The hyperactive Friendly Fires frontman calms down for a reflective moment in this haunting, melodic mix.
Ed MacFarlane, of Friendly Fires and “sensational dancing” fame, uploaded this laid back half-hour mix to his Soundcloud yesterday.
Full of slow, contemplative guitars and an eerie lack of voices for the most part, the mix weaves and tolls melodically. It’s a beautiful blend of the uplifting and sombre, so sit back, turn the volume up to drown out the wind and rain, and try to imagine what mournful shapes Ed might have thrown while putting these particular tracks together.
Get the tracklist and stream the mix below.
1. Adrian Corker – Bells and Tape1
2. The Advisory Circle – Further Starry Wisdom
3. Mark McGuire – Alma Reprise/Chances Are
4. Tortoise – Crest
5. Popol Vuh – MorgengruB
6. Donald McGrombie – Stourton Wake 1
7. The Advisory Circle – Sundial
8. Panda Bear – Slow Motion
9. Dorias Baracca – The Only Touch
10. Simon and Garfunkel – For Emily, Whenever I May Find Her (Live)
11. Chris Watson – Veracruz