Sunday, 13 December 2015

The Listening Club - 13th December 2015

Greetings all,

Hope you're all fine - feeling rather good here as last week's holiday mode evolves into festive mode, aka more opportunities for fun, food and alcohol. It all seems to have worked out rather nicely for a change... Also worth throwing out advance notice for the holiest of holys, yea the 2015 #festivevortex, which will take place 8pm GMT on Sunday 27th December. As always, from each of you i need a couple (pls no more than 2) of your favourite tunes that came into existence during this year, for playback and combined merriment. If you can get them in early, it would also be very much appreciated, naturally...

Last week @rougeforever was in the chair, treating us to (probably) her favourite album of the year, Sufjan Steven's "Carrie And Lowell", which was rather fine. Many thanks to her for the pick, and for flipping the frisbee across to the newly-returned @saucer, who is here with the intro...

"Freshly home (in California) from my unjustifiable-except, you-know, yolo, trip to Doha and London, jet lag in full force. Had a fabulous time (including two! listening club evenings hosted by @emmaprice), bridged back into real life with @rougeforever's frisbee toss (and yes, dear NSA, I did declare the frisbee on my landing card).

It was chilly, windy, & rainy in London. We're closing in on the end of 2015, a year that has made me value (more sharply and vividly) simple things that are dangerous to take for granted, among them friendship, caring, safety, & sanity. This year I've also learned something about the difference between fear and danger, and this evening's album is all about fitting this (complex but maybe elemental) mood.

In technical terms we have a short, lo-fi, minimalist, romantic set, from a relatively obscure artist whom I cannot recall how I discovered.

Be warm, and enjoy."

Righty-ho. Direct Download is here and the HearThis stream is....

See you at 8pm GMT!

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