"The bigness of the world is redemption. Despair compresses you into a small space, and a depression is literally a hollow in the ground. To dig deeper into the self, to go underground, is sometimes necessary, but so is the other route of getting out of yourself, into the larger world, into the openness in which you need not clutch your story and your troubles so tightly to your chest. Being able to travel both ways matters, and sometimes the way back into the heart of the question begins by going outward and beyond. This is the expansiveness that sometimes comes literally in a landscape or that tugs you out of yourself in a story."
"…curious way that my idealism has been mixed with my fatalism, so that I can possess the soul of a dreamer and that of a cynic at the same time…"
There is something for which Newton — or better to say not Newton alone, but modern science in general — can still be made responsible: it is splitting of our world in two. I have been saying that modern science broke down the barriers that separated the heavens and the earth, and that it united and unified the universe. And that is true. But, as I have said, too, it did this by substituting for our world of quality and sense perception, the world in which we live, and love, and die, another world — the world of quantity, or reified geometry, a world in which, though there is place for everything, there is no place for man. Thus the world of science — the real world — became estranged and utterly divorced from the world of life, which science has been unable to explain — not even to explain away by calling it “subjective”.
True, these worlds are everyday — and even more and more — connected by praxis. Yet for theory they are divided by an abyss.
Two worlds: this means two truths. Or no truth at all.
This is the tragedy of the modern mind which “solved the riddle of the universe,” but only to replace it by another riddle: the riddle of itself.
Newtonian Studies (1965)
PERFECT|MIDNIGHT|RADIO // Episode One
I’ve been meaning to get back into the habit of putting out monthly mixtapes again, and as luck would have it, i’ve finally pulled the trigger. Much like the previous mixtape series (Dreaming in Waves), the new series will be a two hour block of new and old gems, chosen to enhance the after hours - dream pop, shoegaze, ethereal, lo-fi, and everything in between. Basically, I want to recapture the sense of discovery that I used to get listening to my local college radio station, back in East Lansing, Michigan, late Sunday nights - when they would pull a two hour block of dreamy, spaced out, lesser known artists. It was everything that i could want in a radio show, and that in turn is what i’m trying to capture here. Some of the material might be new, some might be familiar, but they flow nicely and if you need a late night lullaby, this should more than suffice. Unlike previous mixes, the Perfect Midnight Radio sets will be split down the middle for ease of listening. Each hour as it’s own standalone block of music, for streaming and downloading.
The goal is to release a new mix every month, with the occasional special release for fun. Please feel free to share and I encourage you to seek out the artists that catch your attention - they might be your new favorite band. Thanks for listening. Enjoy!
HOUR ONE: (Stream) // (Download via Soundcloud)
- "Repeat Pleasure" by How to Dress Well
- “Memory Loss” by The Snow
- "Only in Dreams" by Holidays
- "Teenage Tide" by Letting Up Despite Great Faults
- "Summer Rain" by Night Flowers
- "Not for this One" by Eternal Summers
- "Minha Menina" by Donovan Blanc
- "Breaking the Angle Against the Tide" by Craft Spells
- "Ashes & Embers" by The Casket Girls
- "Lonely Richard" by Amen Dunes
- "Habit" by Ought
- "Johnny Jupiter" by Haunted Hearts
- "Remember Our Days" by Lotus Plaza
- "Peach" by Your Friend
- "Running Scared" by Mode Moderne
HOUR TWO: (Stream) // (Download via Soundcloud)
- "Call My Name" by Haerts
- "It Wasn’t Me Who Left You Alone" by Fasano
- "Descent" by Fear of Men
- "Being Around" by Courtney Barnett
- "Angel" by Pure X
- "You Must Learn to Live Again" by Halls
- "Taste of Cindy (Acoustic)" by The Jesus & Mary Chain
- "Ghost" by Autumn
- "Battles" by DNKL
- "Bright Lights" by Bedouin
- "Garden’s Heart" by Natasha Khan & Jon Hopkins
- "Me at the Museum You in the Wintergarden" by Tiny Ruins
- "Down from the Rafters" by Hundred Waters
- “In my Bed Again” by Perri
- "Rebirth" by Vancouver Sleep Clinic
- "Plains" by Tycho
- "Mercury" by Conner Youngblood
* Soundcloud Hour One (Stream/Download)
* Soundcloud Hour Two (Stream/Download)
**Please support the artists that you find and enjoy. Buy their music, merchandise and tickets to see their shows. Only use these mixtapes as a guide to find something to throw your (financial and emotional) support behind.