The Rope Factory this week indulges in some reflecting, looking back at the tunes of 2020 – those who we kept coming back to, those we missed, and those from our favourite artists or compilations. Oh, and a couple wee Christmas numbers too.
In this mix Cara shares some of her recent favourites, inspired by her longstanding passion for experimental vocals, incessant repetition, abrasively collaged samples and intimate recordings. Look forward to a cappella melodies, hocketting voices, deformed yelps, tender pianos, youtube covers and introspective humming.
Cara is an artist, singer and DJ, born in Glasgow but currently based in Stockholm. In 2020 she released her debut album Lit By A Car with Takuroku.
Sunken Paths Part 2 sees Darren venturing further in the sonic woodlands, taking in sounds from experimentations with theremins, through gentle ambient textures, mournful yet uplifting neufolk tales and ethereal high-pagan church rock, before getting lost down an electro-hauntology fork and ending up somewhere in Dutch Punkland. Can this be pulled off in the space of an hour? We’ll let you decide.