So I made another mix. Close friends have heard it, and I feel it’s time I shared it here. This was an attempt to capture my outlook right now. Or then, rather. There are distinct first and second halves, and I feel that the latter could be a “healing” side. It’s definitely a warmer, rising sensation. There’s more than that, but the sound is what matters.
It’s called In Heaven.
Download the mp3 version here.
These are some of the most profound and beautiful songs I’ve had in my life recently. Some of them are old favorites and some are fresh discoveries. The mix pivots closely around two sides of this.. thing. It tells a story. There’s flying, falling, dreams and fears and something lurking always in the background. I know no one else feels the through-line in all of this like I do, but I hope you feel something real and enjoy the journey. I will post a full track list in the comments shortly, but for now I’ll take guesses.
The sun is rising
The ocean is shining
We are smiling
It’s getting better
It’s time for action
Time for action
– Yoko Ono
8 thoughts on “In Heaven [mixtape]”
Terry Riley – In The Summer
Laetitia Sadier – Silent Spot
Swans – Warm
Coil – Triple Sun
David Lynch – In Heaven (Lady In The Radiator Song)
How To Dress Well – Here, In Heaven 3 (cover)
Ryan Teague – Fantasia For Strings
Yoko Ono – Healing
Milton Nascimento & Lo Borges – Clube da Esquina
Actress – N.E.W.
Frank Ocean – Pink Matter
Alvarius B. – Naturally Absolute
Virginia Astley – A Summer Long Since Passed
Special thanks to Avalanches for Relaxing inside and beneath and all around.
thank you. i enjoyed this a great deal; somehow it suited my mood exactly at the time i listened to it. really enjoyed the sam hatzaras tape as well…
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Wow, I am a bit surprised at how much I like the Yoko Ono track. It’s quite beautiful. I had never really listened to any of her music before.
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It’s gorgeous, isn’t it? Ono is one of the brightest jewels in the art world; the unfortunate millstone of history around her neck prevents wider acceptance, I feel, and we are all more impoverished for it.
If you’d like to hear the album this track came from, let me know!
this just came up on a collection-wide shuffle and by the time swans were sweeping through my speakers i was like WHO IS THIS. took a minute to track down where i got it! so far it’s s stellar set, seamlessly segued. looking forward to the rest. cheers from seattle.
I can’t believe I never replied. Thank you so much for your kind words. I’ve only made a couple mixtapes since this one, but I’m working on another now. Just wanted to let you know that your comment was important to me.
excellent! i still put this one on now and again. cheers
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