It's been a busy fortnight. FACT shared my prog mix, I ended up with an impromptu show on NTS and then you were treated to another mix, from New York's M/M. I also passed my driving test and had a tweet go viral. Mega!
The Cube of Unknowing - Burren Mount
Fort Evil Fruit just dropped a bunch of tapes (seems to be the way with these crazy tape labels) and this one is my pick. It's inspired by and named after a disused hotel in Salthill, Co Galway, which adorns the cover and features in this blog post to accompany the album. It's a kind of mix-tape, part ambient gloop, part techno sludge, and more.
Creation VI - Myth About Flat World
Here's your weekly dose of ambient weirdness, in this case from a Russian duo who make "rituals from the woods, deep water streams, divine moments of presence under the peaceful stars". That description will definitely win you over or turn you off.
Aubrey Hodges - Doom 64: Official Soundtrack
We didn't have sound on our first family computer. Hard to imagine right. I spent many hours in 96 playing DOOM, and yet I never heard the soundtrack. Instead I associate playing that game with 'Ready Or Not'. This is the soundtrack for DOOM 64, which came out a year later, and it's scarily good. Some of the melodies are super cheesy and dated, but you would easily believe that the darker stuff further in was made this week. Solid.
Sophie Cooper - Count The Days
"Above everything else, you've got to practice the scales." Sophie Cooper featured on that cool Kit Recs live tape that came out in January. This release for Rural Colours sees her use trombone and drone to capture emotions felt after a funeral. It's beautiful.