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EPISODE #408
SUN MORNING, 31 MAY 2020

Michal Turtle

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Curator: Sanjay Mistry
Writer: Sanjay Mistry
Illustrator: Thibault Daumain

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This morning we welcome Michal Turtle to select three Sunday morning tunes with us—a musician and producer who spent the heart of the 1980s making subtle, enlightened music.

Combining vocals with the dreamiest electro-jazz, balmy ambient dub and languid grooves, Michal Turtle’s music feels entirely appropriate for these unseasonably warm and breezy days.

Michal Turtle’s selection

Gaussian Curve – Impossible Island

Michal Turtle: /alarm/ For me a perfect first wake-up song. I first became aware of Gaussian Curve after I was signed to the same label, and spent many happy listening hours with them both live and on vinyl. You can hear the sunrise so clearly on this track, with early morning interjections from whatever wildlife happens to be around you.

Jon Hassell – Dream Theory

Michal Turtle: /Snooze button/ The ultimate snooze song. The inevitability of the minimalism is stunning, and the way it appears out of the previous track and goes on for another 6 minutes is one of the most beautiful moments I know of. Add one of the dopest baselines of all time, and slowly come to full consciousness.

Meredith Monk – Turtle Dreams (Waltz)

Michal Turtle: /repeat Snooze button/ Now you really have to get up, and this is the perfect track. Soothing, beautiful and ugly all at the same time, seems to redefine what beauty is. An unrelenting ostinato organ drones through the whole piece, and with four extraordinary voices a new reality and universe is created. As it is sometimes said: “wake up and smell the coffee”.

MailTape’s selection

Michal Turtle – Feel The Pain

Sanjay: Delving into the archives, ‘Return To Jeka’ brings together eight previously unreleased works recorded between 1983 and 1985. Michal’s tunes have a hazy fidelity, flitting nimbly between electronics and layers of hand drums.

Hilsa – Wash

Sanjay: The electroacoustic duo of guitarist Kallie Lampel and cellist Steve Goodwin (aka Skeleton Zoo) combine hypnotic guitar loops, electroacoustic sounds and shimmering electronics to create a somewhat hazy, rusty and cinematic sound. Transportive.

Tomeka Reid and Alexander Hawkins – Albert Ayler (His Life Was Too Short)

Sanjay: A peaceful and almost pastoral homage to Albert Ayler, originally composed by a master from the first generation of the AACM, Leroy Jenkins.

Anarchist Mountains – Lift

Sanjay: Anarchist Mountains is a duet project between Jordan Christoff & Stefan Christoff. Devoid of computer sounds, screens or presets, their meditative and ambient palette of sounds uses only synthesizers, organ, various hardware effects and field recordings.

That’s it for this morning! As always, thank you so much for joining us. Much love to Michal Turtle for his Sunday selections, and to Thibault Daumain for this episode’s brilliant illustration.

Sanjay Mistry.

Humans behind episode #408 🤗

Curator: Sanjay Mistry
Writer: Sanjay Mistry
Illustrator: Thibault Daumain

Fresh music selected without compromises, since 2011 💎

MailTape is a nonprofit art collective run by volunteers united by their love for music. We are committed to offering an experience that respects you: ethical design, 100% human curation, no ads, no external trackers.

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