Music for sleep

Jaykits Vol. 14

The annual Jaykits mix. It's been a good year. 1.     ‘Tuning Out’ - Halftribe 2.     ‘Capsules of Energy’ - Max Wurden 3.     ‘You’ve Arrived’ - Cocoon 4.     ‘The Assassination’ - Martin Phipps 5.     ‘Purples’ - Sebastian Plano 6.     ‘Eventually’ - Helios 7.  ... Continue Reading →

Thom Yorke – Anima

Album of the year alert! I can’t stop playing this album. ANIMA, Thom Yorke’s third solo album is his most melodic and emotive work to date. Although the style hasn’t changed much since The Eraser or Tomorrows Modern Boxes, there is a rhythm that is present here which is more evident than his other 2 releases. Whilst the first 2... Continue Reading →

Klaus Schulze – Timewind

A friend of mine does a lot of work restoring old houses. He often clears them of stuff that's been left behind. Sometimes there's some vinyl left over. If it is not claimed, he gets lucky. One of the albums he got, he passed onto me. That album is Klaus Schulze - Timewind. My word,... Continue Reading →

Halftribe – Backwater Revisited

I can always rely on Ryan Bisset (aka Halftribe) to deliver an album that totally speaks to me. Also, a label (Dronarivm) that includes Brock Van Wey (bvdub), is likely to present a joy. Backwater Revisited is definitely that. Most of this summer Halftribe (along with Warmth - Wildlife) have soundtracked my sleep over the... Continue Reading →

The Wonder Years 1995-97 Epic House

In a break from norm, I've been replaying my old house music mixes on my work commutes.... ‘Epic House’, is the ‘self-indulgent’, ‘overblown’ genre that had the dance music press up in arms back in the mid 90s. It is true, that this genre was the dance music equivalent of prog-rock. Long winding intros, a... Continue Reading →

Cocoon – You’ve Arrived

It's been a good musical start to 2019: Umber and Billow Observatory were particularly strong releases, as was the immense Verve by Sebastian Plano. However, it was Cocoon - You've Arrived that peaked my attention initially. What a rich and varied tapestry that it weaves. Taking in, ambient, modern classical, and even a bit of... Continue Reading →

Sebastian Plano – Verve

Sebastian Plano is an Argentinian composer and musician. In recent years, he teamed up with Ben Lukas Boysen to create, the epic Everything; a 4hr Playstation game soundtrack which was my album of the year in 2017. The release of Verve has not been a straightforward story. 5 years or so ago, his computer and... Continue Reading →

Pop Ambient 2019

It’s the end of the year and decent music releases have tailed off. The Christmas albums flood the retailers. Buble and Slade are everywhere. One thing I can always rely on is the November release of Kompakts’ Pop Ambient series. The 2019 edition is textbook. Another compilation of such a high standard, a standard that... Continue Reading →

2018 Album List

I’ve spent a lot of 2018 revisiting old music, call it my age or a lack of imagination. Talk Talk, King Creosote and the Cocteau Twins consumed a lot of the year. As did my new found love for The War On Drugs (first to the party as always). Anyway, 2018 did provide some wonderful... Continue Reading →

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