1. Aphex Twin – Vordhosbn
A big, probably the biggest artist i got influenced by, always twisted melodies, complex rythms, suprising turnouts, every next pattern is different, endless flow of creativity in melancholic surroundings.
2. Air – La femme d’argent
It holds a feeling that everything will be alright! I’ve been doing nightshifts for years. At the end of an intense night i drove home, skipped the highway, choose the countryroads instead while greeting the bluesky sunrise. and this turned all the way up! smiling. heading home.
3. Rune Lindbaek – Ok, Kjor Romskip
I turned this all the way up on those days that i need my psychedelic funk fix! 🙂
4. Polynation – Lory
I love to hear and watch electronic formations play and jam live. and if i’m going to share something i really find amazing it are the dutch boys from Polynation.
You should check their live session at ‘Red Bull Studios Amsterdam’ on youtube.
5. Stan Getz – Corcovado
When i grew up, bossanova was played a lot in the background by my parents.
Which created a big love for bossanova as well for jazz, preferably the old and dusty classic ones with lots of acoustic guitars, piano’s, sax and brushers.
My ultimate sweet laidback night music in my studio, shoes kicked off, maybe a good single malt 🙂
6. Chopin – Nocturne Op.9 No.2
I listen a lot to Chopin, it’s the dreamy, no so heavy kind of classical music i dearly love. Nocturne op9. No.2 got dozens of interpretations of course. But the one i’m sharing right now is the one that fits the right tempo switches, accents, pauses and calmness for me personally. i’ve been listening to this hundreds of times. But even while i’m writing this while listening it still give me goosebumps. A good friend once said to me, you always give a big sigh at the end of every piece. I had to admit back then & i realize again now, time and mind stops when i’m listening to classical piano music. And when the last key dies out I slowly shift back to reality while opening my eyes. i guess therefore a big sigh is needed to make the transfer complete haha!
7. Joep Beving – 432 (Suzanne Ciani Rework)
Another wonderful dutch master. Just push play. stop thinking. start feeling.
flow. don’t forget to breath : )
8. Jon Hopkins – Immunity
Definitely not my only favourite from Jon. But it’s a true beauty that feels like it has to do everything with love.
9. Yosi Horikawa – Bubbles
Let your speakers bubble! i love to listen to things that makes your mind say, ok that’s
about enough signals you’re feeding me! Which make you realize you need to blink with your eyes too if they stayed open.
10. Four Tet – Sing (Floating Points Remix)
If you can’t go on vacation this year for whatever reason. Try this! Wonderful at it’s wonderfullest!
11. Ulrich Schnauss – Blumenthal
Oh man, I’m a dreamer at times. And this certainly make me drift away and brings back great memories. Pretty much everything from Ulrich Schnauss is great. This is just the top of the iceberg.
Noraj Cue – Shattered Love EP (Tale + Tone)
Tale + Tone continues to make a name for itself with an excellent EP from Dutch artist Noraj Cue. Jaron van de Weg AKA Noraj Cue has been making music since 2006 and is also a respected mix engineer. An associate of Happy Camper Records, he has put out a couple of albums and plenty of EPs that are richly detailed affairs, drawing on house and techno as well as IDM, progressive and downtempo styles to really make for immersive musical worlds. The gorgeous melodies and dream inducing beats of ‘You’ kick off with rich layers of synths soothing your mind and soul. ‘Ninna’s Jungle’ picks up the pace with pumping but still warm and rubbery drums as an ecosystem of pads and chords drift up top to heavenly effect. ‘All We Could Have’ is a deeper, more insular, melodic house track with poignant leads taking you on a journey inwards, then ‘Shattered Love’ is a suspensory delight, with airy chords painting pictures of a twinkling night sky that has you gazing on in awe. The lush ‘Here Comes The Rain’ is a melodic epic, with more expansive arpeggios and enveloping chords the focal point as supple rhythms unfold below and take you ever higher. Last of all, the superb studio craftsmanship continues with the slow motion drums of ‘You May Think You Can Fly’, a deep cut and immersive track that is lit up with more masterful synth work.
Noraj Cue – Shattered Love EP (Tale + Tone) Release: May 23rd 2019 Cat No: TnT015