Full Moon Mix: Same Song, Different Beat

There are certain rules in entertainment. One of them is that a cover version that stays true to the original is a boring affair. It’s like a fake Rolex: Same same, but different.

A more successful strategy for doing a cover version is to make the song your own. The artists featured on this mix do just that. They give the original a strange twist and process familiar melodies through electronic devices.

Here are some post punk mutations of evergreens reinterpreting the golden age of pop in a most peculiar way.

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1. Lizzy Mercier Descloux – Mission Impossible
Press Colors, ZE Records 1979

2. The Holy Sisters Of Gaga Dada – Pretty Woman
Let’s Get Acquainted, BOMP! 1986

3. Karel Fialka – People Are Strange
Still Life, Blueprint 1980

4. Marianne Faithfull – Working Class Hero
Broken English, Island Records 1979

5. Voco Fauxpas & Major Kain – It’s A Man’s Man’s World
Definitiv (Zürich 1976 bis 1986), Definitiv 1986

6. In Aeternam Vale – Money
In Aeternam Vale, Minimal Wave 2009

7. Telex – Rock Around The Clock
Looking For St. Tropez, Vogue 1979

8. Silicon Teens – Let’s Dance
Music For Parties, Mute 1980

9. Comateens – The Munster’s Theme
Comateens, Jupiter Records 1981

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Full Moon Mix: Oh Death

We’ll never get out of this world alive. Here are nine songs dealing with death in one way or another.

1. Ekkehard Ehlers – Ain’t No Grave
A Life Without Fear, Staubgold 2006

2. 16 Horsepower – Wayfaring Stranger
Deep South, Glitterhouse 1999

3. Kaleidoscope – Oh Death
Side Trips, Epic 1967

4. Bonnie Prince Billy – Death To Everyone
I See A Darkness, Palace Records 1999

5. Smog – Dress Sexy At My Funeral
Dongs Of Sevotion, Drag City 2000

6. Patrick Sky – Dance Of Death
Reality Is Bad Enough, Verve Forecast 1968

7. Doc Watson – St. James Hospital
Doc Watson, Vanguard 1964

8. Lou Reed – Cremation (Ashes To Ashes)
Magic And Loss, Sire 1992

9. Kevin Morby – The Dead They Don’t Come Back
Harlem River, Woodsist 2013

Full Moon Mix: Cittadini e contadini

Italians are said to be light-hearted people. This mix proves this prejudice wrong. As this compilation reveals, Italian folk music is not about la dolce vita, but rather a deeply melancholic affair.

The title of this mix is borrowed from a record by Canzoniere Internazionale, who contribute the opener. “Cittadini e contadini” translates as “songs from the city and songs from the country”, and that’s what we find on here: rural and urban traditionals from Tuscany, Napoli and Sicily.

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1. Canzoniere Internazionale – E me ne stavo mesto a lavorare
Cittadini E Contadini – Canzoni Del Folklore Toscano, I Dischi Dello Zodiaco, 1973

2. Gruppo “Z” – Ballata per l’anarchico Pinelli
Canti Anarchici Italiani, Way Out, 1974

3. Duccio Belgiorno & Gino Carbonaro – Cantu ri li scugghitura
Musica Tradizionale Della Contea Di Modica, Control Data, 1988

4. Renato Carosone E Il Suo Quartetto – Maruzella
Carosello Carosone, Pathé, 1955

5. Romano – Tengo nu chiuovo ‘m’ pietto
Chansons Italiennes No 2, BAM, 1957

6. Coop12 Mesi – I pirati a Palermu
Si Cunta E S’Arricunta, Paladino, 1978

7. Sandra Mantovani & Bruno Pianta – Cecilia
Servi Baroni E Uomini, Albatros, 1970

8. Rosa Balistreri – Vinni a cantari all’ ariu scuvertu
Vinni A Cantari All’ Ariu Scuvertu, Cetra, 1978

9. Roberto Di Simone & Compagnia Il Cerchio – Jesce sole
La Gatta Cenerentola, EMI, 1976

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Full Moon Mix: Synthesists

The golden age of synth produced many nameless innovators. While Jean-Michel Jarre, Vangelis and Klaus Schulze made it big, legions of synthesists didn’t reach the masses. This mix features nine rather obscure pioneers of electronic music. Let their sequencers carry you away. Close your eyes and dream up your own sci-fi movie.

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1. Roland Hollinger – Alors Se Lève Un Grand Vent Fou
Bardo Thodol, Scorpios, 1978

2. Adelbert Von Deyen – Sternzeit
Sternzeit, Sky Records, 1978

3. Clara Mondshine – Drachentrommler
Luna Africana, Innovative Communication, 1981

4. JD Emmanuel – Movement IV
Wizards, North Star Productions, 1982

5. Peter Michael Hamel – Nada
Nada, Wergo, 1977

6. Mark Shreeve – Dream Sequence
Thoughts About War, Uniton, 1981

7. Riechmann – Abendlicht
Wunderbar, Sky Records, 1978

8. Richard Pinhas – Iceland (Part 2)
Iceland, Polydor, 1979

9. Trans-Millenia Consort – Plot Zero
Plot Zero, Trans-Millenia Consort Recordings, 1983

Full Moon Mix: Nightly Things

This is a mix for night owls. Music out of a gothic novel. Folk painted black.

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1. Begushkin – Nightly Things
Nightly Things, Locust Music 2007

2. Timber Timbre – Lay Down In The Tall Grass
Timber Timbre, Full Time Hobby 2010

3. Ô Paradis – La Muerte del Pirata
Mi Viejo Trono, La Nébuleuse Pourpre 2012

4. 16 Horsepower – Straw Foot
Secret South, Glitterhouse Records 2000

5. Hexvessel – Sacred Marriage
No Holier Temple, Svart Records 2012

6. Burd Early – Blackdot
Mind And Mother, Western Vinyl 2004

7. Castanets – The Smallest Bones
Cathedral, Asthmatic Kitty Records 2004

8. 55 Cancri E – Nattsvart
Belsebubs Tårar, Music For Dreams 2015

9. Matt Elliott – The Guilty Party
Drinking Songs, Ici D’Ailleurs 2004 (vinyl reissue 2015)

Half Moon Mix: World Jazz

In the far flung corners of the jazz universe the world spirit hides. Where free improvisation mingles with contemplative exoticism music transcends wordly borders. African, oriental and indian flavours blend into a universal stream of sound. At the end of our journey we discover a cosmic truth echoing back from the rocky cliffs of the Swiss mountains.

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1. Steve Tibbetts – The Big Wind
Northern Song, ECM, 1982

2. Paul Horn + Nexus – African Funeral Song
Paul Horn + Nexus, Epic, 1975

3. Oriental Wind feat. Okay Temiz – Fidayda
Oriental Wind, Sonet, 1977

4. Getatchew Mekuria – Ambassel
Getatchew Mekuria and his Saxophone, Philips, 1972 (Reissue by L’Arôme Productions, 2011)

5. Urs Blöchlinger & Thomas Dürst – Baghwan In America
Il Faut Boire, Mr. Jazz, 1982

6. Vasant Rai – Autumn Song
Autumn Song, Vanguard, 1978

7. John Handy & Ali Akbar Khan – Karuna Supreme
Karuna Supreme, MPS, 1976

8. Rabih Abou-Khalil – Dusk
Between Dusk And Dawn, MMP, 1987

9. Paul Giger – Chuereihe (Excerpt)
Alpstein, ECM, 1991

Full Moon Mix: Millenial Dub

In the late 90s dub and electronica blended in most astonishing ways. This mix compiles some of our favourite tracks of this era that apply dub techniques to electronic music. The fact that seven out of the nine artists featured on this compilation are German, emphasizes that Germany was the epicentre of a phenomena that critics used to describe with tags like dubtronica and dubtechno. Starting in 1995, we’re slowly approaching the millenium.

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1. The Higher Intelligence Agency – Tortoise
Freefloater, Beyond Records, 1995

2. Ro70 – Alma
Ro70, Source Records, 1995

3. Tied & Tickled Trio – Tusovska Dub
Tied & Tickled Trio, Kollaps, 1997

4. Pole – Fremd
LP 1, Kiff SM, 1998

5. To Rococo Rot – A Little Asphalt Here And There
The Amateur View, City Slang, 1999

6. Kammerflimmer Kollektief – Tuch
Mäander, Payola, 1999

7. Pan American – Steel Stars
360 Business / 360 Bypass, Kranky, 1999

8. Elfish Echo – Yumi’s Theme
Strong Medicine, Source Records, 1999

9. Mapstation – Bedeckt
Sleep, Engine Sleep, Staubgold, 2000