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Nils Frahm ‘Late Night Tales’ – Album Review

Late Night Tales (2015)

Having already released a surprise free album to celebrate the inaugural Piano Day and provided the soundtrack to one-take film Victoria this year, German classical-electronic composer Nils Frahm continues his prolific streak by becoming the latest contributor to the long-running Late Night Tales. Now in its 14th year, the series which invites artists to showcase their own personal pet sounds isn’t a stranger to Frahm’s music, with both Mercury Prize […]


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Jon Hopkins ‘Late Night Tales’ – Album Review

Late Night Tales (2015)

Following the success of his Mercury Prize-nominated breakthrough Immunity, along with his production work on Coldplay’s last record, ambient techno maestro Jon Hopkins continues to raise his profile by becoming the latest contributor to the most interesting compilation series on the market, Late Night Tales. Not that there’s anything particularly commercial about his choice of 21 tracks, with only a few names (Sigur Rós frontman Jónsi, indie shoegazers School of […]


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Bonobo “Late Night Tales” – Album Review

Late Night Tales (2013)

Responsible for one of this year’s finest chillout albums, The North Borders, British producer Bonobo, aka Simon Green, would appear to be the ideal candidate to take on the 33rd installment of Late Night Tales, the compilation series which invites artists to show off their musical influences and curate the perfect after-hours mix. Unlike Royksopp’s soft-rock focused set earlier this year, the majority of the 21 tracks chosen are in […]


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Royksopp “Late Night Tales” – Album Review

Late Night Tales (2013)

Kick-started by the likes of Groove Armada and Zero 7 back in the early 00s, the Late Night Tales concept seems tailor-made for Royksopp, an act who have pretty much perfected the art of downtempo electronica over the course of four studio albums. Which is why it’s a surprise that it’s taken the Norwegian duo twelve years to contribute to the critically-acclaimed compilation series. Disappointingly, Svein Berge and Torbjorn Brundtland’s […]


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Friendly Fires Helm 30th “Late Night Tales” -Album Review

Late Night Tales (2012)

Eleven years after its first installment, the Late Night Tales concept still manages to intrigue. A journey into the musical mindset of the alternative/electronic scene’s most acclaimed artists, the glorified mix-tape series has revealed that 10cc’s “I’m Not In Love” is a Flaming Lips favourite, that Arctic Monkeys’ drummer Matt Helders is a big fan of 90s Italo house and that Snow Patrol enjoy the occasional slice of early 90s […]