WARMER MIXTAPES #329 | by Joe Howe of Ben Butler & Mousepad
1. Haroumi Hosono & Tadanori Yokoo | Cochin Moon
Best start to an imaginary mixtape ever. Mysterious, funky, funny and complex.
2. David Bowie | African Night Flight
Continuing the sub-tropical mood with this track. Sums up frantic travel perfectly.
3. King Sunny Ade | Sweet Banana (Side Two)
Transporting to a bright studio in Paris, escaping the rain for an afternoon.
4. King Crimson | Waiting Man
Great synth-percussion intro and warm, longing vocal from Adrian Belew. Somehow both fast and slow at the same time.
5. Brian Eno | The Big Ship
Soft and sombre - plus it reminds me of my wedding day (!)...
6. Synergy | Delta Two
Epic, yet awkward.
7. Jacno | Rectangle
Back to Berlin and teary discussions about childhood, chocolate, milk, advertising.
8. Kraftwerk | Tanzmusik
Bringing back some energy but not removing the sweetness.
9. Mobius Und Plank | Rastakraut Pasta
We're settled in Germany now - rocking weirdly in the studio.
10. Ryuichi Sakamoto | Das Neues Japanische Elektronische Volkslied
...And finally back to Japan through the portal installed between the two countries in the late seventies.