This Mix is SICK! (aka Breakin' All the Rules)

Getting sick is generally pretty shitty. However, it can have one redeeming quality: the chance to lie in bed (on painkillers) and listen to ambient music. Get the music by e-mailing for some spaced out sublimity.

1. Jens Lekman: “Maple Leaves (7” Version)” (Oh You’re So Silent Jens)
This one is essentially unrelated to the overall theme, but there is some sort of fundamental rule about opening a mixtape with a beat like this. The shout-out of Cosmodrome fave Mark E. Smith also gains it bonus points.

2. The Velvet Underground: “Lady Godiva’s Operation” (White Light/White Heat)

3. J. Dilla: “Hi” (Donuts)

4. The Knife: “Marble House” (Silent Shout)

5. Caetano Veloso: “Michelangelo Antonioni” (Noites Do Norte)
Antonioni makes movies for people on painkillers. ...Read on...

6. Glenn Miller Orchestra: “Moonlight Serenade”

7. Smashing Pumpkins: “Lily (My One and Only)” (Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness)
This one might be a mistake. But it’s here anyway. Feel free to omit.

8. Erik Satie: “Gymnopedie No. 1 – Lent et douloureux”

9. Radiohead: “Fog” (Knives Out)

10. Aoki Takamasa/Tujiko Noriko: “Fly 2” (28)

11. Laurie Anderson: “Speak My Language” (Bright Red)
Was used extremely well in Wong Kar-Wai’s Fallen Angels.

12. Phoenix: “North” (It’s Never Been Like That)

13. Sonic Youth: “Unwind” (Washing Machine)

14. Brian Eno: “By This River” (Before and After Science)

15. Add N to (X): “Machine is Bored With Love [edit]” (Avant Hard)
I cut this song down to eliminate 10 minutes of tweaked out nonsensical mindblowery.

16. Aphex Twin: “[Rhubarb]” aka “Disc One, Track Three” (Selected Ambient Works, Vol. 2)

17. Kruder and Dorfmeister: "Boogie Woogie" (The K&D Sessions)

18. Mulatu Astatqé: “Tezeta (Nostalgia)” (Ethiopiques, Vol. 4: Ethio Jazz & Musique Instrumentale, 1969-1974)
Previously used as a closer in the Mix Allergic to Wintertime HOT.

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