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Ja Ja Ja club night returns: Listen to a brand new mix from Denmark's CTM

24 February 2016, 10:25 | Written by Andrew Hannah

The Ja Ja Ja club night returns this Thursday, 25 February at The Lexington with turns from Norwegian electronic duo Smerz, Finnish rapper View and Denmark’s CTM.

The cellist and singer Cæcilie Trier recently released her new mini-album Suite for a Young Girl which was partly inspired by Vladimir Nabokov's novel, Lolita. It's an uncompromising and fascinating listen, influenced by classical music as much as it is by Copenhagen's Mayhem scene, home to the likes of Iceage, Lower and Marching Church, the latter of whom Trier has been a touring member.

Of the album, Trier has told Best Fit "I wanted to make a piece of music that felt entirely free. So I kept it for myself for a while, thinking of the music as if it was not going to be something I would share, so I didn't really worry about shape or theme or anything. It was a story, alluding to many different things, for example certain scenes in Lolita by Nabokov as a starting point and as a trail that I later abandoned, to follow the new story that is still a bit diffuse but very recognizable to me. So I thought of it as making a mini musical or opera out of these lyrics, following any impulse to change directions and mode giving structures no other thought than the intuitive".

Ahead of her show on Thursday at The Lexington, CTM has provided another insight into the making of her mini-album by putting together a brilliant mix of her musical influences during creation. This is a real treat, and you can listen below.

01. Brynje 1 + 2 - "tid og smerte"
02. Caetano Veloso - "Clarice"
03. Residents - "Part one - Edweena"
04. Arca - "Urchin"
05. RP Boo - "Steamidity"
06. Hans Abrahamsen - "Winternacht"
07. Kendrick Lamar - "Backseat Freestyle"
08. Milton Nacimiento - "Minas"
09. Kuku Sebsebe - "Munaye"
10. John Coltrane + Carsten Meinert Kvartet - "Naima"
11. Nico - " The End"

CTM plays Ja Ja Ja on 25 February alongside Smerz and View. Tickets are £5 in advance for Ja Ja Ja members (£8 on the door for non-members), and on sale now from Billetto.

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