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Friday, 23 September 2011

End of the plain

It's all too easy to forget, but Sohrab is still out there & still needs support: one powerful & gratifying way of providing some is to buy his solidarity releases - You Are Not Alone, You Are Not Alone II & Shouting At Dictators. Not only do all proceeds help fund his appeal for asylum in Germany, but the trio also adds valuably to A Hidden Place - the two thrilling sets of remixes by leading Touch artists linking arms with Sohrab by conjuring rich new takes on one of last year's key albums (featured in LMYE's Festive 50 of the releases that mattered most to us in 2010 & a driver in naming Touch our pioneering label of the year). 

Philip Marshall's urgent yet dreamy meshing of, presumably, Somebody & the title track (definitely part of the outstanding You Are Not Alone II, in any case) is a personal highlight. But each of the three downloads repays investment handsomely. 

Worthwhile piece from Reinspired herePrevious LMYE coverage of Dictators here

JG Thirlwell - Susanna (Uxorial mix) 4:48 | Achim Mohné - Milan Knizhak mix#1 (side a) 6:05 | Jóhann Jóhannsson - Zarrin (remix) 6:01 (Mixed by Jóhann Jóhannsson at NTOV, Copenhagen, 24th May 2011) | Anonymous - Triple Exposure 9:10 (Mastered by a different Anonymous 24th May 2011) | Leif Elggren - No One Really Knows (destroyed) 11:46

Daniel Menche - Zarinn (menche mix) 11:45 | Jana Winderen - Susanna 7:00 | Philip Jeck - Susanna (remix) 5:23 | Philip Marshall - Somebody, Hidden 7:45 (Mastered by BJNilsen, Berlin, 20th May 2011) | Michael Esposito - Somebody's Ghost 6:47

Sohrab - No one Really Knows (free to d/l)

Sohrab - Tanhayi - Live in Tehran (free to d/l)

Sohrab - A Hidden Place (Spotify)

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