Bandersnatch’s Colin Ritman and the lost C90 mixtape
[Warning: Contains spoilers about Black Mirror’s Bandersnatch]
Earlier today, we delved into the significance of Tangerine Dream’s Phaedra and Tomita’s The Bermuda Triangle to Bandersnatch, the multi-layered latest episode of Black Mirror, and now 909originals has an extra special treat in store for lovers of ambient electronica and dark indie.
Towards the start of the episode, when Tuckersoft software developer Colin Ritman learns of main protagonist Stefan’s taste in music, he intervenes quickly to ensure the new recruit chooses the right path… sonically, at least.
Colin: What do you listen to? To get in to the flow?
Stefan: Ehhh, compilations mainly.
Colin: Get a pen.
Later in the same episode, we catch a glimpse of Colin’s suggestions… early Nick Cave project The Birthday Party, Bauhaus, Joy Division, Edgar Froese, and The Glove, a side project of Cure’s Robert Smith and Siouxsie and the Banshees’ Steve Severin.
All told, t’s a pretty ‘out there’ list, and says a lot about Colin’s peculiar home life.
Now, thanks to the magic of Spotify, 909originals is proud to present what could be described as the ultimate Colin Ritman mixtape, or, as we like to call it, ‘Inside the mind of Colin Ritman’ – a collection of tracks that likely inspired the Tuckersoft boffin to create such fictional masterpieces as Nohzdyve and Metlhedd.
At exactly one hour and 29 minutes in duration, it’s also the perfect length to fit on a C90 cassette. But remember people, Home Taping is Killing Music!
Now get coding… 🙂
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