Mixtape, June 2019

When Rilke penned the lines: ‘Music. The breathing of statues. Perhaps: / The quiet of images. You, language where / languages end’ (from ‘To Music’) he was certainly thinking more of Mozart or Monteverdi than of Mumford & Sons. Notwithstanding, this is my ‘mixtape’ for the first half of 2019 – things old, new, borrowed, etcetera – arranged roughly in the order in which I became enamoured or re-enamoured of them. Nothing too uppity or grandiose, except maybe the first one.

  1. Nils Frahm’s Toilet Brushes (live) (2013)
  2. Ben Howard’s Small Things (2014)
  3. Ben Howard’s End of the Affair (live) (2014) 
  4. Big Red Machine’s Lyla (2018) 
  5. Kaleo’s Save Yourself (2016)
  6. Chet Faker’s Talk is Cheap (2014)
  7. Gregory Alan Isakov’s San Luis (2018)
  8. Gregory Alan Isakov’s cover of Iron & Wine’s The Trapeze Swinger (2015)
  9. Thom Yorke’s Bloom (live) (2019)
  10. Thom Yorke’s Unmade (live) (2019)
  11. Boy & Bear’s cover of Empire of the Sun’s Walking on a Dream (live) (2011)
  12. The Reindeer Section’s Cartwheels (2002)
  13. Elbow’s Mirrorball (2008)
  14. WATT!’s Santa Monica (2018)
  15. WATT!’s Deutscher Herbst (2018)
  16. Tales’ So Blue (2018)
  17. Bon Iver’s Calgary (live) (2016) 
  18. Mogli’s cover of Bon Iver’s Holocene (live) (2018)
  19. Radiohead’s The Numbers (live) (2016)
  20. The National’s Light Years (2019)
  21. Calexico and Iron & Wine’s Midnight Sun (2019)
  22. Lambchop’s Everything for You (2019)
  23. The Cinematic Orchestra’s Lessons (2019)
  24. Black English’s Leave the Door Wide Open (2014)
  25. Fontaines DC’s Hurricane Laughter (2019)

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