by Django Django


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Since its launch in 2001 (under its original name Another Late Night), U.K. compilation series Late Night Tales has served up an intriguing array of excellent records curated by artists like Four Tet, the Flaming Lips, and Air. By allowing musicians to become tastemakers, the Late Night collections tend to take a lot of surprising twists and turns as the artists reveal many of their personal influences. Getting their turn at the decks are London-based indie quartet Django Django. Listening to their Mercury Prize-nominated 2012 debut album, it's apparent they came to their unique folktronica sound via extensive record collections of their own. The inclusion of tracks like the Millennium's "To Claudia on Thursday" and the Beach Boys' classic "Surf's Up" mirror Django's own affection for artfully arranged pop with richly layered harmonies. Experimental electronic fare like TNGHT's "Bugg'n" or Roy Davis, Jr.'s house classic "Gabrielle" also each reflect a part of the band's aesthetic. The inclusion of outliers like Leo Kottke and Philip Glass also add a glimpse of where they're coming from, as does the slightly progressive "Sweet Green Fields" from '70s soft rockers Seals & Crofts. Following the Late Night Tales format, Django Django also get to record a cover song of their own and they've whipped up a truly magical rendition of the Monkees' Head theme "Porpoise Song." As with the previous several Late Night releases, this one also concludes with actor Benedict Cumberbatch reading from the Simon Cleary poem "Flat of Angles."

Product Details

Release Date: 05/13/2014
Label: Late Night Tales
UPC: 5060391090009
catalogNumber: 35
Rank: 104714

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Django Django   Primary Artist
Bob James   Conductor

Technical Credits

Leo Kottke   Composer
John Holt   Composer
Philip Glass   Composer,Producer
Marvin Gaye   Composer
Harry Nilsson   Composer
Van Dyke Parks   Composer
Brian Wilson   Composer,Producer
Bob James   Arranger,Composer
Massive Attack   Producer
Curt Boettcher   Producer
Michael Fennelly   Composer
Gerry Goffin   Composer
Timmy Thomas   Composer
Howard Barrett   Composer
Kurt Munkasci   Producer
Keith Olsen   Producer
Richard Perry   Producer
Creed Taylor   Producer
Dennis Wilson   Composer
Roy Davis   Composer,Producer
Jim Seals   Composer
Alan Wilson   Composer
Guto Pryce   Composer,Producer
André Benjamin   Composer
Thomas Burton   Composer
Tyrone Evans   Composer
Antwan Patton   Composer
Bill Brewster   Liner Notes
Matthew Andrews   Cover Photo
Peven Everett   Composer
Earthtone III   Producer
Artichoke   Producer
Simon Cleary   Composer,Liner Notes
David Sheats   Composer
Gregg Jakobson   Composer
James Nyx   Composer
T. Bullock   Composer,Producer
Joseph Stec   Composer
Carol King   Composer
Harvey W. Bassett   Composer,Producer
Paul Morris   Producer
Lunice F. Pierre   Composer
Ross Birchard   Composer
Rick Miller   Composer
Lindsey Leven   Composer,Producer
David Kennedy   Composer,Producer

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