Emilie Levienaise – Farrouch: The ‘Monday Is Okay’ Mix


On a Monday we like to navigate our way through the remains of the weekend via the soundtrack of ambient, soundscapes, ethereal melodies and a softer tone.

It is for this reason that we have decided to nominate Emilie Levienaise – Farrouch to contribute to the latest in our ever evolving musical mix series as she delivers an uneasy accompaniment to your Monday afternoon. The French, London based producer and composer is perhaps best known for her work on various film scores. However, she is soon set to release a new album on 130701, the post classical sub label of FatCat Records. She draws upon a wealth of musical knowledge and experience to guide us through a beautiful journey…

Listen and read the interview below: 

-Who are you, where are you and what are you?

I'm Emilie Levienaise-Farrouch, a pianist and composer based in London

-Where was the mix recorded?

At my home studio

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

Somewhere quiet where you can really listen

-What should we be wearing?

I'm not that prescriptive

-Which track in the mix is your current favourite?

Michael Gordon – Industry, and it has been for a while…

-What’s more important, the track you start on or the track you end on?

The last track, it's the end of the story, and the feeling the listener will be left with.

-What were the first and last records you bought?

First ever as a child was MC Hammer, on tape. First serious record would be Bjork's Homogenic. Last one was the Ursula K Le Guin/Todd Barton Music and Poetry Of The Kesh reissue.

-If this mix was an edible thing, what would it taste like?

A grapefruit, both sharp and sweet.

-If it was an animal what would it be?

A slightly feral cat, not too friendly at first, but if you persevere it will end up sat on your lap.

-One record in your collection that is impossible to mix into anything?

Maybe Konstantin Raudive – Breakthrough, but even that could work somehow.

-Upcoming in the world of… Emilie Levienaise-Farrouch

My second album Epoques is coming out on 130701 on Friday the 13th of July.

More details can be found on Emilie and her music HERE. Tracklist below: 

Industry – Michael Gordon

Opening – Scott Walker

Zhao Hua –  Pan Daijing

Spindrift – Colin Stetson

A Music of the Eighth House – Ursula K. Le Guin & Todd Barton.

The Critical Rush – Lucy Railton

Audio Track 5 – Actress x London Contemporary Orchestra

Memorial to Hitchens – Oliver Coates

Sappho Song  – Stephen Crowe

Red Sex – Vessel