In the writer Deborah Levy’s latest book non-fiction book ’The Cost of Living’ (try her novels ‘Swimming Home’ and ‘Hot Milk’ to start), she describes two moths landing on two photographs stuck to the refrigerator. One of them is of sculptor Barbara Hepworth, aged 60 and shaping wood. The other is 90 year old Louise Bourgeois holding an iron carving tool. I was drawn to the quote of Bourgeois’ that Levy pulls out; that she makes art because her emotions are bigger than herself. The section gives way to a beautiful meditation on the relationship between ideas and grief and finding beauty in uncertain times.
Music does something in uncertain times to make things better and these songs—while on no theme—have emotions, lyrics, ideas, visuals that will jump out.
By Sian Rowe.
1. Sudan Archives – Nont For Sale
2. Kelsey Lu – Shades Of Blue
3. DJ Koze – Pick Up
4. Arctic Monkeys – Science Fiction
5. Childish Gambino – This Is America
6. The Internet – Roll (Burbank Funk)
7. Grouper – Driving
8. Kamasi Washington – Fists of Fury
9. Tirzah – Gladly
10.Janelle Monae, Grimes – Pynk
11.Melody’s Echo Chamber – Breathe In, Breathe Out
12. Jay Prince – In The Morning
13. Jungle – House In LA
14. CKTRL – Interlude
15. Drake – Nice For What
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