- The mix is inspired by the late, legendary film director Jean-Luc Godard.
Soundwalk Collective's new Crack mix features unreleased music by Ricardo Villalobos.
The 60-minute session is a tribute to the late, legendary film director Jean-Luc Godard, who died earlier this month. It combines audio from his archive with reworks by Villalobos, Petre Inspirescu and Soundwalk Collective themselves.
Back in 2018, Soundwalk Collective were given access to Godard's vast archive and tasked with making music in response. This became the What We Leave Behind EP. Stephan Crasneanscki spoke to Crack about revisiting the material for the mix.
"Many were full of fragments that didn't make the final cut, that were never meant to be heard and that now, through this new sound composition, were resurrected," he wrote. "The edits and cuts, the microphone checks, before and after every clap, everything that was left behind, was now a reflection, rather than an omission. They speak to the passing of time. They are timestamps. The question is, when do we stop, when is a story finished, when do we need to stop?"
Read Crasneanscki's comment in full and listen to the mix.
Godard, who died aged 91 on September 13th, was a pioneer of the French New Wave film movement in the '60s. His most famous films include Breathless (1960), Alphaville (1965) and Pierrot le Fou (1965).