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the svelte kWelcome to the latest svelte selection, a mixed bag of beauty, crackle, pop and stories of underwhelmedness. There’s also some chat about Green Man and ridiculous fawning over Cate le Bon and Tune-Yards.

Here are some things I talked about:

Pledge to support an Arthur Russell tribute album featuring Twin Shadow, Washed Out, José González, Hot Chip, Robyn, Sam Amidon, and many others – here.

To check out the wonders of the Southbank Centre’s Ether Festival, click on over here.

Indeterminacy, by John Cage, with Stewart Lee and Tania Chen:

(appearing at Cafe Oto on the 25th September, or Battersea Arts Centre on the 23rd September)

So, to listen to just the glorious tunes, do click here for the Spotify playlist, or to download the entire thing, click here.

1. Four Tet – Jupiters from Pink
2. Antony and The Johnsons – Rapture from Cut The World
3. Chilly Gonzales – Train Of Thought from Solo Piano II
4. Kippi Kaninus – Örbrot from Huggun
5. Kippi Kaninus – Purer, Softer, Deader from Happens Secretly
6. A Winged Victory for the Sullen – Minuet For A Cheap Piano Number Two from A Winged Victory For The Sullen
7. Meursault – Mamie from Something for the Weakened
8. Hot Chip – Baby Said from Coming On Strong
9. Adam & Joe – The Festival Song from Adam and Joe’s Song Wars Volume 2
10. The Pictish Trail – The Handstand Crowd from Rough Trade Shops Green Man 12
11. Kwes. – Bashful from Meantime.
12. Cate Le Bon – Seaside, Low Tide from CYRK II
13. Tune-Yards – News from Bird-Brains
14. Franz Ferdinand – Do You Want To from You Could Have It So Much Better
15. Tortoise, The Ex – Pleasure As Usual from In The Fishtank 5
16. O Duo – Stephen McNeff: Baristas from O Duo
17. Synergy – John Cage: Amores – I Solo for Prepared Piano from Impact
18. Pet Shop Boys – A certain “Je ne sais quoi” from Winner
19. Arthur Russell – Calling Out of Context from Calling Out of Context
20. Philus – Kuvio 3 from Kolmio
21. Blur – Caramel from 13