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24 June 2019

 

Warp Records’ three-day takeover of NTS Radio came to an end this Sunday, concluding the celebrations of the label’s 30th anniversary. Over 100 hours of music were broadcast over the stations two live streams, including some highlights from a few of the label’s biggest artists.

Highlights included Boards of Canada’s two-hour mix, Societas x Tape, which contained songs by Devo, Grace Jones and Killing Joke alongside possible new material.


Autechre revealed two hours of unreleased material from ’89-93 - now available for free download here.

 

Death Grips also made an appearance on the show over the weekend, debuting a 30-minute piece, entitled Gmail and the Restraining Order.   





LTS also released a previously unavailable video of Aphex Twin’s 2012 Barbican performance alongside the broadcasts, which riffed on Steve Reich’s Pendulum Music.



Another highlight was Brian Eno’s collaboration with protest and activist group Extinction Rebellion. The piece included field recordings of the group’s demonstrations, overlaying them onto Silver Morning, a standout track from 1983’s Apollo: Atmospheres and Soundtracks.

It is expected that NTS will archive several of the shows over the course of the coming weeks, although the station has stressed this will not be the case with all of the recordings.


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