Navigation for New Horizons

Leeds-based Dakota Suite is a loose collection of musicians centred around frontman Chris Hooson. The man's a social worker by day and he gathers his colleagues to join him in weaving long instrumental ruminations and songs - pieces in which time seems to stand still.

Dirty Projectors on the other side of the Atlantic is based around singer/songwriter David Longstreth and is a far cry from the gentle ambient flow of Dakota Suite. Says William: "They hustle and bustle in their own fidgety adrenalin pool."

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Dakota Suite – Signal Hill [Badman]
Dunkley/Hooson: I turned away so that I might not see

Dakota Suite – This River Also Brings Poison [Glitterhouse]
Hooson: Sand fools on the Shoreline

Dakota Suite – Vallisi [Glitterhouse]
Hooson: The North Green Down
Darling: Remember

Dakota Suite – The Side of Her Inexhaustible Heart
Hooson/Sirjacq: Where the tears go
Hooson/Sirjacq: Becoming less and less

Dirty Projectors – from: Down in a Mirror, A Second Tribute to Jandek [Summersteps]
Jandek: With U icon (An homage)

David Byrne & Dirty Projectors – from: Dark was the Night [Red Hot]
Byrne/Dirty Projectors: Knotty Pine

Dirty Projectors – Bitte Orca [Domino]
Longstreth: Useful Chamber

Dirty Projectors – Swing Lo Magellan [Domino]
Longstreth: Offspring are Blank
Longstreth: Just from Chevron
Longstreth: Irresponsible tune