Coldcut and Mixmaster Morris announce massive ambient charity comp for CALM
Giants of the genre contribute to raise funds for mental health charity
Coldcut have announced a huge ambient collection to raise funds for mental health charity CALM including tracks by Daniel Pemberton & FSOL, RyuichiSakamoto, A Winged Victory For The Sullen, Mira Calix and Steve Roach.
Launched today with a double single—Suzanne Ciani’s ‘Morning Spring’ & Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith’s‘“Mt Baker”—and set for full release on November 19, ‘@0’ comprises a collection of ambient tracks curated and sequenced by Coldcut (on LP and Digital) and mixed by both Coldcut and MixmasterMorris (on CD), features an impressive lineup of new ambient and classical recordings, all released for the first time as part of the ‘@0’ compilation is music.
Speaking with Matt Black (one half of Coldcut) on the project and its creation he explains that: “‘@0’ refers to that liminal state experienced many times where my mental and emotional stability was not solid and it felt like teetering on a zero axis about to fall into depression, or more rarely, mania. I found that ambient music, by making no psychic demands, often opened some space and with its soft fascination, subtly raised the energy, helping to avoid that downward spiral and navigate slowly up and out. @0 is a balance point.”
Several pairs of tracks from the compilation will be released over the coming weeks, partnering a more established name in the world of ambient music alongside a relative newcomer. Out today for ‘EP1’, modular synthesis pioneer Suzanne Ciani’s“Morning Spring” arrives alongside Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith’s“Mt Baker”, named after the glacier-covered volcano found in the Cascade Mountain range in Washington.
This will be followed by ‘EP2’ featuring ‘The Drift Home’ by seminal American ambient composer Steve Roach which will be released alongside “Beethoven 250” an ambient soundscape from acclaimed duo A Winged Victory for the Sullen. The final release, ‘EP3’ will come from legendary Japanese composer RyuichiSakamoto, with a new live-recording of his 1999 track “Aqua”, originally performed as part of his ‘Playing the Piano for the Isolated’, and James Heather with a new version of ‘And She Came Home’, with piano re-recorded on a Bosendorfer Grand and additional strings. The final track on the digital release is the legendary Irresistible Force reworking of Coldcut’s classic 90’s ambient track ‘Autumn Leaves’.
‘@0’ will be released on Ahead Of Our Time on November 19.
“@0” LP Tracklist:
1. Julianna Barwick – Star Ray
2. – Rembihnútur (Liminal re-work by Paul Corley)
3. A Winged Victory for the Sullen – Beethoven 250
4. Laraaji – Illusion of Time
1. Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith – Mt Baker
2. Ryuichi Sakamoto – Aqua (from Playing Piano for the Isolated)
3. James Heather – And She Came Home (Strings Version)
4. Suzanne Ciani – Morning Spring
5. Nailah Hunter – Sadko
1. Helena Hauff – Thalassa
2. Mira Calix – danaïdes
3. Daniel Pemberton & FSOL – Behind the Eyes
4. Skee Mask – CG Drip
1. Coldcut – The Fire Burns Out
2. Obay Alsharani – Dream Within a Dream
3. David Wenngren – Pianoise
4. Steve Roach – The Drift Home