Dressing The Air is the brainchild of the London-based artist Paul Schütze.

In a career spanning 30 years, Schütze has exhibited his photographic and installation works in galleries and museums around the world, released over thirty albums of original recordings, scored a number of films and performed numerous concerts. He has collaborated with artists such as James Turrell, Josiah McElheny and Isaac Julien and musicians as diverse as Bill Laswell, Raoul Björkenheim, Toshinori Kondo, Lol Coxhill and Jah Wobble.

Dressing The Air is a unique open resource that aims to enrich creative thinking by encouraging a multi-sensory approach. A constantly evolving archive and creative news feed, Dressing The Air monitors and reports on a diverse range of art-forms from cinema to sculpture, painting to furniture design, land-art to perfumery.

Late Night Tales - Nils Frahm
Late Night Tales

Late Night Tales - Nils Frahm

Coincidentally, as I received this new disc,  I was musing over the wonderful cassette compellations my friends and I used to make for each other decades ago. I'm not sure I can think of a more personal gift than a selection of music, carefully curated, mixed and laboriously transferred to tape. This release, the latest in the ongoing Late Night Tales series, has the feel of a highly personal, infinitely thoughtful gift. Composer Nils Frahm, has made the single best "mix tape" I've ever heard. The level of thought and judgment evident, the care and craft involved in uniting Miles Davis, a recording of a cat, pigmy women drumming on water, Nina Simone, Gene Autry, Colin Stetson, Penguin Cafe etc, etc is sublime: all programmed with the most exquisite sensitivity and wit. This is a release of rare brilliance, an antidote to the numbing idiocy of streaming playlists and shuffle, a benchmark for sonic curation of the highest order.