Agnes Obel Agnes Obel: Late Night Tales “To me, sounds have always been more interesting than words,” says Agnes Obel. “I love it when the voice becomes an instrument and you almost forget it’s a human voice.” Never is this more apt than on this beautifully programmed and bewitching selection of music. Agnes’ 2010 debut album Philharmonics went platinum in France and Belgium and, unsurprisingly, quintuple platinum in her native Denmark, where she also won five Danish Music Awards (equivalent to the Brits) in 2011. The follow-up Aventine, released in late 2013, was imbued with the same measured calmness as her debut. It went platinum in Belgium and gold in Denmark and France. For the mix you have in your hands it feels almost as if Agnes has scoured the world looking for kindred spirits – or kindred songs. There’s a quietude about it all, the antithesis of a rush hour, like a frozen lake on a Sunday morning. This is aided by a veritable cornucopia of new Obel material, including a haunting reading of Danish song ‘Glemmer Du’, Inger Christensen’s ‘Poem About Death’ set to original music, and an Agnes original, ‘Bee Dance’. Late Night Tales CD | LP
The Cinematic Orchestra Late Night Tales - The Cinematic Orchestra Tracklisting only details the LP version. The aptly named Cinematic Orchestra (TCO) were formed by J. Swinscoe back in 1999. Swinscoe arrived at London with a background playing bass and guitar in bands and DJing, as well as a head full of ideas and influences, such as his love of jazz bass players, rhythm sections and film soundtracks. The debut album on the mighty Ninja label ‘Motion’ was voted “album of the year” by listeners to Gilles Peterson’s Radio One show. If ‘Motion’ reflected the cinematic aspect of TCO, their second album ‘Every Day’, brought out more of the orchestral side, too. In the last 6 years the Cinematics’ have played far and wide at every conceivable type of venue and on all kinds of occasion. They have shocked out from the Jazz Café to the Jazz Bop via Ronnie Scott’s, They even toured the North American Jazz Festival circuit in the back of a transit van, with the dates culminating in a prestigious support slot for John McLaughlin in Central Park, Ma Fleur the bands last studio album has shifted of 200,000 albums worldwide to date and the melancholic “To Build A Home” has become a modern day classic that really sums up the Cinematic Sound that fits with Late Night Tales series so well. Late Night Tales LP
Sasha Scene Delete: Remixes #3 10" on white vinyl. This third and final vinyl installment sees Plaid and Christian Loffler remix two tracks from ‘Scene Delete’, Sasha's ambient/soundtrack project inspired by Nils Frahm, Max Richter and Steve Reich. Long-term Warp duo Plaid adapt 'Abacus' to their own diverse electronic palate while 'Shelter' takes on a new form thanks to German musician Christian Loffler. Late Night Tales 10"
Sasha Scene Delete: Remixes #2 10" white vinyl limited to 1000, includes a digital download code The second instalment of Sasha: Scene Delete Remixes sees Max Cooper and Matthew Dear provide club versions of two tracks from ‘Scene Delete’, Sasha's ambient/soundtrack project inspired by Nils Frahm, Max Richter and Steve Reich. Late Night Tales 10"
david holmes Late Night Tales DJ and producer David Holmes is welcomed to the Late Night Tales fraternity with an evocative collection of personal songs and music, peppered with exclusive new material and rare gems. Late Night Tales CD | LP
Olafur Arnalds Late Night Tales The Icelandic composer's mix will feature noises from Jai Paul, Julianna Barwick, Samaris, James Blake, and more, including an three exclusive tracks from Arnalds (one's a cover of Destiny's Child's "Say My Name"), an exclusive Odesza instrumental, and an exclusive from Arnalds' techno project Kiasmos. David Tennant also contributes a spoken word piece at the end. Late Night Tales CD | LP
Sasha Late Night Tales presents Sasha: Scene Delete Triple LP is unmixed and includes download for both mixed & unmixed versions Sasha brings us a new album for 2016. Scene Delete features beautifully crafted deep electronic, atmospheric pieces of music rather than the house & techno he's usually renowned for. Highly recommended. Imagine listening to music inspired by Frahm, Richter and Steve Reich, but made by one of the UK’s leading house and techno DJs. Away from the hubbub of the club, the craziness of Ibiza, there’s a contemplative side to everybody. Forget the beats and the sweat and the billowing anthems; this quiet, undulating, at times pastoral piece is less about songs and anthems and more about texture and atmosphere. ‘Scene Delete’ is a side of Sasha you’ve never heard before. “I love post-minimalist modern classical, I love to listen to something completely different that’s quite hypnotic as well. It almost… purges the system. Late Night Tales CD | LP
Nils Frahm Late Night Tales The latest Late Night Tales mix comes from Nils Frahm A hypnotic voyage through modern and classical composition, experimental electronics, jazz, dub techno, soundtracks and soul; Frahm's Late Night Tales haunts and beguiles. It’s not mixing, so much as gently layering, like a particularly fluffy goose- down duvet folding in on itself, the folds part of the attraction, the layers part of the overall picture being painted. Many of the tracks have been edited, effected and re-made. Late Night Tales CD | LP
Groove Armada Late Night Tales presents Automatic Soul 80's boogie, electro-funk, disco & R'n'B style mix from Groove Armada's Tom Findlay. It is 1983 and you’ve just stepped into your Ford Capri with your girlfriend Julie. You live in Harlow, but in your head you’re really somewhere near Salou in Spain, next to your yacht. But the thing you really love is soul and they play nothing but at Sups in Loughton. OK, so It’s not 1983 at all. It’s 2014, but listening to this electrofied soul, will put you back in the zone. Tom Findlay, one half of Grammy-nominated Groove Armada, has put this collection together: a stamp of authenticity in itself. Tom has also put a few of these through the edit wringer, reworking many of the tunes for maximum towelling sockability. Late Night Tales CD | LP