Published on October 19th, 2020 | by Stevie Lennox0
Monday Mixtape: Son Zept
Recently championed and playlisted by the likes of by ourselves, The Quietus, DJ Mag and leftfield DJ par excellence Avalon Emerson, “Northern Ireland’s resident electronic compositional polymath” Liam McCartan, AKA Son Zept has just released his second mini-album of 2020, B. Today, he gives us an uncharacteristically abridged mixtape of some current favourite tracks.
I tried to keep this as just a stream of thought and not cram in stuff that I’d end rambling about daft things like cheeky hauntological anti-memory sound (*ahem*). Excluded tunes from Aphex Twin + Aphex covers, Mal Waldron, Oneohtrix Point Never, Eprom, Lyra Pramuk, Pinch & Mumdance, Holly Herndon, Chassol, p4rker, Rian Treanor, Skee Mask… etc. I had to stop myself or I’d be at 110 tunes so, here we are.
Satanicpornocultshop – Next Year’s Snow
Vessel – Paplu (Love That Moves the Sun)
Landless – Lassie Lie Near Me
I saw Landless perform in a church last year and jesus christ. Each song just tears through you and you want to soundtrack the movie of your life.
Ekkehard Ehlers – Play John Cassavetes 2
Burial – Rival Dealer
SOPHIE – Ponyboy
One of the best songs of the 2010s, nuff sed.
Matmos – Ultimate Care II Excerpt Nine
Matmos are so feckin class. Favourite musical couple. On the Ultimate Care II album they source every sound from their washing machine and it’s INSANE. I saw them play in the sonic lab in SARC for the Plastic Anniversary tour and they played a song by breaking Bread (Vinyl records of the band Bread) and resampling it live. I picked up a big shard and got them to sign it… Martin asked me “why the hell do you want this trash?” haha. It sits next to my signed Swans tickets.
Lorenzo Senni – The Shape of Trance to Come
Loraine James – London Ting // Dark as F**k Feat Le# bLACK
My god the first time I heard this I just needed moooore. Her entire album is fantastic like, but Loraine c’mon, just a couple more of the super-duper-heavy stuff. You do it so well.