WILT Early September

“What I’ve been Listening To”, WILT, is a series I’m doing detailing some of my favorite musicians or songs I’ve listened to in the past few days.

This week, I’m listening to a lot of really relaxing ambient music. First up, the legendary Burial. I’ve loved Burial for a long time, but only listened to his second album, “Untrue” until earlier this year. Recently his track “Moth”, produced in collaboration with Four Tet, has been the perfect vibe for me. The track could be almost classified as trance in the way it repeats a simple pattern to the point where deviations from the pattern become a highlight of the song. I’d like Burial & Four Tet to do more collaborations beyond their two (?) EPs so far.

Burial & Four Tet - Moth

Next, one of my all-time favorite bands, Pink Floyd. To the chagrin of my father, I really hated Floyd throughout my entire childhood. Since listening through Dark Side of the Moon by myself a few years ago, I’ve been reeeally slowly listening through the rest of their discography. I really enjoy doing that for artists I’m getting into, as it lets me explore the quirks of each of their albums without getting too hung up on their style progression until I’ve heard everything.

This week, I listened to Atom Heart Mother for the first time. Damn. My favorite album of theirs so far has been Obscured by Clouds, mainly because of the more psychedelic half. Atom Heart Mother takes everything I like about psychedelic rock and consolidates it into 5 songs. The bookends, the eponymous Atom Heart Mother suite and Alan’s Psychedelic Breakfast, are particularly delicious. I listened to the album twice in a row yesterday, then twice today.

Pink Floyd - Atom Heart Mother

Since this post is about music, I’d like to express how excited I am for the newly announced Aphex Twin album, Syro. I got into Aphex Twin a few years ago, at least a decade after his last album, Drukqs. Having another album released now that I’m a fan makes me very happy. The first song is amazing, and reminds me of some of my favorite parts of Drukqs.

Aphex Twin - minipops 67 [120.2][source field mix]

 
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