It’s always a labour of love to pull this compilation together. It’s always tricky too ... what to cut versus what to include, what makes the mix flow versus the stand-out single. That’s all to do with the lost art of making a mixtape though I suppose, a compilation that takes the listener on a musical journey. The journey this year takes you from the languid guitars of Nap Eyes right through to the pulsating synths of Gulp’s “Morning Velvet Sky” (available exclusively on this CD) via the French afro-funk of Vaudou Game and the stunning voice of Aldous Harding. I could blab on about this year’s line-up for ages, and about how I discovered some of these songs crate digging in dirty basements in Bognor Regis, but I won’t bore you too much with that. I think the music speaks for itself. I hope you discover something new to get excited about, and “share with all the family.” Simon Taffe
As big fans of Max, Rough Trade invited him to curate a mix that demonstrated his influences, knowing he’d dig up some unexpected gems. The result gives a fascinating and enriching guided tour through Richter’s musical cosmos, with insight into the sounds that help inspire his singular talent and vision.
This 36-track compilation features music from Mogwai, Boards of Canada, Let's Eat Grandma, Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith, Philip Glass, Aphex Twin and Low, plus classical works by Rachmaninoff and Bach.
“This is a compilation of music I love. Some of my choices are things I’ve been listening to for decades, others are new discoveries, but feel like they belong here. I put a couple of things of mine in too - welcome to my world”, says Max.
STAFF COMMENTSBarry says: This is by all measures, an astonishing collection. not only does it have the seminal classical works that you'd expect from Richter, but includes a great number of those 'What CD is this on?!' counter moments that we enjoy so much. Classic post-rock staples, beautiful electronics, heartfelt full-band odes and an education in classical music. A masterclass in curation.
FORMAT INFORMATION3xLtd LP Info: 3LP Black vinyl (includes download code to 2 x continuous mixes)
2xCD Info: CD is 2 x continuous mixes.
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MorrisseyAll The Young People Must Fall In Love (Bob Clearmountain Mix) / Rose Garden (Live At The Grand Ole Opry, Nashville)
Various ArtistsA Disco Fantasy - Inc. Sylvester, Louie Vega, Amp Fiddler, Sweet Tooth T & Greg Wilson
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