I love winter, and odds are it's snowing where you are. Or at least cold. So I'd like to share with you a portion of my chilled winter playlist, as I do with every other season :P.
Planning this post two artists came up a ton in my noted tracks, Let's start with the first: Röyksopp, with one of my favourite songs, Sparks is that special kind of song that hits every right note for me, and it really comes into its own around winter time.
Röyksopp - Sparks [click to download]
And now a slice from Senior, and even though it was released in the spring it was still quite cold in the good old UK. And I think they intended it to be a cold weather track, or at the very least an early morning one, judging by the sounds. And I can tell you from experience it goes very well with both those scenarios :).
Röyksopp - Coming Home [click to download]
The Second artists to come up alot were Boards Of Canada, famed for their nostalgia tinted melodies they seemed an obvious choice (and if I'm honest I could do an entire post between them and Röyksopp) but in the end it came down to two. Number one, Olson, is a short but very, very sweet piece that leaves you wanting more. Absolutely fantastic, 'nuff said.
Boards Of Canada - Olson [click to download]
Number two: Melissa Juice, another fairly short piece but with a lot more going on, starting with those simple keys and just layering on more substance as time goes on, all topped off with that layer of analogue fuzz.
Boards Of Canada - Melissa Juice [click to download]
I've posted this one before, but it holds a special place in my heart during winter. One night earlier this year, me and a friend were sat talking gazing out of the window, My iPod on shuffle in the background. There was a gap in the conversation. The track changed. For a moment everything was in sync, and it was like heaven. I only wish you have a similar experience with this one, Enjoy.
Aphex Twin - Z Twig [click to download]
And to finish it off, another tune I didn't associate with snow until last year thanks to shuffle. this track plus empty streets and snowstorms make for a powerful combination, especially with the slow intro.
Daft Punk - Make Love [click to download]
And that does it for another one of my seasonal Pick 'N Mixes, providing you with new music every step of the year!
Cold As Ice,
-Claude Van Foxbat