1. Spring / Sun / Winter / Dread by Everything Everything [silly grown-up-melancholy indie]
Spring, sun, winter, dread
I don’t want to get older
(No way, no way)
2. Plein Soleil by World’s End Girlfriend [cinematic post rock]
Sounds like: Japanese post rock somewhere between Pan’s Labyrinth and Final Fantasy X
3. Amused by Hunger
I keep listening to the excellent soundtrack of netflix’s “13 Reasons Why”. The series really touched me and I love the way the soundtrack transports me back to all the intense emotions of being a teen.
4. Caves by Haux [indie/electronic duet on waves of forlorn melancholia]
Take your last supply
To leave this home behind
(Leave it all behind)
5. Kodama by Alcest [post-black / shoegaze metal]
I absolutely love this piece (the chorus around 4:10! I can hardly believe it!). After Alcest’s last album, the absolutely ethereal dreamy Shelter, I really appreciate their return to a more post-black metal sound; especially the alternation between singer Neige’s mellow floating voice and his harsher vocals, for instance on Eclosion. Especially during the past few weeks of preparing a presentation on my master’s thesis project, Alcest’s music has helped me through some intense negative feelings, turning rather undirected anger into energy.