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.
One Quart Magazine Weekly Playlist #18
1. Litku Klemetti: Jääkuningatar
“Nice pop muzak” Kaarlo Stauffer
2. Jim James: Same Old Lie
Selected by Fiacha Fiacha Harrington
3. Tim Presley: Long Bow
“Tim Presley really impressed with his former band White Fence and has recently been hanging with the great Cate Le Bon. His new solo album has some of the angular charm of their Drinks venture (and Le Bon produces here), whilst the video for Long Bow is pretty funny.” Nick Triani
4. Nice As Fuck: Door
“I love Jenny Lewis and am fascinated by this particular video by Nice as Fuck because some of the women in the video are bloggers, whose blogs I study in my PhD. Haha!” Astrid Swan
5. Babyfather: shook/motivation
“One of the most interesting artists of this decade keeps on giving… With the semi-new Babyfather project, Dean Blunt once again explores, exploits and explodes a whole lot of different musical and thematic tropes. Once again, it works as a conceptual work of art which raises all sorts of questions (about politics, race, identities etc.), but also as an enjoyable piece of great music to chill with. Because he refuses to make any clear statements, there is a great aura of mystery around his workings. This particular song (which, in the album format is actually two different tracks) begins with a sort of aggressive haze, then it cuts with the police sirens and comes back in a more mellow form. The song says ”Motherfucker don’t panic”, but also ” You’re never gonna get it, boy”. Beautiful juxtapositions. I listen to this multiple times a day. Makes me feel at peace.” Petri Poutiainen
6. Delay Trees: Brightest Eyes
“Just because it’s a great song!” Astrid Swan
The song says ”Motherfucker don’t panic”, but also ” You’re never gonna get it, boy”. Beautiful juxtapositions. I listen to this multiple times a day. Makes me feel at peace.
7. liv – Wings of Love
“Never been a big fan of Lykke Li, but this new band of hers, liv, is pretty substantial, and somehow ends up sounding like a poppier Dungen. The video, direct by Li, reveals a liking for woodstock type hippy-dom.” Nick Triani
8.Martha Argerich: Ravel Jeux d’eau
Selected by Appu Jasu
9. Magazine: Shot By Both Sides
Selected by Fiacha Harrington
10. Esa Kotilainen: Avartava Näkemys
“Ajatuslapsi by Esa Kotilainen was probably the first Finnish album to feature a Moog synthesizer. Previously electronic sounds had been produced locally only by the old guard of experimentalists (most notably the pioneering Erkki Kurenniemi) with self-made instruments, test-oscillators and tape machines. The dual influence of early electronic music as a break from western music theory and Tangerine Dream is apparent, although Kotilainen certainly weaves his own soundscapes. Kotilainen will perform the album in it’s entirety at the Love Records 50th anniversary event at Kirjasto 10 on Wednesday 19th of October.” Joel Kupiainen
11. The Au Pairs : It’s Obvious
“Feeling inspired after watching the Kathleen Hanna documentary The Punk Singer.” Nick Triani
12. Leija Lautamaja: Hevoinen
Selected by Emmi Kujanpää.
13. Albert Ayler – Ghosts
“Ayler has a strange way of playing free jazz in a way that it gives you a warm and fuzzy feeling unlike the typical chaotic fruit salad that most acts tend to sound like. Not that I don’t like fruit salad but you gotta give the man respect for bringing classic moody Armstrong vibes to the realm of free jazz.” Aapeli Salminen
Not that I don’t like fruit salad but you gotta give the man respect for bringing classic moody Armstrong vibes to the realm of free jazz
14. Gang of Four : Natural’s Not In It
Selected by Fiacha Harrington.
15. Josef K: Sorry for Laughing
Selected by Joel Kupiainen
16. Berlin: Metro
Selected by Fiacha Harrington.
17. Neil Young: Philadelphia
“Neil Young’s song for the movie “Philadelphia”. Somehow really cheesy but still a comforting cut. The production is not so much the typical Neil Young sound and his voice is more fragile than ever.” Kaarlo Stauffer
18. Aztec Camera: Mattress of Wire
Selected by Nick Triani
19. Ville Leinonen: Wien
Selected by Rami Vierula.
20. Robert Wyatt: The United States of Amnesia
“First heard this song right about when it came out in the 80s. My artist friend Bob had taped it from WZBC’s long-running late night program No Commercial Potential. It’s awkwardly delightful and back then was a key indication to us that there was more to music out there than what MTV and AOR radio were offering.” Mark B Odom.
21. Bob Dylan: Idiot Wind
“To Nobel or not to Nobel? I don’t really know – or care either way. Bob’s fairly hard to find on You Tube, remaining mysterious in the virtual ether. You’d like to think he might refer to this whole Nobel fuss as a bit of an ‘idiot wind’ that’ll blow over soon enough.” Nick Triani
This week’s playlist was selected by: Kaarlo Stauffer, Fiacha Harrington, Nick Triani, Astrid Swan, Petri Poutiainen, Appu Jasu, Joel Kupiainen, Emmi Kujanpää, Aapeli Salminen, Rami Vierula and Mark B Odom.