What Now? (Part 2)

17 March 2021

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Well, here we are again. Perhaps surprisingly, I've managed to put together a second part to my 'What Now?' mix from a few weeks ago. Go me! There are one or two bits that I think could be better in terms of effects and transition, but it's a one take, completely unplanned and live mix, warts and all.  

Here's the player to get your listen on, with a wee blog post below...

 

 

In that last blog post I did kind of open up a little on how I've been feeling. When I say 'a little', I really mean that. I'm quite open on the topic of mental health and well-being when it comes to generalities. When it comes to the specifics and the details that actually matter most, I'm not that good on it. Apart from the privacy issue I'm also cognisant of the fact we all have our issues, demons and histories. Who wants to hear about mine? Even more so under the current climate of Covid and divisive politics.


I also mentioned in my last blog post that I really consider the blog to be a personal space to let off some steam as well as being for me to share some music and mixes, and following the last blog post I had a couple of messages from people with some words of encouragement to keep pushing on for better days ahead. I do find it hard to keep things positive because historically the next bump has never been far from dealing with the previous one, but I really appreciated the messages and people taking the time to have a read and to respond, so thank you for that. 


The cliched but sound advice of 'take a day at a time' is really where I am at. Trying to not get too burdened by what may lay ahead, or carry the stress and upsets of times gone by; I think a day at a time is what I should keep my focus on. I've got some loose thoughts about what I'd like to do in terms of a couple of other mixes, I'd also like to get my Discogs or Ebay store up and running at some point but there's no time frame on any of it for now. If you keep an eye out in the usual places you'll be kept in the loop.


For now, thank you for checking in, thank you for having a listen and I hope you find some sounds that hit the right spot. If you do, please support the artists and labels by purchasing their music.  


Take care, look out for one another, and here's hoping for better days ahead for all of us! 


Tracklist

  1. Polaroid Notes - Close To Heaven (Whitelabrecs)
  2. Mathieu Karsenti - Time To Go (Slowcraft Records)
  3. Hector Plimmer - Joyfulness (Alexa Harley's Acapella Rework) (Albert's Favourites)
  4. Abstract Aprils - Falling Falling Falling (Self Released)
  5. One Million Eyes - Eustress (A Strangely Isolated Place)
  6. Peter Broderick - A Year Without Summer (Erased Tapes)
  7. Greg Foat - After The Storm (Strut Records)
  8. Ben Lukas Boysen - Kenotaph (Erased Tapes)
  9. Hania Rani - Leaving (Gondwana Records)
  10. Andrew Wasylyk - A Further Look At Loss (Athens Of The North)
  11. Julianna Barwick - Healing Is A Miracle (Ninja Tune)
  12. Thinnen ft. Olga Wojciechowska - Memories (Self Released)
  13. Nat Burchill - A Prayer For (Gondwana (CD) / Jazzman (LP))
  14. Alice Coltrane - Prema (Antartica Starts Here)
  15. Mammal Hands - Solitary Bee (Gondwana)
  16. Katya Yonder - Mood (M├ęteron Records)
  17. Hampshire & Foat - End Song (Athens Of The North)

 

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