ATP: Possibilising The Impossible
Caribou tells us about curating this year's Nightmare Before Christmas.
Posted 6th December 2011, 3:04pm in Blogs
Completing a triumvirate of septuagenarian-plus saxophone heroes are the Sun Ra Arkestra led by Marshall Allen and the incendiary Getatchew Mekuria with The Ex. Together they represent a good chunk of my favourite music in the world and I pity anyone who has to take the stage after any of these three. Which probably means us.
I'm not in it for a pissing match of who could collect the oldest/most revered: the relatively unknown Orchestra Of Spheres, who are as far as I know are making the trip over for this for their first shows outside of Australasia, we met at the bottom of a swimming pool in a summer camp in the New Zealish wilderness. Just try not to be transfixed by this free-wheeling amalgamation of Transglobal Disco Outernationalism.
With more column inches I could continue to enthuse - heroes (Theo Parrish, Omar Souleyman), old friends (Four Tet, Junior Boys), newer friends (Toro Y Moi, Factory Floor) and still some of the most exciting additions as yet to be revealed...
I just finished a DJ mix consisting of all the bands playing on our day and listening back to it I can't quite believe they're all going to play with us all on the same day. I've been waiting all year - hurry up, already.
ATP's Nightmare Before Christmas will take place from 9th - 11th December at Butlins Holiday Centre, Minehead.