Playing tracks by
Squarepusher/Ligeti, John Cage, Miles Davis, Broadcast and The Focus Group, A.D.L.R. and more.
Asking Asura to compile our tenth mix was no mere coincidence. His self-titled album, released at the very start of the year, comes in as our top album of 2010. Full of organic tinkering, lush instrumentation and delicate vocals, it is an electronic masterpiece packed with sonic experimentation. Drifting from act to act in a theatre of noise, reverb and fluttering melodies, Asura has cemented himself and label Non Projects as one of the most exciting new projects in LA.
And his mix reflects the often impulsive character of his LP - cutting between Miles Davis, Teebs, Arthur Russell, Squarepusher and more with embarrassing ease. There's even a track featuring The Backstreet Boys which - along with The Zombies/Supersilent mashup at the end - gives a nod towards the pop sensibilities that inform the nature of his sound.