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Sounds Of A Tired City #45: Sustainer

Sounds Of A Tired City #45: Sustainer

Playing tracks by

Dead Letters Spell Out Dead Words, The Caretaker, The Loop Orchestra, Nils Petter Molvaer & Moritz von Oswald, Terje Rypdal and more.

Chart positions

This show was 2nd in the global soundtrack chart, 6th in the global experimental chart, 6th in the global folk chart, 29th in the global ambient chart and 40th in the global jazz chart.

Alex Alarcón aka Sustainer lives and works in Barcelona, Spain. He got into making music when he was a child, playing guitar and homemade percussions, and then began experimenting with sequencers and synths in the mid-90's. After releasing some beat-oriented stuff, his sound began to evolve towards less-rhythm oriented music, near to ambient drone and electroacoustic fields with deep textures. His latest releases include 'Radiolas' on Room40 and 'Taps' on Tessellate Recordings. Alex prepared a fantastic guest mix for us called 'Antidotes', which is dedicated to the 'film noir' genre... so expect lots of jazzy, vaporous & smoky infused tracks... from 1957 until today. We also asked him to tell us a little bit about his selection, so keep on reading and listening!