Daft Punk, “Revolution 909”. One of my favourites, with all the urgency and extravagant, maximalist expressivity of Philip Glass in full flow. The song always seemed really, undeniably, utterly true to me.
Daughter’s in-studio cover of Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky”. Sepulchral, deeply felt, affected. But quite pretty in a early-80’s retro way.
Armand van Helden, “Witch Doktor”. A blast from the past tonight, courtesy of the dance school next to my building. Their choreographers play a really interesting variety of stuff - house music, old skool funk, Wim Mertens, and tonight, drifting through my open window as if it were almost 20 years ago, “Witch Doktor”.
Max Richter, “The Haunted Ocean”. Time lapse film by Jess Dunlap.
Boards of Canada, “Dayvan Cowboy”. A good night tonight - we ate black fettucine with seafood and chorizo, and talked of fear and risk-taking, of light and beauty.
Underworld, “Cups” Salt City Orchestra remix. Slow. Slow. Fast.
Biosphere, “Microgravity”. You know the moon. You know the stars. You know the… Milky Way.
One of my favourite models in one of my favourite cities: Natalia Vodianova in Stockholm.
Aphex Twin, “Digeridoo”. In bed, elevating injured foot, sunlight pouring into my bedroom. Cat stretched out on a brilliantly windowlit square of carpet, licking the place where his nuts used to be, when suddenly my phone rang. My ring tone is a sample of “Digeridoo” - the fast phase that kicks in around 1:00 - the cat shot up into the air and shot out of the room. Made my afternoon - a hilarious interruption of syrupy early summer tranquility.
Neutral Milk Hotel, “Two-headed Boy/The Fool”. I can scarcely believe it, but NMH has announced that it is reforming, and going out on tour..
Boards of Canada, “Macquarie Ridge”. I’ve always wanted to see the aurora borealis.