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Podcast 201: Robag Wruhme

When the Wighnomy Brothers announced that they were disbanding their oft-celebrated project in late 2009, the disappointment was palpable. Yet Robag Wruhme (a.k.a. Gabor Schablitzki) quickly dropped a number of singles and, just a few weeks back, followed them up with a new solo full-length, Thora Vukk, an album we thoroughly enjoyed. The record saw Robag Wruhme continuing his movements away from traditional techno, but this exclusive mix for the XLR8R podcast finds him taking that idea to an entirely new level. Entitled Good Night, the mix eschews percussion almost entirely. In short, this isn't a session for the dancefloor. Instead, Wruhme pieces together soothing, melodic pieces pulled from the far corners of the musical spectrum, be it experimental ambient works, film scores, or symphonic classical pieces. It may not be the expected offering from a man once revered for his party-friendly DJ exploits, but it's a warm and inviting listen. We're certainly not complaining.

01 Max Richter "Maria the Poet (1913)" (Fat Cat)
02 Danny Norbury "From the Lookout" (Static Caravan)
03 Brian McBride "Girl Nap" (Kranky)
04 Michael Andrews "I'm Not Following You" (Everloving)
05 Vangelis "Rachel's Song" (Eastwest)
06 Erik Enocksson "II. Non Lupi" (Man Tanker Sitt)
07 Tape & Bill Wells "Fugue 2" (Immune)
08 Alejandro Franov "Micerino Tema" (Staubgold/D)
09 Modeselektor & Thom Yorke "The White Flash (Robag Spezial Version)" (Bpitch Control)
10 Bill Wells & Maher Shalal Hash Baz "Rye & Guy" (Karaoke Kalk)
11 Desolate "Escape" (Fauxpas Musik)
12 Edward Williams "Coral Larvae/Arabesque Flatworms" (Trunk)
13 Prague Symphony Orchestra & Libor Pesek "The Frog" (Supraphon A.S.)
14 The Notwist "Prayer" (Alien Transistor)
15 Origamibiro "Unravelled in Wreathes" (Inandout)
16 Rafael Anton Irisarri "Waking Expectations" (Miasmah)
17 No Accident in Paradise "Exit 9" (Freude Am Tanzen)
18 Les Enfants "Good Nuit" (Trikont)

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