Auckland and Brooklyn-based dreamy/electro/synth/pop band Yumi Zoumi bid farewell to summer with an exclusive mix for The Spinoff.
Seasons don’t change much in New Zealand comparative to other places. You could be forgiven for missing the subtle changes in the weather, but you would really have to be trying to miss things if you couldn’t feel the change in energy in New Zealand as autumn arrives.
The start of the year is met with such optimism and, unlike the northern hemisphere, good weather too. The Blackcaps are playing at home which means they’ll beat any team that would pummel them elsewhere. You get up early and you go to bed late. You think about what you were doing last summer, who you were waking up with and the nights you spent. But, like all good things, summer is unpredictable and inevitably ends.
Here’s a mix we put together as half of us bid farewell to summer and the other half are just ramping up.
Be good to one another.
Hiroshi Yoshimura – ‘Rain Out Of Window’
Alessandro Alessandroni – ‘Autumn Song’
Max Richter – ‘Dream 3 (In the Midst of my Life)’
TUC – ‘4X5 83X2’
Equals (OST) – ‘Ending’
William Basinski – The Disintegration Loops
Nicolas Jaar – ‘And I Say’ ft. Scout Larue and Will Epstein
Toro Y Moi – ‘Talamak’
Michael Price – ‘Easter’
Peter Jefferies / Jono Lonie – ‘At Swim 2 Birds’
Scott Walker – ‘Two Ragged Soldiers’
Soft Lashes – ‘Heart 2 Heart’
Bibio – ‘À Tout à L’heure'(taken from forthcoming album Silver Wilkinson)
Yves Montand – ‘Les Feuilles Mortes’
G. Ligeti – ‘Étude n.6 Autumn in Warsaw’ (Leonardo Pierdomenico, Piano)
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