The Big Sleep

Matthew Fox as sleepless Jack Shephard in Lost 03x22 (Through the Looking Glass), 2007

This is a mixtape I wanted to do for a long time. I was thinking of Jack Shephard in Lost's key episode wonderfully titled Through the Looking Glass in which everything turns up and down. Jack wears beard, he misses sleep and is depressed. I was thinking of the way he was then described by Pacôme Thiellement as some kind of a double of late Brian Wilson when he goes on the other side of the mirror, in his essay on Rosa B. And, in the meantime, I was thinking of a series of songs about sleeping, dreaming and sleeplessness and this notion of all things revoluting. I guess it is the perfect mixtape for a long summer night, whatever you do. "Whatever", I would say. Here it is.


The Shins, Sleeping Lessons
Mick Harvey, Come into my Sleep
My Bloody Valentine, When You Sleep
Mum, I Can't Feel my Hand Anymore, it's Allright, Sleep Still
John Cale, Lie Still, Sleep Becalmed
Carla Bozulich, Inside Sleeps
Bat For Lashes feat. Scott Walker, The Big Sleep
REM, The Sidewinder Sleeps Tonight
The Modern Lovers, I Wanna Sleep in Your Arms
The Fiery Furnaces, Japanese Sleepers
Belle & Sebastian, We Are Sleepyheads
Neil Yound, Hey Hey, My My (Into the Black) - From "Rust Never Sleeps" (Live)
Bonnie Prince Billy, Cursed Sleep
Daniel Martin Moore, The Hour of Sleep
The Decemberists, Sleepless

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