Phreak Power Podcast Vol. 14: Shantih – “Interregnum”


Phreak Power Podcast Vol. 14: Shantih – “Interregnum”

An elegiac mixtape featuring ambient, electronic, free jazz, and spoken word…

For the fourteenth Phreak Power Podcast, Shantih arranged a gentle 18-track Mixtape in an effort to seek solace amidst the recent vicious election. Created under the stress and pressure of managing a political campaign, the composition of “Interregnum” served as a brief respite from the noise of our virulent national discourse. It is the third and final installment of “The Elegy Tapes,” a mixtape series which Shantih hopes will console and inspire. 

“Interregnum” contains a somber selection of ambient, electronic, and free jazz by the likes of Aphex Twin, Bill Evans, Bobby Hutcherson, Brian Eno, Floating Points, Flying Lotus, Jon Hopkins, and more… Throughout the mixtape, Shantih incorporates spoken word recordings including interviews, poetry, and soundbytes featuring President-Elect Joe Biden, Carl Sagan, Dr. Cornel West, Charlie Chaplin, Sir Michael Caine, Bertrand Russell, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and Seamus Heaney.

Intended for home-listening, this mixtape is the ideal sonic remedy to help you unwind during these turbulent times.


Phreak Power Podcast Vol. 13 was arranged by Shantih.


  1. Aphex Twin – Aisatsana
  2. Bill Evans – Peace Piece
  3. Stuart Dempster – Morning Light
  4. Loke Rahbek & Frederik Valentin – Somersault
  5. Hampshire & Foat – The Broken Promise
  6. Nonkeen – Saddest Continent On Earth
  7. Brian Eno – Dunwich Beach, Autumn, 1960
  8. Floating Points – Elaenia
  9. Bobby Hutcherson – Procession
  10. K. Leimer – Acquiesence
  11. Sarah Neufeld & Colin Stetson – And Still They Move
  12. Mr. Twin Sister – Medford
  13. Daniel Schmidt & The Berkeley Gamelan – And The Darkest Hour Is Just Before Dawn
  14. Flying Lotus – Endless White
  15. Kasper Bjørke Quartet – Line Of Life (Prologue)
  16. Jon Hopkins – Alarm Call
  17. Marion Brown – Bismillahi ‘Rrahman’ Rrahim
  18. Aphex Twin – Nanou2

Spoken Words by:

  • Joe Biden
  • Carl Sagan
  • Dr. Cornel West
  • Charlie Chaplin
  • Sir Michael Caine
  • Bertrand Russell
  • Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg
  • Seamus Heaney