Summer White Wine Spritzer Mix

Artist, musician & die-hard Carpenters fan Darren Sylvester put together this soundtrack for your summer of road trips, nostalgia for the year past and toasts to the future. A man of many hats, talents & leather jackets, Darren is a celebrated artist with a “part-time rockstar” career. Here, he takes us on a tropical journey, from Suntory pop jingles to Ryuichi Sakamoto. Kanpai team AP!

By day, Darren Sylvester is a celebrated artist whose work across photography, sculpture, video and performance explores pop narratives, mortality, pathos and ennui with wry humour and high-gloss perfectionism. By night, you may find him playing a packed out pub, layering synthesizers, drum machine beats and vocal tracks in an accidental “part-time rockstar” career, which came about after writing, recording and producing a limited-press vinyl for an exhibition of his work (the album was a hit!). Earlier this year, Darren published his first book Compass Pointa kaleidoscopic photo-pilgrimage to the famed (and now closed) Bahama recording studio of Grace Jones and Talking Heads (amongst other musical titans). Darren is represented by Sullivan and Strumpf, Sydney and is currently furiously mixing his second album, due for release in 2013. In the meantime, he shares tracks from some of his favourite LPs and artists to sound in the new year.

Ears #2: Summer White Wine Spritzer Mix tracklisting

Pat Metheny – Daulton Lee – The Falcon and the Snowman Soundtrack, 1985
Phyllis Hyman – Let Somebody Love You – Goddess of Love LP, 1983
Todd Rundgren – It Wouldn’t of Made Any Difference – Something/Anything? LP, 1972
Ryuichi Sakamoto – Father Christmas – Merry Christmas, Mr Lawrence Soundtrack, 1983
Sean Nicholas Savage – You Changed Me – Flamingo LP, 2012
Carpenters – Suntory Pop Jingle #1
Dwight Twilley – You Were So Warm – Sincerely LP, 1976
Robert Palmer – Every Kind of People – Double Fun LP, 1978
Bambou – How Much For Your Love Baby – Made in China LP, 1989
Lio – Sage Comme une Image – Suite Sixtine LP, 1983
Carpenters – Suntory Pop Jingle #2
Yoko Ono – Don’t Be Scared – Milk and Honey LP, 1984
Roberto Cacciapaglia – Quite Still – The Ann Steel Album LP, 1979
Carly Simon – Carlotta’s HeartWorking Girl Soundtrack, 1988
Olympic Doughnuts – Fish and Chips or Pizza – Independent CD, 2010

Summer White Wine Spritzer Mix by Darren Sylvester by Assemblepapers on Mixcloud