Lina Tullgren: What Are You Listening To?
Twenty-three-year-old musician Lina Tullgren is out with her debut album, Won (Captured Tracks), a languid affair meant to evoke “home.” To herald its release, Tullgren made us a playlist featuring tracks that have been in her head lately.
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Scott Walker, “It’s Raining Today”
Scott Walker, the maestro. One of the most inspirational figures for me. I am consistently in awe of how he crafts narratives, continues to push open some strange envelope and how he uses dissonance. For a long time, I thought my favorite record was Scott, but I’m really coming around to Scott 3 these days .
Travnicek Quartet, “String Quartet in F Major: I. Allegro moderato – Très doux”
Maybe my favorite piece of music ever. It has brought me to tears countless times. There was a period I’d listen to it every morning before getting out of bed.
Lily Konigsberg, “Good Time”
I haven’t been particularly excited about modern music lately, but I was amazed by this split that was released by Lily Konigsberg and Andrea Schiavelli. A most glorious record of beautiful pop songs! I have listened to it 17,000 times.
Ennio Morricone, “Croce d’Amore”
It’s nearly impossible to choose a favorite from Metti una Cera a Sena, seeing as it is a perfect soundtrack. The movement of this particular song is astounding: how it swells and then shrinks back again and doesn’t truly resolve.
Gilberto Gil, “Aqui e Agora”
I like to listen to this song when I get home at the end of a long day or night. Just beautiful.
Naomi Punk, “Gotham Brake”
Naomi Punk is probably making some of the most important music right now. Their most recent release, Yellow, is a masterpiece. Searching endlessly for my angel wings.
Lalo Schifrin, “Scorpio’s View”
I had a dream the other morning where I was having a panic attack in a small room with four other people in the room. Somebody handed me a handwritten letter that was essentially a list reminding me of all the exciting things that are imminent in my life at this moment and it was signed, ‘With love, your friend Lalo.’ Who can introduce me? I am trying to make this dream a reality.
Frank Zappa, “Penguin in Bondage”
This is the first Frank Zappa song I heard and it’s really stuck with me. Roxy and Elsewhere is an amazing record and this song is just… so fun. Like you are on a rollercoaster and you’re naked.
Luzzasco Luzzaschi, “T’Amo Mia Vita”
Luzzaschi has been a fairly recent offshoot of my current obsession with choral music. Are you crying yet?
Anna Domino, “Everyday, I Don’t”
Melancholy, simplicity, a great song to listen to on a loop in your headphones as you walk home.
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