i once had an awful time on a flight from bloemfontein to cape town (which is, luckily, a pretty short route) and the only thing that got me through it was listening to sufjan stevens with my head resting on the window, staring out at the clouds. that’s not to say i don’t love flying – i have the opposite sentiment actually. traveling is one of my favourite things in the entire world and the thought of getting on a plane to go somewhere anywhere always excites me… but i’m thankful for the soothing tunes that rescued me during that almost unbearable hour and a half.
this mix has a pretty electronic leaning with some mellow tunes thrown in here and there. the kind of stuff i’d listen to in the airport before a flight or when i’m already settled on the plane, flipping through a magazine or trying to have a nap. sometimes it’s more like a pretend nap since i try to avoid talking to people on a flight… just let me sit in my little chair with whatever it is i’m occupying my time with and leave me be. i don’t want to know where you’re going! we’re flying to the same place, aren’t we? yet another reason why the headphones + music buffer is essential.
In the aeroplane over the sea. listen above or on 8tracks. playlist:
- Pogo – Alice in Wonderland / Very Good Advice (Remix)*
- Geographer – Rushing In, Rushing Out
- Memory Tapes – Wait In The Dark
- The Postal Service – Recycled Air
- Junior Boys – EP
- The Whitest Boy Alive – Courage
- Radiohead – Everything in its Right Place (Gigamesh / DiscoTech Remix)
- Air France – Collapsing At Your Doorstep
- Hot Chip – Alley Cats
- Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. – God Only Knows (The Beach Boys Cover)
- Chromatic Flights – Home Is More
- Acrylics – Sparrow Song
* i’m a big fan of the original alice in wonderland and spoke about this remix here.