Our friends over at Newlywed Records are back this August with an artist-curated playlist! Today, Jake S-M curates a set of five mini-playlists that will challenge your taste and stylistic biases. You can check out Newlywed’s welcome post here. Listen to Jake’s selected tracks below:
by Jake S-M
Here’s a set of five mini playlists. To cover as much ground as possible, each playlist is a different mood. Included are some all-time favs and some recent obsessions. I tried to find some unexpected (but hopefully satisfying) sonic pairings. This is how I to listen to music – always trying to challenge my taste and stylistic biases.
“Eye of a Needle,” Art of Noise
“White Horses,” Prefab Sprout
“Harvey,” Alex G
“All Your Secrets,” Yo La Tengo
“Cold As Ice,” Atlas Sound
“Sleep Dealer,” Oneohtrix Point Never
“Hey,” Repeat Pattern
“Guns & Synths,” Kelela
“Tendency,” Jan Jelinek
“Self Portrait,” Glenda Collins
“Bome Nnwom,” Ata Kak
Stream the complete playlist below:
A composer, songwriter, electronic musician, drummer, and teacher — Jake S-M‘s music is widely varied, much like his resumé. 2013’s chamber-pop EP Sleep Stir married simple songs with cellos, voices and synths, while his latest, for reality tv, is an entirely instrumental collection of original electronic music written for television. S-M’s concert compositions span the traditional and unconventional, having written pieces for the acclaimed Either/Or Ensemble and Contemporaneous, as well as the more unusual “Piece for 8 Microcassette Recorders” and “Counterpoint for Two Isolated Drumsets.” Originally from Utica, NY, S-M lives in NYC, and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Composition at the CUNY Graduate Center.