Monthly Playlist: June 2021


I know I said I had more stuff planned for this site, but it all went out the window. I won’t go into details but 2020 and Covid-19 sucked butt. It still sucks butt!

I’ve been tentatively working on new ideas, in between other reflections on my health and outlook that isn’t related to anything that’ll show up here. I can’t promise when and what anything will be, as I’m focusing on creating stuff for myself first.

In the meantime, here’s this.

This will be a monthly playlist of 10 songs, picked from whatever made my ears go mm nice during the said month. No other theme, no big ideas, and the playlists will be as long as whatever 10 songs winds up being. If nothing else, I like to keep a record to myself of how my tastes change over time. People who know me probably recognise that I barrel through genre obsessions at a clip that makes me look either like an omnivorously curious soul or an obnoxiously embarrassing tourist. I’m hoping that a few months or even years of this monthly playlist, no fancy theming or mixing, will be a nice compendium of the stuff that interests me, even as it changes and I barely recognise the David who put a particular song in a particular playlist years before.

It’s quite likely that this paragraph will be once again used as an apologia for my own motivational problems later down the line. I’m a serial project-abandoner, as this website is a living testament to, and I’d like to change that. I even considered deleting this site entirely, but then I forgot about it and the yearly payment for the domain name went through. And to be brutally honest, I don’t want to let the domain go. lol. Like I said, I’m thinking about new projects, and the last year has made me pretty eager to put a line under stuff that dominated my time and attention the years before.

Anyway, enjoy the playlist, and here are some links to support the artists.

Grimes’ partner is the richest man on earth. You could buy her album, and/or consider donating to an organisation tackling wealth inequality. Yes I am very aware of the incongruity of putting uber-rich popstar before the explicitly leftist band. If this annoys you, just know I did it on purpose.

Isolation Grooves

Hi there. You good?

Like many, I’ve begun working from home due to the weirdness going on. But I won’t prattle on about it. I’m sick of hearing about toilet paper and so are you.

Here’s a mix of music I slapped together yesterday, no theme or fancy transitions or anything, just some nice tunes.

Stay safe out there.

  1. Jackson C. Frank – I Want To Be Alone (Dialogue)
  2. Angel’s Breath – Velvet
  3. Büdi Siebert – Pienes Tanz
  4. Barbatuques – Baianá
  5. Yoshinori Hayashi – Bit of Garden
  6. Holy Other – Yr Love
  7. Primal Scream – Higher Than The Sun
  8. New Order – The Perfect Kiss
  9. Julie McKnight – Home
  10. The Foreign Exchange – Body
  11. George Duke – I Love You More
  12. Dutch Uncles – Decided Knowledge
  13. Hot Chip – Playboy
  14. A.K. Paul – Landcruisin’
  15. Bell Biv DeVoe – Poison
  16. Avant – Separated
  17. Gorillaz & MF DOOM – November Has Come
  18. Lootpack – Hityawitdat
  19. Timbaland, Nelly Furtado & Justin Timberlake – Give It To Me
  20. Tommy Genesis – 100 Bad (Charli XCX Remix)
  21. Tyler, The Creator & Frank Ocean – Bimmer
  22. DJ Okawari – Ring
  23. Kelly Lee Owens – Keep Walking
  24. Hilary Woods – Kith
  25. Jenny Lewis – Acid Tongue

Mixtape | Dithering

Dead in a ditch

  1. Erbarme Dich – Max Richter [Amazon Music]
  2. Pop Song – Perfume Genius [Official Link]
  3. I’m Conscious – Carla Dal Forno [Bandcamp]
  4. Less Unsettled – Hemlock Ernst & Kenny Segal [Bandcamp]
  5. Alone (Space Traveler) – James Vincent [Amazon Music]
  6. You’re The Only Good Thing In My Life – Cigarettes After Sex [Bandcamp]
  7. Sacred Space – Young Marco [Bandcamp]
  8. Truant – Burial [Bandcamp]
  9. Ghosteen Speaks – Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds [Official Link]
  10. The Mountaineer – Diamondstein feat. Sheenah Ko [Bandcamp]
  11. Neochrome – Saariselka [Bandcamp]

Mixtape | Catspeak Sideeye

For no reason or with intuition?

  1. Ember 1 – Bvdub [Bandcamp]
  2. Incunabula – Lowering [Bandcamp]
  3. Kronogatan 7 – Johanna Knutsson [Bandcamp]
  4. Atelier – Visible Cloaks, Yoshio Ojima & Satsuki Shibano [Bandcamp]
  5. Midnight Tether – 36 [Bandcamp]
  6. Die For You – Black Swan (Drones for Bleeding Hearts) [Bandcamp]
  7. Conscious in Origin? – SaffronKeira [Bandcamp]
  8. 3 Days (Fifth) – Gavin Miller [Bandcamp]
  9. Carry Me (Abul Mogard Remix) – Penelope Trappes [Bandcamp]
  10. Pacific 3 – Christopher Willits [Bandcamp]

Mixtape | Foisting the Paperweight

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  1. Shadows & Light – Saudade [Amazon Music]
  2. Lord of Calendars – Pile [Bandcamp]
  3. No Walls, No Air – Gum Takes Tooth [Bandcamp]
  4. Yn Ol i Annwn – Mammoth Weed Wizard Bastard [Bandcamp]
  5. Cemetery – Brutus [Bandcamp]
  6. Take Me With You – Holy Fawn [Bandcamp]
  7. I Liked You Better Before You Went to Art School – Sugar Horse [Amazon Music]
  8. Holding Pattern – Big Brave [Bandcamp]
  9. Wake up the Possessor – Waste of Space Orchestra [Bandcamp]
  10. Beyond Black Suns – These New Puritans [Official Site]
  11. The Evil Empire – Jay Glass Dubs feat. Ben Vince [Bandcamp]