Marcel Sletten first came onto my radar because of his stellar label, Primordial Void. He’s released countless memorable albums, including his own work. Last week he released his debut full-length, Vicious Kisses, on the excellent sound as language label and it’s been a regular accompaniment to my early morning. Described as “Psychedelic folk music for the digital age,” Sletten’s sense of humor and playful sensibilities push his music into fun and inviting spaces. Vicious Kisses is the best distillation of that approach so far.
Wonderfully titled Backgammon and Wine, this mix is an extension of those themes. Perfect for late evening thunderstorms and lazy, humid strolls. Of note, two unreleased tunes from Marcel are included!
Café Jacques – Boulevard of Broken Dreams
DJ Screw – Critics in the NYC
Prefab Sprout – Wild Horses (Marcel Sletten Edit)
Ryuichi Sakamoto & David Sylvian – Bamboo Houses (Remix)
Steely Dan – Kind Spirit
The Residents – Rest Aria
Scott Walker – Track Three
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds – Watching Alice
Gene Clark – The Virgin
Arlo Guthrie – The City of New Orleans
David Houston – Nashville
Marcel Sletten – Untitled
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