Hello everybody, I hope you are having an exquisite day. If you’re, I yearn to contribute to your happiness, and in case you’re having a tough one at present, then I aspire to alleviate your disappointment even when for a quick second.
For anybody stumbling throughout this whereas at the moment tripping: Calm down my buddy. I really like you, be sure to maintain hydrated, and don’t be concerned! There’s actually nothing you might want to be doing proper now, you simply have to get misplaced.
…and hearken to my mixtape, in case you so need**:** are you? am i?
For the remainder of us:
2020 has been a slog, little question. I am not right here to complain about it, however I am additionally not right here to let you know a narrative about how amidst the wrestle of this 12 months I discovered inspiration and managed to hunker down, push myself, and channel my feelings into one thing productive. As a result of truthfully, I did not.
What I’m right here to let you know is that: it’s very okay. No particular person ought to ever really feel like their existence is measured by their productiveness. I labored arduous to make it as an audio engineer in London, and thru circumstances past anyones management, I used to be laid off. Initially, I used to be impressed to push forward, which festered into boredom and monotony, and ultimately unhappiness and hopelessness. I spent days in mattress, getting excessive, consuming and binging reveals. I spent days within the park, getting excessive having ciders, having a little bit cry to frank ocean. I assume I watch lots of DotA 2 now too.
However the level is that this: that is okay.
Disappointment and wrestle is not one thing to shun or run away from. It was a pandemic, let’s give ourselves a break. In order 2020 wrapped up, I appeared again on the work I did do – an impressed weekend right here or there, a quick flurry of inventive vitality that pushed me away from bed once in a while – and because it got here collectively, I felt delight and pleasure that, even from the darkest of years, there’s something for all of us to take shifting ahead.
So, with none extra sappy exposition, right here is my mixtape: are you? am I?
(for anybody questioning, this hyperlink is to the person tracks on this mixtape, whereas the one above is the entire mixtape as one monitor. in case you’re tripping, go to the one above, click on play, and loosen up)
I made this mixtape to journey to. I often journey each 2-3 months (finish ups being round 4-5 instances a 12 months), and although I admire lots of the spirituality ingrained in psychedelic experiences, for me LSD is all about music and sweetness. I discover the spirituality, for me, comes after I am achieved and I am reflecting. Virtually like I am non secular more often than not, besides after I journey, if that is smart. For me, meditation is difficult as a result of I discover it troublesome arresting all of the ideas swirling round my mind; however after I journey, it is like I am simply floating on autopilot amongst chaos, noticing issues alongside the best way, not likely considering or reflecting about something. I hope listening to this may take you to a spot comparable.
Please notice that you simply don’t want to be excessive to take pleasure in music. My favourite journey of 2020 was in August. I listened to Blond for the primary time, and fell in love with Frank Ocean. However what occurred was, the entire day I spent tripping my face off chasing the daylight making an attempt to expertise magnificence. However essentially the most stunning second I had that day was after the come down, i walked to the Thames river because the sundown (I often drop tabs at 6am as a result of I really like the daylight), and I placed on Blond and listened to it once more. Simply me, frank, the solar – no visuals – and my god, it was essentially the most stunning second of 2020 for me.
Alright, that is the place I will take a look at. I really feel I’ve overstayed my welcome and went on a little bit of a rant, however please pin it right down to the anxiousness and pleasure of sharing music so private, so forgive me. I will add a little bit listing of musicians and albums that impressed me on the backside. If anybody desires to succeed in out, please be at liberty, inform me what you consider the mixtape inform me how you’re feeling inform me what you had for breakfast I do not care I am at all times completely satisfied to talk. Want you all the easiest for 2021; might it’s full of love, magnificence, and security.
Inspirations: Tame Impala (Currents, The Sluggish Rush, Lonerism), *Flume (Hello That is Flume, Pores and skin), Kendrick Lamar (TPAB, Maad Metropolis), Kaytranada (99.9%), Glass Animals (Dreamland, Zaba) Tyler the Creator (IGOR), Sufism (do not @ me dawg I am Pakistani it’s what it’s), The Strokes/Julian/The Voids (all the things), Sufjan Stevens (The Ascension), *Mort Garson (Mom Earth’s Plantasia), Photay (Photay), Robotaki (The Grand Mirage), all my girls and boys at looperman.com, and eventually, all the stunning individuals of those communities- thanks for conserving me sane.