Saturday 1: Music

 

Every Saturday I will be posting a “Current Mood” song, playlist or mix.

Today is a beautiful winter day in London, I’m having a glass of red wine and listening to Mi, a Nils Frahm track reworked by Soul Channel.

Erased Tapes Records is the label that represents Nils, they are going to realise an album of 9 reworks crafted by fans, all songs are incredible, but this is my favourite track, enjoy!

An Exciting Time in Music

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Kiasmos Album Cover

I can’t remember feeling as overwhelmed about new music as I am right now, really excited about the musicians I mention in this post. They have a very distinctive style, and their sound is a fusion of electronic, minimal, ambient, house and classical sounds.

The London based record label Erased Tapes is known by releasing avant-garde music, some of their artists include Kiasmos, Rival Consoles, Nils Frahm, Peter Broderick, Olafur Arnalds and A Winged Victory for the Sullen, they are very talented and innovative musicians experimenting with minimal, electronic and classical beats, and this label is one to watch!

My boyfriend introduced me to most of this music, we both follow these artists and try to go to every show as soon as they announce it. I saw Kiasmos in Berlin in November and they were great, but I know their London show in St. John at Hackney Church in March is going to blow me away, Rival Consoles and Vessels are opening the gig.

So what inspired this playlist? Well, the 13 artists I’ve included in this playlist have announced upcoming gigs in London, check out Convergence 2015 to see Kiasmos, Rival Consoles, Clark, Vassels and Pantha Du Prince in March. St. John Church, where these gigs are taking place, is a magical venue for this type of music, I genuinely think these shows will be incredible.

Slow Magic will play at the Oval Space this month and Nils Frahm at the Roundhouse in May.

Something slightly different to a gig, but nevertheless incredible, it’s Random Dance Atoms, the 2013 show by the acclaimed choreographer  Wayne McGregor.  The music for the entire show was created by A Winged Victory for the Sullen, and it was played live during the performance, this is happening again but only for two dates,  the 13th and 14th February, it’s one not to miss.

Enjoy the playlist!