(i will attempt to write each of these within the span of time it takes to listen to each song.)
My Bloody Valentine // Sometimes
My most immediate thoughts about this song take place in a very ‘Ted Mosbey’ sense of reality. I imagine that there is a perfect girl for me, who I won’t meet for a very long time. I imagine that there are specific things that I would have in common with this girl, things that would prove that she was the perfect girl for me. The most important thing we would have in common, perhaps even the only th, is that she would love this song. This song makes me feel like there’s something very far away from me, that I can barely even sense, pulling me along. I don’t know what it will feel like when I get there, but I know that I’ll be found. This is the sound of being lost and found.
Burial // Stolen Dog
This track is the entire universe stripped down into narrow little strokes. Every perspective is incredibly broad and only covers the bare essentials. Everything is a star that burns and then dies. This is a song for walking someplace and thinking about what everything is worth. The star eventually explodes and destroys the planets around it, but for a decent little stretch of time in between the stars burned brightly.
Los Campesinos! // Hate for the Island
I’ve become insecure that I’m not writing enough in these long periods of time awarded to me by five and six minute songs, which means I decided to write a lot during a two minute song. I’ve already wasted a lot of time. This song makes me feel like the sense of loss after a failed relationship. It’s mainly a feeling of embarrassment, for thinking that something might actually work out. But there’s also a sense that you always secretly thought it wouldn’t work out, so maybe you’re just doing it wrong.
The Knife // Heartbeats
I haven’t listened to this song in a while but used to truly love it. I guess I’ll subtly be wondering if it’s really great or if it just had a great hook. These drums are making me lean to the former. I guess this song, once again, provokes some very murky emotions. The key theme of these songs seem to be uncertainty. This song sounds like the moment in time where you finding yourself questioning if something is a good idea. You’re very confused, but ultimately you decide to go for it. There’s no sadness to this decision, you feel optimistic. This feeling doesn’t necessarily apply only to romantic relationships, it can be friendships too.
Life Without Buildings // New Town
This song makes me feel so driven. I imagine marching forward in my life and taking charge. Some of me is taking charge against the people who have tried to suppress me, but some of me is taking charge against the things that need to be suppressed. It’s a sense of individuality and solidarity. There is, at the same time, a feeling of regret. Clearly I’ve done a few things wrong too. Clearly this is proof that anything that happens is the fault of both involved? I don’t know if I need to find something perfect, but I know I need to find something better than this. It’s a sense of desire and ambition measured with a dose of realism and practicality. It involves a careful consideration for one’s place in life. This place really isn’t so low, but it’s a little bit higher than here. ‘Rhythm and knowledge, regenerate. Every color of you.”