Mix: Sublime Delirium

A sequel of sorts to Cooped Up, this collection of tracks traces the acceptance of profound absurdity and incoherence with regard to one’s existence, as well as the fragile and queasy yet undeniably peaceful state of mind that arises once the platitudinal farces of meaning, pleasure, and purpose are finally set aside for good—or it’s just something to relax/fall asleep to, if you’re in a particularly strange mood. Take your pick.

Artwork by Nancy Andrews
Piece by Nancy Andrews for her blog ‘Art and Science of Delirium’

00:00. Black Dice – “Head Like a Door” [excerpt] from Lost Valley (Tigerbeat 6, 2002)

03:59. Michael Barthel – “Verbündete” from Ververbüntede (Coherent States, 2019)

08:26. Sister Iodine – “Les Île” from Helle (Textile, 2007)

16:40. Breeze – “Comfortably Dumb” from Car Masters (Music for People, 2020)

19:47. Pumice – “Murupara” [excerpt] from Land (Soft Abuse, 2014)

25:58. Spectral Park & Kot Kot – “Tuman” [excerpt] from Spectral Park & Kot Kot (Goaty Tapes, 2018)

27:21. Weyes Blood – “Many Voices in the Sand (Transversal Desert Contact)” from Strange Chalices of Seeing (self-released, 2007)

31:32. 1/3 Octave Band – “The System Likes You” [excerpt] from The System Likes You and Wants to Be Your Friend (PseudoArcana, 2005)

35:08. Karnites – “Search” [excerpt] from Pop After Birds (self-released, 2020)

37:05. Mosquitoes – “VS” from Vortex Veering Back to Venus (Feeding Tube, 2019)