23 Jul 2020

A weekly playlist guided by the contents of the week's digital programme and the associated artists and music in its surrounding orbit. We’ll be compiling each shorter weekly selection into a rolling playlist for your longer listening needs.

nimiia vibié – Jenna Sutela

A record that draws from this week’s PAUSE feature nimiia cétiï, Jenna Sutela’s audio-visual project on machine learning and interspecies communication, the PAN-released nimiia vibié manifests a more-than-human language. This language is based on the computer’s interpretation of a Martian tongue from the late 1800s, originally channelled by the French medium Hélène Smith and now voiced by Sutela, as well as the movement of Bacillus subtilis, an extreme loving bacterium that, according to recent spaceflight experimentation, can survive on Mars.

Still Life – Oneohtrix Point Never

Discussing the digital manipulation of the human voice to create a sonic ‘uncanny valley’ internet aesthetic within music, musicologist and critic Adam Harper plays Oneohtrix Point Never’s ‘Still Life’ as part of his Sound Salon talk for this Sunday’s Deep Listen; an insight into post-internet sounds and how the internet - and new technology more broadly - is shaping music. 

Toast Up – Gunna

Taken from Gunna’s Drip Season 3, curator in residence Tabitha Thorlu-Bangura’s current listening

Dark Web 001 – Giant Claw

Dark Web is a meditation on the cultural heritage of the generations that have come to age during the Internet Age... the sound of late night browsing sessions gone wrong … the album is dedicated to online music freaks” – Adam Harper breaks down the uncanny and fragmented kitsch of Giant Claw’s 2014 record Dark Web in this week’s Deep Listen.  

Rumours – Ivorian Doll

A track Tabitha Thorlu-Bangura is playing on repeat at the moment – “If I play it once I have to play it at least three times”. We caught up with Tabitha earlier this week for our Long Read to discuss positive rituals, recommended listening and her hopes for the rest of the year.   

Helps Your Two Hips Move – Anz

Another recommendation taken from Monday’s Q&A –  we’ve included Anz’s ‘Helps Your Two Hips Move’ from 2019’s Invitation 2 Dance. Also check out spring/summer dubs – a selection of Anz tracks and sketches from the past few months. 

Global Lunch – James Ferraro

Described by Adam Harper as a form of “digital kitsch” in this week’s Deep Listen feature, Harper shares a track from James Ferraro’s Far Side Virtual album: a “music deadpan appropriation of late capitalist-era corporate mood Muzak”.

The Longest Morning – Okkyung Lee

From Yeo-Neun, cellist Okkyung Lee’s recent album – one for morning listening.