The Rope Factory, Episode 20, spinning soul, techno, dream pop and raggae, all in the same place…
Moods. It’s all about the moods. This month we feature a pairing known as Isolated Community heavily throughout the mix, for no other reason than I think they’re brilliant and that the tracks chosen here act perfectly as waymarkers as we move through a host of ups and downs, bumps, scrapes, highs and lows from a collection of other high priests & priestesses of the dark electronic and folk arts. All thrillers, no Killers.
More Format Madness from Richard Youngs! All 7s this time; featuring The Human League, Kingsmen, Shop Assistants, Taming Power, Half Japanese, Taming Power and Blondie. This is the last of Richard’s regular fortnightly shows for Tak Tent. So this one comes with a doff of the cap and a big, sincere thank you.
New music from LTO, Christine Ott, Rob St John, Astral Social Club, Dogs versus Shadows and Simon Klee, Haq, SAD MAN and Dalhous. The Haq track is from “Mark Barton’s The Sunday Experience” compilation on Edinburgh’s Bearsuit Records – a kind of celebration of the work of writer/music reviewer, Mark Barton who, sadly, died last year. All proceeds go to Macmillan Cancer Support.