Proposal for a soundtrack to a suicide #5

"And it shall be as when a hungry man dreameth, and, behold, he eateth; but he awaketh, and his soul is empty" (isaiah 29:8)

Departure Hymns:

Max Richter - on the nature of daylight
Brian McBride - overture (for other halfs)
Christian Wallumrod Ensemble - Eliasong
Oliver Messiaen - louange a l' eternite de Jesus
Henryk Gorecki - Symphony #3, II. Lento e largo - tranquillissimo

Death Muses:

Lhasa de Sela - de cara a la pared
Carla Kihlstedt - last resort
Trespassers William - I know
Devics - come up
The poppy family - beyond the clouds

Bonus Serotonin:

Matt Elliott - the mess we made
Low - Amazing grace
Perry Blake - this time it's goodbye
Brian Eno - by this river
...Bender - trouble is

Songs playing on the stereo when they found your body:

Pelican - untitled (from australasia album)
William Basinski - untitled 9 (from melancholia album)
Bill Frisell - under a golden sky
Sweek - iki
Alejandra & Aeron - learning from mistakes, good (not fun)

Song playing at the funeral:

New Baudeville Band - winchester cathedral

To the loving memory of Martha.
Also check: Proposal for a soundtrack to a suicide #8
Image by Antoni Tapies.


  • At 3:14 PM, March 14, 2006, Blogger Makrugaik said…

    Really really good tracks. Must look both ways when crossing the street...

  • At 4:19 PM, March 14, 2006, Anonymous akaRaff said…

    Moka...I envy your genius more every day. thanks for sharing your mind's music eye.


  • At 7:35 PM, March 14, 2006, Blogger Dane meets Simone said…

    Raff said it best. Amazing.

  • At 8:09 PM, March 14, 2006, Anonymous Melissa said…

    I'm speechless, this is one of the most amazing music collections I've seen on any mp3 blog. Thank you very much. Can I get some more info on ...bender and on Matt Elliott? I specially love the breakbeat part at 3:30 on the mess we made, didn't saw that coming.
    You've just won a die hard fan.

  • At 8:22 PM, March 14, 2006, Anonymous eastbam said…

    Tapies!!! good choice. I'm not that much of an art man but two years ago I went to see one of his expositions and I was instantly awestruck, there's an unexplainable (at least for me) power in his work. Have you found out yet what's the secret?
    Also surprised to see Pelican in here, do you have any of their albums? Really good stuff.

  • At 11:25 PM, March 14, 2006, Blogger QuarBy said…

    wow. great post, sicko.

  • At 1:53 AM, March 15, 2006, Blogger Le Bital said…

    Wow!! la 3a de Gorêcky es enorme bebe... la primera vez que me sente a escucharla, y con los ojos cerrados, pense que el mundo se caia sobra mi debil cabeza, la cual solo pedia mas... que buena seleccion de piezas, yo hubira incluido Requiem For Adam, de Terry Riley... y de Bill Frisell, blues dream...

    en serio, me has puesto a sonreir :)

    p.s. oye, moka, deberias pensar en ponerte un dominio propio. esta fue como la decima vez que trate de postear mi mensaje. bueno, saludos, besitos y demas :)

  • At 12:25 PM, March 15, 2006, Blogger Mary said…

    With Low and Perry Blake, uau!

  • At 12:44 PM, March 15, 2006, Blogger like a eagle said…

    absolutely killer mix, moka...you are incredible...

    have you heard "by this river" covered by Three Mile Pilot? it's one of my favorite songs ever....it may be better than the original...

  • At 3:01 PM, March 15, 2006, Blogger Moka said…

    :) thanks, I feel humbled at the comments you're giving me. Very glad you liked it.

    Like a eagle: no, i've never listened to the three mile pilot version, I'll look for it right away, thanks for the recommendation. When are you doing your own version of this "suicide list" you promised? I'm sure you have a great selection of melancholic tunes hidden somewhere in your library.

    Eastbam: I have the australasia album. Regarding Tapies, first of all, let me tell you how jealous I am at you for being able to see his actual work. Lucky bastard Tapies is one of my predilect spanish artists, I guess that the secret behind his work is the way he uses the old language of art and changes it into a new mystic language instead of focusing on being modern. I really don't know, I'm not an art critic :P, I agree with you, the art of tapies is very powerful and diverse.

    Melissa: ...bender is comprised of Geraldine Swayne, James Johnston and Steve Gullick. James Johnston is also a member of Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds.
    Concerning Matt Elliott, he was a the head behind Third Eye Foundation. The mess we made was his first solo debut and it was released mid 2003. The last work of third eye foundation gave a hint at the darkness that would characterize this debut. If you like it, try searching for that one too (I don't remember the name of that album right now...)

  • At 4:38 PM, March 15, 2006, Blogger Eric said…

    Such a great post. I learn so much every time I visit the Motel. Kudos to expanding my horizons every single day.

  • At 2:09 PM, March 16, 2006, Blogger Moka said…

    Thanks for your wonderful blog too eric :)

  • At 11:54 PM, March 16, 2006, Blogger Squashed said…

    wow, that messiaen is very shiny. Who plays it? I have a cheapy Deutsche gramaphone re-issue from 70's. I bought it second hand out of curiosity. It's not bad, but not impressive either.

    This one is really shiny.

  • At 7:30 PM, March 17, 2006, Blogger supergurg said…

    great list of songs, im just a tad unsure about the theme though...

  • At 8:46 PM, March 17, 2006, Blogger Squashed said…

    "supergurg said...
    great list of songs, im just a tad unsure about the theme though... "

    could be metaphorical (death is the mother of all beauty), could be just a simple device to hold list together, could be because it's interesting subject to explore from different angle...

    sometimes exploring the edges, the uncommons, can bring some insight.


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