by / June 19th, 2017 /

Mix: State Mix: Cian Ó Cíobháin’s ‘A Fine Summer At Last’

It is surely the completion of this, our fourth summer mix tape from Cian Ó Cíobháin, that heralded in the weather we’re having – Ireland as a Riviera paradise full of summer dresses, boys in their shorts and 99s. Wrap this annual treat around these long, warm sunny days. Play it from cars and apartments. Take it to the beach. Words from Cian himself:

A Fine Summer At Last is the rather optimistic-sounding title of my fourth summer mixtape for State. It is, of course, a riff on one of the song titles on the mixtape, ‘A Fine Day At Last’ by Galway-based A Lilac Decline. It was only after I assembled the selection that I noticed that it begins with the exact same field recording as the last one. I had forgotten I used it before. Mea culpa.

About half the tracks featured on it are of a recent vintage, the other half hail from other eras. Summers of my teenage years are evoked by the inclusion of a scatter of 4AD classics. Once more, I think that this selection might make most sense on a late night midsummer’s car journey.


A FINE SUMMER AT LAST tracklist
01. Linda Perhacs – Morning Colors
02. The Avalanches – Colours
03. The Mystic Astrologic Crystal Band – Flowers Never Cry
04. R. Stevie Moore – Here Comes Summer Again
05. Beach Boys – Wouldn’t It Be Nice? (acapella)
06. Langley Schools Music Project – I’m Into Something Good
07. Jai Paul – Str8 Outta Mumbai
08. JeanGa & George – Sunscreen
09. Four Tet – Angel Echoes
10. Chiwoniso – Zvichapera
11. Toumani & Sidiki Diabaté – Rachid Ouiguini
12. Lush – For Love
13. Pixies – Ana
14. Beautify Junkyards – Piramide
15. Mica Levi – Children
16. Chaouche – I’ll Lose My Head
17. Susumu Yokota – Kodomotachi
18. Sky H1 – I Think I Am
19. Cocteau Twins – I Wear Your Ring
20. Vessels – Echo In
21. Guilt Trips – Sun
22. A Lilac Decline – A Fine Day At Last
23. Yves Tumor – The Feeling When You Walk Away
24. Primal Scream – Shine Like Stars

An Taobh Tuathail can be heard between 22.00-00.00 Luan – Aoine / Monday – Friday and both live and past shows can be heard through the RTÉ player and RTÉ Radio app as well as on the old reliable FM radio receiver on 93-95 MHz.