Think or Smile Mixtape 0×006

This one is a little different from my previous mixtapes, departing from the fast paced, blog driven sounds of the summer. It’s a winter mix for your holiday travels, a soundscape of warming bells and tones, full of personal favorites from the depths of my library. This is what gets me through the dead of winter.

Here’s a few recommended uses: driving long distances late Christmas eve, watching snow fall early in the morning, flying home in the dark, alone, with people you love.


Think or Smile Mixtape 0×006 | Tracklisting:

  • Ryuichi Sakamoto: Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence
  • Uakti: Japura River
  • Michael Armstrong: Everything In Its Right Place (Radiohead)
  • Triola: Ag Penthouse
  • Jan Jelinek: Universal Band Silhouette
  • Amiina: Hemipode
  • Black Moth Super Rainbow: Runthroughoraroundthepark
  • Bonobo: Kiara
  • Beautiful Bells: Agreen
  • mutual benefit: Piano Experiments In An Abandoned Hospital
  • Dead Can Dance: Spirit
  • Björk: Come to me
  • Pantha du Prince: A Nomads Retreat
  • Ryuichi Sakamoto: Father Christmas

Thank you to Dave of stadiums and shrines for opening my ears to Ryuichi Sakamoto, without you this mix would not be. Fair warning, the opening melody will likely be stuck in your head for eternity. It will be in mine.

UPDATE: I’ve created a print based on this cover art which you can check out at my small online shop.



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  3. Hi, as a (usually quite critical!) grapic designer, I wanted to say how fantastic this all is! Loving your mixtape sleeves for Dead As Digital too. Lovely stuff.

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