One of the benefits of the pandemic has been slowing of pace of the world and the rush becoming secondary. A by-product of this is noticing the silence and the sounds of ticking clocks more. Loud clocks are everywhere in my life, and always have been – pictured is the house of my grandfather, where the sound of loud clocks is just about all that can be heard for miles around. This playlist attempts to emulate the berceuse that is the ticking of clocks. Unsurprisingly, the music in the playlist is principally ambient, although there is some jazz that’s leaked in.
Revolution 9 – The Beatles
It’s door number 9, so I thought it would be good to remind you of that for eight and a half minutes. Hot take – all Beatles songs are overrated except this one.
Wurzel – H. Takashani
Playful and simple japanese ambient made on Garageband
C U Soon – h hunt
Gentle jazzy/ambient piano
Limerance – Yves Tumor
I don’t know why this song makes me feel really sad inside
First Rain – Duval Timothy
Sounds of children playing over a dramatic piano makes me feel very deep
White Walls – Machiavellian
What kind of a friend would I be if I didn’t use this opportunity to shout out to my boy Mauricio Gibsion AKA Machiavellian who makes great ambient music out of Edinburgh/London
Moiré – Piano & Organ – Jan Jelinek
Is this ambient? Is this minimal? Is this just a collection of sounds? Who knows but it’s great and the album it comes from is great
Sarphi Rocks – Gacha Bakradze
Experimental collection of sounds out of Tbilisi, Georgia – also a great album well worth checking out
Theme from Trioskinek – Triosk, Jan Jelinek
I really like Jan Jelinek and this can be seen by the fact that he has two tracks on this playlist
Gadni (Spirit of the Mountain) – Ánde Somby
Sami traditional song from Norwegian Indigenous rights activist and law professor Ánde Somby.
Spain – Steve Sobs, Julie Byrne
I actually have nothing much to say about this track other than the fact that Spotify dropped it on me completely unexpectedly and it hit me in the feelings so I wanted to put it in. I also hope Steve is OK.
I Hear A Rhapsody – Bill Evans, Jim Hall
Beautiful guitar and piano jazz album that always makes me feel Christmassy
Almost Beautiful – Anna Holmer
Performance artist who blends spoken word and sound, weird and wonderful
The Word Love – Gigi Masin
Italian electronic musician, from a really excellent album released on Amsterdam based label Music from Memory