Playlist: December 1, 2019

The year is almost over, hell so is the decade! And here is a playlist for neither. 😉 It’s just a Sunday playlist. But it’s a pretty wintry Sunday in Sacramento, – so this week’s list is complete with a hygge vibe.

Laurie Anderson’s United States Live is featured and you know what, it really makes me want to see her perform in person. If you have seen her live, please leave a comment and tell us about it.

Hers is truly performance art. It’s story-telling, it’s theater, it’s virtuosic music, and it makes sense as all three. United States Live was recorded at the Brooklyn Academy of Music over a four day span in February of 1983 and released in 1984.

Also on the playlist is the new one from the popular Danish composer-vocalist Agnes Obel, “Island of Doom.” It’s off her fourth studio album Myopia which will be released through Blue Note Records in North America this coming February.

This one has been in heavy rotation for me since the single dropped in late October.

If you can’t see Laurie Anderson live in concert then maybe your next best choice is to see Majel Connery! The reformed opera singer has been pushing musical and artistic boundaries for over a decade now. The latest notches in the Oracle Hysterical lead singer’s belt are the release of her hypnotic, electronic-art-pop EP Anything Chartreuse and the enchanting pre-baroque folk song cycle Orphea. Her recent solo tour landed in the Bay Area, New York, and Chicago. Now she’s coming to Sacramento’s The Starlet Room in December and we couldn’t be more excited to see her in the City of Trees. I helped make this happen, so come on out and see it won’t ya?

Here’s Connery’s most recent single, “Pretend to Cry.”

Connery’s “Rebeam Me” is followed by 3-time Grammy-winner Thom Yorke’s “Dawn Chorus” from this year’s nominated Anima. They make for a nice one-two punch! The playlist contains plenty more, including music from Anna Meredith, Ryuichi Sakamoto, and the gritty Sacramento folk singer Hannah Mayree who will also be appearing with Connery this month.

Enjoy the Apple Music playlist and if you have any questions or comments – you can hit me up!

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