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Grasping How to Reach

Being a collection of songs representing the most favourite of songs enjoyed in 2006 (not necessarily, but principally, being songs originating in 2006).

This disc sort of has a theme, but definitely has a flow. It starts off gentle, ramps up in intensity, gets rather forceful, eases off with a bit of dance-club frivolity, and then enters into a sweeping streak of cinematic epicosity where you get self-actualized and have suns exploding in your heart.

I also found that a lot of the songtitles seem to go together… having to do with time and loss and new beginnings. but that is almost purely coincidental. Also, in retrospect, this is not my most favourite of mixes at all, but all the songs are good!


  1. Shearwater – Nobody
  2. Califone – The Orchids
  3. Bonnie “Prince” Billy – Strange Form of Life
  4. Augie March – One Crowded Hour
  5. Baby Eagle – Some Things We Lose
  6. The Decemberists – Culling of the Fold
  7. Band of Horses – The Funeral
  8. TV on the Radio – Hours
  9. Killer Mike – That’s Life
  10. Saul Williams – Act III Scene 2 (Shakesphere)
  11. Herbert – Something Isn’t Right
  12. Busdriver – Sun Shower
  13. Junior Boys – In the Morning
  14. Alex Smoke – 6am
  15. Ali Farka Touré & Toumani Diabaté – Hawa Dolo
  16. Underworld and Gabriel Yared – Happy Toast
  17. Sofian Rouge – El Wahrania
  18. CunninLynguists – Nothing to Give
  19. Sunset Rubdown – Shut Up I Am Dreaming of Places Where Lovers Have Wings

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