Continuing with the emotional rollercoaster, I present Midwinter Mixtapes #2!
Listen along on Spotify at: https://open.spotify.com/user/alphachar/playlist/0mVWPqtVRhgv0hLTeFgDwh
Artist = King Dude
Song = I Wanna Die At 69
Emotion = The certainty that there is some parallel universe or timeline in which things are vastly different than you are experiencing right now. And that there, you may be a very different - potentially much, much worse - person than you currently are.
Artist = Peter Schilling
Song = Major Tom (Vollig Losgelost)
Emotion = Ostalgie (German) - “Nostalgia for aspects of life in East Germany.”
Artist = Sisters of Mercy
Song = More
Emotion = Sgrìob (Scottish Gaelic) - “The itchiness that comes over your upper lip before a kiss from a favourite, or before taking a sip of whiskey.”
Artist = Songs Ohia
Song = Farewell Transmission
Emotion = Solemn contemplation of the eventual heat death of the universe.
Artist = Mars Red Sky
Song = Strong Reflection
Emotion = Saudade (Portuguese) - “A deep emotional state of nostalgic or profound melancholic longing for an absent something or someone that one loves. Moreover, it often carries a repressed knowledge that the object of longing might never return.”
Artist = White Ring
Song = IxC999
Emotion = Nodus Tollens (Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows) - “The realisation that the plot of your life doesn’t make sense to you anymore—that although you thought you were following the arc of the story, you keep finding yourself immersed in passages you don’t understand, that don’t even seem to belong in the same genre—which requires you to go back and reread the chapters you had originally skimmed to get to the good parts, only to learn that all along you were supposed to choose your own adventure.”
Artist = The Veils
Song = Jesus For The Jugular
Emotion = The incandescent and deeply personal rage that rises as you listen to somebody ignorant expound cluelessly on a topic with which you are very familiar. And they just… won’t shut up.