This mix is a compilation of some of the things I would listen to while browsing the library late at night, when the Alpenhof staff had left and the other artists were asleep. It’s an attempt to sum up what it felt like to be up a mountain in rural Switzerland at a time when the world order seemed to be being overturned. Featuring unreleased material from Edward Herring and Leo Luchini, samples from the library’s S-Press cassette collection, Appenzell field recordings of cow bells, as well as music by Lorenzo Senni, Keiji Haino, Duncan Mackay, Arthur Russell and Calvin Harris.
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Text: Dylan Spencer-Davidson