Cave Paintings: The ‘Monday Is Okay’ Mix


There is no need to be afraid of the darkness outside or the work which lurks within for we here at Ransom Note have you covered. Meditation is key and we are here to deliver an exclusive mix of abstract temptaions and ethereal bliss by up and coming duo Cave Paintings. They have recorded a mix of stunning poetic cohesion which will help to ease you into the week, igniting and inspirational. 

The duo have selected an array of intriguing music from the likes of Happy Meals, Thunder Tillman, Floating Points, Fontan, Coil and many more. The mix is broken into four segments, each piecing together the narrative for a better week. 

Listen and read the interview below: 

Please introduce yourself …

Who are you: We are Cave Paintings.

Where are you: We’re in Leeds.

What are you: We are a small, nomadic group of crafts persons and musicians. We play psychedelic and left of centre music to dilate your amygdala. 

Tell us about the Monday mixtape you’ve put together for us. 

It’s an immersive trip, it’s a manifestation of the 4 gates of the morning after the weekend before, it’s emerging from the subterranean.

If it were to be drawn what would it look like? 

A dance within the cosmic circle of fire.

If it were a food what would it be? 

Agarikon (Fomitopsis Officinalis)

What would be the ideal setting to listen to the mix?

You’re own little piece of Shangri-la.

What should we be wearing?

Nude would be absolutely fine for this but if you do manage to get dressed today, small victories and all that. 

Where was it recorded?

It was recorded on the new rug on my living room floor in a single take yesterday morning in the time it takes the sun to travel across that space at this time of year.

Are you on the same wavelength as the boomtown rats or do you actually like Mondays?

Sometimes you can drift into them on the back of the warm breeze sometimes you have to attack them like the black run you accidentally found yourself on or the crux on the problem you’re having to red-point. It’s all in the breathing 

Who got you hooked on electronic music?

I can’t answer for everyone but for me personally (Atlas) it was the late Tony de Vit and the very much still alive Dave Beer by way of his Back to Basics parties at the Mint Club.

Some self help questions for a Monday: 

Am I excited to dive into the challenges that I have lined up for the week?

This week, yes I’m hoping to get finished what I need to by Wednesday and then head up into the Lakes.

Am I going to my dream job?

Not yet, but give me time.

Do I feel energised, rested, and confident?

I will by the end of this week, hopefully. Apart from a trip down to Bloc I’ve not really stopped yet this year.

If you were trapped on a desert island with one other person, who would you choose? How long would it be before you eat them?

Paul Stamets, if he did what he does best I wouldn’t need to.

Your doctor says you need more exercise….what do you take up for exercise?

Time in the mountains. Or on a desert island with Paul Stamets …

What was the first electronic record you heard and how did it make you feel? 

London Boys – The 12 Commandments of Dance. It made me feel things that my young brain didn’t fully comprehend at the time.

What are you obsessed with at the moment?

Ama Dablam.

What's your answer to everything? 


Anything else we need to discuss.

I don’t think so …

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