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I'm normally asleep by the conclusion of Sweet Love To Planet Earth
Not as many times as Tarot Sport, though, but the first time I fell asleep to Street Horrrsing I woke up mid-way through wondering what the racket was about and turned it off.
I more end up lying down dancing. Which is as weird as it sounds.
Fela Kuti is the best for it i think, though I do have experience with Tarot Sport
or any of their other albums really.
The National's last two
Fuck Buttons - Tarot Sport
Mew - No More Stories...
Modest Mouse - The Moon and Antarctica (waking up during "Lives"/"Life Like Weeds" is nice)
Owen Pallett - Heartland
Pantha du Prince - Black Noise
Animal Collective - MPP
Moderat - s/t
Mogwai - CODY
A Sunny Day in Glasgow - Scribble Mural Comic Journal
M83 - Saturdays = Youth
always got startled by What People Are Made of though :D
Good shout. Last four or five tracks actually make me feel drowsy regardless of how I awake I am. In a good way, mind.
slowdive: "just for a day"
john fahey: "the transfiguration of blind joe death"
low: "long division"
animal collective: "strawberry jam"
american football "s/t"
do make say think: "& yet & yet"
gang gang dance: "god's money"
my bloody valentine: "isn't anything" / "loveless"
tom waits: "rain dogs"
And also to Do Make Say Think, Rain Dogs too if you skip Clap Hands, but I find Closing Time works better for me. But then I'm the kind of person with over 20 "sleep" playlists on her iPod.
Blonde Redhead - 23
Boards of Canada
My Bloody Valentine
and Smog - Doctor Came At Dawn
.....but the last track wakes me at the end....far too stirring...
Nico - Desert Shore Her voice, the harmonium, it's a definite good dream, if somewhat melancholy
Sunn o))) - Black one
Stars of the lid - anything
Max Richter - blue notebooks
Oyster - Oyster
William Basinski - pretty much anything!
the field - from here we go to sublime
radiohead - kid a
any of it, really
only if you're tired enough to fall asleep before crazy beat.
I'd take crazy beat out of the album, as I have done ever since I got it. It's truly the worst track they have done on arguably their best album
Stars Of The Lid - And Their Refinement Of The Decline
Grouper - Dragging A Dead Deer Up A Hill
Belong - October Language
Codeine - The White Birch
Eluvium - Copia
Dirty Three - Ocean Songs
Aphex Twin - Selected Ambient Works 85-92
Bohren Und Der Club Of Gore - Dolores
Philip Glass - Kronos Quartet Performs Philip Glass
Cryptograms, the Perfect Prescription, Methodrone, Dos, Real Estate, Boxer or the XX.
how the fuck can anyone be sent to sleep with a fast tempo or lyrics ? i envy you
Stars of the Lid - Any of them.
Brian Eno - Music for Airports, The Pearl, Apollo,
Johann Johannsson - Fordlandia
Fennesz - Black Sea
Future Sounds of London - Lifeforms
The Necks - Townsville
but if i want to listen to music as i fall asleep it's always got to be Pink Moon by Nick Drake
American Analog Set - The Golden Band
Grandaddy - Sumday
Akira Kosemura - Grassland
Goldmund - Corduroy Road
Honestly, I need music that is soothing, beautiful and simplistic. Classical / ambient is usually the best or some very slow paced alternative rock.
Has been big for me in this category since it came out. Hasn't been the same since I saw them because Victoria Legrand was wearing a jacket with huge shoulder pads and weird spangly things on her arms (like leg warmers for your arms or something, I dunno) so now I picture this extremely strangely dressed woman singing me to sleep and it's a little weird.
Grouper-Dragging A Dead Deer Up A Hill is quite soothing.
Also Grizzly Bear-Yellow House (strangely, Veckatimest is a record I've consistently played first thing in the morning).
Does the job nicely.
then dream of floating in the clouds.
I didn't listen to it at any other time.
It was two months before I heard Only Skin or Cosmia because Sawdust and Diamonds sent me off every time
a fine choice.
Samamidon- all is well
...would do the trick I reckon. Or maybe Either/Or.
KLF's Chill Out - truly a seminal piece of work And to be classified officially as sleep-music, sheep baa-ing must be included.