2021 is already hurtling by; there was no @threadsradio show to post this month, but I do have a couple of nice things to share via the dedicated people over at Loose Lips.
The preamble for this blog post confirmed my assumption that I was alone in feeling more trepidation than optimism at the turn of the year. But hope is rarely lost; I selected ten tracks for a hopeful dawn.
Music from. Valiska, Lapti, Beverly Glenn-Copeland, Mal Waldron, Hefner, Roberto Musci, Giovanni Venosta, Howse, Heroes Are Gang Leaders, Quest, Heralds of Change.
Loose Lips Mix series #315
Following on from this, and in the middle of what was January that felt a difficult morning of the year, I put together a two hour mix for the site. In some ways this felt like a part 2 of the radio show I put together in the early days of the pandemic, again feeling daunted by the world and searching for music that felt right, for whatever reason – but a year on we this is less daunting, but our reserves are low. It is wither now, we can look forward to the change of season soon – and we can hope that perhaps this year our activity will mirror the season. But in these days it is hard to just be hopeful and when we think about nature – it is hard to not consider our relationship with it and worry about the challenges facing us when we do speed up again.
These are the things I was thinking about as I put this mix together – as we approach another spring in this turbulent stasis we find ourselves in.
Ellen Arkbro – For Organ and Brass
Justin Walter – 1001
Fadi Tabbal – The Sidewalk At Night
Quasar – Walk
Ben Kaczor – Fog Meadow
Krust – Re-Arrange (The Cinematic Orchestra Remix)
Laurence Pike – Transire
Lee Gamble – Deja€ Mode
Letta Mbulu – What’s Wrong With Groovin’
Theo Parrish – Love Triumphant
Andy Stott – How it Was
Matrixxman – Packard Plant
Heathered Pearls – Perfume Catalogue (Lord Raja’s Monarch Remix)
Stacey Pullen – Vertigo
Prequel Tapes – Scarlet Fog
Valiska & Zenjungle – Derive
Chapel – Ahead and Shapeless
Redress – A Black Vase
Dr…Um – Departed Souls
Sully – Vanta
Danny Mulhern – Flow State Desnuda Waltz 2