Structure 044 – Andrea Ida

Andrea Ida

We back for the first mix of 2019, and it comes courtesy of the incredible Andrea Ida!

Tracklist:

Laurie Anderson – Born, Never Asked
Marc Barreca – Suburbs
Gianni Giublena Rosacroce – Rosa dei Venti
Origami Arktika – Tora Liti
A la ping pong – Farbenspiel
Sebastian Gandera – Le dialogue des joueurs de cartes
Nels Jenstad – Ships
Plankton Wat – Cape Meares
mmmd – Sakaraki De
Demdike Stare & Billy Green – Toadstrip
Gonzo – Agora baixou o sol = Now the sun is down
Stimmen der Vögel Mitteleuropas – Beutelmeise

Thank you so much for recording the mix, I really appreciate it! For the uninitiated out there, introduce yourself, please?

I am Andrea Ida, A graphic designer from Vienna.

Describe the mix in three words?

low-keyed – psychedelic – embracing

What was the last record you bought? Where is your favourite spot to go buy records?

the last record I bought is a compilation, “antologia de música atípica portuguesa vol.1: o trabalho“ released on discrepant. Mostly, I‘m buying records online. If it‘s possible or when it comes to contemporary music, I‘m trying to support the artist directly. Concerning “offline“ shopping, I would definitely pick Moses Records in Vienna’s seventh district – lovely second-hand stuff, fair prices and very cosy, familiar atmosphere.

What was the last book you read? Does literature influence the music you select/listen to?

The last book was a nonfiction book about “kröten“ (eng = toads) published on Matthes & Seitz Berlin. I‘m really into natural sciences. I would describe myself as a kind of hobby ornithologist too, which is recognisable through various singing bird parts or animal sounds in my previous recordings. I am deeply interested in collecting field recordings and animal sounds, it soothes my spirit instantly while listening.

What’s your earliest memory of the club?

When I went to EKH – a squatted old theatre in Vienna – in 1998. I was 16 years old and part of the freetekno movement, but clubs weren‘t really the first choice back in the days. it was nature, warehouses and suburbia, those times have formed me. in a good way! to take care of eachother, to respect one another, to get rid of narrow-minded behaviours and stay liberal to all other peaceful forms of life.

Does film influence your music? And have any film scores/soundtracks caught your attention recently?

Yes, I bought the soundtrack to “hagazussa: a heathen‘s curse” lately. haven‘t seen the movie yet, but I‘m really fascinated by the vibrating string instrument drone sounds and highly aesthetic appearances of Mohammad. The last movie I‘ve seen which caught my undivided attention was “Mandy”. 2 grainy/red tainted hours of heavy brainwork and overwhelming soundscapes from Jóhann Jóhannsson.

And finally, what’s your plans for 2019?

Enjoying time with my wonderful partner in crime, love and life: Marc Furthermore trying to discover inspiring music from other places and times.…and being continuously thankful for all the heartwarming people who came into my life the last years. This world needs love and solidarity! 

xx

Andrea

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