Tag Archives: chill

Sweet Thing – Van Morrison

26 Jun

Once in a while I love to bring out a golden oldie. Van Morrison is one of those guys whose albums sit in my iPod, but I tend to ignore them whenever I scroll past them because they’ve been there for so long. Well, you can thank shuffle for reminding me of how much of a sweet thing Sweet Thing is. “Van the Man” is the man in every sense of the word. Take a listen to this absolute classic.

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(More) Sounds That Are Helping Me To Stay Alive: A(nother) Downbeat Electronic Playlist to Wash Your Stress (Even Further) Away

14 Jun

I have been under the radar, but you’ll have to excuse me while I finish off what ranks among the worst weeks of my life. I thought I’d lift my head out of a book just long enough to give you the second part of my playlist full of relaxing tunes that manage to counterbalance my hair-pulling stress (to some extent). I really enjoyed writing the last playlist post because it was actually refreshingly easy to compile a list of songs that I love, and that I’ve been listening to recently. The hardest part was finding a picture to go with the post, and it was a similar challenge this time. So, like any struggling image hunter would, I’ve gone with a feline DJ. Time to sit back, relax, and here we go…

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Sounds That Are Helping Me To Stay Alive: A Downbeat Electronic Playlist to Wash Your Stress Away

5 Jun

My apologies for not posting as often. As we’ve stated a bunch of times, our exams are just starting to get really intense, and while I wish I could plop myself down on my sofa and keep you satisfied with a never-ending flow of new tunes, it is sadly impossible. It might just be that some of you readers out there are students also, and you happen to have important/life-changing/future-determining exams coming up. Or you’re just stressed about the end of the school year. Either way, I thought I’d give you a brief rundown of the songs that have been helping me stay relaxed and focused throughout this tough time. Enjoy.

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The Way U Do – Shlohmo

31 May

Nothing big for today, I just wanted to share a lovely little song that has been playing off my laptop constantly and helping me get through my studying. Off of Shlohmo’s EP, Vacation, this song is another quietly gorgeous track to add to his growing collection of gems. Take a listen:

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Knees – Peter and Kerry

6 Oct

Blown away when I heard this. Honestly, something this thoughtful and beautiful hasn’t come my way in a long time. Kerry Leatham and Peter Lyons (both signed to Tape Club Records) have decided to team up and produce a collaborative EP entitled Clothes, Friends,Photos. Knees is a hauntingly calm piano and string driven work of genius that will fill up your room in the small hours of the morning. The two’s voices just compliment each other so perfectly, it’s unreal. Take a listen: