Massive Attack - Butterfly Caught
Butterflies have frozen to death already but these humming beats are the best soundtrack for watching the ground being covered in freshly fallen snow.
Trollfest - Verboten Kjærleik
Gotta continue with the insect theme for this song. Call me an over-emotional sissy if you will but I'm full of feels listening to this song about the forbidden love between a troll (Brumblebassen, the beekeeper troll) and a queen bee.
Brumblebassen was full of love for the queen bee, and thought she was too, but no - she turned out to be a bitch who wanted to just lay there in her nest, eating and making bee babies.. Not bee/troll babies.. And Brumblebassen nearly cried himself to death. Just LISTEN to him cry.
Ulver - EOS
"The sun is far away -- under the moon the wolves gather." The moon was bright and shining until last night. Ulver keeps shining though. This is pretty much perfection. Kristoffer Rygg's voice is like warm cup of tea and vodka in the cold evening.
Tricky - Overcome
I've overlistened the shit out of Overcome, but whenever I delete it from my playlist, I end up adding it again after a couple of days. It's an addiction that I can't overcome. (...;D ) I keep wondering how Ms Martine can sound so soft while having to pronounce all those words.
Madrugada - The Nightly Disease Part I
Moving into the only-good-when-you're-alone-and-miserable part of the list. "I will not stand away from the window / For I am the night's loyal police." I always wanted to change the "police" into "prince".. Night's loyal prince..!
Supertip: this Prince Charming (Sivert Høyem) whose voice is like honey, is also singing on Satyricon's new album.
Ulver - Capitel III: Graablick blev hun vaer
This is and is not the same Ulver as above. The band's first album Bergtatt from 1995 is about as Nordic and Norwegian as you can get, in regards music. Somehow so extremely natural and authentic. I see no mountains from my window anymore but at least with this album I can be bergtatt (taken by the mountains) for a while.
Sólstafir - Pale Rider
The Pale Rider confronts death with no fear because he doesn't give a fuck anymore. "One of us shall surely die tonight / I don't care, no I just don't care." Addi's voice does always sound like he doesn't care, one of the reasons why I like it.
It's good not to give a fuck sometimes. Everyone should learn that. I'm pretty good at that. I can relate to being a pale rider too: I don't have much sun tan left on my face anymore so I must look rather pale when I'm riding my majestic bicycle in the night..
Neurosis - The Eye of Every Storm
Neurosis is very hard to listen to. Because when you do, it swallows you in completely. It can be comforting, but it can also be devastating, or devastatingly comforting. I love this album and I almost don't want to ruin it by listening to it too much. I have their latest album (Honor in Decay, 2012) waiting for me, for when I'm ready to face it.
Just wait for it to hit you at 4:50. Whatever happens, it's ok.
David Lynch & Lykke Li - I'm Waiting Here
Let's finish off with something that'll leave us a bit more hopeful. I'm relating this soft beat again to the falling snow, regardless of that hot and sunny desert highway that we're (palely) riding in the video. I didn't know David Lynch made music, until I came across this. Skillfully crafted into perfection.