Such is the complexity that completes C.love, who creates under the names Courtney Rexach, Zouyina, and Sisters of Z.
C.love understands her music as an audio pathway to other realities. We see her as a guide, leading us through a gateway to other galaxies to worlds that are tainted with natural elements and delightfully deranging sounds.
This next podcast in our Urban Cosmonaut Radio series was named “Le Chemin de l’Hiver”: inspired by the growing length of the dark night, the death and rebirth of the seasons and the fire that lit the mountain studio in which this mixtape was created.
A child of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, hailing from LA with roots in Mauguio, France, C.love has selected 25 tracks, none of whom were left untouched by the artist, all of whom reflect her unique flavour.
We leave you now with these words, written by the artist herself in a message to you, the listener:
goes like listening
grows like lichen
all over her rocky breasts.
My Dance on the Mountain
knows like animal trails
leading through soft brush
shows like swift patterns
Leading through the grass.
From Earth to Sun
From Hips to Lips
My voice will carry
to the canyon of my home.”
00:00:00 ••• Julie London ••• No Moon at All
00:02:28 ••• Depeche Mode ••• Enjoy the Silence (C.Love Mute Edit)
00:05:30 ••• Anna Caragnano & Donato Dozzy ••• Parola
00:06:26 ••• Sneaker ••• Haunted Samba
00:09:25 ••• Popol Vuh ••• Die Nacht der Himmel
00:09:42 ••• Garlands ••• Cocteau Twins (C.love Edit)
00:11:25 ••• Zouyina ••• Fleur du Coeur
00:12:45 ••• Art of Noise ••• Opus 4
00:13:40 ••• Mick Karn ••• The Tooth Mother
00:15:34 ••• Yazoo ••• Winter Kills
00:16:30 ••• Nozinja & Tessela ••• Wa Chacha (Tessela Version)
00:18:40 ••• The Creatures ••• Prettiest Thing (Waking Dream Mix by Super Chumbo)
00:20:25 ••• Le Mystère des Voix Bulgares ••• Pilentze Pee
00:20:38 ••• Cowboy Rhythm Box ••• The Natives Are Having Us for Dinner
00:22:23 ••• Art of Noise ••• Love Beat
00:24:19 ••• Claws ••• Houston, we have a problem
00:25:42 ••• Arthur H ••• Soleil d’Hiver
00:27:32 ••• CODEX: Gr◯un土＋AKIMBO＋KABAMIX＋MARIMASRI
00:29:58 ••• Sisters of Z ••• Blue Flame
00:32:51 ••• Back to Burner ••• Proroky (C.love Edit)
00:36:12 ••• Pon De Panda ••• Shot Up
00:38:42 ••• Self Evident & Warrior Queen ••• No Man a Take
00:39:41 ••• Mike Mind ••• Caveman
00:41:15 ••• Dara ••• Scribble Me This
00:43:10 ••• Queen ••• Who Wants to Live Forever
Samples Include but are not limited to: Buffalo, Horses, Winter Winds, Penguins, Goats, Snowy Footsteps, Berlin Thunder, “Current 93 ••• An Ending”