Prins Thomas reveals nearly four-hour, 80-track mix to mark 25 years of Smalltown Supersound

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  • The Movement Of The Free Spirit features the likes of Ricardo Villalobos, Sonic Youth and Oneohtrix Point Never.
  • Prins Thomas reveals nearly four-hour, 80-track mix to mark 25 years of Smalltown Supersound image
  • Norway's Smalltown Supersound label has tapped Prins Thomas for a mix marking the imprint's 25th anniversary. The Oslo-based label run by Joakim Haugland has released experimental music, ambient, rock, jazz and dance music over the years, making Thomas, who has worked with Norwegian jazz musicians and remixed Dungen, a natural choice for the landmark mix, which runs through 80 tracks over three hours and 40 minutes. (Thomas has also put out an album a year on Smalltown Supersound since 2016—Principe Del Norte, a collaborative LP with Bjørn Torske and the Bugge Wesseltoft & Prins Thomas LP.) The Movement Of The Free Spirit takes its title from a 10-inch Smalltown released in the year 2000 from The Dead C's Bruce Russell, who had borrowed the phrase from the Situationist activist and author Raoul Vaneigem. Thomas pulls in a remarkably diverse array of artists for the set, including Sonic Youth, DJ Harvey, Studio, Yoshimi (Boredoms), Kim Gordon, Oneohtrix Point Never, Todd Rundgren, Stereolab, High Llamas, Neneh Cherry, Ricardo Villalobos, Four Tet, Bjørn Torske, Dungen, The Orb, Kelly Lee Owens, Lindstrøm, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Biosphere and Peter Brötzmann. He pulls from throughout the catalogue, including music from Yoshinori Hayashi and Neneh Cherry's respective albums forthcoming on the label. Haugland says, "Thomas has followed the label since the early beginnings. Back in the days I was always thinking: 'He's a house/disco DJ—why does he want my noise records?' I realize now I wasn't smart enough to understand his scope... While I have always struggled to describe what the label is, only now—with this mix—I can finally say: This is what it is." The Movement Of The Free Spirit will be released as a CD box set, digitally (both mixed and unmixed) and disc one will be available as an LP.
    Tracklist Part 1 01. Echo Troopers - Fred Astaire Session (Intro) Deathprod - Orgone Donor Yoshimi & Mats Gustafsson - Soundless Cries With Their Arms In The Air Yuichiro Fujimoto - Little Sun 02. Bendik Giske - Hole Supersilent - 13.1 Biosphere - Aura In The Kitchen Supersilent - 13.1 Elektro Nova/Electro Nova - T03 Bruce Russell - The Movement Of The Free Spirit (The 1st Movement) 03. Carmen Villain - Safe Alexander Rishaug - Time And Place 04. Monopot - Scena Napoletana 05. Continental Fruit - Dear Heart 06. Biosphere - Wyll And Purpose Lindstrøm - Call Me Anytime (Oneohtrix Point Never Remix) Deathprod - Orgone Donor Arp - V2 Slight Return Monopot - Dronningen 07. Monopot - Dronningen Jaga Jazzist - Plym Todd Rundgren - Anything (Vocal Outtake) 08. Todd Rundgren - Anything (Vocal Outtake) 09. Todd Rundgren, Emil Nikolaisen & Hans-Peter Lindstrøm - Wrap Your Arms Around Me (Stereolab vs High Llamas Remix) 10. 120 Days - Sleepless Nights 11. Carmen Villain - The Moon Will Always Be There Continental Fruit - The Moon Was My Only Witness Mats Gustafsson & Sonic Youth - Part 3 (Contrabass Sax) 12. Erik Wøllo - Ody At Sea Alexander Rishaug - Satellites Prins Thomas - B (Sun Araw Saddle Soap Remix) 13. Prins Thomas - B (Sun Araw Saddle Soap Remix) Bjørn Torske & Prins Thomas - Arthur's Return (Long Unreleased) Serena Maneesh - Introspection Serena Maneesh - Leipziger Love Life (Ancient Mix) Mats Gustafsson & Sonic Youth - Part 4 (Voice) 14. Wildest Dreams - Off The Lip Part 2 01. Lindstrøm & Christabelle - Lovesick (Four Tet Remix) 02. Dungen - Franks Kaktus 03. Idjut Boys - One For Kenny (Bjørn Torske remix) Idjut Boys - One For Kenny (Idjut Version) 04. Dungen - Alberto Balsam 05. Prins Thomas - H (The Orb Remix) Bjørn Torske & Prins Thomas - Arthur Kjetil D. Brandsdal - Komboloi Lindstrøm - No Release (Owen Pallett Remix) 06. Lindstrøm - No Release (Owen Pallett Remix) Diskjokke - Cold Out Yoshinori Hayashi - Bit Of Garden 07. Yoshinori Hayashi - Bit Of Garden Diskjokke - Cold Out Meanderthals - Andromeda (Basic Idjut Version) Arp - The Past (Version By Studio) Meanderthals - Andromeda 08. Prins Thomas - C (I:Cube Remix) 09. Lindstrøm - Another Station 10. Bjørn Torske - Se Torsken (Mungolian Jetset Remix) Dan Lissvik - Airwalk Dan Lissvik - G 11. Neneh Cherry - Slow Release Bjørn Torske & Prins Thomas - K16 12. Bjørn Torske - Totem Expose 13. Kim Hiorthøy - Door Opens Both Ways 14. Toy - Don't Be 15. Lindstrøm - Raakost (Unknown Mortal Orchestra Version) Part 3 01. Lindstrøm - The Contemporary Fix (Bjørn Torske Remix) 02. Matt Karmil - Morals Biosphere - With Their Paddles In A Puddle Andre Bratten - Minor Misconception Carmen Villain - Planetarium (Gigi Masin Remix) 03. Andre Bratten - Minor Misconception Carmen Villain - Planetarium (Gigi Masin Remix) Brian Reitzell - Ozu Choral 04. Carmen Villain - Planetarium (Gigi Masin Remix) Mungolian Jetset - Mush in the Bush Bjørn Torske - Langt Fra Afrika 05. Kelly Lee Owens - CBM Carmen Villain - Obedience (Bjørn Torske Remix) Elektro Nova/Electro Nova - Phase One Elektro Nova/Electro Nova - Phase Two Part 3 Brian Reitzell - Honeycomb 06. Prins Thomas - C (Ricardo Villalobos King Crab Remix) Bendik Giske - Adjust Elektro Nova/Electro Nova - T03 Prins Thomas - C (Ricardo Villalobos Knödel Prince Dub) Mungolian Jetset - Shelton's On A Bender 07. Neneh Cherry - Everything Is Everything (Villalobos & Loderbauer: Vilod High Blood Pressure Mix) 08. Bjørn Torske - Furu 09. Andre Bratten - Pax Americana 10. Lars Horntveth - Kaleidoscopic 11. Peter Brötzmann Chicago Tentet - II (Performed by Joe McPhee & Ken Vandermark) Smalltown Supersound will release The Movement Of The Free Spirit on November 30th, 2018.