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Cologne Tape

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Cologne Tape

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Alien experiments from the Man-Machine heartland.

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Cornelia

Aquarius Dreams (DVA's Hi:Emotions Mix)

Cornelia

Aquarius Dreams (DVA's Hi:Emotions Mix)

Strange and brilliantly forward Afro-Futurist oddity. One of DVA's best ever.

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Beaumont

Tokyo

Beaumont

Tokyo

Luxurious sino-boogie romance

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Laurel Halo

Aquifer

Laurel Halo

Aquifer

Lush future/primitive rhythm programming

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Aksak Maboul

(Mit I) Saure Gurke (Aus I Urwald Gelockt)

Aksak Maboul

(Mit I) Saure Gurke (Aus I Urwald Gelockt)

Seminal Belgian obscurity inspired by Congolese rhythms.

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James Ferraro

Cyber Shock Headtroplolis

James Ferraro

Cyber Shock Headtroplolis

Dreamily enigmatic, primordial synth drone.

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CLAMS CASINO

Gorilla

CLAMS CASINO

Gorilla

Evocatively artificial, unnaturally humid beats from the Tri Angle wunderkind.

Irregular
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Ford & Lopatin

Green Fields

Ford & Lopatin

Green Fields

A moment of synthesized pastoral bliss.

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JAM CITY

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JAM CITY

2 Hot

Ceremonial music for nocturnal urban rituals.

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THROWING SNOW

Un Vingt (DEON Remix)

THROWING SNOW

Un Vingt (DEON Remix)

Sweet remix from the quintessential 4th World modernist.

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JOE

Twice

JOE

Twice

Subtly exotic outernational atmospherics and future/ancient drum programming.

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Ital

Eternally Yours

Ital

Eternally Yours

Discombobulated ambient boogie. Oh baby. Yeaah.

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Hertta Lussu Ässä

Elamannesteiden Sekoittuminen / Cocktail of Life Fluids

Hertta Lussu Ässä

Elamannesteiden Sekoittuminen / Cocktail of Life Fluids

Deeply enchanting Gno-Fi psychedelia from Islaja, Kuupuu and Lau Nau.

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HAROLD BUDD / JON HASSELL / GAVIN BRYARS (MYTHS 1234)

Jon Hassell - Map Of Dusk

HAROLD BUDD / JON HASSELL / GAVIN BRYARS (MYTHS 1234)

Jon Hassell - Map Of Dusk

Heavy-lidded polyrhythmic ambient lilt, see where Dolphins Into The Future caught his vibe…

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“14 tracks: 4th World feedback”

As the feedback loops of sonic culture continue to tangle in ever more bewildering knots, we're drawn by to the evocative ecology of simulated environments for exploration. To some extent, these zones were imagined by Jon Hassell and summed up in the phrase "4th World" - "a style of music employing modern technological treatments and influenced by various cultures and eras." Today, equipped with ergonomic, or even bionomic, technologies, this aesthetic is at the core of some of the most fascinating, visceral, and moving music around, allowing borders to be broken and interesting fusions to take place. Electronic rhythm programming allows producers to achieve patterns impossible in the "real" world, rerouting bodies in new ways while advances in post-production render these sounds into ever more vivid and ambiguous virtual parameters, producing the most exotic fantasies in sound. This selection crosses vectors between the Afro-Futurist memes of DVA and Aksak Maboul, to the embryonic Finnish psych of Hertta Lussu Ässä, from the humid synthesis of Clams Casino to the 'Green Fields' of Ford & Lopatin, and the anachronistic grooves of Deon and Ital. These artificial shapes and spaces attempt to move closer to a syncretic form of man and machine. It may seem abhorrent to many, but call us perverse: we love it.

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On 06 Jul 18:10 stewart said:

Interesting compilation. However i think that naming this the 'fourth world', is somewhat problematic as it can't but downplay the inherently economic nature of the relationship between 1st and 3rd worlds in favour of the dream of some sort of symmetrical aesthetic synthesis. it could be argued that this is both perverse and mystificatory. anyway great music nonetheless

On 06 Jul 18:46 Terrence said:

Why was the Von Oswald Trio not included in this. They would've been prime candidates for this vibe. Also missed was 23 Skidoo's Kundalini, early example of jungle techno. Ferraro over these? Someone needs to get fired for this

On 07 Jul 09:34 Scott said:
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“Another great collection”

Particularly like Ford & Lopatin, Clams and the DVA remix.

On 22 Jul 06:43 Brindamore Sludgegulper said:
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“Interesting stuff, but it's not Fourth World”

Hassell coined the term "Fourth World" to describe his musical style, as expressed both in his trumpet playing and in his approach to composition. This musical conception combines the philosophy and techniques of minimalism with Asian and African styles, and relies heavily on the use of electronic instruments...

On 25 Jul 13:40 14 tracks said:

Brindamore, this selection wasn't intended to be purely "Fourth World". It's more about how the ideas of African rhythm, Asian timbres, alien-exotic electronic accents and synthesized humidity which Hassell imagined have become assimilated into the virtual mesh of a new generation for whom all those things seem natural, especially given the options afforded by more ubiquitous software and cheaper hardware. It's quite obviously more about a mood and the feel of a group of references, rather than a doctorate finding specific sonic DNA directly descended from Hassell. Maybe a more specific title would have sated your need for Darwinian classification, but we feel it fits this group of tracks nicely. Feel free to make up your own title and edit your playlist in iTunes accordingly.

On 08 Sep 02:47 Refuge said:

“fLAWLESS SELECTA”

When the quality of music is this high and interesting how can anyone make criticisms! This is my favorite selection since 14tracks started. I also have a fondness in my heart and association growing up with john hassel and harold budd. The name fourth world is perfect, it suggests a world just out of reach and unexplainable,the whole ancient drum sounds really resonate with me while still reaching into the future[thank you triplets]