No better way to celebrate Valentine’s day than to
have sex assemble a love songs mixtape.
Hope all of you had someone, something or somewhere to love.
man of the hour * norah jones
At some point between 2007 and 2009, Norah Jones broke up with her long-time boyfriend and bassist Lee Alexander. She then cut her long brown hair and the cheese off her music, releasing a record that sounded more interesting than anything she’d ever done before.
The Fall (this the name of the record) didn’t sell super well, but featured one of her most convincing, realistic and straightforward love songs to date.
Which – FYI – is a declaration of affection to her dog.
[Click here to listen]
history of touches * bjork
It’s Autumn and, like every year, Autumn means more music than you can take.
Here’s what I’ve been listening to lately:
little lover – foreign fields
Foreign Field’s debut was my favourite record in 2012. I guess after that they’ve been busy not touring Europe and not visiting Iceland (during my recent trip I’ve spent an entire morning trying to figure out if I was sitting next to them. Until I realized the guys I was staring at were speaking French).
Apart from the aforementioned things, though, they were obviously also writing new music. Little Lover is as sober and heartfelt as anything they’ve done before and that’s just right this way. Now I’m totally looking forward to the album.
There’s no excuse for my hair in this picture.
More to the point: August isn’t the month of new exciting releases and I do love rummaging the internet for covers of my favourite songs.
overlap – ani difranco
she plays beautifully and she gets the song, I can tell
samson – regina spektor Read More
I haven’t listened to a lot of new stuff in July.
provincia – bronson
Lara Martelli is back with a bold confessional song about the reality she’s trapped in as an artist.
everything works – miracle fortress
This is the song I will think of when remembering 2014. Even though it was released ages ago.
take me to church – sinead o’connor Read More
It’s been a long month with a crazy weather.
Here’s what I’ve been listening to:
rooftops – new found land
Over the rooftops and over the city I’m calling your name
With no one else to turn to it’s easier
to stay in a state of dreaming
Into the forest and down to the harbor I wander alone
My pockets are empty but it’s ok
’cause my heart is full of something close to divine
I won’t let the summer get in the way of my permanent melancholic mood.
Hey boyz and girlz. It’s time, again, for my much awaited monthly mixtape, featuring the best jams I’ve listened to in the past month. Hopefully I’ll manage to stop writing like a 13 y/o by the end of this post.
owen pallett – on a path
If you “stand on a city that you don’t know anymore” (a pretty common feeling here in Berlin) this is the song for you
la sera – summer of love Read More
angel olsen – hi-five
A weird electric/country ballad for lonely hearts and souls. Self deprecating and poignant.
la tarma – la bellezza delle cose
What if the beauty of things got suddenly erased?
It’s hard to figure out whether this young songwriter‘s mission is to create beauty or to erase it. Inside her music you can find so many traditional(ly beautiful) melodic elements that have been distorted, twisted, made dirty.
This song, above all the others in the record, sounds like a struggle between old and new, taught and discovered, imposed and conquered; and we do like struggling personalities, don’t we?