilation. The 28-year-old modern soul icon effortlessly stamps his own jazz and hip-hop driven sound all over this gorgeous array of handpicked tracks. A beautifully layered blend that is mirrored in the music he’s made, it comes as no surprise that such a supremely gifted songwriter should deliver a mix that is all about the song.

      Rakei, born in New Zealand, but raised in Australia, moved to the UK in 2015; he released his debut album, Cloak, with Oz label Soul Has No Tempo, but his two subsequent LPs, Wallflower and Origin, came out on Ninja Tune, the former #2 in Album Of The Year for Gilles Peterson’s Worldwide poll, while Origin was nominated for Best Album at the AIM Awards. Jordan had this to say on his upcoming mix:

      As Jordan says, there’s so much more to the song selection on Late Night Tales’ latest outing than a random collection of artists. Many have some sort of personal connection, so just as Bonobo provided a platform for the breakout of Khruangbin on a previous LNT, this may have the same effect for Rakei’s friends. After a soothing opener from Fink, good friend and big influence Alfa Mist (part of the Are We Live collective) delivers ‘Mulago.’ “I want to champion their sound and show the world how good he is, and I thought it’d be fitting to start the mix with family,” says Jordan.

      Next up is Charlotte Day Wilson with ‘Mountains,’ followed by ‘Count A Heart’ from Moreton, an exclusive collaboration with Jordan, who grew up on the same street in Brisbane, Australia. “She was the first artist I ever collaborated with, and one of the first artists to be involved in my career,” he explains. Elsewhere we hear Scottish producer and multi-instrumentalist C Duncan’s haunting ‘He Came from the Sun,’ Barcelona collective Oso Leone deliver a dreamy ‘Virtual U’ and Bill Lauren’s ‘Singularity,’ which evokes a striking sense of time and place.

      Snowpoet’s ethereal ‘Evitenity’ is a “long mediative narrative over a beautiful soundscape,” which at times seems chaotic, nicely juxtaposed with undeniable beauty, and Maro’s kooky songwriting shines on ‘Always And Forever.’ Long-time buddy Armon-Jones contributes ‘Idiom,’ and Jordan’s exclusive cover version is a two-for-one, Radiohead’s ‘Codex’ merging with ‘Lover, You Should’ve Come Home’ by Jeff Buckley and another exclusive, original com- position by Jordan, ‘Imagination.’ The latter works as a piece with the spoken (Spanish) word voiced by movie director Alejandro González Iñárritu (Babel, Birdman, and The Reve- nant,) who is a big fan of Jordan’s. “He messaged me when I went to L.A and asked to come to my show. I was in such shock and we hung out after. I thought it would be nice to get him to do this in his native tongue, because I don’t think that’s been done yet on the series.” It certainly is a family affair. Not the blood is thicker than water kind, but certainly musical kindred spirits.

      STAFF COMMENTS

      Barry says: There are very few labels as influential in the compilation game as Late Night Tales, and this newest outing from Jordan Rakei is one of the best yet. Flitting between downbeat jazz business and more ambient pieces, this collection is perfect for popping on and zoning out to. Brilliantly paced and superbly selected, this is a fascinating insight into Rakei's influences, and most of all, a great listen.

      TRACK LISTING

      Mixed CD Version
      Incl. Unmixed Tracks Via Download As MP3 / FLAC/ WAV
      1. Fink - Covering Your Tracks
      2. Alfa Mist – Mulago
      3. Charlotte Day Wilson – Mountains
      4. Moreton Feat. Jordan Rakei – Count A Heart (Exclusive Track)
      5. Puma Blue – Untitled 2
      6. Connan Mockasin – Momo’s
      7. C Duncan - He Came From The Sun
      8. Oso Leone – Virtual U
      9. Joe Armon-Jones - Idiom Ft. Oscar Jerome
      10. Snowpoet – Eviternity
      11. MARO – Forever & Always
      12 Homay Schmitz – Speak Up
      13. Bill Laurance - Singularity
      14 Jordan Rakei - Lover, You Should've Come Over (Exclusive Jeff Buckley Cover Version)
      15 Jordan Rakei – Codex (Exclusive Radiohead Cover Version)
      16. Cubicolor - Counterpart
      17. Jordan Rakei – Imagination (Exclusive New Track)
      18. Alejandro González Iñárritu - Imagination (Exclusive Spoken Word Piece)

      Unmixed Vinyl Version
      (includes Mixed And Unmixed Tracks As Download As MP3 / FLAC / WAV)
      A1. Fink - Covering Your Tracks
      A2. Alfa Mist - Mulago
      A3. Charlotte Day Wilson - Mountains
      A4. Moreton Feat Jordan Rakei - Count A Heart (Exclusive Track)
      B1. Puma Blue - Untitled 2
      B2. Connan Mockasin - Momo's
      B3. C Duncan - He Came From The Sun
      B4. Oso Leone - Virtual U
      B5. Joe Armon-Jones & Maxwell Owin - Idiom Ft Oscar Jerome
      C1. Snowpoet - Everternity
      C2. Maro - Forever & Always
      C3. Homay Schmitz - Speak Up
      C4. Bill Laurence - Singularity
      D1. Jordan Rakei - Lover, You Should've Come Over (Exclusive Jeff Buckley Cover Version)
      D2. Cubicolour - Counterpart
      D3. Jordan Rakei - Imagination(Exclusive New Track)
      D4. Alejandro González Iñárritu - Imagination (Exclusive Spoken Word Piece)

      Hot on the heels of ‘Mordechai’, the critically acclaimed third album from US psych-rockers Khruangbin, the Texas trio are set to become the latest act to present their own LateNightTales in the popular, long-running musician-curated album series.

      Having first come to prominence in 2013 when producer and D.J. Bonobo included Khruangbin’s ‘A Calf Born in Winter’ in his own collection of songs for the series, the little known Houston trio had yet to release an album, but have since gone on to become international superstars forming their own exotic, individual sound. “The LateNightTales series is such a special thing to be a part of because we wouldn’t have made it if it wasn’t for Bonobo’s LateNightTales, because that’s how we got into the LNT family – and got a break.”

      With a mind-blowing selection of tracks that cross borders and cultures, Khruangbin’s deep love of global grooves – from Asian pop to Nigerian reggae – Japanese mellow groove to Latina flavas – are steeped in eclecticism; Nazia Hassan’s Hindi-disco ‘Khushi’, produced by British-Indian legend Biddu, South Korean rock band Sanullim who contribute ‘Don’t Go’, a pair of African bangers from Nigerian Maxwell Udoh and Roha Band, from Ethiopia; a diversion to Belarus for Песняры and thence to Madrid for the strident vocal performance of Paloma San Basilio with ‘Contigo’ before hightailing back to Texas.

      Elsewhere, the Lone Star state reps proudly, with David Marez and Kelly Doyle plus, in the LateNightTales tradition, the band deliver an exclusive, horizontally brilliant version of Kool & The Gang’s ‘Summer Madness’, while the mix concludes with a spoken word piece by Tierney Malone, accompanied by fellow Houstonian Geoffrey Muller’s atmospheric banjo rendering of Erik Satie’s ‘Gnossienne’.

      “It’s cool to think about what you would listen to late at night, as a band together, lighting a spliff, kinda vibe. We definitely wanted to cover as much global territory as possible; so it was the globe and then home. We wanted to show the treasures from our hometown, or people from our hometown that the rest of the world probably doesn’t know. That’s what makes Khruangbin Khruangbin. The stubbornness about being so hometown-centric but what makes Houston is this this constant international influence. That’s that gulf stream, bringing it right into Houston. So I guess that’s kind of the theme.”

      The LateNightTales series was established back in 2001 with Fila Brazilia taking to the controls and mixing up the first of what would continue to be the first choice of music connoisseurs worldwide. Since then, the series has seen releases from the likes of The Flaming Lips, Hot Chip, Floating Points, David Holmes, Bonobo, Jon Hopkins, Röyksopp and many more.

      STAFF COMMENTS

      Patrick says: Though I swiftly snapped up a copy of their first RSD single on the advice of my more experienced Balearic brethren, it was an early online mixtape which truly turned me on to this Houston Trio. Awash with Thai funk, Brazilian soul and hazy dub, this set beguiled rather than banged, encompassing that soothing, grooving style which has since become their signature. Naturally I came to this, their first official compilation, and on the excellent Late Night Tales no less, with the highest expectations; all of which were exceeded over the course of this mesmeric mix.

      Through the cascading strings and shimmering harp of Santana & Coltrane’s opener, Khurangbin begin their dream sequence, an uncanny hour of vignettes in a land free from the conventions of space and time. The loved up dub of Houston contemporaries Brilliantes Del Vuelo gives way to blistering disco from 80s Bollywood, a cult art-pop classic from NY’s Downtown follows the sublime Blaxploitation soul of Gerald Lee. Songs separated by distance and decades sit happily side by side, united by an optimistic mood and ever-present groove. More than this though, each of these songs share a transportive quality; listening to the Nigerian boogie of Mawell Udoh, it’s impossible not to picture a Lagos nightspot, or the skyscrapers of Seoul when Sanullim’s soft pop stunner bounds out of the speakers. Even the band's own exceptional cover of Kool's 'Summer Madness' offers a deep concentration of the Khruangbin style, an invitation into their personal Shangri-La.

      In an era in which the race for the rare can leave even the finest diggers blind to the actual merit of the music, Khruangbin's melodies sans frontières is a remarkable feat, each selection superb on its own and sublime taken together.

      Khruangbin around the world and I, I, I can’t fight it baby.

      TRACK LISTING

      CD Tracklist:
      1. Carlos Santana - Illuminations
      2. Brilliantes Del Veulo - I Know That
      3. Nazia Hassan - Khushi
      4. Kelly Doyle - DRM
      5. Sanulim - Dont Go
      6. Maxwell Udoh - I Like It
      7. David Marez - Enseñame
      8. Gerald Lee - Can You Feel The Love
      9. Justine & The Victorian Punks - Still You
      10. George Yanagi - À�祭ばやしが聞こえる」のテーマ
      11. Песняры - Зачарованная моя
      12. Khruangbin - Summer Madness (Exclusive Track)
      13. Paloma San Basilio - Contigo
      14. Roha Band - Yetikimt Abeba
      15. Tierney Malone & Geoffrey Muller - Transmission For Jehn: Gnossienne No 1 (Exclusive Spoken Word Track)

      Vinyl Tracklist:
      A1. Carlos Santana - Illuminations - 4. 23
      A2. Brilliantes Del Veulo - I Know That - 5.20
      A3. Nazia Hassan - Khushi - 4.25
      A4. Kelly Doyle - DRM - 2.16
      C9. Justine & The Victorian Punks - Still You - 7.45
      C10. George Yanagi - À�祭ばやしが聞こえる」のテーマ - 4.02
      C11. Песняры - Зачарованная моя - 5.54
      D12. Khruangbin - Summer Madness - 3.21 (Exclusive Track)
      D13. Paloma San Basilio - Contigo - 4.03
      D14. Roha Band - Yetikimt Abeba - 5.20
      D15. Tierney Malone & Geoffrey Muller - Transmission For Jehn: Gnossienne No 1- 5.00 (Exclusive Spoken Word Piece)

      UK electronic artpop outfit Hot Chip provide the perfect antidote to these strange and uncertain times with the latest release in the hugely popular LateNightTales artist-curated series.

      Along with featuring new music from the band, they have selected music from some of the most engaging artists of the 21st century, taking in pulsating electronic rhythms, hypnotic grooves and leftfield ambience.

      Spearheaded by founders Alexis Taylor and Joe Goddard, Hot Chip are one of the UK’s most interesting and much-loved acts. Since releasing their debut album ‘Coming On Strong’ in 2004, they have received a Grammy Award nomination (‘Ready for the Floor’) and Mercury Prize nomination (‘The Warning’) and their seventh studio album, last year’s ‘A Bath Full of Ecstasy,’ received rave reviews across the globe from both critics and fans.

      A unique, personal collection that is both euphoric and melancholic.

      “I think we all had slightly different understandings of what a Late Night Tales compilation might consist of; varying interpretations of the brief. For some the mix might be what you’d want to listen to as your late night continues, after a night out. For others maybe it suggested a selection of music for listening to as you drift off to sleep; then again it could just be music evocative of night time, or concerned with its traditionally ‘darker’ moods,” says Taylor.

      Hot Chip’s ‘LateNightTales’ opens with the simplistic beauty of Christina Vantzou’s ‘At Dawn,’ before morphing in to the first of four exclusive tracks from the band - the floating, transcendent ‘Nothing’s Changed’, before Rhythm & Sound ft. Cornell Campbell serve up the heavy dub classic, ‘King In My Empire’.

      The journey continues with Pale Blue’s ‘Have You Passed Through This Night’, a silky, cold wave disco track, while Suzanne Kraft’s ‘Femme Cosmic’ and Fever Ray’s ‘To The Moon and Back’ provide squelchy synth-pop. Furthermore, the punchy ‘Much To Touch’ from Bolton-born, Berlin based producer Planningtorock and an ethereal cover of Velvet Underground’s ‘Candy Says’ by our hosts add an element of displacement and detachment.

      Elsewhere, other highlights include an appearance from synth-pop auteur Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith with ‘Who I Am & Why I Am Where’ and new material from Alexis’ ‘other’ band, the improv-mavens About Group, along with the adventurous ‘Workaround Two’ from electronic experimentalist Beatrice Dillon and German composer, Nils Frahm’s beautifully evocative ‘Ode’. But it is left to Alexis’ father to have the final word, with an elegant excerpt from the daring ‘Finnegans Wake’ by James Joyce.

      “We’ve put together a mix of music which ties all of these ideas together and represents some of our favourite music new and old, some of it directly influential on Hot Chip and some of it music we have discovered and loved, been surprised by and connected to. There are three new songs of ours which we’re really proud of, and which I think connect naturally with the nocturnal world the compilation speaks of, and a cover of ‘Candy Says’ which is one of the first songs the very early version of Hot Chip played when we were still at school,” says Taylor.

      The LateNightTales series was established back in 2001 with Fila Brazilia taking to the controls and mixing up the first of what would continue to be the first choice of music connoisseurs worldwide. Since then, the series has seen releases from the likes of The Flaming Lips, Floating Points, David Holmes, Bonobo, Jon Hopkins, Röyksopp and many more.

      STAFF COMMENTS

      Martin says: Two decades into their career and it’s fair to say that the enduring electro-poppers know a thing or two about a tune, and their entry into the Late Night Tales series is brimming with them. Any DJ mix which includes Rhythm & Sound, Nils Frahm and a cover version of the Velvet Underground is fine by me.

      TRACK LISTING

      CD:
      01. Christina Vantzou – At Dawn
      02. Hot Chip – Nothing’s Changed (Exclusive Track)
      03. Rhythm & Sound Feat Cornell Campbell – King In My Empire
      04. Pale Blue – Have You Passed Through This Night
      05. Suzanne Kraft - Femme Cosmic
      06. Fever Ray – To The Moon And Back
      07. Planningtorock - Much To Touch
      08. Charlotte Adigéry – 1,618
      09. Mike Salta – Hey Moloko
      10. Matthew Bourne – Somewhere I Have Never Travelled (for Coral Evans)
      11. Hot Chip – Candy Says (Exclusive Velvet Underground Cover Version)
      12. Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith – Who I Am And Why Am I Where
      13. About Group – The Long Miles
      14. Beatrice Dillon – Workaround Two
      15. Hot Chip – Worlds Within Worlds (Exclusive Track)
      16. Daniel Blumberg - The Bomb
      17. Nils Frahm - Ode
      18. Hot Chip – None Of These Things (Exclusive Track)
      19. Neil Taylor - Finnegan's Wake Excerpt (Exclusive Spoken Word Piece)

      LP:
      A1. Christina Vantzou - At Dawn (2:51)
      A2. Hot Chip - Nothing's Changed (4:37)
      A3. Rhythm & Sound Ft Cornell Campbell - King In My Empire (Burial Mix) (6:26)
      A4. Pale Blue - Have You Passed Through This Night (6:20)
      B1. Suzanne Kraft - Femme Cosmic (4:43)
      B2. Fever Ray - To The Moon And Back (4:38)
      B3. PlanningToRock - Much To Touch (4:42)
      B4. Charlotte Adigery - 1,618 (5:59)
      C1. Mike Salta - Hey Moloko (4.05)
      C2. Matthew Bourne - Somewhere I Have Never Travelled (4:04)
      C3. Hot Chip - Candy Says (3:31)
      C4. Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith - Who I Am & Why I Am Where (5:21)
      C5. Beatrice Dillon - Workaround Two (4:22)
      D1. Hot Chip - Worlds Within Worlds (5:38)
      D2. Daniel Blumberg - The Bomb (4:59)
      D3. Nils Frahm - Ode (4:35)
      D4. Hot Chip - None Of These Things (4:04)
      D5. Neil Taylor - Finnegan's Wake Excerpt (1:48)

      Standing at the intersection where techno meets classical music, Ólafur Arnalds directs the newest Late Night Tales, set for release on 24th June 2016.

      After releasing the breakthrough album ‘And They Have Escaped The Weight Of Darkness’, in 2014 he was awarded a BAFTA for best original music for the TV series Broadchurch. Arnalds’ music has a quietude that seems perfectly apposite and that’s evident here as each song drifts like an autumn wind towards the next.

      Arnalds has enlisted the help of a few of his countrymen for the journey out west – electronic bands Samaris and Hjaltalín – and just as his records manage to combine the experimentalism and adventure of electronic music with a classical sensibility, here he weaves them perfectly, using tracks like Koreless’ brilliant post-dubstep ‘Last Remnants’ alongside the enigmatic brilliance of Jai Paul. It’s a perfect musical landscape that is eerie yet beautiful, as on Odesza’s ‘How Did I Get Here’.

      As if Ólafur wasn’t spoiling us enough, he offers up three exclusives: his own ‘Kinesthesia I’ and ‘RGB’ and ‘Orgoned’ by his techno side project Kiasmos. Alongside that we have the obligatory cover version (Destiny’s Child’s ‘Say My Name’) and also a Late Night Tales debut for David Tennant, reading a story by Anam Sufi, with whom Ólafur worked on Broadchurch.

      “When I was asked to do the next installation of the Late Night Tales series I thought "This will be fun and easy, only a couple of days work. No problem!". Six months later, I was still pulling my hair out in some kind of quest to make the perfect mix. As someone who has never really done mixes before, I learned a lot of things along the way and the whole experience was very inspiring. I decided to approach the mix in a similar way as I would one of my scores. This is the soundtrack of my life. I included songs from many of my friends and collaborators and tried to deliver a mix that represents who I am as an artist and where my influences are coming from - both personally and musically.”


      STAFF COMMENTS

      Barry says: From sublime ethereal ambience to stuttered beats and booming sub-bass, the latest incarnation of the hugely popular (and ridiculously competent) Late Night Tales series sees Modern-classical/Electronica prodigy Olafur Arnalds choosing a few of his biggest influences and current kicks, interspersed with a selection of his own unreleased (and frankly stunning) works. Dynamic, relaxing and brilliantly coherent collection of the most interesting and varied ambient electronic tracks around today. Top stuff.

      TRACK LISTING

      CD Tracklisting:
      01. Hjálmar Lárusson And Jónbjörn Gíslason - Jómsvíkingarímur - Ýta Eigi Feldi Rór
      02. Julianna Barwick - Forever
      03. Koreless - Last Remnants
      04. Odesza - How Did I Get Here (Instrumental) (Late Night Tales Exclusive)
      05. Anois - A Noise
      06. Samaris - Góða Tungl
      07. Ólafur Arnalds - RGB (Late Night Tales Exclusive)
      08. Rival Consoles - Pre
      09. Four Tet - Lion (Jamie Xx Remix)
      10. Jai Paul - Jasmine
      11. James Blake - Our Love Comes Back
      12. Spooky Black - Pull
      13. Ólafur Arnalds Ft. Arnór Dan - Say My Name (Exclusive Cover Version)
      14. Sarah Neufeld & Colin Stetson - And Still They Move
      15. Kiasmos - Orgoned (Late Night Tales Exclusive)
      16. Ólafur Arnalds - Kinesthesia I (Late Night Tales Exclusive)
      17. Hjaltalín - Etheral
      18. David Tennant - Undone (Exclusive Spoken Word) 

      LP
      A Side:
      1. Hjálmar Lárusson And Jónbjörn Gíslason - Jómsvíkingarímur - ýta Feldi Eigi Rór
      2. Julianna Barwick - Forever
      3. Koreless - Last Remnants 4:20
      4. Odesza - How Did I Get Here (Instrumental)
      5. Anois - A Noise.

      B Side:
      1. Samaris - Góða Tungl
      2. Ólafur Arnalds - RGB
      3. Rival Consoles - Pre
      4. Jai Paul - Jasmine (Demo).

      C Side:
      1. Four Tet - Lion (Jamie Xx Remix)
      2. James Blake - Our Love Comes Back
      3. Spooky Black - Pull
      4. Sarah Neufeld & Colin Stetson - And Still They Move.

      D Side:
      1. Ólafur Arnalds Ft. Arnór Dan - Say My Name
      2. Kiasmos - Orgoned
      3. Ólafur Arnalds - Kinesthesia I
      4. Hjaltalín - Etheral
      5. David Tennant - Undone.

      The Italians call it "notturna", the French "nocturne", in Spanish it’s "nocturno". A nocturne is a term to describe a musical composition that is inspired by or evocative of the night, which seems apposite. The most famous modern nocturne is, of course, ‘Harlem Nocturne’, as recorded by countless jazz musicians. If you like, you can just call it the night. The point is it’s when the fairies come out to play and the bass is at its loudest (the two are not necessarily related).

      Late Night Tales are back in the low-tempo, high-octane zone. The tempo might be slow, but the quality control makes Louis Vuitton look like Poundland. The label have gathered together some of the hottest new material, with some judiciously chosen old gear, an edit or two and blended them together like a disco nutri-bullet.

      Among the exclusives is the amazing Lindstrøm remix of Charli XCX’s ‘You (Ha Ha Ha)’, alongside a pair of exclusives from The Emperor Machine and Hugh Mane and two belters from Hotel Motel. And there are the rarities. We’ve got Rudy Norman with the brilliant ‘Back To The Streets’; there’s also the amazing ‘Chained To The Train Of Love’ by Coalkitchen and a traditional ‘LNT’ curveball, this time furnished by Plastic Bertrand delivering one of the best ever early rap tunes.

      Bill Brewster comes armed with a sensitivity and sense of occasion that few other DJs possess - and as go-to scribe of liner notes for every Late Night Tales release since day one, his association with the series is symbiotic. Originally a chef, a football pundit (co-editor of fanzine When Saturday Comes) and record collector, Bill began DJing in in the late 80s, but he cut his teeth playing Low Life warehouse parties in Harlem and the East Village and anyone hearing Bill today can see how these New York ‘roots’ shine through. For eclecticism, surprises, amazing unique music and sheer long-haul dedication to the dancefloor; Bill’s your man.


      STAFF COMMENTS

      Philippa says: Bill Brewster is back with another essential offering in the 'Late Night Tales Presents After Dark' series. As ever we get a DJ-mixed CD and un-mixed double vinyl LP. Quality all the way through.

      TRACK LISTING

      CD Mix (includes Unmixed Tracks Via Download As Mp3/wav)
      1. Scream And Dance - In Rhythm
      2. Plastic Bertrand - Stop Ou Encore (Disconet Remix)
      3. Paladin - Third World
      4. Adriano Celentano - L’Unica Chance
      5. Hotel Motel - Chocolate City (EXCLUSIVE TRACK)
      6. Hotel Motel Featuring Snax - The Fall (EXCLUSIVE TRACK)
      7. Harry Wolfman - Celebre
      8. Coalkitchen - Chained To The Train Of Love
      9. Matt Dirt - In Deep
      10. Hugh Mane - Organic Ceramic (EXCLUSIVE TRACK)
      11. Charli XCX - You (Ha Ha Ha) (Lindstrom Remix) (EXCLUSIVE TRACK)
      12. Rodion - Solenoid
      13. Tornado Wallace - Insect Overlords
      14. The Emperor Machine - Breezin
      15. Pink And Black - Miss Fortune
      16. Trulz & Robin - Acid Cake
      17. Spaghetti Head - Funky Voodoo (Mang Dynasty Edit) (EXCLUSIVE TRACK)
      18. Alex Metric & Oliver - Galaxy
      19. Rudy Norman - Back To The Streets


      Unmixed Double Virgin Vinyl (Includes Download Code To Bill Brewster’s Mix And Full Unmixed Tracks As Wav/mp3)

      A Side:
      1. Scream & Dance - In Rhythm (7:07)
      2. Plastic Bertrand - Stop Ou Encore (Disconet Remix) (7:51)
      3. Paladin - Third World (3:56)

      B Side:
      1. Adriano Celentano - L'Unica Chance (4:49)
      2. Hotel Motel - Chocolate City (6:46)
      3. Hotel Motel Ft. Snax - Fall (7:00)

      C Side:
      7. Coalkitchen - Chained To The Train Of Love (4:09)
      8. Hugh Mane - Organic Ceramic (6:23)
      9. Charli XCX - You Mu Ha Ha Ho (Lindstrom Remix) (7:22)

      D Side:
      10. Emperor Machine - Breezin' (5:49)
      11. Spaghetti Head - Funky Voodoo (Mang Dynasty Edit) (5:52)
      12. Rudy Norman - Back To The Streets (5:07)

      Franz Ferdinand are welcomed into the Late Night Tales family with a diverse 20 track selection of musical influences, inspirations, diversions and discoveries.

      Opening with Franz Ferdinand’s own exclusive cover of Jonathan Halper's ‘Leaving My Old Life Behind’, (which appeared on the cult Kenneth Anger movie Puce Moment), their Late Night Tales mix flows between dark and light, introspection and affection, dancing and horizontal appreciation.

      Hear them join the dots between Can, Serge Gainsbourg and The West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band, Sandy's Nelson's percussion work-out 'Let There Be Drums', the irrepressible Ian Dury, electro-funk sensations Zapp and the Disco Dub Band and sonic explorer Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry. Record collectors will note the inclusion of Carrie Cleveland's Northern Soul anthem 'Love Will Set You Free'. Also included are a set of waywardly brilliant cover versions: Justus Köhncke’s dizzy interpretation of Neil Young’s ‘Old Man’ and R. Stevie Moore's ‘I’m Only Sleeping'.

      It wouldn’t be right for Franz Ferdinand to produce a mix such as this without a nod to the country that brought them together, so Glasgow’s Life Without Buildings, whose uplifting ‘New Town’ appears alongside ‘Reach For The Dead’ by Boards Of Canada.

      As they leave us wondering and wandering with American Spring’s Brian Wilson-produced ‘Sweet Mountain’, we take leave of our senses and suitcases on this tour bus of your mind. We’ve visited soul, funk, reggae, pop, Krautrock and others besides, but before we depart, Franz frontman Alex Kapranos provides a final farewell with the self penned story 'Defibrillator'.

      "When we first got the band together I made Alex a tape for his car, an old Merc estate that we spent a lot of time in, going to and from rehearsal spaces and gigs. All of our gear and the four of us could (almost) comfortably fit inside. It was all stuff I was listening to at the time, Dr Alimantado, Judas Priest, Led Zeppelin, Plaid, Johnny Dangerous amongst others. An ecletic mix or completely random and disjointed depending on your outlook, it was representative of all our individual idiosyncrasies that merged to form the sound of the band, although I wasn't aware of this at the time. With this mix we tried to a similar thing, all of us selected the tunes, based on what we listen to on tour together and at home alone, any sustained moods or flows that occur are purely accidental. Oh yeah, the Merc estate got totalled and towed away with the tape still in the player." - Paul Thomson Franz Ferdinand July 2014




      TRACK LISTING

      CD Tracklisting:
      1. Franz Ferdinand - Leaving My Old Life Behind (Exclusive Cover Version)
      2. R. Stevie Moore - I'm Only Sleeping
      3. The West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band - Eighteen Is Over The Hill
      4. Sandy Nelson - Let There Be Drums
      5. Life Without Buildings - New Town
      6. Can - Connection
      7. The Liminanas - The Darkside
      8. Ian Dury - Reasons To Be Cheerful Part 3
      9. Disco Dub Band - For The Love Of Money
      10. Zapp - More Bounce To The Ounce
      11. Serge Gainsbourg - Requiem Pour Un Con
      12. Lee "Scratch" Perry - Disco Devil
      13. James Brown - King Heroin
      14. Carrie Cleveland - Love Will Set You Free
      15. Paul McCartney & Wings - Nineteen Hundred & Eighty Five
      16. Boards Of Canada - Reach For The Dead
      17. Oneohtrix Point Never - Zebra
      18. Justus Köhncke - Old Man
      19. American Spring - Sweet Mountain
      20. Alex Kapranos – Defibrillator (Exclusive Spoken Word Piece)

      LP Tracklisting:
      A Side
      1. Franz Ferdinand - Leaving My Old Life Behind
      2. R. Stevie Moore - I'm Only Sleeping
      3. The West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band - Eighteen Is Over The Hill
      4. Sandy Nelson - Let There Be Drums
      5. Life Without Buildings - New Town
      6. Can - Connection

      B Side
      7. The Liminanas - The Darkside
      8. Ian Dury - Reasons To Be Cheerful Part 3
      9. Disco Dub Band - For The Love Of Money
      10. Zapp - More Bounce To The Ounce
      11. Serge Gainsbourg - Requiem Pour Un Con

      C Side
      12. Lee "Scratch" Perry - Disco Devil
      13. James Brown - King Heroin
      14. Paul McCartney & Wings - Nineteen Hundred & Eighty Five
      15. American Spring - Sweet Mountain

      D Side
      16. Boards Of Canada - Reach For The Dead
      17. Oneohtrix Point Never - Zebra
      18. Justus Köhncke - Old Man
      19. Alex Kapranos - Defibrillator


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