One Quart Magazine Weekly Playlist #19

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 #19

 

1.Le Tigre: I’m With Her

“Hilary needs to win the US presidential election. Trump needs to go. And Le Tigre are on it as per usual. Astrid Swan

2.Foxygen: America

“Foxygen will return with a new record next year (despite suggesting they had split up). Now they’ve gone all orchestral – think the more pompous moment’s of Lou Reed’s Berlin or Bowie’s grander Young American’s period. Despite the borrowed clothes, ‘America’ still manages to convey something squalid amongst it’s over the top ridiculousness.” Nick Triani

3. Danny Brown:  Pneumonia

“Great track produced by Evian Christ.” Ville Kilpeläinen

4. Oneohtrix Point Never:  Animals

“There is a real sense of sadness on OPN ‘Animals’ cut, adding depth and emotion amongst the cut and glitch. Enhancing this feeling is a very frail looking Val Kilmer; listening, distorted and somehow lost.” Nick Triani

Enhancing this feeling is a very frail looking Val Kilmer; listening, distorted and somehow lost.

 

Kaarlo Stauffer

Kaarlo Stauffer

5. Bonnie Whitmore: F#@K With Sad Girls

“Bonnie Whitmore was one of the wonderful people I wrote songs with last year in Austin! She’s about to release an album. What a voice “ Astrid Swan

6. Lady Gaga:  A-YO

“I have a a slight fascination with Lady Gaga and what can at times seem like a desperate attempt to put her back on the top of the pop throne (she’s still doing alright by the way – Tony Bennett duet albums seemingly resurrect careers). I think Gaga’s ace and far more interesting that most mainstreamers – it’s all those contradictions that make her so interesting to me. ‘A-Yo’ could seem like an attempt to cross over into Taylor Swift territory, with some serious country vibes already revealed on forthcoming long player Joanne. In any case, this comes over like a naughtier, rootsy sister to Shania Twain’s ‘That Don’t Impress Me Much’ – which means it’s very good.” Nick Triani

7. UTU: Pieces of the Unknown

Selected by Emmi Kujanpää

8. The Lemon Twigs:  As Long As We’re Together

“Cut from the same cloth as Foxygen, and produced by that band’s Jonathan Rado, The Lemon Twigs position themselves as youthfull Todd’s to Foxygen’s Bowie’s with ‘As Long As We’re Together’, whilst the video is full of The Man Who Fell To Earth 1970s style futurism.” Nick Triani

Kaarlo Stauffer

Kaarlo Stauffer

9. Joanna Newsom: Make Hay

Selected By Nick Triani

10. JYRKI NISSINEN & ISOTISSINEN: lapsuuteni thaimaassa █▬█ █ ▀█▀

Selected by Kaarlo Stauffer

11. Ali Farka Touré, Toumani Diabaté:  Kana Kassy

“When the weather gets colder, I always dig out Ali & Toumani by Ali Farka Touré and Toumani Diabaté. The album’s as warm as wool slippers.” Ville Kilpeläinen

12. Suzanne Vega:  Luka

Selected by Fiacha Harrington.

13. Patti Smith: Rock ‘n’ Roll Nigger

Selected by Fiacha Harrington.

14. J.J. Kela:  Nappeja Ja Keskiolutta

“Finnish outsider rap from the early 90’s” Kaarlo Stauffer

15. Martha & The Muffins:  Echo Beach

Selected by Fiacha Harrington.

16. Johnny ”Guitar” Watson:  Gangster Of Love

“It’s hard to tell if Johnny is stoned, drunk or just messin’ around but the intro he does for this song makes you question if he really knows where he is and why. Nevertheless once he starts playing like he means it you remember why they call him ‘Guitar'”  Aapeli Salminen

It’s hard to tell if Johnny is stoned, drunk or just messin’ around but the intro he does for this song makes you question if he really knows where he is and why.

Kaarlo Stauffer

Kaarlo Stauffer

17.Tuxedomoon: In A Manner Of Speaking

Selected by Karstein Volle.

18. Joni Mitchell:  The Circle Game

Selected by Fiacha Harrington.

19. Curtis Mayfield:  If There’s a Hell Below We’re All Going to Go

“Mayfield released his solo debut album Curtis on his own label (Curtom), which was one of the first labels founded by an african-american recording artist. And he chose this as side A / track 1, – wow. Sadly the message of the song is still as relevant as in 1970…”  Ville Kilpeläinen

20. The Go-Betweens:  Part Company

“The Go-Betweens ‘Part Company’, in another universe could have been the audio representative to David Lean’s Brief Encounter. However, there’s too much history detailed in the lyrics for this to ever have been fleeting:

And what will I miss?
Her cruelty, her unfaithfulness
Her fun, her love, her kiss, part company
That’s her handwriting that’s the way she writes
Like mud in the September rain it comes, back to me

Robert Forster acutely recounts this separation, and after all these years, it probably still hurts”. Nick Triani

This week’s playlist was selected by: Astrid Swan, Nick Triani, Ville Kilpeläinen, Emmi Kujanpää, Kaarlo Stauffer, Fiacha Harrington, Aapeli Salminen and Karstein Volle.

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