David Byrne Shares December “Abstract Pop” Playlist

is a known master curator and has been regularly releasing mixes on his website for us all to enjoy. This month’s new playlist focuses on his love of abstract pop , stuff that definitely doesn’t strike everyone’s fancy but requires a regular revisiting.

Here’s a playlist and a proposition- is coming apart at the seams, shattering into shards, fragmenting like a distorting mirror or some kind of cubist abstract painting? Hate to spot a trend that doesn’t exist, or that only I perceive, but listen to these songs! See if you don’t think we’re in time of deconstruction- erratic beats (hardly for dancing) disruptive sounds and as landscape more than groove.

He leans into the concept here a bit in introducing artists like , , , , Björk, and more…

This is radical- some of it is even popular, despite how radical it is. Is this how we feel ? Does this music mirror the world we in?

Here’s the full tracklist. Check it out here.

– Chimes
– Water
– messy
– Jelmore
– thirst
SebastiAn – Movement
Björk – Arisen My Senses (feat. )
– Vanity
– Django’s Tiger (2000 Remastered Version)
– Faceshopping
Kitaro – Last Phone Call

Written by Justin Ward

Ad Ops Nerd. Living that San Diego life. Chicago born and raised.

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