Playing tracks by
Keith Jarrett, Yasunao Tone, Lalo Schifrin, Thomas Bangalter, Bernard Herrmann and more.
Haswell’s FACT mix reflects his enduring fascination with, and admiration for, live recordings. It opens with jazz pianist Keith Jarrett’s infamous declaration to an audience, “There’s absolutely no need to clap. You just clapped because you felt you should…”, and from there takes in live actions and interventions from Incapacitants, Underground Resistance, Revolting Cocks, Jeff Mills and Haswell himself.
“I feel like the tracklist of it is half the thing,” says Haswell of FACT mix 236. “It isn’t a DJ mix…it’s a selection. I’ve never done a podcast before, so I’ve treated it more like a program, often playing complete tracks, and referencing: cinema, improvisation, live albums, sonic warfare, sound design, music concrete, noise, classic techno, acid and live techno. Just things I’m interested in at the moment; it’s fairly intuitive.
It’s like the greatest radio show never broadcast and for us, FACT mix 236 is a total “‘Yes!’ situation”.