Some of the best of this past year's music, luminously all sort of Blues-related songs - yet all in their own, reinvented manner - blended together for your own pleasure. Nothing particularly obscure, experimental or dejected, as of for today: but just a set of twelve beautiful, soulful, lethargic songs that we used to play and enjoy all alone, or with the Family and Friends along the year, and that could nicely accompany you through the rising year's special, melancholic light. This can be considered as a mirror tape of the Summer Mix from July 2013, and played right next to, before or after it. Mixed with care, in one take, despite the mistakes.
Dean Blunt, V
Psychic Ills, FBI
Steve Gunn, New Decline
Alasdair Roberts and Friends, Fusion of Horizons
Bonnie Prince Billy, Ending It (As I Do)
Bill Callahan, Spring
Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds, Higgs Boson BluesDate Palms, Yuba Source Part II
Midlake, The Old and the Young
Ignatz, Abandon the Night
Ed Askew, Blue Eyed Baby
Arp, More (Blues)
Listen and/or get it here.
Dedicated to the memory of Suzanne Tytelman (1930-2013).