So this is the second of a two-part set of episodes based around the theme of numbers. Unsurprisingly there are a lot of records that have some kind of relationship to numbers and whether it’s by sheer weight of numbers (no pun intended) or some other reason, the two episodes I’ve pulled together using that as a theme has allowed me to play some of my most loved pieces of music across a plethora of genres and styles.
This particular instalment almost has a half and half split of styles - the first half being primarily song-based whilst the second is primarily electronic and instrumental. Primarily being the key word because there’s crossover - but if you were being reductive that’s how you could split them up. For me it’s really enjoyable because I get to showcase brilliant lyricists one moment and then have a beat mix across a few house records the next. What it all means it’s hard to say but it’s a boatload of fun pulling together all these records. Hope you enjoy them.
Tracklisting w/ links to purchase, if I can find them (these are directly related to the artists where possible but not always). Also, I take no responsibility for the links. Just trying to help…
Stereolab – Kyberneticka Babicka Pt. 2 taken from Fab Four Suture [Too Pure] (2006) https://duophonic.ochre.store/release/123460-stereolab-fab-four-structure-
Erykah Badu – 20 Feet Tall taken from New Amerykah Part Two: Return Of The Ankh [Universal Motown] (2010) https://www.junodownload.com/products/erykah-badu-new-amerykah-part-two-return/3226582-02/?track_number=1
Air – Don’t Be Light taken from 10 000Hz Legend [Source] (2001) https://www.junodownload.com/products/air-twentyears-super-deluxe-version/3354287-02/?track_number=10
Avey Tare – 3 Umbrellas taken from Down There [Paw Tracks] (2010) https://www.7digital.com/artist/avey-tare/release/down-there-5139805?f=20%2C19%2C12%2C16%2C17%2C9%2C2
Father John Misty – Chateau Lobby #4 (in C for Two Virgins) taken from I Love You, Honeybear [Bella Union] (2015) https://fatherjohnmisty.bandcamp.com/track/chateau-lobby-4-in-c-for-two-virgins
Jeffrey Lewis & The Junkyard – If Life Exists (?) taken from ‘Em Are I [Rough Trade] (2009) https://jeffreylewis.bandcamp.com/album/em-are-i-2009-10
Four Hands – Hizou [Claremont 56] (2010) https://thefourhands.bandcamp.com/track/hizou
Lord Of The Isles – Sunrise 89 taken from Parabolas Of Neon [Firecracker Recordings] (2016) https://firecrackerrecordings.bandcamp.com/track/sunrise-89
Pepe Bradock – Ghost taken from 6 Millions Pintades EP [Atavisme] (2000)
Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith – I Will Make Room For You (Four Tet Remix) [Western Vinyl] (2017) https://kaitlynaureliasmith.bandcamp.com/album/i-will-make-room-for-you-four-tet-remix
The Soft Pink Truth – Satie (Grey Corduroy Suit) (Herbert’s Walk Free Mix) [Soundslike] (2003) https://www.beatport.com/track/satie-herberts-walk-free-mix/119191
Arctic Monkeys – 505 [Domino] (2007) https://www.7digital.com/artist/arctic-monkeys/release/favourite-worst-nightmare-430372?h=12&f=20%2C19%2C12%2C16%2C17%2C9%2C2
Spotify episode playlist: https://open.spotify.com/user/rosscale/playlist/2iYsvSFD3ZqumWSYcdDYpF?si=Q96rCzSBRKO1LKcH0wLlWw
Threadwork is presented by Ross Cale.
Huge thanks to Bod for production support.
Huge thanks to Bettina Langlois for the Threadwork soft sculptures. Check out some of her other work here: https://www.instagram.com/bettenoire93/