Gray Days and Gold April 2021

Hello, friends. As a greater percentage of the populace is vaccinated, it’s time to cautiously consider emerging from hibernation and interacting with others in whatever manner you consensually see fit. Should you desire a little Euterpean accompaniment as over and over you flatten the clover, you’re in luck: Gray Days and Gold is back with another hour of the best music that April 2021 has to offer… as always, meeting (or exceeding) our ‘M4’ pledge: maximum melody, moderate melancholy.

You can listen to this episode via the embedded player just below in this post—if you don’t see it, try turning off your ad-blocker then reloading the page—or on the Mixcloud website, via the Mixcloud mobile app, on your Sonos system, etc.

There’s also a more barebones iteration of this episode’s playlist on Spotify (minus my commentary, as well as songs that are missing from their library).

If you like what you hear, please support the artists. (The next Bandcamp Friday occurs on May 7, btw.) You’ll find buy links to all the tracks in the bulleted list below.

Gray Days and Gold, April 2021

  1. Parler Bien, “Préambule” (2021) • BUY
  2. Olivier Rocabois, “My Wounds Started Healing” (2021) • BUY
  3. Pneumatic Tubes, “Palo Santo” (2021) • BUY
  4. Sun Collective, “Ogham Scars” (2021) • BUY
  5. Milder PS, “Diana” (2021) • BUY
  6. Sheep, Dog & Wolf, “Deep Crescents” (2021) • BUY
  7. Joseph Shabason, “The Fellowship” (2021) • BUY
  8. Fredo Viola, “Waiting for Seth” (2021) • BUY
  9. Ryley Walker, “Shiva with Dustpan” (2021) • BUY
  10. Eleni Era, “Deceived” (2021) • BUY
  11. José Mauro, “Rua Dois’” (1976) • BUY
  12. Wendy Martinez, “Les Vielles Filles en Fleur” (2021) • BUY
  13. Prefab Sprout, “Bearpark” (1988) • BUY

Appendix

Ogham

If you’d like to know more about ogham (as mentioned in this episode in regards to the Sun Collective track), this video provides a good introduction.


As always, thanks for listening. If you have questions, suggestions, etc. please feel free to contact me. And if you’d like to receive these posts via email, you can sign up for my newsletter here. Take care.

[Artwork: Arnold Böcklin, Spring (1862)]

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