Django Django – Late Night Tales: Django Django (2014) [Bandcamp FLAC 24bit/44,1kHz]

Django Django – Late Night Tales: Django Django (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 02:46:00 minutes | 1,72 GB | Genre: Electronic
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: Bandcamp | Booklet, Front Cover | © Late Night Tales

“Late Night Tales: Django Django” is a mix album compiled by British art-rock band Django Django, released in 2014 as part of the Late Night Tales series. The mix includes tracks from artists such as The Beach Boys, Primal Scream, Outkast, Massive Attack and Philip Glass. It also features an exclusive Django Django cover version of The Monkees’ “Porpoise Song”.

Since its launch in 2001 (under its original name Another Late Night), U.K. compilation series Late Night Tales has served up an intriguing array of excellent records curated by artists like Four Tet, the Flaming Lips, and Air. By allowing musicians to become tastemakers, the Late Night collections tend to take a lot of surprising twists and turns as the artists reveal many of their personal influences. Getting their turn at the decks are London-based indie quartet Django Django. Listening to their Mercury Prize-nominated 2012 debut album, it’s apparent they came to their unique folktronica sound via extensive record collections of their own. The inclusion of tracks like the Millennium’s “To Claudia on Thursday” and the Beach Boys’ classic “Surf’s Up” mirror Django’s own affection for artfully arranged pop with richly layered harmonies. Experimental electronic fare like TNGHT’s “Bugg’n” or Roy Davis, Jr.’s house classic “Gabrielle” also each reflect a part of the band’s aesthetic. The inclusion of outliers like Leo Kottke and Philip Glass also add a glimpse of where they’re coming from, as does the slightly progressive “Sweet Green Fields” from ’70s soft rockers Seals & Crofts. Following the Late Night Tales format, Django Django also get to record a cover song of their own and they’ve whipped up a truly magical rendition of the Monkees’ Head theme “Porpoise Song.” As with the previous several Late Night releases, this one also concludes with actor Benedict Cumberbatch reading from the Simon Cleary poem “Flat of Angles.” ~ Timothy Monger

01. Leo Kottke – The Tennessee Toad
02. Gulp – Game Love
03. Bob James – Nautilus
04. James Last – Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler)
05. Map Of Africa – Bone
06. Seals & Crofts – Sweet Green Fields
07. Philip Glass / Philip Glass Ensemble – Django Django #07] Floe
08. The Millennium – To Claudia On Thursday
09. The Beach Boys – Surf’s Up
10. Primal Scream – Carry Me Home
11. Massive Attack – Man Next Door
12. TNGHT – Bugg’n
13. Outkast – Slum Beautiful
14. Timmy Thomas – Why Can’t We Live Together
15. Roy Davis Jr. featuring Peven Everett – Gabriel (Live Garage Mix)
16. Harry Nilsson – Coconut
17. Canned Heat – Poor Moon
18. Ramadanman – Bass Drums
19. Rick Miller – Future Directions
20. Django Django – Porpoise Song
21. Benedict Cumberbatch – Flat Of Angles, Pt. 4
22. Django Django – Late Night Tales Continuous Mix

Compiled & Produced by Dave MacLean.