The latest instalment in our ongoing Virtual Mixtape series with whothehell.net comes from Sydney musician Marcus Whale (Collarbones/Black Vanilla).
Marcus selected Scott Walker as the theme for his mixtape guiding us through his intriguing solo career, from the lush orchestral ballads of the late 60’s, through to the eccentric explorations of his more recent work.
Check out the full mixtape along with commentary from Marcus over on whothehell.net here
Underlapper and Gentleforce have gotten together to create a mixtape in the lead up to Underlapper’s new album Softly Harboured due for release early 2011. Here is what Greg Stone from Underlapper had to say about the mix:
This mix is somewhat of a taster for the forthcoming Underlapper album Softly Harboured which is set for release in the coming months. The idea of making an eclectic mix has always interested me and in fact the first two tracks were actually the starting point many years ago. A couple of months ago I finally decided to pursue the idea further and began to compile more tracks which not only fit together but also represented some of the artists and genres that have either directly or indirectly influenced me recently. In addition to this the mix also features a couple of tracks from the new Underlapper album as well as our contribution to the recent Strain of Origin release by Feral Media and loFly records. Once the tracks were compiled I approached a very close friend of the band Eli Murray (aka Gentleforce) who has a penchant for mixing a wide range of styles in his DJ sets and has always been a great source of inspiration over the years. I consider this mix to be the next instalment in what will hopefully be many more collaborations between Underlapper and Gentleforce.
Listen or download the mix below and stay tuned for more news on the release of Underlapper’s new album!
- Pulse All Over – Boom Bip / Motion Picture Soundtrack – Radiohead
- Hlibt – 48/4
- Sippy Cup – Shlohmo
- Between Teeth – Underlapper
- Introduction – Rothko / Rapping 4 Money – cLOUDDEAD
- Let It Go (FlyLo remix) – Reefer
- Rowboat – Fourcolor
- Surprisingly Concerned With One Another – Octavius
- Nordic Laurel – Baths
- Sunlight, Heaven – Julianna Barwick
- Elephant Shoe – Underlapper
- When We Were Young – W-H-I-T-E
- Breathing Rapture – Le Loup
- Springboarder – Parades
- Into The Light – Skyrider
- Asia (oOoOO remix) – Salem
- The Rattle (Underlapper remix) – aheadphonehome
Sydney’s Gentleforce follows his new Feral Media album release ‘POWWOWNine – Sacred Spaces‘ with a new mixtape for the Australian blog, ‘A Shaving Of The Horn That Speared You‘. The ‘Walking Into Sunset‘ mix blends new Gentleforce productions with music from an eclectic range of producers that inspired and influenced the album, such as Oneohtrix Point Never, Grouper, Aphex Twin, Burial, Boris, Oren Ambarchi, Chris Clark and more. Download now at spearedyou.blogspot.com.
The Gentleforce album continues to pull in positive reviews, including a deep and intuitive reading from Kid Shirt on his blog, ‘I Am Not The Real Kid Shirt‘ – describing the opener ‘Learning To Forgive’ as “quietly, unimposingly fucking gorgeous”. He notes: “You know how some pieces of music just seem so…honest – how you can just sense the love that’s been poured into them – that the person behind the music really cares about what they’re doing and you can feel that vibe rising up off the music? Well, I think that maybe that’s how Eli pulls it off.” Read the full review at kidshirt.blogspot.com.