We’ve had this kicking around in the archives for a while now, today just seemed the perfect day to post it up. Had a pretty mesmerising gig experience last night at a Jens Lekman show – won’t go into the details but it was nothing short than life affirming. As expected, the come-down really kicked in this morning and this mixtape by Delorean – creators of one of this years finest records with Subiza – was the perfect antidote.
Considering they’re an act constantly flirting with uplifting balearic house, the following 10 tracks see Delorean reveal their more introspective side – Arthur Russell, Brian Eno and Cocteau Twins all looming large. Download the entire mix at the bottom of the post.
The Cocteau Twins: ‘Lazy Calm’
They say it’s not the best CT album but it surely is one of the most embracing, so easy listening and good.
Anna Domino: ‘Land Of My Dreams’
One of the best pop tunes lately, a great and unique pop ballad.
Arthur Russell: ‘A Little Lost’
Arthur Russell needs of course no introduction and this song is simply one of the main reasons to start loving his music.
The Durutti Column: ‘The Rest Of My Life’
This song is taken from the Sex and Death album. Gently played guitars, pop chords and subtle vocals; another great source of inspiration and perfect after Arthur Russell’s song.
John Maus: ‘Through The Skies For You’
This one’s taken from the album Songs and it kind of condenses what John Maus is, all his drama and beauty.
Brian Eno: ‘The Big Ship’
Doing research on my iTunes folder I found this one, perfect as an interlude.
Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti: ‘Can’t Hear My Eyes’
Included in his great new album this song is one of my Ariel Pink favourites, found it on a blog a few months ago and surely on the top list of the most played songs on my iTunes.
Boubacar Traoré: ‘Mantjini’
First discovered on awesometapesfromafrica.blogspot.com, Western African guitar music, kind of blues sometimes and incredibly sung.
David Crosby: ‘I’d Swear There Was Somebody’
Taken from the album If I Could Only Remember My Name, pretty sure Crosby did some drugs on this one.
Brian Eno and John Cale: ‘Spinning Away’
Brian Eno and John Cale put out Wrong Way Up, it’s kind of like a dream team album. This one’s a perfect goodbye for the mixtape.