2018-04-16T11:03:40+00:00 2018-04-16T12:49:14+00:00

Agnes Obel curates beautifully subtle Late Night Tales compilation

There's no doubt that Late Night Tales have some of the best compilations in the game. Unleashing classics, and unheard gems for night adventures, dreaming and everything in-between. Previous contributors include Nils Frahm, Jon Hopkins, Four Tet, MGMT, Röyksopp, Bonobo, and more.  And, now the critically acclaimed Agnes Obel is taking on the curation.  The compilation's first narrative is Inger Christensen's "Poem About Death." It's set to original music by Obel and is exclusive to this mix. 

"I was surprised at how much time I ended up spending on this. I collected all the songs together with my partner Alex and we just spent time listening to records, trying to see what would fit together. Some of the music I’ve included here is on mixtapes we made when we were just friends as teenagers. Each one of the tracks produces stories in my head." – Agnes Obel

For the latest mix, it feels almost as if Agnes has scoured the world looking for kindred spirits – or kindred songs. There’s a quietude about it all, the opposite of a rush hour, akin to a frozen lake on a Sunday morning. It's hushed, and so you have to pay attention. The emphasis is on the little things. It's joyously laden with exclusive new Obel material, including a haunting reading of Danish song "Glemmer Du", Inger Christensen’s ‘"Poem About Death" set to original music, and an Agnes original, "Bee Dance". Pre-order the stunning compilation on limited vinyl here.

“To me, sounds have always been more interesting than words. I love it when the voice becomes an instrument and you almost forget it’s a human voice.” Never is this more apt than on this beautifully programmed and bewitching selection of music. – Agnes Obel

Agnes Obel – Late Night Tales Tracklist:
01. Henry Mancini – The Evil Theme
02. Roger Webb – Moonbird
03. Eden Ahbez – Eden's Island
04. Lee Hazelwood – The Nights
05. Nora Dean – Ay Ay Ay Ay (Angle-Lala)
06. Yello – Great Mission
07. Quarteto Em Cy with Tamba Trio – Aleluia
08. Lena Platonos – Bloody Shadows From A Distance
09. Ray Davies – I Go To Sleep
10. Alfred Schnittke – Piano Quintet, V
11. Agnes Obel – Stretch Your Eyes (Ambient Acapella) 
12. The Bulgarian State Radio & Television Female Choir – Pilentze Pee (Pilentze Sings)
13. Agnes Obel – Glemmer Du – Exclusive Cover Version
14. Agnes Obel – Bee Dance – Exclusive
15. Sibylle Baier – The End
16. Michelle Gurevich – Party Girl
17. CAN – Oscura Primavera
18. David Lang – I Lie
19. Nina Simone – Images (Live In New York 1964)
20. Agnes Obel – Poem About Death – Exclusive

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