Tag: Placelist

Truth be told, when we asked Hugo Maillard to do these we knew that we would get something eclectic, something new, something else! This “Placelist” is a clear move towards our prediction.

Below you will find one explanation of what this list means to its curator. Read it, love it, live it. Obviously the French had to do it in French too.

ENGLISH

Do you want to jump from the roof of public toilets? Throw yourself in the glass of the nearest bus shelter? listen to those songs first. You can also listen with air pods, but it’s still better if you listen to it before joining your friends in a session.

FRENCH

Vous voulez sauter du toit des WC publics ? vous jetez dans la vitre de l’abri bus le plus proche ? écoutez donc ces musiques d’abord.
Possible d’écouter également avec air pods, mais c’est quand même mieux si vous écoutez avant de rejoindre vos amis en session.

ENJOY!

Miscellaneous Track List:

  1. PORTSMOUTH SINFONIA – ALSO SPRACH ZARATHUSTRA
  2. TORESH – COMIDA PARA TODOS
  3. REIKO KUDO – KAIHATSU SAN
  4. FRERE TUCK – BASSIN VELOCITY
  5. JON BRION – TABLA
  6. PLANET HAHA – HOME
  7. MICHEL FUGUAIN – LES GENTILS,LES MECHANTS
  8. おっとっと-OTTOTTO
  9. JOACHIM BADENHORST – AKIKO’S KITCHEN SONG
  10. RAYMOND SCOTT – PORTOFINO
  11. ZAHIA – NOTRE AMOUR SENT L’AIL
  12. JERRY PÄPER – YOUR COCOON
  13. JAMES FERRARO – TEN SONGS FOR HUMANITY
  14. NEW ROOT CANAL – RATIONAL THOUGHTS
  15. ALICE – JE T’AIMERAI
  16. DAMIT – ANYTHING WORTHWHILE
  17. TONSTARTSSBANDHT – HYMN EOLA
  18. La jeune fille en feu soundtrack – Para one & Arthur Simonini
  19. SALUT C’EST COOL – BOUT DE BOIS
  20. SOURDURE – JOLIE FLAMANDE
  21. CLEMENT JACQUENIN – VOULEZ VOUS OUYR LES CRIS DE PARIS
  22. LES PETITS LOUPS DU JAZZ – POURQUOI?

Hugo Maillard is known for his creativity on the board but those that know him are aware that he is, in fact, creative in all other avenues of life. Painting, dancing, writing & finally music are all parts of Hugo’s pallet.

This first new Placelist by our newest contributor is focussed on one theme “Piano music” in its multiple facets. Read his own explanation and press play.

INDOLENCE ET INCISIVITE

(indolence and incisiveness )

I had my first thrills with piano music passion when I first heard this piece of d’éon called “118”. The inner world of this song seemed so good and beautiful to me, and the urge to reach it and get into it through learning, playing and testing became urgent.

Then my listening kinda developed itself and, maybe, my ear, although I don’t think that means something very important, and I was unconsciously directed towards the piano instrument itself, the vibrating one who lives next to you in its heaviness and which produces real sounds that go through you like the air you breath. Firstly Impressionism, minimalism and now to the doors of jazz I wander. At the same time, I discover, learn and shiver. This list airs some of my favorite piano songs.

Track List:

  1. D’éon – 118
  2. Maurice Ravel – Le tombeau de couperin, forlane
  3. Carlos Guastavino – tres romances argentino, muchacho jujeo
  4. Chilly Gonzalez – Rideaux Lunaires
  5. Phillipe Katerine – à l’Elysee
  6. James Horner – rolfe purpose from the movie the new world
  7. Timothy Duval – Ball
  8. Brian Eno – By this river
  9. H.hunt – C U soon
  10. Emahoy Tsegue Maryam Guebrou – Homesickness
  11. Maurice Ravel – Une barque sur l’océan
  12. Ryuchi Sakamoto – Undercooled
  13. Wim Mertens – Iris
  14. Phillipe Katerine – Moment parfait
  15. Emahoy Tsegue Maryam Guebrou – Mothers love
  16. Ryuchi Sakamoto – Opus
  17. Daniel Johnston – Some things last a long time

We made this list as part of our “Do it Like Oski & Janoski” session in which multiple teams competed in the Skatehalle Berlin to skate as much as both Oski & Janoski.

Check out the winner here:

https://www.instagram.com/tv/B5vZ6S5o-gy/?utm_source=ig_web_button_share_sheet

Anyway, we made a placelist based on songs our two protagonists could have skated to, might still skate to or just love to play. Instead of letting it go to waste we thought “fuck it” might as well share it with you guys.

We have come to a crossroads, Sondre has made his final Placelist and now the torch will be passed along to a soon to be announced successor. But like expected, Sondre goes out with a bang, a solid list + a little online art show that is both weird, ambient, accessible and inspiring. As always Sondre has a few parting words and a word of praise for the artist HOLY SHIT in ALL CAPS so you know he means it!

Sondre Mortensen:

OK, I DIDN’T REALISE HOW DEEP THESE SONGS HAD LANDED IN ME UNTIL THE LIST ACTUALLY WAS DONE. AND EVERY TIME I HEAR THESE SONGS IT FEELS LIKE SOMETHING IS THERE THAT I’VE HAVEN’T HEARD BEFORE. AND YES, I’VE HEARD ABOUT THE INTUITION INVOLVED, HOW THE SONG IS THE PILLOW AND HOW YOU PRESS RECORD AND THEN PLAY. AND THE ONLY THING I CAN LIKEN THESE SONGS TO IS THIS KIND OF INTUITION – AND HOW IT FEELS. IT’S AS IF YOU KNOW IT ALL, BUT THE ONLY THING YOU CAN REALLY RELY ON AND KNOW THAT’S HAPPENING IS YOUR GUT TELLING YOU THAT IT IS THE RIGHT THING TO DO, AND IT IS ALL SO CLEAR BUT UNDESCRIBABLE.

I CAN’T TELL YOU HOW MANY TIMES A DAY I FEEL THAT WAY.

TRACKLIST

  1. STRANDED
  2. WRITTEN ALL OVER YOUR FACE
  3. LET’S GET STRAIGHT
  4. ROUGH & TUMBLE
  5. YOU MADE MY DREAMS COME TRUE
  6. TAKES ME BY SURPRISE
  7. ARK
  8. MY WHOLE LIFE STORY
  9. BOMBS AWAY (INSTRUMENTAL)
  10. HEAVY AS YOU LIKE
  11. THE CASTLE
  12. DON’T TELL THE BOYS ON ME

After Sondre banged us over the head with John Maus? last month this month we get the second Placelist in a long line of lists to come.

For this one, Mr. Mortensen went into his Ariel Pink bag and came out with a solid hour of music that will take you into the Pink world of Ariel. But the more music he came up with the fewer words he found to accompany the launch of this list.

So, in the end, these are the result of his AP deep dive:

There are triumphs to be won. Just as the blue skies were taking over. But you were never invited. ”I need the space.” said the man by the tree.

Sondre’s Placelist – Ariel Pink Playlist:

  1. The List (My Favorite Song).
  2. For Kate I Wait.
  3. Crying.
  4. The Birds They Sing In You.
  5. Beverly Kills (Freaks With Golden Heirs).
  6. My Cutie.
  7. Why Can’t I Be Me.
  8. Every Night I die At Miyagis.
  9. Grey Sunset.
  10. Something Isn’t Something.
  11. Foilly Foibles/GOLD.
  12. Shaven.
  13. Angel (Live On Kxlu).
  14. Ghosts.
  15. Privacy.
  16. Jesus Christ Came To Me In A Dream.
  17. So Glad.

Photo by Nils Svensson.
Collage by Sondre himself.

Sondre Mortensen is somebody who’s skating we have loved for a long time now. He and his brother Amandus were two of the main people featured in our 2017 Malmö issue.

It was during the making of that issue that Sondre’s musical abilities really came to our attention. At that time, he had just released “Studentveckan” and during the editing process of our Malmö issue video we ended up using a few of his songs for the edit.

Afterwards, we stayed in touch and talked about music in general and thought about doing something on multiple occasions but never really did anything of substance until after our trip to Tunisia a couple of weeks ago.
During that trip, Stefan Marx and Sondre really bonded over their love for music citing several bands and artists but one name kept popping up “John Maus”.

To Sondre, Mr. Maus is a special somebody. He listens to his music quite often, has met the man and got a t-shirt to prove it! So when we approached him with the idea to do a column, John’s tunes were an obvious starting point. If you want to know why? Check out Sondre’s music or read his explanation below and enjoy a little tour through not only John’s Music but the way it has affected a young musician.

Intro by Roland Hoogwater.
Text By Sondre Mortensen.
Photos by Joel Forsberg Fahller.

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Ok so, this is really what got me into music. Preston Harper and Ryan Sublette’s parts in Worship Friendship, that was the first time I heard John Maus, I think. It was the first time I saw in the credits that the songs were made by the same guy, and that was it, rest is history (laughs).

I looked his name up and started listening and I was completely hooked. I even bought a midi keyboard immediately after I started listening to all his stuff!

Back in those days I think the earliest ”favorite song” I had was titled ”for Ariel Pink”, that song is something I still don’t really ”get” in a lot of ways, it’s just filled with that magic that you can’t put your finger on. And then he did a cover on ”Bombs Away”! Holy frick, I was too happy! That song has been one of my favorites since the first time I heard it (The original version by Holy Shit, that is.), for me, that completed the circle since JM wasn’t on ”Stranded at two Harbours”! woah, I love it.
Well, if I was to introduce someone to what I like about John Maus it would be something like this ”Placelist”, it really goes a lot of places(laughs)!

The homage to Matt Fishbeck, Ariel Pink, and Molly Nilsson, the twelve-tone on ”Less talk more action”, the bass on ”mental breakdown” the disgust in ”the willies” the time on ”blowing in the mind” and the little instrumentals in the end of the songs, and so on… anyways less talk more action click playyyyy!

Sondre’s Placelist – John Maus Playlist:

  1. Matter Of Fact.
  2. Just Wait Till Next Year.
  3. Less Talk More Action.
  4. Don’t Be A Body.
  5. For Ariel Pink.
  6. Mental Breakdown (2004).
  7. The Willies.
  8. Hey Moon.
  9. No Title (Molly).
  10. Blowing In The Mind.
  11. Through The Skies For You.
  12. Heaven Is Real.
  13. Bombs Away.