hello again. you may have noticed things look pretty different around here… a redesign is almost as good as a holiday. almost. thanks for all those link recommendations, i have been making my way through them slowly but surely. i always appreciate it when people take the time to comment – it means a lot to me!
so here’s the mid-month music mix. it is unintentionally quite melancholic, which was pretty weird to listen to while i was reading reports and seeing imagery from the heart-wrenching devastation in japan. please read this informative post on how you can help, even in the smallest way.
my only criteria for this mix was something pretty chilled. initially i wanted to fill it only with artists who haven’t featured in any other playlist… but in the end i couldn’t help but add a few of my die-hard favourites.
i have a special place in my heart for the nico track. not only because of that scene. i have played it incessantly for many years, sometimes on repeat, and never ever tire of it. i also can’t believe i haven’t included neutral milk hotel in any of my mixes yet. in the aeroplane over the sea is a great contender for top 10 albums of my lifetime.
ships in the night. playlist:
- wilco – solitaire
- feist & ben gibbard – train song
- zach hurd – changing landscapes
- apollo sunshine – breeze
- misophone – white waves
- mgmt – congratulations
- nico – these days
- neutral milk hotel – king of the carrot flowers, part 1
- sufjan stevens – heirloom
- madeleine peyroux – between the bars (elliott smith cover)
- inlets – junk (paul mccartney cover)
- beth gibbons – mysteries
- phoenix – rome (neighbours and devendra banhart remix)
- gotye – heart’s a mess (lull’s radio edit)
- incubus – aqueous transmission
- brazilian girls – ships in the night
ps: thank you for the overwhelming response to the formative years mixtape! that must be some kind of a blog record. for some reason i was kind of hesitant to even post it in the first place, it sort of felt like i was revealing a part of my angsty teenage soul or something. i really enjoyed reading through all the comments, and had a few slapping forehead moments when i realised that i had left off a couple of artists who were essential to that mix (pulp being one of them, as well as springbok nude girls – i think all south africans my age can identify.) perhaps a volume two is in order?
all music is for sampling purposes only – please go out and buy the artists’ records & support them at their shows!