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music for winter 2014

It is the coldest day in recent memory. This is the first time I’ve worn two layers of socks in at least 10 years since I left Boston, and we made a double batch of spicy bean chili to be eaten with indulgent dollops of sour cream and sharp cheddar in advance of Father Winter’s arrival. Balls of steel and copper-colored wool are wound and waiting for my fingers and needles to sculpt something from them. Typically, it would be the season of nourishment and fattening up in the kitchen – baking citrus cakes and loaves of bread, brewing roasted bone stock, a steaming root vegetable pot pie, hot mulled cider in the evening. But here’s the big news – we’re moving to Baltimore in two weeks and all ambitious magic-making in the kitchen will have to wait.

As you too find nourishment and meditation in these blue, cold days, enjoy a new wintertime playlist for company. There is a good sampling of both folk and electronic here – really, my favorite combo – that honors the lore, storytelling, craft and comfort of old and the crisp, clean sounds of winter that electronic music captures.

Listen to the full Autumn 2013 playlist on Spotify or 8tracks.

Explore past playlists for Autumn 2013Summer 2013Spring 2013Winter 2012, and Autumn 2012.

And for another treat, listen to Emily Hilliard of Nothing In The House‘s incredible winter folk mix.

King Creosote & Jon Hopkins

01

First Watch
King Creosote + Jon Hopkins
Diamond Mine

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King Creosote & Jon Hopkins

02

John Taylor’s Month Away
King Creosote + Jon Hopkins
Diamond Mine

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Bridge Carols

03

Boreas Borealis
Laura Gibson + Ethan Rose
Bridge Carols

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Jon Hopkins Immunity

04

Open Eye Signal
Jon Hopkins
Immunity

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Darkside Psychic

05

Heart
Darkside
Psychic

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For Now I Am Winter Olafur Arnalds

06

For Now I Am Winter
Ólafur Arnalds
For Now I Am Winter

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Forest Swords Engravings

07

Thor’s Stone
Forest Swords
Engravings

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Dawn of Midi Dysnomia

08

Moon
Dawn of Midi
Dysnomia

King Krule

09

Easy Easy
King Krule
6 Feet Beneath The Moon

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Ryley Walker The West Wind

10

The West Wind
Ryley Walker
The West Wind

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Young Brigham

11

If I Were A Carpenter
Ramblin’ Jack Elliott
Young Brigham

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Jack Rose Luck in the Valley

12

Moon In The Gutter
Jack Rose
Luck In The Valley

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Sibylle Baier

13

Tonight
Sibylle Baier
Colour Green

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5 Comments

  1. Yessss! Baltimore rules! I moved to Baltimore in 2012, and I changed neighborhoods last summer… I live in Hampden now, and I honestly think it’s my favorite place I’ve ever lived, and there’s so much excellent food & maker activity in the neighborhood. Move here and come over for a bowl of soup and some cider with bourbon and apple bitters!

  2. Pingback: music for summer 2014 | witchin' in the kitchen

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