What a month it has been. I feel like a changed person and it’s only been a month between this Monthly Music edition and the last one from September. As always, I’ll leave my Spotify playlist embedded at the end of this post.
☊ What have you been listening to this month? ☊
The thing I love about this series (and creating monthly playlists in general) is that I get to witness how my music taste evolves in sometimes such a short time span. It’s a nostalgic thing to look back upon, the memories the songs evoke, the mood I was in, the different periods in my life and everything happening around me.
I accumulated a very diverse mix of songs this month so for this October edition I decided to try out listing my favourite songs by atmosphere. At the end of each list there will be a featured song from the playlist I find extremely noteworthy.
Good Morning – Ralph Castelli
Rocky Horror – NoMBe
Twigs and Stones – Siskiyou
Sleep Apnea – Beach Fossils
That’s my Desire – Buddy Holiday
Word of Mouth – Allan Rayman
Wallowa Lake Monster – Sufjan Stevens
Frost – Coast Modern
My Willig Heart – James Blake
6 8 – Gabriel Garzón-Montano
Tommy’s Party – Peach Pit
Reflections After Jane – The Clientele
Ralph Castelli is a relatively unknown artist whose work is very balanced and soothing. As you can imagine, Good Morning is a lovely relaxed tune for getting ready in the morning. Another song of his definitely worth checking out is Better Things, which has wonderful lyrics.
I would also like to use this as an opportunity to introduce you to one of my all-time favourite music channels on YouTube, TheLazylazyme. I have discovered countless artists through this channel and the owner regularly uploads a variety of different songs. So if you want a source of new music from undiscovered artists, definitely pay a visit.
Walking On A Dream – Empire Of The Sun
Dreamgaze – CASTLEBEAT
Back To Me – Goodbye Honolulu
Move On (2017 Remastered Version) – David Bowie
Hollow Life – Coast Modern
Lady Lie – Rainbow Kitten Surprise
I Believe In Love – Yellow Days
Paranoid (2009 Remastered Version) – Black Sabbath
Queen – P.H.F., Clairo
Ain’t It Funny – Danny Brown
Black Leaf – The Cave Singers
Walking On A Dream by Empire Of The Sun instantly manages to put a grin on my face. The 2009 hit may be older, but hasn’t lost its charm. I feel like this is one of those timeless tracks that I could listen to in different stages in my life and never get bored of.
Outro – M83
Murder – Danger Incorporated
Ashley Olsen – Danger Incorporated
Master Of None – Beach House
All Your Yeahs – Beach House
New Year – Beach House
Slush Puppy – King Krule
Shaush – Biskwiq
Unaware – Mk.Gee
All Your Words – JIL
Oh, how much I love M83. Outro is one of my favourites that I have dubbed a masterpiece on many occasions. This song makes me think about life in such an incredible way, it’s like a journey of discovery, an epic experience on a different level, on a different planet. Their sound is dramatic and haunting but in such an alluring and beautiful way. Some other tracks to listen into are Wait, Midnight City and Starwaves.
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