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FACT Mix 167: These New Puritans

FACT Mix 167: These New Puritans

Playing tracks by

Benjamin Britten, Capleton, William Byrd, Mothlite, Karlheinz Stockhausen and more.

British art-rock and musical risk-taking used to go hand in hand. It’s a fact which the past decade and a half, governed as it has been by posturing and pastiche, could easily make you forge

The band’s FACT mix is as unashamedly high-minded as their own work, centered as it is around the work of idiosyncratic composers Britten, Stockhausen and Shostakovich. There’s room also for eerie Twin Peaks chanteuse Julee Cruise, squashed dream(nightmare?)-pop from Salem and analogue electro from DMX Krew. Stately and ethereal throughout, we think you’ll agree that it’s one of the most unusual and edifying FACT mixes of 2010 so far.


Paul Sobczak

I like this a lot!