Sunday, January 1, 2012

Study #4 - Super Hits of Winter

Winter is upon us, and for me the season brings changes in certain habits. I tend to listen to more Soft Machine and creepy electronic music in the winter. I get a powerful lust for the smell and taste of peppermint. And I switch to Super Hit incense instead of my usual Nag Champa.

I sincerely wish that blogs came with a special pneumatic tube like those found in the old Weimer-era Berlin swinger's clubs- you could buy trinkets and send them to whatever table held the object of your fancy- so that I could send all a package of this lovely incense to complete this auditory and visual experience. Super Hit and the first two Soft Machine albums- that is as winter for me as ice and Christmas. Ergo, the title of this study.

Songs are all across the map, and many would wonder why I included a couple of reggae numbers in there. Reggae in winter is a very close, warm sound. It's the sound of shivering round the fireside to warm, dubby bass. This makes sense to me. Perhaps it won't for others.

Nevertheless, included as usual is the cd artwork, track listings, and a five minute visual loop of appropriate ephemera (ran through my own peculiar psychedelic processing system, of course). The whole can be downloaded in its entirety here.

Many blessings in the new year, and many more studies poised for entry.

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