Sophie Sweetland’s latest work as D.Tiffany is enveloped in a nostalgically fuzzy aura, like a filtered transmission of someone’s memories picked up on a FM receiver. Her aesthetic hovers somewhere between a laid-back techno realm and acid house territory, relaxed and plush yet maturely restrained. Her richly textured sounds are coaxed into being via a stitching of synths and… Read more
Openness, transparency, listening – these are all rough translations for what is represented by glasnost, the transformation of Soviet policy in the 80s under Gorbachev. While these terms – like so many rhetorical devices in politics – were materialized with low fidelity, they were most directly echoed in the renaissance happening in the music community…. Read more
Our first transmission of the year features an otherworldly live PA set from Vancouver-based Lnrdcroy. While his productive output stretches across an enigmatically diverse breadth of forms, this particular recording takes an intricate ambient turn to explore the uncanny limits of euphoric experiences.
Nord Records is a fairly young affair, springing out of the creative community of Denmark’s second largest city, Aarhus. We caught up with the co-owner of the vinyl-only label, Anders Vendelbo, in a cozy café spruced up with deer antlers for a Sunday afternoon coffee.
Occult Frontiers of Ur Mind
A voice in the darkness. Shimmering illusions of the deep web. Our 26th podcast, the decoded recording of a scrambled artificial intelligence or the ravings of an unhinged and distorted mind? You decide, in the second instalment of Leisure Mysteries. Join me in my dream. My trip to fantasy. All here is quiet and peaceful. Don’t be afraid. Feel one with the universe. Afloat on the waves.
Aural transportation towards explorations of dark, deviant and essentially fantastic mind spaces is a common theme among the recent releases of Montreal’s young Forbidden Planet label. We caught up with its founder, selector, and radio show host, Jurg Haller at a busy time between European travels and a move to New York City to shed some light on the curious imprint and share some unique music.
Our 24th Leisure mix comes by way of Boston’s Deano Sounds AKA Jeff Swallom, the man behind the re-issue imprint Cultures Of Soul Records. Over the last few years, he has unearthed and shone light on a collection of rare & long-forgotten dance music from all over the world — taking pains to bring attention to artists on their own terms, artists whose work and the vibrant local scenes to which they contributed might otherwise continue to go ignored and neglected.
As per our yearly tradition — we had asked each member of the collective to share the tracks that defined their year and accompany it with a few words. The result is just over 50 tracks from 9 different contributors. As you prepare to ring the new year in with ample libations and resolutions, we hope we can provide the soundtrack to your evening.