I’ve done little mixes before, some of which may even still be playable in the old blog archives. (I resist calling this thing a “blog” but let’s be honest here for a moment.) My music tastes are well known if you know me at all: Old pop, older prog rock, random J-pop, some heavy metal and EDM and so on.
My library grows nonetheless, and in some odd directions on occasion. I’m glad that even at the half-century mark I’m still getting into new stuff. To give you a clearer picture, perhaps, here’s a brief sampling of what I’m listening to nowadays:
I should run these down so you can explore further if you’re so inclined…
- Public Service Broadcasting, “People, Come Dance” (from Bright Magic, 2021)
- Battle Tapes, “Valkyrie” (from Polygon, 2015)
- toconoma, “N°9” (from Newtown, 2017)
- Midnight Oil, “Gadigal Land” (from The Makarrata Project, 2020)
- The HU, “Sugaan Essena” (from the soundtrack to the video game Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, 2020)
- Sparks, “Music That You Can Dance To” (title track of album, 1986)
- Assemblage 23, “Welcome, Apocalypse (Alpha Quadrant remix)” (from Mourn, 2020)
- Pet Shop Boys, “What are we gonna do about the rich?” (from Agenda EP, 2019)
- Garbage, “No Horses” (bonus track from No Gods No Masters special edition, 2021)
- KONGOS, “Keep Your Head” (from 1929, Pt. 1, 2019)
Of course, here I am the morning after assembling this mix and realizing I didn’t get any of the Sawano Hiroyuki “[nZk]” stuff in here, and that’s a grave oversight. There’s a stunning lack of Mono Inc and VNV Nation as well.
Decisions had to be made, couldn’t fit in everything, etc. Maybe next time.