One Quart Magazine Weekly Playlist #38

With our new playlist, Aleksi Pahkala, Otto Talvio, Sonja Pyykkö, Iisa Pajula, Anna Jokela, Nick Triani and Billy Brentford pick everything from French classics reimagined, amateurish thrills, Berlin deep cuts, road music, lush post-punk, Composer tributes and Frank obsessions. Lose yourself with the One Quart Magazine Weekly Playlist.

With our new playlist, Aleksi Pahkala, Otto Talvio, Sonja Pyykkö, Iisa Pajula, Anna Jokela, Nick Triani and Billy Brentford pick everything from French classics reimagined, amateurish thrills, Berlin deep cuts, road music, lush post-punk, Composer tributes and Frank obsessions. Lose yourself with the One Quart Magazine Weekly Playlist.

Kaarlo Stauffer

One Quart Magazine Weekly Playlist #38
23:23 – Faraway Island

Soon a global hit from the Figure Skating World Champs. Aleksi Pahkala

Apocalypse – Cigarettes After Sex

Just perfect. Aleksi Pahkala

Birkin / Gainsbourg – Le Symphonique : La Javanaise

Birkin / Gainsbourg: Le Symphonique album is kinda great. Aleksi Pahkala

Michelle Gurevich – Party Girl

Pretty much self explanatory. The irony cuts f_ing deep as with all of Gurevich. I rediscovered this old favourite when her new album came out last year. Sonja Pyykkö

Schlepp Geist – Other People

Excellent electro, this guy plays regularly at Kater Blau. What can I say, spring is coming and Berlin is ready. I love how the whole scene is moving towards a more organic sound, finally something I can enjoy too. Sonja Pyykkö

Leonard Cohen – You Want It Darker (Paul Kalkbrenner Remix)

Another Berlin DJ combining deep deep whisky drenched vocals with a good beat is Paul Kalkbrenner, whose mix of Leonard Cohen’s new track ‘You Want It Darker’ is massively goosebumbey. Sonja Pyykkö

What can I say, spring is coming and Berlin is ready. I love how the whole scene is moving towards a more organic sound, finally something I can enjoy too.

Kaarlo Stauffer

Frank Ocean – Chanel

Frank x 4, part 1. Iisa Pajula

Frank Frank Frank – Heart

Frank x 4, part 2. I have a thing for Franks. Iisa Pajula

Kurt Vile – Puppet To The Man

I felt like listening to Kurt Vile today. I seem to have forgotten he always makes me wanna hit the road again. So now, I find myself looking at maps and planning the next drive across the country… well, why not? Anna Jokela

Mystic Braves – Bright Blue Day Haze

Selected by Anna Jokela

Scritti Politti – Faithless

If you’ve spent anytime with Simon Reynolds epic post-punk book Rip It Up and Start Again you’ll easily come to the conclusion that Reynolds biggest crush of that time were Scritti Politti. What’s astonishing about the band, apart from a Marxist political ideology and references to Gramsci (the name), Derrida and Lacan, was how the band went from the scratchy, bedsit, do-it yourself dub of ‘Skank Bloc Bologna’ to the seamless, New York plastic soul of ‘Faithless’ within a couple of years. This extended 12″ of ‘Faithless’ debuted in 1982, features the very modern RnB blue print of minimalism, a vocodered coda and Green Gartside’s silky voice. This was as sophisticated and gorgeous as post-punk would ever get. Nick Triani

Kevin Tihista’s Red Terror – Real Life

In the last couple of years I’ve become acquainted with Kevin Tihista, sporadically chatting with him over Twitter or via email. We’ve even been discussing that Kevin would write something for OQM. Tihista is in some circles legendary (especially when talk turns to his debut album Don’t Breathe A Word). You could also add the cachet that Tihista hasn’t released any bad records. This track from 2004’s Wake Up Captain (a seriously underrated record) seems to chime with my mood so much in 2017. ‘Real Life’ is five minutes plus of intense drama – “there’s no need to lie to you, my life does what it want’s to do – and that’s the goddamn truth” spits Tihista. It’s a telling it like it is type of song, and this hits home every time I hear it. Nick Triani

…features the very modern RnB blue print of minimalism, a vocodered coda and Green Gartside’s silky voice. This was as sophisticated and gorgeous as post-punk would ever get.

Kaarlo Stauffer

Alessandro Alessandroni – Spiagge Azzure

RIP the great Alessandroni. Billy Brentford

Alessandro Alessandroni – Prisma Sonoro

Here’s a lovely chill library album, Prisma sonoro, by the “other” master of Italian soundtracks, Alessandro Alessandroni. He passed away yesterday at this home in Rome, at 92. Otto Talvio

The Shaggs – Philosophy of the World

While a lot the music we dig is fantastically well made, it doesn’t mean something totally amateurish couldn’t be wonderful, hence my second choice – The Shaggs’ ‘Philosophy of the World’, a record without even a rudimentary knowledge or understanding of music, and yet totally lovable. Despite the crudeness, the sisters’ vocals are in harmony and it makes the record much easier on the ear than many other “outsider” affairs. Otto Talvio

Magic – Enclosed

Here’s a fairly obscure album by an obscure American psych quartet, Magic. To me it has a lot going for it, harmonies, upbeat pop songs, great melodies, fuzz, emotion, and it doesn’t feel contrived or pretentious either. Otto Talvio

Miller Anderson – Bright City

Here’s a less known British blues/prog vocalist Miller Anderson and his first solo album. I really like that period in the late 60s / early 70s when artists abandoned simple genre limitations. ‘Bright City’ is a fantastic slice of powerful emotional hard rock with a jazzy, folky edge. Otto Talvio

While a lot the music we dig is fantastically well made, it doesn’t mean something totally amateurish couldn’t be wonderful, hence my second choice – The Shaggs’ ‘Philosophy of the World’, a record without even a rudimentary knowledge or understanding of music

This week’s playlist selected by Aleksi Pahkala, Otto Talvio, Sonja Pyykkö, Iisa Pajula, Anna Jokela, Nick Triani and Billy Brentford.

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