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[Mixed Up Monday: Aidan Baker, ‘Needle Exchange 112’]

Here is a mix from Nadja member and Toronto expat Aidan Baker. Now living and working out of Berlin, Baker made this mix for the Self-Titled Daily website last autumn.

Aidan Baker of Nadja – Needle Exchange 112:
1. Neil Young – Guitar Solo One (Dead Man Soundtrack)
2. Swans – Mother Of The World (The Seer)
3. Stereolab – Jenny Ondioline (edit) (Transient Random-Noise Bursts With Announcements)
4. My Bloody Valentine – Cigarette In Your Bed (You Made Me Realize EP)
5. Nico – Frozen Warnings (The Marble Index)
6. Thrones – Obolus (Sperm Whale)
7. Bailter Space – Hard Wired (Thermos)
8. Trans Am – Carboforce (Surrender To The Night)
9. The Flaming Lips – The Sparrow Looks Up At The Machine (Embryonic)
10. Public Image Ltd – Flowers Of Romance (Flowers Of Romance)
11. Wendy Carlos – Rocky Mountains (The Shining Soundtrack)
12. Angelo Badalamenti – Moving Through Time (Twin Peaks – Fire Walk With Me Soundtrack)

From Self-Titled Daily website:

Summers in Berlin are pretty quiet.

Autumns are busy; I was on the road in October for three weeks doing a solo tour with Noveller and later this week, Leah and I head out for a two week Nadja tour to promote our new record, Dagdrøm, which we are releasing on our own label, Broken Spine Productions (with some kind assistance from Badabing RecordsDekor Labor, and Bis Auf’s Messer). These last few months I’ve been busy rehearsing, mixing and mastering new material, assembling record sleeves, packaging up mailorders, installing art exhibitions, trying to find the time to see other people play shows and, of course, playing my own shows.

I’m not complaining; it’s good to be busy. But my mental focus and energies are maybe a little bit scattered…and maybe that’s reflected in my disparate choice of tunes in this mix. But these are all bands and songs that I’ve been listening to recently for whatever reason—mixing heaviness and spaciousness, wistfulness and aggression, whimsy and seriousness—and corresponding to a mercurial time, place, and season…

 Nadja has a new album out too that just got a good review in Pitchfork. 

[Mixed Up Monday: SlowPitch, ‘Stathic.One-Birth Point’]

Great mix here from SlowPitch, experimental turntablist extraordinaire out of Toronto.

1. Linear Bells . Road N_4 |
2. Biblo . Soon Well Meet |
3. Austra . The Beast (SlowPitch Remix)
4. Dan Hayhurst (Sculpture) .  Autophyte |
5. 91Fellows . Noon Sleeps |
6. SlowPitch . Brain Test Mantra |
7. A.M. Architect . Pools Of Light (SlowPitch Remix)

From SlowPitch site: This first creative blend includes imaginative transitions designed and narrated by myself. It also includes music from some of my favourite artists.

[Mixed Up Monday: ghost_father, mix viii]

Here is the eighth installment of the always surprising mix series from Buffalo’s ghost_father and it is perhaps the most eclectic yet. At times glitchy, at other times soulful, afropop gives way to hypnagogic pop while swirling beats melt into waterfalls of synths. Mixing is top-notch as usual. No tracklisting provided this time around. Oh well. Enjoy it anyway.

[Mixed Up Monday: Zuihitsu, ‘Cracked Earth Vol. I’]

Sick mix here from Rochester’s Zuihitsu. Hopefully, more to follow. Thanks to Cory for the headsup. Enjoy.

1. Deo Gratias, Johannes Ockeghem (Huelgas Ensemble with Paul Van Nevel, Utopia Triumphans: The Great Polyphony of the Renaissance, Sony, 1995)
2. Departing, Panabrite (The Baroque Atrium, Preservation, 2012)
3. Music for a Moiré Pattern, Steve Hauschildt (Tragedy & Geometry, Kranky, 2011)
4. Chrome Decadence, Ricardo Donoso (Progress Chance, Digitalis, 2011)
5. Cercle, Kangding Ray (Monad XI, Stroboscopic Artefacts, 2012)
6. Into Night, Vestals (Forever Falling Toward The Sky, Root Strata, 2012)
7. Jemsheed, Ayshay (Warn-U, Tri Angle, 2011)
8. Forest Forever, Austin Cesear (Cruise Forever, Public Information, 2012)
9. Come See, Belong (Common Era, Kranky, 2011)
10. Grayscale, Jonwayne (Thanks, Bro, Unreleased, 2011)
11. Into Warmer Air, Hildur Guðnadóttir (Without Sinking, Touch, 2009)
12. Equivalence of the Thirteen, Ricardo Donoso (Assimilating the Shadow, Digitalis, 2012)
13. Pruitt Igoe (Alva Noto Remodel), Kangding Ray (Pruitt Igoe, Raster-Noton, 2010)
14. Chimeras, Tim Hecker (Harmony in Ultraviolet, Kranky, 2006)
15. Time Spent, Deaf Center (Owl Splinters, Type, 2011)

Recorded live in Rochester on the late evening of 5 October 2012.

[Mixed Up Monday: Ghost Father, Mix VI]

Panabrite – Index of Gestures
Steve Hauschildt – Too Short A Season
John Talabot – Depak Ine
Oefening Kunstbaardt – Body By Tarzan
Frak – Beat Dyslexia
Actress – Ascending
Rainbow Arabia – Harlem Sunrise
Obeng Ungu & Alan Buntu – Rabu
Emeralds – Double Helix
Daniele Baldelli – Cosmic Parsley
Doldrums – Lost In My Head
Sewn Leather – Hemophiliac
Cabaret Voltaire – Sluggin Fer Jesus
Chbb – Go Go Go
The Human League – The Things That Dreams Are Made Of (Original Dub Edit)
JR Seaton – She Had A Wing
J.O.Y. – Sunplus (DFA Remix)
Les Georges Leningrad – Georges Five
Gramme – Telephone Me
Unicorn Hard-On – Vaux’s Swift
The Beatles – Penny Lane (Overdub Session)
Ches Smith – Turn Your iPod Into A Car..

[Mixed Up Monday: New Directions Radio, 93.3 CFMU, 5/2/12]

Check out this recent New Directions radio show from Hamilton’s CFMU. The show was on hiatus for awhile but is back and worth checking out. Great stuff.

Live Guest: No Shoes + One Sock (Hamilton, ON)

New Order – Ceremony (from The Western Works Demos)
Acid Maso Temple (Acid Mothers Temple and Massona) – Drug Death Driver (from The Eletric Kool-Aid Acid Results
Moon Duo – A Little Way Different (from Welcome Home, Diggin the Universe: A Woodsist Compilation)
Afterlife – Stand By (from Transmissions CS on Maggot Valley)
Jakob Olausson – When Your Bridges Burn (from Morning & Sunrise)
Grouper – Desdemona
Daniel Bishop – Goldmine Between Her Thighs (from The |Serpentine Walk-Up Call)
Woods – Be There (from Find Them/Be There 7″)

[Mixed Up Monday: Heiki Sillaste, ‘Quiet Drones 3’]

Here is a nice mix that was posted to the Soundcloud group. Perfect to chill out to while winter rears its ugly head for the last time (hopefully). Third compilation in the Quiet Drones series, these tracks have been mixed into one long continuous mega mix by  Heiki Sillaste, head of Toronto label Paper + Sound. 

01 Chromosphere: Fundamental State (Stasis Mix)
02 Noise Level: The Zen Room (Chan Fang)
03 Heiki: Government Island (Live @ ping)
04 Kinder Atom: Naked Mask (Masque Nue)
05 Chromosphere vs. Heiki: Past Tense
06 naw: 13 Stories High (Redux)

Individual tracks are available on iTunes

Released by: Paper+Sound 
Release/catalogue number: pps14
Release date: Jan 1, 11111
ISRC: 85-970-63-70302