Posted on July 05 2020
We relaunched the website a few weeks back after nearly a year out. Having closed the Uxbridge shop in June 2019 we relocated to North Wales, took some time out for the move and to catalogue and list our stock on Discogs. With this completed it was time to get the website back up and to start blogging. So here goes...
Here is a playlist of some tracks on rotation at Nightfly. I've kept it to a short and snappy 10.
1. Eluvium - Transfiguration One
I've been listening to a lot of the Eluvium back catalogue recently and love the simplicity and directness of this.
2. Green Gartside - Tangled Man
I've always loved Scritti Politti and this georgeous cover of the Anne Briggs track confirms my belief. I wish he would produce more but maybe less is...
3. Bibio - Oakmoss
One of the vocal tracks from his new record 'Sleep On The Wing'. I love his fuzzy folk edged Summery nostalgia.
4. Joni Mitchell - One Week Last Summer
From the re-issued (on vinyl for the first time) 'Shine' LP which is a fabulous pressing and an album well worth re-visiting. Classic Joni, an instrumental track which could have fitted on 'The Hissing of Summer Lawns'
5. Bob Dylan - Key West (Philosopher Pirate)
From the new 'Rough And Rowdy Ways' record, his first new material for 8 years and well worth the wait, this track is a melancholic tinged beauty.
6. GoGo Penguin - Signal In The Noise
Hypnotic modern jazz. The trio from Manchester propel this track and their new self titled record on Blue Note into the stratosphere.
7. Asher Gamedze - Siyabulela
Spiritual jazz from the Cape Town drummer, can't wait for his debut album to drop on the 10th July.
8. Ulrich Schnauss - Knuddelmaus
From the beautiful vinyl re-issue of 'Far Away Trains Passing By' this was one of my favourite albums of 2001 and still enchants with its icy electronica.
9. Michael David - Melona
I don't know too much about Michael David but this track is a pure slice of balearica that transports me back to Ibiza in these strange times.
10. The Primitive Painter - Hope
A track title that says it all. This ambient masterpiece of an LP from 1994 has just been re-issued and for good reason, essential.