1. Digital Landscapes

    To illustrate what Tundra Forms is about a little more I’ve made a showcase mix. It’s an exploration of landscapes in a digital form, finding modern music that echoes the spaces around me and how we interact with them past, present and future.

    Actress - Grey Over Blue (Werkdiscs, Ninja Tune, 2013)
    Forest Swords – Onward (Tri-Angle, 2013)
    DJ Spider & Marshallito - Worldly Suffering (Subbass Sound System, 2013)
    Kode9 & Daddi Gee - Sign Of The Dub (Hyperdub, 2004)
    Levantis - Music Hall (The Trilogy Tapes, 2013)
    Hav Lyfe - Ocean Terrace (Sonic Router, 2013)
    Mix Mup – Bungalow (Hinge Finger, 2013)
    Holly Herndon - Chorus (RVNG Intl. 2014)
    Shackleton - White Flower With Silvery Eye (Woe To The Septic Heart, 2014)
    Oneohtrix Point Never - Inside World (Warp, 2013)
    Don’t DJ – Swifts (Diskant, 2013)
    Kuedo - Work, Live & Sleep In Collapsing Space (Laurel Halo Remix) (Planet Mu, 2012)
    Basic House - Ultra-Misted (Digitalis, 2013)
    Population One - 5:41 (Reduction, 2013)
    Actress - Wee Bey (Werkdiscs, Ninja Tune, 2013)
    Logos - E3 Night Flight (Keysound, 2013)
    Darkstar - Need You (Hyperdub, 2008)
    Fennesz - Badminton Girl (Fatcat, 2002)

    86mins 12sec

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    Notes

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    Actress - Grey Over Blue, Forest Swords – Onward.

    A slow trudge through moorland: abstract portraits of landscape history, life and death in a forgotten wilderness, ancient mythology, remnants of people working this place, symbols, mixing with bleak stark realities, fossils, earthworks, buried beneath flora broken by erosion.

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    DJ Spider & Marshallito - Worldly Suffering, Kode9 & Daddi Gee - Sign Of The Dub, Levantis - Music Hall, Hav Lyfe - Ocean Terrace.

    Submerged landscapes, darkness, flooding, subterranean unease, water courses breached, elements encroaching, unrest: a drowned world.

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    Mix Mup – Bungalow, Holly Herndon - Chorus, Shackleton - White Flower With Silvery Eye, Oneohtrix Point Never - Inside World, Don’t DJ – Swifts, Kuedo - Work, Live & Sleep In Collapsing Space (Laurel Halo Remix).

    Waking life, natural world, sun rising, vivid colours, vibrant energy, every minute slice of life waking at a cellular level with the sun, spaces coming alive, thriving, busy and complex, everything coming into focus.

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    Basic House - Ultra-Misted, Population One - 5:41.

    Early morning travel, scrape the frost off the car, slows start, struggling machines trying to tame the world under their feet, rolling motion into the mist onto the hills, becoming alert traversing the landscape.

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    Actress - Wee Bey, Logos - E3 Night Flight, Darkstar - Need You, Fennesz - Badminton Girl.

    Night driving through dark landscapes, smeared lights of civilisation spread in front of your eyes, shimmering with a distant haze and emerging when you hit the brows of hills, through trees, jagged structure piecing the sky.

    Thanks for listening

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