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Classic - Brian Eno - Apollo: Atmospheres & Soundtracks - when I want to get as far away from the troubles of the world as I can, there is nowhere better to be than the moon. The quickest way to get there is to slide this onto your deck, drop the needle on the record, close your eyes and let the music transport you.
New - Khruangbin & Leon Bridges - Texas Sun - Right now I want music which takes me to a different place and with this one I'm cruising the Texas highways to Amarillo with the roof down and the wind in my hair (I wish!). The sun is going down and I’m thinking of the chilled margarita that’s poured and ready for me when I arrive.
Classic - John Martyn - one of my all-time favourite records. His blend of folk and jazz makes this record in particular sound otherworldly - a record I think just about everyone will get some enjoyment from.
New - Big Thief - I listen to this record 2 or 3 times a week normally, and isolation won’t stop that. It’s a running joke at Resident that all I ever want to hear is Big Thief, but it’s not far from the truth.
Classic - The Stone Roses - The Stone Roses - This album is unf**kwithable. Yep, that’s a word! I’ll never get bored of it. Transports me to being a kid, singing in the car on the way to walk the dog. I miss hearing it in the shop & Seb saying I’m not allowed to dance on the counter.
New - The Mystery Kindaichi Band - The Adventures Of Kindaichi Kosuke - From the first time I heard the promo (thanks Mark) through to the 8th time I heard the promo & still asked what it was (thanks Mark), I fell head over heels with this. So much swagger and Funk. Just, yes. On constant rotation.
Mark & Sams picks:
X - Los Angeles
Mark: Don’t care if I’m stuck at home, there’s always work to be done. For me it’s gotta be upbeat - loud & snotty like this essential. Get up early, make a todo list and put something on that will keep you buzzing.
Tom Rogerson & Brian Eno - Finding Shore
Mark: Most evenings I try to avoid succumbing to the Netflix tunnel. My next go to is reading, and this album is a perfect headphone listen. Don’t be afraid of some me time with a long book, and meditation will do your soul a lot of good.