Plïnkï Plønkï’s Mïxey Wïxey

We’ve got a fun one for you today, as might be expected from a U.K. band named Plïnkï Plønkï who describes themselves as “a 50-piece ensemble that doesn’t exist.” Bucking the trend, they don’t put their own music in the mix; instead, they pour out influences and favorites like buckets of water in sand castle moats.  The mix includes ocean sounds, church bells, a book and a bridge, across which disparate genres meet and shake hands.  John Luther Adams nestles against FKA Twigs (we’re certain this has never happened before), while an underplayed classic (Jasper TX’s “They’ve Flown Away and Left Us Here”) bleeds into Björk’s “Bath.”  The hourlong mix is surprisingly smooth given its dynamic range, and leaves one feeling satiated.

Plïnkï Plønkï first caught the public’s ear with Happy Birthday, a set of personalized pieces that invited people to “stumble upon their songs.”  This was followed by a Satie tribute and the recent Pangur Din, which celebrated the European World Day of Languages.  The response to this album was so encouraging that they released a surprise Halloween single, Púca, named after an elusive Irish spirit. Plïnkï Plønkï’s playfulness is contagious.  We hope you’ll enjoy the mix below!

Plïnkï Plønkï’s Mïxey Wïxey Track Listing

Follow Erol Raet – Frog Pocket
(recording of Ocean by PP, mixed with ‘Poinciana’ by Geraldo and his Orchestra)

Shellfish Toxin – Tropical Fuck Storm
(Under Bridge Howling_WASHINGTON_DC.wav by freesound user ‘logancircle2’)

Tides of Washington Bridge – Clogs
(Recording of Mediterranean Church by PP)

II – bc_

Sunrise Through The Dusty Nebula – Hannah Peel

In The White Silence: Letter B – John Luther Adams
(A friend’s reading of the first page and a half of ‘The Road’ by Cormac McCarthy is read atop this piece)

Cellophane – FKA Twigs

Single Foot – Moondog (Performed by The London Saxaphonic)
(recording of Ocean by PP, mixed with ‘Poinciana’ by Geraldo and his Orchestra)

They’ve Flown Away and Left Us Here – Jasper TX
(recording of Ocean by PP)

Bath – Björk

The House that Hårga Built – Bobby Krlic

Sleepwalkers Woman – Scott Walker

Water – Jonny Greenwood (performed by Austalian Chamber Orchestra)

Westward Bound – Mark Hollis (‘Poinciana’ by Geraldo and his Orchestra)

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