Climate Futures Playlist
Not for far-off futures, but the ones closest to us
This is a playlist not for far-off climate futures, but the ones closest to us — struggle, amnesia, inertia, destruction, revolution and reparations.
1. "Way of Earth Kid" (ft. Stephanie Yu) - Ase Manual
Ase Manual is a Yoruba-American artist, producer and DJ. This track features violinist, performer and educator Stephanie Yu. Support the artist on bandcamp
2. "Dangerous Tranquility (Part 3)" - Hualampong Riddim
From an expansive track on Hualampong Riddim’s soundtrack to the Last Life in the Universe, a 2003 film by Thai new wave director Pen-Ek Ratanaruang.
3. "Happy Life" - Emily Glass
Emily Glass is a DJ and producer based in Adelaide, Australia. Support the artist on bandcamp.
4. "I See But Say Nothing" - Laura Luna Castillo
Laura Luna Castillo is a multimedia artist and musician based in Puebla, Mexico. Support the artist on bandcamp.
5. "Time of Ruin" - Jun Konagaya
Jun Konagaya is a Japanese artist known for his power electronics, noise and avant folk projects. Support the artist on bandcamp.
6. "Patience" - Georgia Anne Muldrow
Georgia Anne Muldrow is a prolific vocalist, songwriter, producer and musician, and the founder of independent label SomeOthaShip Connect with her partner Dudley Perkins. Support the artist on bandcamp.
7. "An Angel Shaving (2: LASER)" - 7038634357
7038634357 is an artist based in Arlington, Virginia. Support the artist on bandcamp.
8. "When I am laid in Earth" - Modern Jazz Quartet with the Swingle Singers
Modern Jazz Quartet (MJQ) was a musical ensemble known for their delicate, complex compositions combining bebop drumming with baroque-style counterpoint. Its core members were Milt Jackson, John Lewis, Percy Heath, and Connie Kay. The Swingle Singers were an a-capella vocal ensemble founded in Paris in the 1960s. This song is a rendition of Dido’s Lament from Henry Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas (“When I am laid, am laid in Earth / May my wrongs create / No trouble, no trouble in thy breast; / Remember me, remember me, but ah! forget my fate”).
9. "Haunting" - A.R. Kane
Alex Ayuli and Rudy Tambala were the multi-instrumentalist duo behind A.R. Kane and progenitors of the dream pop genre.
10. "elan" - Yoko Kanno
Yoko Kanno is the composer behind some of the best-loved anime soundtracks, from Cowboy Bebop to Macross Plus. In Shinichirō Watanabe’s Terror in Resonance, this song plays during a nuclear explosion high in the atmosphere, covering the city in a green, aurora borealis-like light.