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Colleen’s Mixtape

Jennifer Lucy Allan shares a mixtape from French electronic composer and vocalist Colleen. Plus Californian garage-rock, Japanese cybernetics and joyful footwork from RP Boo.

Jennifer Lucy Allan shares a mixtape from French composer, multi-instrumentalist and vocalist Colleen, aka Cécile Schott. Over the last two decades, Colleen’s sound has blended the electronic and the acoustic, bouncing between countless genres from folk, neoclassical and jazz to gamelan, dub and reggae, as well as manipulating samples of traditional music, field recording and film scores. In addition to her dreamy electronics, she often works with acoustic instruments such as the cello, classical guitar, organ, ukulele, music boxes and wind chimes. Her latest album The Tunnel and the Clearing, released in May this year, features swirling organs with analog electronics. Colleen’s mixtape for Late Junction reflects her influences and appreciation for experimentation, with Japanese ambient techno, Mbuti vocal recordings, electronic organs from Niger and percussion from Colombia.

Elsewhere in the show, Jen selects some favourite releases old and new, from the lurching sounds of Heitkotter’s Californian outsider garage-rock to the joyful footwork and infectious optimism of RP Boo. There’ll be percussive fireworks from sound artist Vanessa Rossetto, and some cybernetic defiance from Japanese composer Henry Kawahara.

Produced by Katie Callin
A Reduced Listening Production for BBC Radio 3

2 hours

Last on

Fri 13 Aug 2021 23:00

Music Played

  • Ora Clementi

    Magic Mountain

    • Sylva Sylvarum.
    • Black Truffle.
  • Fulu Miziki

    OK Seke Bien (feat. Sekelembele)

    • Ngbaka EP.
    • Moshi Moshi.
  • Aşıq Nargilə


    • Qərib Həyat.
    • Mountains of Tongues.
  • Space Afrika


    • Honest Labour.
    • Dais Records.
  • Space Afrika

    Noise Sweet

    • Honest Labour.
    • Dais Records.
  • Jean-Pierre Djeukam

    Africa Iyo

    • Cameroon Garage Funk.
    • Analog Africa.
  • Colleen

    Your Heart Is So Loud

    • Colleen et les boites a musique.
    • Leaf.
  • Pita


    • Get In.
    • Editions Mego.
  • Nyokabi Kariuki


    • SA Recordings.
  • Shirley Collins

    My sailor boy

    • Crowlink.
    • Domino Recording Co.
  • Leila Bordreuil & Zach Rowden


    • Dust.
    • Dadaist tapes.
  • RP Boo

    All My Life

    • Established!.
    • Planet Mu Records.
  • Marie Pierre

    Can't Go Through With Life

    • Love Affair.
    • Dennis Bovell.
  • Privat


    • Ein Gedachtnis Rollt Sich Auf Der Zunge Aus.
    • Alter.
  • Susumu Yokota


    • Sakura.
    • LEAF.
  • Mbuti Pygmies of the Ituri Rainforest

    Slit-Gong Signalling

    • Mbuti Pygmies of the Ituri Rainforest.
  • Shun

    Tablebeat (Response version)

  • Backxwash

    You Like My Body the Way It Is (Joni Void remix)

    • Reel2Reel.
    • Everyday Ago.
  • Mamman Sani

    Arman Doley

    • Unreleased Tapes 1981​-​1984.
    • Sahel Sounds.
  • Abelardo Carbono


    • Palenque Palenque: Champeta Criolla & Afro Roots in Colombia 1975 - 91.
    • Soundway Records.
  • The Igede Of Nigeria

    Ota-ubah Instrumental

    • The Igede Of Nigeria - Drumming, Chanting And Exotic Percussion.
    • Music of the World.
  • Stina Nordenstam

    Purple Rain

    • People Are Strange.
    • EastWest.
  • The Innocence Mission

    At Lake Maureen

    • The Innocence Mission - At Lake Maureen.
    • Bella Union.
  • Henry Kawahara

    Primitive Love (Genshi no ai)

    • Cybernetic Defiance and Orgasm: The Essential Henry Kawahara.
    • EM Records.
  • Koudede


    • Guitars From Agadez Vol. 7.
    • Sublime Frequencies.
  • Richard Youngs

    Strange War-Mind Looks at World and it Withers

    • Blue Thirty-Nine.
    • Blue Tapes.
  • Pamela Z

    He Says Yes (from Echo)

    • A Secret Code.
    • neuma records.
  • Vanessa Rossetto

    Cant take that away from me

    • Legends Of American Theatre.
    • Regional Bears.
  • Stephen David Heitkotter

    Hangin All Night

    • Black Orckid.
    • Now Again Records.


  • Fri 13 Aug 2021 23:00

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