Sunday, May 23, 2010

Serious Moonlight

Serious Moonlight

My friend Darcy and I have an inexplicable attachment to the lyric about the "serious moonlight" in Bowie's "Let's Dance". Last month we were both at our mutual friends' wedding, and that's the song they chose for their first dance. For whatever reason, that lyric embedded itself into my brain. After that night I was super inspired to put together a compilation that evokes nighttime and all that it entails: dreams, sleep, sex, confusion, and, of course, field recordings of frogs. It's meant to be listened to at dusk with the lights out and the windows open. As usual, just unpack the zip file and drag the songs into iTunes, and they'll sort themselves in the Mixes genre under "Serious Moonlight".
  1. The Moody Blues - The Sun Set (3.03)
  2. Arovane - Tomorrow Morning (1.46)
  3. Serge Gainsbourg - Valse de Melody (1.32)
  4. Leila - Something (1.29)
  5. The Durutti Column - Sleep Will Come (1.49)
  6. Euros Childs - Roedd Hi'n Nofio Yn Y Bore Bach (3.30)
  7. David Sylvian - The Heart Knows Better (7.52)
  8. Linda Perhacs - Parallelograms (4.34)
  9. Colin Blunstone - Her Song (3.31)
  10. Matt Sweeny & Bonnie 'Prince' Billy - Blood Embrace (7.57)
  11. The Clientele - Lamplight (6.44)
  12. Datacide - Flashback Signal (15.55)
  13. Björk - Headphones (5.40)


Darcylew said...

I'm going to love this. I can tell.

Smurfblood said...

I like this idea. A few more come to my mind:
- Goldfrapp - Pilots
- Aluminum Group - L'amour Looks Something Like You (Kate Bush cover)
- Ditty Bops - Moon Over the Freway
- April March - Chrominance Decoder