Monday, June 27, 2011
Ssg special - TVO
TVO (The Village Orchestra) came onto our radar about 2 years ago care of an excellent mix that reminded us a bit of Rob Hall, but with slower BPMs and a generally more ssg friendly vibe. Since then we have been closely following his work as both a DJ and a producer. As a DJ, what stands out is his ability to combine techno, IDM, bass music, some ambient and more into a coherent and powerful narrative. As a producer, his sound can be a bit more abstract, exploring ambient / IDM / drone, but he definitely also creates more dancefloor-orientated music. An excellent introduction to the productions of TVO is his album from last year on Broken20, "We Can Remeber It For You Wholesale", which is made up of a 1 hour live ambient / drone / experiemental live recording along with 4 edits for DJing. I recommend spending some time with his productions, there is something about TVO's music that really appeals to me - they feel like they are very honest, unmediated expressions of himself. And this is certainly what you get with the TVO ssg special mix. He has put together a 2 hour journey that traverses a wide range of sounds and styles, and does so in a way that the mix never quite settles, it is always on the move. One aspect of the mix that I deeply appreciate is that it definitely sounds different from other mixes of his that I have heard, not only in the way it is structured, but also in the tempos and tracks selected. I have definitely learned more about TVO from listening to this. A diverse and interesting mix, perfect for the ssgs:
ssg special - TVO
As usual, tracklist to follow next week. TVO started the Broken20 label last year, and it has begun well with great albums from TVO and Erstlaub, and the 3rd release will be out pretty soon from another ssg contributor, Patrick Walker, under the alias Isodyne. And for more info on TVO, check his home page, RA page, and his twitter. Big thanks to Ruaridh for this mix, we have been wanting to do a TVO mix for a long time, and it is a genuine pleasure to now share this with you all. Enjoy.