reminiscent of the bygone

As I mentioned a couple posts back (Apoptygma Berzerk--who more recently covered House of Love's "Shine On" with VILE results. Do yourself a favor and avoid this unless you want to puke all over yourself) my discovery of an old playlist dating back to the year 2000 for a friend. This led to the fruition to recreate a similar mix broadened to include other old favorites and similar themed songs in dreamy, ethereal, gothy? tone. I was surprised to find that most of the songs I still enjoyed, except for the odd track that proves that your tastes sometimes do change (ie. Trance to the Sun).
I'm also including old images that I photographed around the same time.
Here's the first in a trilogy on the theme of nostalgia.

Download Reminiscence Part 1--Songs 1-9 / Reminiscence Part 2--Songs 10-17

1. The Tear Garden - You and Me and Rainbows (edit)
2. Cranes - Beautiful Friend
3. An April March - Mandarin
4. Love Spirals Downwards - Through Sky Blue Rooms
5. Mellonta Tauta - Pull the Charriot
6. Kitchens of Distinction - Quick as Rainbows
7. Clan of Xymox - Theme I
8. A.R. Kane - Up
9. Current 93 - The Inmost Light
10. Coil - Windowpane
11. Lush - I Have the Moon
12. For Against - Don't Do Me Any Favors
13. Slowdive - Shine
14. Martin L. Gore - Compulsion
15. Siouxsie and the Banshees - Dear Prudence
16. Secret Shine - Deep Thinker
17. Edward Ka-Spel - Hotel X

promise the double "rainbows" wasn't intentional. pop music quiz: how many songs here are covers?


Scott St. James said...

Fuckin´brilliant blog!

Scott St. James said...


David Lawrence said...

Thanks! no need for apologies.

Love The Bounty Hunters!

Anonymous said...

eyebrows definitely raised