Best Music to Read To
Posted 01 February 2010 - 07:22 PM
Posted 01 February 2010 - 07:33 PM
for some reason dj shadow comes to mind.
Posted 01 February 2010 - 08:13 PM
When reading shit for uni I'll usually be listening to some blues or some random instrumental hip hop (put together a big playlist the other day of loads of it in itunes, put it on shuffle).
I find jazz can either be really good or really bad when you're reading. Sometimes it can put you in the right frame of mind for it and then just sit in the background. Othertimes you'll end up listening to it and not paying any attention to the book you're holding.
Oddly I was listening to an old Prong record the other day. Didn't distract me at all.
Posted 01 February 2010 - 08:30 PM
Posted 01 February 2010 - 10:11 PM
dub - king tubby, prince jammy, scientist, augustus pablo
all great reading / studying music
Posted 02 February 2010 - 02:14 AM
Yesterdays New Quintet
Madlib Shades Of Blue
Posted 04 February 2010 - 12:17 PM
David Sylvian - Alchemy: An Index of Possibilities, Approaching Silence, Flux + Mutability, Plight and Premonition
Automaton - Jihad
Bill Laswell - Panthalassa (Miles Davis '69-'74)
Miles Davis - Kind of Blue, Sketches of Spain
John Coltrane - Giant Steps, My Favourite things etc.
Posted 04 February 2010 - 12:19 PM
...Othertimes you'll end up listening to it and not paying any attention to the book you're holding.
haha this always happens with me when i put on jazz. Or some real lyrical hip hop where i just end up getting distracted by the lyrics...
Posted 05 February 2010 - 01:12 AM
71 by Cluster
Stuff by Elaine Radigue
Fennesz, Gas, The Caretaker, Leyland Kirby, etc.
It's got to be ambient, Jazz is too cerebral for reading for me, it forces me to concentrate on the music.
Posted 05 February 2010 - 03:40 AM
I can recommend Zo though - good downbeat chilled background music for sure. Or something like Pete Rock - Surviving Elements. Dj Cam Quartet - Rebirth Of Cool. Nomak - Calm. Selected Nujabes tracks. SugoiSounds. Dilla's beat tapes... there is lots of good stuff now that I think of it.
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