Winter Music

A playlist of songs to whet the beauty and solitude of the winter season. Winter embodies such a rare starkness. The days are shorter. The air is crisper. The light is somehow different. The earth’s palette darkens. Sparse boughs creak over the soft glow of our homes. These quiet notes flit and arc like a canopy of starlight. Harnessing us into the season.

(This playlist was originally created for Kinfolk Magazine. View that post here.)

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01 • M83 – When Will You Come Home

02 • Nils Frahm – Keep

03 • Broken Social Scene – Sweetest Kill

04 • Evenings – Babe

05 • Christina Vantzou – Homemade Mountains

06 • Small Sur – The Woods

07 • Cliff Martinez – I Drive

08 • Tim Hecker – No Drums

09 • A.A. Bondy – Skull & Bones

10 • Orcas – Until Then

11 • Goldmund – Johnny Has Gone For A Soldier

12 • Grouper – Alien Observer

13 • Deaf Center – Hunted Twice

14 • Alva Noto + Ryuichi Sakamoto – By This River

15 • A Winged Victory For The Sullen – Requiem For A Cheap Piano

Previous seasonal mixes:


(Top photo unknown)

5 thoughts on Winter Music

  1. Thank you!
    (i love this broadcast’s cover..)
    & have a nice christmas !

  2. I really enjoyed this mix. Would you be willing to suggest any other bands/groups/musicians similar to the ones here?

  3. your mixes are lovely and so well-crafted. thank you.

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