Midwinter Mixtapes #5

Last mixtape of the season, folks. Hope you enjoy <3

Spotify playlist at:

Artist = Sneaker Pimps
Song = Spin Spin Sugar
Emotion = Kairosclerosis (Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows) - “The moment you realise that you’re currently happy - consciously trying to savor the feeling - which prompts your intellect to identify it, pick it apart and put it in context, where it will slowly dissolve until it’s little more than an aftertaste.”

Artist = Madrugada
Song = Step Into This Room & Dance For Me
Emotion = Mamihlapinatapei (Yagan) - “The wordless, meaningful look shared by two people who both desire to initiate something, but are both reluctant to do so.”

Artist = Leonard Cohen
Song = Who By Fire
Emotion = Setsunai (Japanese) - “A feeling between bittersweet, painful and wistful. A heart-rending emotion.”

Artist = Ultimate Spinach
Song = Mind Flowers
Emotion = Lying on the floor. Spread-eagled. Staring at the ceiling. One or two tears trickling from your eyes. Living in the razor-sharp, bleeding-edge moment of reality you are in right now. Let go. Sacrifice! Of! Your! Whole! Ego! 

Artist = Bush
Song = Glycerine
Emotion = Anchorage (Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows) - “The desire to hold on to time as it passes, like trying to keep your grip on a rock in the middle of a river, feeling the weight of the current against your chest while your elders float on downstream, calling over the roar of the rapids, ‘Just let go… it’s okay… let go.’”

Artist = King Dude & Chelsea Wolfe
Song = Be Free
Emotion = Mizpah (Hebrew) - “The deep emotional bond shared by people, especially those separated by distance or death.”

Artist = Ramona Falls
Song = I Say Fever
Emotion = After wallowing in the dark emotional ditches for a while, the elation that rises within and makes the toes tap and the lips curl up. A rising of the spirit, an aspiration to ascend.