Late Night Tales - Belle and Sebastian (Volume 2)
by Various Artists
Released: Mar 2012
Label: Late Night Tales
Belle and Sebastian return to the Late Night Tales series with their second selection of left-field indie, electronica and world music. They tap an unusually broad range of styles, from Broadcast's lilting pop to Mulatu Astatke's Ethiopian jazz; there's also David Behrman's 1970s proto ambient, classic soul from Blood, Sweat & Tears, and even a spoken-word conclusion read by music scribe Paul Morley. Throughout, they manage to find a common thread linking even the most disparate entries, dreamy, hushed and a little melancholic. You only wish you had friends who made you mixtapes like this.