Chromatics – Running Up That Hill In my opinion, the best rendition of the original and a track I find myself coming back to every few months. Its incredible.
Au Revoir Simone – Anywhere You Looked This always makes me smile and fills me with a nostalgia of one particularly amazing summer in Newquay.
Sebastien Tellier – La Ritournelle My favourite Sebastien Tellier track. Such a masterful Crescendo.
Beach House – Norway This ladies voice has such an impact on me. She can wake me up and send me to sleep at the same time if thats possible. Anyway, a favourite off the album.
Bonobo – Recurring This is the first Bonobo track I ever heard. It was on a mix-tape a good friend of mine made me a long time ago. He is an absolute master at making compilations and this is a testament to that.
Finaly Quaye – Even After All When the question is asked what is my favourite song this always enters my mind along with a few others. It instantly chills my bones and makes me think of good times. The fact some of the lyrics are total nonsense makes it better for me too… Sonic Fruit anyone?
Bjork – Pagan Poetry This is off the Vespertine album which is an absolute masterpiece and puts me in a happy warm place after a big night out. Pagan Poetry sums up the ethereal talent that Bjork is better than any other song she has written. It has beautiful percussion and Harp melodies but it’s her voice, as per, that steals the show and in this it is truly stunning and takes your mind off into imaginary worlds.
Brian Eno – An Ending: Ascent The godfather of avant garde electronic music and ambient. This is an amazing piece of music that I am never sure of if it is uplifting or dark. It’s also used to brilliant effect on the film 28 Days Later.
Joy Division – Atmosphere My heart sinks when I think of the music the world missed out on when Ian Curtis died. New Order did a good job but the shear emotion Curtis brought to Joy Division is unsurpassed from a front man before or since at Atmosphere is as good as its comes.
Radiohead – True Love Waits My favourite band on the planet – the perfection combination of electronica and indie. True love Waits is simple, beautiful and perfect to me… ‘True love lives on lollipops and a crisps…’