This week we have the privilege of welcoming singer/songwriter Findlay Brown to the Dusk Dubs family...
"I wanted to put together a mix with a kind of mood throughout, and over the last few years I've been listening to more and more instrumental music so here are some of my favourites.
Jack Rose I saw perform at an Rough Trade instore in Soho London maybe ten years ago and its through him I heard solo acoustic, finger picking drone music for the first time.
There is a beautiful track by Laraaji on hear, very meditative. I really like this kind of New Age music.
Mind Over Mirrors is the solo project of Jaime Fennelly from Washton State. I heard High & Upon playing in a record store in Greenpoint Brooklyn when I lived there. Lots of nice Harmonium and saturated organ drones.
Artists Woo and Mariah I discovered through this very cool label Palto Flats who just reissued Midori Takada's "Through the Looking Glass too.
Charles Mingus "Mingus Plays Piano" LP has been a big favourite for a long time!
Ben Frost does heavy ambient music so well, both brutal and beautiful.
The Jon Hopkins track is the only one with vocals by King Creosote. Jon used to be at a lot of the little folk nights I sometimes played at in London 2006/2007 when I was doing my first album. His soundscapes and Kenny's transcendent vocals together are heart breaking.
You can find Findlay here:
1) Laraaji – I Am Ocean
2) Woo – Awaawaa
3) Mind Over Mirrors - Harmattan Morning
4) Jack Rose - Red Horse
5) Charles Mingus - Myself When I Am Real
6) Gimmer Nicholson - Millenial Harbinger
7) Ben Frost - Theory of Machines
8) Igor Wakhevitch - Never Poem for the Other
9) Mariah - Shinzo No Tobira
10) The Durutti Column - Love No More
11) Jon Hopkins - Immunity (with King Creosote)