Dropped Cards

This week's show features the incredible new Hether Blether from Orkadian musician Erland Cooper, completing a triology of records written about his home islands. Athmospheric, and bare, transquil, peaceful, and with an overriding sense of “home”, no matter where that might be for you. The music pulls from a lot of genres too, some sparse, folk-influenced songwriting, along with neo-classical composition and electronic influences make the combination of instrumental, sung and spoken word samples a remarkably executed work. It also serves as a wonderful complement to his earlier work Orkney with his band The Magnetic North, whose work we also pull in tonight along with some of his fellow collaborator Hannah Peel. Beyond that, tonights theme is that of record download cards I found unused, hidden under my turntable. It makes for an era hopping compilation that, I think, works remarkably well.

Also, for the first half of the show, we tried out an Instagram Live simucast. Not sure that it was a raging success, but a fun distraction nonetheless. Thanks everyone who joined in.


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  1. Thee Oh Sees by What You Need (The Porch Boogie Thing) on Castleface Flexi Compilation (Castleface) $ Buy
  2. Break
  3. Sing by Blur on Leisure (Food) $ Buy
  4. Come Down by Hanni El Khatib on Savage Times (Innovative Leisure) $ Buy
  5. Make No Sound by Gomez on Bring it On (Hut) $ Buy
  6. Rusty Pipes by Eels on The Deconstruction (Works / PIAS) $ Buy
  7. Break
  8. Peedie Breeks (feat. Benge) by Erland Cooper on Hether Blether (Phases) $ Buy
  9. Bad Feeling by Muzz on Muzz (Matador) $ Buy
  10. Walk the Walk by Gaz Coombes on World's Strongest Man (Caroline) $ Buy
  11. Gina's World by Marika Hackman on I'm Not Your Man (Sub Pop) $ Buy
  12. Break
  13. Linga Holm by Erland Cooper on Hether Blether (Phases) $ Buy
  14. Architecture of Amnesia by Gruff Rhys on Babelsberg (Rough Trade) $ Buy
  15. Next to You and the Sea by Woods on Strange To Explain (Woodsist) $ Buy
  16. Break
  17. Longhope by Erland Cooper on Hether Blether (Phases) $ Buy
  18. Particle G1 (feat. Erland Cooper) by Hannah Peel on Particles in Space (My Own Pleasure) $ Buy
  19. Earth Beat by Paul Weller on On Sunset (Solid Bond) $ Buy
  20. Break
  21. Hamnavoe by Erland Cooper on Hether Blether (Phases) $ Buy
  22. Journey 1 by Max Richter on Infra (Deutsche Grammophon) $ Buy
  23. Infra 5 by Max Richter on Infra (Deutsche Grammophon) $ Buy
  24. Spoot Ebb by Erland Cooper on Sule Skerry (Phases) $ Buy
  25. Ward Hill by The Magnetic North on Orkey: Symphony for the Magnetic North (Full Time Hobby) $ Buy
  26. Millersdale by William Doyle on Your Wilderness Revisited (William Doyle) $ Buy
  27. Break
  28. Twist by Thom Yorke on Anima (XL) $ Buy