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 #24
Kate Bush: And Dream of Sheep (Live)
A Kate Bush video out of the blue is something to savour. ‘And Dream of Sheep’ is that lovely lullaby, a comforting song for a frightened child. Kate floating, waiting to be rescued in cold waters is as much a sign of the reality of our times as any statement in pop this year. Nick Triani
Pixies: Head Carrier
Selected By Matti Nives.
Lorenzo Senni: Win In The Flat World
I have fallen deeply in love with Lorenzo Senni’s music. In the last couple of years, there has been this whole movement of deconstructing and revisiting the electronic music of the 90s. Senni deals mostly with tropes and characteristics of Trance, and he seems to find so much beauty and meaning in the conventions of that genre which so many people have underestimated. Some of his music is way more abstract and conceptual than this particular song, ‘Win In The Flat World’ which has all the makings of great pop music. It’s fresh from the new Persona EP, which is his first release for Warp Records. Petri Poutiainen
Paula Vesala: Ei pystyny hengittää
Selected by Astrid Swan.
Tinashe is easily one of the most interesting RnB artists of the moment. She just released a great mixtape and short film called Nightride. Tinashe had already announced/teased her next “proper” album Joyride but that’s been pushed back until 2017. Sounds like she wanted to release a challenging double album but the label’s not having it, and perhaps this arrangement is a compromise of sorts, who knows. Ville Kilpeläinen.
Half Waif: Nest
What if you like the song but not the music video? Does it really matter? Heta Saukkonen
Lady Gaga: Million Reasons
I love this song on the new Lady Gaga album, but strangely this live version makes me think of Meryl Streep in Ricki and the Flash. It shows that playing live truly isn’t easy. Astrid Swan.
Kate floating, waiting to be rescued in cold waters is as much a sign of the reality of our times as any statement in pop this year
John Cale: Hello There
John Cale remains my favourite member of the Velvet Underground. Vintage Violence is a great debut album which captures Cale in surprisingly melodic voice whilst musically somewhere between late VU joviality and a sense of something unexplored. ‘Hello There’ also displays Cale’s usual, expressive and sardonic world view. Nick Triani
Neli Andreeva: Malka moma/Little Girl
Selected by Emmi Kujanpää.
Miley Cyrus: We Can’t Stop
Miley’s excursions with the Flaming Lips have been diverting enough (just) without matching the all out banger brilliance of ‘We Can’t Stop’. This still remains one of the great pop moments of the last five years. Nick Triani
2Pac feat Dr.Dre: California Love
2Pac and Dr. Dre come together for a great song, a land where it’s always summer. The perfect pick me up for the dark months up north. Fiacha Harrington.
Kevin Ayers: Song for Insane Times
Selected by Ville Kilpeläinen.
The perfect pick me up for the dark months up north.
The Ronski Gang: Oo mikä sä oot
One of the greatest Power Pop tunes to ever come from Finland. It’s from the movie Rokki Diggari, released in 1981. The movie is not very good and this particular band, Ronski Gang didn’t actually release very interesting music, not for me at least. But now this song, this song is truly a masterpiece. Brings light to your day. Petri Poutiainen
Bruce Springsteen: Glory Days
I’m reading the Bruce Springsteen autobiography right now. I love it. This video is perfection. Astrid Swan.
Lemonheads: Mrs Robinson
This song reminds me of the summer of ’92 in California when this song was on constant rotation on every indie radio station. Fiacha Harrington
Sly and the Family Stone: Family Affair
Sly Stone recently got payback after years of unpaid royalties and living in a trailer. Stone at the least was an innovator and inspiration to a new generation of musicians (Prince among them). ‘Family Affair’ comes from a time when Sly ditched the big band sound and headed for that personal ditch. Close, taught but incredibly groovy, Family Affair exudes lo-fi charms decades before we knew what lo-fi was. Nick Triani
Senni deals mostly with tropes and characteristics of Trance, and he seems to find so much beauty and meaning in the conventions of that genre which so many people have underestimated.
Orenda Fink: Bloodline
Oh, 2006 you were ten years ago and you sound so good and fresh and dated and I miss you and am glad you’re never coming back. Astrid Swan
Paul Simon: Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard
Paul Simon: Graceland
Sticking with Paul Simon, these two songs are timeless classics in there own right, the sun keeps shining wherever you are. Fiacha Harrington.
The Pastels: Crawl Babies
It would be fine to suggest that The Pastels live in an alternative music universe. ‘Crawl Babies’ offers a special glimpse into that alternative universe, it’s a place reserved for Pastels and we should be grateful it exists. Nick Triani
2006 you were ten years ago and you sound so good and fresh and dated and I miss you
This week’s playlist selected by Nick Triani, Matti Nives, Petri Poutiainen, Astrid Swan, Ville Kilpeläinen, Heta Saukkonen, Emmi Kujanpää and Fiacha Harrington.