It’s summer solstice in the north, winter in the south and monsoon season in between. The Olympic season is also opening in a couple of weeks so I’m sure it will be an exciting time for London this time of year. But wherever you are in the planet I hope you’ll be able to enjoy this month’s playlist because I made it extra perky for those summer road trips, 4th of July celebrations or days when it’s warm and dry enough to enjoy the outdoors. The album cover’s inspiration is the late great Brion Gysin - the inventor of the Dreamachine which I’ve been meaning to make and I’m sure one of these days I’ll come around to actually set up and experience personally. This month also marks the album launch of my best friend and partner in crime, who after almost five years is finally going to debut her complete album on her birthday on the 19th. She’s also the fantastic closer of this month’s playlist.
Many thanks to those who’ve commented about the playlist on Demonoid.com, Facebook and last.fm. Hope you get a kick out of this one and share the music with your friends. ‘Till next month!
Well, here we are halfway through the year and another playlist for the month of June. I have to say I’m glad I took my playlist online because I’ve become acquainted with some pretty incredible people who share the same enthusiasm as I do when it comes to music.
This month’s opening track was inspired by a track from Evol Intent called Foreword where they sampled a rant made by TV anchor Howard Beale from the 1976 movie “Network” (which I personally think is a must-see for most people). I couldn’t include the track because it didn’t go with the rest of the music so I decided to make one myself. I used the beat from the bridge of “New World Order” and sampled the speech and voila, instant intro track!
Hope you like this month’s Playlist! (I have to scoot will edit this later! :D)
The hills are alive with the sound of failed N. Korean rocket launches and Titanic redux… I know it doesn’t rhyme but I mentioned them because it fit my album artwork for this month. I’ve not seen the Titanic movie in years but now people have the chance of reliving the tragedy all over again in 3D. Who could forget that iconic scene where they made that distress call after they realised that their ‘unsinkable’ ship was headed for disaster after they hit that iceberg? Personally, I’d rather watch Julie Andrews prancing on a hillside singing about hills and logs praying but that’s just me. And speaking go distress calls, putting up this month’s playlist proved to be a bit problematic. It all started with the choice of which song makes the cut out of around 80+ songs. Then there were encoding problems and other mishaps that almost felt like it was all a chore and not the creative outlet that I originally intended this project to be. But, that’s all behind me now the only thing that matters is that everything’s done right on schedule.
This month’s playlist is all about electronic music, specifically synth pop. Kicking things off with an obscure track from the synth pop group Propaganda to open and set the mood for the whole set. There’s also a great selection of great indie/folk tracks on here and a spectacular progressive rock closer by Steven wilson which is a recent discovery of mine. I do hope you enjoy this month’s playlist and if you have any song/artist that you would like to recommend, feel free to give me a shout out. It’s always great to find out about new music. Until next month…
I’ve been looking forward to posting this month’s playlist because it’s an extra special playlist because of two things. My friend, Pancit made a very gorgeous cover befitting the contents of this month’s playlist and I’m so glad I asked him to do it. It started last month when I asked my friend, Mia if I could use one of her artworks for my March playlist and so Pancit volunteered to do the April one and I must say that I am quite ecstatic with how it turned out. Gotta love it when you have plenty of artistic friends to do stuff for you for free!
I do hope you enjoy this month’s playlist. I’ve been playing it non-stop and it’s my current fave (I know, I always say that!) It’s also worth mentioning that a big chunk of the artists featured on this month’s playlist are from the land down under. I didn’t include any cover songs this month and most of the songs are fairly recent. I’ll keep this short because I have to get back to the real world and do some boring ‘grown up’ stuff . See you next month!