What's been in heavy rotation in lockdown?

I’ve been listening to a lot of calming music and made myself a few different playlists for when the radio (which is lovely company) feels a bit much.

The new Laura Marling album has been a total blessing. Also adoring the ambient lushness of the new Nine Inch Nails Ghosts records and Daniel Avery & Alessandro Cortini records.

JAG!!! But if you’re looking for a reasonably calm couple of hours of music with some semblance of company, our monthly Drowned in Sound show is available on demand to stream whenever you’re in the mood for it here: https://www.mixcloud.com/…/drowned-in-isolation-for-soho-r…/

Tracklisting:

What’s Up? by Soap&Skin (4 Non Blondes cover)
Town With No Cheer by Scarlett Johansson (Tom Waits cover)
Hidden Place by Bjork
Disco Lights by Duke Garwood
Lately by memoryhouse
Low Light by The Soundcarriers
Thank You by Sly and the Family Stone
Where Did Our Love Go by The Supremes
Love is Lost (James Murphy’s Hello Steve Reich Mix) by David Bowie
Only The Strong by Laura Marling
Nowhere to Hide Now by Ghostpoet
Canto de Ossanha by Baden Powell
Escape by Desire
Teacher by Chromatics
Safe in Sound by Orlando Weeks
Ghost Town by Greentea Peng
Broken Clocks by SZA
Illusion of Time by Daniel Avery & Alessandro Cortini
Love’s Not Enough by The Mysterines
April in Paris by Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong
I Know by King Princess featuring Fiona Apple
Shameika by Fiona Apple
Rebellion (lies) by Arcade Fire
Rise by Alison Mosshart
Hold Steady by Kacey Johansing
Romantic Rights by Death from Above 1979
I Wanna Stay Home With U by Table Scraps

This playlist (updated weekly on a Monday) from Double Double Whammy records

The new Hamilton Leithauser album has been hit hard, and by association, The Walkmen.

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Mainly been rinsing the new:

Hamilton Leithauser
Empty Country
Colin Phils
Sugar Horse
Oranssi Pazuzu
Martin Grech

And a nice mix of all of Converge’s albums :metal:

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Great shouts here. Both the Cortini solo album from last year and this year’s album with Avery are fantastic.

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I’ve barely been able to listen with anything aggressive or with any sort of club beat so it’s mainly been ambient and electronic stuff.

Mas Amable by DJ Python
Long Weekend by James Holden
Compassion by Forest Swords
The Ship by Brian Eno

Caroline Rose
U.S. Girls
The Orielles
Allie X
The Strokes
Beach Bunny
Laura Marling
Rina Sawayama
Fiona Apple
Anna Burch
Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening score

I’ve been enjoying this playlist which has also been updated weekly by Matt Berninger and also Jarvis Cockers Domestic Disco (also updated weekly)

Colin Phills - American indie with bits of math and post rock.

Huntsmen - proggy post metal

bow church - gothy techno

Idlewild (Nice work HGATR, now love 100 Broken Windows)

Louise Lemón (RIYL: A.A. Williams, Emma Ruth Rundle)

And for some reason The cherry tree ep by the National has reappeared. Can’t get enough of it.

I love that golden brown cover

I’ve been digging into my Bandcamp back catalogue:

nara is neus - music for a confinement - this is a cheat as it is a friend, but I love her music so sharing it here. Ambient music.

Hannah Diamond - Reflections - PC Music pop, really enjoyable.

Gia Margaret - There’s Always Glimmer - folk/singer-songwriter

It is a beauty.

If that radio show wasn’t enough, here’s the 4 hour Spotify playlist I made with a stupid title https://open.spotify.com/playlist/2Ly6Wu1LaKMwHd8fZbHrgQ?si=nvtLYM1DQDyEQtyr8D7nvg

Mine has evolved over the weeks with new releases…

Caribou - Suddenly
Sufjan - Aporia
Four Tet - Sixteen oceans
Hamilton Leithauser
The Strokes
Most recently - Laura Marling

But the mainstay since release has been Melee by Dogleg

(FFO Cloud nothings, earlier idlewild, japandoids, the hotelier)

All things Maria W Horn (one for the ambient/modern classical/drone people)

Also making playlists for niecephews so trying to think of anything contemporary that 12 - 15 year olds might like. It’s not easy.

Shabaka and The Ancestors
Sequoyah Murray
Moses Boyd
Nasar