- Fruit Bats - Rainbow Sign
- Mercury Rev - Endlessly
- The Twin Atlas - Sleep In late, Laugh All Night
- Bert Jansch - Come Sing Me A Happy Song
- The Shins - New Slang
- The Kingsbury Manx - New Old Friend Blues
- Sigur Ros - Staralfur
- Grizzly Bear - Two Weeks
- Animal Collective - Bluish
- Sufjan Stevens - Romulus
- Atlas Sound - Walkabout
- Broadcast - The Book Lovers
- School Of Seven Bells - I L U
- Pinback - Loro
- Mazzy Star - Halah
- Richard Hawley - Baby, You're My Light
- Micah P Hinson - Yard Of Blonde Girls
- The Junipers - Gordie Can't Swim
- Tim Hardin - Reason To Believe
- Nick Drake - Northern Sky
- Cat Stevens - The Wind
- Beth Gibbons & Rustin Man - Mysteries
December. The time of year when I like to send out a mix CD to some of my closest friends. In recent years I've sent out Christmas mixes (last year's being the first I have posted on-line).
This year, I decided to opt for a mix with a wintery feel. I also wanted to blow people's socks off with a drop dead gorgeous mix. So I set about compiling 'Swoon' which I posted here last week. During the mix making process I realised I was very happy with how it was shaping up. However it was far from perfect. Then I realised for me, the perfect mix would have to take elements from some of my past mixes.
So this, Winter Sun, contains songs and runs from former mixes 'An Autumn Daydream' 'Fly Away' and 'Wintersong' along with the lovely Grizzly Bear track, a favourite from this year 'I L U' and a song that really and sincerely could be my favourite song of all time 'Bluish'.
So is this my definition of the perfect mix? Probably not, but it's as close as I'll ever get I believe.