The weekend is over. The streets have been thoroughly wandered. The booze has been drunk. That short story you’ve been putting off until Saturday has been written. It’s time for the Sunday Prescription to gently ease you back into Monday, bloody Monday (suck it U2).
This week, we’re taking it a little easier(er) than last week.
Neil Halstead’s ‘Bad Drugs and Minor Chords’ starts off the playlist as gently as possible, with soft pianos and a sweet violin track.
Brasstronaut picks up the “closing time” feel next, with ‘Requiem For a Scene’, which features a suitably moody brass line cradling that hangover of yours (I’m just speculating here).
‘Sacrilege’ by the Yeah Yeah Yeahs starts things moving, giving us a gentle shove out of our melancholy mood.
Next up, we’ve got Mike Nelson (yeah, Mystery Science Theatre 3000’s Mike Nelson), giving us ‘Be My (Interaction)’, a moody track somewhat reminiscent of Portishead (sadly, Rowsdower doesn’t make a cameo on this track).
Ariane Moffatt’s ‘Too Late’ gives us one last, moody, nocturnal throwback to our Saturday night dance parties.
‘El Pueblo Unido’, by Thievery Corporation follows up next, lending a nice, Latin vibe to our Prescription (here’s an idea: maybe you’ll take up Spanish this week).
Kid Cudi’s ‘Day and Night’ brings us to the more nocturnal side of the Prescription, with a gently danceable beat, and a suitably laid back mood for you to dance around to in your PJs.
M83 clears the smoke-filled air (for the purposes of this blurb, you’re a moody, artsy, cigarette smoking writer-type . . . just roll with it), with ‘Steve McQueen’. Wide open expanses of reverb-leaden sound bring a breath of fresh air to your evening, adding M83’s signature optimistic charm to the proceedings.
Pharrell Williams and Daft Punk team up once again for ‘Gust of Wind’, giving us a gently electronic, vocoded, soothing track which will have you nodding your sleepy little head along.
‘Don’t Get Lost in Heaven’, and ‘Demon Days’ by the Gorillaz make the perfect finishing combo (Oh, pardon me. My nerdy video gamer side is showing). Things take on an appropriately angelic quality on the Prescription, after which gentle strings and echoing vocals send us off into dreamland, to face the coming week refreshed and relaxed.
1 – Follow the link:
(softly press that Play All button in the top left corner)
2 – Get into your fluffiest, most comfortable pyjamas.
3 – Hold your significant other close, and just watch as both of your stresses just vanishes in a puff of multicoloured smoke.