It dropped in my inbox as a surprise, the best possible kind of surprise, because todos' Kilchurn Sessions have been known to take quite some time to put together. It's been nearly six months since Session 12, and with that amount of time under his belt to collect his next edition, you can expect only the very best to hit you in the 13th.
Once again opting for his trademark mix of new, old, classics, edits and samples, todos' journeys have become slightly deeper over the past few editions, and this one is no different, albeit punctuated with a few rather sublime lead vocal tracks.
He has left us all with another bunch of artists to dig deeper into, including, Body Boys, Alaskalaska and Landside, whilst reminding us of a few recent greats by Abul Mogard, Planet Boelex, and Segue, alongside some of the best new productions of the year from Synkro and Rival Consoles.
I always say it, and I'll say it again, todos manages to capture the essence of what a mixtape should be for me - the perfect blend of old and new, painstakingly curated and crafted with care with no agenda - just a journey.
I've also taken the time to update the download links on all of todos' previous twelve legendary mixes which can be found and downloaded here.
01. Zes - ‘Departure’ Edit
02. Samantha Glass - ‘Different Tissue’
03. Body Boys - ‘Yunnan’
04. Abul Mogard - ‘Slate-coloured Storm’
05. Nils Frahm - ‘Peter’ (Clark Remix) Edit
06. Alaskalaska - ‘Kings’
07. Russell. M. Harmon & Gavin Miller - ‘Vela’
08. Planet Boelex - ‘Moments’
09. DOGMA - ‘The Way Can Be Pretty Long’ Edit / (ghost) - '780.33'
10. Reinehr - ‘Lung’ / Library Tapes - ‘Fragment Li’
11. Lanterns On The Lake - ‘Green And Gold’
12. Ojan - ‘Intro’ / Hakobune & Dirk Serries - ‘The Slow Movement Of Thought’ Edit
13. Brother Blue - ‘Summoning UFOs’
14. Arandel - ‘Section 12’
15. Segue - ‘Identity Dub’
16. Synkro - ‘Overture’
17. Abereiddy Astronomical Society - ‘The Outsider’ (James Murray Remix)
18. Landside - ‘Wasteland'
19. Rival Consoles - ‘Looming’