I know it’s a fairly obvious thing to do but taking stock of what has just been when it comes to music is often a great deal of fun. And anyway given that Threadwork isn’t a new music arms race, having an excuse to pull together a load of exquisite pieces of music from the year that is rapidly coming to an end (2018) is, I think, a perfectly legit thing to do. These are, after all, incredible pieces of music in their own right and would definitely have made it into episodes at one point - so why not now without the tyranny of a theme to fit into? Nobody loses here!
When I look back at what made it into the shortlist and the actual episode and start to think about what this might mean from a thread perspective, the results are a little interesting (to me). I go into this in the spoken intro of the podcast and given that you’re unlikely to be just reading this instead of actually listening then I won’t repeat myself here. Suffice to say that there are large swathes of this episode that would benefit from you having time to sit and relax whilst listening. The use of a good pair of headphones would assist greatly too because some of the music is wonderfully nuanced and a different experience is available to you in that context. It doesn’t really matter if you can’t do that though - listening at all is simply fine and very much appreciated.
All that’s really left to say is that I hope you enjoy this, the 19th instalment of Threadwork, the first of two episodes looking back at 2018. It’s the penultimate episode of the year so I’ll see you in a fortnight for the second part and the final Threadwork of 2018. Hasn’t time flown?
Tracklisting w/ links to purchase, if I can find them (these are directly related to the artists where possible but not always). Also, I take no responsibility for the links. Just trying to help…
Lucinda Chua - Somebody Who [Self Released] (2018) https://lucindachua.lnk.to/somebodywho
Seahawks - Rest In Peace (Yamaneko's Momento Mori Version) [Ocean Moon] (2018) https://www.junodownload.com/products/seahawks-rest-in-peace/3782284-02/
Erland Cooper- Simmer Dim [Phases] (2018) https://www.junodownload.com/products/erland-cooper-nightflight/3916799-02/
Linkwood - Solar Panel [Firecracker Recordings] (2018) https://firecrackerrecordings.bandcamp.com/album/firec026-fresh-gildans-2
Moses Boyd - The Balance [Brownswood Recordings] (2018) https://weouthere.bandcamp.com/track/the-balance
Paul McCartney - Opening Station taken from Egypt Station [Capitol] (2018) https://www.7digital.com/artist/paul-mccartney/release/egypt-station-8343691
Father John Misty - Mr. Tillman taken from God’s Favorite Customer [Sub Pop] (2018) https://megamart.subpop.com/releases/father_john_misty/mr_tillman
BC Camplight – Deportation Blues taken from Deportation Blues [Bella Union] (2018) https://www.7digital.com/artist/bc-camplight/release/deportation-blues-explicit-8309064?f=20%2C19%2C12%2C16%2C17%2C9%2C2
Haley Heynderickxs - Oom Sha La La taken from I Need To Start A Garden [Mama Bird Recording Co.] (2018) https://tunes.mamabirdrecordingco.com/album/i-need-to-start-a-garden
Soccer Mommy - Cool taken from Clean [Fat Possum] (2018) https://sopharela.bandcamp.com/track/cool
Daedelus - Stretched Taut taken from Taut [Astrollage] (2018) https://magicalproperties.bandcamp.com/track/stretched-taut
Lucrecia Dalt - Atmospheres Touch taken from Anticlines [Rvng Intl.] (2018) https://lucreciadalt.bandcamp.com/track/atmospheres-touch
Bruce – Aeon taken from Sonder Somatic [Hessle Audio] (2018) https://wordsofbruce.bandcamp.com/album/sonder-somatic
Matty – Déjà vu taken from Déjà vu [AWAL] (2018) https://www.junodownload.com/products/matty-deja-vu/3785916-02/
Spotify episode playlist: https://open.spotify.com/user/rosscale/playlist/35WpC75hFVxJFiO4zR2gJq?si=U1xnJEFqQRyLwGMglBOBYQ
Threadwork is presented by Ross Cale.
Huge thanks to Bod for production support.
Huge thanks to Bettina Langlois for the Threadwork soft sculptures. Check out some of her other work here: https://www.instagram.com/bettenoire93/