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I've been listening to this while walking around in the snow this morning
what about you?
I sat in my living room watching the huge flakes falling while listening to Spiderland by Slint. It's not about snow by it sounds like snow to me.
but Public Strain is a snow album for me. The first song especially sounds like blizzard music.
also the front cover reminds me of snow. well...it is snow.
i'm done here
Better if you go out walking in the snow at night.
Anything heavily distorted works well though. Obviously Ravedeath (though Radio Amor is an alternative) by Tim Hecker, which also features Frost :)
It's only perfect if you enjoy being terrified.
Cocteau Twins & Harold Budd
Echospace - The Coldest Season
Biosphere - Cirque
Yagya - Rhythm of Snow
I really need to update it or do a new one...
1. MBV – Soft As Snow (But Warm Inside)
2. The Twilight Sad - Talking With Fireworks / Here, It Never Snowed
3. Epic45 – We Left Our Homes For Winter
4. The Field – Sun & Ice
5. Atlas Sound – Winter Vacation
6. Lilys - Snowblinder
7. Coldplay – Shiver
8. Laura Veirs – Icebound Stream
9. Fleet Foxes – Blue Ridge Mountains
10. Sonic Youth - Hoarfrost
11. Low - Snowstorm
12. Tim Hecker – Arctic Lover’s Rock Pt. 1
13. Bomb The Bass – Winter In July
14. Broadcast – Winter Now
Had to walk to college one day in really heavy snow. It wasn't unpleasant like a blizzard, no wind, just really heavy falling, really still. Everything was coated in white, was really nice.
Had this playing on headphones, probably the most enjoyable commute I've ever had.
it's not snowing here in Cornwall though :(
I recommend Matryoshka's "Zatrecenie" - a great album in itself, but lends well to being played in a snow landscape.
...have a very wintery feel (Coldplay excepted). I suppose it's a shortcut since a lot of the time the artists do actually mean something with the titles of their songs.
I could just listen to Yellow Swans' Going Places, Ben Frost (good name) or the whole of the first Field album etc (but it wouldn't be as much fun).
It now has some Low, Grouper, etc for some of the other posters...
I'm from Worcester (sort of).
Wierdly perfect for that sort of weather. Especially this version of Winter http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BZu6FJerf-U
although half of it (including Winter, I think) was recorded in a cave in Iceland which might explain its snow-compatability.
I love it, but I find I can only REALLY enjoy it when the weather is below a certain temperature. Which is odd, I don't have that with any other album.
Is a cracking little album for wandering around in the snow
Laura Marling - Goodbye England (Covered in Snow)
Just has this cold, dead, bleak feeling right from the guitar intro, and was the first thing in my ears today during my snowy hike to work. Also good for long drives thru rolling hills.
Just finished listening to it there, what a marvellous album.
Portland doesn't get that much snow, but the winter of '08 saw a solid month where a single day didn't go by without it snowing, hard.
That album got me through that winter, and that snowstorm. There's something about the way the instruments move that feels like drifting snow at times.
Grouper sounds best during the magic hour on long, clear summer nights.
like snowdrops bouncing off your heartstrings;
Going to try it out tomorrow.
Anything but especially Staralfur. I got the LP for Christmas years ago and spent a miserable freezing winter's day listening to it on a family outing to Barry Island. It is not so much snow I suppose, more that really cold, frosty, crisp winter morning with a blazing sun shining down. I can almost smell the winter when I play that song.
I remember the song coming on the radio when it just started snowing during my first year at university. Now every time it's cold or snowing it just seems to fit the mood so well!
or early Low - pre-TWLITF.
So I can agree with you there.
Also that Martin Rossiter solo record from last year was great during a walk yesterday.
seemed pretty fitting
also true adventures by british sea power
Is perfect for a cold winter day.
Hand Covers Bruise - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9SBNCYkSceU
What If We Could - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-7Kn7iYZ_Bc
of stuff that I thought sounded good whilst stuck indoors, looking out at the snow:
Hadn't heard of most of these other than the obvious (Fennesz, Basinski , Mark Eitzel and the Beach Boys). Nice job:
My effort below:
yours is going on tonight, baby
to kindly fuck off
so that you could see the snow falling
is my snow music.