OSCOMIX030 - Frederik Tollund

 
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Step inside the mind of jolene resident Frederik tollund in his osco mix.

Track-by-track commentary by the selecter:


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1. Jakub Ziolek & Waclaw Zimpel - Wrens

Maybe my favourite record from last year. A gorgeous and engulfing hot tub of clarinet, minimalist repetitions and Animal Collective-esque vocals.

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2. Greg Fox - Earth Center Possessing Stream

Greg Fox plays drums and percussion and each drum head triggers a synthetic sound source. Moves beautifully in tempo and the breakbeatish breakdown half-way through is top notch.

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3. Boards of Canada - Reach for the Dead

Boards of Canada are legendary, but their latest album is often a bit overlooked. I first heard this when Dillinger Escape Plan played it before a gig and I think it clears the air beautifully. 100 % arpeggiated space funeral.

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4. Mark Pritchard - Beautiful People (ft. Thom Yorke)

Continuing with another Warp release. This was the first single from the album and just flows along gorgeously. It opens up and becomes increasingly Thom Yorkeish throughout the tune, which I don’t mind a bit.

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5. CTM - Drop Shot 

This album blew me away completely. There are parts of almost complete deconstruction and the mixture of synthetic and acoustic instruments underline the songs so well.

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6. Björk - Tabula Rasa & Claimstaker (ft. Arca)

Björks newest releaese is weirdly beautiful and shares some of the deconstructed approaches of the CTM track underlined by the non-linearity of the synth programming. The transition into Claimstaker is so smooth that I forgot to mix the next record, no regrets.

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7. The Walker Brothers - Electrician

I wanted something that could make a transition and let some light in. Scott Walker is absolutely mind-blowing and the first 4 tracks from this records are all stunners. In this one, I particularly like the droneish heavy feel with the airy chorus. All his subsequent releases are also highly recommended.

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8. Anders Lauge Meldgaard - A4

Anders Lauge Meldgaard aka Frisk Frugt is one of my favourite musicians and composers. The entire album is great, but to me this is the standout track with Anders improvising on an EWI adding a playful contrast to the more serious harmonic progression. 

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9. King Crimson - The Sheltering Sky

Crazily revered King Crimson on their 80’s peak. I knew I wanted to include a track from this album in the mix and went for one of the most quiet ones. The dual guitar phasing is so otherworldly and sweet.

 

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10. Tomita - Passepied

I wanted to change into something a bit more lighthearted. I’ve never really been a fan of the “Switched-On Bach” approach of mixing classical music with synths, but Isao Tomita shows that it can be done amazingly well. The entire album consists only of Debussy compositions arranged for Moog. It’s a really fun listening that grows and grows. Perfect morning music!

 

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11. Frisk Frugt - Hvordan to halvmåner bliver til 4/4

Another one by Anders Lauge Meldgaard! This is from his ‘Dansktoppen Møder Burkina Faso I Det Himmelblå Rum Hvor Solen Bor, Suite’-album, which I’ve heard countless times and plugged to almost countless people. This is the only tune that I was sure that I had to include in the mix. It might be an acquired taste, but it doesn’t come much purer than this. The small motifs, vocal delivery and lyrics just completely disarm me. 

 

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12. Talk Talk - New Grass

 No words for this one. Just another favourite that I never grow tired off. Felt right to end on this one. Thanks to OSCO for having me!