One Quart Magazine Weekly Playlist #25

The One Quart Magazine Playlist is a weekly selection of music picked by various One Quart contributors. It’s our take on what’s spinning on the office stereo. The playlist will be published every Monday.

The One Quart Magazine Playlist is a weekly selection of music picked by various One Quart contributors. It’s our take on what’s spinning on the office stereo. The playlist will be published every Monday.

Kaarlo Stauffer

Kaarlo Stauffer

One Quart Magazine Weekly Playlist #25

 

Childish Gambino: ‘Me and Your Mama’

Selected by Jaakko Mattila.

Mikko Innanen 10+: ‘They Are Watching Us’

Really loving this track by Mikko Innanen 10+ off of our Grotto X We Jazz series released last Friday in time for the upcoming We Jazz fest. It has the danger and looseness of Art Ensemble of Chicago and the swing of Duke Ellington all wrapped into one. “Free Jazz kiinnostaa” Matti Nives

Laura Marling: ‘Soothing’

Laura Marling returns with the low key, yet alluring ‘Soothing’. Bass heavy and sometimes sinister, Marling has loosened the shackles and sounds more interesting for it. Nick Triani

John Prine & Alison Krauss: ‘Falling in Love Again’

John Prine released his second album featuring duets with various well-known female folk and alt-country vocalists. This one with Alison Krauss is my current favourite. Aki Lehti

Ville Leinonen: ‘Ota kii’

Ville Leinonen returns with a cover of Modern Talking‘s mega hit ‘You’re My Heart, You’re My Soul’ (1984). The cheesy 80s hit sounds great on this understated and lo-fi-ish version. Ville Kilpeläinen.

Astrid Swan: ‘A Long Time Running’

Selected by Pinja Niemi.

The Dears: ‘I Used To Pray For The Heavens To Fall’

There was a time, about 10 years ago, when The Dears looked capable of taking on the world (along with much Canadian indie of that time). They had this rare talent of writing songs that were moving yet anthemic without falling into typical pompous fare. Their star has slowly fallen over the years, as has been the case for many of the bands who burst through in that Canadian first wave. ‘I Used To Pray For The Heavens’ isn’t entirely successful, as the band try something slightly different. Crucially, Murray A. Lightburn’s voice is always worth your time and this hints at a slight case of reinvention. Nick Triani

Gord Downie: ‘The Stranger’

Didn’t really know much about Gord Downie. Now my favourite comic book writer/illustrator Jeff Lemire and Downie collaborated on a project called The Secret Path. It’s an album and a comic book that tell the story of Chanie Wenjack. Chanie was a young canadian boy who died on October 22, 1966, walking the railroad tracks, trying to escape from the Cecilia Jeffrey Indian Residential School to walk home. Chanie’s home was 400 miles away. He didn’t know that. He didn’t know where it was, nor did he know how to find it. But, like so many kids – more than anyone will be able to imagine – he tried. This is the opening song, ‘The Stranger’. Aki Lehti

Solange: ‘Don’t Touch My Hair’

Selected by Astrid Swan

Courtney Marie Andrews : ‘Irene’

Female songwriters quite often draw comparisons to Joni Mitchell. 25 year old Courtney Marie Andrews on her sixth (!) album Honest Life is truly worthy of the association. Aki Lehti

He didn’t know that. He didn’t know where it was, nor did he know how to find it. But, like so many kids – more than anyone will be able to imagine – he tried.

Kaarlo Stauffer

Kaarlo Stauffer

Courtney Barnett: ‘Pedestrian at Best’

No Joni Mitchell-comparisons on this track. Love it. Karstein Volle

The Damned: ‘Fan Club’

Joe Corré burned £5m of punk memorabilia on the Thames last week. It’s hard to decide what to think about it, especially when it’s done by a knicker-selling millionaire who sends out a press release and makes it into an event. Like it or not, at least it got a reaction from people, which was exactly what the original punk movement wanted to do with their swastikas and what have you. The only difference is that in the 1970s you got some real reaction to stunts like these, nowadays it’s:

¯\_(ツ)_/¯  Ville Kilpeläinen.

The Breeders: ‘Do You love Me Now?’

Selected by Pinja Niemi

Mylene Farmer:  ‘Sans Logique’

Selected by Kaarlo Stauffer

Superchunk: ‘Precision Auto’

A surprise hit in the morning playlist. Karstein Volle.

The Crystals: ‘He Hit Me (It Felt Like A Kiss)’

Selected by Pinja Niemi.

Ohio Players: ‘Alone’

Ohio Players are rarely considered in the same league as other more illustrious soul/funk bands from the 1970s. It could be the strong whiff of sexism that dominates their album sleeves that’s done for their critical standing (though the same charge called definitely be levelled against Roxy Music for example). ‘Alone’ is simply a heartbreaker, with a yearning vocal and some of the finest proto synth sounds you could find back then. Nick Triani

It could be the strong whiff of sexism that dominates their album sleeves that’s done for their critical standing (though the same charge called definitely be levelled against Roxy Music for example)

Kaarlo Stauffer

Kaarlo Stauffer

TLC: ‘No Scrubs’

Selected by Astrid Swan

The Beatles: ‘Blackbird’

Selected by Jaakko Mattila

Destiny’s Child: ‘Soldier’ ft.Lil Wayne

When life is full of new things, good things, the Holidays are near and it feels like there’s not enough time, I go back to Destiny’s Child for familiarity, comfort, a good time and inspiration. Astrid Swan

The Dakotas: ‘The Cruel Sea’

Selected by Pinja Niemi

Eppu Normaali: ‘Cock In My Pocket’

The Eppu Normaali movie is coming out in December. The band is 40 years old, which is an amazing achievement. Here’s some Eput in English for a change covering The Stooges. Ville Kilpeläinen.

Desireless: ‘Voyage voyage’

Selected by Kaarlo Stauffer

Connan Mockasin: ‘Forever Dolphin Love’ (Erol Alkan Rework)

Selected by Ville Kilpeläinen.

Van Morrison: ‘Almost Independence Day’.

As Bill Paxton once urgently put forward to a bunch of pilot’s in a no win scenario against Aliens.

“We will not go quietly into the night!

We will not vanish without a fight!

We’re going to live on!

We’re going to survive!

Today, we celebrate our Independence Day!”

Tomorrow, in less trying times, Finland celebrates it’s real Independence day. From the very underrated St Dominic Preview album, Van almost gets the party started. Nick Triani

Kaarlo Stauffer

Kaarlo Stauffer

This week’s playlist selected by Aki Lehti, Pinja Niemi, Nick Triani, Matti Nives, Astrid Swan, Ville Kilpeläinen, Jaakko Mattila, Karstein Volle and Kaarlo Stauffer.

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