Since 2001, an independent label Night Time Stories LTD has been releasing these curated compilation albums called Late Night Tales. It’s a late night mix, which is created by one of the chosen selectors with a serious approach to the goal which is to give the people music to listen to at…late night, obviously.
Many of those end with a spoken tale, read by the likes of Benedict Cumberbatch and Patrick Moore. GQ magazine called the Late Night Tales “The Rolls Royce of compilations”.
More than 10 years of releasing perfection and here they are – delivering the fresh one by Olafur Arnalds, who spoils us with three exclusives – his own ‘Kinesthesia I’ and ‘RGB’ and ‘Orgoned’ by his techno side project Kiasmos.
The Late Night Story is read by David Tennant.
“When I was asked to do the next installation of the Late Night Tales series I thought “This will be fun and easy, only a couple of days work. No problem!”. Six months later, I was still pulling my hair out in some kind of quest to make the perfect mix. As someone who has never really done mixes before, I learned a lot of things along the way and the whole experience was very inspiring. I decided to approach the mix in a similar way as I would one of my scores. This is the soundtrack of my life. I included songs from many of my friends and collaborators and tried to deliver a mix that represents who I am as an artist and where my influences are coming from – both personally and musically.” – Ólafur Arnalds, March 2016
Hjálmar Lárusson and Jónbjörn Gíslason – Jómsvíkingarímur – Ýta Eigi Feldi Rór
Julianna Barwick – Forever
Koreless – Last Remnants
Odesza – How Did I Get Here (Instrumental) (Late Night Tales Exclusive)
Anois – A Noise
Samaris – Góða Tungl
Ólafur Arnalds – RGB (Late Night Tales Exclusive)
Rival Consoles – Pre
Four Tet – Lion (Jamie xx Remix)
Jai Paul – Jasmine
James Blake – Our Love Comes Back
Spooky Black – Pull
Ólafur Arnalds ft. Arnór Dan – Say My Name (Exclusive Cover Version)
Sarah Neufeld & Colin Stetson – And still they move
Kiasmos – Orgoned (Late Night Tales Exclusive)
Ólafur Arnalds – Kinesthesia I (Late Night Tales Exclusive)
Hjaltalín – Etheral
David Tennant – Undone (Exclusive Spoken Word)
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