I thought this track from London dream pop band Vondelpark was a good way to start the week. It’s mellow, quiet sound is just what I need, even more than a normal Monday, having spent a weekend carousing and catching up with old friends in London.
It is taken from their album Seabed, which was released earlier in the year.
This is perfect for a Monday morning. I had a great weekend which was filled with excellent music (more of that later in the week). This is helping me to recover from those endeavours and soothing my racing mind.
Julianna Barwick is a Brooklyn-based artist with an ambient, experimental sound that reminds me a bit of other blog favourites Grouper or tUnE-yArDs which is pretty solid sonic company to keep.
Grouper, which is a solo project of Portland, OR singer Liz Harris, make music for Monday mornings. It is fragile if often rather inscrutable but I always find it soothes my racing mind as it adjusts to the jarring reality of being back to work.
This is taken from her recently released album, the cheerily titled The Man Who Died In His Boat. I have found lately (much to my shame) that I struggle to have the requisite attention span to listen to a whole album but what I’ve heard so far I enjoyed.
It seems that I am in a rather ambient mood so far this week. It must be the weather.
This track is from South Carolina singer Toro Y Moi’s recently released album Anything in Return is a breezy slice of electro-pop (“Chillwave” according to Wikipedia – erm…). It reminds me a little of Roosevelt who I posted a couple of weeks back.
I rather like the video here too. Simple but effective.