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Fresh Friday Mix: r beny

This Friday, it’s time to get ambient with Bay Area producer, Austin Cairns (aka r beny).

Cairns created a mix for FLORA this past winter that was meant to compliment the long cold nights of the season. “Gloomy days seem to match my artistic and emotional sensibility,” says Cairns when talking about the mix. “I love the colder seasons. Fall is probably my favorite. It’s amazing to watch the landscape change during these transitional seasons. If Spring is for renewal, then Fall is for letting go. I find comfort in that.”

And while I agree with Cairns on that point, I must say that I’ve just had a listen to the mix again after watching the sunset on a long summer day in London and I think it works just as well in this setting. It becomes a soundtrack for those sleepless summer nights. Heat still comes off the pavements, but all of your windows are open and a slight breeze comes in….

Tracklist for the mix is below, and I’ve included rbeny’s latest single, “echo’s verse” at the bottom of this post.

FLORA / radio 4 ~ guest mix from r beny


Will Samson – Electric Parade
Lau Nau – Maininki
Sigbjørn Apeland – Lite
Twincities – The Story of the World Unbinding
Taylor Deupree & Marcus Fischer – Lowlands
Deru – Three Cheers for Existence (Remix)
Florist – Dust Inside the Light
Ian William Craig – Innermost
Benoît Pioulard – Sixth Hour Bloom
Duster – Constellations
Set Fire to Flames – Fading Lights Are Fading / Reign Rebuilder [Tail Out]
Leandro Fresco & Rafael Anton Irisarri – Un Horizonte en Llamas
Rauelsson – Marbles
Julia Kent – Frost and Furrow
Dmitry Evgrafov – Unasked Questions
Mick Turner – Rosa I
Ant’lrd – Lawn Tactics
Lambert – It Might Be a Feeling
Songs: Ohia – The Big Game Is Every Night (Demo)
Kyson – Outro / If Our Love Was a Movie

r beny – echo’s verse