The Fortnightly Playlist, October 21st, 2018

Hi. Here’s some music. Some of my favorite songs of the are in this edition. Open Mike Eagle, Bob Moses, Israel Nash, Milo, and Big Red Machine are among the artists I’m listening to most right now.

The Fortnightly Playlist, October 21st, 2018

In the last couple years I’ve listened to a lot more of what one Open Mike Eagle has called “art rap” and Busdriver has called “avant core”, but they use those terms somewhat tongue-in-cheek. Complex jazz rhythms, merging styles, philosphical content and a general pushing the boundaries of what is typically expected of hip hop are the hallmarks of these artists. In this edition, Milo, Open Mike Eagle and Four Fists (P.O.S. and Astronautalis) each have a track included. What Happens When I Try to Relax is Open Mike Eagle’s new EP, and I’ve been listening to it a lot this week. There’s a lot to be said for an artist that fully admits they are excited about their work, so here’s what Mike had to say about its release:

I don’t really know how Bryce and Aaron Dessner decide who gets to work with who outside of their work as The National. Last year Bryce did Planetarium with Sufjan Steves and Nico Muhly, and now Aaron is doing this Big Red Machine project with Justin Vernon (Bon Iver, Volcano Choir). This is a really beautiful record, and I highly recommend giving it a listen.

Artists like Novalima, Four Fists, Middle Kids, GYDA, and Sa-Roc give this edition a very diverse mix. Enjoy!

battle-lines

Tracklist:
Bob Moses – Heaven Only Knows
Milo – stet
Open Mike Eagle – Every Single Thing
Dem Atlas – Can it Fall
Sa-Roc – Goddess Gang
Novalima – Ch’usay
GYDA – I Annarri Vidd
Big Red Machine – Deep Green
Low – Dancing and Fire
The Helio Sequence – April (Demo)
Maxton Schulte – Smoke Gets In Our Eyes
Frances Cone – Wide Awake
Middle Kids – Salt Eyes
Laura Gibson – Domestication
Four Fists – Joe Strummr
Little Dragon – Lover Chanting
Black Belt Eagle Scout – I Don’t Have You In My Life
Hunkpapa – Losing All
Empress Of – All For Nothing
Israel Nash – Rolling On
Thom Yorke – Has Ended
Big Red Machine – Forest Green

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