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EPISODE #417
SUN MORNING, 20 SEP 2020

T. Gowdy

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Curator: Sanjay Mistry
Writer: Sanjay Mistry
Illustrator: Noémie Dijon

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This morning we welcome Montréal-based producer, sound artist and audio/visual performer, T. Gowdy, to select three exquisitely textured Sunday morning tunes with us.

Tim’s audio/visual performances have featured at Mutek (Montréal and Barcelona) and Spektrum (Berlin), alongside his ongoing work as an in-demand producer/engineer with over fifty album credits to date, including Suuns (Secretly Canadian), Ensemble (Fat Cat) and Ada Lea (Saddle Creek) to name just a few.

T. Gowdy’s selection

Those Who Walk Away – First Degraded Hymn

T. Gowdy: a favourite record on constellation. it evokes the feeling of floating through space, I can hear my breath, and there’s a string ensemble rehearsing disjointed passages of neo-15th century riffs in the distance, a dream.

Ulla – Leaves and Wish

T. Gowdy: a highlight release this year. this track makes me want to sink deeper and deeper and deeper and deeper into its corners. addictive listening. on a sunday morning sometimes I want to listen to music passively. other times, it’s cool to meditate on something. this is the track.

Folder – Reset

T. Gowdy: a collaboration project between ultrafog, mdo and ᕦ(ò_óˇ)ᕤ. this piece resets any clusters of neurons that have been colliding together during the busy work week. a refreshing sunday morning smoothie of fuzz and submersion

MailTape’s selection

T. Gowdy – Therapy With Colour

Sanjay: One of my favourite releases this year. Each of the five songs on the EP has a distinct vibe but the whole feels like a cathartic antidote to technical biases endemic to digital production of most electronic music. This track begins the EP with lightly peppered pads and a low drone slowing rising up over a persistent and sinister pulse.

Isnaj Dui – Fjoeg

Sanjay: I selected one of Isnaj Dui’s (Katie English) tracks on Loscil’s MailTape selection back in September 2017. Here, Katie combines field recordings and sampling alongside her trademark concert and bass flutes and dulcimer. Unstable textures, dissonant harmonic structures and throbbing basslines create a soundscape that is at once serene and grating.

Félicia Atkinson – This is the Gate

Sanjay: This is the ominously-titled closing track from previous MailTape guest Félicia Atkinson’s latest release, ‘Everything Evaporate’. Félicia seems to create the illusion that all of the instrumentation is floating, decontextualized, and untethered to any structure. Until the lingering tones converge into a warm embrace of rippling harmonies engulfed in a comforting sea of hiss.

Kali Malone – Litanic Cloth Wrung

Sanjay: An intensely meditative dream of a piece from Kali Malone’s album, ‘The Sacrificial Code’. Soft, breathy warbles and minor-key melodies materialise in slow motion—cascading gently with metronomic precision.

That’s it for this morning! As always, thank you so much for joining us. Much love to T. Gowdy for his Sunday selections and to Noémie Dijon for this episode’s brilliant illustration.

Sanjay Mistry.

Humans behind episode #417 🤗

Curator: Sanjay Mistry
Writer: Sanjay Mistry
Illustrator: Noémie Dijon

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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